Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health) is a peer-reviewed journal of a scientific nature contained in the Polytechnic of Health Ministry of Health of Aceh, who publish high quality of nutrition and health-related individuals, populations, groups and communities who are vulnerable to malnutrition and health and risk issues. The scope of the journal study associated issues of nutrition, food technology, nutrition and maternal and child health, environmental health, hygiene and sanitation, oral health, treatment of individuals/families and communities, and safety of medical drugs.


The journal also seeks to raise awareness of the interrelationship between nutrition, exercise, physical activity, and lifestyle for improving health across the lifespan and to demonstrate how healthcare outcomes and policies can be improved with the adoption of a more nutrition-oriented approach. In this way, it aspires to provide an invaluable resource to nutrition and healthcare practitioners, as well as researchers and academics of nutrition studies.

SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health) provides an initial rapid review of all submissions to determine suitability for external peer review. Authors can, if they wish, contact a member of the editorial board with potential submission ideas if they are in doubt as to whether or not they fit the scope or interests of the journal.


This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health) maintains the standards of peer review while increasing the efficiency of the process.

All research articles published in the Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health) undergo full peer review, key characteristics of which are listed below:

  • All research articles are reviewed by at least two suitably qualified experts.
  • All publication decisions are made by the journals’ Editors-in-Chief on the basis of the reviews provided
  • Members of the Editorial Boards or expert Reviewers lend insight, advice and guidance to the Editors-in-Chief generally and to assist decision making on specific submissions
  • Managing  Editors and  Editorial Assistants provide the administrative support that allows the Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health) to maintain the integrity of peer review while delivering rapid turnaround and maximum efficiency to authors, reviewers and editors alike.
  • Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health) additionally benefit through the manuscript referral process from the high-quality peer review conducted by established journals.

Peer review of referred papers:

Editors of the Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health) will decide promptly whether to accept, reject or request revisions of referred papers based on the reviews and editorial insight of the supporting journals. In addition, Editors will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed. The authors will be advised when Editors decide further review is needed.

Peer review of novel submissions:

Articles submitted directly to the Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health) will be fully peer-reviewed (Double Blind peer review) by at least two appropriately qualified experts in the field selected by the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief or a designated member of the Editorial Board or Expert Reviewers will then decide whether to accept, reject, or request revisions based on the reviews and comments received.
Editors will decide whether each submission reports well-conducted research with conclusions supported by the data presented in the paper. Assessments of priority will not be a factor in decision-making, but all papers must make an incremental or novel addition to the literature.


Publication Frequency


This journal is published biannual. Excpected frequency of  January-June and July-December



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.

All articles published in Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.  We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options:

Creation is distributed under License Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International 



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...


About the Journal

Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health) perspective is adopted with a focus on the fields of activities, interventions, and programs that carry out scientifically so that it can be set out well in the context of its application. This journal is published twice a year and receives original research results on health studies covering nutrition, food technology, nutrition and maternal and child health, environmental health, hygiene and sanitation, dental and oral health, individual/family and community care, and safe use health medicine. Scientific reviews and/or research results published in this journal must be able to describe the latest studies.


Article Processing Charge (APC)

This journal charges the following author fees.


Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay Article Submission Fees. As part of the process of submission the manuscript it can be done free of charge.


Fast-Track Review: 500000.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks. For publication with Fast-Track Review, you will be charged IDR 500.000


Article Publication: 300000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.  Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to print journal (will get a print version of 2 copies) and to review costs. For publication, you will be charged IDR 300.000


If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.


Publication Ethics

Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health) is a peer-reviewed journal. This journal follows guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)  facing all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct.  This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the Editor-in-Chief, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher. The Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health)  is dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors, and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and the journals do not tolerate plagiarism in any form.


Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health)  adapts COPE to meet a high-quality standard of ethics for publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers. As an essential issue, publication ethics needs to be explained clearly to improve the quality of the research worldwide. In this part, we explain the standard for editors, authors, and reviewers. Publisher doesn’t have the right to interfere with the integrity of the contents and only support to publish in a timely manner.


For Editors

  1. Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
  2. Editors should be responsible for every article published in the Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health).
  3. The 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 to nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. He/she should decline his/her assignment when there is a potential for conflict of interest.
  5. Editors need to ensure the document sent to the reviewer does not contain the information of the author, vice versa.
  6. Editors’ decision 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 COPE flowcharts if there is a suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.


Reviewers need to comment on ethical questions and possible research and publication misconduct.

  1. Reviewers will do the work in a timely manner and should notify the editor if they can not complete the work.
  2. Reviewers need to keep the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  3. Reviewers should not accept to review the manuscripts in which there is a potential conflict of interest between them and any of the authors.

For Authors

  1. Author(s) affirm that the material has not been previously published and that they have not trans­ferred elsewhere any rights to the article.
  2. Author(s) should ensure the originality of the work and they have properly cited others’ work in accordance with the format of the references.
  3. Author(s) should not engage in plagiarism nor self-plagiarism.
  4. Author(s) should ensure that they follow the authorship criteria that are taken from the Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health)  that is explained in instruction for an author.
  5. Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  6. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made a significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  7. The author(s) haven’t suggested any personal information that may make the identity of the patient recognizable in any forms of description part, photograph or pedigree.
  8. Author(s) should give the editor the data and details of the work if there are suspicions of data falsification or fabrication.
  9. If at any point in time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.
  10. Authors of the journal should clarify everything that may cause a conflict of interests such as work, research expenses, consul­tant expenses, and intellectual property on the document of Journal of the journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health)  form disclosure.


The Editors of the Journal SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health) make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the “Content”) contained in its publications. However, the  Editors of the Journal of SAGO Gizi dan Kesehatan (Nutrition and Health)  make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the Content and disclaim all such representations and warranties whether express or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and are not necessarily the views of the Editors.