Author Guidelines

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Screening for Plagiarism Policy

The editors of Asian Journal of Health Research will screen all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism using Turnitin plagiarism checker. A similarity of more than 20% is not acceptable.

Submissions

The manuscript must be submitted through the online submission of registered users. For further questions and information contact:

Article Types

Manuscripts are considered for publication to understand that they have not been published previously and are not under consideration by another publication. The manuscript should be in MS word format (doc, Docx) written in Times New Roman number 12, justify 1,5 lines spacing on A4 (8.5" x 11") paper size with 3 cm margins, and should adhere to the ICMJE guidelines. We accept three types of articles.

Original articles

These articles typically include randomized trials, laboratory and animal studies, intervention studies, studies of screening and diagnostic tests, cohort studies, case-control studies, and surveys with high response rates, which represent new and significant contributions to the field.

Structure: Title page, Abstract with keywords (including Background, Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusion), Introduction, Methods (participants, study design, experimental protocol, statistical methods, ethical statement), Results, Discussion, Conflict of Interest (if any), Acknowledgment (if any), Availability of data and materials (if any) and References.

Word limit: Abstract: 250 words maximum. Keywords: 3-5. Article (not including abstract, references, and tables/figures): 3000 words maximum

Tables/Figures/Diagrams: Up to five in total

References: 40 or less

The name of the registry and the trial or study registration number must be included.

Systematic review and meta-analysis

These should be systematic and critical assessments of the literature and data resources. All articles and data sources should include information about the specific type of study or analysis, population, intervention, exposure, and tests or outcomes; and should adhere to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines.

Structure: Title page, Abstract with keywords (including Background, Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusion), Introduction, Methods (participants, study design, experimental protocol, statistical methods, ethical statement), Results, Discussion, Conflict of Interest (if any), Acknowledgment (if any), Availability of data and materials (if any) and References.

Word limit: Abstract: 250 words maximum. Keywords: 3-5. Article (not including abstract, references, and tables/figures): 2500 words maximum

Tables/Figures/Diagrams: Up to three in total

References: 50 or less

Case Report

These will typically be published with classical or unusual issues facing the practitioner. It must be justified why the report is needed then alternative research methodology and should follow the CARE guidelines.

Structure: Title page, Abstract, Background, Case Presentation (participants, study design, experimental protocol, statistical methods, ethical statement), Investigation (if any), Differential Diagnosis (if any), Treatment (if any), Outcomes and Follow up, Discussion, and References.

Word limit: Abstract: 250 words maximum. Article (not including abstract, references, and tables/figures): 2000 words maximum

Tables/Figures/Diagrams: Up to three in total

References: 50 or less

 

Author rights

When a manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to an automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher and that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the permission of the copyright holders. All articles published in this journal are copyright protected, including the exclusive rights to produce and distribute and translation rights. Without first obtaining written permission from the publisher, no material published in this journal may be photographed or stored on microfilm, electronic databases, video disks, or other media.

  

Cover Letter

A cover letter provides clear and precise information about the submission, emphasizes the significance of the work, and explains why the current manuscript is suitable for publication. Each article/manuscript must be accompanied by a statement stating that it has not been submitted for publication elsewhere, in whole or in part. All authors' names and affiliations must be included, and all authors must sign a statement stating that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors.

 

Title page

The title page should include the following information: the title of the article that reflects the key elements of the research (maximum 20 words); full names of the authors (without academic title), author's affiliation [name(s) of department and institution (s)], e-mail; corresponding author's name, mailing address, telephone, and fax number; short running title (maximum 40 characters).

 

Abstract

Every manuscript must include an abstract. The abstract should be structured as follows: Background, Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusion, and for Case Report use an unstructured abstract. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. Abstracts should not be referenced, and abbreviations should be used minimally and spelled out when first used.

 

Keywords

Directly below the abstract, a list of 3-5 keywords is required. Those should be listed alphabetically and separated by a semicolon (;). Keywords should express the precise content of the manuscript because they will be used for indexing.

 

Introduction

The introduction should provide adequate background information on the paper's subject, explain the importance of the study, and state a specific study question or purpose. Avoid providing detailed descriptions of research procedures or a summary of the findings.

 

Case Presentation

A clear description of the patient's clinical and demographic information, medical history, symptoms and signs, diagnosis, interventions, outcomes, and other relevant information.

 

Material and Methods

The Material and Methods section should describe the study design and methods (including the study setting and dates, patients/participants with inclusion and exclusion criteria, or data sources and how they were selected for the study, patient samples or animal specimens used, explain the laboratory methods used, inclusion and exclusion criteria, and whether animals were sacrificed), as well as the statistical procedures used and the ethical statement in the research.

