Guidelines for Authors

  1. Manuscript
    1. Manuscripts should be typewritten in English with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins all around, 11-point Times New Roman font, and 1.5 line-spacing with a maximum 3000 words.
    2. Manuscript should include these following sections:
      • Title should be clear and informative with a maximum 100 characters.
      • List of authors. All authors should be listed using first name and last name with coma (,) between author’s names. Academic affiliation should be numbered following author’s name by using superscript and complete affiliation should be typed below author’s name. The corresponding author should be specified, and an email address for correspondence should be provided.
      • Abstract must be written in English only, single spaced and not exceeding 300 words. Abstract must be in text only and should include justification of the study, aims, methodology, results and conclusion.
      • Keyword. Provide at least three keywords to enable online search.
      • Background should display the background, rationale and justification of the research. Gap between the existing knowledge and future research should be identified in order to highlight the outcomes of the study. 
      • Methods.  This section should clearly present research procedures, sample size calculations, and statistical techniques applied.
      • Results section should be presented in text, accompanied by tables and figures to help describe the narrative findings. Whenever possible, place the tables and figures close to the text and refer the text by specific table or figure numbers. Tables and figures should be numbered, made in single-spaced and placed in the center of the text. Title should be placed above the tables/figures. 
      • Discussion section presents interpretation of research findings, comprehends the present findings to relevant previous research and theories. Statements of strengths and study limitations are encouraged to be written to help researchers and policy makers in designing future studies. 
      • Conclusion section should covers major findings of the study, and policy recommendations.

  2. Citation and References
  3. The ICASH 2017 adopting Vancouver citation style.  In-text citations are to be numbered consecutively in parentheses.  In the reference list, citations should be given in the same numbered order as in the text.  For papers with more than six authors, the first six should be quoted followed by "et al." Periodical (Journal) abbreviations should follow those used by PubMed (  Some examples of how to quote the references are given below. 

    Health and well-being is a fundamental right of every human being (1). Governments of every nation responsible to provide facilities and supporting policies to enable people accessing healthcare services(2). As the Sustainable Development Goals have highlighted the commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030 by putting good health and well-being as the indicator(3), it is important to review the current situation to provide the policy makers and government designing future health programs. Not only government, individuals as community members are also responsible for their own health and well-being. Better society can be established when governments, community members, and private sectors are working together at the same direction to reach the goals.

    Journal article:
    1. Alison MB, Nobles J. Ethnic diversity, traditional norms, and marriage behaviour in Indonesia. Population Studies. 2009;63(3):277-94.
    Book section:
    2. Bongaarts J. The Proximate Determinants Of Natural Marital Fertility. In: Bulatao RA, editor. Determinants of Fertility in Developing Countries. Washington DC: National Academy Press; 1983.
    Entire book:
    3. WHO WHO. Adolescent pregnancy: unmet needs and undone deeds: a review of the literature and programmes. Geneva: World Health Organization. 2007.