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Author Guidelines

The Health Periodic Journal accepts manuscripts in the form of Public Health Science research results that have never been and will not be published in other journals. Manuscripts can be in the form of research results and literature studies enriched with ideas and insights so as to produce new concepts / ideas or ideas.

Manuscript Delivery

Manuscripts can be sent in MS Word form to the editor of the e-journal:

 Writing Guidelines

Authors are charged an administrative fee of Rp. 600,000-, for each manuscript received in the Health Periodic Journal. Once the manuscript is received, the author concerned will be contacted to make payment.

 Article Typing Procedure

  1. Manuscripts be written in English.
  2. Manuscripts are written with correct spelling, grammar and paragraph grammar in accordance with the grammar used.
  3. Number of pages between 8-10 pages. If there are foreign terms that have not been standardized, they are written in italics.
  4. Manuscripts must be written in A4 (210x297 mm) and with all margins formatted at 25 mm.
  5. Manuscripts must be written in Arial typeface with a font size of 10 pt (except the article title), one-spaced and in two-column format (except the article title, author name, abstract and keywords).
  6. The distance between the columns is 5 mm (0.2 inches).
  7. The title of the article is written in Arial typeface with a font size of 14 pt, bold and centered and uses capital letters. If the manuscript is written in Indonesian, use Indonesian equivalents for foreign words or terms. If not found, foreign terms are written in italics.
  8. New paragraphs start 10 mm from the left border (indent), while there are no spaces between paragraphs.
  9. The writing of the chapters in the body of the manuscript (INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, REFERENCES) are written in capital letters and bold, arranged left aligned.
  10. Sub-chapters are written in bold letters in a sentence case format and arranged left-aligned and using a level one numbering format using a capital letter format starting from A. The use of sub-chapters should be minimized. Each picture must be given a picture title (figure caption) below the picture and numbered in Arabic numerals followed by the picture title.
  11. Each table must be given a table title (table caption) and numbered in Arabic numerals at the top of the table followed by the table title.
  12. Tables must not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are only given at table headings and below the table.
  13. Figures and tables and diagrams/schematics should be placed in columns between groups of text or if they are too large they should be placed in the center of the page (one column).
  14. Each equation is written in the center of the column and given a number written in brackets and placed at the end of the right margin.
  15. Equations must be written using the Equation Editor in MS Word or Open Office. Equations are not allowed to be pasted in the text as pictures. References or citations written in the description / text are in accordance with the IEEE format (numbering). The number for each reference item is written in parentheses, for example (1). Several references can be written in one bracket, for example (2,4,7).
  16. The mention of the name of the reference author is done by writing the author's last name and mentioning the reference number, for example as stated in Widianto (2), Widianto and Rochim (3) and by Widianto et al. (4).
  17. Reference management applications, such as Mendeley, Zotero or Endnote, should be used by authors when inserting references or creating bibliography in manuscripts.


Script Writing Format

Manuscripts written must be composed of the following components of scientific articles:

