Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU) is a scientific publication journal published by the Midwifery Department of Poltekkes Kemenkes Mataram. Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU) accepts only original research articles relevant to the field of midwifery science and health sciences. Regular scientific focus and coverage covering the health of women and children, such as :

  • Premarital Teen and preconception
  • Pregnancy, Labor and newborn
  • Childbirth and breastfeeding
  • Toddlers and pre-school children
  • Family planning and reproductive health
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Maternal and neonatal emergencies
  • Menopause
  • Midwifery and health policy
  • Midwifery education
  • The management of midwifery care
  • Midwifery communities
  • Complementery in midwifery

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU) will undergo a selection and assessment process by the Board of Editors to ensure their accordance with the writing guideline, focus, and scope, and that they are of excellent academic quality.  The manuscripts will be reviewed using the double-blind peer review method in which case neither authors nor reviewers know each other’s identities.

Desk Review. 

At the desk review stage, manuscripts will be examined to ensure that they have met the writing guideline, focus, and scope with excellent academic quality. If they do not meet the conditions, the author will be given the opportunity to revise their manuscript according to the given criteria. However, there is also the possibility that the manuscript will be directly rejected.

Peer review. 

When the manuscript has passed the desk review stage, it will then be delivered to two reviewers who are experts in the field of the submitted manuscript. The review process will be done within 3 weeks. Manuscripts that did not successfully pass the desk review process will not proceed to this stage.

Reviewer’s decision. 

The reviewers will provide the following recommendations:

  1. Accepted; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication
  2. Accepted with minor revisions; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication once it is revised in response to the reviewers’ concerns
  3. Accepted with major revisions; means that substantive inadequacies in the manuscript, such as data analysis, the main theory used, and rewriting of paragraphs, need to be revised
  4. Rejected; means that the manuscript is not acceptable for publication or the given reviews relate to very basic issues

The reviewer’s decision will be considered by the Board of Editors to determine the ensuing process of the manuscript.

Revision Stage. 

Once the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the author with a review summary form. For manuscripts accepted with major revisions, authors are allotted 3 weeks to revise. Whereas for manuscripts accepted with minor revisions, 1 week is allotted for revision. When returning the revised manuscript, the author is required to fill in and attach the review summary form.  

Final decision. 

At this stage, the manuscript will be re-evaluated by the Board of Editors to ensure that the author has revised in response to the reviewers’ concerns. In this final decision, the manuscript may still be rejected if the author did not seriously conduct the revisions necessary.

Proofread. 

Once the manuscript has been deemed acceptable by the Board of Editors, it will undergo a proofreading process to maintain linguistic quality.

Publication confirmation. 

At this stage, the final layout of the manuscript will be resent to the author to ensure that the content is in accordance with the author’s writing. At this stage, the author may revise any typographical error found in the final manuscript. Once confirmation from the author is given, the Editorial Secretary will process the manuscript for online publication on the website as well as print

 

Publication Frequency

Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU) is published twice in May, and October.

 

Open Access Policy

Open Access Statement

  • This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public to supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Benefits of open access for the author, include:
  • 1. Free access for all users worldwide 

    2. Increased visibility and readership

    3. Rapid publication

    4. No spatial constraints

 

Archiving

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...

 

Publication Ethic

JURNAL KEBIDANAN is a peer-reviewed journal published by Jurusan Kebidanan, Poltekkes Kemenkes Mataram. This statement clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

 

Screening for Plagiarism

Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU)'s editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) upon identification of plagiarism/similarities in articles submitted for publication in Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU). Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU) will use Ithenticate's originality checking software as the tool in detecting similarities of texts in article manuscripts and the final version articles ready for publication. A maximum of 25% of similarities is allowed for the submitted papers. Should we find more than 25% of the similarity index, the article will be returned to the author for correction and resubmission.

 

 

Digital Archiving

There is no digital archiving policy, but the distribute journal content at participating libraries via GARUDA 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.