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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
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format and not in PDF format
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is one point five (1.5) spaced; uses a 12-point font; Times New Roman, 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 manuscript is typed in A4 size HVS paper, a maximum of 10 pages. The top, left, right and bottom margins are 4, 4, 3 and 3, respectively

Author Guidelines

We suggest that potential writers download the journal writing template first before compiling the article script. The article to be published must contain the elements below.



The title is made simple in the Indonesian language.



The author must list all parties involved in research or writing, including full name (without title).



Write down the origin of each author's institution. Authors from the same institution can simply list 1 institution by giving the author's number code.



The e-mail address specified is the corresponding author's e-mail address.



The abstract is written in one paragraph, with a maximum of 200 words, which includes the research objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. The abstract is written in two languages (Indonesian and English). The abstract must include 3-6 keywords.



Provide background and research objectives. The introduction must be accompanied by an up-to-date reference source. The introduction must be explained the novelty of the research conducted.



Include research methods or techniques, special tools needed in research, sampling techniques, and ways of analyzing data clearly, so that it can be understood and repeated by other researchers.



Include data on research results that can be in the form of sentences, tables, graphs, or images. For tables, graphs or figures, the numbering must be clear and sequential. For tables, the information is written above the table, while for graphs and figures, the information is written below. The appearance of the figures and tables must be clear and proportionate.



Simple and related to the research objectives.



Given to agencies or people who have supported the research. 



The bibliography must be ensured that the writing is correct and in accordance with the existing literature in the text in the bibliography. Reference citations in the text must include the author's name and year of publication and references in the bibliography are written alphabetically. We suggest that the authors use references tools such as Mendeley.

Example of Bibliography Writing:

Journal or Periodical Scientific Tabloid

Format: Author 1, Author 2, Author 3, year, Article Title, Journal nameVolume, edition, page.


Filho, A.D.O.,  Filho, J.A.B.,  Neves, S.J.F.,  Lyra, D.P.D., 2012,  Association between the 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8) and Blood Pressure Control, Arq Bras Cardiol; 99(1): 649-658


Format: Author 1, Author 2, Author 3, year, Book Title, Edition, Publisher, City, page.


Laurence, L.B., Lazo, J.R., Parker, K.L., 2008, Goodman & Gilman’s; Manual Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Seventh Edition, Mc Graw Hill Press, New York:546-60.

Book Chapter

Format: Author in a book chapter, year, Chapter Title, Book Title, Editor, Publisher, City, page.


Che Man,Y.B., Syahariza,Z.A., Rohman,A., 2010, Chapter 1. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy: development, techniques, and application in the analyses of fats and oils, in Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, edited by Oliver J. Ress, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA: 1 – 26.

Article in Conferences/Seminar Proceeding

Format: Author 1, Author 2, Author 3, year, Article Title, Proceeding of the seminar (seminar name), Seminar place (country), seminar date, Editor 1, Editor 2, Publisher, page.


Alfian, R., Akrom, Darmawan, E., 2013, Pharmacist Counseling Intervention By Oral Can Increase The Patients Adherence And Decrease Systolic Blood Pressure Of Ambulatory Hypertension Patients At Internal Disease Polyclinic PKU Bantul Hospital, Indonesia, Proceeding Of The 3rd International Safety Management Of Central Cytotoxic Reconstitution, Indonesia: 21-26

Thesis or dissertation

Format: Author, year, Thesis/Dissertation Title, Thesis/Dissertation, University Name.


Katrina, T.M., 2015, Brief Counseling Improving Patients Adherence, Thesis, King Saud University, Riyadh.

On line references

Format: Author, year, Online Article Title, Tabloid name or website, accessed date.


Okumura, L.M., 2014, Assessment of pharmacist-led patient counseling in randomized controlled trials: a systematic review, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11096-014-9982-1 was accessed on January 02,2016.

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