About the Journal

Aims and scope

Jurnal Malaria Indonesia (JMI) is aimed at the scientific community interested in malaria in its broadest sense. It is the only journal that publishes exclusively articles on malaria and, as such, it aims to bring together knowledge from the different specialties involved in this very broad discipline, from the bench to the bedside and to the field.

Open access

All articles published by Jurnal Malaria Indonesia are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. 

As authors of articles published in Jurnal Malaria Indonesia, you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the JMI license agreement.

The author is not charged an article submission and publication fee (Free)

Indexing services

All articles published in Jurnal Malaria Indonesia are included in:

  • Google Scholar

Peer-review policy

Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity, and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process.

Jurnal Malaria Indonesia operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.

The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

  • Peer review is designed to ensure that the research published is 'good science.
  • Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by two or more experts. Peer reviewers have four possible options: accept; accept after minor revision; ask the author(s) to make revisions and resubmit; reject because scientifically unsound.
  • Publication of research articles by JMI is dependent primarily on their validity and coherence, as judged by peer reviewers, who are also asked whether the writing is comprehensible and how interesting they consider the article to be.
  • When asking for revisions, reviewers have three possible goals: to tighten the arguments based on existing data, to identify where more data are needed, and to improve the clarity and coherence of the paper.

Jurnal Malaria Indonesia is supported by an expert Editorial Board.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Jurnal Malaria Indonesia should adhere to JMI Policy.

Citing articles in Jurnal Malaria Indonesia

Articles in Jurnal Malaria Indonesia should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Malar J [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Malar J 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Appeals and complaints

Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should follow the procedure outlined.

Benefits of publishing with JMI

High visibility

Jurnal Malaria Indonesia's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Jurnal Malaria Indonesia offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.


Online publication in Jurnal Malaria Indonesia gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations, and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Jurnal Malaria Indonesia are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Jurnal Malaria Indonesia’s pages.

In addition, articles published in Jurnal Malaria Indonesia may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Jurnal Malaria Indonesia. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by JMI.


As an author of an article published in Jurnal Malaria Indonesia, you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work.