Author Guideline

  1. Author Guidlines

    Sanitasi: Jurnal Kesehatan Lingkungan is an open-access journal, published twice a year in the field of environmental health sciences. The aim of this journal is to publish good-quality articles dedicated to all aspects of the latest outstanding developments in the field of environmental health. Its scope encompasses Land Sanitation and Waste Management, Water Sanitation, Vectors and Pests Control, Food and Beverage Sanitation, Occupational Health and Safety, and Environmental Health Epidemiology.

    In submitting manuscripts to Sanitasi: Jurnal Kesehatan Lingkungan, authors should take special note that manuscripts must conform to all Sanitasi: Jurnal Kesehatan Lingkungan style requirements. Authors should follow the requirements for citations and references, figures, and tables. The manuscripts that do not follow the requirement of Sanitasi: Jurnal Kesehatan Lingkungan style may be returned to authors for modification.

    All papers submitted to the journal should be written in Indonesia or English. Authors whose English is not their native language, are encouraged to have their paper checked before submission for grammar and clarity. The work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, and free plagiarism. All articles submitted will be conducted plagiarism checking through Turnitin software program.

    Authors should arrange manuscript based on Sanitasi: Jurnal Kesehatan Lingkungan template.

    Manuscript Heading, Font, and Spacing

    Manuscript should be typed using word processors (Microsoft Word or Open Office) software. The font used throughout the paper is Times New Roman. The paper size is A4 (i.e., 210 x 297 mm), one-column format with a margin (top and bottom 2.5 cm, left and right 1,9 cm), single spaced and limited up to 8,000 words.

    Manuscript submitted to Sanitasi: Jurnal Kesehatan Lingkungan journal should follow the heading below: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Method; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; Recommendation (optional); Acknowledgments (optional); and References

    Paper Title

    This is your 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 is written in English and Bahasa Indonesia not to exceed 14 words. Title should be accurate, Clearly,  unambiguous, specific, complete and not be summarization of results or conclusion but describe the research or topic of the paper. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.

    The title of the paper should be in 16 pt bold Lato, Santance Case and be centered. The title should have 0 pts space above and 14 pts below.

    Authors Name and Affiliations

    Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Hafizurrachman, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names. Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes: name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country. Please indicate Corresponding all Author (include address for mailing service, e-mail address ) by adding number (*) in superscript behind the name.

    Author names should be in 11 pt Lato bold with 12 pts above and 11 pts below. Author addresses are superscripted by numerals and centered over both columns of manuscripts. Author affiliations should be in 10 pt Lato, Title Case.


    The Abstract is written in  English and Indonesia with word limitation 200 to 300 words. It should be prepared in one paragraph covers the problem, objectives, method, results, and conclusion. It should contain all the keywords that will be indexed; does not include unexplained tables, illustrations, references, abbreviations, and acronyms; does not contain information or conclusions that are not in the manuscript. References should not be written in these part of manuscript. Do not repeat the title in the abstract. In essence in the abstract is to convey what has been done and that have been obtained.  



    The keywords between 3-5 words or frase can help formulate the index words separated by coma (,), crucial to the appropriate indexing of the papers, are to be given. For instance: Sanitation, dengue, Aedes, etc.

    Main Text

    Manuscript content in general should be organized in the following order: TitleAuthors NameAuthors AffiliationAbstractKeywordsIntroductionMethodsResultsDiscussionConclusionsRecommendationAcknowledgments; and References (Recommendation and Acknowledgement are optional in the text).



    Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. The Introduction section should consist of:

    1. The general background of research (tips: keep a maximum of one paragraph);
    2. State of the art or a brief study of other similar (previously) research literature to justify novelty research in this article (tips: one to two paragraphs);
    3. The reference libraries in the previous state of the art research section must be current, relevant, and original (primary literature) of the literature review not too extensive;
    4. Gap analysis or novelty gap based on state of the art (the gap statement should contain two elements, that is, from the important aspect of the research and what the uniqueness or novelty of the research is compared to previous research);
    5. Hypotheses (if any) are not always expressed and need not be in the form of a sentence.


