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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines for the Regular Issue

1. Kesmas: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional (National Public Health Journal) regular issue publishes articles in the field of public health that includes Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Administration, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Health, Health Education and Behavioral Science, Public Health Nutrition, and Sexual and Reproductive Health.

2. Submitted articles must be research articles and invited review articles that should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication anywhere else and free of plagiarism. Each submitted article will be checked by an application for detecting plagiarism.

3. Components of Articles:

  • The title is written in English with a maximum of 20 words.
  • The author’s identity is written under the title, including name, affiliation, correspondence address, phone number, and email.
  • The abstract is written in English with a maximum of 200 words. The abstract should be one paragraph covering the introduction, aim, method, results, and conclusion with a maximum of 5 (five) keywords separated by a comma. Sort the keywords alphabetically.
  • The introduction contains background, a brief and relevant literature review, and the aim of the study. If nomenclature is used, italics are adopted to designate genus, species, botanical varieties, and words in Latin (e.g., et al.) or other languages. For genes, loci, and alleles nomenclature, use italics. If units of measurement are used, they should be those recommended by the International System of Units. Please check this website (https://www.bipm.org) for the English text.
  • The method includes design, population, sample, data sources, techniques/ instruments of data collection, data analysis procedure, and ethics.
  • Results are research findings and should be clear and concise.
  • Discussions should properly and argumentatively define the study results with relevant theory and prior findings.
  • Tables should be single-spaced and numbered consecutively per the text's presentation. Figures, pictures, or formulas should be original. 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. Then, for resolution, rasterized based files (e.g., with .tiff or .jpeg extension) require a resolution of at least 1,000 dpi (dots per inch). Line art should be supplied with a minimum resolution of 1,000 dpi. Tables and/or figures should be no more than 6 (six) as presented in the Result.
  • Conclusion and Recommendation (if any) should answer problems of study not exceeding the capacity of finding. The recommendation should refer to the aims and conclusion in the form of narration, be logical and effective.

4. Abbreviations consist of abbreviations mentioned in the article (from Abstract to Conclusion). If abbreviations are used in the text, authors are required to write full name+abbreviation in brackets, e.g., coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) the first time they are used, then only abbreviations can be written (apart from titles; in this case, authors have to write always the full name).

5. Ethics Approval and Consent to Participate inform license obtained from institution and research subject.

6. Competing Interest stated whether the author(s) have a research interest.

7. Availability of Data and Materials clarifies data sources or information used as study materials.

8. Authors’ Contribution explains the contribution made by each author to the study.

9. Acknowledgment mention a thank you note to all components supporting the study, including funding (grant).

10. Additional Information confirms the authors' names if there is not enough space on the first page of the article and/or other additional information if necessary.


11. References should be written in Vancouver style.

  • The maximum references are 40 sources.
  • Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).
  • The reference number must be numbered consecutively in accordance with the whole text.
  • The recent journal references (at least in the past ten years) are preferred.
  • Please write the author’s name with the last name first and the first name as initials, with a maximum of 6 (six) authors' names. If there are more than 6 (six) authors, the following author should be written with “et al.”
  • The first letter of reference title should be capitalized, and the remaining should be written in lowercase letters, except the name of the person, place, and time. Latin terms should be written in italics, and the title should not be underlined and written in bold.
  • Please provide the URL of the referred article.
  • When referencing in the body of text, use superscript after a full stop (.), e.g.: ..... .10
  • If the sentence states the other author’s name as a reference, use the reference number by the end of the author’s name, then continue the sentence till full stop (.), e.g., Abood2, ……; or Latief et al.2
  • Example of References (please refer to this example in writing your articles’ references, remove [Internet] and provide the URL for each reference):

1. Journal Article

Hoq MN. Effects of son preference on contraceptive use in Bangladesh. Kesmas: Nat Pub Heal J. 2019; 14 (1): 21-7. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.21109/kesmas.v14i1.2848

2. Book

Grech ED. ABC of interventional cardiology. 2nd ed. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell; 2011. Available from: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/imperial/detail.action?docID=8 22522

3. Online article/website

Pullen LC. Antibiotic resistance continues to be a problem in children. Medscape; 2017. Available from: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/860801

4. Thesis and Dissertation

Slawsky E. An evaluation of greenspace exposure as a protective factor in dementia risk among U.S adults 75 years or older [Thesis]. Seattle: University of Washington; 2019.