  1. Article Title: The title must be written briefly and clearly, and must correctly indicate the results of the research that has been carried out, not allowing for various opportunities and interpretations. Article titles should not contain abbreviations that are not commonly used. The title is a maximum of 16 words. The long title becomes the main title and sub-heading. Scientific names and foreign terms are printed in italics.
  2. Author's Name and Affiliation: All authors' full names are included in the manuscript without an academic degree. Correspondence authors must be marked with an asterisk *). If there is more than one author, the author names are separated by a comma (,). The author's affiliation is written in full below the author's line. Affiliates must not mention the position of the author, for example lecturer or student. Mark author names with affiliation number superscript behind the name.
  3. Abstract and Keywords: The number of words is limited to a maximum of 200 words. Abstracts should be as concise as possible, accurate and clear and describe what you did and confirm the results of the research. Abstract contains: background (1-2 sentences), purpose (1 sentence), method (3-5 sentences), results (3-5 sentences), and conclusion (1 sentence) made in 1 paragraph. The keywords in the abstract are 3-5 words.
  4. Introduction: The introduction contains the urgency and background of the research describing problems with the inverted pyramid method starting from global, national and local. In the scientific article format, no literature review is allowed as in the research report, but it is realized in the form of a state of the art literature review to show the scientific novelty of the article. List of references (relevant literature or research results) using a number of sources in each sentence. The number of pages in the introduction is 1-1.5 pages. At the end of the introduction it should be stated explicitly the purpose of the study of the article.
  5. Methods: Methods describe the type of research, location and time of research, population and samples, sampling techniques, data collection techniques, data analysis, and data presentation. For research using tools and materials, it is necessary to write down the specifications of the tools and materials used. Qualitative research such as case studies, phenomenology, ethnography, etc., need to add descriptions to check the validity of the research results. Paragraphs begin with a word that is indented 10 mm and must not use writing organization into "children of sub-headings" in this section. Shown in 1-2 paragraphs.
  6. Results and Discussion: The results and discussion contain the findings of research/development and scientific discussion. Write down scientific findings (scientific findings) obtained from the results of research that has been carried out but must be supported by adequate data. The scientific findings referred to here are not data obtained from research results. These scientific findings must be explained scientifically including: What are the scientific findings obtained? Why did that happen? Why such a variable trend? All these questions must be explained scientifically, not only descriptively if necessary supported by adequate scientific basis phenomena. In addition, the comparison with existing concepts and comparisons with previous studies must also be explained, whether the results of the research are appropriate or not, for the better or not, and other aspects. In this chapter, it is also recommended to write down the implications of the research results, both theoretical and applied.
  7. Conclusion: The conclusion does not contain a repetition of the results and discussion, but rather a summary of the findings as expected in the goal or hypothesis. If necessary, at the end of the conclusion can also be written things that will be done related to the next idea of the research. Conclusions are expressed as paragraphs. Numbering or itemizing is not permitted in this chapter. Sub-chapters (eg A. Conclusion, B. Suggestions) are also not allowed in this chapter.
  8. Acknowledgments (Optional): Acknowledgments are only addressed to research funders or donors. Thanks can also be conveyed to those who helped carry out the research.
  9. Bibliography: All references referred to in the text of the article must be listed in the Bibliography section. The bibliography must contain a minimum of 15 (fifteen) reference libraries originating from 80% of primary sources (scientific journals, conference proceedings, research reference books) published in the last 5 (five) years. Writing references using a number system (Vancouver style). Numbers are arranged according to

……………………….. already reported (1)

 ………………………..according to Hafez (2)

 ………………………..Turner and Bagnara (3) have reported


The following are examples of writing references from various sources:

 Example of Writing a Bibliography


Articles in journals:

 1. Standard articles

Vega, KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart Transplantation is Associated With an Increased Risk for Pancreatobiliary Disease. Ann Intern Med 1996; 124(11): 980-3

 2. An organization as a writer

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Clinical Exercise Stress Testing. Safety and Performance Guidelines. Med J Aust 1996; 164: 282-4.

 3. Edition with sections

Poole GH, Mills SM. One Hundred Consecutive Cases of Flap Lacerations of The Leg in Aging Patiens. N Z Med J 1990; 107(986 pt 1): 377-8.


Other books and monographs:

 1. Individual author

Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and Leadership Skills for Nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.

 2. Editor as writer

Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental Health Care for Elderly People. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

 3. Referrals from the internet

Corales RM, Schmitt SK. Typhoid Fever [internet]. Medscape. 2004; Available from: URL:


Thesis, Thesis and Dissertation

Rohmah N. The Relationship between PHBS, Use of Clean Water, and Healthy Toilets in the Household and the Incidence of Diarrhea in Toddlers in the Working Area of the Sekardangan Health Center, Sidoarjo Regency. Thesis. Surabaya: Airlangga University, 2016.




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, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-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.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission Fee: 0.00 (IDR)
Article Submission charges Free.

Article Publication Fee: 600000.00 (IDR)
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.