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Author Guidelines

Jurnal Gizi dan Dietetik Indonesia (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics), abbreviated IJND, receives manuscript in range area of nutrition and dietetics. It could be typed either in English or in Bahasa. Author should read the editorial policy and publication ethics before submitting their manuscript. Author should also use the appropriate reporting guidelines in preparing their manuscript.


Studies involving non-human animals should follow appropriate ethical guidelines


Manuscript is the result of research that has never been published or not being submitted or posted in any media. Manuscripts that have been presented in a scientific meeting must be labeled (footnote). Manuscript consists of the title, name, author address, author institution, abstract, introductions, materials and methods, the results and discussion, conclusion and recommendations, acknowledgements (if necessary) and references. Provisions in detail could be seen on the guidelines of writing.

Every manuscript is blindly reviewed by at least 1 (one) peer-reviewer. Decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based on their report/recommendation. Manuscript which is not published would not be returned to the author, except as the request of the author. Manuscript sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Author has the responsibility to the content of their own article.

All manuscripts could be submitted to IJND Editorial Office by online submission at e-journal portal address:


All manuscripts could be submitted to IJND Editorial Office by using MS Word article template:

template : Template Manuscript JGDI


Author should first register as Author through the following address: Author should fill the form then click “Register” button to proceed the registration.

To begin the online submission, author should click on “New Submission”:

Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Author must read and check-mark on the submission checklists and copyright notice. Author could also write the comment for editor.

Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal click “Browse (or Choose File) which opens a Choose File window for locating the file on the hard drive of your computer. Locate the file you wish to submit and highlight it. Click Open on the Choose File window, which places the name of the file on this page. Click Upload on this page, which uploads the file from the computer to the journal's web site and renames it following the journal's conventions. Once the submission is uploaded, click Save and Continue at the bottom of this page.

Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.

Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: This optional step allows Supplementary Files to be added to a submission. The files, which can be in any format, might include (a) research instruments, (b) data sets, which comply with the terms of the study's research ethics review, (c) sources that otherwise would be unavailable to readers, (d) figures and tables that cannot be integrated into the text itself, or other materials that add to the contribution of the work.

Step 5 – Confirmation.  To submit your manuscript to Jurnal Gizi dan Dietetik Indonesia (Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics) click Finish Submission. The submission's principal contact will receive an acknowledgement by email and will be able to view the submission's progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web site.

After this submission, Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at anytime by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes status of manuscript review and editorial process.


IJND is an open access journal without publication fee.


Manuscript is typed with Microsoft word program, paper sise A4, font Arial size 11, spaced 1.5, margins for top-bottom-left-right 3 cm, the number of pages 8-20, and give the page numbers on the bottom right corner.


1. Title

1.1. The title of article should be written in Bahasa and English, should be specific and effective, not more than 12 words in Bahasa, 10 words in English, or 90 spaces on the keyboard, so it would be understood comprehensively in once reading.

1.2. The title should be capitalized in the beginning of sentence.

1.3. The Latin name and terminology that is not in Indonesian written in italics.

2. The name and the institution of author

2.1. The name of the author should be without a degree under the title completed with superscript of letters behind the name of ever author and completed with the information containing institutions and institution address.

2.2. One of the authors roles as a correspondence author and must write down the address correspondence in a form of email or phone number to help the communication and publishing confirmation.

3. Abstract

3.1. Abstract should be written structurally using Bahasa and English in italic.

3.2. Abstract may clearly present the whole essence of the article in 250-300 words.

3.3. Abstract could be written at the bottom of author name with the background, the purpose of research (objective), methods, result, conclusions and keywords.

3.4. The keywords should be 5 words for maximum or may present the content of article and could be used as searching words.

4. Introductions

Introductions contain background and supporting literature by research purposes.

5. Materials and methods

5.1. Type of methods, time, sample, and research variable should be briefly in this part.

5.2. For the experimental research that uses laboratory must include the main ingredient with clear specification and source..

5.3. The used of methods should be reproducible and when taken from other sources should be completed citation.

5.4. Analysis of the data should be written briefly.

6. Results

Table and figures should be referred in the next and given the title with enough information, so it would not depend on the text. The table title is placed before the table, while the title of figure should be bottom of picture. The table is numbered based on the appearance, so is the figure. To help editing, the figure/ table should be completed with excel softcopy or JPG.

7. Discussions

Discussions should be supported with related literature.

8. Conclusion and recommendation

Conclusion withdrawn from the results and discussion must refer to the objectives of the research.

9. Acknowledgements (if necessary)

Name or institution participated in the research could be written here.

10. References

10.1. The reference should use number system (Vancouver style) I, recommended to use the application of Mendeley

10.2. The numbering of references must be appropriate with the article appearance and written with Arabic numbers in the brackets.

           For example:

          …data accuracy in this research could be matched with Riskesdas 2010 (1).

          …in the step of this research, the studies in America also shows…(2).

