Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal includes various fields of health science.


Section Policies

Front Matter

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Peer Review Process

Every article that goes to the editorial staff will be selected through Initial Review processes by Editorial Board. Then, the articles will be sent to the Mitra Bestari/ peer reviewer and will go to the next selection by Blind Preview Process. After that, the articles will be returned to the authors to revise. These processes take a month for a maximum time. In the each manuscript, Mitra Bestari/ peer reviewer will be rated from the substantial and technical aspects. Mitra Bestari/ peer reviewer that collaboration with Jurnal Pengabdian Kesehatan is the experts in the health science. They were experienced in the prestigious journal management and publication that was spread around the national and abroad.

Manuscript processing time in Jurnal Pengabdian Kesehatan:
  1. The author has 15 days waiting period on the first article submission, the section editor will decide whether the article needs to be revised or not.
  2. Section editor needs 3 days to examine the article based on Jurnal Pengabdian Kesehatan author guideline.
  3. Author has 12 days to revise the article consistent with the Jurnal Pengabdian Kesehatan author guideline.
  4. The revised article given to the editor to be reviewed, the editorial team needs 15 days to finish the review.
  5. If the article Declined, section editor has 3 days to inform the author regarding the editorial team decision.
  6. If the article Revision Required, editorial team will proceed the article to the reviewer.
  7. Reviewer has 30 days to review the article divided into two times review and provide the decision, Accepted or Declined
  8. The editorial team discusses the final decision in an editorial team meeting whether the articles recommended by the reviewers proceed to be Published or Declined. The editorial team has 20 days to make the final decision.
  9. The soon-to-be-published articles, lay-outed by the section editor for 30 days.
  10. Author has 3 days to confirm the layout result.
  11. Section editor publishes the accepted articles.


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...


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Pengabdian Kesehatan was first published in January 2018 and subsequently published twice per year, in January and July.



The members of the Editorial Team of Jurnal Pengabdian Kesehatan would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to all the referees who have contributed to the process of peer review of the manuscripts since 2018. The support and professional assistance of the esteemed colleagues have made the success of the journal possible.

  1. Mahalul Azam, Dr., dr., M.Kes., Universitas Negeri Semarang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
  2. Wahyu Hidayati, Ns., M.Kep, Sp.K.M.B., Universitas Diponegoro, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
  3. Didik Sumanto, S.KM., M.Kes(Epid)., Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Jurnal Pengabdian Kesehatan (j. pengabdi. kesehat.) is an international peer-reviewed journal. This statement clarifies ethical conduct to all parties involved in manuscript publication Jurnal Pengabdian Kesehatan, including the author(s), Editor in Chief, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher (Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, STIKES Cendekia Utama Kudus). This statement is relied on Practice Guidelines for publication as in Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE’s Best).

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Jurnal Pengabdian Kesehatan is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher as well as the society. Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat (LPPM), STIKES Cendekia Utama Kudus, Indonesia as publisher of Jurnal Pengabdian Kesehatan takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, STIKES Cendekia Utama Kudus, and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editor of the Jurnal Pengabdian Kesehatan is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be accepted for publication. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. The journal used Ithenticate Plagiarism Scanner to detect the possibilities of plagiarism in the manuscript.




The manuscript that submitted into this journal will be screened for plagiarism using Ithenticate.