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Author Guidelines




This journal is a peer-reviewed journal established to promote the recognition of emerging and reemerging diseases specifically in Indonesia, South East Asia, other tropical countries and around the world, and to improve the understanding of factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and elimination.

The journal is intended for scientists, clinicians, and professionals in infectious diseases and related sciences. We welcome contributions from infectious disease specialists in academia, industry, clinical practice, public health, and pharmacy, as well as from specialists in economics, social sciences, and other disciplines. For information on manuscript categories and suitability of proposed articles see below and visit

Before you submit your manuscript, go back and review your title, keywords and abstract. These elements are key to ensuring that readers will be able to find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Submitted article must be appropriate with IJTID Author Guidelines. Please kindly check our Template. An author must upload a Copyright Transfer Agreement at supplementary file when submitting articles.

The process of Submission Indonesian Journal of Tropical and Infectious Disease is a fully electronic journal. All manuscripts MUST be submitted to the following Online Submission. DO NOT email the manuscript to the journal or editors. This journal is open access journal that is freely available to both subscribers and the wider public with permitted reuse.


To submit a manuscript, please go to If you do not have an IJTID author account on the Editorial Manager, create an account and log in with your username and password. Before uploading your manuscript to the Editorial Manager, ensure you have all the documents described in the manuscript preparation section.

All submitted manuscripts undergo rigorous editorial checks before they are sent for peer review. The manuscripts are checked for plagiarism and format. Manuscripts that do not pass the initial checks will be unsubmitted without peer review.

Download Conflict of Interest Form and Copyright Transfer Agreement, which can be obtained from Instructions & Forms tab. Completed forms should be submitted along with manuscripts during the submission period.

The manuscript will not be accepted if they are not formatted according to journal style and follow the instruction to authors.

All materials submitted for publication should be submitted exclusively to the IJTID unless stated otherwise.



Peer Review

All manuscripts submitted undergo a double-blinded peer review process and are managed online. Authors are allowed to suggest up to 3 individuals who are qualified in the field to review the article. However, the reviewers must not be affiliated with the same institution(s), or have any potential conflicts of interests in reviewing the manuscript. The editor’s decision to accept or reject these reviewers is final. Decisions on manuscripts are made in accordance with the ‘Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to IJTID (


Articles sent for revision to the authors does not guarantee that the paper will be accepted. Authors are given approxiately 2 weeks to return their revised manuscript. Note that if the revision is not received within 3 months, the Editorial Office will decide to reject.



The final decision to publish or not to publish the articles lies with the Editor in Chief. The Editor retains the right to determine the style, and if necessary, edit and shorten any material accepted for publication.

When the galley proof is ready, the Editorial Office will send the proof to authors to check for its completeness. Confirmation or comments from the authors must be given within 48 hours of receipt of the proof, in order to avoid delays in publication of the manuscript. Significant alterations to the text will not be entertained at this stage, and the authors are responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the Editorial team and authorised by the corresponding author.

Manuscripts without the approval of the galley proof by the authors and a completed Copyright Form will not be published. Once the author gives approval for publication, the Editorial Office will not be held responsible for any mistakes thereafter. No complimentary hard copy of the journal to authors is given. However, the soft copy of the article can be obtained from the journal’s webpage



Authors and contributors

Designated authors should meet all four criteria for authorship in the IJTID Recommendations. Journal articles will not be published unless signatures of all authors are received. Author statement form should be uploaded. Written consent of any cited individual(s) noted in acknowledgements or personal communications should be included.

Conflict of Interests

All submissions to IJTID must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential or actual conflict of interest. All authors must declare the interest and complete the declaration form. Completed declaration form should be uploaded, and the information about conflict of interest must bestated in the article body text.

Authors must state all possible conflicts of interest in the manuscript, including financial, consultant, institutional and other relationships that might lead to bias or a conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, this should also be explicitly stated as none declared. All sources of funding should be acknowledged in the manuscript. All relevant conflicts of interest and sources of funding should be included on the title page of the manuscript with the heading “Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding:”

A conflict of interest appear when professional judgement concerning a primary interest (such as patients’ welfare or validity of research) may be influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain). Financial relationships can also occur because of personal relationships or rivalries, academic competition, or intellectual beliefs. Failure to disclose conflicts might lead to the publication of a statement in our Department of Error or even to retraction.

 The Editor may use such information as a basis for editorial decisions and will publish such disclosures if they are believed to be important to readers in judging the manuscript.

