Author Guidelines

Window of Health: Jurnal Kesehatan

In submitting manuscripts to Window of Health: Jurnal Kesehatan, authors should note that manuscripts must conform to all Window of Health: Jurnal Kesehatan style requirements. Authors should follow the requirements for citations and references, figures, and tables. The manuscripts that do not follow the requirement of Window of Health: Jurnal Kesehatan style may be returned to the authors for modification.

All papers submitted to the journal should be written in Indonesia. The work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere and is free of plagiarism. All articles submitted will be conducted plagiarism checking through the Turnitin software program.

Authors should arrange the manuscript based on the Window of Health: Jurnal Kesehatan Manuscript Template.

Manuscript Heading, Font, and Spacing

Manuscripts should be typed using word processors (Microsoft Word or Open Office) software. The font used throughout the paper is Times New Roman. The paper size is A4 (i.e., 210 x 297 mm), one-column format with 2.5 cm for all margins, 1.5 spaced, except the title and abstract use one space. And they are limited to 13 pages. Page numbers should be included in the text in each page's footer section. Using pronouns such as I, we, etc, is to be avoided.

All scientific articles were checked for plagiarism using the TURNITIN software after the journal received a review from the reviewer. The results of plagiarism checking through TURNITIN software are a maximum of 20%.

Manuscripts submitted to this journal should follow the heading below: Title; Author Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Method; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgments (optional); and References.. 

Paper Title

This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the central issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. The title is written in Bahasa Indonesia. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete, not a summarization of results or conclusion, but a description of the research or topic of the paper. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.

The paper's title should be in 12 pt bold Times New Roman and be centered. The title should have 0 pts space above and 12 pts below. Upright, Max. 14 Words, Bold, Space One, Capital Letter Every Word Beginning

Authors' Name and Affiliations

Write Author(s) names without titles and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Please don't forget to include your last name or family name. Always give your First and Last names. You can write a clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation consists of the name of the department/unit (faculty), university name, address, and country. Please indicate the Corresponding Author (include an address for mailing service, telephone number, e-mail address, and mobile phone number) by adding K (K) in the superscript before the name.

Author names should be in 12 pt Times Roman bold with 12 pts above and 12 pts below. Author addresses are superscripted by numerals and centered over one column of manuscripts. Author affiliations should be in 12 pt Times Roman. The body of the text should commence two lines (24 points) below the last address.


The abstract is written in  English with a word limit of 250 to 500 words. It should be prepared in one paragraph that covers an introduction (1-2 sentences), objectives (1 sentence), method (3-5 sentences), results (3-5 sentences), and conclusions (1 sentence) made in 1 (one) paragraph.


At least three words up to 5 words (capital letters only found in the first keyword, separated by semicolons (;) and not ending periods in the last keyword). For instance: Cattle; import; indigenous; malaria; Plasmodium sp

Main Text

Manuscript content, in general, should be organized in the following order: Title; author name; author affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgment; and References (Acknowledgment is optional in the text). The pages of the manuscript must be numbered consecutively, starting from the title page.


The introduction contains the urgency and background of the research problem described by the inverted pyramid method, starting from the global, national, and local levels. Include references (literature or relevant research results) using the source number in each sentence after the period (.) Adjusted to the Bibliography, for example, Cashew HO Research et al., 2016 health education through mobile health can increase the knowledge of pregnant women about the consumption of Fe.1 tablets

The introduction contains a general background review and literature review (state of the art). Try a minimum of 5 reviewed literature that can justify the novelty or uniqueness of this study compared to previous studies (usually 2-3 paragraphs).

The number of pages in the introduction is 1-1.5 pages written using Times New Roman 11 points (upright) with 1.5 spaces. Each paragraph begins with an indentation of 1 cm. The final part of the introduction must state the purpose of the study.

Authors should provide an adequate background and concise literature survey to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous research, to show the main limitation of the earlier researches, to show what you hope to achieve (to solve the limit), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of the introduction section.


This section explains the types of research, including quantitative and qualitative research. Qualitative research, such as case studies, phenomenology, ethnography, etc., needs to add a description of checking the validity of research results. Quantitative research explains the location and time of research, population and sample, sampling techniques, data collection techniques, data analysis, and data presentation. Research that uses tools and materials needs to write the specifications of the tools and materials used. Writing using Times New Roman 11 points (upright) with a space of 1.5. Each paragraph begins with an indentation of 1 cm and may not use organizing writing into the "sub-title children" in this section. It was shown in 1-2 paragraphs.


The results section describes the characteristics of the research subjects, univariate analysis, bivariate analysis, and multivariate analysis (if any). Adequate data must support the results obtained from research. The study's results must answer the problems and research objectives in the introduction. Writing using Times New Roman 11 points (upright) with a space of 1.5. Each paragraph begins with an indentation of 1 cm and may use organizing writing into sub-headings for each variable and sub-headings in the Bold and at the beginning of words using capital letters; CANNOT USE BULLETS OR NUMBERS. If you choose a table as a data presentation tool, please select an open table (only use horizontal lines), table position: middle, sentence position: middle, title position: top middle.

