Focus and Scope

Journal of IHPA (Indonesian Health Policy and Administration) is a scientific journal which presents original articles on knowledge and information of research about the latest delevopment in the field of health, especially related to the issue of health policy and administration. This journal is published by Department of Health Administration and Policy, faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia and IAKMI. The articles or manuscript contained in the journal of IHPA includes the realm of research, case study, or conceptual.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be subject to editorial review and double blind peer reviews. Papers that do not meet the criteria for inclusion or are otherwise inappropriate will be rejected without external review. Manuscripts judged to be appropriate for inclusion in the Journal of Indonesian Health Policy and Administration are sent for formal review. Typically two experts review each paper, however they may be subjected to more advanced scrutiny if more specialised advice is needed in regards to statistics or techniques. 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.


The Journal of Indonesian Health Policy and Administration welcomes recommendations from reviewers regarding edits to prospective manuscripts, however in the event of conflicting advice from reviewers, the editors will make a final decision on the course of action. Editors will evaluate the reports from each reviewer, relevant comments made by the authors, and any other information that may not be available to either party before reaching a decision. The Journal of Indonesian Health Policy and Administration primary responsibilities are to our readers and the scientific community at large, and in deciding how best to serve them we must assess the validity and reliability of each paper against the many others also under consideration. We may return to reviewers for further advice, particularly in cases where they disagree with each other, or where the authors believe they have been misunderstood on certain points. Therefore reviewers should be willing to provide follow-up advice when requested. Editors are aware that reviewers may be reluctant to be drawn into prolonged disputes and will keep consultations to the minimum we judge necessary to provide a fair hearing for the authors. When reviewers agree to assess a paper, the editors consider this as a commitment to review subsequent revisions if necessary and the editors will not resubmit a paper back to the reviewers if it appears that the authors have not made a serious attempt to address the initial concerns. The Journal of Indonesian Health Policy and Administration take reviewers' feedback and criticisms seriously, in particular editors are very reluctant to disregard technical criticisms. In cases where one reviewer alone opposes publication, editors may consult the other reviewers as to whether he or she is applying an unduly critical standard. Editors may occasionally bring in additional reviewers to resolve disputes however we prefer to avoid doing so unless there is a specific issue, for example a specialist technical problem.

 

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.

 

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Journal of IHPA

In dealing with cases in research and publication, Journal of IHPA uses guidelines issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (Commission of Publication Ethics/COPE) in all aspects of publication ethics, in particular, protocols of research and publication misconduct. Journal of IHPA requires all articles involving human subjects to respect the principles of research ethics as stated in the Declaration of Helsinki. 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).

For research manuscript involving experiments on live vertebrates and/or higher invertebrates, the corresponding authors must be confirm that all experiments were performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations. The manuscript must include a statement identifying the institute and/or licensing committee approving the experiments, including any relevant details. Manuscripts that lack proper ethical consideration for human or animal subjects will not be accepted for publication.

For experiments that involve human subjects, the authors must identify the committee which approved the experiments and their submission must include statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from all subjects. Authors using phase II and phase III randomized controled trials in their study should refer to the CONSORT Statement for recommendations which facilitates complete and transparent reporting of trial findings.

All animal experiments must adhere to institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of animal subjects, and this should be clearly stated within the manuscript. Manuscripts should contain a statement that advises all efforts were made to minimise animal suffering and reduce the number of animals used, and if available, efforts to utilise alternatives to invivo techniques.

As an important issue, ethical publication should be clear in order to improve the quality of research. Journal of IHPA adjust to meet the ethical standards both for publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers. In order to uphold these ethical standards, the publisher does not have the rights to interfere with the integrity of the contents and the only support to publish in a timely manner.

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

Editors

  1. The Editor is responsible for every article published in Journal of IHPA.
  2. Editor helps the authors follow the guidelines for authors
  3. The editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making a final decision.
  4. Editor assess the manuscript publication objectively, regardless the author's racial background, religion, gender, seniority, ethnicity, political beliefs, institutional affiliation or nationality. The editor must relinquish his/her duties if there is a potential conflict of interest.
  5. The Editor must ensure that the document which is sent to the reviewers do not contain information on the author and vice versa.
  6. The editor's decision must be notified to the author along with the reviewers' comments, except which contain offensive or libelous statements.
  7. Editors should respect the request of the author that the order is not subject to review by any other person for any reason.
  8. Editor and all staff must ensure the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  9. If there is a suspicion of error or dispute in writing, Editor solves it by using the COPE as guide.

Reviewers

  1. Reviewers comment on the possibility of errors in ethical research and publications.
  2. Reviewers should complete the job on time and notify the Editor if they cannot 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.

Authors

  1. The author ensures that the material to be published have not been published and sent to another place simultaneously.
  2. Authors must ensure the authenticity of their research and they have cited the others opinions correctly in accordance with the reference format.
  3. The author is not involved in plagiarism.
  4. 'Salami' publication is prohibited in Journal of IHPA.
  5. Authors must follow the criteria described in the writing guideline for the authors of Journal of IHPA.
  6. Authors are not advised to publish any personal information that may make identity of the patient recognizable in the form of the description section, photograph or genealogy. If photographs of patients are very important and indispensable as scientific information, the authors should have received approval in written form and has clearly stated it.
  7. 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.
  8. Authors must submit the data and details to the editor, if suspected falsification or fabrication of data.
  9. 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 Journal of IHPA’s authors.