Author Guidelines

  • Jurnal Kesehatan Reproduksi (Journal of Reproductive Health) receives original articles from research, methodologies, or new approaches of health research relevant to reproductive health.
  • The instructions for authors include information about preparing a manuscript for submission to Jurnal Kesehatan Reproduksi (Journal of Reproductive Health), criteria for publication, and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies and so on can be found in About.
  • The manuscript should be sent to the Editor of Jurnal Kesehatan Reproduksi (Journal of Reproductive Health) in doc or docx format through online submission at this address If authors have problems while sending the manuscript online, please contact the Editor at the email
  • The manuscript has neither been published elsewhere nor is under consideration for submission in any other publication.
  • The manuscript can be written in Indonesian or English and should be provided with an abstract in both languages.



The manuscript should be typed approximately 10-18 pages long in normal text 1.5 spacing with Segoe UI 11pt. It should be written in a systematical order consisting of:

  • Title;
  • The name of the author(s);
  • Abstract;
  • Introduction;
  • Methods;
  • Result;
  • Discussion;
  • Conclusion;
  • Recommendation;
  • Acknowledgement;
  • References.


Title, should be short and informative, consisting of 15 words maximum.

The names of author(s), should be fully written, accompanied by the name of the affiliation or institution, address, and email of the author(s).

Abstract, should not exceed 200 words and must be structured into separate sections: Background, the context and background of the study; Objective, the purpose of the study; Methods, how the study was performed and statistical tests used; Results, the main findings; Conclusions, brief summary, and potential implications. The abstract should be accompanied by 3-5 keywords representing the main article for indexing purposes.

Introduction, describes the background of the problem, formulation of the problem as well as research purposes, a summary of theoretical studies related to the research, and sometimes included implications and benefits of the results to the overall field of study. 

Methods, describes the methods used in the study, including the study design, population and sample (targeted research), data collection process, and data analysis techniques. If applicable, the hypothesis is stated and the approach that was taken to test the hypothesis is briefly described. Authors have to put the number of ethical approval from the Ethical Research Committee provided for all type of study both using primary and secondary data.

Results, were presented only for the analysis and hypothesis testing results that need to be reported. The data itself should be presented in tables and figures and should be described with sufficient notes. Graphics should be limited to a maximum of 5 tables and figures. For quantitative research, the results should indicate any statistical analysis that was performed, and make sure to indicate specific statistical data, such as p-values. For qualitative research, the results should be detailed in the form of topics and research focus. 

Discussion, answers the problem formulation and research questions, demonstrates how the findings obtained, explains the interpretation of the findings and how they are used to solve problems, highlights any differences and similarities with previous research and possible intervention to address the problems. It is also often informative if a discussion of the potential weaknesses of the interpretation is also included.

Conclusion, contains a summary of the major findings and aims to answer the research questions stated from the results. Conclusions contain no new data or findings.

Recommendation, provides a brief statement of how this work contributes to the overall field of study. You may also include recommendations for improvements to the method, or suggestions for future research.

Acknowledgement, provides a brief statement acknowledging the efforts of any participants or consultants who are not included as authors of the manuscript. State all of the funding sources for the work, ensuring that the statement adheres to the guidelines provided by the funding institution.

References, bibliography is written in Vancouver Superscript style (indicated by the use of numbers). Number the references in the article in the order in which they appear in the text. The citation is placed after the full stop (.), for example: ......1 If the sentence mentions the name of another author as a reference, use the reference number after the author's name, then continue the sentence until the period (.), for example, Dennis2 .......2; or Yang, et al.3.......3

Writing references using Segoe UI 11pt font with 1 space. The references used must be at least 20 recent manuscripts (no more than 10 years old) and refer to at least 80% consist of scientific journals. Authors are required to use reference management software, such as Mendeley or Endnote to ensure that the reference list is formatted correctly. Some other provisions in writing references:
The name of the cited author is the last name, initials of the last name.

The title of the reference begins with a capital letter and then lowercase letters, except for writing the name of the person, place, time, and after the colon (:).

Enter the URL of each manuscript referenced online.


Book (name, the year of publication and the publisher's name):

  1. Budiharsana M. Female circumcision in Indonesia: extent, implications, and possible interventions to uphold women’s health rights. Jakarta: Population Council; 2004.

Journal article (author, title essay, the journal name, year, volume number, issue number, and pages):

  1. Alsibiani A, Rouzi AA. Sexual function in women with female genital mutilation. Fertility and Sterility. 2008; 93(3): 722-724.
  2. Elnashar AM, EL-Dien Ibrahim M, EL-Desoky MM, Ali OM, El-Sayd Mohamed Hassan M. Female sexual dysfunction in Lower Egypt. BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2007; 114: 201–206 (doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2006.01106.x).
  3. Yasin BA, Al-Tawil NG, Shabila NP, Al-Hadithi TS. Female genital mutilation among Iragqi Kudish women: a cross-sectional study from Erbil city. BMC Public Health, 13 (809): 1–8.

You may wish to make use of reference management software, such as Mendeley or Endnote to ensure that reference lists are correctly formatted.


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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft WordOpenOfficeRTF, or WordPerfect document file format. Any file submitted in PDF format is not acceptable.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses an 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the text.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. Upload the research ethics approval letter from the Research Ethics Committee and author(s) ethics statement in the submission section. Click here to download Author(s) Statement of Ethics form.

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