Focus and Scope

Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia is a scientific journal published by the Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University since 2004 with pISSN 0216-2482 and eISSN 2356-4067. Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia accepts scientific papers in the form of research reports (original research papers) with a focus on the development of public health issues problems in Indonesia, including the developments and main problems in the field of epidemiology; Health Promotion; Environmental Health, Occupational Health, and Safety, Health Administration and Policy, Biostatistics, Reproductive Health, Hospital Management, Nutrition Science, Health Information Systems in Regional of Indonesia. Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia collaborates with the Professional Organization of the Ikatan Ahli Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia (IAKMI) in terms of assisting the advancement of public health science and the dissemination of research results. Although focused on the Indonesia region, MKMI does not preclude manuscript beyond the region which has correlative and/or comparable issues within that geographical scope.

Articles published in Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia go through a double-blind peer-review process. Therefore, the decision to accept scientific articles is in the right of the Editorial Board based on peer reviewers' recommendations.


Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be subject to editorial review and double-blind peer reviews. The Journal editor does not reveal the reviewer's credentials to the authors and vice-versa. So, both parties are not aware of each other's identity. All indicators of identity such as names, affiliations, etc are removed. Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

The authors should carefully examine sentence structure, completeness, and the accuracy of the text, references, tables, and graphic contents of the revised manuscript. Based on the reviewer's 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 manuscripts 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The Editor-in-Chief will have the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts.
  6. In the final stage, the editorial board has the right to edit articles related to aspects of style, format, and clarity according to the Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia template.

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 2-3 months a final decision. 


Publication Frequency

Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia is a Journal published online four times a year in  March, June, September, and December. The number of articles published in each issue is 5 articles.


Open Access Policy


Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia is a peer-reviewed journal with open access. The article processing or delivery of the manuscript is submitted to the manager editor through an online system or by using the OJS Open Access publishing model.

Authors can use articles that have been published in pdf format either for non-commercial use on a personal website or non-commercial institutions.  All published articles are Open Access free for users. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of articles in Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)


Publication Ethics

Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia uses guidelines issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (Commission of Publication Ethics / COPE). Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia requires that all articles involving human subjects respect the principles of research ethics as stated in the Declaration of Helsinki. Research involving animals as subjects is also required to comply with the International Principles for Biomedical Research issued by the International Council of Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS). The ethical publication should be clear in order to improve the quality of the research. Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia by COPE adjust to meet the ethical standards for publishers, authors, editors, and reviewers.

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


Reporting standards. Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication. An author should not in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


  1. Editors should be responsible for every article published in Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia.
  2. Editors should help authors to follow the Guidelines for the author.
  3. Editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision.
  4. An editor has to evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication, judging each on its quality without looking at nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. Editors should decline the assignment when there is a potential for conflict of interest.
  5. Editors need to ensure the document sent to the reviewers does not contain the information of the author, vice versa.
  6. Editors’ decisions should be informed to authors accompanied by reviewers’ comments unless they contain offensive or libelous remarks.
  7. Editors should respect requests from authors that an individual should not review the submission if these are well reasoned and practicable.
  8. Editors and all staff should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  9. Editors will be guided by the COPE flowcharts if there is suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.


Contribution to Editorial Decisions. Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Article Processing Charges

Any article submitted to Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia: 

Article Submission charges Free

Article Processing charges (APCs)

IDR 1.700.000/article This includes editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full-text versions of the articles.



  1. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed;
  2. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted;
  3. An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable;
  4. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Editorial Team checking manuscript on offline and online database manually (checking proper citation and quotation), we use Anti-Plagiarism Software "Turnitin" to check the authenticity article. Articles that escape when the obtained similarity is 20-30%.


Journal History

Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia, with pISSN: 0216-2482 was first published in May 2007 by the Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University. Since August 2014 ISSN Electronics has registered: 2356-4067. On 18 October 2018, Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia had a collaboration with the Association of Indonesian Public Health Experts (IAKMI). MKMI is published 4 times a year, namely March, June, September, and December. The number of articles published in each publication is five articles. MKMI has been nationally accredited with Sinta 2 since 2015.


Sources of Support

Ikatan Ahli Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia (IAKMI)