Author Guideline

For writers, please read the guidelines and template of this journal carefully. Authors who wish to submit their articles to the editorial office of the Medical Technology and Public Health Journal must comply with the writing guidelines. If the article submitted does not comply with the guidelines or is written in a different format, the article will be REJECTED by the editor before further review. The editors will only accept articles that meet the assigned format.

The Medical Technology and Public Health Journal accept articles online. Articles submitted must meet the specified criteria; has scientific excellence and has a significant impact on development in all areas of public health, nutrition, and medical technology. All articles received will be reviewed by peer reviewers using the double-blind method.

Since March 2019, Open Journal Systems (OJS) has been applied to all processes in the Medical Technology and Public Health Journal. Therefore, the author submitting must first register and upload the article online. The process of editing articles can be monitored through OJS. Writers, readers, editorial boards, editors, and peer-reviewers can obtain real-time status from articles. Copies of journal paper can also be purchased through the system.



The Medical Technology and Public Health Journal is a scientific open access journal published by the Faculty of Health, Nahdlatul Ulama University, Surabaya. All articles received will be reviewed by the peer-reviewed by the double-blind method. The author who will send the manuscript please read the writing instructions below:


To submit articles, please go to the page

If you don't have an account and password, please create one and then log in using the account and password that you created. Prepare the manuscript according to the instructions below.

Manuscripts that are sent will undergo a strict editorial examination for plagiarism and writing format. Manuscripts that do not pass the initial examination will not proceed to the reviewer.

Manuscripts will not be accepted if they do not follow the style of the journal environment and writing instructions.



All articles submitted may use English. The Editorial Team does not provide proofreading services for English, so that is the responsibility of the author. If the grammar is too bad and does not meet the standards, the editorial team will not process it.

1.1              TITTLE

Is the title of the article consisting of:

Manuscript titles in English

Full names of all authors

Institutions from all authors (scientific, university)

Detailed information from the corresponding author (name, email, and telephone)

1.2              GENERAL

Manuscripts are written in the format 1997-2003 word (.doc)

The paper used is A4 size with top, bottom, left and right margins using template form (check the template article)

The manuscript is typed in Times New Romans with a size of 12 pt with a space of 1.15 pt.

Don't use bold for emphasis in the text.

Don't use tabs or indents to start new paragraphs.

Don't use the automatic features in your software (except references)

Abstract and Keyword

The abstract must be an informative summary of your manuscript.

The abstract must follow a predetermined structure that includes Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions with a maximum number of words 250 words and a maximum number of keywords 5.

Abstracts containing background using past tense and present tense sentences, research objectives, research methods, results and discussion, and conclusions using past tense sentences

1.3              TABLES

The author can specify a maximum of 7 (tables/figures/a combination of both).

Give table numbers in sequence in Arabic numbers (eg Table 1, Table 2, Table 3) in the order of the first quote in the text.

Give clear and informative titles in each table.

The head is able to use Times New Roman font size 12 pt and thick.

Fill in the table using times new roman font of 10 pt with a single space.

If the table comes from other publications, then the source must be listed below the table.

1.4              FIGURE

The author can specify a maximum of 7 (pictures/tables/a combination of both).

Number the pictures sequentially in Arabic numbers (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3) in the order of the first quote in the text.

Image format can be PNG / TIFF with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and dimensions of 1,000 x 1,000 pixels. Color images in CMYK or RGB format.

Letters, numbers, and symbols must be clear and even, and of sufficient size that when the size is reduced for publication, each item will still be clearly identified.

If the images are from other publications, then the source must be listed below the images.

The author's name and affiliation may not appear in the image.


The full term and abbreviation in the first writing must be clear then followed by parentheses, such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Then the next is enough to use PPE.

Abbreviations used must be based on international standards.

Weight, volume, etc. must be written in standard metrics.

1.6              DATA

Use the International Unit System.

A number that is both in the heart of the text and in a table must be displayed as a percentage (%).

Analysis of data using averages must be followed by standard deviations and medians.

The significance value must be displayed (p <0.005).

1.7              ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Acceptable contributions include general support by the institution/agency/head in the form of technical assistance, and financial and/or material support (including grants). Mention conflicts of interest, if any.

1.8              REFERENCE

Citation and Bibliography used must use the standard citation application (Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero, etc.).

Using APA Style

The literature of at least 80% comes from up to date sources (coming from scientific publications for the last 5 years).

Unpublished sources, such as manuscripts or personal communication, cannot be used as references for writing.

When using APA style/format, follow the author-date method of in-text citation. This means that the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, like, for example, (Jones, 1998). For two authors, for example, (Charaipotra&Clayton, 2015). One complete reference for each source should appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.

If you are referring to an idea from another work but NOT directly quoting the material, or making reference to an entire book, article or other work, you only have to make reference to the author and year of publication and not the page number in your in-text reference.

