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Author Guidelines

Please read the Placentum: Jurnal Ilmiah Kesehatan dan Aplikasinya guidelines and follow these instructions carefully. Manuscripts not adhering to the instructions will be returned for revision without review. The Chief Editor reserves the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these guidelines.


Author(s) have to submit the article through online submissions.


Placentum Jurnal Kesehatan dan Aplikasinya is a health applied journal published by Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta. The journal publishes original research articles or review articles in Maternal and Child Health, Health Promotion, and Epidemiology.

  • Maternal and Child Health: covers a broad range of disciplines including obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive health, pediatrics, neonatology, nutrition, and family planning
  • Health Promotion: covers a broad range of topics in psychology, sociology, anthropology, communication, education, nursing, public health, and the allied health profession, as they are related to health promotion, health education, health-related behavior, and illness.
  • Epidemiology: covers all aspects of epidemiology and public health. The journal mainly publishes original research articles but also welcomes reviews covering applied, methodological and theoretical issues with an emphasis on studies using multidisciplinary or integrative approaches.


The submission stage
All articles submitted to journal Placentum, Full text should be written in good English. The paper should be submitted by the author via online submission.


How to prepare a manuscript?

All manuscripts should describe original research which has not been reported or submitted elsewhere. Please send an original and soft copies of the manuscript to the editorial office.


Manuscript Format

  1. Abstract should be written in Times New Roman 12 pt and a single space. The abstract should not more than 250 words. Please avoid to use acronyms, abbreviation, or symbols in the abstract. Abstract should describe qualitative and quantitative information and includes 3-5 keywords related to substance of the abstract.
  2. Article should be written in MS word, times new roman 12 pt of font type, and a single space. The paper size is A4, with margin of top, bottom, and right are 2.5, and the left margin is 3.0 cm. The first line of paragraph should be in line to 1 cm.
  3. The manuscript must be saved in the MS word format and the article should be submitted online through . Author need to do registration to get a username and password for login.
  4. Name of author(s) is written without degree/salutation. Meanwhile, name and address of affiliation must be written completely include the email of corresponding author.
  5. The manuscript consists of abstract, introduction, method, result and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement (if any) and references. Meanwhile, a review manuscript can be written without method section.
  6. Number of tables, figures, mathematical equations and chemical reactions are in accordance with their citation in text.
  7. Figures are presented in high pixelation (min. 300 dpi). If it is necessary, author(s) might submit a separated file of figures (in jpeg, giff, tiff or png formate) for editing process.
  8. The citation and references should follow Vancouver style.


Manuscript sections are written in this order, i.e.:

  1. TITLE

Title and Author

The title is an opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific and informative. It should be written clearly and concisely describing the contents of the research. Avoid abbreviations and formula where possible.

Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s)

A manuscript has the main author and co-authors with a full name of the author and co-authors (no abbreviation), includes an address (es) and email addresses clearly. Each address should be preceded by a numerical superscript corresponding to the same superscript after the name of the author concerned. Give an asterisk (*) in the contact person for correspondence.

Abstract and Keywords

A concise and factual abstract is required. Each paper should be provided with an abstract of about 150-250 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. The abstract must be integrated and independent which is consist of introduction and purpose, methods, results, conclusion, and suggestion. However, the abstract should be written as a single paragraph without these headers. For this reason, References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The abstract must be written using 150 until 250 words which have no reference and accompanied keywords. Please include the subtitle as follows:






Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and critical to correct indexing and searching. Keywords should be 5 words and not more than 5 words or phrases in alphabetical order which has not been used in the title. Therefore the keywords should represent the content and highlight of your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. e.g. DNA.


The Introduction section should explain:

  1. The background to the study
  2. The aims
  3. A summary of the existing literature
  4. The reason why the study was necessary, and the novelty must be explained
  5. As you compose the introduction, think of readers who are not experts in this field

Introduction must be written using 750 until 1000 words.

Material and Methods

This section should have the meaning of the state of the art of science and technology, the sophistication of viewpoints and approaches, the potential acquisition of novelties, new to science, and completeness of work, not only repeating previous research of the same type, not mutating methods and objects.

The methods section should include:

  1. Specify the time and place of study in the first section
  2. The aim, design, and setting of the study
  3. The characteristics of participants or description of material
  4. A clear description of all processes and methodologies employed. Generic names should generally be used. When proprietary brands are used in research, include the brand names in parentheses
  5. The type of statistical analysis used, including a power calculation if appropriate
  6. The Ethical number approved by ethical board (for human studies)
  7. Studies involving human participants, data or tissue or animals must include statement of ethics approval and consent. The ethical number should be written in the method section (after Vol (1) 2023).


Review papers should be critical analysis and integration of recent advances in an important area of research in agriculture sciences which can stimulate further research, provide a new approach or new knowledge. Review papers should be high quality and written by recognized experts.  Methods should give reproducible experiment to the readers and must be written using 400 to 600 words.


The results of the study include the findings obtained during the study. Results can be in the form of tables or figures.


This section must show the acuity of the analysis and synthesis carried out critically including a description of the findings of the work that discusses incisive, its relation to previous concepts or theories, compares them critically with the work of others, and corroborates or corrects to the previous findings. Unit of measurement used should follow the prevailing international system. All figures and tables should be active and editable by an editor. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers.


Conclusions should only answer the objectives of the research. The conclusion should be explained clearly. Withdrawal of conclusions based on new findings, which are stated accurately and deeply. New findings can be in the form of theories, postulates, formulas, rules, methods, models, and prototypes. Conclusions must be supported by sufficient research data.


Suggestion placed after conclusion contains a recommendation on the research done or an input that can be used directly by the consumer.


Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Name the person to help you work.


The ratio of primary references to other references must be >80% in order to improve the quality of thoughts and ideas that were used as a writing framework. The primary reference is the result of direct research, including articles in scientific journals, proceedings, dissertations, theses, monographs, books and others. Reference must be up to date with the proportion >80% is the last 10 years. Classical works can be referred but not to compare the discussion or not to prove originality. Avoid reference to self-citation that is too much.

Use VANCOUVER superscript writing system by including doi on scientific articles taken from journals or url for websites:

Examples of citations in sentences:

Skill is a person's ability to act after first obtaining knowledge and attitudes that begin with sensing a certain object [12]. Assessment of cognitive skills is an assessment of a skill with sequential activities, in the form of procedural and includes elements of other skills (cognitive and affective)[1].

Please see the link below to see VANCOUVER style in REFERENCES



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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

The copyright of the received article shall be assigned to the journal as the publisher of the journal. The intended copyright includes the right to publish the article in various forms. The journal maintains the publishing rights to the published articles.

Creative Commons License
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Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 300000.00 (IDR)
This journal charges the following author fee. If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to fulfill the publication fee of 20 USD (300,000 IDR) for your article.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.