Author Guidelines


Author Guidelines

Types of paper

Jurnal Kesehatan receives articles in an original research paper, review paper, and case study.

Original research paper
Original research paper is an article that reports detailed research and classified as primary literature. Its format includes an introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusion. This paper is generally long, with word count ranging from 2000 to 6000.

Review paper
A review paper is an article that provides up-to-date report on the current situation regarding certain important topics on health field. It discusses previous development from the topic and gives an overview of the future. In general, a review paper is usually long, ranging from 2000 to 5000 words or even more, depending on the case being reviewed. 

Case study
A case study is an article compiled by health practitioners presenting details of unique cases on the health case being handled. The cases are usually those that contribute significantly to the knowledge in the health field. This article is expected to discuss the assessment, diagnosis, intervention, implementation and evaluation. 

General structure

Paper identity
The title should be short, simple and reflects the contents of the manuscript. After the title of the manuscript, followed by the names of authors and affiliation. Last is the complete contact information for the corresponding author (email address)

The abstract section is created in a single paragraph, written in Indonesian and English, maximum 250 words, 1 space with 3-6 strong keywords. Abstract contains the background, objectives, research methods, results and conclusions. Abstract must be able to represent the content of the paper.

The introduction of a manuscript includes a brief overview of the literature relating to the research topic. Introduction generally consists of :

  1. Background: contains general topics, issues, or areas of concern to illustrate the context.
  2. Problems studied: contains trends, new perspectives, gaps, or conflicts between findings.
  3. Research questions will be answered by the study and how to do it for original research paper or author's reason for reviewing the literature.

The research method contains a direct description of the methods used in a study. For the original research paper and case study, the method contains the statement of the materials used in the study, the main procedures, the techniques used in the data retrieval, and the analysis techniques. If the research uses a particular experimental design, the method part also includes the design of the research. For literature research, the material and methods sections contain the amount of researches included information on data sources, data search strategies, selection criteria of articles included in the review, the amount of research included, and the methods or statistics for its analysis. The researcher must ensure that the data source is clearly identified and valid.

Result and discussion
The results present resarch findings. The results are presented in tables and figures that are interesting and clear. This section of the discussion contains interpretations of research results to give meaning to the reader or provide guidance for further research. All figures and tables need further explanation to reveal the truth.

The conclusion contains a summary of the research findings. Then, followed by the main points of the discussion. A general conclusion ends with a statement about how the research work contributes to the field of study as a whole.

This section lists all the references cited in the text using APA style. References not less than 15. Citation and reference systems must use the Reference Management System such as Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero. 

Manuscript/paper template


Language (usage and editing services)

Please write your text in Indonesian/ English (American or British usage is accepted. Manusript in Indonesian must include the title and abstract in English.


General points

  • Avoid graphic plots that are too crowded.
  • Symbols and data sets must be clear, easily distinguishable.
  • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original figure/artwork.
  • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
  • Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • If an appendix appears in your article and it contains one or more figures, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text. Do not number the appendix figures, "A1, A2, A3, etc."
  • Examples of using Figure, available in manuscript/paper template.

If you include figures that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format. In such cases, material from other sources should be used.


  • Please submit tables as editable text and not as images.
  • Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end.
  • Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.
  • Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.
  • Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells. 
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. 
  • Examples of using Figure, available in full in manuscript/paper template.


Jurnal Kesehatan using APA style. Citation and reference systems must use the Reference Management System such as Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero.

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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