On the other hand, if you are directly quoting or borrowing from another work, you should include the page number at the end of the parenthetical citation. Use the abbreviation “p.” (for one page) or “pp.” (for multiple pages) before listing the page number(s). Use an en dash for page ranges. For example, you might write (Jones, 1998, p. 199) or (Jones, 1998, pp. 199–201).

If you quote another writer's sentence directly without paraphrasing the sentence then use a format like, According to Jones (1998), "Direct Quote...."(p. 199).

Don't include references in the abstract.

The two references cited are separated by commas, without spaces. Three or more consecutive references are given as ranges with the en rule. To make an en rule on a PC: hold down the CTRL key and the minus sign on the number key, or on Mac: ALT hyphen.

References in tables, figures, and panels must be in numerical order according to where the item is quoted in the text.

If there are six or fewer authors, write all six in the form: initials followed by commas.

If there are seven or more, the first three names are written followed by et al.

Libraries from online journals must include DOI (digital object identifier).

For online material, please Cite the URL, along with the date you accessed the website.

APA Citation Style for Medical Technology and Public Health Journal

  • Book

HittiPhilip K. (1970). History of the Arabs, London: Macmillan Press.

  • Journal

Aminnuddin, N., & Abd. Hamid, H. (2021). Predictors of Deviant Behavior Justification among Muslims: Sociodemographic Factors, Subjective Well-Being, and Perceived Religiousness. Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal4(2), 144-157.

Ab Ghani, N. H., Yusop, Z. ., Mat Amin, M. Z. ., & Siaw Yin, T. . (2022). Hydrology method for environmental flows assessment of Johor River Basin under regulated and non-regulated conditions. Environmental and Toxicology Management, 2(2), 1–3.

  • Proceeding

Fitriyah, F. K., & Purwoko, B. (2018). Youth narcissistic and aggression: A challenge for guidance and counseling service in University. 173(Icei 2017), 109–111.

  • Online News

Adit, A. (2020). Penjelasan Mendikbud Terkait 3 Aspek Asesmen Nasional Pengganti UN 2021. Kompas.Com. 


The format for text varies depending on the type of article. The list of types of articles that can be accepted in the Medical Technology and Public Health Journal is original research and systematic review.


The original research category if it is

Research reports are written by researchers who actually conduct research.

The researchers describe their hypotheses or research questions and the purpose of this study.

The researchers detailed their research methods.

The results are written in detail and data analysis is interpreted to interpret the possible impact of the study.

The minimum number of words in the core manuscript is 3,000 words and a maximum of 4,500 words, the maximum number of tables/figures is 7 and the minimum reference is 15.

Systematic writing as follows:

1)    Title

The title is short, concise, informative, and easy to understand and without using abbreviations or initials

2)    Abstract

See the abstract section above

3)    Introduction

Provide an overview of the background of the study, identification of problems, and statement of purpose and hypothesis to be tested in the study.

4)    Method

Researchers are expected to give detailed explanations regarding:

The research design, as well as the population under study or the experimental model used

Operational definitions of expenditure variables (outcomes) and instruments used

Method for estimation and measurement of exposure/independent/exposure variables

Classification and categorization of the class values of the variables used

All stages of statistical analysis

5)    Result

A clear and concise explanation of the results without providing interpretation and extrapolation of the results being reported.

Researchers do not need to provide an explanation of the method at the beginning of the results of this study

All results from analysis and experiments are reported in the manuscript including the results of sensitivity and secondary analysis. Reported results are not limited to statistically significant results or results chosen to support the research hypothesis. Results in the form of tables can be displayed in the main text or in supporting materials (supplementary materials)

It is necessary to clearly state the number of observations in each analysis, as well as information about missing data, ways of handling and treatment in the analysis

6)  Discussion

The researcher is expected to provide a review as well as other information needed to put the research findings into the context of the population being observed.

The researcher uses the complete and balanced previous literature sources including studies that are inconsistent with the hypotheses, results, and conclusions of the current study

Researchers convey honestly related to the weaknesses of the study

There is no need to mention the method or research results at the beginning of the discussion section

7)    Acknowledgments

See the acknowledgments section above.

8)  Conclusions and recommendations

The author is expected to summarize the main findings in a concise, concise, and clear manner and answer the research objectives. In these conclusions, the section can be ended with suggestions/recommendations and things that can be done in the future (if deemed necessary). Writing format is one paragraph, both for conclusions and suggestions (can be separated or combined).

9)  Bibliography

See the reference section above


Systematic Review is one method that uses review, study, structured evaluation, classification, and categorization of evidence-based that has been produced previously.

Authors are required to follow the guidelines for preparing such a review Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA), Cochrane Library, or EQUATOR network, and others guideline. In the assessment and screening of articles, the author is expected to use certain guidelines for example Strengthening The Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statement, Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT), or The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP). Guidance standards must be mentioned in the review method section.

