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Author Guidelines

The format of the research article consists of the title page, abstract (Indonesian and English) introduction, method, result, discussion, and bibliography. Guidelines for authors in accordance with the following provisions:

A. General Instructions

  1. Jurnal Midwifery Update (Jurnal MU) does not accept articles that have been published or are being submitted to other magazines, by signing a statement. If the article is known to have been published in other journals, then in the next issue of Jurnal Midwifery Update (Jurnal MU) articles will be disallowed. All incoming articles will be discussed by the editorial board and the bestari's partners in accordance with the field of scholarship.
  2. Articles that need improvement are returned to the author.
  3. Research articles that use experimental animal research subjects, and humans must obtain the approval of the ethics committee.
  4. The author may submit the article to the journal page according to the procedure specified in the form of Microsoft word (.doc) file and submit the file archive on the CD to the editor in charge with the address: Editorial of the Jurnal Midwifery Update (Jurnal MU), Sub Unit of Research and Community Service of Midwifery Department, Campus A, Health Road V / 10 Pajang Timur, Mataram; Mobile: 081805711516 (Yunita Marliana, S.Si.T, M.Kes), E-mail:

B. Writing article

  1. The title page contains the title of the article, the name of the author of the article (without any academic degree or any other degree), author's affiliate institution, name and correspondence address, telephone number, facsimile number, and e-mail address.
  2. The title of the article should be short does not exceed 20 words, specific, should not be abbreviated and informative written in Indonesian and English using Arial letter size 11
  3. Abstract for each article written in Indonesian and English. Abstract does not exceed 250 words, and is the essence of all writing, including: Background, objectives, methods, results and conclusions. Keywords 2-5 Keywords that can help the indexing and sequence typing alphabetically.
  4. Introduction includes background issues, problem formulation and research objectives and expectations for the future.
  5. The method contains an explanation of the types, samples, data collection techniques, and data analysis techniques.
  6. The results are stated clearly when necessary with illustrations (paintings, graphs, tables, diagrams, and photographs). The results described in the table or graph do not need to be re-described in the text. The tables are arranged in sequence that are presented separately in the form of attachments. Each table should be shortened. Place annotations and abbreviations of table descriptions instead of table titles. Maximum number of tables 6 pieces. Results containing only 1 table are arranged in sentence form or described.
  7. The discussion explains the meaning of the research results, how the results of the reported research can solve the problem, the development of research results for applicative or program progress, and differences or similarities with previous research (if any).
  8. The conclusion contains a summary of the findings that lead to the verification of the hypothesis.
  9. Recommendations in the form of recommendations from findings to stakeholders, health program managers, and policy makers. Acknowledgments If necessary, thanks may be given to the research contributor without writing the title.
  10. Writing references uses the endnote turabian style
  11. Writing a bibliography is done by mentioning the author's name, title of book, city, publisher, and year, then sorting it in alphabet


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

Please find the rights and licenses in Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU). By submitting the article/manuscript of the article, the author(s) agree with this policy. No specific document sign-off is required.

1. License

The non-commercial use of the article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution license as currently displayed on Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

2. Author(s)' Warranties

The author warrants that the article is original, written by stated author(s), has not been published before, contains no unlawful statements, does not infringe the rights of others, is subject to copyright that is vested exclusively in the author and free of any third party rights, and that any necessary written permissions to quote from other sources have been obtained by the author(s).

3. User Rights

Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU)'s spirit is to disseminate articles published are as free as possible. Under the Creative Commons license, Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU) permits users to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work for non-commercial purposes only. Users will also need to attribute authors and Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU) on distributing works in the journal and other media of publications.

4. Co-Authorship

If the article was jointly prepared by more than one author, any authors submitting the manuscript warrants that he/she has been authorized by all co-authors to be agreed on this copyright and license notice (agreement) on their behalf, and agrees to inform his/her co-authors of the terms of this policy. Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU) will not be held liable for anything that may arise due to the author(s) internal dispute. Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU) will only communicate with the corresponding author.

5. Miscellaneous

Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU) will publish the article (or have it published) in the journal if the article’s editorial process is successfully completed. Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU)'s editors may modify the article to a style of punctuation, spelling, capitalization, referencing and usage that deems appropriate. The author acknowledges that the article may be published so that it will be publicly accessible and such access will be free of charge for the readers as mentioned in point 3.


Every accepted manuscript should be accompanied by "Copyright Transfer Agreement" prior to the article publication.



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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Jurnal Midwifery Update (MU) does not charge APCs, submission charges, or another fee. All processes of article publication are free of charge.