Author Guidelines


Initial submission

The article is the result of research study in public health. Article should be written in English and bahasa. The initial submission should be clean and complete but does not have to comply with all JKKM specifications yet. There are, however, 4 requirements:

a) A blinded title page which includes the title of the manuscript only without the names of authors.

b) Numbered pages and lines (in Words > Page Setup > Line Numbers > Continuous) throughout the text of the manuscript.

c) Article is written by using Microsoft Word, with Arial font and size 11, 1.5 spacing, 2 cm margins on all sides. Formula and equation are written by Microsoft Equation. A4 paper size, in a single column.

d) A Cover Letter with concise text (maximum 200 words) that addresses the following three topics:

(1) A description of what the paper adds to current knowledge, in particular with respect to material previously published material in the Journal, and if systematic reviews exist on the topic.

(2) The public health importance of the paper.

(3) One sentence summarizing the main message(s) of the paper, which may be used to disseminate the paper on social media.

Manuscripts of insufficient priority or quality are promptly rejected. Manuscripts retained to undergo a review process for potential publication in the Journal will be submitted to a technical check. Authors will be informed immediately if their manuscripts need reformatting and will be given 7 days to make specific changes.

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Manuscript File Formats

All manuscripts should be submitted in Word document format. 

Manuscript Components

Research result article consists of : Title, author's name, abstract in English, key words, introductions, methods, results, discussions, conclusions and recommendations, and bibliography.

Review article consists of : Title, authors name, abstract in English, key words, introductions, contents, closings, and bibliography.



  • Title is written in English language and informative, concise, and not too long or short (5 -12 word).
  • Consists of the variables under study and describes the content of the manuscript.
  • Title does not contain abbreviations or formulas.
  • The title page should include the title of the manuscript only. The names of authors should be deleted to ensure double blinding of the paper during the peer review process..

Abstract and Keyword

  • Abstract is concisely written, about the most important ideas and contain the problems or research objectives, research method, and research results.
  • Written in Indonesian and English language with 150-200 words maximum.
  • Keywords contains main words consisting of 3-5 words


Introduction is presented in an integrated manner without sub title. It is written in the form of paragraphs with a length of 15-20% of the articles length, and contains:

  • Background or research rational
  • Theoretical basis (literature review in brief)
  • Research objective


Method is written with a length of 15-20% of the articles length and contain:

  • The study design
  • Data collection techniques and data sources
  • Method of data analysis

Results and Discussion

Results and discussion are presented with a length of 60-70% of the articles length. The results represent a major part of scientific articles containing:

  • Results of data analysis
  • Results of hypothesis testing
  • It can be presented with a table or graph to clarify results verbally
  • Discussion is an important part of the entire scientific article. The purposes of the discussion are: answer the research problem, interpret the findings, integrate the findings of research into the existing knowledge, and formulate a new theory or modify the existing theories.
  • Serial number that is used is number (1), (2), (3), and so on, do not need to use a composite numbers. Hyphens should not change the serial number.


  • Contain conclusions and recommendations.
  • Conclusions contain answers to the research questions
  • Recommendations refer to the results of research and practical form of action, specify to whom and for what recommendation intended.
  • Written in essay form, not in numerical form.


  • Contain literatures that are referenced in the content, arranged alphabetically, and written in the Harvard system.
  • Fully written, appropriate with the references in the content
  • Only load literatures referenced in the content
  • Source of references are 80% from literatures published last 10 years.
  • References are at least 80% from research articles in journals or research reports.
  • Article should refer to the article published in the KEMAS journal.
  • Bibliography format is APA




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) and that's not a work of plagiarism.
  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 adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  6. The article from research must be qualify of ethical clearance (proven by attaching ethical clearance letter).
  7. Ethical Clearance & free Plagiarism Letter must be uploaded in stage 4 (Supplementary Files)