Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Gaster is a national periodical journal which contains research articles in health sector. Gaster: Health journals are expected to be a medium for conveying scientific findings and innovations in the health sector for those in the health sector, both those engaged in the health sector.

Gaster is a peer reviewed journal and an open access journal that focuses on health. This focus covers the related areas and scopes related to the following

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Community Nutrition
  • Public Health


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Each article was reviewed by 2 reviewers. The journal manager guarantees that in every review process, the author does not know who the reviewer is (blind review). The time required for review is 3 (three) weeks after the article is received by the reviewer.


Publication Frequency

GASTER is published 2 times a year, namely in February and August for each volume.


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.



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About the Journal

Author's Responsibilities




Reporting Standards :


Authors who write research reports must present an accurate report of the work that has been done and discuss the objectives of the significance of the research. The underlying data must be accurately described in the research report manuscript. The research report should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to imitate the work. Reports containing fraud or intentional inaccurate data are unethical and unacceptable behavior.


Data Access and Retention :


If necessary, the authors are asked to provide raw data relating to editorial purposes. Authors must be ready to provide this data within a predetermined period of time.


Originality and Plagiarism :


The authors must ensure that the work written is completely original and if the author uses the work and / or sentences of other people, they must use citation or be quoted properly.


Multiple publishing or content similarity :


An author should not publish manuscripts that describe the essence of the same research in more than one journal or publisher. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.


Source Recognition:


Proper recognition of the work of others must always be given. Authors must cite publications or ideas that were influential in determining the nature of the work being reported.


Report Compiler:


The names of authors listed should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the concept, design, implementation or interpretation of the reported research. Everyone who has contributed significantly should be registered as a co-author. Parties who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project must be recognized or registered as contributors. The lead author must ensure that the co-authors whose names are included in the report are the proper ones to be included, and that all co-authors have viewed and approved the final version of the report and have agreed to publish the report.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest :


All authors must disclose in the text of any financial or substantive conflicts of interest that may be expected to affect the results or interpretation of the text of the report.


Fundamental errors in published works :


When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in published work, the author is obliged to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the work.


Risk and Human or Animal as Subjects :


If the research involves high risk chemicals, procedures or equipment in its use, the authors must mention this in the report manuscript.





Editor's Duty



Asas Keadilan:


Editors always evaluate the intellectual content of the manuscript regardless of the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, or political philosophy.


Confidentiality :


Editors and any editorial staff are prohibited from disclosing any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, editorial advisors and publishers.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:


Unpublished but mentioned material in a submitted manuscript may not be used in the editor's private research without the written consent of the author.


Publication Decision :


The journal editorial board is responsible for deciding which articles to publish. Editors can be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and are limited by legal provisions such as defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.


Manuscript Review:


Editor must ensure that each initial manuscript has been evaluated by the editor for originality. Editors must manage and use peer reviews fairly and wisely. The editor must explain the peer review process in informing the author and indicating which part of the journal being reviewed. Editors must use appropriate peer reviewers for the manuscripts to be published by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding people with conflicts of interest.





Reviewer’s Duty




Contribution to Editorial Decisions :


Peer reviews help editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also assist writers in improving the quality of the manuscript.




Every reviewer who is selected but feels ineligible to review the research reported in the manuscript or knowing that a quick review is impossible must notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Objectivity Standards :


Reviews must be carried out objectively. Personal criticism from the author is inappropriate. Reviewers must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.




Any manuscripts received for review must be confidential documents. Manuscripts may not be displayed or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:


Important information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers are prohibited from associating the text with conflicts of interest caused by competitive, collaborative, or other relationships as well as any connection with any of the authors, companies, or institutions related to the report text.


Source Recognition:


Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Statements that previously reported observations, derivations, or arguments must be accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers should also raise the editor's concern about any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript being reviewed and any other published paper with which they are aware.