Author Guidelines

Journal of Health Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases (JHECDs) is a scientific journal managed by Tanah Bumbu National Agency on Health Research and Development (Balai Litbangkes Tanah Bumbu). Our focus is to publish high-quality peer-reviewed articles within the scope of epidemiology and communicable diseases mainly related to zoonosis. We accept original research and review papers which will be published twice a year in June and December (five articles title in each issue).
JHECDs is an open-access journal that publishes articles submitted in Indonesian or English language. To expand our reader community both national and international levels, we encourage writers to write the manuscript in English. Manuscript submitted should not have been previously published or currently under consideration for publication in any place else. Each manuscript will be reviewed first by our journal editor to then proceed with a review process by two reviewers. Both writer and reviewer identities are kept confidential (double-blinded). Manuscripts supplemented by a cover letter will help the editor to decide the best reviewer. The author does not incur any fees during the process from submission to article publishing.

The manuscript should be sent only through our OJS (Open Journal System) page. This inquires the author to have personal account on NIHRD e-journal network. All correspondence processes are carried out through OJS (email notification will be sent by our editors). The final issuance decision is decided by the editor of JHECDs based on the results of the review process.

Type of manuscript

  1. Original research manuscript: text should be written between 8-12 pages length including tables and images. The main data used in the article is data from the last 5 years from the date of submission.
  2. Review manuscript: should be written between 6-12 pages. In a review article, the author should present his/her ideas regarding research and development related to the epidemiology of health and infectious diseases.

Writing Guidelines
To simplify manuscript writing, the author can download the JHECDs template on the following link.

Format and structure of the manuscript
Manuscript title
The title should be efficient and clear (maximum 15 words), typed in capital letters only at the beginning of the title with exceptions according to the language rules used. Scientific names and other foreign terms are typed in italic.

Author identity
1. Full name of all authors (not abbreviated and without academic titles).
2. Detail name and address of the affiliation or institution of each author. Only different affiliation is marked by superscript number behind each name.
3. Information about the corresponding author (telephone number and e-mail address).

1. Written in both Indonesian and English. If the article is written in Indonesian, English abstract placed first. Conversely, if the article is written in English, the abstract in Indonesian is put first.
2. The abstract length is 180-250 words written in a paragraph containing a summary of the entire text without the use of citations.

Consisting of 3-5 words that describe the concept, not a list of names of organisms or materials. Scientific names and other foreign terms are typed in italics.

Include background with references to important sources related and ends with paragraphs of research objective(s). Writing the references number on the contents of the text is in the Vancouver superscript style after the dot. There is no subheading in the introduction.

1. Specifications and sources of the tools and materials used are written only if they are urgent to be informed.
2. Method used includes the use of tools written in detail if it has never been published.
3. Method that has been published is simply explained in principle along with the library. The modified method describes the modification along with the previous library.
4. The statistical method used is written in general. Methods that are not commonly used must be explained in detail and supported by references.
5. All forms of equations must be written using the formula writer feature (Equation Editor in Microsoft Word and Formula in Open Office).

1. The presentation of the primary data results does not need to be accompanied by a references.
2. Tables are made in an open form without side boundaries, while images (graphs) are made in an open form without boundary lines on all sides. The table title (above the table) and the image title (below the image) are numbered in the order in which they are appeared in the text and begin with uppercase letters. The same data may not be presented in the form of tables and images at once (choose one).

Important results presented are discussed in relation to the formulation of the problem, objectives, and research hypothesis. The similarities, differences, and uniqueness of the research results obtained are compared with the latest information in the related fields. At the end of the discussion the implications for the related fields are presented.

Conclusion(s) and suggestion(s)
Extraction of conclusions based on the results obtained by considering the formulation of the problem and objectives.

Acknowledgments are expressed to those who contributed to the research and in writing the script, including technical assistance and financial support.

Author Contribution
Main author or corresponding author should clarify the contribution of each author in the article writing process. 

1. The minimum references for the research result manuscript are 15 sources and for the review manuscript are 25 sources. The reference must be numbered as written in the text. The use of references uses Vancouver style and is not abbreviated. We recommend to use reference manager application such as Mendeley or EndNote.
2. There is no reference to the abstract.
3. Information from sources that were "submitted" and or "received but not yet published" is written in the text as "unpublished" but not included in the literature (permission from the source is included). The author immediately informs journal editor if the sources are already in the "published"
4. Avoid quoting "personal communication" except providing important information that is not publicly available. Write down the name of the person and the date of communication, written permission and confirmation of the truth of the information from the source of personal communication must be included.

Example of bibliography
1. Fitri J, Saam Z, Hamidy MY. Analisis faktor-faktor resiko infeksi kecacingan murid sekolah dasar di Kecamatan Angkola Timur Kabupaten Tapanuli Selatan tahun 2012. Jurnal Ilmu Lingkungan. 2012;6(2):146-61. (Journal)
2. Billoski TV. Introduction to Paleontology 2. 6th ed. New York: Institutional Press; 1992. 212 p. (Book)
3. Whitney JR, Billoski TV, Jones VR. Evidence for Triceratops in Antarctica. In: Billoski TV, editor. New Directions in Paleontology. New York: Academic Press; 1997. p. 24-7. (Chapter in book)
4. Hagino T, Hiryu S, Fujioka S, Riquimaroux H, Watanabe Y, editors. Adaptive SONAR sounds by echolocating bats. 5th International Symposium on Underwater Technology; 2007 APR 17-20; Tokyo, Japan: IEEE. (Proceeding)
5. Archaeos Projects. Preliminary Site Report of the Oriental Institute of the University of Vienna and Archaeos: Excavation Project at Tell Arbid, Sector D. [website] New York: Archaeos, Inc.; 1999 [cited 2004 04/09/2004]; Available from: (Internet page)

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). Author must fill and resend the Ethical Statement and Copyright Transfer Form provided by JHECDs.

  2. The author may provide a cover letter addressed to the Editor of JHECDs with following statements:

    1. Introduction stating the title of the manuscript you are submitting.
    2. Reason why your study is important and relevant to the journal’s readership or field.
    3. Question your research answers.
    4. Your major experimental results and overall findings.
    5. The most important conclusions that can be drawn from your research.
    6. A statement that the manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration for publication in any other journal.
    7. A statement that all authors approved the manuscript and its submission to the journal.
    8. Any other details that will encourage the editor to send your manuscript for review.
  3. The submission file is in *.doc / *.docx Microsoft Office Word or *.odt OpenOffice Writer file format.

  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  5. The text adheres to the paper format and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines above. Please download this journal template for more detailed paper setup.