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Author Guidelines

Mandalika Public Health journal

1. Mandalika Public Health Journal 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 e-mail. All authors’ names will be put on the first page of the article; however, when the space is not enough, the names will be written in the Additional Information.
  • 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.
  • Introduction contains background, brief and relevant literature review, and the aim of the research.
  • Method includes design, population, sample, data sources, techniques/instruments of data collection, data analysis procedure, and ethics.
  • Results are research findings. It should be clear and concise.
  • Discussion should argumentatively and adequately define the results of the research with any relevant theory and prior findings.
  • Tables should be single-spaced and numbered consecutively in accordance with the presentation in the text. 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. Write in brief for the text within the illustration, but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. 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 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 all abbreviations mentioned in the article (from Abstract to Conclusion).

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

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

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

8. Authors’ Contribution explains about contribution done by each author to the research.

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

10. Additional Information confirms the names of authors 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.

  • Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).
  • Reference number must be numbered consecutively in accordance with the whole text, and recent journal references 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) names of authors. If 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 person, place, and time. Latin terms should be written in italics. 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 stating 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., Abood,(2) ……; or Latief, et al., (2)...) Example of References:
  • Journal Article: Hoq MN. Effects of son preference on contraceptive use in Bangladesh. Kesmas: National Public Health Journal. 2019; 14 (1): 21-7.
  • Book: Grech ED. ABC of interventional cardiology. 2nd ed. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell; 2011. Available from: 22522
  • Online article: Pullen LC. Antibiotic resistance continues to be a problem in children. Medscape; 2017.
  • 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]. 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 a one-column format with all margins of 3 cm, double spaced, and a maximum of 5,000 words. The manuscript must be submitted via the website

13. Please include Covering Letter and Statements, Ethics Approval Form, and Proof of Language Editing of the Article in a separated document file 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, 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.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with "Mandalika Public Heatlh 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-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.. that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement 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 acknowledgement 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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