Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Berkala Kesehatan (JBK) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, publishing original papers, reviews and briefs on all aspects of public health science, philosophy and practice including community service.

Jurnal Berkala Kesehatan contains articles related to research and community service which include:

Environmental health
Occupational Health and Safety
Public Health Nutrition
Reproductive Health
Health Policy and Administration, and
ealth promotion

Journals can be a reference by health practitioners, teachers, students, and people who are interested in health issues.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The study or author is anonymous.

  •  The author's anonymity prevents the study's bias, e.g., based on the author's home country or previous controversial work.
  • Articles written by prestigious or reputed authors are considered based on the contents of their papers, not of their reputations.
  • Reviewers can often identify writers through their writing style, subject matter, or self-citation.

For journals that use a single-blind peer review, the identities of the reviewers and writers are hidden from each other throughout the review.  To facilitate this, the authors must ensure that their manuscript is set up in such a way that they do not reveal their identity to the reviewer, either directly or indirectly.

 Therefore make sure that the following items are in your post and are provided as separate files:

 1. Title page

The title page will remain separate from the script during the peer review process and will not be sent to the reviewers. This should include:

  • Manuscript title
  • All author and affiliated names
  • The full address of the author, including the e-mail address
  • Acknowledgments
  • Statement of conflicts of interest

2. anonymized Manuscripts

Please remove the identifiable information, such as the author or affiliate name of your script before submission.

In addition to deleting names and affiliates under the heading in the script, other steps need to be taken to ensure the script is properly prepared for the single-blind peer review. The key points to consider are:

  • Make sure the numbers and tables do not contain references to affiliate authors.
  • Excluding thanks and reference to the source of funding. Use the title page, which is not sent to the reviewer, to specify this and to state the potential conflicts of interest to the Editor.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Berkala Kesehatan is scheduled for publication in May and November (2 issue a year).  The first publication is vol. 1 No. 1 November 2015. Available online version from vol. 2 No. 1 November 2016.



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.



The signed below:


Article title:

No. Hp:

Email Address:

Office Address:

States that:

  1. The author is responsible for the publication of the attached article. 
  2. The author has approved the article for publication according to the health periodic journal format. 
  3. Articles have never been published in other journals/mediums, and during the proceedings in the periodical Health Journal will not be lifted/transferred to other journals/mediums. 
  4. The article has been submitted for the knowledge and permission of the agencies/institutions in transit. 
  5. It is not a result of plagiarism and does not contain plagiarism. 

Thus, the declaration letter of Inin will be answered and used as appropriate.


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Author 1/2/3/4/...

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Publication Ethic

Jurnal Berkala Kesehatan (JBK) using guidelines issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (Commission of Publication Ethics / COPE). JBK requires that all articles involving human subjects to respect the principles of research ethics as stated in the Declaration of Helsinki. As for research involving animals as subjects are also required to comply with the International Principles for Biomedical Research issued by the International Council of Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS). Ethical publication should be clear in order to improve the quality of research. JBK COPE adjust to meet the ethical standards both for publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers.

Here are the ethical standards for editors, authors, and reviewers.


  1. Editors should be responsible for every article published in JBK.
  2. Editors should help authors to follow the Guidelines for author.
  3. Editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision.
  4. An editor has to evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication, judging each on its quality without looking to nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. Editors should decline the assignment when there is a potential for conflict of interest.
  5. Editors need to ensure the document sent to the reviewers does not contain the information of the author, vice versa.
  6. Editors’ decision should be informed to authors accompanied by reviewers’ comments unless they contain offensive or libellous remarks.
  7. Editors should respect requests from authors that an individual should not review the submission if these are well reasoned and practicable.
  8. Editors and all staffs should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  9. Editors will be guided by the COPE flowcharts if there is a suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.


  1. Reviewers commented on the possibility of errors in ethical research and publications.
  2. Reviewers should do the job on time and notify the Editor if they can not finish the job.
  3. Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  4. Reviewers should not be receiving and reviewing the manuscript if there is a potential conflict of interest between them and the authors.


  1. The author ensures that the material to be published have not been published and sent to another place simultanously
  2. Authors must ensure the authenticity of their research and they have cited the others opinion correctly in accordance with the reference format.
  3. The author is not involved in plagiarism.
  4. Authors must follow the criteria described in the guideline writing to the author of JBK.
  5. Authors are not advised to publish any personal information that may make the patient recognizable identity in the form of the description section, photograph or genealogy. When photographs of patients is very important and indispensable as scientific information, the authors have received approval in written form and has clearly stated it.
  6. In the case of experiments on humans, the authors state that the study was in accordance with the ethical standards of the Helsinki declaration, which leads the human experiment. If there are doubts raised whether the study took place in accordance with the declaration, the author should explain it. In the case of experiments on animals, the author has certified that the author has followed the guidelines and abroad with regard to animal experiments in the laboratory.
  7. Authors must submit the data and details to the editor, if suspected falsification or fabrication of data.
  8. The authors should explain everything that can give rise to a conflict of interest such as employment, research costs, consulting fees, and intellectual property on guidelines for JBK writers


Editors of the JBK Editors treat the submitted manuscript and all communication with authors and referees as confidential. Authors must also treat communication with the journal as confidential. Correspondence with the journal, reviewers' reports and other confidential material must not be posted on any website or otherwise publicized without prior permission from the editors, whether or not the submission is eventually published.


Copyrights of all materials published in JBK are held exclusively by the Journal and the respective author/s. Any reproduction of material from the Journal without proper acknowledgement or prior permission will result in the infringement of intellectual property laws. Written acceptance of the journal publishing agreement  is required before the article can be published. 



The manuscript submitted to this journal will be filtered for plagiarism using Turnitin.



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