Author's Guideline

Author guidelines

  1. The article should be submitted online via the journal website.
  2. It is typed in Microsoft Word with the font being used is Time New Roman size 12.
  3. The number of words should be 5,000 to 8,000, excluding appendices.
  4. British or American spelling can be used, but it must be consistent throughout the article.
  5. The article should be completed with the name of author, email, and institution.
  6. Research-based articles will be prioritised; viewpoint/argumentative research articles, however, will also be considered for publication.
  7. For a research-based article, the outline consists of 8 sections without number: Abstract (in English) + key words, Introduction, Method(s), Findings, Discussion, Conclusion (and Recommendation),The Author, References + Appendix (optional).
  8. Abstract should not exceed 200 words.
  9. Introduction section talks about 4 points: background or context, literature review, gap + possible contribution(s) to knowledge and research objective(s). These subsections don’t have to be titled.
  10. Quotation and references should follows Vancouver. The following are some examples of Vancouver system of referencing (Mendeley's Reference Manager Style: National Library of Medicine with PMID/PMCID or DOI):


A book

Lai P-C, So F-M, Chan K-W. Spatial Epidemiological Approaches in Disease Mapping and Analysis. New York: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group; 2009.

A journal paper

Rekha B, Swaminathan S. Childhood tuberculosis - global epidemiology and the impact of HIV. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2007/06/19. 2007;8(2):99–106. PMID: 17574153


An electronic article

Fox GJ, Nhung N V, Sy DN, Lien LT, Cuong NK, Britton WJ, Marks GB. Contact investigation in households of patients with tuberculosis in Hanoi, Vietnam: a prospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2012/11/21. 2012;7(11):e49880. PMID: 23166785 

Publication in a foreign language

Simbolon D. Faktor risiko tuberculosis paru di Kabupaten Rejang Lebong. Kesmas Natl Public Heal J. 2007;2(3):112–119.



Asyary A. Childhood Pulmonary Tuberculosis as Impacted of Household Adult Pulmonary Tubercuosis Patients in Yogyakarta Special Province. Doctoral thesis. University of Indonesia; 2015.



WHO. Recommendations for Investigation Contacts of Person With Infection Tuberculosis in Low-and Middle-Income Countries. Geneva: World Health Organizations; 2012.