About the Journal

The Aim, Focus, and Scope
       MASHIJO: Medical Science and Hospital Journal is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal covering Hospital and Healthcare Management; Public Health Hospitals.
       It provides physicians, dentistry, ergonomists, nurses, and hospital professionals with a dependable single source of proficiently written legal, practical, and hospital management information.
       MASHIJO: Medical Science and Hospital Journal welcomes original research submissions which relate to hospital and healthcare management. Research aimed at improving the evidence-based practice of hospital and healthcare management and research on the development and application of novel methods, including biological and statistical techniques is also of interest. In addition, we publish meta-analyses, systematic reviews, review articles, editorials, commentaries, case studies and letters to the editor, which provide a forum for debate.

Publication Process
       All manuscripts submitted to MASHIJO: Medical Science and Hospital Journal are initially reviewed by the assistant editors to ensure that they adhere to the journal's submission guidelines. Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines are returned to the authors.
       All submissions submitted to MASHIJO: Medical Science and Hospital Journal undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Peer reviewers are experts chosen by editors to provide a written assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of written research, with the aim of improving the article and modifying it in the most appropriate and highest mode for the journal. Initial submissions are sent to two reviewers, but if there is a disagreement between their assessments of whether a submission should be considered for publication, a third reviewer is contacted.
       Usually, the first round of peer review takes 30-45 days, and an additional 15-30 days are needed if the paper needs to be revised by the authors before it is sent out for the second round of review. Thus, it takes, on average, 90-120 days from the initial submission to the decision to publish the paper. Furthermore, the copyediting process could take between two and three weeks. However, occasionally the process may take a little longer than anticipated due to the late submission of the reviewers' comments and late response from the authors.

Indexing
MASHIJO: Medical Science and Hospital Journal is indexed in Google Scholar.

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. Another important aspect of Open Access is that the Copyright of the article is retained by the author.

Article Processing Charges (APCs)
       All articles in this Journal are Open Access and freely available online upon publication. In order to cover the cost of maintaining this Journal, the Dental and Oral Hospital of Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, Indonesia has decided that Article Processing Charges will be charged for all articles published after 1st January 2024. The Fee will be charged to the authors after the peer-reviewed process and the article is accepted for publication in MASHIJO: Medical Science and Hospital Journal.
       The Article Processing Fee is Rp. 300.000 for local (Indonesian) articles and USD 40 for articles from other countries. Instructions on the methods of payment and details of the bank account to transfer the fee will be given to the authors.

Publication frequency: 
MASHIJO: Medical Science and Hospital Journal issues are published twice a year.

MASHIJO: Medical Science and Hospital Journal Content Licensing

MASHIJO: Medical Science and Hospital Journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.