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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, and Microsoft Word
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements (vancouver style) outlined in the Instuction for Authors Guideline, which is found in About the Journal.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Authors follow the instruction of each type paper formatted i.e. number of wording from the instuction for authors guideline.
  • Tables and figures: Should be prepared in MS Word format and a maximum of 6 tables and figures, combined, is allowed.
  • Authors should obtain the help of a native English speaker for editing the text prior to submission.
  • Plagiarism and duplication: All publications found to be plagiarized or duplicated will be retracted immediately.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript requirements

Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines. Failure to follow our guidelines will result in the ‘unsubmission’ of your manuscript.


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.

Article length (excluding abstract and references):

  • Original research articles: should be no longer than 4000 words
  • Review articles: should be no longer than 5000 words
  • Short report: should be no longer than 2000 words
  • Commentaries: should be no longer than 1500 words


Manuscript files should be provided in Microsoft Word format with continuing line number enabled.

Cover letter:

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.

Title page/Author details:

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.

  • Correct e-mail addresses should be supplied for each author in their separate author accounts
  • The full name of each author must be present in their author account in the exact format they should appear for publication, including or excluding any middle names or initials as required
  • The affiliation of each contributing author should be correct in their individual author account. The affiliation listed should be where they were based at the time that the research for the paper was conducted

Content Organization

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).

  • Background
  • Method
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Keywords (not more than 6 words or phrases in alphabetical order)
  • Paper type


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.

Journal article

  1. Kwan I, Mapstone J. Visibility aids for pedestrians and cyclists: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Accid Anal Prev. 2004; 36(3): 305-12.
  2. Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002 May; 935(1-2): 40-6.
  3. Montero D, Roche E, Martinez-Rodriguez A. The impact of aerobic exercise training on arterial stiffness in pre- and hypertensive subjects: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Cardiol. 2014 May; 173(3): 361-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.03.072


Entire book

Miles DA, Van Dis ML, Williamson GF, Jensen CW. Radiographic imaging for the dental team. 4th ed. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier; 2009.

Book chapter

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:

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:

Proceedings article:

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:

Confirm the following:

  • The manuscript has been submitted solely to this journal and is not published, in press, or submitted elsewhere.
  • All the research meets the ethical guidelines and international standards of reporting, including adherence to the legal requirements of the study country.
  • Author have prepared a complete text within the anonymous article file. Any identifying information has been included separately in a title page or supplementary file not for review, to allow double-blinded review.
  • Author have declared any potential conflict of interest in the research.
  • Any support from a third party has been noted in the Acknowledgements.
  • 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.


These are full length reports of original research.  An abstract is required, as described below. These articles should be no longer than 4000 words. 


These are comprehensive analysis on specific topics.  Abstract and keywords are required, as described above. Reviews may or may not include formal meta-analysis, depending on the specific circumstances. The word "meta-analysis" must not appear in the title of reviews that do not include meta-analysis.  Reviews should be no longer than 5000 words.


J Health Res welcomes relevant short reports pertaining to public health.  The preliminary report describes important observations in concise fashion.  Research results are presented in a relatively limited area of study.  The word limit is 2000 words. 

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