Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

the Aims of this journal is to provide a venue for academicians, researvhers and practitioners for publishing the original research articles or review articles. the scope of the articles published in this journal deal with a broad range of topics, including :

  1. Epidemiology
  2. Health Education and Promotion
  3. Environmental Health
  4. Occupational Health and Safety
  5. Health Administration and Policy
  6. Biostatistics
  7. Reproductive Health
  8. Hospital Management
  9. Nutrition Science
  10. Health Information System


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be subject to editorial review and double blind peer reviews. The Journal editor does not reveal the reviewers credentials to the authors and vice-versa. So both parties are not aware of each other's identity. All indicators of identity such as names, affiliations, etc are removed.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
Based on the reviewers comments, the editors will then accept or reject the papers with the following conditions: (1) Accept and publish, with or without editorial revisions, (2) Invite the authors to revise their manuscript and address specific concerns, (3) Reject the article outright, typically on grounds of lack of originality, insufficient conceptual advancements or major technical and/or interpretational problems. Any changes made to the original manuscript will be clearly stated for the authors to review.

The authors should carefully examine sentence structure, the completeness and accuracy of the text, references, tables, and graphic contents of the revised manuscript. The Editor-in-Chief will have the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of manuscripts. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit articles on all aspects of style, format, and clarity. Manuscripts with excessive errors in any aspect, i.e. spelling or punctuation, will be returned to authors for revision before resubmission or may be rejected entirely.


Publication Frequency

January and July : For the issue after April  2022 Journal Health & Science : Gorontalo Journal Health and Science Community will be published every 3 months (January, April, July and October


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Journal Health and Sciences welcomes article submissions and does not charge Article Processing Charges (APCs) and Article Publication Fee (Free). Readers can read and download any full-text articles free of charge. For Libraries/Individual, can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge.


Author Fees

Article Submission: 
0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication/Article Processing Charges (APCs):

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.
Payments includes:
      - Printing Costs (1 Copies)
      - Proofreading Costs
      - DOI
      - Plagiarism Checker Result



Mailing Address Ruang Sekretariat Bersama Journal Health and Sciences, Lt. 1 Gedung Kesehatan Fakulltas Olahraga dan Kesehatan Universitas Negeri Gorontalo Jl. Sudirman No.06 Kota Gorontalo Email: artikelkesmas@gmail.com Principal Contact Irwan Prodi Kesehatan Masyarakat Fakultas Olahraga dan Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Negeri Gorontalo Telp: +6281340091072


Screening Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Journal Health and Sciences Editorial Team using Plagiarism Checker X version 6.0.6. Before the paper will be review by the reviewer, the editorial will check the level of percentage of plagiarism, if the plagiarism checker detects the similarity more than 15%, than the author must be revised the article. And also, after the paper was finally checked by the reviewer, then the final process is checking the similarity content of the papers before published the papers.


