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Author Guidelines

                                              GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

                                   DARUSSALAM NUTRITION JOURNAL (DNJ)

                                                             مجلة التغذية دارالسلام



  1. Articles are the result of research in the fields of clinical nutrition, dietetics, food service, and community nutrition.

  2. Articles sent to the editor have never been published or are not being submitted for publication in other print media (proven by an author's statement). The statement form can be downloaded here. Please fill out and sign the statement letter, then scan it and send it as a supplementary file during the submission process.

  3. Articles submitted in softfile form via:

  4. Confirmation of acceptance or rejection of the article will be notified via e-mail. 

  5. Unpublished articles will not be returned except at the request of the author.


Manuscripts must be prepared according to these writing guidelines and MS Word article templates which can be downloaded here for Indonesian template or here for English template

Articles are arranged with the following provisions

  1. The manuscript consists of a title page followed by a body page. The title page contains: title, author's name, and abstract with keywords. The journal body page consists of: introduction, methods, results and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgments (if needed), and references.

  2. The article was typed using the MS-Word program on A4 paper with 2-column format, Times New Roman font 12 with 1 space. The left, right, top and bottom edges are 3 cm each. The maximum thickness of the manuscript is 15 pages including pictures, graphics, and tables (given page numbers).

  3. Manuscripts are written in Indonesian or English. Decimals use commas instead of periods; thousands or millions numbers separated by periods (Rp 25,500 or $1,000); large numbers can be replaced with words (2 million for 2,000,000).

  4. The title of the article consists of important and interesting keywords (variables) and does not have to be the same as the title of the report/final project. Written in Indonesian and English consisting of 10-15 words in bold. The Indonesian title is written in capital letters and size 14 pts. the English title is written under the Indonesian title in brackets with the letters Capitalized Each Word, written in italics and the font size is 12 pts.

  5. Author's Name, Fill in the author's full name (without title) accompanied by institution/affiliation written in the footnote section. Please put an asterisk (*) at the end of the name of the author who is the author of the correspondence. Complete address and postal code, and electronic mail (e-mail) of the correspondence author is requested to be written in the footnotes as an asterisk description.

  6. Abstracts are written in Indonesian and English as much as 150-200 words using one space, 10 pts font size and with a direct abstract model. The abstract contains a brief description of the background (objective), method (method), results (result), and conclusion (conclusion) in one paragraph. Abstract accompanied by keywords that reflect the contents of the article. Keywords consist of 3-5 words and are sorted alphabetically.

  7. The title of the Introduction chapter, up to the bibliography is written in capital letters measuring 12 pts and in bold. Subtitles are written Capitalize Each Word with the same size and in bold. Both chapter titles and subtitles are left aligned.

  8. The introduction consists of the background and research objectives written in different paragraphs without writing subtitles. Background is the rationale for conducting research which is supported by the latest research results from domestic and foreign journals as the primary reference source.

  9. Methods consist of research design; the place; time; sample/research subject; Materials and Tools; type and method of data collection (survey) or research stages (laboratory); as well as data processing and analysis. Types of research that use laboratory tools to analyze variables must include tool specifications. Experimental research must include the main ingredients with clear specifications. Research that requires ethical approval must include evidence that the research has been approved by the ethics committee in the supplementary file.

  10. Results and Discussion are written in the same chapter. The results of the research present various characteristics of the subject/sample data and the main research findings, while the discussion contains discussions connecting and comparing the research results with theories/concepts/findings from other research results using primary references. The discussion must be meaningful, not just narrate the results (tables and figures), and should state the implications of the research results. Tables and Figures The order of loading tables or figures according to the citation in the manuscript. The maximum number of tables and figures is 8 pieces. Image illustrations in the form of photos are included in JPEG format with a minimum resolution of 100 dpi or a minimum file size of 50 kb per image. Graphic illustrations must be accompanied by raw data (Ms Excel). Titles of tables and figures are centered using Capitalized Each Words size 12 pts and in bold type.

  1. The conclusion contains answers to the research objectives (not a summary of the results) and suggestions. Suggestions are optional, are in the concluding chapter and separated only by paragraphs. Suggestions can be in the form of implications for programs and further research that needs to be done in connection with the research findings or the authors' conclusions.

  2. Acknowledgments (optional) contain thanks to donors or sponsors, donors of materials and research facilities. Names are written without titles.

  3. References and Citations. The references only contains the referenced bibliography in the article. Use the latest library (last 10 years at most), with a primary library ratio of more than 80%. The number of references used should be between 10-40 references and at least one of them refers to a manuscript that has been published in the Journal of Nutrition and Food. References are written using the Harvard system which contains the names of the years arranged in alphabetical order by the author's name. Include the names of up to 10 authors, if more, write the names of the first 10 authors, then et al. Writing citations in articles is distinguished between writing at the beginning and at the end of successive sentences as follows, if the author is one person Khomsan (2014) or (Khomsan, 2014); if the authors are two Khomsan and Sukandar (2010) or (Khomsan & Sukandar 2010); if there are more than two authors Khomsan et al. (2013) or (Khomsan et al., 2013). Writing a references follows these instructions:


Tuan NT, Nicklas TA. 2009.  Age, sex, and ethnic differences in the prevalence of underweight and overweight, defined by using the CDC and IOTF cut points in Asian children. Eur J Clin Nutr 63(11):1305–1312.

Sukandar D, Khomsan A, Herawati T. 2009. Kajian program pemberdayaan ekonomi keluarga untuk peningkatan akses pangan. J Gizi Pangan 4(3):157–166.


Gibson RS. 2005. Principles of Nutritional Assessment. Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.Sherwood L. 2011. Fisiologi Manusia dari Sel ke Sistem (Brahm UP, penerjemah). Jakarta, EGC.[Kemenkes RI] Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia. 2013. Riset Kesehatan Dasar. Jakarta: Kemenkes RI.

Article in proceeding:

Muhilal & Hardinsyah. 2004. Penentuan Kebutuhan Gizi dan Kesepakatan Harmonisasi di Asia Tenggara. Dalam Soekirman dkk. (Eds.), Ketahanan Pangan dan Gizi di Era Otonomi Daerah dan Globalisasi. Prosiding Widyakarya Nasional Pangan dan Gizi VIII (hlm. 301-307), 17-19 Mei. Jakarta: LIPI.

Thesis (Skripsi, Tesis, Disertasi):

Friska T. 2002. Penambahan sayur bayam (Amaranthus tricolor L.), sawi (Brassicajuncea L.) dan wortel (Daucus carota L.) pada pembuatan crackers tinggi serat makanan [skripsi]. Bogor: Institut Pertanian Bogor.


WHO. 2009. Key strategies for the promotion of breastfeeding: Facts and Figures. World Health Organization Western Pacific Region. [diakses 9 April 2011]

Contact Person:

Kartika Pibriyanti S.K.M., M.Gizi (081225747374)


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.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.