    Method include the design, population, sample reseach, data sources, techniques/ instruments of data collection and data analysis procedures. The research method can also contain an explanation of the materials and tools used, time, place, technique, and experimental design. Methods should make readers be able to reproduce the experiment. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Do not repeat the details of established methods. Authors have to put the number of ethical approval from the Ethical Research Committee provided for all type of study both using primary and secondary data.


    Results are research findings and should be clear and concise without opinions. Researchers don’t need to provide explanations on the methods at the beginning of the results. The entire results of the analysis and experiments were reported in the manuscript including the results of the analysis of Sensistifitas and secondary analysis. Reported results are not limited to significant statistic-only results or results selected to support research hypotheses. It is worth mentioning the number of observations in each analysis, as well as information on missing data, how to handle and analysis.

    Table and Figures are put in the result. It should be limited up to six tables or pictures with a short title. Table/Figure should be typed in single space and be numbered consecutively according to the appearance in the text.



    The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. In discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results). Discussion is NOT just explaining/describing the results of research or presenting numbers in tables or graphs only. Researchers are expected to provide reviews and other information needed to put the research findings into the context of the population being observed. They must also use the complete and balanced sources of the library including studies inconsistent with hypotheses, results and conclusions from current studies. Researchers convey honestly related to the weakness of the research. No need to re-mention the methods or results at the beginning of the discussion.

    The following components should be covered in discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?


    Conclusions should answer the objectives of research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.


    Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may other supporter i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers who may have given materials.

    References should be prepared using Vancouver styles. Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Cite only scientific publication that you read and current journal references. Write the six of author's last name and first name initials, remain authors be followed by "et al (et al)". Reference number must be numbered consecutively. The first letter of reference titles should be written with a capital letter, the rest lowercase, except the name of the person, place, and time. The title should not be underlined and in bold letters. Recommendations for references are:

    • Include ALL authors. et al., for multiple authors is not acceptable.
    • When referencing in the body of text use superscript after full stop (.) (i.e:.10).  If reference lists name of source, the numbered reference is located after the name (i.g: Abood 2, Latief, et al1)

    When preparing your reference list, the following should be avoided:

    • References not cited in the text.
    • Excessively referencing your own work.
    • Insufficiently referencing the work of others.

    It is also preferable when Authors give DOI number of each reference list, but it is optional for Authors. References list must be written consistently for the journal titles are written in long format (Kesmas: National Public Health Journal).

    Examples of references:
     Individual Authors Journal article:
    Latif F, Maria IL, Syafar M. Drug side effects on adherence to antiretroviral treatment among people living with HIV/AIDS. Kesmas: National Public Health Journal. 2014; 9 (2): 101-6.

    Journal Article Author Organization:
    Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in of participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002; 40 (5): 679-86.

    Books written Individuals:
    Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

    Books written Organization and Publisher:
    Royal Adelaide Hospital; University of Adelaide, Department of Clinical Nursing. Compendium of nursing research and practice development, 1999-2000. Adelaide (Australia): Adelaide University; 2001.

    Chapters in Books:
    Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in solid tumors hu- man. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genet- ic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

    Matter of Law or Regulation:
    Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, Stat. Of Ontario, 1991 Ch.18, as Amended by 1993, Ch.37: office consolidation. Toronto: Queen's Printer for Ontario; 1994.

    Anderson SC, Poulsen KB. Anderson's electronic atlas of hemato- logy [CD-ROM]. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002.

    Journal article on the Internet:
    Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs[serial on the Internet]. June 2002 [cited 2002 Aug 12]; 102 (6): [about 3 p.]. Available from: http: //

    Books on the Internet:
    Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http: // www.

    Encyclopedia on the Internet:
    A.D.A.M. medical encyclopedia [Internet]. Atlanta: A.D.A.M., Inc .; c2005 [cited 2007 March 26]. Available from: http: // www.

    Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. Available from: