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Author Guidelines 


Submission Guidelines 

The Public Health and Preventive Medicine Archive (PHPMA) journal publishes original research, but may report systematic reviews of published researches, systematic scoping review, policy analysis provided it adhere to appropriate reporting guidelines. PHPMA published article in English, but it accepts submission in English or Bahasa Indonesia, and will provide support to authors who need language supports (see language supports).  

Authors must submit the manuscript online on the journal website The PHPMA uses double blind review, therefore, the authors should prepare the manuscript in a way to conceal their identity from the reviewers (see preparing your manuscript) 

All manuscripts are subject to internal and external peer reviews. PHPMA is an open access journal, an article processing charge (APC) will apply.  

Authors are required to declare that the manuscript has not been previously published or is considered for publication elsewhere. If accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form (including electronically) in English or in any other language. Corresponding authors on behalf of all authors must declare this during the online submission.  


Preparing your manuscript 

The information below details the documents and section headings that you should include in your manuscript and what information should be within each section. 

Title page 

The title page should be separated from the main body of the manuscript: 

  • present a title that concise and ensure it reflects the subject matter. Title page should be no longer than 18 words includes, if appropriate, the study design e.g.:  
  • "X versus Y in the treatment of Z: a randomized controlled trial", "A is a risk factor for B: a cohort study",  
  • or for non-clinical or non-research studies a description of what the article reports 
  • list the full names and institutional addresses for all authors​​​​​​​  
  • indicate the corresponding author 

 Main Body of the manuscript 

The author must ensure the main manuscript must be de-identified. 


The Abstract should not exceed 300 words. The abstract must include the following separate sections: 

  • Background: the context and purpose of the study 
  • Methods: how the study was performed and how the data was analyzed 
  • Results: the main findings 
  • Conclusions: brief summary and potential implications 
  • Keywords: Three to five keywords representing the main content of the article. 


The Introduction section must concisely address the existing gaps in the literature. It should explain the background to the study, its aims, a summary of the existing literature and why this study was necessary or its contribution to the field. 


The methods section must clearly outline the study design, setting of the study, population, sample, source of data, data collection techniques, research instruments, and data analysis 


The result section should include the findings of the study (without opinion of the authors), including, if appropriate, results of statistical analysis which must be included either in the text or as tables and figures. 


This section should discuss the implications of the findings in context of existing research and highlight limitations of the study. Specific to qualitative studies, findings (results) can be presented along with the discussion. 


This should state clearly the main conclusions and provide an explanation of the importance and relevance of the study reported. 


Please note that all manuscripts must contain the following sections under the heading 'Declarations', but it should be submitted as separated documents (supplementary files) to support the blind review process  


  • Ethics approval:  

Manuscripts reporting studies involving human participants, human data or human tissue must include a statement on ethics approval and include the name of the ethics committee that approved the study. 

  • Competing interests 

All financial and non-financial competing interests must be declared in this section. Please use the authors initials to refer to each authors' competing interests in this section. 

If you do not have any competing interests, please state "The authors declare that they have no competing interests". 

  • Funding 

All sources of funding for the research reported should be declared 

  • Authors' contributions 

The individual contributions of authors to the manuscript should be specified in this section. Guidance and criteria for authorship can be found below (see authorship) 

Please use initials to refer to each author's contribution in this section. Example: "FC designed the study and collected the data; AB analyzed the data and wrote the first draft of manuscript.  “All authors approved the final manuscript.” 

  • Acknowledgements 

Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article who does not meet the criteria for authorship including anyone who provided professional writing services or materials. 

Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements  

Formatting and Revision Guidelines 

Format: Please prepare your manuscript in 12 point Times New Roman font, double spaced, accompanied with line numbers.  

File format and size: The manuscript must be submitted in Microsoft Word with a maximum size of 5 MB. Figures should be submitted in a jpeg/png format with a minimum 300 dpi.  

Language: Manuscript can be written either in English or Bahasa Indonesia. 

 Word Count: Up to 4000 words (excluding the abstract) 

Tables/Figures: Generally, up to 5. Table must be placed at the end of manuscript document and must be numbered based on its occurrence in the text. The title of table is placed above the table with left alignment, single space. The title of figure is placed under the graph with centre alignment, single space. The authors should provide reference on the main text on the intended position of the table/figures by providing the title of the table/figures only.   

Abbreviation: If abbreviations are used in the text, they should be defined in the text at first use. 

Reference: No limitation on the number of references, but please use reference as needed, must include all references cited in the text. Referencing format must follow the Vancouver style (superscript without bracket), For further details please refer to referencing guideline.  

Revisions: When uploading a revised manuscript, authors should also include a separate manuscript file highlighting the tracked changes to show the editors the difference from the previous version. The tracked changes document should be uploaded as a supplementary file. 

Article Processing Charges  

All articles published in our journals are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services we provide. This includes provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. The APC, payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication, is charged to either you, or your funder, institution or employer.   

APC for PHPMA is IDR 500,000. - 

Language Supports 

PHPMA accepted manuscript in English and Bahasa Indonesia and provides language support and translating services to enable the manuscript to publish in English. The services are provided with additional cost born by the authors. The translation will be performed on the final accepted version of the manuscript. The authors could contact the PHPMA language support team at for further information. 


Authorship should be based on: a) Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, b) Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, c) Final approval of the version to be published, d) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. 

All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship. 

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgments Section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chairperson who provided only general support. 

The journal currently does not permit the changing/adding/deleting of authors after submission of the paper. Changing the author sequence after the manuscript is submitted also prohibited. So write down the author sequence wisely. Those who made the greatest contribution are generally listed first, and if all co-authors contribute similarly in the manuscript alphabetical order may also be used. 


Referencing guidelines 

Every cited reference must appear in the reference lists and vice versa. The citation in the text should be numbered, for example: 1 or 2. If the citation is more than two references, only the first and the last number are written separated by ‘dash’, for example 1-3 or 3-8. The citation must be superscript and must be placed after the text, for example: Nutritional assessments can be done by several methods which are anthropometric1, dietetic2, and biochemistry tests.3  

Original article 


Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med 1996 Jun 1;124(11):980-3. 


Organisation as the author 


The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Clinical exercise stress testing. Safety and performance guidelines. Med J Aust. 1996; 164: 282-4. 


No authors’ name 


Cancer in South Africa [editorial]. S Afr Med J 1994; 84: 15. 


Volume with supplement 


Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994; 102 Suppl 1:275-82.  


Edition or issue with supplement 


Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women’s psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996; 23 (1 Suppl 2):89-97. 


Single author 


Ringsven MK. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996. 


Editors, compilers as the authors 


Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.  


Organisation as the author and publisher 


Institute of Medicine (US). Looking at the future of the medicaid program. Washington: The Institute; 1992. 


Book chapter 


Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995.p.465-78.  


Conference paper 


Sungkar S. How to write a publication paper. Presented in Continuing Medical Education: Publishing Paper Course, Jakarta, 24th February, 2006. 


Scientific or technical report 


Smith P, Golladay K. Payment for durable medical equipment billed during skilled nursing facility stays. Final report. Dallas (TX): Dept. of Health and Human Services (US). Office of Evaluation and Inspections; 1994 Oct. Report No: HHSIGE14567894532.    


Thesis (PhD, Master or Undergraduate) 


Kaplan SJ. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly’s access and utilization [PhD Thesis]. St. Louis (MO): Washington Univ.; 1995.  


Electronic journal article 


Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 1996 June 5];1(1):[24 screens]. Available from URL: http:/