Results are research findings and should be clear and concise without opinions. Tables and figures are included in the result. It should be limited to six tables or pictures with a short title. Table/Figure should be typed in a single space and be numbered consecutively according to the appearance of the text.

Tables are sequentially numbered with the table title and number above the table. Tables should be centered in the column OR on the page. Tables should be followed by a line space (12pt). Elements of a table should be single-spaced. However, double spacing can be used to show data groupings or separate parts within the table.  Table headings should be in 10pt bold. Tables are referred to in the text by the table number. Do not show a vertical line in the table. There is only a horizontal line that should be delivered within the table.

If you choose drawing as a data presentation tool for diagrams, graphic images, photographs, etc., please select the JPG extension, image position: center, title position: bottom center. Figures are sequentially numbered, commencing at 1 with the figure title and number. Detailed recommendations for figures are to ensure that figures are clear and legible with typed lettering; Black & white or colored figures are allowed, and do not show a borderline in the figure.


The discussion section contains reasons that explain the research results and other studies that support and are not in line with the results obtained. It IS NOT ALLOWED to use the same sentence as the one listed in the results section and NOT ALLOWED to re-read the analysis tables and graphs. However, results can be grouped to be interpreted and discussed based on theory and the results of previous studies. Writing using Times New Roman 11 points (upright) with a space of 1.5. Each paragraph begins with a 1 cm indentation and may use organizing writing into sub-headings for each variable and sub-headings in the Bold and at the beginning of words using capital letters. CANNOT USE A BULLET OR NUMBER.

The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. In discussion, it is the most crucial section of your article. Here, you get the chance to sell your data. Could you make the discussion correspond to the results but not reiterate them? Often, it should begin with a summary of the leading scientific findings (not experimental results).

The following components should be discussed: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide a scientific interpretation for your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?


The conclusion contains a summary of the description of the results and discussion concerning the research objectives. Suggestions are based on the research findings discussed. Conclusions should be answers to research questions and not expressed in statistical sentences. The explanation is in flowing paragraphs containing links between content and another. Use terms with substantive meaning in science and avoid statistical/methodological technical terms. Suggestions can refer to practical actions, the development of new theories, and/or further research. Writing conclusions and suggestions using Times New Roman 11 points (upright) with a space of 1.5. Each paragraph begins with a 1 cm Indent, and CANNOT USE A BULLET OR NUMBER. They are shown in 1 paragraph.

Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or highlight those underway.

Acknowledgments (optional)

Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporters of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or many other supporters, i.e., Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers who may have given materials. Writing a thank you note using Times New Roman 11 point (upright) with a space of 1.5. Each paragraph begins with an indentation of 1 cm.

 References are written according to Vancouver styles. All references used in writing in the References are numbered according to the appearance in the article, NOT ACCURATE. Only lists the literature used and relevant. Reference sources use primary sources such as research articles in scientific journals, research reports or proceedings, articles in books from research results, historical sites, artifacts, and other original work. The comparison of primary sources is 80% compared to other sources from the total bibliography and comes from the last five years of publication. Articles published in WoH journals are recommended for use as references. The number of references is more than ten sources. Writing a bibliography uses Times New Roman 11 points (upright) with a space of 1, a space after paragraph 10 pt, and a space before paragraph 0 pt. Each word in the title of the library source starts with a capital letter.

Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Cite only scientific publications that you read and current journal references. Write six of the author's last names and first name initials; the remaining authors should be followed by "et al. (et al.)." The reference number must be numbered consecutively. The first letter of reference titles should be written with a capital letter, and the rest should be lowercase, except the name of the person, place, and time. The title should not be underlined and in bold letters. Recommendations for references are:

  • Include ALL authors. et al., for multiple authors, is not acceptable.
  • When referencing in the body of text, use superscript after the full stop (.) (i.e:.10).  If the reference lists the name of the source, the numbered reference is located after the name (i.g: Abood 2, Latief, et al1)

When preparing your reference list, the following should be avoided:

  • References not cited in the text.
  • Excessively referencing your own work.
  • Insufficiently referencing the work of others.

It is also preferable when Authors give the DOI number of each reference list, but it is optional for Authors. References list must be written consistently for the journal titles in long format (Window of Health: Jurnal Kesehatan).

