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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, 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, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document 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 Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Three potential reviewers outside author's institution with an email have been suggested in the Comment Section for the Editor below.*

Author Guidelines

The requirements for articles submitted to the International Journal of Public Health Research (IJPHR):

  • Original manuscripts that have never been published previously.
  • Submitted exclusively to the International Journal of Public Health Research (IJPHR).
  • All manuscripts submitted must obtained approval from the Ethical Committee when applicable.
  • All manuscripts involving human subjects must obtain signed informed consent from subjects.
  • The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit all manuscripts in aspects of style, format, and clarity. Authors may be required to revise their manuscripts for reasons of style and content. Manuscripts with excessive errors in style and typography may be returned to authors for retyping.
  • All manuscripts are subjected to peer and editorial review.

Types of articles:

  • Full length original research articles
  • Review articles
  • Brief communications
  • Case reports
  • Study protocols
  • Letters to the editor

Following acceptance:

  • The publisher reserves copyright of all published materials.
  • Materials may not be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher.
  • Statements in articles are the responsibility of the authors.


  • Articles are published in American or British English.
  • IJPHR also accepts manuscripts written in Malay.


  • Articles must be submitted fully in the following structural order :
    • Title page, authors and affiliation
    • Abstract and keywords
    • Text
    • Acknowledgments
    • References

Title page, authors and affiliation

Title page should contain an appropriate title which is descriptive and informative, Author(s) full name(s), address of the Institute(s)/Organisation(s) and corresponding author's e-mail.

Abstract and keywords

  • Prepared in the English language (UK or US) or Malay. An additional abstract in English need to be provided with the same format for an article written in Malay
  • Maximum 250 words for original full length original research and review articles
  • Maximum 100 words for case reports and brief communications
  • Should contain the introduction, methods, important results and discussion
  • Provide 3 to 5 keywords separated by semi-colons (;)


Should be under appropriate headings, structured as Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion as per Vancouver style. Manuscript should be typed using MS Words, double spacing, Times New Roman, font 12. All pages should be numbered consecutively starting with title page. Brief communications should not be more than 2000 words.

Tables and figures

All tables must be generated using the Table function in Word. All tables and graphic figures must be placed at the appropriate locations in the manuscript. 


Should be made only to scientific, financial and technical assistance and not for routine departmental and typing/secretarial assistance. 


Should be presented as per the order cited in the text. Providing correct and complete references is the sole responsibility of the author(s). Only published references or papers in the press (accepted for publication) should be given. References should be given in numbers as superscripts in the text. As far as possible mentioning name(s) of author(s) under references should be avoided in the text. Citations of unpublished work and personal communication should be cited in the text only. References should follow Vancouver style. 

Example citation in the text:

An unhealthy diet, obesity and physical inactivity play a role in the onset of Type 2 diabetes,1 but it has been shown that increased physical activity substantially reduces the risk,2 and participation in regular physical activity is one of the major recommendation of the evidence based guidelines for the primary prevention of diseases.1


  1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework: Summary Report 2020. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare & National Indigenous Australians Agency; 2020. Accessed June 23, 2022.
  2. Carlson BM. Human Embryology and Developmental Biology. 5th ed. Saunders; 2014.
  3. Department of Health, State Government of Victoria. Diabetes. Better Health Channel. Updated February 2, 2022. Accessed October 20, 2022.
  4. Evangelopoulos DS, Tobel MV, Cholewa D, et al. Impact of Lodox Statscan on radiation dose and screening time in paediatric trauma patients. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2010;20(6):382-386. 


 Type of article:

  • Full length original research articles
  • Review articles
  • Brief communications
  • Case reports
  • Study protocols
  • Letters to the editor

Title page:

  • Title of the article 
  • Full name(s) of author(s)
  • Institutional affiliation(s) of author(s)
  • Correspondance author's email
  • Running title

The article is organized under formatting as follow:

  • Abstract in English
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgement
  • References 

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