Author Guidelines

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors must check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors who do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Author(s) confirm that their submission has not been previously published and is not under consideration for publication by any other journal or publisher except as an abstract or archived in the author's institutional repository or personal website. (See deposit policy)
  • Author(s) affirm that they have uploaded (1) a file of Title Page, containing details of the authors, acknowledgments, declarations of conflicting interests, and author contributions, (2) a File of a Main Page (Manuscript), comprising the main text, tables, figures, and references.
  •  The submission file is in doc or docx file format. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points rather than at the end. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author's Guidelines.
  • The author (s) confirm that all files are formatted in English. 
  • The author (s) of the journal have clarified everything that may arise, such as work, research expenses, consultant expenses, and intellectual property on the document in relation to the ICMJE form disclosure of conflicts of interest.


.General Principles

All submitted articles are original and original manuscripts and have never been published in any journal.

  • As a primary condition, all articles submitted to JANH must be original works that have never been published before and submitted exclusively to JANH.
  • Articles must follow “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals”,
  • The Editorial Board has the right to edit all articles in terms of style, format, and clarity of meaning in the manuscript, following the standards and rules enforced in JANH.
  • Authors will be asked to revise the manuscript according to the reviewer's recommendations. Manuscripts with excessive errors can be returned with major revisions or the manuscript is rejected for publication. All manuscripts will go through peer review and editorial.
  • Journal templates with certain research designs can be adjusted according to the guidelines from the Equator Network.   


General Guidelines

  • Articles will be published in English. Linguistically inadequate articles may be rejected.
  • Authors must also ensure that articles are formatted as follows.
  • The article should be around 3500–7000 words on A4-sized paper (210 mm x 297 mm). The required margins are 3.5 cm (top), 2.5 cm (bottom), and 2 cm (left and right). Use the journal template that has been provided
  • All write with Font Cambria.
  • Citation writing and bibliography must use a reference manager like Mendeley and others with APA style (American Psychological Association (APA) 7th. Minimum 20 references from 10 years ago from Reputable articles or journals.


Upload these files during submission (don't combine the files):

  1. File of title page
  2. File of Main Page or Manuscript Template (abstract, keywords, introduction, method, Result, Discussion, authors' contributions, conflict of interest, acknowledgment, reference), 
  3. Tables, figures, and legends (if any). 

(1) File of Title Page

[Download Tamplate Here]

Article Title

  • Capitalize Each Word, 14-point Font, Boldface, Align left, consists of 10 – 16 words, Font Cambria 14; Use a concise and informative title in sentence case short, clear, and reflect the research results)
  • The article's title should be brief, informative, and not exceed 16 words.


  • Full names of authors (without academic titles)
  • Author’s affiliation [name(s) of department(s) and institution(s)]
  • Disclaimers (if any)
  • Corresponding author’s name, mailing address, telephone, and email address (the email address of the corresponding author will be published along with the article)
  • Short running title [maximum 40 characters (letter and spaces)]
  • Word count [a word count for the text-only (including abstract, acknowledgments, tables, figure legends, and references)]


(2) File of Main Page (Manuscript Template)

[Download Tamplate Here]

The JANH clearly explains the guidelines for publishing each study in journals. The JANH ensures high quality for each manuscript so authors must follow the template provided or be guided by the Equator Network or Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives. Authors can click on the Guidelines below according to the type of study to be published:




The abstract should not be more than 350 words. There is no citation in the abstract. If possible, remove all uncommon abbreviations. 


  • For keywords of an abstract, Use MeSH on Demand by the US Nation Library of Medicine.
  • Click or Enter MeSH on Demand 
  • Authors Copy and paste the abstract to the Table of MeSH on Demand, then Click Search.
  • Next, you will see some blocked words, which can be used as keywords.


Tables should be self-contained and complement, not duplicate, the information contained in the text. They should be supplied as editable files, not pasted as images. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend, and footnotes must be understandable without referencing the text. All abbreviations must be defined in the footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings. Put the tables in the main content in the appropriate position instead of putting them under the references. 

Figure Legends 

Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without referencing the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.

Figure Legends

Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without referencing the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.


American Psychological Association (APA) format 7th Edition with DOI assigned is acceptable for citation and references. Examples of the reference formats can be seen here.