12. Manuscript should be typed using word processors (Microsoft Word or Open Office) software. The font type for the paper is Times New Roman, with a font size of 12. The paper size is A4 (e.g., 210 x 297 mm). It should be in one-column format with all margins of 3 cm, double-spaced, and a maximum of 6,000 words (including the references). The manuscript must be submitted via website: http://journal.fkm.ui.ac.id/kesmas.


13. Please include the Covering Letter and Statements, Ethics Approval Form, and Proof of Language Editing of the Article in a separate document containing the summary of scientific findings and uploaded on Supplementary Files in PDF format.

14. The Manuscript Template can be accessed on the right-side menu entitled Manuscript Template.

Revision of Manuscript

Revision of manuscript by author consists of two steps: editor’s screening revision and reviewer’s screening revision. First-time submitted articles would be screened early by Editorial Team to comply with Kesmas writing guidance. The Editorial Team will further inform the results of the early screening to authors by email. For authors, please re-send the screening revision file by uploading it to the supplementary file at your submission service. Moreover, authors may conduct any revision of post-review by reviewers after the Editorial Team inform the results of the review through your online service, so keep tracking your online submission service to see the progress of the article process. Please notify the Editorial Team by email (jurnalkesmas.ui@gmail.com) or WhatsApp (+62 815 1141 6600) if the revision file is already uploaded, and please re-send both screening and post-review revisions to the Editorial Team by no later than 14 (fourteen) days. If such revisions are not re-sent to the Editorial Team for more than 3 (three) months, authors must send new submissions.

Acceptance Certificate

Acceptance Certificate is issued for the first author whose manuscripts are already reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.

Copyright and License

  • Submission of a manuscript implies that the authors have met any requirements of the editorial policy and publication ethics.
  • Authors grant Kesmas: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional (National Public Health Journal) a license to publish the articles and identify them as the original publisher.
  • Authors also grant any third party the right to use the articles freely as long as their integrity is maintained and their original authors, citation details, and publisher are identified.
  • Authors agree that their articles remain permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License.

Covering Letter and Statements

Authors must include Covering Letter and Statements in a separate file containing a summary of scientific findings and uploaded in Supplementary Files in PDF Format to complete the submission process.

Copy of the Ethical clearance statement for experimental research involving human and/or animal samples should be uploaded in a supplementary file.

 

Author Guidelines for the Special Issue

PREPARING YOUR MANUSCRIPT FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE ON COVID-19

  1. Kesmas: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional (National Public Health Journal) special issue publishes non-research articles in the field of public health that includes Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Administration, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Health, Health Education and Behavioral Science, Public Health Nutrition, and Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Non-research articles consist of:

Case report

Case reports submitted to Kesmas: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional (National Public Health Journal) should contribute to public health knowledge and have educational value or highlight the need for a change in public health practices or approaches.

Authors should describe how the case report is rare or unusual as well as its educational and/or scientific merits in the covering letter that will follow the manuscript submission. Case report submissions will be assessed by the Editors and will be sent for peer review if considered appropriate for the journal.

Case reports should include relevant positive and negative findings from history, examination, and investigation. They can consist of photographs provided by a statement that written consent to publish was obtained from the case(s). Case reports should include an up-to-date review of all previous issues in the field.

Authors should seek for written and signed consent to publish the information from the case(s) prior to submission.

