Author Guidelines

Indonesian Journal of Health

In submitting manuscripts to Indonesian Journal of Health, authors should take special note that manuscripts must conform to all Indonesian Journal of Health style requirements. Authors should follow the requirements for citations and references, figures, and tables. The manuscripts that do not follow the requirement of Indonesian Journal of Health style may be returned to authors for modification.

All papers submitted to the journal should be written in Indonesia. The work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, and free plagiarism. All articles submitted will be conducted plagiarism checking through Turnitin software program.

Authors should arrange manuscript based on Indonesian Journal of Health Manuscript Template.

Manuscript Heading, Font, and Spacing

Manuscripts should be typed using word processors (Microsoft Word or Open Office) software. The font used throughout the paper is Times New Roman. The paper size is A4 (i.e., 210 x 297 mm), one-column format with a 2.5 cm for all margins, 1.5 spaced, except the title and abstract use one space and limited up to 13 pages Page numbers should be included in the text located in the footer section of each page. Use of pronouns such as I, we, and etc is to be avoided.

All scientific articles were carried out checking for plagiarism using the TURNITIN software after the journal received a review from the reviewer. The results of plagiarism checking through TURNITIN software are maximum 20%.

Manuscripts submitted to this journal should follow the heading below: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Method; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgments (optional); and References.. 

Paper Title

This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. The title is written in Bahasa Indonesia. Title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, completes and not be summarization of results or conclusion but describe the research or topic of the paper. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.

The title of the paper should be in 12 pt bold Times New Roman and be centered. The title should have 0 pts space above and 12 pts below. Upright, Max. 14 Words, Bold, Space One, Capital Letter Every Word Beginning

Authors Name and Affiliations

Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names. Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes: name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country. Please indicate Corresponding Author (include address for mailing service, telephone number, e-mail address, and mobile phone number) by adding K (K) in superscript before the name.

Author names should be in 12 pt Times Roman bold with 12 pts above and 12 pts below. Author addresses are superscripted by numerals and centered over one column of manuscripts. Author affiliations should be in 12 pt Times Roman. The body of the text should commence 2 lines (24 points) below the last address.


The Abstract is written in English and Bahasa Indonesia with word limitation 100 to 250 words. It should be prepared in one paragraph covers introduction (1-2 sentences), objectives (1 sentence), method (3-5 sentences), results (3-5 sentences), conclusions (1 sentence) made in 1 (one) paragraph.


At least 3 words up to 5 words (capital letters only found in the first keyword, separated by semicolons (;) and not ending periods in the last keyword). For instance: Cattle; import; indigenous; malaria; Plasmodium sp

Main Text

Manuscript content in general should be organized in the following order: TitleAuthors NameAuthors AffiliationAbstractKeywordsIntroductionMethodsResultsDiscussionConclusionsAcknowledgment; and References (Acknowledgement are optional in the text). The pages of manuscript must be numbered consecutively, starting from title page.


The introduction contains the urgency and background of the research problem described by the inverted pyramid method starting from the global, national and local levels. Include references (literature or relevant research results) by using the source number in each sentence after the period (.) Adjusted to the Bibliography, for example: Cashew HO Research, et al., 2016 health education through mobile health can increase the knowledge of pregnant women about consumption of Fe.1 tablets

The introduction contains a general background review and literature review (state of the art), try a minimum of 5 reviewed literature that can justify the novelty or novelty or uniqueness of this study compared to previous studies (usually 2-3 paragraphs).

The number of pages in the introduction is 1-1.5 pages written using Times New Roman 11 points (upright) with 1.5 spaces. Each paragraph begins with an indentation of 1 cm. The final part of the introduction must state the purpose of the study.

Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section.


This section explains the types of research including quantitative or qualitative research, qualitative research such as case studies, phenomenology, ethnography, etc., need to add a description of checking the validity of research results. Quantitative research explains the location and time of research, population and sample, sampling techniques, data collection techniques, data analysis, and data presentation. Research that use tools and materials, need to write the specifications of the tools and materials used. Writing using Times New Roman 11 points (upright) with a space of 1.5. Each paragraph begins with an indentation of 1 cm and may not use organizing writing into the "sub-title children" in this section. Shown in 1-2 paragraphs.


The results section describes the characteristics of the research subjects, univariate analysis, bivariate analysis and multivariate analysis (if any). The results obtained from research must be supported by adequate data. The results of the study must be answers to the problems and research objectives stated earlier in the introduction. Writing using Times New Roman 11 points (upright) with a space of 1.5. Each paragraph begins with an indentation of 1 cm and may use organizing writing into sub-headings for each variable, as well as sub-headings in the Bold and at the beginning of words using capital letters, CANNOT USE BULLETS OR NUMBERS. If you choose a table as a data presentation tool, please select an open table (only use horizontal lines), table position: middle, sentence position: middle, title position: top middle.

