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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.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


  1. Title
  2. Author and institution names
  3. Abstract
  4. Introduction
  5. Method
  6. Results and discussion
  7. Conclusions, suggestions and Acknowledgments
  8. References

Systematic Explanation

1.     TITLE

The title should describe the summary of the research (concise, informative, no abbreviation). Title, abstract, keywords in English.

  • Title does not use words such as analysis, study, or review
  • Title in English, the number of words in the title is not more than 12 words.
  • Title is written in all capital letters.
  • The place and time of the research does not need to be included in the Title, unless the research is typical for that time and place.
  • Title does not use an interrogative sentence.


Authorship of articles should be limited to those who have contributed sufficiently to take public responsibility for the contents. Title, abstract, keywords in English.

  • the first author (author) is written first then followed by the names of other authors
  • the author's name is written full name without a title.

The institution preceded author’s affiliation (applies to authors and coauthor) then written: Midwife Education Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya.

  • The address of the institution where the research is carried out must be stated as an acknowledgment of the right to authorship and ownership.
  • The correspondence address where the author resides must be stated to facilitate communication
  • Other things that need to be stated: email address, telephone and fax number (if any) or mobile phone (If there is no objection).


Abstracts are written in English with Times New Roman font type, 10 pt size, single spaces. It should be less than 250 words in one paragraph, and should not include references or abbreviations. They should be concise and precise with enough information, highlighting the points and importance of the article. In general they should include the following:

  • Introduction: One or two sentences of background and purpose of study.
  • Method: describe the research design, settings (please do not mention the actual location, but use geographic type or number if necessary); Participants (details of how selected, inclusion and exclusion criteria, numbers entering and leaving the study, relevant clinical and demographic characteristics).
  • Results: report main outcome(s) /findings including (where relevant) levels of statistical significance and confidence intervals.
  • Conclusions: should relate to study aims and hypotheses.
  • Keyword: Provide between three and five key words in alphabetical order, which accurately identify the paper's subject, purpose, method and focus.


The introduction of a core research report briefly outlines the justification of why research needs to be conducted.

  • Introduction should contain 3 to 5 paragraphs and should not exceed 1 page.
  • The main problem of the research is put forward by referring to the latest science developments (reference to the literature in the last 5-10 years as a comparison)
  • The first paragraph contains the background to the research
  • The second paragraph contains the hypothesis or research objectives.

5.     METHODS

The method must have several elements, namely the theoretical basis, frame of mind, research materials or techniques in obtaining sources or in analyzing data, the instruments used.

  • Written in detail about how to retrieve data
  • Data in the form of quantitative or qualitative
  • If the data is the result of measurement, the variables must be stated
  • The sampling method is written in detail.


Results are written in a logical sequence, in accordance with the research pathway and brief explanation. In general, the results begin with the number and characteristics of the research subjects.

  • Presentation of research results can be done in 3 forms, namely narration, tables, or pictures.
  • The results refers to the list of questions (problem formulation) and hypotheses (if any)
  • The table shown must be described in text.

Discussion contains of specific explanations, supporting arguments, further discussion related to the previous finding(s) that have been published, and the findings that contribute to the development of research study.

  • Weaknesses and deficiencies of the study were identified and their impact on the discussion.
  •  The results and discussion are then formulated and summarized into general theories or new discoveries.


  • The conclusion is an "impression" of the overall research by the author, and not just conveying the meaningfulness of the statistical calculation results.
  • Suggestions are put forward if there is something that is still unknown from the results of the study, and suggest that other research be carried out to complement the phenomenon being studied.
  • Conclusions and suggestions are arranged in several sentences in one paragraph.
  • Acknowledgments should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including technical help and financial or material support, also general support by a department chair-person.


References should in general be limited to the last decade. References must be sorted in alphabetically and written according to Harvard Referencing Style. Authors is recommended to use reference management software, in writing the citations and references such as: Mendeley®, Zotero®, EndNote®, and Reference Manager®.



Typed on A4 paper with the edge distance: 3 cm from the top edge, 3 cm from the bottom edge, 4 cm from the left edge, and 3 cm from the right edge.

2.    TITLE:

  • English title: Times New Roman font, 14 font size, bold, center, 1 space spacing.


  • Author Name: Times New Roman font, 12 font size, 1spacing, center, italic
  • Origin of institution: Times New Roman font, 12 font size, 1 space spacing, center
  • Correspondence Address: Times New Roman font, 11 font size, 1 space spacing, center.


  • Abstract Title (English): Times New Roman typeface, 10 font size, 1 space spacing, center.
  • Abstract Contents (English): Times New Roman typeface, 10 font size, 1 space spacing, justify (aligned right and left).

5.    SUB-HEADINGS (including: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions and Suggestions, Acknowledgments, References)

Times New Roman font, font size 12, bold, center, 1.5 spaces with body / text.

6.    BODY / TEXT

Times New Roman font, 12 font size, 1.5 spacing, justify body writing (justify), and not divided into columns


Times New Roman, font size 10, italic.

8.    TABLES

  • Tables are given a title and subtitle briefly. The title of the table is written in Times New Roman letters in 12 font, bold (initial sentence in capital letters), justify (aligned to the right and left) with a distance of 1 space.
  • Between the table title and the table are given a space of 1 space.
  • Each table must be typed with 1 space, 10 fonts or customized.
  • Table numbers are sorted according to the order in which they are pronounced in the text (writing numbers do not use punctuation marks ".").
  • If there is a table caption, write it in font 10, space 1, with the distance between the table and the table caption 1 space.
  • Columns in the table without vertical lines.
  • Descriptions of all non-standard abbreviations in the table are placed in footnotes.


  • figures should should be either professionally drawn or photographed, and in a format (JPEG or TIFF) in the following resolutions [gray-scale or color in RGB (red, green, blue mode) at least 300 dpi (dots per inch)], Send a sharp, printed photo on glossy paper with a size of 127 x 173 mm, maximum 203 x 254 mm.
  • Write the word “top” on the back of each figure at the appropriate place. Figures should be made as self-explanatory as possible, titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends-not on the figures themselves.
  • Symbols, arrows, or letters used in the figures should contrast with the background and attached and grouped appropriately to the figures so as to prevent disorganization during figures editing.
  • Photographs of potentially identifiable people must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.
  • Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been cited in the text. If a figure has been published previously, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the figure. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher except for documents in the public domain. Color figures are allowed, as they will appear in electronic edition of the journal.

10.      GRAPHICS

  • In general, the same as the explanation of the provisions of the Table.
  • graphic titles and subtitles are written briefly. The title is written in Times New Roman letters with the font 12, bold (initial sentence in capital letters), justify (aligned right and left) with a space of 1 space.
  • Between the chart title and the chart are spaced 1 space.
  • If there is a graphic description, it should be written in font 10, space 1, with the distance between the table and the table caption 1 space.
  • Descriptions of all non-standard abbreviations on the chart are placed in the footnote.
  • Both charts and curves are considered as graphs.


  • Times New Roman font, 12 font size, 1 space spacing.
  • Listed and sorted by numbers.

12.      REFERENCES:

  • Times New Roman font, 12 font size, 1 space spacing.
  • References is written according to the Harvard Referencing Style, sorted alphabetically.
  • References from journals at least 60% (last 5 years) and a maximum of 40% for textbooks (last 10 years).
  • Only references cited in journal articles can be written in the references.


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