Agreements between authors and study sponsors that interfere with authors’ access to all of a study’s data, or that interfere with their ability to analyse and interpret the data and to prepare and publish manuscripts independently, may represent conflicts of interest, and should be avoided.

Permissions to reproduce previously published material

Authors should include with their submission, copies of written permission to reproduce material published elsewhere (such as illustrations) from the copyright holder. Authors are responsible for paying any fees to reproduce the material.




All articles submitted must be written in English language. The Editorial Office does not offer proofreading services; therefore, it is the author's responsibility to ensure that the English language is thoroughly revised before submitting the work for publication. It is the responsibility of the authors to send their articles for grammar and editing services. Editorial Office reserves the right to reject a manuscript if the language is poor.


The following documents are required for each submission, in this order:

Cover Letter

The covering letter should be uploaded at the stage of the online submission process. Explain in the covering letter, why your paper should be published in IJTID

Title Page

The title page should be an individual document, uploaded separately, that provides:

  • Title of manuscript
  • Full name of all authors;
  • Details of the corresponding author

o Designation and Name of the corresponding author

o Contact details: email, telephone and fax number

Please refer to the sample of "Title Page" that could be obtained from "Instruction & Form" tab

Note: Persons designated as authors should have participated sufficiently in the work to justify authorship. Kindly refer to the section on authorship in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts.

Submitted to IJTID Journals, available at The Editor may require authors to justify the assignment of   authorship


Abstract and Keyword

  • A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. The abstract should Abstract should be 250-300 words. It should include objectives and rationale of the study, the method used, main findings and significance of findings. It should be accompanied by up to 5 Keywords. The abstract should be available in English and Bahasa.
  • Abstracts for should follow the structured format; with the heading of Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion.


  • Below the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords that will assist in the cross-indexing of the article.
  • Check and confirm that the keywords are the most relevant terms found in the title or the Abstract, should be listed in the medical subject headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus found in

Main Text

  • Please make the page settings of your word processor to A4 format, with the margins
  • Moderate Style:

Top and Bottom : 1”, Left and Right : 0.75”

  • The manuscript should be in one columns with line spacing 1.15 lines; using Times New Roman font with font size 12; line number
  • Restart Each Page style; insert page number in Bottom of Page. For Title, using Arial 14.
  • The section headings are on boldface capital letters (UPPERCASE style). Second level headings are typed in boldface capital and lowercase letters (Capital Each Word style) except conjunction. Third level headings are typed in boldface italic capital and lowercase letters.
  • Do not use boldface for emphasis within text


  • Provide figures embedded in page. Figures should be drawn professionally. Photographs should be sharp (contrast). Provide footnotes and other information (e.g., source/copyright data, explanation of boldface) in the figure legend.
  • Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used
  • Abbreviate "Figure" as "Fig.", e.g. Fig. 1, Fig. 2.
  • Number the figures consecutively in Arabic numerals (e.g. Fig. 1, Fig. 2) in the order of their first citation in the text.
  • Images as TIFF/JPEG files should be submitted with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and a minimum dimension of 1,000 x 1,000 pixels. Colour images should be submitted in CMYK format, instead of RGB format.
  • Letters, numbers and symbols should be clear and even throughout, and of sufficient size so that when they are reduced in size for publication, each item will still be clearly identifiable.
  • If a Figure has been previously published, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material.
  • Authors’ names and affiliations should not appear on the images.
  • All Figures/Figure-parts relating to one patient should have the same Figure number.
  • Symbols, arrows or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background.

Please refer to sample of "Figure" that could be obtained from "Instruction & Forms" tab


Equations (refer with: Eq. 1, Eq. 2,..) should be indented 5 mm (0.2”). There should be one line of space above the equation and one line of space below it before the text continues. The equations have to be numbered sequentially, and the number put in parentheses at the right-hand edge of the text. Equations should be punctuated as if they were an ordinary part of the text. Punctuation appears after the equation but before the equation number. The use of Microsoft Equation is allowed. c2 = a2 + b2

Clinical Pictures

  • The ideal Clinical Picture provides visual information that will be useful to other clinicians.
  • Clinical Pictures should be interesting, educational, and respectful of the patient. MJMHS is less interested in pictures that simply illustrate an extreme example of a medical condition.
  • Authors must obtain signed informed consent for publication.
  • Use no more than 450 words, with no references. The text should include brief patient history and must put the image in context, explaining what the image shows and why it is of interest to the general reader.


