Author Guidlines

Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan Masyarakat: The Public Health Science Journal

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

All papers submitted to the journal should be written in English. Authors whose English is not their native language, are encouraged to have their paper checked before submission for grammar and clarity. 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 Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan Masyarakat: The Public Health Science Journal template.

Manuscript Heading, Font, and Spacing

Manuscript 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 margin, single spaced and limited up to 5,000 words. Page numbers should be included in the text located in footer section of each page. Use of pronouns such as I, we etc is to be avoided.

Manuscript submitted to this journal should follow the heading below: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Method; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; Recommendation (optional); 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 English and Bahasa Indonesia not to exceed 14 words. Title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, complete 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 16 pt bold Times New Roman and be centered. The title should have 0 pts space above and 12 pts below.

Authors Name and Affiliations

Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Hafizurrachman, 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 all Author (include address for mailing service, e-mail address ) by adding number (*) in superscript behind 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 both columns of manuscripts. Author affiliations should be in 12 pt Times Roman italic. The body of the text should commence 2 lines (24 points) below the last address.


The Abstract is written in  English and Indonesia with word limitation 100 to 200 words. It should be prepared in one paragraph covers the problem, objectives, method, results, and conclusion. References should not be written in these part of manuscript.  


The keywords between 3-5 words or frase can help formulate the index words separated by coma (,), crucial to the appropriate indexing of the papers, are to be given. For instance: public health, malariae, epidemiology, etc.

Main Text

Manuscript content in general should be organized in the following order: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; Recommendation; Acknowledgments; and References (Recommendation and Acknowledgement are optional in the text). The pages of manuscript must be numbered consecutively, starting from title page.


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.


Method include the design, population, sample, data sources, techniques/instruments of data collection and data analysis procedures. Methods should make readers be able to reproduce the experiment. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Do not repeat the details of established methods. Authors have to put the number of ethical approval from the Ethical Research Committee provided for all type of study both using primary and secondary data.


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.

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 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?


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.


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.

References should be prepared using Vancouver styles. 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 (Kesmas: National Public Health Journal).

Examples of references:
 Individual Authors Journal article:
Latif F, Maria IL, Syafar M. Drug side effects on adherence to antiretroviral treatment among people living with HIV/AIDS. Kesmas: National Public Health Journal. 2014; 9 (2): 101-6.

Journal Article Author Organization:
Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in of participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002; 40 (5): 679-86.

Books written Individuals:
Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

Books written Organization and Publisher:
Royal Adelaide Hospital; University of Adelaide, Department of Clinical Nursing. Compendium of nursing research and practice development, 1999-2000. Adelaide (Australia): Adelaide University; 2001.

Chapters in Books:
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in solid tumors hu- man. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genet- ic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

Matter of Law or Regulation:
Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, Stat. Of Ontario, 1991 Ch.18, as Amended by 1993, Ch.37: office consolidation. Toronto: Queen's Printer for Ontario; 1994.

Anderson SC, Poulsen KB. Anderson's electronic atlas of hemato- logy [CD-ROM]. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002.

Journal article on the Internet:
Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs[serial on the Internet]. June 2002 [cited 2002 Aug 12]; 102 (6): [about 3 p.]. Available from: http: //

Books on the Internet:
Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http: // www.

Encyclopedia on the Internet:
A.D.A.M. medical encyclopedia [Internet]. Atlanta: A.D.A.M., Inc .; c2005 [cited 2007 March 26]. Available from: http: // www.

Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. 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 Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan Masyarakat: The Public Health Science Journal 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 supplementary 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 2 (two) months, authors are required to send new submissions.