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Author Guidelines

Download for Author Guideline in Indonesian


  1. The scope of article study should be in the area of clinical nutrition and dietetics, food services, and community nutrition.
  2. Prior the acceptance of the article, author should complete the form of submission declaration together with the submitted manuscript. Please sign, scan and place it on the first page of the article.
  3. Article those have already presented in the conferences should be mentioned in the footnote. 
  4. The manuscript should be written in Microsoft Word program, A4 paper in single column form, Font: Times New Roman 11, line spacing 1.5 with 2 cm margins each side.  Manuscripts should be in 20 pages including graphs and tables without written page number.
  5. Manuscript should be prepared in the structure of article as follows: Tittle, Author, Abstract with keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment (optional), References.
  6. The submitted article should be original and sent by online to
  7. The final decision will be confirmed by correspondence email.



The manuscript should be prepared according to this following guidelines and template. Download for JNC template


1. All of the article body tittle, should be written in the font of: Capital and Bold letter (UPPER CASE), furthermore for the sub tittle should be written in font of: Tittle Case.

2. Tittle

  • Title must be in English. Tittle should describe clearly the study, concise, informative, no more than 20 words. The capital letter is only used in the beginning of tittle in 16 pts. 

3. Author name and affiliation

  • The author name should be written without academic tittle, and present the author affiliation under the article tittle, indicate complete address, post code, telephone number and fax, also email. 
  • If a research team writes article, please only write the correspondence address of one of the author.

4. Abstract

  • A concise and factual abstract is required in 200-250 words.  Abstract must be written in Indonesian and English. 
  • The abstract should state briefly Background, Objective, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusion.   
  • Immediately after abstract, provide a maximum 5 keywords and please avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts. 

 5. Background

  • In Background, Authors should state gap analysis and concise literature survey. Author should state the objectives of the work at the end of background section.

6. Methods

  • Methods should cover the research design, time, population / sample / Research`s subject, variable, collecting data technique and data analysis technique. 
  • For research in laboratory : Please specify clearly the instrument those are used to analyze sample
  • Experimental research : Please identify clearly the primary materials in the study.
  • For research those needed ethical clearance, please attach the document proven by ethical commission

7. Result

  • Result should be clear and concise.  The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Result of study may perform figure, table and result analysis related to objectives of research. Ensure that table and figure have clear captions. 
  • Supply caption of figure separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief tittle and a description of illustration.  Keep text in the illustration themselves to a minimum but explain all symbol and abbreviations used.
  • Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Put the title of table above the table and any notes under the table body. Put the title of figure/chart under the figure/chart body. Place number of table and figure/ chart consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text

8. Discussions

  • Discussion should explore the significance of the result of work, please do not repeat them. 
  • Support the result of work with related theory, concise citations and discussion of published literature.
  • 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/how)? 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?

9. Conclusion

  • The conclusion should answer of objective of study and the suggestion base on the finding of research.

10. Acknowledgment (optional)

  • List the individuals who provide help during research including institutions

11. References

  • Please ensure that every references cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Reference lists are checked for accuracy. References can only be linked via Crossref if they are correct and complete.
  • The reference style should follow Vancouver superscript style and used the reference management software like Endnote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc.

Example :

…. WHO memprediksi prevalensi diabetes mellitus di Indonesia tiga kali lipat dari 8,4 juta kenaikan pada tahun 2000 menjadi 21,3 juta pada tahun 2030.12 ….

  • The abbreviation tittle of article should follow the list abbreviation in the ISI Journal tittle Abbreviation as can be seen at
  • It is not permitted to refer abstract only for references
  • At least more than 80% references are primary references, published in the last 10 years. 
  • The references of article those already accepted in magazine before published should be written as in press or forthcoming.  References those only submitted in magazine should be written as unpublished observation.  This article could only used if it is very important in supporting article and should ask the author in written permission.