  • Submit all tables in Microsoft word format only.
  • Each table should be submitted separately.
  • Number the tables consecutively in Roman numerals (e.g. Table I, Table II, Table III) in the order of their first citation in the text
  • Provide a brief title, which should be shown at the top of each table
  • Main table heading should be in11 point Times New Roman font BOLD
  • Legends should be in 11 points, single-spaced
  • Tables should be in 10 point Times New Roman font, single-spaced
  • Headings within tables should be in 8 points BOLD
  • Place table explanations in the footnotes of the table
  • Explain all non-standard abbreviations in the footnotes to the tables
  • Obtain permission for publication before submission of the manuscript and acknowledge fully if data from another published source is used

Abbreviations and Symbols

  • The full term for which an abbreviation or acronym stands should precede its first use unless it is a standard unit of measurement
  • Symbols and abbreviations should be those used by British Chemical and Physiological Abstracts
  • Weights, volumes, etc. should be denoted in metric units


  • International System of Units (S.I.) is required
  • Numbers in text and tables should always be provided if % is shown
  • Means should be accompanied by Standard Deviation and Medians by Inter-Quartile Range
  • Exact p values should be provided, unless p<0·0001
Drug names
  • Recommended international non-proprietary name (rINN) is required


  • Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).
  • Minimum 25 references for research report/ original article and 35 references for review article.
  • References wrote on Vancouver (superscript) Style.
  • In the Vancouver Style, citations within the text of the essay/ paper are identified by Arabic numbers in superscript. This applies to references in text, tables and figures. The writing process of article is suggested to use reference manager program (Mendeley, etc.). The Vancouver (Superscript) System assigns a number to each reference as it is cited. A number must be used even if the author(s) is named in the sentence/text. e.g. Smith 10 has argued that... The original number assigned to the reference is reused each time the reference is cited in the text, regardless of its previous position in the text. When multiple references are cited at a given place in the text, use a hyphen to join the first and last numbers that are inclusive. Use commas (without spaces) to separate non-inclusive numbers in a multiple citation e.g. 2,3,4,5,7 is abbreviated to.. The placement of citation numbers within text should be carefully considered e.g. a particular reference may be relevant to only part of a sentence. As a general rule, reference numbers should be placed outside full stops and commas and inside colons and semicolons, however, this may vary according to the requirements of a particular journal. Examples - There have been efforts to replace mouse inoculation testing with in vitro tests, such as enzyme linked Immunosorbent assays 57,60 or polymerase chain reaction 20-23 but these remain experimental. Moir and Jessel maintain “that the sexes are interchangeable”. 1
  • Use the form of references adopted by the US National Library of Medicine and used in the Index Medicus. Use the style of the examples cited at the end of this section.
  • Personal communications and unpublished observation may not be used as a reference.
  • Two references are cited separated by a comma, with no space. Three or more consecutive references are given as a range with an en rule. To create an en rule on a PC: hold down CTRL key and minus sign on the number pad, or on a Mac: ALT hyphen
  • References in tables, figures and panels should be in numerical order according to where the item is cited in the text
  • Give any subpart to the title of the article. Journal names are abbreviated in their standard form as in Index Medicus
  • If there are six authors or fewer, give all six in the form: surname space initials comma
  • If there are seven or more, cite the first three names followed by et al
  • For a book, give any editors and the publisher, the city of publication, and year of publication
  • For a chapter or section of a book, cite the editors, authors and title of the section, and the page numbers (
  • For online material, please cite the URL, together with the date you accessed the website
  • Online journal articles can be cited using the DOI number
  • Do not include references in the Abstract.

Examples of reference style are given below:

Vancouver Citation Style for IJTID

Standard Format for Books:

Author Surname Initials. Title: subtitle. Edition (if not the first). Place of publication: Publisher; Year.

Book with 1-6 authors/editors

1.Abul A, Lichtman A, Pillai S. Cellular and molecular immunology. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2012.

2.Calder PC, Field CJ, Gill HS, editors. Nutritional and immune function. Oxon: CABI Publishing; 2002.

More than 6 authors/editors (Book, Chapter in a book & etc.)

3. Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, et al. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2008.

Chapter in a book

4. Vidyadaran S, Ramasamy R, Seow HF. Stem cells and cancer stem cells: Therapeutic Applications in Disease and Injury. In: Hayat MA, editor. New York: Springer; 2012.

Corporate/Organization as Author

5. Canadian Dental Hygienists Association. Dental hygiene: definition and scope. Ottawa: Canadian Dental Hygienists Association; 1995. 