Publication Ethics

Journal Health & Science : Gorontalo Journal Health and Science Community is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Department of Public Health, Universitas Negeri Gorontalo. This journal is available in print and online and highly respects the publication ethic and avoids any type of plagiarism. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor in chief, the editorial board, the peer-reviewers­­­­­ and the publisher (Department of Public Health, Universitas Negeri Gorontalo). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. General duties and responsibilities of Editors Editors should be responsible for everything published in their journals. They should: • strive to meet the needs of readers and authors; • constantly improve the journal; • ensure the quality of the material they publish; • champion freedom of expression; • maintain the integrity of the academic record; • preclude business needs from compromising intellectual standards; • always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. Relations with readers Readers should be informed about who has funded research and on the role of the funders in the research Relations with authors Editors should take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material they publish, recognising that journals and sections within journals will have different aims and standards. Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based only on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the study’s relevance to the remit of the journal. A description of peer review processes should be published, and Editors should be ready to justify any important deviation from the described processes. Journals should have a declared mechanism for authors to appeal against Editorial decisions. Editors should publish guidance to authors on everything that is expected of them. This guidance should be regularly updated and should refer or link to this code. Editors should not reverse decisions to accept submissions unless serious problems are identified with the submission. New Editors should not overturn decisions to publish submissions made by the previous Editor unless serious problems are identified. Relations with reviewers Editors should publish guidance to reviewers on everything that is expected of them. This guidance should be regularly updated and should refer or link to this code. Editors should have systems to ensure that peer reviewers’ identities are protected — unless they have an open review system that is declared to authors and reviewers. The peer-review process Editors should have systems to ensure that material submitted to their journal remains confidential while under review. Complaints Editors should follow the procedure set out in the COPE flowchart. Editors should respond promptly to complaints and should ensure there is a way for dissatisfied complainants to take complaints further. This mechanism should be made clear in the journal and should include information on how to refer unresolved matters to COPE. Encouraging debate Cogent criticisms of published work should be published unless Editors have convincing reasons why they cannot be. Authors of criticised material should be given the opportunity to respond. Studies that challenge previous work published in the journal should be given an especially sympathetic hearing. Studies reporting negative results should not be excluded. Encouraging academic integrity Editors should ensure that research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines. Editors should seek assurances that all research has been approved by an appropriate body (e.g. research ethics committee, institutional review board). However, Editors should recognise that such approval does not guarantee that the research is ethical. Protecting individual data Editors should protect the confidentiality of individual information (e.g. that obtained through the doctor–patient relationship). It is therefore almost always necessary to obtain written informed consent from patients described in case reports and for photographs of patients. It may be possible to publish without explicit consent if the report is important to public health (or is in some other way important); consent would be unusually burdensome to obtain; and a reasonable individual would be unlikely to object to publication (all three conditions must be met). Pursuing misconduct Editors have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers. Editors should not simply reject papers that raise concerns about possible misconduct. They are ethically obliged to pursue alleged cases. Editors should first seek a response from those accused. If they are not satisfied with the response, they should ask the relevant employers or some appropriate body (perhaps a regulatory body) to investigate. Editors should follow the COPE flowcharts where applicable (link to flowcharts). Editors should make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a proper investigation is conducted; if this does not happen, Editors should make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem. This is an onerous but important duty. Ensuring the integrity of the academic record Whenever it is recognised that a significant inaccuracy, misleading statement or distorted report has been published, it must be corrected promptly and with due prominence. If, after an appropriate investigation, an item proves to be fraudulent, it should be retracted. The retraction should be clearly identifiable to readers and indexing systems. Relations with journal owners and publishers. The relationship of Editors to publishers and owners is often complex but should in each case be based firmly on the principle of Editorial independence. Notwithstanding the economic and political realities of their journals, Editors should make decisions on which articles to publish based on quality and suitability for readers rather than for immediate financial or political gain. Commercial considerations Editors should have declared policies on advertising in relation to the content of the journal and on processes for publishing supplements. Misleading advertisements must be refused, and Editors must be willing to publish criticisms, according to the same criteria used for material in the rest of the journal. Reprints should be published as they appear in the journal unless a correction is to be added. Conflict of interest Editors should have systems for managing their own conflicts of interest as well as those of their staff, authors, reviewers and Editorial board members • A complaint may be referred to COPE by an author, reader, reviewer, Editor or publisher. Cases may only be referred if the Editor/journal in question is a member of COPE. • In the first instance complaints against an Editor should be made directly to him or her in writing. If the complaint is not resolved satisfactorily, it should be passed to the Editor’s overseeing body or ombudsman where one exists. Only complaints that have been through the journal’s complaint’s procedure can be referred to COPE. In referring a complaint to COPE, all relevant correspondence should be enclosed. • COPE will accept referrals made within six months of the journal completing its own complaints procedure. COPE may consider cases outside this time period in exceptional circumstances. • COPE will not consider complaints about the substance (rather than the process) of Editorial decisions, or criticisms about Editorial content. • COPE will not consider referrals that relate to incidents that occurred before the publication of this code. When a complaint is referred to COPE: 1. The referrer submits a complaint to the Administrator. 2. The COPE Administrator confirms that the complaint is: a. against a member of COPE b. within the remit of the Code c. unresolved after passing properly through the journal’s complaints procedure d. relating to an incident that occurred after this code came into force (1 January 2005) 3. The referrer is asked to provide evidence, with all relevant supporting documents including correspondence relating to the hearing of the complaint by the journal, in confidence to the Chair of COPE. 4. The Chair of COPE informs the Editor of the journal in question that the complaint has been referred to COPE. 5. A number of potential scenarios may occur: a. The Editor refuses to cooperate, in which case, the Chair of COPE informs the referrer and the owner of the journal. b. The Editor replies stating his/her case: i. The Chair of COPE, with one other nominated Council member, decides that the journal has dealt with the complaint satisfactorily and advises the referrer and Editor accordingly. ii. The Chair of COPE, with one other nominated Council member, decides that there is a need for further investigation, advises the referrer and Editor accordingly, and reports this to an appropriately constituted sub committee of the COPE Council. 6. The sub-committee considering the complaint will consist of at least the Chair and three other members of COPE Council. Two of the members must not be Editors. None of the sub-committee members should belong to the same publishing group as the Editor in question. 7. If the Chair belongs to the same publishing group as the Editor in question, s/he will appoint an appropriate deputy to oversee the proceedings. 8. When the case comes to the sub-committee, the sub-committee either: a. dismisses it, and the referrer and Editor are so advised and given reasons b. reaches the view that a breach of the code has taken place. When the sub-committee is of the view that a breach of the code has taken place it presents a report to the COPE Council explaining the nature of the breach and recommending a course of action. 9. The COPE Council considers the report and may modify the recommendations. The Council informs the referrer, the Editor and the owner of its final recommendations. These recommendations may include: a. that the Editor apologise to the original complainant; b. that the Editor publish a statement from COPE in his/her journal; c. that the journal improve its processes; d. that the Editor resigns from COPE membership for a period of time; or e. any other action which the COPE Council feels is appropriate given the circumstances of the case. Appeals procedure Appeals against a COPE recommendation may be made to COPE’s ombudsperson, contact details for whom will be provided on request.