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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines



1.   The manuscript submitted to the editors is a manuscript that has not been published in any other scientific journal in print or online or is not being sent to another journal, proven by filling and submitting an [Author’s Statement].

2.   The manuscript is written in English which is good, clear, straightforward, and concise.

3.   The script is typed using Microsoft Word program; with A4 size paper; The Font used should be Times New Roman, size 12 pt for the title, and 12 pt for the contents of the script. Headlines are typed in bold, whereas Latin names are typed in italics. The script is typed using a space of 1 cm with the left, right, top, and bottom margin limits should be 2.5 cm. The length of the script should not be below 10 pages and does not exceed 12 pages. All scripts are numbered with page numbers and line numbers.

4.   All the manuscript submitted must use Online Submission service with the following address: ( However if you don't have an account, you can register yet as an author and filling the form register. Some supplementary documents that must be considered and completed in the Online Submission (Uploaded as a Supplementary File):

Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) form originally (scan the document after signed) [Download CTA Form]

Signed Author's Statement Form form originally (scan the document after signed) [Download Author’s Statement Form]

If you have a problem, you can send the manuscript and supplementary documents (CTA & Author's Statement) via email:

5.   The manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the PDF article Template [Download Journal Template]

6.   Manuscripts sent back to the authors after revision should be returned to the editor without delay. The revised manuscript should be uploaded to the Online Submission features in the Upload Author Version from the Review task window (If you have a problem, you can submit a revision in our email). The revised document should include:

- One (1) Manuscript file for Revision Note file in a table form with respect to Reviewer's comments including the location of the revision on the revised manuscript. The table columns should be Number, Reviewer's Comments, Answer/Revision Note, Location of Revision (page number, and/or line).

- One (1) Manuscript file for Revised Manuscript file according to Template-based format (Important: please give the Red Color Highlight the revised sentences). The revised manuscript returned later than three months will be considered as a new submission and will be reviewed again by other Peer Reviewers.

7.   When the manuscript has been received by the editor, the author will get a "notification for processing" at least 7 days after the manuscript is received.

8.   Each article submitted to the editorial office of The Indonesian Journal of Public Health is not charged any (free-no page charge) including free-of-charge article processing fees. The publication fee is borne by this journal publisher.




 The IJPH receive scientific article in the form of research or literature review. Research article is a scientific article comes from the findings of research that have not been published before.  Literature review article is a scientific article comes from journals or books of advance public health science.


A.   Form of writing

The submitted article should be typed with a single space and margin of 2,5 cm in one side of the A4 HVS papers.  Number of pages between 12-15 pages, including tables and pictures. Footnotes are not allowed.


The submitted article should be written in academic English. It is necessary to attach the copy of sources from data and figure that have been published in the submitted article. The use of scientific term should be suited with the rules of academic writing. All the submitted articles will be assessed by expert reviewers appointed by official journals editor.


B.      Organization of article


1)       Research Article


1.             Title

Title should be brief and clear. It better contains the maximum number of eighteen words. The title should be followed by the name of author(s) and the institution(s).  If the authors come from more than one institution, symbols or numbers should be added before each authors’ institution.


2.             Abstract

Abstract should be written in both English and Bahasa Indonesia with the maximum number of 250 words. It should be brief and clear in order to help readers understand the whole article. The abstract should contain the purpose of the study, method, the main finding(s), the main conclusion(s), and the keywords. The keywords are written within the three spaces after the last word of abstract.


3.             Introduction

Contains of the background(s), problem(s), and the purpose(s) of the study.


4.             Methods

Consist of the explanation about research design, place and time, population, scale, sampling method, variable, and data collection method.


5.             Results

This section contains findings which are delivered in the form of narration, table, and/or figure and also the result of statistical test with brief explanation. Title of the table(s) should be written above the table. In contrary, title of figure(s) should be written under the figure(s). 


6.             Discussions

Discussion contains of specific explanations, supporting arguments, further discussion related to the previous finding(s) that have been published, and the findings that contribute to the development of public science and technology.


7.             Conclusions

Contains a brief statement of the findings. The problem(s) and the purpose(s) of the study should be answered in this section.


8.             Refferences

Refferences should be written alphabetically (using harvard writing style) by writing the family name as the first and followed by the surename. If the family name are unidentified, the last surename can be considered as the family name.


2)       Literature Review article


Literature Review article is the scietific article with the aim of reviewing  journals and/or books related to the advance public health science.

The organization of the article are similar with the research article which contains title, abstract, introduction, and refferences. However, the discussion of literature review article becomes a subsections in every section of the article.


C.      The Submission procedure

The article can be submitted directly or sent by post mail, e-mail, or other expeditions. The article should consist of one bundle of printed article and one copied file.The article should be provided by cover letter which consists of address, phone number,  e-mail or fax for the purpose of correspondency.

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