6. Frank SA. Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease [Internet]. Princeton: Princeton University Press; 2002 [cited 2014 December 17]. Available from:


Author Surname Initials. Title of article. Title of journal, abbreviated. Year of Publication: Volume Number (Issue Number): Page Numbers.

Journal article 1-6 authors

  1. Ramasamy R, Tong CK, Yip WK, Vellasamy S, Tan BC, Seow HF. Basic fibroblast growth factor modulates cell cycle of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Cell Prolif. 2012;45(2):132-9.

Journal article with more than 6 authors

  1. Abdullah M, Chai PS, Chong MY, Tohit ERM, Ramasamy R, Pei CP, et al. Gender effect on in vitro lymphocyte subset levels of healthy individuals. Cellular Immunology. 2012;272(2):214-9.

Journal article in press

  1. Clancy JL, Patel HR, Hussein SM, Tonge PD, Cloonan N, Corso AJ, et al. Small RNA changes enroute to distinct cellular states of induced pluripotency. Nature communications.2014; 5:5522.Epub 2014/12/11.

It is the authors’ responsibility to check all references very carefully for accuracy and completeness. Authors should avoid using abstracts as references. “Unpublished observations” and “personal communications” may not be used as references; if cited, a letter (from the person quoted) granting permission must be submitted. Subject to editorial approval, the person quoted will be cited in parentheses in the text and not in the reference section.


State contributions that need to be acknowledged, but do not justify authorship.

Acknowledgeable contributions include (not in exhaustive order) general support by a Department Head or Chairman, technical help, and financial and/or material support (including grants). Mention conflicts of interest, if any.



The format for the text varies depending on the type of article. The list of article types and their respective formats are as follows: Original Article, Short Communication, Review Article, Case Report, Commentary and Letters to Editors.

Original Article

  • An original article is a report on the research objectives and analytical process, as well as a discussion of the implications of the results of a study
  • The manuscript should be organised according to the of following headings:
  • Title of the manuscript
  • Abstract (Structured & 250 words) and Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • Conflict of Interest
  • References (minimum 25 references)
    • Use of subheadings in the main body of the text is recommended. Photographs and illustrations are encouraged. These are detailed studies reporting original research and are classified as primary literature.
Review Article
  • It is usually a solicited/invited article written by an expert, providing critical analysis and recent information on a given speciality.
  • The manuscript file should be organised according to the following headings:
  • Title of the manuscript
  • Abstract (Unstructured & 250 words) and Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Relevant section headings of the author’s choice
  • Summary
  • References (minimum 50 references) 
  • Review article give on overview of exiting literature in a field, often identifiying specific problems of issues and analyzing information from available published work on the topic with a balanced perspective.

Case Report

  • These articles report specific instances of interesting phenomena. A goal of Case Studies is to make other researchers aware of the possibility that a specific phenomenon might occur. Case reports/ studies present the details of real patient cases from medical or clinical practice. The cases presented are usually those that contribute significantly to the existing knowledge on the field. The study is expected to discuss the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of a disease. These are considered as primary literature and usually, have a word count similar to that of an original article. Clinical case studies require a lot of practical experience.
  • The manuscript file should be organised according to the following headings:
  • Title of the manuscript
  • Abstract (Unstructured & 250 words) and Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Case Report
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • Conflict of Interest
  • References (Minimum 15 references)


  • Please be advised that all manuscripts submitted to the IJTID will be screened for plagiarism/duplication.
  • Authors are required to paraphrase all references citations in their own words. This is to prevent any misunderstandings regarding plagiarism.
  • In the case where a particular citation would lose its original meaning and essence if paraphrasing is attempted, the Journal requires authors to enclose the citation in quotation marks (“ ”) to indicate that it is a direct quote from the source. However, excessive use of such quotation marks is discouraged and should be utilised only when absolutely necessary.
  • IJTID adopts a zero-tolerance towards plagiarism. Failure to comply with these instructions will result in the outright rejection of manuscripts without peer review, and appropriate action will be taken.
  • The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work (please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the hint of text-recycling (“self-plagiarism”). Please kindly tell us if you already use plagiarism check (Turnitin, etc.).



