A. Type of Contribution
Hospital Management Studies Journal promotes the sound development of public health by the publication of original research papers.

B. Preparation and Submission of a Manuscript

B.1. General Rules

  1. The manuscript should be original work, unfabricated, unfalsified, unplagiarized, and it has not been previously published nor is being simultaneously submitted elsewhere.
  2. The manuscript should be written by two or more authors. Manuscripts written by a single author will not be processed.
  3. The manuscripts should be typed on one side of the paper and in 1 column format with 1.5 spacing throughout
  4. The paper size is A4 and a 2.0 cm margin of the page is desirable. Use the font “Times New Roman” 12 pt.
  5. The manuscript should not occupy more than 10 pages in length of the journal sheet (3000-5000 words of the manuscript).
  6. All tables and figures should be typed on separate pages and be numbered according to their sequence in the text.
  7. Standard International (SI) units should be used. Weights and measures should be expressed in the metric system and temperatures in the Celsius scale.
  8. Files should be saved in the format of the word processing software “word for windows” or “open text document”.
  9. The manuscript should be submitted through the Online Submission System using Open Journal System (OJS).
  10. The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism elements. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates plagiarism.
  11. The journal applies APA (7th Edition) Style in preparing references. Therefore, we highly recommend the authors use a reference management tool such as Mendeley or others.
  12. Author(s) is required to complete profile metadata, especially on affiliation, email correspondence, and Orcid ID.
  13. The manuscript that does not fulfill the requirements will not be processed any further.
  14. Author(s) should download the journal template HERE as it can help to follow the journal layout.

B.2. Manuscripts Structure.
Manuscripts, in general, should be organized in the following order: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (optional), and References. These major headings should be typed in bold capital letters and set in the center of the page. The manuscript should be written according to this template.

TITLE. The title of the paper consists of no more than 12 words, is written in Indonesian and in English. Abbreviations are not permitted in the title. The title is followed by the name of the authors and the complete institution address. The manuscript must be written by 2-6 authors, preferably from different institutions and countries. The author's name (without title) must be accompanied by the full name, full address of the affiliation (department or concentration, faculty or institution, and city or country), and the email of each author.

ABSTRACT. Article should be started by Title of Article followed by Authors Name and Affiliation Address and abstract. This abstract section should be typed in Italic font and font size of 11 pt and number of words of 150-250. The single spacing should be used between lines in this article.The abstract should be typed as concise as possible and should  be composed of: problem statement, method, scientific finding results, and short conclusion. The abstract should only be typed in one paragraph and one-column format. (Background, Objektive, Method, Result, Conclusion)

INTRODUCTION. The introduction must contain (in order) a general background, a review of previous literature (state of the art) as the basis for a statement of the scientific novelty of the article, a statement of scientific novelty, and a research problem or hypothesis. At the end of the introduction, the purpose of the article is to be written. In the format of scientific articles, literature reviews are not permitted as in research reports, but are manifested in the form of a previous literature review (state of the art) to show the scientific novelty of the article. The introduction is written in Times New Roman Font 12, spaced 1.5, consists of 4-7 paragraphs.
METHODS. The research method is discussed in a clear and detailed manner consisting of: the type of research and approach used, the place and time of the study, consideration of subject selection and research situation, information sources, population and samples as well as sampling methods, stages of research, instruments used and processing / data analysis.
RESULTS. The results of this study describe the overall information obtained during the research process which can be arranged based on the variables / research objectives plus the information that the researcher finds during the study. The results of the study contain the narrative of the contents of the row table or the picture of the research results accompanied by a table number or picture as information. The maximum number of tables and or pictures is 5, all of which are placed on the final sheet of the article

DISCUSSION. The discussion of the results of the research and testing obtained is presented in the form of a theoretical description. Each research result is compared with the results of other studies. This section describes the meaning of the findings obtained and associated with public health sciences.
CONCLUSION. The conclusion consists of 1-2 paragraphs without the form of a description / point. The conclusions should clearly indicate the results obtained that answer the researcher's question, the contribution to public health science, its advantages and disadvantages, and possible further developments.
SUGGESTION. Suggestions are input given to several parties aimed at local / central government or institutions where research is conducted and can be input for other researchers. Suggestions should be up to 500 words without the form of bullet points

THANK-YOU NOTE. Special thanks are given to the research funders / head of the research institution / those who contributed a lot to help research. Acknowledgments are not addressed to either of the journal authors.

REFERENCES. Bibliography follows the APA6th style which only contains all references referred to / quoted in the text. Bibliography is written in Times New Roman font 12, space 1, and sorted alphabetically by author. There are at least 20 references, 80 percent come from primary sources (journals / proceedings), with a proficiency level <10 years since this article was submitted. Use the following system for arranging the references:


Ashing-Giwa, KT, Padilla, G., Tejero, J., Kraemer, J., Wright, K., Coscarelli, A., Clayton, S., Williams, I., & Hills, D. (2004). Understanding the breast cancer experience of women: A qualitative study of African American, Asian American, Latina and Caucasian cancer survivors. Psycho ‐ Oncology, 13 (6), 408-428.

Magazine Or Newspaper

Kennedy, M. (2018, October 15). To prevent wildfires, PG&E pre-emptively cuts power to thousands in California. NPR. wildfires-pg-e-preemptively-cuts-power-to-thousands-in-california


Schmidt, NA, & ​​Brown, JM (2017). Evidence-based practice for nurses: Appraisal and application of research (4th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC.

Book  with the editor

McCorMack, B., McCance, T., & Maben, J. (2013). Outcome evaluation in the development of person-centered practice. In B. McCormack, K. Manley, & A. Titchen (Eds.), Practice development in nursing and healthcare (pp. 190-211). John Wiley & Sons.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018, August 22). Preventing HPV-associated cancers.


Los Angeles County Deptartment of Public Health. (2017, January). Key indicators of health by service planning area.

Thesis, Dissertation

Valentin, ER (2019). Narcissism predicted by Snapchat selfie sharing, filter usage, and editing [Master's thesis, California State University Dominguez Hills]. CSU ScholarWorks. en


Mason, I. & Missingham, R. (2019, October 21–25). Research libraries, data curation, and workflows [Paper presentation]. eResearch Australasia Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.https: //




TABLES & FIGURES. On Tables, no vertical line is used and each term should begin with a capital letter. Any important explanation to the understanding of the tables should be given as a footnote at the bottom of the table. All tables should be explained in the text. Figures should be drawn on white papers and lines should be less than 1 mm wide. The left vertical and bottom horizontal lines are used. All the figures should be numbered in consecutive order. Legends should be made outside of the figure. the most number of tables and figures contains only five