Case Study

Kesmas: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional (National Public Health Journal) welcomes well-described case studies. These will usually present a major program intervention or policy option relevant to the journal field. Manuscripts that include a rigorous assessment of the processes and the impact of the study, as well as recommendations for the future, will generally be considered favorably.

Review

Reviews are summaries of recent insights in specific research areas within the scope of Kesmas: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional (National Public Health Journal). The key aims of reviews are to provide systematic and substantial coverage of a research area of wide interest or to present a critical assessment of a specified area. A review must focus on recent research and on a topic that is timely and relevant to the field. All reviews published by Kesmas: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional (National Public Health Journal) are peer-reviewed. Review manuscripts may be considered at the Editor’s discretion, and their decision on consideration is considered final.

Commentary

These short, narrowly focused manuscripts of contemporary interest are usually commissioned by the journal. They are not mini-reviews. A commentary is a discussion of a manuscript or trial that was recently published or that is soon to be published, and that is interesting enough to warrant further comment or explanation. This type of commentary discusses specific issues within a subject area rather than the whole field, explains the implications of the manuscript, and puts it in context. Opinions are welcome as long as they are factually based.

Methodology

Methodology manuscripts should present a new experimental method, test, or procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a better version of an existing method, or compare different methods currently in use.

Opinion

Opinions are short, narrowly focused manuscripts on issues of contemporary interest, including reports about meetings or viewpoints on recently published manuscripts relevant to the readers of Kesmas: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional (National Public Health Journal). Opinions should not be reviewed and should not contain new data. They should be short manuscripts (ideally 500-1500 words) outlining significant progress in thinking that would also be testable, though not so easily testable that readers will wonder why the testing has not already been done.

Editorials

Editorials are written by the Editor-in-Chief and discuss current issues and related subjects.

2. Submitted articles must be research articles and invited review articles that should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication anywhere else and free of plagiarism. Each submitted article will be checked by an application for detecting plagiarism.

3. Components of Articles:

  • The title is written in English with a maximum of 20 words.
  • The author’s identity is written under the title, including name, affiliation, correspondence address, phone number, and email.
  • The abstract is written in English with a maximum of 250 words. The abstract should be one paragraph covering the introduction (why the case should be reported and its novelty), case presentation (a brief description of the patient’s clinical and demographic details, the diagnosis, intervention, and outcomes), and conclusion (a summary of the clinical impact or potential implications of the case report) with a maximum of 5 (five) keywords separated by a comma. Sort the keywords alphabetically.
  • The introduction contains the background of the case report or study, its aims, and a summary of the existing literature. If nomenclature is used, italics are adopted to designate genus, species, botanical varieties, and words in Latin (e.g., et al.) or other languages. For genes, loci, and alleles nomenclature, use italics. If units of measurement are used, they should be those recommended by the International System of Units. Please check this website (https://www.bipm.org) for the English text.
  • The method includes a description of the patient’s relevant demographic details, medical records, symptoms and signs, treatment or intervention, outcomes, and other significant details.
  • Results presented the data analysis.
  • Discussions should properly and argumentatively discuss the relevant existing literature.
  • Tables should be single-spaced and numbered consecutively per the text's presentation. Figures, pictures, or formulas should be original. 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. Then, for resolution, rasterized based files (e.g., with .tiff or .jpeg extension) require a resolution of at least 1,000 dpi (dots per inch). Line art should be supplied with a minimum resolution of 1,000 dpi. Tables and/or figures should be no more than 6 (six) as presented in the Result.
  • Conclusion and Recommendation (if any) should clearly state the main conclusion, including an explanation of their relevance or importance to the field.

4. Abbreviations consist of abbreviations mentioned in the article (from Abstract to Conclusion). If abbreviations are used in the text, authors are required to write full name+abbreviation in brackets, e.g., coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) the first time they are used, then only abbreviations can be written (apart from titles; in this case, authors have to write always the full name).

