Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

KEMAS: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat is an international, peer-reviewed journal. It publishes original papers, reviews and short reports on all aspects of the science, philosophy, and practice of public health.

It is aimed at all public health practitioners and researchers and those who manage and deliver public health services and systems. It will also be of interest to anyone involved in provision of public health programmes, the care of populations or communities and those who contribute to public health systems in any way.

Published twelve times a year, KEMAS: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat considers submissions on any aspect of public health across age groups and settings.

These include:

Public health practice and impact
Epidemiology and Biostatistic
Applied Epidemiology 
Need or impact assessments
Health service effectiveness, management and re-design
Health Protection including control of communicable diseases 
Health promotion and disease prevention
Evaluation of public health programmes or interventions
Public health governance, audit and quality
Public health law and ethics
Health policy and administration
Capacity in public health systems and workforce
Public health nutrition
Environmental health
Occupational health and safety
Reproductive health
Maternal and child health

This is not an exhaustive list and the Editors will consider articles on any issue relating to public health.

KEMAS: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat also publishes invited articles, reviews and supplements from leading experts on topical issues.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Double blind review

Both the reviewer and the author are anonymous.

  • Author anonymity prevents any reviewer bias, for example based on an author's country of origin or previous controversial work.
  • Articles written by prestigious or renowned authors are considered on the basis of the content of their papers, rather than their reputation.
  • Reviewers can often identify the author through their writing style, subject matter or self-citation.

For journals that use double-blind peer review, the identities of both reviewers and authors are concealed from each other throughout the review. To facilitate this, authors must ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in such a way that they do not reveal their identities to reviewers, either directly or indirectly.

Please therefore ensure that the following items are present in your submission and are provided as separate files:

  1. Title Page

    The title page will remain separate from the manuscript throughout the peer review process and will not be sent to the reviewers. It should include:

    • The manuscript title
    • All authors' names and affiliations
    • A complete address for the corresponding author, including an e-mail address
    • Acknowledgements
    • Conflict of interest statement
  2. Anonymised manuscript

Please remove any identifying information, such as authors' names or affiliations, from your manuscript before submission.

As well as removing names and affiliations under the title within the manuscript, other steps need to be taken to ensure the manuscript is correctly prepared for double blind peer review. The key points to consider are:

  • Use the third person to refer to work the authors have previously published. For example, write Black and Hart (2015) have demonstrated rather than we/the authors have previously demonstrated (Black & Hart, 2015).
  • Make sure that figures and tables do not contain any reference to author affiliations
  • Exclude acknowledgements and any references to funding sources.Use the title page, which is not sent to reviewers, to detail these and to declare any potential conflicts of interest to the Editor.


Publication Frequency

The journal was first published in July 2005 and subsequently published twice per year, in July and January


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.



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Author Fee

The Article Processing Charge (APC) for authors is 2,500,000 (IDR).


Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using a Turnitin software.


Reviewer Guidelines

To improve the quality of journal publications, we cordially invite experts to be the reviewer of Kemas journal. Your support and contribution would be valuable and constructive to our publication in ensuring the manuscripts published are of quality and high standard.


  1. The potential reviewers must hold a Master or Doctoral degree
  2. The research field must conform to public health
  3. Have good experience as a reviewer in a scientific journal
  4. Have published article(s) in internationally reputable journals and been cited

In reviewing the manuscript, the reviewer should pay attention to the following:

Is the title clear and appropriate for the study's purpose?

The abstract presents the objects, methods, and outcomes clearly and concisely.

The introduction should briefly provide:

  1. The background of the study should indicate a research gap to be fulfilled/ addressed
  2. The hypothesis development (if using a quantitative method) should be based on theoretical review and is expressed in a one-tailed direction (if it is possible).
  3. The literature review should provide the relevant theories to the research, and should guide and support understanding to answer the research question/s
  4. The objective of the study should be presented in a narrative with effective sentences.
  5. The originality of the work should be described


  1. Sufficient information to provide recommendations or guidelines for further research is suggested to ease other researchers in replicating the research with the same result.
  2. The data analysis techniques employed should be elaborated.
  3. The method should thoroughly cover all procedures (Not only describing the definition of terms but also how to conduct the research).
  4. The study variables, the research subjects, the research instruments (their names, item numbers, and reliability coefficients) should be identified.
  5. The terminology is appropriate with the field of public health.

Result and Discussion

This section describes the outcome of the study. Use tables and figures if needed. The data presented should be processed (not raw data) and is presented in the form of a table or figure with a supportive description. Table, chart, or figure should explain the analyses. The results should be able to answer the research question and/or hypotheses.

  1. The author describes the implications of the research.
  2. The author describes the results of the study and provides an analysis on how they are related to previous or current literature? The author should give substantial meaning to the results of the analysis and compare them with findings of the relevant literature.
  3. The authors should address the strengths and limitations of their study. This section should not be a repetition of the results section.


  1. It presents the findings of the study as a synthesis of the results of the data analysis and the discussions; highlight new findings that contribute to the development of public health.
  2. The conclusion should be presented in effective sentences based on the results and discussions in the form of paragraphs (not in bullet or numbering);
  3. This section presents the main conclusions of the study.