 

Result

The study results should be presented in a logical sequence that is clear and interpretative and supplemented by tables and/or figures. Only emphasize and summarize the primary outcome measures and outcomes. Do not repeat all of the data from tables and/or figures in the text. Manipulation of research data to create a false impression is not permitted.

 

Discussion

The Discussion section should be used to highlight the novel and significant aspects of the study, as well as to contextualize the findings with the published literature, to discuss the implications of the findings, and to draw conclusions based on the study results. The results should be interpreted and related to existing knowledge in the field during the discussion (with relevant literature). Supporting information can be used if it helps to clarify the outcome.

 

Conclusion

Following the discussion of the results, authors should state their conclusions or the significance of their findings.

 

Acknowledgment

Funding support should be acknowledged as well as all those who assisted in the work but did not qualify as authors.

 

Conflict of Interest

Each manuscript includes a statement describing any financial conflicts of interest if any exist. The corresponding author must provide this statement on behalf of all authors during the submission process.

 

Abbreviation

If abbreviations are used, they should be defined in the text where they are first used, unless it is a standard unit of measurement.

 

Nomenclature

Nomenclature and symbols must follow IUPAC rules.

 

Equations

To create the equation, use the formula editor. The equations are numbered sequentially with the number of equations in parentheses. The variables are displayed in italic font. Vectors and matrices should be used in italics and bold. Ensure that symbols are defined in the nomenclature or that the equation comes first. Except at the beginning of a sentence, use the abbreviation "Eq." when citing an equation in the text.

 

Reference

References should adhere to the Vancouver citing and referencing style using reference management software (Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero, RefWorks). Numbers in square brackets should be used to identify references, which should be numbered sequentially in order of appearance in the text and placed after punctuation. Reference groups should be listed chronologically first and then alphabetically. The reference list should be typed single-spaced and listed in numerical order, in the same order as cited in the text, and for more than six authors, et al. should be used.

 

Journal article

Sutrisno S, Aprina H, Simanungkalit HM, Andriyani A, Barlianto W, Sujuti H et al. Genistein modulates the estrogen receptor and suppresses angiogenesis and inflammation in the murine model of peritoneal endometriosis. J Tradit Complement Med 2018; 8: 278.

Book

Taylor HS, Pal L, Sell E, et al. Speroff’s Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 9th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2019.

Chapter in the book

Chowra U, Awasthi JP, Saha B, Panda SK. Facets of ROS Responses in Plant under Al3 + Stress. In: Research Trends in Life Sciences (Volume - 1). AkiNik Publications, 2018, pp. 61–86.

Report

WHO. Aluminum in drinking-water background document for development of WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. Geneva, 2010.

Website

PubChem. PubChem Compound Summary for CID 24012, Aluminum trichloride. National Center for Biotechnology Information, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Aluminum-chloride (2021, accessed 8 January 2021).

Conference paper

Peters J. Musculovenous pumps in the human lower limb. In: ASME Conference on automatic transmissions (ed A O’Brien), Pisa, Italy, 29 May–2 June 2003, paper no. GE1234, pp. 4–10. New York: ASME.

Thesis/dissertation

Clark, JM. Reference style for journals. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Leicester, UK, 2002.

 

Figures

Number the illustrations in the order they appear in the text, up to a maximum of three. Each illustration should be submitted as a separate file. The legends for illustrations are where you will find titles and detailed explanations. Photographs and figures are removed to remove any extraneous areas. Individual photographs must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph if they are used. If a figure has previously been published elsewhere, credit the source and obtain written permission from the copyright holder before reproducing the material. For such figures, a credit line should appear in the legend. Ensure the image has a minimum resolution of 600 dpi and is in JPG, PNG, or TIFF format.

  

Tables

Tables should be submitted as editable text rather than images. Tables in the article are placed next to the relevant text. Tables should be numbered sequentially in order of appearance in the text. Tables should be self-explanatory and not duplicate text. All non-standard abbreviations used in each table should be explained in footnotes. Obtain permission for any entirely borrowed, adapted, or modified tables and include a credit line in the footnote. The tables and their numbers should be cited in the text appropriately.

 

Reporting Guidelines

Manuscripts should follow the reporting guidelines listed below:

Clinical trials: CONSORT

Studies of screening and diagnostic test: STARD

Observational studies: STROBE

Microarray experiments: MIAME

Other types of health-related research: Consult the EQUATOR website for appropriate reporting guidelines

 

English writing quality

Manuscripts must be written in good and correct English, and it is recommended that manuscripts be run through the English editing service first to check spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.

 

Authorship and Conflict of interest statement

Authors must provide a statement regarding Authorship and Conflict of interest, containing the title of the manuscript, contributions from the authors, and conflicts of interest.

 

Peer Review Policy

The Asian Journal of Health Research uses a double-blind, anonymous review process. There must be no conflict of interest between editors and/or reviewers and the author.