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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.
  • Comply with the requirements of the Guide For Author (GFA).
  • List of references and citations in the text according to GFA.

Author Guidelines

Article types


Journal of Health Promotion and Services Management (JHPSM) invites an original research article, review article, and short communication. The manuscript can be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English. The manuscript submitted to the JHPSM has not yet been published elsewhere or under another journal's consideration. 


Original research article

Original research should be about 3000-5000 words, including figures and tables (with a maximum of 6 figures or tables). 


Review article

Review articles should not exceed 5000 words, including figures and tables (with a maximum of 6 figures or tables). 


Short communication

Short communications should not exceed 2000 words with a maximum of two figures or tables.


Manuscript preparation

The article should be prepared using standard word processor software (e.g. Microsoft-Word®), written in Bahasa Indonesia or English, type single column in Times New Roman font with size of 12, space of 1.5, page size of A4, left and top margins of 3 cm, right and bottom margin of 2.5 cm. 


Authors are strongly encouraged to use appropriate reporting guidelines when preparing and submitting manuscripts. Below are examples of the guidelines that can be used (but not limited to):

  • CONSORT for randomized controlled trials
  • TREND for non-randomized trials
  • PRISMA for systematic review and meta-analyses
  • CARE for case reports
  • STROBE for observational studies
  • SRQR for qualitative studies


Manuscript Format

The submitted manuscript should be divided into the following sections:

  • Title 

This section contains the article's title (also possible to have a sub-title) with a maximum of 20 words with no abbreviations, authors' names (without academic degrees/titles), and their affiliations. Different author affiliations should be marked with superscript numbering 1, 2, 3, etc. The corresponding author should be marked with the superscript asterisk "*" and be completed with an email address of the corresponding author. 

  • Abstract 

The structured Abstract should state the background, the aim of the research, the methods applied, the primary results, and the significant conclusions. The Abstract should be written in one paragraph with a maximum of 200 words. The Abstract should be written in English if the manuscript is in Indonesia, and vice versa. No citation is written in the Abstract. 

  • Keywords 

The Abstract should be accompanied by 3-5 keywords, alphabetically ordered, using the same language as the abstract. 

  • Introduction 

In this section, the author/s should provide sufficient background on the importance of the study, including state of the art. The study aims should also be stated clearly in the Introduction. 

  • Methods 

This section provides detailed information regarding study design, variables, population, samples and sampling technique, instruments, data collections, and data analyses. For the research involving humans/people, ethical clearance information should be written in this section (letter number and the name of the ethics committee).  

  • Results  

This section may be divided into subsections. The results should provide concise findings. Tables and/or Figures should be placed at the end of the manuscript (after the References section).

  • Discussion

This section may be divided into subsections. The discussions should justify the significance of the results, including limitations of the study.

  • Conclusion

Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research. In this section, authors could also suggest future works.

  • Acknowledgment  

The authors should write this section properly. Acknowledgment should only be dedicated to those who provide direct supports to the study, including the funding body. 

  • Conflicts of Interest

Authors must declare all relevant conflicts of interest. If no conflicts exist, the authors should state this: No conflicts of interest are declared. 

  • References

All publications cited in the text must be included as a list of references. The references style must follow the American Medical Association (AMA) 11th Ed. It is encouraged to use a reference manager, such as Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero. 


Submission and Article Structure

Download Article Template


We prefer submission via ejournal system. By this, you need to create account on our website and submit the paper from there. Language
The language of the manuscript must be in English (American or British standard is accepted, but not the mixture of both).
Style Format
Please send you paper in MS. Word format. The text should be justified. Paper will be printed in blank-and-white only. Please do not use color graphics.

Page size             : 210mm x 297mm (A4 size)
Top Margin         : 30mm
Bottom Margin  : 30mm
Left Margin         : 40mm
Right Margin      : 30mm
Line Spacing       : Single
Font                       : Times New Roman 12 pt
Paper Length     : About 10 – 15 pages

Article Structure

Title Page

Title should be concise and informative. Please avoid abbreviation and formulae if possible.
  • Author names and affiliations: Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names, including the country name, and the e-mail address.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is provided.


The abstract for a full paper should be 100-150 words. Outline the aim of the study with a belief background to why it was needed, what was done (method), and the main findings. Avoid quotes and extensive references.

Keyword: Immediately after the abstract, provide of 3-5 keywords.


Provide a brief background to the topic, with some statistics or data to provide a background to the environment or situation. Explain why the study is needed from a research and/or practice perspective. 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.

For example: “....... A few researchers focused on ....... There have been limited studies concerned on ........ Therefore, this research intends to ................. The objectives of this research are .........”.


Explain what research methods were used and why. Explain how they were applied.


Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Present raw data here without comment, using tables and figures if this makes the data clearer.

The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Comment on the data, referring to the literature and pointing out similarities and differences, explaining these if possible. Return to the aim and research question and show how the aims have been met, and the research question answered. In discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data.

Conclude with some directions for future research or practice, and any limitations of the study.


(This is optional) Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research.


Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Cite only items that you have read. Do not inflate the manuscript with too many references. Check each reference against the original source (authors name, volume, issue, year, DOI Number). Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Use other published articles in the same journal as models.

Yücel, D. (2012). Examining the relationships among job satisfaction, organizational Commitment and turnover intention: An empirical study. International Journal of Business & Management, 7(20), 44-58. DOI : 10.22334/jbhost.v4i2.120

Note: All references should be in APA 6th. Use of DOI is highly encouraged.

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