Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Health Management (JMK) by STIKES (Institute of Health Science) Yayasan RS.Dr.Soetomo accepts articles covering the following scientific fields:

  1. Hospital Administration
  2. Medical Records and Health Information
  3. Public Health

Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Manajemen Kesehatan Yayasan RS.Dr.Soetomo

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Articles regarding case report

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Journal of Health Management STIKES Yayasan RS.Dr.Soetomo applies the double-blind review policy, with the identities of both author(s) and examiner(s) remain confidential until the manuscript is accepted for further editing and publication.

Each submitted manuscript is evaluated by the following basis:

  1. The authenticity of contribution to the field of scientific publishing;
  2. The use of theories and methodologies relevant to the topic;
  3. Coherence of the analysis;
  4. The ability to communicate with readers (grammar and style)
  5. The time span for manuscript screening and evaluation is four to six months from the accepted date. Based on the examiner's recommendation, the Editorial Board of the Journal of Health Management STIKES Yayasan RS Dr. Soetomo has the right to decide the status of the article (whether it is accepted or not). Articles submitted to the Journal of Health Management STIKES Yayasan RS Dr. Soetomo are allowed to use English or Indonesian. However, abstracts must be in English.
  6. Each submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two reviewers or mitra bestari (peer reviewer). 

Publication Frequency

Journal of Health Management STIKES Yayasan RS.Dr.Soetomo is published twice a year: April and October.

Open Access Policy

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

By "open access" to this literature, we mean it to be free, available to the public internet, enabling any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of the articles, crawl them for indexing, forward them as data to the software, or use it for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those integral to gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint is on its reproduction and distribution, and the role for copyright in this domain is solely to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.


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...

Publication Ethics Statement

Publication Ethics

Journal of Health Management (JMK) STIKES Yayasan Rs.Dr.Soetomo applies the guidelines issued by the Publication Ethics Committee (Commission on Publication Ethics / COPE). JMK requires all articles involving human subjects to respect the research ethical principles as enshrined in the Declaration of Helsinki. Publication ethics must be clear in order to improve the quality of the research. JMK COPE adapts itself to meet the ethical standards for publishers, editors, writers and reviewers.

The following are the ethical standards for editors, writers, and reviewers.


  • Editors must be responsible for every article published in JMK.
  • Editors must assist authors to follow the Guidelines for writers.
  • Editors are allowed to communicate with other editors and reviewers in making the final decision.
  • An editor must evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication, assessing the quality of each article regardless of the nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. Editors must decline any assignments with a potential conflict of interest.
  • Editors need to ensure that the documents sent to the reviewers contain no author information, and vice versa.
  • The editor's decision must be informed to the author along with the reviewer's comments unless it contains offensive or defamatory remarks.
  • Editors must respect the requests from authors regarding individuals that should not review their submissions, if the reasons are reasonable and practical.
  • Editors and all staff must ensure the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts.
  • Editors will be guided by the COPE flowchart for any misconduct or disputed authorship.


  • Reviewers give comments on possible errors in the research and publication ethics.
  • Reviewers must complete their work on time and notify Editors if they are unable to complete their work.
  • Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the manuscripts.
  • Reviewers may not accept and review manuscripts if there is a potential conflict of interest between them and the author.


  • Authors ensure that the material submitted has not been published and sent to other places simultaneously
  • Authors must ensure the authenticity of their research and have a proper citation of other people's opinions according to the reference format.
  • Authors are not involved in any act of plagiarism.
  • Authors must follow the criteria described in the JMK’s author guidelines.
  • Authors are not advised to publish any personal information of the patient's identity in the form of a description section, photo or genealogy. If the patient's photo is essential and indispensable as scientific information, the author has obtained written consent and stated it clearly.
  • For human experiments, the authors state that the study complies with the ethical standards of the Declaration of Helsinki, the leads of human experiments. If any doubt is raised regarding the compliance to the declaration, then the author should provide the explanation needed. For animal experiments, the authors must confirm that they have followed both domestic and foreign guidelines regarding animal experiments in the laboratory.
  • Authors must submit data and details to the editor if any falsification or fabrication of data suspected.
  • Authors must explain anything that may create a conflict of interest such as employment, research fees, consulting fees, and intellectual property for guidance to JMK authors.

Editor's Confidentiality

JMK editors treat the submitted manuscripts and all communications with authors and referees as confidential. Authors also should make any communications with the journal (JMK) as confidential. Correspondence with JMK, review reports and other confidential material must not be posted on any websites or published without the permission of the editor, whether the submission is later published or not.


The copyright of all material published on JMK is maintained by the Journal and its respective authors. Any reproduction of material from the Journal without prior acknowledgment or permission will result in a violation of intellectual property laws. Written acceptance of the journal publishing agreement is required before the article can be published.


Authors that may have any complaints regarding their interactions with JMK should send an e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief to journal@stikes-yrsds.ac.id.

Screening for Plagiarism Policy

To ensure the authenticity of the article, Journal of Health Management STIKES Yayasan RS.Dr.Soetomo uses various available tools. The most commonly used tools are the google search engine or through www.ithencate.com. Plagiarism checking is conducted in the process of screening the submitted manuscripts and then must be meeting the minimum similarity requirement, which is below 30%.

Author and Editing fee Policy

Journal of Health Management STIKES Yayasan RS.Dr.Soetomo applies NO charge or fee for the submission, article processing (APC), and the publication of selected manuscripts. All published manuscripts will be freely available for both viewing and downloading from the journal portal.

Plagiarism Policy

  • Any acts of plagiarism are not allowed.
  • Authors should ensure that they have written a completely original work and used the work and/or words of others with a proper citation or quotation.
  • An author should not generally publish a manuscript describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Work process

The editorial team checks manuscripts offline and online manually (checks for proper citations and quotations);

  1. The editorial team checks the manuscript using Crossover Similarity Check, iThenticate, and etc.

We use C.O.P.E. flowchart to examine plagiarism acts. (link)

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review fees.


Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Published Articles (Regular): 750,000.00 (IDR)

Other Fee Or Fast-Track Review (Optional): 1,250,000 (IDR)

With the payment of this fee, reviews, editorial decisions, and author notification regarding the submitted manuscript are guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Crossmark Policy

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