Author Guidlines


The general format is the general regulation of writing format. The papers should be typed in MS Word 2013 using Times New Roman font with 12pt font size, 2.0 space. Using A4 (8.27”x11.69”). Template is available to download.


  1. The title, Authors and Affiliations. The title is suggested to describe the topic of the papers with a maximum of 20 words. Below the title is mentioned the name of each author. Each name is ended with a superscript number which refers to the affiliation of the author. The author's name is arranged according to his contribution to the article. The author's name is entirely written without using a title. The author's affiliation is written below the name of the author. It started with the superscript number which refer to the authors. The affiliation is written orderly based on the author's affiliation number.
  2. Abstract is an overview which describes all the discussion in the papers with 300 words for maximum. The authors should make the abstract concise and clear, which made the readers understand the contents of the papers without having to read the whole paper.
  3. Keywords consist of 3-5 words specific that refer to the whole papers. Avoid using plural and general terms in keywords.
  4. Introduction describes the background of the study to emphasize the reason to conduct the study. The introduction is also suggested to provide the objectives and the significance of the study. A good introduction will give an understanding of the problem in the study.
  5. Material and Methods describes the sampling technique, data collection and statistical analysis performed. Data retrieval/measurement methods are briefly explained. If available, the specifications of the tools and materials (company name/catalog number) are also included. Material of the study also mentioned in this section.
  6. Results provide the findings of the research, which come from a sequence of treatment as arranged in methodology. All the information is processed to follow the pattern that already describes in methods. The result contains some facts or findings that will be a review in the discussion.
  7. Discussions section provide a discussion about the result of the research. The discussions section describe and interpret the result based on the author objectives. The author asked to explain the result regards to the problem or the topic which discuss in the paper. The explanation is expected to reveal any new understanding or to investigate any topic deeply than before.
  8. Conclusions conducted clear and concise and able to give a brief summary of the study. Conclusions come to affirm the message of the study based on the result and discussion which provided previously.
  9. References provide the list of literature that used by the author to conduct the paper. Reference is written using the Vancouver (superscript) writing style, which is numbered according to the order in which it appears in the text. Literature used is a publication of the last 10 years with a minimum of 15 literatures and no more than 50 literatures. Most of the literature must come from articles published in scientific books or journals.