5. Ethics Approval and Consent to Participate inform license obtained from institution and research subject.

6. Competing Interest stated whether the author(s) have a research interest.

7. Availability of Data and Materials clarifies data sources or information used as study materials.

8. Authors’ Contribution explains the contribution made by each author to the study.

9. Acknowledgment mention a thank you note to all components supporting the study, including funding (grant).

10. Additional Information confirms the authors' names if there is not enough space on the first page of the article and/or other additional information if necessary.


11. References should be written in Vancouver style.

  • The maximum references are 40 sources.
  • Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).
  • The reference number must be numbered consecutively in accordance with the whole text.
  • The recent journal references (at least in the past ten years) are preferred.
  • Please write the author’s name with the last name first and the first name as initials, with a maximum of 6 (six) authors' names. If there are more than 6 (six) authors, the following author should be written with “et al.”
  • The first letter of reference title should be capitalized, and the remaining should be written in lowercase letters, except the name of the person, place, and time. Latin terms should be written in italics, and the title should not be underlined and written in bold.
  • Please provide the URL of the referred article.
  • When referencing in the body of text, use superscript after a full stop (.), e.g.: ..... .10
  • If the sentence states the other author’s name as a reference, use the reference number by the end of the author’s name, then continue the sentence till full stop (.), e.g., Abood2, ……; or Latief et al.2
  • Example of References (please refer to this example in writing your articles’ references, remove [Internet] and provide the URL for each reference):

1. Journal Article

Hoq MN. Effects of son preference on contraceptive use in Bangladesh. Kesmas: Nat Pub Heal J. 2019; 14 (1): 21-7. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.21109/kesmas.v14i1.2848

2. Book

Grech ED. ABC of interventional cardiology. 2nd ed. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell; 2011. Available from: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/imperial/detail.action?docID=8 22522

3. Online article/website

Pullen LC. Antibiotic resistance continues to be a problem in children. Medscape; 2017. Available from: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/860801

4. Thesis and Dissertation

Slawsky E. An evaluation of greenspace exposure as a protective factor in dementia risk among U.S adults 75 years or older [Thesis]. Seattle: University of Washington; 2019.

12. Manuscript should be typed using word processors (Microsoft Word or Open Office) software. The font type for the paper is Times New Roman, with a font size of 12. The paper size is A4 (e.g., 210 x 297 mm). It should be in one-column format with all margins of 3 cm, double-spaced, and a maximum of 4,000 words (including the references). The manuscript must be submitted via website: http://journal.fkm.ui.ac.id/kesmas.


13. Please include the Covering Letter and Statements, Ethics Approval Form, and Proof of Language Editing of the Article in a separate document containing the summary of scientific findings and uploaded on Supplementary Files in PDF format.

 

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 in other journals/preprints/platforms, 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 Microsoft Word document file format, according to the Manuscript Template.
  3. The URL for each reference has been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables (maximum at 6 (six) in total) 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, found in the About the Journal, Submissions Menu.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed journal section, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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Authors who publish with "Kesmas: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional (National Public Health Journal)" agree to the following terms:

        a. Authors transfer the copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

        b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

        c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access)

 

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 450.00 (USD)

Special Issue: 350.00 (USD)

Manuscript Handling Fee

Starting from April 15, 2021, the published manuscript is charged an article processing charge of USD 450 for Regular Issues and USD 350 for Special Issues. Due to the current pandemic conditions, the Article Processing Charge for Special Issue has been reduced from 400 USD to 350 USD.

Payment of Manuscript Handling Fee

Once a manuscript has been accepted and published, the corresponding author will be contacted to make the necessary payment of the manuscript handling fee. Kindly note that the payment option on the manuscript management system is only enabled for published articles. Please make a payment through UI BHPP Bank BNI Kantor Cabang UI Depok Account No. 1273000568, then please send the proof of payment to jurnalkesmas.ui@gmail.com.

If you do not have the funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. Kesmas: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional (National Public Health Journal) do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.