Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JURNAL MEDIKES (Media Informasi Kesehatan) (p-ISSN = 2356-1718) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the HEALTH POLYTECHNIC OF BANTEN (Poltekkes Kemenkes Banten). This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing an article, including authors, editors, chief editor, editorial board, mitra bestari, and publishers. The Statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Authors must request research ethics permits issued by the research ethics commission.

 Ethical Guidelines in Journal Publications

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal such as JURNAL MEDIKES (Media Informasi Kesehatan) is an important element in the development of knowledge networks. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and supporting institutions. Peer-reviewed articles function to support scientific methods. Therefore, it is important to agree on the ethical standards of publication for all parties involved in a journal publication, such as authors, editors, editorial boards, mitra bestari, publishers, and the public.

HEALTH POLYTECHNIC OF BANTEN as a publishing agency for JURNAL MEDIKES (Media Informasi Kesehatan) is responsible for the entire publishing process and is fully aware of the ethics and responsibilities associated with the process. HEALTH POLYTECHNIC OF BANTEN is committed to ensuring that advertisements, reprints, or other commercial revenues do not have any impact or influence on editorial decisions on a publication. In addition, “Persatuan Ahli Gizi Indonesia” and the Editorial Board endeavor to establish good communication with other journals and/or publishers if necessary. 

Decision of Publication

Journal Editor of JURNAL MEDIKES (Media Informasi Kesehatan) is responsible for determining the articles to be submitted for publication. The decision was based on the suitability and essence of the article for researchers and readers. In deciding the articles to be submitted, Editor must adhere to the guidelines and legal provisions set by the Editorial Board to prevent elements of defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. An editor can negotiate with reviewers or other editors in making these decisions.

 Equity & Equality

Editor at any time evaluates all incoming articles in terms of their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author.


Editor and any editorial staff may not disclose any information about the text of the article to anyone other than the author, reviewer, mitra bestari, other editorial advisors, and publisher.

 Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Attachments of unpublished manuscripts may not be used by Editor personally without the written consent of the author.

 Duties and Contribution of Reviewers

In Editorial decisions, the peer-review process assists editors in making editorial decisions. Editorial communication with the author can also help the author improve the content of the article.

 Professionalism ​

Every selected reviewer who feels ineligible to review the submitted article must notify the Editor and resign from the review process.


Any text received and ready for review must be treated as a confidential document. It must not be displayed or discussed with others except with the permission of the editor.

 Objectivity Standards

Review must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism towards the author is not permitted. Reviewers must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

 Recognition of the Resources

Reviewers needs to identify the literature that has not been cited by the author. Observations, derivations, or arguments that have been previously reported must be accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers should also consider editor's input if there is substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript being reviewed and the article published by another journal.

 Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Specific information or ideas obtained through the peer-review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal interest. Reviewers do not need to consider manuscripts that have a conflict of interest due to competition, collaboration, or other relationships with one of the authors, companies, or institutions connected with the publication.

All authors must describe in the article any financial conflicts or conflicts of interest that are of a substance that might affect the results or interpretation of the article. All sources of financial support for the research must also be disclosed.

Duties of Writers and Reporting Standards

Authors must present accurate results from a study accompanied by an objective and significant discussion. Basic data must be displayed accurately on the article. Articles must contain sufficient information and references that can be referenced by others in subsequent research. Fraudulent reporting that is done intentionally is considered as unethical and unacceptable behavior.

 Data Access and Retention

Authors are required to provide raw data related to articles as material for editorial review, and must be prepared to provide public access to such data if possible (in accordance with the provisions of the Data Statement and ALPSP-STM Database), and in any case be prepared to save the data for some time after publication.

 Originality and Plagiarism

The author must ensure that the article submitted is entirely original and must be quoted or cited appropriately if the author has used research and / or words from others.

Multiple, Repeated and Concurrent Publications

Authors should not publish manuscripts with the same research in more than one journal or other than the main publication. Submitting the same manuscripts in more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable behavior.

 Recognition of the Source

Recognition of the work of others must always be given. Authors must cite all the literatures used in the article.

Article Ownership

Ownership must be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported research results. All people who have contributed must be registered as authors. If there are other people who have participated in certain substantive aspects in the process of writing articles or research, then they must be recognized or registered as contributors. The main author must ensure a list of all contributing authors, and all contributing authors have seen and approved the final article that will be submitted for publication.

 Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the research involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that are hazardous and inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify this in the article text.

 Fundamental Mistakes in Published Articles

When writers find errors or inaccuracies in the published article text, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to correct or withdraw the article.