12. Sample of References

  • Scientific paper
  • Books or textbook and monograph
  • Other publication (Proceeding)


References could be written as follow:

1. Single Author or Editor

  • Faderer W. Statistics and Society : Data collection and interpretation. Edition 2. New York: Marcel Dekker; 1991. 87-96
2. Two or more Author or Editor
  • Braunwald E, Hauser S, Jameson J, India E. Harrison’s principles of internal medicine. Edition 17. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2008. 211-234
3. Next Edition
  • Coombs J, Hall DO, Long SP. Techniques in bioproductivity and photosynthesis. 2nd Edition. Oxford: Pergamon; 2005.
4. Multivolume Works
  • Schteingart DE. Pankreas : Metabolisme glukosa dan diabetes meliitus. In Price SA, Wilson LM. Patofisiologi : konsep klinis proses-proses penyakit. Edition 6 Volume 2. Jakarta: EGC; 2003
5. Organization as Author
  • World Cancer Research Fund. Food, nutrition and the prevention of cancer: a global perspective. Washington: World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute for Cancer Research; 2007.
6. Government Publications
  • Kementerian Kesehatan RI. Pedoman Kegiatan Gizi Dalam Penanggulangan Bencana. Jakarta: Kementerian Kesehatan RI; 2012
7. Group of Article

Author name. Chapter tittle. In: Editor A, Editor B, Editor…Tittle: sub-tittle. Edition (if it not first edition). Publishing place: Publisher; Year. Page number.


Chapter in adaptation book

  • Harris NG. Nutrition in aging. In Krause’s Food, Nutrition, & Diet Therapy. 11 Edition. Mahan LK, Escott-Stump S. Philadelphia; Elsevier 2004. Pages 78-90.

8. Articles in Journal or Magazine

Author name article A, Article B, Article C.  Article tittle. Abbreviation of Journal.  Year: volume: Page number.


Article Journal

  • Arulmozhi DK, Veeranjaneyulu A, Bodhankar SL. Neonatal streptozotocin-induced rat model of type diabetes mellitus : a glance. Indian J. Pharmacol. 2004;38(4):217-21

Article Journal more than 6 months

  • Koch J, Neal EA, Schlott MJ, Garcia-Shelton YL, Chan MF, Weaver KE, et al. Serum zinc and protein levels: lack of a correlation in hospitalized patients with AIDS. Nutrition. 1996; 12(7-8): 511-4.

Article Journal: no author given

  • The Role of Zinc in Child Health in Developing Countries: Taking the Science where it Matters. Indian Pediatr. 2004; 41: 429 – 33.

Article Journal: organization as an author

  • Diabetic Kidney Disease: A Report From an ADA Consensus Conference. Diabetes Care. October 2014; 37 (10): 2864-883.

Article Journal: volume with supplement

  • American Diabetic Association. Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Care January 2014 vol. 37 no. Supplement 1 S81-S90
9. Electronic Materials
  • Full text data base

Author A, Author B, Article tittle. Abbreviation of journal [article format]. Year [downloaded: date month year]; volume (number): page number.  Available from: Database name.  Link address or URL.

  •  Internet

Author A, Author B.  Article title.  Abbreviation of journal [article format].  Year [downloaded: date month year]; volume (number):page number.  Available from : Link address or URL


Article journal from full-text database

Olveira G, Tapia MJ, Ocón J, Cabrejas-Gómez C, Ballesteros-Pomar MD, Vidal-Casariego A, Study Group of Hyperglycemia in Parenteral Nutrition. The subjective global assessment predicts in-hospital mortality better than other nutrition-related risk indexes in non-critically ill in patients who receive total parenteral nutrition in Spain (prospective multicenter study). J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 [downloaded 24 Juli 2014]; 113(9): 1209-1218. Available from:

  • Electronic Book (E-book)

Author A, Author B.  E-book tittle: sub tittle [format].  Publishing place: Publisher; publishing date [downloaded date month year].  Available from : Source or URL.

