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The manuscript is written in academic English. For non-native English speakers, a certificate of English editing from an authorized language institute or from a qualified and certified individual linguistic editor is needed.
Manuscript files should be provided in Microsoft Word format with continuing line number enabled.
Cover is required by Journal of Health Research. The author should summarize their work, especially the significance of the study. The conflict of interest should also clearly declare.
All authors should be listed using first name, initials, last name and academic affiliation. The corresponding author should be specified, and an address for correspondence (usually an e-mail address) should be given. This title page should be separately uploaded in the submission system.
Article title: Title must be concise. clear, informative and containing population and the location of study and outcome. Experimental studies' titles must refer to the intervention and control group, if any. Within the imposed limits, optional words may include study design and any words that could make the title attractive/captivating. Titles with more than 100 characters are not prohibited.
Structured abstract: Authors must supply a structured abstract. Maximum is 250 words in total (including keywords and article classification).
Introduction: The introduction should establish the objectives, relevance and significance of the research and provide a framework for the manuscript.
Methodology: Sufficient details should be provided to describe and justify the method of the study such as study design, study areas, target population, sample size determination, sampling techniques, research instruments, validity and reliability test of instruments, data collection procedures and data analyses. Ethical declaration should be mentioned in this part (apply for review / systematic review paper).
Results: The results section needs to be clearly and concisely stated according to the research question comprising new knowledge contributed. Authors present representative data or their description and avoid redundancy. The results section should be presented using the past tense.
Tables and Figures: Should be placed in body of text in MS Word format. Each table or figure should be numbered consecutively with a brief title for each but place explanatory matter in a footnote below the table or figure. Please allow 260 words for each figure or table, a maximum of 6 tables and figures. Figure resolution should be at least 300 dpi.
Discussion: The authors explain and comment on whether or not the results were expected for each set of results, and explain their meaning in relation to the stated research problem. The authors should compare the results of their study with results of related studies. The limitations or strengths of the study are usually listed in the final paragraph of the discussion.
Conclusions: The author should summarize what you’ve written about in your paper especially the key points of the paper.
Recommendations: The author should address limitations, implication and suggest how they might be overcome in future work/practices.
Acknowledgement: Acknowledgement of persons or organizations.
Funding: All funding sources must be mentioned, including funding organizations and numbers of grants and other vehicles of funding.
Conflict of interest: Should be mentioned and placed before reference section.
Appendix: Supplementary information (with a large file) should be hosted in instructional repository and presented a URL or make a link in an appendix before the reference section.
References and in-text citation: The Vancouver style reference format should be followed. A maximum of essential and important references is 21 references (not apply for review / systematic review paper). In-text citations are to be numbered consecutively in parentheses. In the reference list, citations should be given in the same numbered order as in the text. All authors should be quoted for papers with up to six authors, and for papers with more than six authors, the first six should be quoted followed by “et al.” Periodical (Journal) abbreviations should follow those used by PubMed. Some examples of how to quote references are given below.
Miles DA, Van Dis ML, Williamson GF, Jensen CW. Radiographic imaging for the dental team. 4th ed. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier; 2009.
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p.93-113.
Electronic journal article (The most recent date of access must be given):
Stone D, Harper BJ, Lynch I, Dawson K, Harper SL. Exposure assessment: recommendations for nanotechnology-based pesticides. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2010 Oct-Dec; 16(4): 467-74 [cited 2010 Jan 10]. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21222390
Electronic book/monograph on the Internet:
Donaldson MS, editor. Measuring the quality of health care [monograph on the internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 1999 [cited 2004 Oct 8]. Available from: http://legacy.netlibrary.com/
Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Berlin: Springer; 2002. p.182-91.
Website [updated = Last Update Date; cited = Access Year Access Date]:
National Cancer Institute. Fact sheet: targeted cancer therapies. [updated: 2014 April 25; cited 2014 June 2]. Available from: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Therapy/targeted#q1
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