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Author Guidelines

Editorial Board of International Journal of Integrated Health Sciences (IJIHS): Teaching Hospital Building Universitas Padjadjaran/Pamitran Universitas Padjadjaran, Faculty of Medicine, 3rd Floor, Jalan Prof. Eyckman No. 38 Bandung, Sukajadi, 40161 West Java, Indonesia 

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Instructions to Author

International Journal of Integrated Health Sciences (IJIHS) promotes medical research for clinicians and others who treat and investigate health and medical problems. The Journal’s mission is to publish peer-reviewed original scientific articles and case report relevant to clinical medicine and public health research.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts containing original research material are accepted for consideration. Manuscripts will not be accepted for publication unless the following editorial requirements are met.

Basic requirements for articles submitted to the IJIHS are:

  • Written in the format that meets the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journal established by the International Commettee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
  • Original work
  • Never been published
  • Manuscript that contains materials involving human subjects must obtain signed informed consent from the subjects and ethical approval from ethical committee.
  • Not under consideration or review for publication anywhere else at the last 6 (six) months
  • Approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The IJIHS and publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claim for compensation. Author and all co-authors should fill in the Conflict of Interest Declaration form.
  • The language has been checked by a professional proofread or a native English speaker.

Types of articles:

  1. Research article. Full length clinical, basic medical, and community research.
  2. Case reports. Medical and health case reports that need to be disseminated. The format consists of title, abstract, introduction, case, discussion, and references.


Articles will be published in US English. The language has been checked by a professional proofread or a native English speaker.

Writing Instructions

The manuscript should not exceed 20 printed pages (double spaced, A4 size sheets, Times new roman 12 point font size). The acceptable format are Microsoft Words 97–2000 dan 2010 (doc. or docx) file maximum 15 MB.

Articles submitted should follow the structural order below:
Page 1, Title Page and authorship: provide the full title, full name, highest awarded academic degree, and institutional affiliation of each author. Information on the corresponding author for reprints and full contact information should be included. The title of the article should not exceed not be more than 15 words or 140 characters. Abbreviation is only allowed for commonly used terms such as HLA-B27.

Page 2, Structured Abstract and Keywords: Abstract should include the following headings:  Objective, Method, Results, and Conclusions. A journal abstract should contain sufficient information depicting the conduct and findings of a trial, study, or observation which are optimally presented  in no more than 250 words. It should also emphasize on new and important aspects of the trial, study or observation. Three to five key words or short phrases that will assist indexers in cross-indexing the article should be provided below the abstract and written in alphabetical order.  Keywords should be referring to

Page 3, the manuscript: Both observational and experimental articles are divided into the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion (IMRAD).  Authors are strongly encouraged to limit the article length to 3,500 words for effective and efficient communication. The length does not include the running title, title page, abstract, and references. Only 6 tables, figures, and charts in total are allowed. The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement. Begin references on a new page.


  1. Introduction should be between 1–2 pages (not more than five paragraphs). Times New Roman, font size 12, and double spaced. Citation numbers should be in superscript (1,2,3) and comes after punctuation. Use no indent for the first paragraphs and do not take a space between paragraphs. Any subtitle is not allowed.

  2. Introduction describes the problem in general terms (including relevant facts/figures to establish the significance of the problem). Purpose of the study should be revealed in the end of introduction.


Methods necessarily include the following requirements:

  • Subjects/objects,
  • Participants,
  • Instruments/tools/materials,
  • Research protocols,
  • Sampling methods/sampling size,
  • Required references,
  • Questionnaire development and testing,
  • Statistical methods,
  • Place/research period,
  • Ethical clearance.


Results should have correlation with the purpose of the study (research question/s). Tables/figures in the results are important and relevant with the results. The text/narration does not repeat the results in the tables/figures. The text/narration provides clarifying information for the results in the tables/figures and placed before the tables/figures.


Discussion is excessively longer than in introduction. It should have reference citation and contain information whether the results answer the proposed hypotheses/objectives of the study not a repetition of the results, interpretation of the findings in the result, and next study/research/steps/ recommendation related to the topic (if necessary). It also includes information whether the findings agree with other research/studies conducted. Gap in findings, theories, practices, and literatures with other studies should be explained. If a disagreement is found, discussion should suggest alternative explanation or weakness in the design of the experiment (including the weakness of the experiment in this article or the experiments of others). Clarification may be needed in order to explain the differentiation.

Study limitation and conclusion should be concisely written. In addition, conclusion is placed in the end of discussion which fits the objective of the study and it does not include completely new ideas. Sentences in conclusions are written in present tense. Other than conclusions, all sentences are written in a direct and precise manner in present or past tense according to the context of the sentence.

Tables. Tables should be typed in double-spaced, and should be titled and numbered in Arabic numeral system in the order of their first citation in the text. Table(s) is included in the text and also compiled on a separated page. Do not use vertical lines between columns. Use horizontal lines above and below the column headings and at the bottom of the table only. Abbreviations used in the table must be defined in a footnote to the table. Indicate footnotes in this order of **,#.


