Editorial Policies


Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) is a scientific journal that publishes various original research articles and reviews (by invitation) about nutrition and food, related to aspects of biochemistry, clinical nutrition, community nutrition, functional foods, and socio-economy, including nutrition and food information and regulation. This journal is an official publication of Department of Community Nutrition, Faculty of Human Ecology, IPB University, and PERGIZI PANGAN Indonesia, published since 2006. It is published regularly 3 (three) times a year (in March, July, and November).


Open Submissions  Indexed  Peer Reviewed


The suitability of manuscripts for publication in Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) is judged by peer reviewers and the editorial board. All the review processes are conducted in a blind review. The Technical Editor handles all correspondence with the author. The Chief Editor and Section Editors make the final decision as to whether the paper is recommended for acceptance, rejection, or needs to be returned to the author for revision. 

Chief Editor and Technical Editors will evaluate the submitted papers on a prequalification step for suitability of further review process. The manuscripts will be evaluated by one or two reviewers selected by Chief Editor and Technical Editors. The peer reviewers should examine the manuscript and return it with their recommendation to the Chief Editor or Technical Editors as soon as possible, usually within 3 weeks. If one of the peer reviewers recommends rejection, the Chief Editor will ask a third reviewer or Technical Editors to decide the acceptance or rejection of the paper. 

Papers needing revision will be returned to the authors, and the author must return the revised manuscript to the Technical Editor via OJS of Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food). Technical Editors check whether the manuscript is revised as suggested by peer reviewers. Technical Editors could give recommendations to Chief Editor that the manuscript should return to authors, accept, or reject within 2 weeks. After acceptance by Technical Editors, manuscript is forwarded to the layout editor to be layout for the editorial board meeting. Chief Editor would send an acceptance letter announcing the publication issue attached with manuscript reprint to authors.

There are three steps of the revision process by authors1) revision manuscript to accommodate peer reviewer suggestions within 2-4 weeks; 2) revision to accommodate Technical Editors suggestions within 2-4 weeks (if any), and 3) revision to accommodate editorial meeting suggestions within 1 week (if any). Manuscripts that exceed the revision deadline will be withdrawn. Authors may request for an extension to Chief Editor before the revision expires. The time interval from the date the manuscript is submitted to the acceptance for publication varies, depending on the time required for review and revision.

Manuscripts are rejected usually for 3 general reasons1) The topic of the manuscript does not fit in the journal scope and may be better suited for publication elsewhere. 2) The substance of the manuscripts do not meet Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) standards; the data may be incomplete; the methodology used is not appropriate; lack of novelties and no advancement of the existing knowledge; or there are no consistency among objectives, research design/method, evidence, and conclusion. 3) Manuscript are not written in English and not following Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) guidelines in Instruction to Authors. These manuscripts may be rejected without a review process. Manuscripts could also be rejected in the review process if Authors do not revise the manuscripts as suggested by reviewers and editorial board, also do not give response/rebuttal against the suggestions.

If a manuscript is rejected, the author will be notified by Chief Editor with a statement of reasons for rejection. The author may appeal to Chief Editor if he or she believes an unfair judgment has been made which enclose the author’s reasons. Chief Editor will review and discuss the reasons with Technical Editors responsible for the manuscript, and later decide whether to accept or deny the appeal.

Reprints of all manuscripts will be provided to the corresponding author. The reprints should be read carefully, checked against the typed manuscript, and the corrections may be returned soon. Authors submitting manuscripts should understand and agree that the copyright of manuscripts published is held by Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan. The statement to release the copyright to Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) is stated in Form A1. Copyright encompasses exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, and sell any part of the journal articles in all forms and media. The reproduction of any part of this journal, its storage in databases, and its transmission by any form or media will be allowed only with written permission from Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan.


Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) publishes 3 (three) times per year (March, July, and November) since its' July 2006 edition. Kindly visit this link for the list of those articles that have been published: https://journal.ipb.ac.id/index.php/jgizipangan/issue/archive


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. All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.


Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) is an official publication of Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia (PERGIZI PANGAN Indonesia) and Department of Community Nutrition, IPB University, since 2006.

This journal is an open access scientific journal that publishes original research articles in the area of nutrition and food, covering the aspects of biochemistry, clinical nutrition, community nutrition, functional foods, and socio-economic aspects of nutrition and food, including nutrition and food database and regulations.

Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) is accredited by The National Journal Accreditation (ARJUNA) managed by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Republic of Indonesia (current position: 2nd tier of Sinta). It is also indexed in Clarivate Analytics, Emerging Sources Citation IndexSINTA (Science and Technology Index), DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journal), EuroPub, Dimensions, and Google Scholar.

For the publication, the journal is published regularly three times a year (March, July, and November) and fully in English with an active DOI number on each article.

Official Website of Jurnal Gizi dan Panganhttps://jurnal.ipb.ac.id/index.php/jgizipangan

Online Submission: https://journal.ipb.ac.id/index.php/jgizipangan/user/register?source=


A publication ethics and malpractice statement (composed using the Publishing ethics resource kit and in compliance with Elsevier recommendations)

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication (These guidelines are based on Elsevier policies)
Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles to develop a coherent and respected network of nutrition and food knowledge. It is important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society.

Allegations of Research Misconduct 

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing an article by authors, or in reporting research results. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, Editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In cases of suspected misconduct, the Editors and Editorial Board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them to resolve the complaint and address the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the Editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.

The first step involves determining the validity of the allegation and an assessment of whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest. 

If scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the co-authors, is requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article are sufficient. 

Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on evaluation of these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.

DUTIES OF EDITORIAL BOARD (These guidelines are based on Elsevier policies and COPEís Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Complaints and Appeals 

Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) will have a clear procedure for handling complaints against the journal, Editorial Staff, Editorial Board or Publisher. The complaints will be clarified to a respected person with respect to the case of complaint. The scope of complaints includes anything related to the journal business process, i.e. editorial process, found citation manipulation, unfair editor/reviewer, peer-review manipulation, etc. The complaint cases will be processed according to COPE guidelines. The complaint cases should be sent by email to: jgp@apps.ipb.ac.id

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other members of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS (These guidelines are based on Elsevier policies and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors).

Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication and lies at the heart of the scientific method.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge

DUTIES OF AUTHORS (These guidelines are based on Elsevier policies).

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing of another paper as the author's own paper to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. All submitted works will be checked by anti-plagiarism software.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g. clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Acknowledgment of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and human or animal subjects (Ethical Oversight)

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. The authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the authors obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Intellectual Property (Copyright Policy)

Reprints of all manuscripts will be provided to the corresponding author. The reprints should be read carefully, checked against the typed manuscript, and the corrections may be returned soon. Authors submitting manuscripts should understand and agree that the copyright of manuscripts published is held by Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food). The statement to release the copyright to Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) is stated in Form A1. Copyright encompasses exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, and sell any part of the journal articles in all forms and media. The reproduction of any part of this journal, its storage in databases, and its transmission by any form or media will be allowed only with written permission from Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food).

Peer-Review Process Policy

Peer-Review process/policy is declared by the following link: https://jurnal.ipb.ac.id/index.php/jgizipangan/Editorial_Polices

Post-Publication Discussions and Corrections

Before the publishing, there be will a time for the authors to check the final formatted result of their manuscript or otherwise. In case there will be a correction regarding the final formatted manuscript, the authors can contact by email the secretariat of Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Food) and explain the discussion and correction. This process may take several times to make sure that the final formatted of the manuscript is ready to be published for the next issue.