About the Journal



Focus and Scope

IJCOM publishes original research articles, expert opinion, consensus, literature and systematic review as well as commentary focusing on various streams of community health sciences and occupational medicine including health and safety sciences and researches, community and occupational nutrition, community and public health, clinical epidemiology, marine and aviation medicine, public health administration, health management, health economics, health promotion, medical sociology/anthropology, social and family medicine. IJCOM also open for special edition and supplement volume publication.


Section Policies


  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed

Original Articles

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Case Report (Series and Evidence Based Case Report)

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Review Article (Literature Review, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Brief Comunication)

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed


Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted online will be screened at the first attempt by an editor to check the requirements and the consistency with in-house style, according to author instructions. The Editor-in-chief will proceed and appoint the peer-reviewer to review the screened-passed submitted manuscripts, according to their field of expertise, with help of editorial board members. Peer-review process should be based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards. This journal uses double-blind review. When the peer review process completed and the manuscripts are approved, they will be sent back to Editor-in-chief. Afterwards, Editor-in-chief will send the approved manuscripts back to the editor for final editing, layout editing, and proofreading. Finally, the approved and edited manuscripts will be published.


Publication Frequency

The Indonesian Journal of Community and Occupational Medicine (IJCOM) is an open access journal which is published three times a year (July, November and March). IJCOM also opens for supplemental edition and special edition volume apart of regular edition.


Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access



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...

Copyrigth Notice
Open access articles in The Indonesian Journal of Community and Occupational Medicine are published under Creative Commons licences. These provide an industry-standard framework to support easy re-use of open access material. Under Creative Commons licences, authors retain copyright of their articles.
The Indonesian Journal of Community and Occupational Medicine articles are published open access under a CC BY licence (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence). The CC BY licence is the most open licence available and considered the industry 'gold standard' for open access; it is also preferred by many funders. This licence allows readers to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to alter, transform, or build upon the material, including for commercial use, providing the original author is credited.
In this license, authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0) that allows others to share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement


1. Editorial Board

  • Journals should have editorial boards or other governing bodies whose members are recognized experts in the field. The full names and affiliations of the members should be provided on the journal’s Web site.
  • Journals shall provide contact information for the editorial office on the journal’s Web site.

2. Authors and Authors responsibilities

  • Any fees or charges that are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in the journal shall be clearly stated in a place before authors begin preparing their manuscript for submission.
  • Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process.
  • All authors have significantly contributed to the research.
  • All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  • List of references, financial support.
  • Forbidden to publish same research in more than one journal.

3. Peer-review process

  • All of a journal’s content should be subjected to peer-review.
  • Peer-review is defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ expert in the field.
  • It should be clearly described on the journal’s Web site.
  • Judgments should be objective.
  • Reviewers should have no conflict of interest.
  • Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.
  • Reviewed articles should be treated confidentially.

4. Publication ethics

  • Publishers and editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
  • In no case shall a journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.
  • In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publisher or editor shall deal with allegations appropriately.
  • The journal should have guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when needed.
  • Publishers and editors should always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

5. Copyright and Access

  • Copyright and licensing information shall be clearly described on the journal’s Web site.
  • The way(s) in which the journal and individual articles are available to readers and whether there are associated subscriptions, or pay-per-view fees should be stated.

6. Archiving

A journal’s plan for electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content in the event a journal is no longer published shall be clearly indicated.

7. Ownership and management

  • Information about the ownership and/or management of a journal shall be clearly indicated on the journal’s Web site.
  • Publishers shall not use organizational names that would mislead potential authors and editors about the nature of the journal’s owner.

8. Web site

A journal’s Web site, including the text that it contains, shall demonstrate that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards.

9. Publishing schedule

For serial publications, the periodicity at which a journal publishes should be clearly indicated.

10. Name of journal

The Journal name shall be unique and not be one that is easily confused with another journal or that might mislead potential authors and readers about the Journal’s origin or association with other journals

This journal follows the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and publishers or Core Practices.

In addition, as a journal that follows the ICMJE’s Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, it is expected of authors, reviewers and editors that they follow the best-practice guidelines on ethical behaviour contained therein.



Plagiarism screening will be conducted by The Indonesian Journal of Community and Occupational Medicine (IJCOM) Editorial Board twice before and after review by using TURNITIN Plagiarism Checker. Articles that escapes when the obtained similarity is less than 30 %.


Author Fees

No article processing/publication charges



This journal open for sponsorship collaboration without compromising scientific content and should be with No Conflict of Interest