Example :

- Electronic Book (E-book)

Prasad KN. Neurodegenerative Disease and Micronutrients: Prevention and Treatment [E-book]. Danver (US): CRC Taylor & Francis Group 2015 (Downloaded 15 July 2015). Available from: CRC Net Base.

- Chapter in E-book

10. Undergraduate Thesis, Thesis, Dissertation, Research Report
  • Unpublished paper

Author Name A.  Thesis tittle: sub tittle.  Unpublished [format].  University location: University; Year

  • Published paper

Author Name A.  Thesis tittle: sub tittle.  Publishing place: Publisher; Year

  • Thesis from full text database

Author name A.  Thesis tittle; sub tittle. Type of Thesis [format]. University location; year.  Available from: Database name

Example :

  • Suciani S. Kadar Timbal Dalam Darah Polisi Lalu Lintas Dan Hubungannya Dengan Kadar Hemoglobin. [Tesis]. Semarang: Universitas Diponegoro; 2007.
11. Conference and Workshop
  • Conference printed proceedings

Author A, Author B. Paper tittle. In: Editor A, Editor B, Editor. Proceeding tittle: Tittle of proceeding from conference: sub tittle; date month year: Place: Publisher; Year.  Page Number. 


Prangdimurti E, Muchtadi D, Astawan M, Zakaria FR. Kapasitas Antioksidan and Hipokolesterolemik Ekstrak Daun Suji. In Prosiding Seminar PATPI: Pengembangan Teknologi Pangan untuk Membangun Kemandirian Pangan. 2-3 August 2006; Yogyakarta; PATPI; 2006.
  • Conference paper online

Author A, Author B, Paper tittle.  In: Proceeding tittle: sub tittle; date month year: Place:  Publisher; year.  Available from: URL or Database name.


Wariyah C,Riyanto. Sifat fisik dan akseptabilitas minuman gel lidah buaya (Aloe vera var. chinensis). In : Prosiding dari Seminar Nasional PATPI: 15-17 September 2011; Manado; 2011 (Downloaded 10 August 2015). Pages 297 – 300. Available from :
  • Conference proceeding

Editor A, Editor B, Editor.  Conference title: sub tittle; date month year; location.  Place of publication:  Publisher; year.

For the online references should attach link URL as follow:  

Author A, Author B.  Document tittle.  Website name [format].  Source/reference; Publication date [download : date month year].  Availabe from : link URL


Kementerian Kesehatan RI. Pedoman Kegiatan Gizi Dalam Penanggulangan Bencana. Jakarta: Kementerian Kesehatan RI; 2012 [downloaded : 3 Mey 2015]. Available from

12. Official document

  • Pusat   Pembinaan   dan   Pengambangan   Bahasa.   Pedoman   Penulisan   Laporan Penelitian. Jakarta: Depdikbud.Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 2 tentang Sistem Pendidikan Nasional. Jakarta:PT. Armas Duta Jaya. 1990.

13. Translation book

  • Kee JL. Buku Saku Pemeriksaan Laboratorium dan Diagnostik dengan Implikasi Keperawatan. Translation by Ester M. Jakarta: Penerbit Buku Kedokteran EGC. 1997


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Copyright Notice

The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to Journal of Nutrition College and Department of Nutrition Science, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Diponegoro as publisher of the journal.

Copyright encompasses exclusive rights to reproduce and deliver the article in all form and media, including reprints, photographs, microfilms and any other similar reproductions, as well as translations. The reproduction of any part of this journal, its storage in databases and its transmission by any form or media, such as electronic, electrostatic and mechanical copies, photocopies, recordings, magnetic media, etc., will be allowed only with a written permission from Journal of Nutrition College.

Journal of Nutrition College, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Diponegoro, the Editors and the Advisory Editorial Board make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions or statements be published in the journal. In any way, the contents of the articles and advertisements published in Journal of Nutrition College are sole and exclusive responsibility of their respective authors and advertisers.


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