Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Review of Primary Care Practice and Education (Kajian Praktik dan Pendidikan Layanan Primer) is a bilingual open access journal which provides scientific information on the field of ‘Primary Care’ and ‘Family Medicine’ in the form of research-based scientific articles, case reports, policy briefs and new findings from experts, civitas akademika and medical practitioners. This journal is an official journal of the College of Indonesian Primary Care Physicians in collaboration with the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, with the inaugural publication in January, 2018. The limited number of scientific journals of primary care and family medicine in Indonesia encouraged the College of Indonesian Primary Care Physicians to create a journal which focuses on the primary care, family and community medical sciences, and to disseminate the information to academics, health practitioners, and the public. This journal contains scientific information on strengthening efforts of primary care, various health problems in primary care, principles of education and family medicine services, and the efforts to create a healthier and prosperous community in Indonesia and the world.


Section Policies

Research Articles

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Concept Paper

Short opinion pieces (not research papers) on any primary health care and family medicine topic. This is an opportunity to stimulate dialogue and discussion on important issues. (between 1000–2000 words with a minimum of 3 references). The structure of the Concept Paper is Introduction (one paragraph) and Discussion sections.

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Case Report

Author can give a detailed account of a specific patient as a case study (Evidence-Based Case Study). The patient study should highlight a critical issue and reflect towards the principles of primary care medicine (no more than 800 words with a minimum of 5 references).  The structure of the Case Report is Presentation of a case and Discussion sections.

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts sent to Review of Primary Care Practice and Education (Kajian Praktik dan Pendidikan Layanan Primer) go through a screening and review process to ensure that the manuscripts are in accordance with the scope of the journal and have sufficient academic quality and novelty to attract RPCPE readers. Then, the articles are sent to Mitra Bestari / peer reviewer and will be entered into the next selection by the Double-Blind Peer Review Process 


Newly sent manuscripts will be filtered by the Editor to check the scope of the journal and the basic requirements of the manuscript.

Peer review

If the manuscript passes the initial screening stage, the manuscript will be assigned to the section editor, who will then send it to at least two experts in the relevant field to undergo a double-blind peer review. Manuscripts that fail to pass the initial screening will be rejected without further review.

First decision

Decisions about manuscripts that are reviewed by reviewers will be made after receiving the review reports. In cases where the report differs significantly, the section editor will invite additional reviewers to get other opinions before making a decision. At this stage, a manuscript can be rejected, requested to be revised (small or large), accepted as is, or (if a significant change in language or content is recommended) is recommended to be sent back for the second review process. If accepted, the manuscript will be returned to the author for formatting. The final decision to accept the manuscript will be made by the Editor in Chief based on recommendations from the section editor and after approval by the editorial board.

Revision stage

Manuscripts that need to be revised will be returned to the author and given up to three weeks to format and revise the manuscript, which will then be reviewed by the section editor. The section editor will determine whether the changes are adequate and appropriate and whether the author is sufficient to respond to reviewers' comments and suggestions. If the revision is deemed inadequate, this cycle will be repeated (the text will be returned to the author who sent it again for further revision).

Final decision

At this stage, the revised text will be accepted or rejected. This decision depends on the section editor in charge of finding the manuscript that has been upgraded to a level suitable for publication or not. If the author cannot make the necessary changes or has made it to a level below the Review of Primary Care Practice and Education (Kajian Praktik dan Pendidikan Layanan Primer) standard, the manuscript will be rejected.


Publication Frequency

RPCPE journal is published three times a year in January, May, and September.


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.


Publication Ethics

A. Scientific Journal Manager

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Determine the names of journals, members of the editorial board, the field of knowledge, and the accreditation process.
  2. Establish contracts in managing relationships between writers, editors, partners, and others.
  3. Maintain confidentiality of matters relating to authors, contributing researchers, editors, and reviewers.
  4. Comply with rules relating to intellectual property rights such as a copyright.
  5. Review the journal policy and relay it to authors, editorial boards, reviewers, and readers.
  6. Create a Code of Conduct for editors and reviewers.
  7. Publish the journal in a timely manner.
  8. Manage and seek funding sources to maintain the continuity of journal publication.
  9. Develop a network of cooperation and marketing journals.
  10. Provide aspects of legality and the process of licensing journal.