The minimum number of words in the core manuscript is 4,500 words, the minimum number of tables/figures is 4 and the reference is at least 40.

Systematic writing as follows:

1)    Title

The title is short, concise, informative, and easy to understand and without using abbreviations or initials

2)    Abstract

The method in the abstract section at least contains an explanation of the design used in the review. The author is expected to summarize some elements in a systematic review which includes the key characteristics of the selected article, challenges and limitations of the currently developing knowledge/research, as well as the weaknesses of the approach used. Added to the general abstract rules above.

3)    Introduction

provide an overview of the background of the study, identification of the problem, or research questions that underlie the preparation of a systematic review. At the end of the section convey the specific objectives of the review in answering questions.

4)    Review Method

The method section starts with an explanation of the type of review whether it is a systematic review or a systematic review accompanied by a meta-analysis. Then the authors describe the process of identifying relevant literature, including:

Search strategy: the researcher mentions all electronic search sources, databases, and the last date of the search so that this process can be replicated/followed by other researchers.

Article eligibility criteria: the author provides an explanation and reason for the filtering/selection criteria of the article found

There is expected to be an explanation of the outputs of each selected article and the statistical software used (if the review is in the form of a meta-analysis)

Research quality of selected articles: the author is expected to explain the procedure for evaluating the quality of the research article, the relevance of the evidence presented in the article, the outcome (eg using internal validity and the risk of bias).

Honestly convey the strengths and weaknesses of the research, then need to be conveyed also related to the gap of information and knowledge

5)    Review Result

The author is expected to explain the results of the article filtering, summary data that has been extracted, the results of the synthesis of the essence of the selected research article displayed in the table so that it allows the reader to deduce the essence of the message conveyed.

The author must display the selection process flowchart, can adjust the guidelines used (eg: PRISMA, Cochrane). The example diagram is in Appendix 1, the writer's team can develop the example diagram according to the topic of the review.

The author mentions the number of articles selected, give an assessment along with the reasons for screening at each stage

The results of the review of the selected article, as well as the results of data extraction (in the meta-analysis), are displayed in a summary table that contains the main components of the quality of the article. Examples of the summary table are in Appendix 2, the author's team can develop the summary table examples in accordance with the review topic

In a systematic review accompanied by meta-analysis, the research team is expected to include a 95% confidence interval (CI) and the size of the association consistently (for example OR, RR, IRR) along with the results of other analyzes.

In the meta-analysis, the authors include forest plots that contain information about the number of events or the number of participants/respondents, separated from the intervention group and comparison group (if any).

6)    Discussion

The discussion section provides a balanced explanation of the impact of the systematic review findings. The author is also expected to provide a research context for policy formulation and implementation.

It starts by summarizing the main findings and then ignores them with hypotheses and previously published data.

The authors mention the strengths and weaknesses of the study by noting a potential bias.

Discuss any differences of opinion on the topic

7)    Acknowledgments

See the acknowledgments section above

8)    Conclusions and recommendations

the author is expected to summarize the main findings that have been discussed in the results and discussion in a concise, concise, and clear manner and answer the research objectives. In these conclusions, the section can be ended with suggestions/recommendations and things that can be done in the future (if deemed necessary). Convey the key message from the research that the author has carried out and what added value and solutions are offered to the knowledge or field

9)    Bibliography

See the reference section above


Please note that all articles submitted at MTPHJ will be subject to a plagiarism check.

The writer must do paraphrase in his own words to avoid plagiarism

In cases where a particular quote will lose its original meaning and essence if paraphrased, the Journal requires the author to enclose the quote in quotation marks ("_") to indicate that it is a direct quote from the source. But it can't be excessive.

Medical Technology and Public Health Journal provide a maximum tolerance of 20%.


Manuscripts that are identical and similar to previous publications cannot be processed in the Medical Technology and Public Health Journal.

If you are in doubt (especially in the case of material that you have published), we ask that you continue your submission but include a copy of the relevant work previously published or the work being considered by another journal.



Subjects have privacy rights that must not be violated without written consent. Identification details (written or photographic) must be omitted if they are not important, but subject data must not be altered or falsified in an effort to achieve anonymity. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, and consent forms must be obtained if in doubt.


The author must state in writing that the study was conducted based on applicable laws and regulations. You can also see the Helsinki declaration. The editor has the right to reject papers that do not include ethical approval.


A statement that the experiment was carried out with the understanding and approval of each participant, and a statement that the responsible and ethical committee has approved the trial.


In a paper describing experiments on live animals, including (1) a complete description of each anesthetic and surgical procedure used, and (2) evidence that all possible steps are taken to avoid animal suffering at each stage of the experiment. In experiments involving the use of muscle relaxants, explain the precautions taken to ensure adequate anesthesia.