Results are research findings and should be clear and concise without opinions. Table and Figures are put in the result. It should be limited up to six tables or pictures with a short title. Table/Figure should be typed in single space and be numbered consecutively according to the appearance in the text.

Tables are sequentially numbered with the table title and number above the table. Tables should be centered in the column OR on the page. Tables should be followed by a line space (12pt). Elements of a table should be single-spaced, however double spacing can be used to show groupings of data or to separate parts within the table.  Table headings should be in 10pt bold. Tables are referred in the text by the table number. Do not show vertical line in the table. There is only horizontal line should be shown within the table.

If you choose drawing as a data presentation tool such as diagrams, graphic images, photographs, etc .; please select the JPG extension, image position: center, title position: bottom center. Figures are sequentially numbered commencing at 1 with the figure title and number. Detailed recommendations for figures are ensure that figures are clear and legible with typed letterings, Black & white or colored figures are allowed, and do not show border line in figure.


The discussion section contains reasons that explain the results of research and other studies that support and are not in line with the results of the research obtained. It IS NOT ALLOWED to use the same sentence as the one listed in the results section and NOT ALLOWED to re-read the analysis tables and graphs. However, results can be grouped to be interpreted and discussed based on theory and the results of previous studies. Writing using Times New Roman 11 points (upright) with a space of 1.5. Each paragraph begins with 1 cm indentation and may use organizing writing into sub-headings for each variable, as well as sub-headings in the Bold and at the beginning of words using capital letters CANNOT USE A BULLET OR NUMBER.

The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. In discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results).

The following components should be covered in discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?


The conclusion contains a summary of the description of the results and discussion with reference to the research objectives. Suggestions are based on the research findings discussed. Conclusions should be answers to research questions, and not expressed in statistical sentences. The explanation is in the form of flowing paragraphs which contain links between one content and another. Use terms that have substantive meaning in the field of science and avoid statistical / methodological technical terms. Suggestions can refer to practical actions, the development of new theories, and / or further research. Writing conclusions and suggestions use Times New Roman 11 points (upright) with a space of 1.5. Each paragraph begins with a 1 cm Indent and CANNOT USE A BULLET OR NUMBER. Shown in 1 paragraph.

Conclusions should answer the objectives of research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.

Acknowledments (optional)

Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may other supporter i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers who may have given materials. Writing a thank you notes use Times New Roman 11 point (upright) with a space of 1.5. Each paragraph begins with an indentation of 1 cm.

 Reference is written according to Vancouver styles. All references used in writing in the References are numbered according to the appearance in the article, NOT ACCURATE. Only lists the literature used and relevant. Reference sources use primary sources such as research articles in scientific journals, research reports or proceedings, articles in books from research results, historical sites, artifacts, and others that are original work. The comparison of primary sources is 80% compared to other sources from the total bibliography and comes from the last 5 years of publication. Articles published in INAJOH are recommended for use as references. The number of references is more than 10 sources. Writing a bibliography uses Times New Roman 11 points (upright) with a space of 1, space after paragraph 10 pt and before paragraph 0 pt. Each word in the title of the library source starts with a capital letter.

Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Cite only scientific publication that you read and current journal references. Write the six of author's last name and first name initials, remain authors be followed by "et al (et al)". Reference number must be numbered consecutively. The first letter of reference titles should be written with a capital letter, the rest lowercase, except the name of the person, place, and time. The title should not be underlined and in bold letters. Recommendations for references are:

  • Include ALL authors. et al., for multiple authors is not acceptable.
  • When referencing in the body of text use superscript after full stop (.) (i.e:.10).  If reference lists name of source, the numbered reference is located after the name (i.g: Abood 2, Latief, et al1)

When preparing your reference list, the following should be avoided:

  • References not cited in the text.
  • Excessively referencing your own work.
  • Insufficiently referencing the work of others.

It is also preferable when Authors give DOI number of each reference list, but it is optional for Authors. References list must be written consistently for the journal titles are written in long format (Indonesian Journal of Health).