  1. Author. The papers are belong to the author. The papers have to be responsible and approved by all the authors. An approved statement (conflict of interest) by the authors is included in the disclosure of the papers. In the process of conducting the papers, all authors have to give their contribution. Each author is asked to provide their actual and permanent affiliation in the paper. The name and the affiliation are arranged according to the contribution of the authors in the papers. In case there is some author in the papers, a corresponding author must be chosen. The corresponding author is marked with an asterisk character (*) after the affiliation number. The corresponding author answer all the question by the editor about methodology and materials or another.  In the process of submitting, judging, until publishing, the corresponding author has to responsible for all which related to the papers. The corresponding author must enclose the contact details (emails and full postal address) to the editor.
  2. Abstracts. The abstracts provide the brief explanation of the whole study. In formatting the abstract, every heading (introduction, objectives, methods, result, and conclusion) should type in bold.
  3. Color artwork. The authors should ensure the papers using an acceptable format such as TIFF or JPEG for images, and MS Word for the text. The figures have to submit with the correct resolution. The color of the figures should be easy to understand and clear.  The layout editor will check and edit figures if the color clear and fine to present both electronically and print. A notification will send by the editor to inform the editing by email.
  4. Caption. All the figures must be followed by the caption. The caption describes the name of the pictures and the tables. The caption is not attached to the pictures and the tables but mention separately. The pictures caption is located below-centered of the pictures. The tables caption is located above-lefted of the tables. The caption must be written to give an understanding for the readers. So, it should simply and clear.
  5. Numbering. The author may use numbering form to make the discussion of the topic becomes clear and orderly. Each heading (such as introduction, material and methods, etc.) is numbering with 1, 2, 3 and so on. If the heading is divided into sub-heading, then it could be numbering as 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and so on. Pictures and tables are separate from the order of heading. They are numbered with their own sequence. Pictures had its own numbering order such as picture 1, picture 2, picture 3 and so on. Like the pictures, tables are also numbering with its sequence. It could be numbered as table 1, table 2, table 3, and so on. The number of picture and table are separated and mentioned in its line.
  6. Appendices. The author is able to enclose appendices to support the information of the papers. Appendices are located after the references list and submitted together with the full text. The appendix is marked using A, B etc. and arranged according to the sequent.  In case there is some sub-appendix, it should mention A.1, A.2, and so on.
  7. Abbreviations. The author should be consistent in using abbreviations. The description of the abbreviations have to define in its first mention, and then, the author is allowed to use the abbreviations after that. The abbreviations must be widely recognized as international abbreviations.
  8. Footnotes. The authors are suggested to use footnote rarely. The footnote should refer to the explanation which mentioned separately from the text. The footnote explanation is located orderly below the bottom margin of the page. In the text, the number of footnotes written with the superscript mode.
  9. Citation. The citation in the text should be present in the reference list. All the citation have to follow the standard of the citation by the editor (using Endnote with Vancouver style). The authors should be consistent using the Vancouver style for the whole text. The citation is marked with a number which written in the same font with the text. The number of the citation is written inside square brackets (e.g. [1]). This journal asked all the author to use Endnote software to manage the references. The reference list will be edited automatically by the Endnote. The using of Endnote is applied to all citation and reference in the papers. It will help the author to conduct the citation efficiently because the citation automatically was written based on the chosen style. You may download the Endnote Vancouver style here.
  10. Data references. Ensure the data reference is acceptable and relevant to the papers. Data references include some information such as the author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), and year. The reference list will re-check by the editor to ensure the data reference. The editors are able to ask the authors to revise the data reference if it is not acceptable by the editors. 
  11. Diction. The papers should not offend or potentially cause conflict in society regards to ethnic, religion, belief, race, culture and gender. The author suggested not using bias diction such us 'he or she', 'his/her' instead of 'he' or 'his', and by making use of job titles that are free of stereotyping (e.g. 'chairperson' instead of 'chairman' and 'flight attendant' instead of 'stewardess').
  12. Preprints. The preprints belong to the author. As long as it is not published by the publisher, the author has the authority to edit, format, or enhance. The preprint does not count as a prior publication as long as it not published by the publisher. When the final versions of papers are published, the author should keep the preprints. The editing request after the publication is not allowed.
  13. Paper charges. The process of submitting and publication of the paper is free of charge. There is no cost for all of the steps which done to publish the paper in this journal online. The authors are able to request the hardcopy of the journal. In the case of the author request for the printed journal, the authors could send an email to request the hardcopy. The authors have to pay for Rp 250.000 per issue. Delivering fee is excluded.
  14. Ethical Clearance. The authors should provide the Ethical Clearance form together with paper submission in PDF format.
  15. Cover Letter. Cover Letter should be submitted by the authors together with the papers. It should contains explanation that the study is original, not in process of consideration for publication, and has not publish yet in other journal. Cover Letter is submitted for the consideration for the editors to decide whether the manuscript accepted to be processed in peer-review.
  16. Author Statement. Author Statement should be submitted by the authors together with the papers. It contains the list of contribution of all the authors of the papers. The author statement also contains of conflict of interest form which briefly mention there is no conflict arround the authors regarding the papers.
  17. Plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) upon identification of plagiarism/similarities in articles submitted for publication in IJNPC. IJNPC use Turnitin's originality checking software as the tool in detecting similarities of texts in article manuscripts and the final version articles ready for publication. A maximum of 20% of similarities is allowed for the submitted papers. Should we find more than 20% of the similarity index, the article will be returned to the author for correction and resubmission.

IV. Supporting Materials

  1. Pictures. Pictures can be integrated into the manuscript and given a number after the words "Picture". The number should be sequent in the order in which they are mentioned in the text and given the title. Information about the image is written in the legend section below the picture. For optimal printing results, images should also be sent separately in the form of ".tiff" or ".jpeg" extensions with 90 mm (255pt), pixels at 300 and 1063 dpi. A picture of patient should have the permission from the patient, proved by the form of consent. The identity should be closed by the authors. In case the pictures is a photo or picture that has been published, the permission from the publisher must be mentioned.
  2. Tables. Tables are presented in the text given sequential numbers after the word "Table," according to the sequence in which they are mentioned in the text. Each table is given a short title, and each column is given a subtitle. A description of the tables and abbreviations which used in the table is located in the legend section below the table, not in the table title. Specifically for the tables, the contents is typed with 1 space.