10.3. The journal title could be abbreviated based on Medicus index. The list of the abbreviation could be accessed on library’s website (

10.4. References from abstract are not permitted.

10.5. Article references accepted by a magazine but has not been published would be marked “ in press” or “forthcoming”. Article sent to a magazine but has not got certainly whether accepted or not would be mentioned as “unpublished observations”. These article, if they are so important, could be used as references with the author’s written permission.

10.6. Do not use literature “personal communication” or “self-problem” except it is for needed. It must be obtain permission.

10.7. All literatures should be verified by authors of their own original documents.


1. Standard journal article

1.1. Author is 6 or less

Gill M, Deol NS, Kaur R. Comparative study of physical fitness components of rural and urban female students of Punjabi University, Patiala. Anthropologist 2010;12(1):17-21.

1.2. Author is more than 6

Huybrechts I, Maes L, Vereecken C, De Kyzer W, De Bacquer D,De Backer G, et al. High dietary supplements intakes among Flemish preschoolers. Appetite 2010;54;340-5.

1.3. Organizations as author

Departemen Kesehatan RI. Pedoman penanggulangan masalah kesehatan intelegensia akibat gangguan degenerative. Jakarta: Direktorat Bina Gizi Masyarakat DitjenBinkesmans Depkes RI; 2010..

1.4. Volume with supplement

Yonemori KM, Morimoto Y, Wilkens LR, Murphy SP. Development of a supplement composition database for the SURE study. J Food Compos Anal 2009; 22 Suppl:83-87.

1.5. Volume with the part

Almeida MR, Macedo B, Cardoso I, Alves I, Valencia G, Arsequell G, et al. Selective binding to transthyretin and tetramer stabilization in serum from patients with familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy by an iodinated diflunisal derivative. Biochem J 2004;381(Pt 2):351–6.

1.6. Magazine  (issue) without volume

Banit DM, Kaufer H, HArtfoed JM. Intraoperative frozen section analysis in revision total join arthroplasty. Clin Orthop 2002;(401):230-8.

1.7. No number issue or volume

Outrech: bringing HIV-positive individuals into care. HRSA Careaction 2002 Jun: 1-6.

1.8. The type of article needs to mention

Gill M, Deol NS, Kaur R. Comparative study of physical fitness components of rural and urban female students of Punjabi University, Patiala [abstract]. Anthropologist 2010;12(1):17-21.

2. Books and another monograph

2.1. Personal author

Cho SS, Finocchiaro ET. Handbook of prebiotics and probiotics ingredients: health benefit and food application. New York (USA): CRC Press; 2010.

2.2. Organisasi sebagai pengarang

WHO. WHO expert consultation on the optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding, recommendation for research. Geneva: WHO; 2001.

2.3. Textbook which have their own editor and the subject its own author

Lewis S, Atkinso C. Designing Trials for Testing the Efficacy of Pre- Pro- and Synbiotics. In: Charampopoulos D, Rastall RA, editors. Prebiotics and probiotics science and technology. New York: Springer ScienceþBusiness Media, LLC; 2009.


3. Proceeding of scientific

Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors.Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference: 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.


4. Papers from scientific discussions

Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza’s computational effort for genetic programming. In: FosternJa,Lutton E, Miller J, /tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic Programming. euroGp 2002: Proceeding of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; kindsale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002.p.182-91.


5. Technical report or report of scientific

Ye GG (Oklama State University, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Stillwater, OK). Health monitoring on vibration signatures. Final report. Arlington (VA): Air force Office of Scientific Research (US), air force Research Laboratory; 2002 Feb. Report No. AFRLSRBTR020123. Contract No.: F496209810049.


6. Dissertation and the thesis

Smith J. Aspects of elementary lineary algebra. USA: Southern Illinois University Carbondale; 2006.

7. Another publications

7.1. Papers article

 Azwar AS. Labor ‘violence’ may trigger corporate exits. The Jakarta Post November 2012; Sect. A:1 (col.1-4).

7.2. Article journal in electric format

Cano NJM, Aparicio M, Brunori, G, CArrero JJ, Cianciaruso B, Fiaccadori E, et al. ESPEN Guidelines on Parenteral Nutrition: Adult Renal Failure. Clin Nutr [serial online] 2009 Feb-May [cited 2012 Nov 12];28(1): [14 screens]. Available from:

7.3. Monograph in format electronic

CDI, clinical dermatology illustrated [monograph on CD-ROM]. Reeves JRT, Mailbach H. CMEA Multimedia Group, producers. 2nd ed. Version 2.0 San Diego: CMEA; 2012.

7.4. Computer file

 Hemodynamics III. The ups and downs of hemodynamics [computer program]. Version 2.2. Orlando (FL): Compuiterized Educational Systems; 2012.

8. Material would be published

8.1. In press Agarwal E, Ferguson M, Banks M, Batterham M, Bauer J, Capra S, et al. Nutrition care practices in hospital wards: Results from the Nutrition Care Day Survey 2010. Clin Nutr. In press 2012.





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.

    • 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).

    • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.


    • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.


    • 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.

    • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.


    • 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 [SPECIFY PERIOD OF TIME] after publication simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 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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