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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1,5-spaced; uses a 11-point arial font, uses 2 cm margin in all borders, formula and equations written by Microsoft Equation; 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.

Author Guidelines

Articles are research results or equivalent to research results in the field of sports and nutrition or other sciences related to health. Articles can be written in Indonesian or English. Article writing using Microsoft Word word processor, with arial font size 11, 1.5 spacing, 2 cm margin spacing on all edges, formulas and equations written using Microsoft Equation, number of pages 14-16, A4 paper size, in one column. Articles are submitted to the editorial staff in the form of print outs, two copies accompanied by files on a CD or online via the web page or email: [email protected]

- Articles of research results contain:

Title, author's name, abstract in Indonesian and English, keywords, introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusions and suggestions, bibliography.

Systematics of article writing


- The title of the article in Indonesian is informative, concise and not too long or short (5 -12 words).

- Loading the variables studied and describing the contents of the manuscript.

- Writing the title does not contain abbreviations or formulas

- Underneath is written the author's name (without title), complete with the full name and address of the institution, as well as e-mail.

- Author correspondence is marked with an asterisk


- Written concisely and concisely about the most important ideas. Contains research problems and/or objectives, research procedures and research results.

- Written in arial font size 10, spaced 1, in Indonesian using the usual font style and English using italic font style , a maximum of 150-200 words

- Keywords contain main words, consisting of 3-5 words


- The introductory section is presented in an integrated manner without subtitles in the form of paragraphs with a length of 15-20% of the length of the article, containing: Background or research rationale, Theoretical basis (literature review in brief), Formulation of research objectives


- The method section is written with a length of 15 -20% of the length of the article, contains Research design, Data collection techniques and data sources, Ways of data analysis


The results and discussion are presented at 60-70% of the length of the article. The results are the main part of the scientific article which contains:

- Results of data analysis

- Results of hypothesis testing

- Can be presented with tables, graphs, or pictures to clarify the results verbally

- The maximum number of tables is 3, positioned in the center of the page, listed together with the results and discussion.

- Writing tables using Arial font size 11, spacing 1, each table, graph, and image is numbered sequentially. Table titles are written at the top, while chart titles and figures are written at the bottom.

- Images have very good quality / high resolution.

- The discussion is the most important part of the entire contents of a scientific article. The purpose of the discussion is: answering research problems, interpreting findings, integrating findings from research into existing body of knowledge, developing new theories or modifying existing theories.

- For sub-chapter numbering, numbers 1., 2., 3., and so on are used.


- Contains conclusions that contain answers to research questions

- Contains research recommendations/suggestions along with research limitations

- Written in essay form, not in numerical form


Can be written if needed


- Contains the literature referred to in the description, compiled using a writing format with the reference manager of the American Psychological Association (APA Style)

- Written in full, according to the references in the description

- Only load sources referenced in the description

- At least 80% of reference sources are literature published in the last 10 years. Referrals of at least 80% are in the form of research articles in journals or research reports.

- Articles must refer to articles published in the "Sport and Nutrition Journal (SpNJ)".

- Writing bibliography is as follows:



Broer, M.R. & Zernicke, R.F. (1979). Efficiency of Human Move­ment. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company

Hartono, S. (1993). Sports Medicine: A Guide for Everyone . Jakarta: Script Binarupa

Articles in journals or magazines:

Saifudin, A.B. (1997). Issues in Training for Essential Maternal Healthcare in Indonesia. Medical Journal of Indonesia, 6 (3): 23-31

Newspaper articles:

Republika. (27 March 2006). Indoor Pollution Hazards , p. 2

Articles / news in newspapers (without the name of the author):

Interactive Tempo. (28 March 2004). Malaria , p. 4

Translated book:

Beaglehole, R., Bonita, R. & Kjellstrom, T. (1997). Types of Research, Fundamentals of Epidemiology . (translation). Gadjah Mada University: Press. matter. 53-92

Thesis, thesis, dissertation, research report:

Lactuamury, SR (2001). Correlation between Delay Referring to Maternal Mortality at Tidar Hospital, Magelang, Central Java . Thesis. Yogyakarta: UGM Postgraduate

Seminar papers, workshops, upgrading:

Aswar, A. (2002). RAPGN Decentralization Operational Strategy . Paper presented at the National Seminar and Congress of the Makassar Food Gozi, 13-15 April

Unpublished articles will not be returned except at the request of the author. Articles and CDs can be sent to:

Editorial Staff of Sport and Nutrition Journal, Nutrition Study Program, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Sports Science, Semarang State University (UNNES). Building F5 Floor 2, Sekaran Campus, Gunungpati, Semarang 50229. Tel/Fax.: (024) 8508107. Email: [email protected]