Examples of references:

  1. Yani A, Suriah S, Jafar N. The Effect of SMS Reminder on Pregnant Mother Behaviour Consuming Iron Tablet. Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia. 2017;13(1):12-20.
  2. Eldredge LKB, Markham CM, Ruiter RA, Kok G, Parcel GS. Planning Health Promotion Programs: An Intervention Mapping Approach: John Wiley & Sons; 2016.
  3. Bartels SJ, Pratt SI, Aschbrenner KA, Barre LK, Naslund JA, Wolfe R, et al. Pragmatic Replication Trial Of Health Promotion Coaching For Obesity In Serious Mental Illness And Maintenance Of Outcomes. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2015;172(4):344-52.
  4. Fertman CI, Allensworth DD. Health Promotion Programs: From Theory To Practice: John Wiley & Sons; 2016.
  5. Notoatmodjo S. Promosi Kesehatan Dan Perilaku Kesehatan. Jakarta: Rineka Cipta; 2012.
  6. Kementrian Kesehatan RI. Pedoman Gizi Seimbang. Jakarta: Direktorat Jenderal Bina Gizi dan Kesehatan Ibu dan Anak; 2014.
  7. Roni Kurniawan, Narzril Ilham, Sigit Purnomo Said. The Correlation Between The Prinsiples Of Good Corporate Governance And Officials’performance In Health Departement Of Wajo Regency At [Skripsi]. Jakarata: Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarata; 2017.
  8. Khalifa M. Barriers To Health Information Systems And Electronic Medical Records Implementation A Field Study Of Saudi Arabian Hospitals [Online Journal]. 2013 [Cited 17 September 2017]. Available from:
  9. Ebenhaezer G. Hubungan Kualitas Lingkungan Perumahan Dengan Derajat Kesehatan Ibu Dan Balita Di Sumatera Utara [Tesis]. Sumatera: Universitas Sumatra Utara; 2000.
  10. Yulianti Yulianti, Tahir Abdullah, Yusriani Yusriani (2018). Case To Action Relates To Providing Exclusive ASI in the Kassi-Kassi Health Center Work Area. Indonesian Journal of Health, 2(1), 44-53.
  11. Yani A. Kekerasan Pada Anak dan Melek Teknologi (Opini). Mercusuar. 1 Agustus 2017.
  12. Riady E. detikNews. Senin 11 September 2017. [cited 17 September 2017]. Available from:

Revision of Manuscript

Revision of manuscript by author consists of two steps that are editor’s screening revision and reviewer’s screening revision. First time submitted articles will be done early screening by Editorial to comply with Indonesian Journal of Health writing guidance. Editorial further will inform results of the early screening to authors by e-mail. Then for authors, please kindly re-send the screening revision file by uploading it on discussion file at your submission service. Moreover, authors may conduct any revision of post-review by reviewers after Editorial inform results of review through your online service, so keep tracking your online submission service to see progress of article process. Please inform Editorial by e-mail if revision file is already uploaded and please kindly re-send both screening and post-review revisions to Editorial by no later than 14 (fourteen) days. If such revisions are not re-sent to Editorial more than 6 (sixth) months, authors are required to send new submissions.

Manuscript Handling fee

Authors are charged a handling fee of 700,000 IDR for each accepted manuscript in Indonesian Journal of Health.

Readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge.

Payment of Manuscript Handling Fee

Once a manuscript has been accepted, the corresponding author will be contacted to make the necessary payment of the manuscript handling fee. Kindly note that on the manuscript management system, the payment option is only enabled for manuscripts that have been accepted for publication.

Acceptance Letter

Acceptance Letter is issued for authors whose manuscripts are already reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.  

Copyright and License

  • Submission of a manuscript implies that authors have met any requirements of the editorial policy and publication ethics.
  • Authors retain copyright of articles published in Indonesian Journal of Health
  • Authors grant Indonesia Journal of Health a license to publish the articles and identify itself as the original publisher.
  • Authors also grant any third party the right to use the articles freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.
  • Authors agree that their articles remain permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License.

Covering Letter and Statements

Authors must include Covering Letter and Statements [download here]  in a separated document file containing summary of scientific finding and uploaded in Supplementary Files in PDF Format to complete submission process.

Guideline for Online Submission

Author should first register as Author and/or is offered as Reviewer through the following address:

Author should fulfill the form as detail as possible where the star marked form must be entered. After all form textbox was filled, Author clicks on “Register” button to process the registration. Therefore, Author is brought to online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start a New Submission section, click on “’Click Here’: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”.

The following are five steps in online submission process:

Step 1 - Starting the Submission: select the Journal Section (Full Article), tick all of the checklist   

Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file to be submitted, then click Upload button. Please make sure that the manuscript file has been uploaded.

Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.

Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, Statements, and ethical clearance in PDF format. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button.

Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to INAJOH, click Finish Submission button after the documents is true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgement by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.

After this submission, Author who submits the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Author is able to track his submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes status of manuscript review and editorial process.

 Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs  for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.