B. Editors

  1. Adjust the needs of the authors and readers of the journal.
  2. Enhance and guarantee the quality of journal publications through standardized processes.
  3. Prioritize freedom of opinion openly and objectively for authors, reviewers, and editorial board members and related parties to improve the quality of publications.
  4. Ensure the authors’ complete and appropriate academic track records
  5. Provide information to the audience if there is a correction, clarification, retraction, and apology.
  6. Determine and be liable for the style guide and the format of the articles.
  7. Evaluate the journal if there are findings such as double publication, plagiarism, fabrication of data, author member changes, stealth authors (as well as guest writers or presentations), conflicts of interest, ethical issues, alleged mistakes of reviewers, and/or complaints against editors.
  8. Review the effectiveness of publishing policies that affect the attitudes of authors and reviewers, as well as making improvements.
  9. Encourage a business that can reduce research and publication errors by informing researchers about the ethics of publications and requesting that the authors include an ethical clearance form approved by an appropriate Research Ethical Committee.
  10. Support the author to improve his/her paper until it is eligible to be published.

C. Reviewers

Reviewers play a very important role in the process of scientific publication and are required to have an honest, objective, unbiased, independent, critical nature in assessing papers, and upholding scientific truth. Criticism here intended in the grading of a written work must be in accordance with the field of expertise, other than being open to new things, respecting the confidentiality of the papers being assessed and not taking personal advantage in any form, also reviewers are expected to do the following:

  1. Conduct a timely review of the paper and relay the results for consideration of the feasibility of publishing the paper to the editors.
  2. Adapt the process of review to the style guide based on scientific principles such as method of data collection, legality of the author, conclusions, and related aspects.
  3. Reviewing the written works that have been improved in accordance with the standards specified previously.

D. Authors

  1. Be responsible for the content of a paper including methods, analysis, discussion, conclusions and recommendations as well as citations and References.
  2. Explain the sources of research funding and those who assist in the research either directly or indirectly.
  3. Explain the limitations of the research that has been conducted.
  4. Respond to feedback from the reviewers in a professional and timely manner.
  5. Provide information to the editor if the recommendation is to revoke the paper.
  6. Maintain information about the results of the invention in the form of interviews or other media before obtaining clarity of publishing approval by the publisher.
  7. Provide information to editors on papers that are part of a gradual research, multi-disciplinary research, and contain different perspectives.
  8. Submit a declaration that the submitted papers are original and have not been published or submitted to other publishers in any media or language.
  9. If there is an error in the paper, then the author is obliged to notify the publisher or editor.
  10. The inclusion of the author's name in the paper is sorted according to the contribution and approved by all members, and if there is a change then the author must seek approval from the other authors involved in the paper.
  11. Awarding acknowledgment in the paper is given to all parties who contribute non-substantively and who qualify on the basis of the authors’ discretion.
  12. Authors are required to obtain permission from special parties (possessing patents) for both materials and publications that are used in papers and give proper acknowledgment when and where appropriate.
  13. Referring to the work of others in the paper shall be properly cited.
  14. The author is not allowed to copy the bibliography if the author does not read the papers themselves.
  15. Authors are required to submit evidence of ethical approval from the appropriate Research Ethical Committee when requested by the editors or publisher including submission of log book research or field notes.
  16. If there are comments or responses about the paper that have been published then the authors are encouraged to provide adequate responses.

E. Sponsorship

  1. The sponsor is not entitled to intervene in the content of the paper or the selection of scientific journals by the author.
  2. The sponsor may give permission to the author to use research data to be published, and if for some reason there is information that cannot be published then the sponsor is obliged to provide explanation to the author.


Adapted from:

1. LIPI. 2014. Regulation of the Head of Indonesian Institute of Sciences No. 5 of 2014 on the Code of Ethics of Scientific Publications. Retrieved from http://jdih.lipi.go.id/?page=peraturan&act=search&id_peraturan_cat=68 on August 9, 2017

2. COPE. 2015. COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from https://publicationethics.org/files/u2/Best_Practice.pdf on August 9, 2017



Screening for Plagiarism

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Digital Archiving

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Author Fees

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  • Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.
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