Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JIKA is a journal developed to disseminate and discuss the scientific literature and other research on the development of health especially nursing and midwifery.

This journal is intended as a medium for communication among stake holders on health research such as researchers, educators, students, practitioners of Health Office, Department of Health, Public Health Service center, as well as the general public who have an interest in the matter.

This journal contains a script on Health Sciences that includes: 

  1. Nursing
  2. Midwifery
  3. Dental health
  4. Pharmacy
  5. Environmental Health
  6. Nutrition
  7. Health analyst
  8. Labor Health
  9. Public health


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts that have been submitted will be reviewed by the editor. The editor will decide whether the manuscript is appropriate to the scope and focus and appropriate for the reviewer. This initial activity usually takes a week.
Submissions that pass the initial review will be assigned to at least one reviewers (blind peer review). Based on the review editor will first make editorial decisions. There are three possible editorial decisions (1) the manuscript is accepted, (2) be amended and re-submit, or (3) is rejected. This activity takes 4-6 weeks.
The time to reach a final decision depends on the number of reviews rotation, perceptive writer etc. Typically, the time frame of delivery by an average of 2-4 months a final decision.
The total turn around time for publishing a manuscript depends (additionally to the factors mentioned above) on the submission date, the journal's publication schedule, authors' adherence to the publication guidelines etc. Reviewed and accepted submissions are published by Jurnal Aisyah : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan after 2-4 months on average.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published by the Unit Penerbitan dan Publikasi, Graduate School Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan (STIKes) Aisyah Pringsewu Lampung twice a year, June and December.


Open Access Policy

This journal is an open access journal which provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of all published articles without charge readers or their institutions for access. Readers have right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles in Jurnal Aisyah : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan. 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.



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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

All parties involved in the publishing/publication process of the Jurnal Aisyah. Journal managers, Editor, Mitra Bebestari, and the Author must understand and adhere to the norms/ethics of scientific publication. This statement is based on LIPI Chief Regulations No. 5 of 2014 on the Code of Ethics of Scientific Publications. Scientific work for publication, in essence, must uphold the three ethical values in the publication, namely; (i) Neutrality, which is free from conflict of interest in the management of publications; (ii) Justice, which gives the right of authorship to those entitled as author / authorship; and (iii) Honesty, which is free of duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in the publication.


  1. Duplication is the publication of findings as original in more than one channel without any refinement, content update, data, and / or no reference to previous publications;
  2. Fabrication is the act of making data from non-existent into as if there is (falsification of research results) that is composing, recording and / or announcing the results of research without proving to have done the research process;
  3. Falsification is to alter the data with the intention to fit the desire of the researcher (research data falsification) i.e. manipulate research materials, tools or processes, alter or exclude data or results in such a way that the research is not accurately presented in the research note;
  4. Plagiarism is categorized as a misappropriation of ideas, thoughts, processes, objects and research results, whether in the form of data or words, including material obtained through limited research (confidential), proposed research plans and manuscripts without expressing appreciation.\

Publication and authorship

  1. All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
  2. Review process are blind peer review.
  3. The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language.
  4. The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
  5. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
  6. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
  7. The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  8. No research can be included in more than one publication.
  9. Journal Manager Duties and Responsibilities
  10. Determining Editorial Board membership.
  11. Defining the relationship between Publisher, Editor, Reviewer, and others.
  12. Respecting the things that are confidential, both for contributing researchers, Author, Editor, or Reviewer.
  13. Applying the norms and provisions on intellectual property rights, especially copyright.
  14. Reviewing the editorial policy and submit it to the Author, Editorial Board, Reviewer, and Readers.
  15. Creating behavior code guides for Editor and Reviewer.
  16. Publishing Volume and issue regularly.
  17. Ensuring availability of funding sources for sustainability of the issuance of Jurnal Aisyah.
  18. Establishing network of cooperation and marketing.
  19. Preparing permissions and other legality aspects.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Editor
  1. Meeting the needs of Readers and Authors,
  2. Seeking continuous improvement of publication quality,
  3. Implementing processes to ensure the quality of published papers,
  4. Prioritizing freedom of giving opinion objectively,
  5. Maintaining the integrity of the author’s academic track record.
  6. Delivering corrections, clarifications, withdrawals and apologies as required,
  7. Responsible for the style and format of the paper, while the contents and all statements in the paper is the responsibility of the author,
  8. Actively seek the opinions of Authors, Readers, Reviewer, and Editorial Board members to improve the quality of publications,
  9. Encouraging assessment of the journal if there is any findings,
  10. Supporting initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by having the author attach the Ethical Clearance form,
  11. Supporting initiatives to educate Researchers on the ethics of publications,
  12. Reviewing the effects of publications policies on the attitudes of the Author and Reviewer as well as improve them to increase responsibility and minimize errors,
  13. Having an open mind to new opinions or views of others who may be contrary to personal opinion,
  14. Trying to not defend their own opinion, author or any third party that may result in a non-objective decision,
  15. Encouraging the Authors, in order to make improvements of their papers until it is worth publishing.
Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewer
  1. Receiving an assignment from the Editor to review the paper and submit the review to the Editor, as the material for determining the feasibility of a paper to be published.
  2. The reviewers shall not review any paper which is involving them, whether directly or indirectly
  3. Maintaining the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by providing criticism, suggestions, feedback, and recommendations.
  4. Encouraging the Authors to make improvements to the papers.
  5. Reviewing the papers that have been improved in accordance with the standards that have been determined.
  6. The papers are reviewed in time according to the standard criteria of writing scientific papers (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.).
  7. Reviewer is expected to be able to identify the manuscripts published in other scientific journals, in order to avoid duplicate publication.
  8. In reviewing the manuscript, Mitra Bebestari should show the reasons for the rejection of a manuscript.
  9. Reviewer should provide constructive feedback on the received manuscript with the improvement.
  10. Before accepting / rejecting a manuscript, it is a must to consider whether the text is appropriate to the scientific field of a reviewer, and whether they are able to commit and complete the assignment by the deadline.
  11. The results of the review will assist the editor in deciding whether the manuscript is worthy to be published or not.
  12. Reviewers can summarize reviewed manuscripts by providing specific comments and suggestions, including about layout and format, Title, Abstract, Introduction, Graphical Abstract and / or Overview, Methods, statistical errors, Results, Conclusions / Discussions, Language and References. If a reviewer found a suspicion, it needs to be directly conveyed and explained to the editor as detail as possible.
  13. In making the recommendation of the result of a manuscript that has been reviewed, reviewers are requested to explain in detail about their reasons and considerations in deciding whether the manuscript is accepted, rejected or revised.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Author
  1. Ensuring that the entries in the Authors’ list meet the criteria as Authors.
  2. A person listed as an author for publication should have the following criteria: (A) contribute significantly to planning, drafting, data collection, analysis and interpretation of data; (B) contribute significantly to the preparation, revision and finalization of the text; And (C) be responsible for the accuracy and integrity of scientific writing.
  3. Inclusion of a person's name as an author will be discussed early to avoid disputes.
  4. Stating the origin of the resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly.
  5. Explaining the limitations in the study
  6. Responding to comments made by Reviewer professionally and on time.
  7. Informing the Editor in case of retracting the manuscript that has been submitted.
  8. Making a statement that the manuscript submitted for publication are original, have not been published anywhere in any language, and are not in the process of submitting to other Publishers.



