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AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal (Aceh. Nutri. J.) publishes peer-reviewed original research papers across the full spectrum of nutritional science covering all aspects of experimental nutrition in humans and other fields such as food technology, food services, and dietetics; special articles such as reviews and biographies of prominent nutrition scientists; and controversial issues in nutrition. In addition, supplements are frequently released to analyze special-interest issues in-depth.

All publications submitted to the journal should have as their primary objective the advancement of knowledge in nutritional science pertinent to human or animal nutrition. AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal (Aceh. Nutri. J.) invites submissions that present research on nutritional epidemiology, dietary requirements, metabolic investigations, body composition, energetics, appetite, stunting, wasting, and obesity. AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal (Aceh. Nutri. J.) also accepts manuscripts that investigate interactions of nutrition with endocrinology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, and cell biology that describe outcomes important to health, behavior, and well-being.

All articles/manuscripts submitted must follow the focus and scope mentioned above. The manuscript submission process, review, editing & layout, and proofreading will be done online using OJS.


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Original Research

The articles published in this section are the results of original research and have high novelty

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Literature Review

Published articles are the result of the identification, evaluation and synthesis of research works and ideas that have been previously produced. Methods are made systematically, explicit and reproducible to produce scientific articles.

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All manuscripts submitted to AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal must conform to the journal's scope and author guidelines. Submitted manuscripts must be through Online Submission and address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope. All manuscripts must be free of plagiarism content. All authors are advised to use Plagiarism detection software to perform similarity checks (Journal Manager will check and perform similarity checks before entering the editing and layout process).

Manuscripts submitted to AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal online will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 (two) or more Expert / Expert Reviewers or Reviewer Teams. The Review Team will provide scientific comments on the content of the manuscript or manuscript. The review process for a manuscript is between 8 - 16 weeks. The review process can be accelerated if there is an agreement between Editorial Board and the Author, namely through Fast-Track (6 - 8 weeks).

The final decision to accept manuscripts in the AcTion Journal: Aceh Nutrition Journal will be made by the Editor following the comments of the Expert Team/Expert Reviewers or Reviewers. This journal's plagiarism detection in articles is carried out using Turnitin Feedback Studio or Ithenticate (Crossref- Similarity Check) software. The mechanism used in the review process of a manuscript is Double Blind Review.


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As of 2023, the journal of AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal will publish its editions every 3 monthly years. Starting Vol: 8 No 1 (January-May); No. 2 (April-June); No. 3 (July-September); No. 4 (October-December).

The journal of AcTion Journal: AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal also provides special issues (Supplement Edition).


Every manuscript submitted to AcTion will be reviewed by the editor (1 week), the section editor (2 weeks), and the expert reviewer (4–8 weeks).

If the Editorial Board's decision is "accepted," proceed with the copyediting, layout, and proofreading processes up to production. After that, it will be published according to the queue number.

If you want more information, contact us at [email protected] 


copyright 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 knowledge exchange.

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:

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Copyright distributed under the Lisensi Creative Commons Atribusi-BerbagiSerupa 4.0 Internasional.


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This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create a distributed filing system among participating libraries. It allows these libraries to keep archives permanently journalized for manuscript preservation and restoration purposes. More...


bookmark_border Plagiarism Check

Each incoming manuscript will go through the process of "Plagiarism Check" which aims to avoid plagiarism/taking essays and opinions from others. Furthermore, make it look like your own composition and opinion. Plagiarism can be considered the crime of stealing other people's copyright. In the world of education, perpetrators of plagiarism can receive severe penalties such as expulsion from school/university. We use the facilities for these needs, named Turnitin or iThenticate dari Crossref Similarity Check 


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Every submitted article must use the manager application for citation of writing and literature. The style used in writing the reference is the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). The reference manager is like  Endnote, Mendeley, ReadCube, & Zotero


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Copyright Notice

Authors who publish articles in this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. The copyright of articles published in AcTion Journal: Aceh Nutrition Journal is the work of the author (The author retains copyright to the ownership of the article as work after the publishing process) published simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with acknowledgment as the author's work published in this journal.
  2. Authors may include a separate additional contract for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version (e.g., submitting the article to an institutional repository or publishing in a book), with an acknowledgment of the original publication in this journal.
  3. Authors must submit articles online, which can be done before and during submission. To prevent the exchange of articles, citations in articles must be novel (see Open Access Policy).
  4. All articles in this journal are distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License

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All articles published in AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License.


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AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal 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. AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal  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.

AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal  adapts COPE to meet a high-quality standard of ethics for publisher, 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 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 AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal.
  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 staffs 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 references format.
  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 AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal  that is explained in instruction for an author of  AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal.
  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 AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal  form disclosure.


The Editors of AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal  make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the “Content”) contained in its publications. However, the  Editors of AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal  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 of AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal.


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This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Currently, the latest regulations for APC have been applied (2023). Authors are not required to pay Article Submission Fees. As part of the process of submitting the manuscript, it can be done free of charge. But if your article is Accepted for Publication, you will be charged IDR 1.000.000,-

Fast-Track Review: 1.500.000,00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript are guaranteed to take place within 8 weeks. To use the Fast-Track Review, you will be charged IDR 1.500.000,- 

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.

All transfers to the AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal Account Number is non-refundable. Readers can read and download any full-text articles free of charge.



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By submitting articles to AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal, the author attests to the following:

  • None of the parts of the manuscript is plagiarized from other sources
  • Proper reference is provided for all contents extracted from other sources
  • Strong action will be taken against cases of plagiarism
  • After the review process, the manuscript will be checked for similarity, using Turnitin or Ithenticate. If a manuscript has a similarity of above 20%, it will be returned to the author for revision.

All the papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Detection Software (Turnitin and CrossCheck by iThenticate



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Action: The Aceh Nutrition Journal provides subscriptions in both the print and electronic versions. To subscribe to AcTion, please submit a request to email [email protected] by filling out the subscription form. Download the subscription form.

Below are the institutions and universities that have been subscribed to.

  1. Prodi Gizi Klinik, Jurusan Kesehatan, Politeknik Negeri Jember, sampai tahun 2022.
  2. Institut Kesehatan Helvetia, sampai tahun 2022.
  3. Perpustakaan Stikes Santa Elizabeth Medan, sampai tahun 2022.
  4. Perpustakaan Poltekkes Denpasar, sampai tahun 2022.
  5. Poltekkes Kemenkes Tasikmalaya, sampai tahun 2023.
  6. Jurusan Gizi Poltekkes Kemenkes Ternate, sampai tahun 2023.
  7. Jurusan Gizi Poltekkes Kemenkes Mamuju, sampai tahun 2023

AcTion: Aceh Nutrition Journal
Published by: Department of Nutrition at the Health Polytechnic of Aceh, Ministry of Health.
Soekarno-Hatta Street, No. 168. Health Polytechnic of Aceh, Aceh Besar, 23352. Telp/Fax: 0651 46126 / 0651 46121.
E-mail: [email protected]

e-issn: 2548-5741, p-issn: 2527-3310

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