Examples of references:

  1. Yani A, Suriah S, Jafar N. The Effect of SMS Reminder on Pregnant Mother Behaviour Consuming Iron Tablet. Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia. 2017;13(1):12-20.
  2. Eldredge LKB, Markham CM, Ruiter RA, Kok G, Parcel GS. Planning Health Promotion Programs: An Intervention Mapping Approach: John Wiley & Sons; 2016.
  3. Bartels SJ, Pratt SI, Aschbrenner KA, Barre LK, Naslund JA, Wolfe R, et al. Pragmatic Replication Trial Of Health Promotion Coaching For Obesity In Serious Mental Illness And Maintenance Of Outcomes. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2015;172(4):344-52.
  4. Fertman CI, Allensworth DD. Health Promotion Programs: From Theory To Practice: John Wiley & Sons; 2016.
  5. Notoatmodjo S. Promosi Kesehatan Dan Perilaku Kesehatan. Jakarta: Rineka Cipta; 2012.
  6. Kementrian Kesehatan RI. Pedoman Gizi Seimbang. Jakarta: Direktorat Jenderal Bina Gizi dan Kesehatan Ibu dan Anak; 2014.
  7. Roni Kurniawan, Narzril Ilham, Sigit Purnomo Said. The Correlation Between The Principles Of Good Corporate Governance And Officials’performance In Health Departement Of Wajo Regency At [Skripsi]. Jakarata: Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarata; 2017.
  8. Khalifa M. Barriers To Health Information Systems And Electronic Medical Records Implementation A Field Study Of Saudi Arabian Hospitals [Online Journal]. 2013 [Cited 17 September 2017]. Available from:
  9. Ebenhaezer G. Hubungan Kualitas Lingkungan Perumahan Dengan Derajat Kesehatan Ibu Dan Balita Di Sumatera Utara [Tesis]. Sumatera: Universitas Sumatra Utara; 2000.
  10. Yulianti Yulianti, Tahir Abdullah, Yusriani Yusriani (2018). Case To Action Relates To Providing Exclusive ASI in the Kassi-Kassi Health Center Work Area. Window of Health: Jurnal Kesehatan, 2(1), 44-53.
  11. Yani A. Kekerasan Pada Anak dan Melek Teknologi (Opini). Mercusuar. 1 Agustus 2017.
  12. Riady E. detikNews. Senin 11 September 2017. [cited 17 September 2017]. Available from:

Revision of Manuscript

Revision of the manuscript by the author consists of two steps: the editor’s screening revision and the reviewer’s screening revision. The editorial will screen the first-time submitted articles early to comply with Window of Health: Jurnal Kesehatan writing guidance. The editorial will further inform the authors of the early screening results by e-mail. Then, for authors, please kindly re-send the screening revision file by uploading it to the discussion file at your submission service. Moreover, authors may conduct any revision of post-review by reviewers after the Editorial informs 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 Editorial by e-mail at if the revision file has already been uploaded, and please kindly re-send both screening and post-review revisions to Editorial by no later than 14 (fourteen) days. Authors must send new submissions if such revisions are not re-sent to Editorial for more than 6 (sixth) months.

Manuscript Handling fee

Authors are charged a handling fee of 1.500.000 IDR for each accepted manuscript in Window of Health: Jurnal Kesehatan.

Readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge.

Payment of Manuscript Handling Fee

Once a manuscript has been accepted, the corresponding author will be contacted to make the necessary payment of the manuscript handling fee. The payment option on the manuscript management system is only enabled for manuscripts accepted for publication.

Acceptance Letter

An acceptance letter is issued to authors whose manuscripts have already been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.  

Copyright and License

  • Submission of a manuscript implies that authors have met any editorial policy and publication ethics requirements.
  • Authors retain copyright of articles published in Window of Health:Jurnal Kesehatan
  • Authors grant Window of Health:Jurnal Kesehatan a license to publish the articles and identify itself 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 a cover letter and Statements [download here]  in a separate document file containing a summary of scientific findings and upload in Supplementary Files in PDF Format to complete the submission process.

Guideline for Online Submission

The author should register as an Author and be offered a Reviewer through the following address:

The author should fill the form as detailed as possible where the star-marked form must be entered. After filling out all form textboxes, the Author clicked the “Register” button to proceed with the registration. Therefore, the Author is brought to the online author submission interface, where the Author should click “New Submission.” In the Start, a New Submission section, click “Click Here" to go to step one of the five-step submission process.”

The following are five steps in the online submission process:

Step 1 - Starting the Submission: select the Journal Section (Full Article), tick all of the checklist   

Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item, choose the manuscript document file to be submitted, then click the Upload button. Please make sure that the manuscript file has been uploaded.

Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detailed authors' metadata should be entered, including the marked corresponding author. After that, the manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox, including keywords.

Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary files should be uploaded, including Covering/Submission Letter, Statements, and ethical clearance in PDF format. Therefore, click the Browse button, choose the files, and then click the Upload button.

Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  The author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to Kesmas journal, click the Finish Submission button after the documents are ready. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email. It can view the submission’s editorial progress by logging in to the journal web address site.

After this submission, the author who submitted the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, the Author can track his submission status anytime by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes the status of the manuscript review and editorial process.

 Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors must check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors who 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 document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have 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 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 About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.