  • Submissions that are identical (or substantially similar) to previously published, or accepted for publication, or that have been submitted in parallel to other conferences are NOT appropriate for submission to IJTID and violate our dual submission policy.
  • If you are in doubt (particularly in the case of material that you have posted on a website), we ask you to proceed with your submission but to include a copy of the relevant previously published work or work under consideration by other journals.
  • Policy on Near-Duplicate Submissions o Multiple submissions with an excessive amount of overlap in their text or technical content are NOT acceptable. The Editors reserve the right to reject immediately all submissions which they deem to be excessively similar and by the same authors. Such “shotgun submissions” are unacceptable, unfair to authors who submit single original papers, and place an additional strain on the review 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

Copyright Notice

1. As an author you (or your employer or institution) may do the following:

  • make copies (print or electronic) of the article for your own personal use, including for your own classroom teaching use;
  • make copies and distribute such copies (including through e-mail) of the article to research colleagues, for the personal use by such colleagues (but not commercially or systematically, e.g. via an e-mail list or list server);
  • present the article at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies of the article to the delegates attending such meeting;
  • for your employer, if the article is a ‘work for hire’, made within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part of the information in the article for other intra-company use (e.g. training);
  • retain patent and trademark rights and rights to any process, procedure, or article of manufacture described in the article;
  • include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially);
  • use the article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works, such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of the article in the journal); and prepare other derivative works, to extend the article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal;
  • may reproduce or authorize others to reproduce the article, material extracted from the article, or derivative works for the author’s personal use or for company use, provided that the source and the copyright notice are indicated, the copies are not used in any way that implies IJTID endorsement of a product or service of any employer, and the copies themselves are not offered for sale.

All copies, print or electronic, or other use of the paper or article must include the appropriate bibliographic citation for the article’s publication in the journal.


2. Requests from third parties

Although authors are permitted to re-use all or portions of the article in other works, this does not include granting third-party requests for reprinting, republishing, or other types of re-use. Requests for all uses not included above, including the authorization of third parties to reproduce or otherwise use all or part of the article (including figures and tables), should be referred to IJTID by going to our website at


3. Author Online Use

  • Personal Servers. Authors and/or their employers shall have the right to post the accepted version of articles pre-print version of the article, or revised personal version of the final text of the article (to reflect changes made in the peer review and editing process) on their own personal servers or the servers of their institutions or employers without permission from IJTID, provided that the posted version includes a prominently displayed IJTID copyright notice and, when published, a full citation to the original publication, including a link to the article abstract in the journal homepage. Authors shall not post the final, published versions of their papers;
  • Classroom or Internal Training Use. An author is expressly permitted to post any portion of the accepted version of his/her own articles on the author’s personal web site or the servers of the author’s institution or company in connection with the author’s teaching, training, or work responsibilities, provided that the appropriate copyright, credit, and reuse notices appear prominently with the posted material. Examples of permitted uses are lecture materials, course packs, e-reserves, conference presentations, or in-house training courses;
  • Electronic Preprints. Before submitting an article to an IJTID, authors frequently post their manuscripts to their own web site, their employer’s site, or to another server that invites constructive comment from colleagues. Upon submission of an article to IJTID, an author is required to transfer copyright in the article to IJTID, and the author must update any previously posted version of the article with a prominently displayed IJTID copyright notice. Upon publication of an article by the IJTID, the author must replace any previously posted electronic versions of the article with either (1) the full citation to the work with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or link to the article abstract in IJTID homepage, or (2) the accepted version only (not the final, published version), including the IJTID copyright notice and full citation, with a link to the final, published article in journal homepage.


4. Articles in Press (AiP) service

IJTID may choose to publish an abstract or portions of the paper before we publish it in the journal. Please contact our Production department immediately if you do not want us to make any such prior publication for any reason, including disclosure of a patentable invention.

5. Author/Employer Rights

If you are employed and prepared the article on a subject within the scope of your employment, the copyright in the article belongs to your employer as a work-for-hire. In that case, IJTID assumes that when you sign this Form, you are authorized to do so by your employer and that your employer has consented to the transfer of copyright, to the representation and warranty of publication rights, and to all other terms and conditions of this Form. If such authorization and consent has not been given to you, an authorized representative of your employer should sign this Form as the Author.


6. IJTID Copyright Ownership

It is the formal policy of IJTID to own the copyrights to all copyrightable material in its technical publications and to the individual contributions contained therein, in order to protect the interests of the IJTID, its authors and their employers, and, at the same time, to facilitate the appropriate re-use of this material by others. IJTID distributes its technical publications throughout the world and does so by various means such as hard copy, microfiche, microfilm, and electronic media. It also abstracts and may translate its publications, and articles contained therein, for inclusion in various compendiums, collective works, databases and similar publications


Every accepted manuscript should be accompanied by "Copyright Transfer Agreement" prior to the article publication.


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