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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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Insights in Public Health Journal (IPHJ)

 All papers submitted to the journal should be written in English. Authors whose English is not their native language, are encouraged to have their paper checked before submission for grammar and clarity. The work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, and free plagiarism. All articles submitted will be conducted plagiarism checking through Turnitin software program.

The authors should arrange a manuscript based on Insights in Public Health Journal template.

Manuscript Organization

The manuscripts should be organized as follows. Instructions for each element appear below.

  • Title
  • Authors and Affiliations
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References

Manuscript Heading, Font, and Spacing

The manuscript should be typed using word processors (Microsoft Word or Open Office) software. The font used throughout the paper is Arial. The paper size is A4 (i.e., 210 x 297 mm), one-column format with a 3 cm for all margin. The abstract should be written in Arial Font 10, single space, and the rest of the manuscript in Arial 10, space 1.5 and limited up to 5,000 words. Page numbers should be included in the text located in the footer section of each page.

Manuscript submitted to this journal should follow the heading below: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Method; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; Recommendation (optional); Acknowledgments (optional); and References

Paper Title
This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. The title is written in English and not to exceed 20 words. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, complete and not be a summarization of results or conclusion but describe the research or topic of the paper.
The title of the paper should be in 14 pt bold Arial and be centered. The title should have 0 pts space above and 12 pts below

Authors Name and Affiliations

Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names. Write a clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country. Please indicate Corresponding Author (include an address for mailing service, telephone number, e-mail address, and mobile phone number ) by adding an asterisk (*) in superscript behind the name.

Author names should be in 11 pt Arial with 12 pts above and 12 pts below. Author addresses are superscripted by numerals and centered over both columns of manuscripts. Author affiliations should be in 10 pt Arial. 


The Abstract is written in  English awith word limitation 250 words. It should be prepared in one paragraph covers the background, objectives, method, results, and conclusion. 


Maximum of 5 keywords separated by comma (,),

Main Text

Manuscript content, in general, should be organized in the following order: TitleAuthors NameAuthors AffiliationAbstractKeywordsIntroductionMethodsResultsDiscussionConclusionsRecommendationAcknowledgments; and References (Recommendation and Acknowledgement are optional in the text). The pages of the manuscript must be numbered consecutively, starting from title page.


Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. The authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of the introduction section.


The method include the design, population, sample, data sources, techniques/instruments of data collection and data analysis procedures. Methods should make readers be able to reproduce the experiment. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Do not repeat the details of established methods. Authors have to put the number of ethical approval from the Ethical Research Committee.


Results are research findings and should be clear and concise without opinions. Table and Figures are put in the result. It should be limited up to six tables or pictures with a short title. Table/Figure should be typed in single space and be numbered consecutively according to the appearance in the text.

Tables are sequentially numbered with the table title and number above the table. Elements of a table should be single-spaced, however, double spacing can be used to show groupings of data or to separate parts within the table.  Table headings should be in 10pt bold.

Figures are sequentially numbered commencing at 1 with the figure title and number. Detailed recommendations for figures ensure that figures are clear and legible with typed letterings, Black & white or colored figures are allowed, and do not show borderline in the figure.


The discussion should be concise and tightly argued. It should start with a brief summary of the main findings. It should include paragraphs on the generalizability, clinical relevance, strengths, and limitations of your study.

You may wish to discuss the following points also: How do the conclusions affect the existing knowledge in the field? How can future research build on these observations and what are the key further research that must be done?

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS : Arial Font 11, bold

Those who contributed to the work but do not meet our authorship criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgments with a description of the contribution.

Authors are responsible for ensuring that anyone named in the acknowledgments agrees to be named.

REFERENCES : Arial Font 11, bold

Reference writing is expected to use reference writing software such as Endnotes / Mendeley

 IJPH uses the Vancouver superscript reference style (Arial font 10). The example as follows :

  1. Kularatne SAM. Dengue fever. BMJ : British Medical Journal. 2015;351:h4661.
  2. Mustafa MS, Rasotgi V, Jain S, Gupta V. Discovery of fifth serotype of dengue virus (DENV-5): A new public health dilemma in dengue control. Medical journal, Armed Forces India. 2015;71(1):67-70.
  3. Guzman MG, Gubler DJ, Izquierdo A, Martinez E, Halstead SB. Dengue infection. Nature reviews Disease primers. 2016;2:16055.


The examples of writing references on manuscripts:

Dengue virus (DENV) infection is still one of the important vector-borne diseases and public health concern, particularly in tropical countries. This disease is caused by Dengue virus which comprised DEN-1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.1 This virus is transmitted by female Aedes aegypti as the primary vector and Aedes albopictus as secondary vector.2


All Figures/images should be inserted within the text as close as possible to where they are referenced. The authors should not upload them as separate files.


All Tables should be inserted within the text as close as possible to where they are referenced. The authors should not upload them as separate files.

Manuscript Handling fee

Publish in this journal is free of charge. Readers can read and download any full-text articles free of charge.