Photos/images/charts should be numbered in accordance with the appearance in the text.  Personal and identifiable photos must be accompanied written permission. Any published images should be referenced. Photos/pictures should be numbered according to their appearance in the text. The number of tables and photos/pictures should not be more than six.

As best quality of images are required for publication, the images can be separately uploaded in image format (JPEG, TIFF, or EPS) to the supplementary files. Minimum resolution for all figures in the following [color in RGB (red, green, blue mode) or gray-scale] at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). The recommended resolution for line art (charts or images that contain typographic elements) is 600 dpi. 

For x-ray films, scans, and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of pathology specimens or photomicrographs, black-and-white or color photographic prints, is 5 × 7 inches (127 × 178 mm). 


References should be written according to the Vancouver style rules (AMA) and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text using EndNote and Mendeley. Only six authors are allowed to be included in a reference item. When the number of authors for a reference item is more than six, the six first names should be written down and “et al.” should be added for the other authors. The number of reference items is minimum 10 and maximum is 25. Eighty percents of the references should be from journals. References that are published less than 10 years ago should contribute eighty percents of the total references. Reference citation in text should be identified by a number without brackets in superscript at the end of sentence. Reference for article that has been accepted and waiting to be published in a journal should be written as “in press”.

Examples of References

Journal Article
Lawlor DA, Nelson SM. Effect of age on decision about the numbers of embryos to transfer in assisted conception: a prospective study. Lancet. 2012;379:521–7.

References with more than 6 authors:
Polanco FR, Dominquez DC, Grady C, Stoll P, Ramos C, Mican JM, et al. Conducting HIV research in racial and ethnic minority communities: building a successful interdisciplinary research team. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2011;22(5):388–96.

Reference with DOI

Malangoni MA, Biester TW, Jones AT, Klingensmith ME, Lewis FR Jr. Operative experience of surgery residents: trends and challenges. J Surg Educ. 2013;70(6):783-788. doi:10.1016/j.jsurg.2013.09.015

An organization as a source
WHO. Rubella vaccines: WHO position paper-recommendations. Vaccines. 2011;29(48):8767–8.

Without author
Role of diagnostic imaging in early diagnosis and stage determination of rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Calcium. 2011;21(7):949–53.

Volume with supplement
Van Spronsen FJ, Huijbregts SC, Bosch AM, Leuzzi V. Cognitive, neurophysiological, neurological and psychosocial outcomes in early-treated PKU-patients: a start toward standardized outcome measurement across development. Mol Genet Metab. 2011;104 (Suppl 1):S45–51.

Edition with suplement
Dietz CA, Nyberg CR. Genital, oral, and anal human papillomavirus infection in men who have sex with men. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2011;111(3 Suppl 2):S19–25.

Suprapto. Penjatuhan pidana mati berdasar UUD 1945 [dissertation]. Bandung: Universitas Padjadjaran; 2011.

Fritz M, Speroff L. Clinical gynecologic endocrinology and infertility. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Lipponcott Williams & Wilkins; 2011.

Munro M, Brill A, Parker W. Gynecologic endoscopy. In: Berek J, editor. Berek & Novak’s gynecology. 14th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007. p. 749 ̶ 804.

Conference proceeding
Nicolai T. Homeopathy. Proceedings of the Workshop Alternative Medicines; 2011 November 30; Brussels. Belgium. Belgium: ENVI; 2011.

Paper in conference
Tirilly P, Lu K, Mu X. Predicting modality from text quiries for medical image retrieval. In: Cao Y, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Unay D, editors. MM 11. Proceeding of The 2011 International ACM Workshop on Medical Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval; 2011 Nov 28–Dec 01; Arizona, USA. New York: ACM; 2011. p. 7–12.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Headlines in reproductive medicine. [cited 2010 May 6]. Available from:


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).

    • The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word, document file format (.doc, .docx, .rtf).
    • Upload the Cover Letter, Author Data, and Conflict of Interest in Supplementary files (.doc or .pdf)
    • The submission files must fit with IJIHS Template
    • Upload the copy of Ethical Approval in Supplementary files (.pdf)
    • Please attach your proofread receipt/certificate to the Supplementary files (.pdf)
  2. 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.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring Double Blind Reviewhave been followed.

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Authors retain copyright and grant International Journal of Integrated Health Sciences right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to freely share and remix the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in International Journal of Integrated Health Sciences.



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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

This journal is managed by the scientific publication and intellectual property rights unit, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran. The article submission to this journal is still free of charge.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)

This journal is managed by the scientific publication and intellectual property rights unit, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran. The article publication to this journal is still free of charge.

We would like to invite you to submit your full article to peer reviewed journal International Journal of Health Sciences (IJIHS) (pISSN: 2302-1381; eISSN: 2338-4506). IJIHS is an open journal system which has been indexed on DOI CrossRef.