The papers published in the Jurnal Aisyah : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan will be considered to retract in the publication if:

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
  2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
  3. it constitutes plagiarism
  4. it reports unethical research

The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf.


Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

Papers submitted to Jurnal Aisyah : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan will be screened for plagiarism using CrossCheck/iThenticate plagiarism detection tools. Jurnal Aisyah : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Before submitting articles to reviewers, those are first checked for similarity/plagiarism tool, by a member of the editorial team. The papers submitted to Jurnal Aisyah : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan must have similarity level less than 20%.

Plagiarism is the exposing of another person’s thoughts or words as though they were your own, without permission, credit, or acknowledgment, or because of failing to cite the sources properly. Plagiarism can take diverse forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another. In order to properly judge whether an author has plagiarized, we emphasize the following possible situations:

  • An author can literally copy another author’s work- by copying word by word, in whole or in part, without permission, acknowledge or citing the original source. This practice can be identified through comparing the original source and the manuscript/work who is suspected of plagiarism.
  • Substantial copying implies for an author to reproduce a substantial part of another author, without permission, acknowledge or citation. The substantial term can be understood both in terms of quality as quantity, being often used in the context of Intellectual property. Quality refers to the relative value of the copied text in proportion to the work as a whole.
  • Paraphrasing involves taking ideas, words or phrases from a source and crafting them into new sentences within the writing. This practice becomes unethical when the author does not properly cite or does not acknowledge the original work/author. This form of plagiarism is the more difficult form to be identified.


CrossMark policy

CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative from Crossref to provide a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content.

By applying the Crossmark logo, Jurnal Aisyah : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan is committing to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur. 

Clicking on the Crossmark logo on a document will tell you the current status of a document and may also give you additional publication record information about the document.

For more information on CrossMark, please visit the CrossMark site.

The Jurnal Aisyah : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan content that will have the CrossMark logo is restricted to current and future journal content and is limited to specific publication types. Articles in Press will not have the CrossMark icon for the present.

For general author guidelines and information, please see: https://ejournal.stikesaisyah.ac.id/index.php/jika/about/submissions#authorGuidelines


Posting Your Article Policy

Understand Jurnal Aisyah : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan's article sharing and posting policies for each stage of the article life cycle.

Prior to submission to JIKA
Authors may post their article anywhere at any time, including on preprint servers such as arXiv.org. This does not count as a prior publication.

Upon submission to JIKA
Authors may share or post their submitted version of the article (also known as the preprint) in the following ways:

  1. On the author’s personal website or their employer’s website
  2. On institutional or funder websites if required
  3. In the author’s own classroom use
  4. On Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs) that are signatories to the International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers’ Sharing Principles (https://www.stm-assoc.org/stm-consultations/scn-consultation-2015/)
The following text should be included on the first page of the submitted article when it first is posted in any of the above outlets: “This work has been submitted to the Jurnal Aisyah : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan, https://ejournal.stikesaisyah.ac.id/index.php/jika/, for possible publication".

Upon acceptance to JIKA
If an author previously posted their submitted version of the article in any of the following locations, he or she will need to replace the submitted version with the accepted version of JIKA. No other changes may be made to the accepted article.
  1. Author’s personal website
  2. Author’s employer’s website
  3. arXiv.org
  4. Funder’s repository*
Final published article
  1. When the article is published, the posted version should be updated with a full citation to the original of Jurnal Aisyah : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan, including DOI. He or she will need to replace the accepted version with the published article version of JIKA.
  2. The article will be followed statements on the JIKA's copyright notice at https://ejournal.stikesaisyah.ac.id/index.php/jika/about/submissions#copyrightNotice.


Abstracting and Indexing

Jurnal Aisyah : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan is abstracting & indexing in the following databases at http://bit.ly/IndexingJika