About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Launched in June 2022, Journal of Healthcare Administration (JOHA) provides a venue for healthcare administrators, practitioners, and scholars to publish their works related to healthcare administration, management, ethics, policy, and leadership. JOHA welcomes submissions of original research, review article, letter to editors, and editorials. All healthcare professionals can submit to this journal. Other professions can also submit as long as the implications of their studies to healthcare practice are clearly described.


Publisher, Ownership, & Sponsor

Belitung Raya Foundation, Indonesia, is the only publisher, owner, and sponsor for JOHA. The publishing work is done by Department of Publication. JOHA uses a Gold open access business model. All publication fees are covered by Belitung Raya Foundation.


Publication Frequency

JOHA publishes one volume per year (with two issues per volume). The issues are usually published on (1) January - June and (2) July – December.


Journal Archiving Policy

This journal is included in the Public Knowledge Project Private Network (PKP PN), a distributed archiving system that creates permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. 


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with JOHA agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC 4.0, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the authors' work non-commercially, and although the others' new works must also acknowledge the authors and be non-commercial, they don't have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access). In other words, authors can archive pre-print (submitted version), post-print (accepted version), and publisher's version/PDF.


Deposit or Self-Archiving Policy

Authors are free to deposit the pre-print, post-print and publisher’s version/PDF to their institution's repositories or personal websites.

  • Authors can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing) or submitted version.
  • Authors can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) or accepted version.
  • Authors can archive publisher's version/PDF.

Attribution must be made. Doing so protects the integrity and authenticity of the scientific record.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Advertisement Policy

JOHA does not publish any advertising material.


Process for Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct

Editors are committed to take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case shall JOHA or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that  publisher or Editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in this journal, the publisher or Editors are committed to follow COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.


Editorial and Peer Review Policy

A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to JOHA alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. The journal expects authors to authorize one of them to correspond with the Journal for all matters related to the manuscript. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged.

Editorial review stage. On submission, Editor reviews all submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for formal review. Manuscripts with lack of novelty, insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, particularly high rate of similarity with prior publications (plagiarism) or lack of a significant message, are rejected before proceeding for formal peer-review. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest to the JOHA readers are also liable to be rejected at this stage itself. The editorial review only takes one or seven days.

Peer review stage. A manuscript found suitable for publication in JOHA is sent to Editorial board member(s) and he/she recommends one or two Expert Reviewers. If he/she is not able to do that, the Editor will select the reviewers. The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other's identity. The peer-review process takes four to six weeks.

Editorial decision stage. Every manuscript is assigned to Editor-in-Chief, based on the comments from the reviewers and editorial board members, to make a final decision on the manuscript. Editorial Board Members can only make an initial editorial decision to be sent to Editor-in-Chief and further discuss until reaching the final decision. The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers and editorial board members are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point-by-point response to reviewers' comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated until reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript.

Copyediting stage. Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. A page proof in doc. format is sent to the corresponding author. In this stage, the copyeditor will ask you to complete the reference format and clarify or verify the sentence or paragraph that has been changed. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within seven days. It may not be possible to incorporate corrections received after that period. 

Proofreading & layout editing stage. The proofreader will send the final proof of the article in pdf format with a fixed journal layout. There is no significant change in this stage. Authors are only required to check their names and affiliations and writing format (typos, grammar, punctuation, and layout format). The corresponding author is expected to return the final proof within five days.

Published online. After proofreading the article will be included in the upcoming issue.


Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

Any suspected cases of covert duplicate manuscript submission will be handled as outlined in the COPE guidelines and the Editor may contact the authors’ institution (see Misconduct policy for more information). JOHA endorses the policies of the ICMJE in relation to overlapping publications. JOHA screens each article using iThenticate two times: during submission and after revision. The percentage of similarity index is seen per article basis, it is because 10% can also be considered plagiarism.

Authors can adhere to the following steps to report plagiarism:

  • Inform the editor of the journal where a plagiarized article is published.
  • Send original and plagiarized articles with plagiarized part highlighted.
  • If evidence of plagiarism is convincing, editor should arrange for a disciplinary meeting.
  • Editor of the journal where the plagiarized article should communicate with the editor of the journal containing the original article to rectify the matter.
  • The plagiarist should be asked to provide an explanation.
  • In case of nonresponse in the stipulated time or an unsatisfactory explanation, the article should be permanently retracted.
  • Author should be blacklisted and debarred for submitted an article to a particular journal for at least 5 years.
  • The concerned head of the institution has to be notified.


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