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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 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.

Author Guidelines


Journal of Nutrition and Food is a scientific publication in the field of nutrition and food related to aspects of biochemistry, clinical nutrition, community nutrition, functional foods, and socio economy, including nutrition and food information and regulation. Published articles are original research articles and reviews (by invitation) about nutrition and food that haven’t been published or not under review process in other scientific journals and are the original work of the authors, not plagiarism.


The manuscript is arranged with these chapters: Title, Writers, Institutions and correspondence address, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction (Background and Objectives), Methods, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if necessary) and References.

The manuscript is typed using MS-Word, Times New Roman font 12, left margin 4 cm, right, top and bottom margin 3 cm. It should be maximum 15 pages with 1.5 spacing, appendices are unnecessary. Manuscript should be given line number at the left margin starting from the title until the end of references. Manuscript should be sent as print out and soft file in Indonesia or English language. Figures should be sent in JPEG format. Decimal should be written using dot not comma; thousand and million numbers should be written using coma (Rp 25,500 or $ 1,000); large number can be replaced with word (2 million for 2,000,000).


Title. Manuscript title consists of important and interesting keywords (variables) and is not necessarily the same as the title of the research report/final project. Using words such as “influence”, “relationship”, and “analysis” should be avoided. The title should be written both in Indonesian and English, consists of 10-15 words. Running title (6-8 words) for header should be provided. Indonesian title should be written in uppercase and English title should be written in sentence case and italic.

Authors. Consists of full name of each authors (without academic title), institutions/affiliations with full address and postal code, including correspondence and electronic mail (email) one of the authors.

Abstract. Contains a brief description of the research objectives, methods, results, and policy implications in a single paragraph. Abstract should be written in English and Indonesian, not more than 300 words, with single spacing, includes keywords reflecting the content of the manuscript. Keywords consist of 3-5 words and should be alphabetized.


Introduction. Consists of background and research objectives that are written in different paragraph. Background should contained state of the art from domestic and foreign journals as primary references.

Methods. Consists of these subchapters: design, place and time; sampling (survey) or materials and tools (laboratory); data type and collection (survey) or research steps (laboratory); and data processing and analysis.

Result and Discussion. Should be written in one chapter. Result presents various characteristics data of subjects/samples and the main findings of the research while discussion contains argument that relates and compares the findings with theory/concept/findings from other researches. Discussion should be meaningful, not only narrate the results (tables and figures). Point out the implications of research findings using primary references.

Conclusion. Contain answers to the research objectives and is not a summary of the results. Recommendation (optional) should be written in this chapter in separate paragraph. Recommendations may be implications for programs and advanced research that needs to be done based on research findings or conclusions of the authors.

Acknowledgement (optional). Contains acknowledgments to donors or sponsors, contributors of materials and research facilities. The names should be written without academic title.


Only includes the references cited in the manuscript. Use the newest reference (should be from the last 10 years), with the ratio of primary references 80%. Number of references should be 10-20 references, and at least one of them cited one article that has been published in Journal of Nutrition and Food. Reference style should be written according to Harvard system, containing name-year arrange in alphabetical order based on the author names. Maximal 10 author names should be written, if there are more than 10 authors, write the first ten authors followed with et al.

Citation in the text is differentiated between writing at the beginning or the end of a sentence, respectively e.g. if only one author Khomsan (2014) or (Khomsan 2014); if two authors Khomsan and Sukandar (2010) or (Khomsan & Sukandar 2010); if more than two authors Khomsan et al. (2013) or (Khomsan et al. 2013). Author's suggested to use reference management tools ie. Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote etc.

Use these guidelines to write the references:


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.

Articles 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.

Final project (Skripsi, Thesis, Dissertation)

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 promotion of breastfeeding: Facts and Figures. World Health Organization Western Pacific Region. [Accessed 9th April 2011]


Tables or figure should be presented according to the citation in the text. The maximum number of tables and figures are 8 pieces. Illustrations in the form of photos should be included in JPEG format with a minimum resolution of 100 dpi or minimum file size of 50 kb per image. Illustrations in the form of a graph must be accompanied by raw data (MS Excel). Titles of tables and figures should be written in left alignment, use lowercase except the first letter at the beginning of the title, name of place and time.

Manuscript publication fee: 1,500,000 IDR or USD 120 (exclude transfer fee)
Manuscript submission fee: 0,00
Manuscript submission:
Send the manuscript in a Microsoft Word file by email to: or in CD-ROM and send to:
Chief Editor Journal of Nutrition and Food
Department Community Nutrition, 3rd Floor
Faculty of Human Ecology, Bogor Agricultural University
Academic Ring Road Campus IPB Darmaga
Bogor-16680 Indonesia
Telp: +628628304/+628625066
Fax : +628628304/+628622276
Contact Person: Zhahrina Nasution

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