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IJHMS publishes original manuscripts. Manuscript should be typed in English with a

font of 10 point using double-spaced format including references. Each page should be

numbered. Save the manuscript in either HWP or Microsoft Word. The manuscript order

is: (1) title page, (2) blind title page, (3) abstract and key words, (4) text, (5) references,

(6) tables, figures, illustrations and photos, and (7) appendices if necessary.


Cover letter

All submissions must include a cover letter (may be sent as e-mail text). The cover letter

should include the statement ‘the manuscript represents an original work which has not been

published elsewhere’ and ‘the manuscript has not and will not be considered for publication

elsewhere until a decision is made regarding its acceptability by the IJHMS’. The cover

letter should also indicate the section in which they want the manuscript to be reviewed.

When the manuscript content overlaps, the authors should indicate those sections.

Title page

The title page should include the full title of the manuscript, author’s full name(s),

institutional affiliations of all authors as well as the corresponding author’s mail address,

telephone number, and e-mail address.


Blind title page

The blind title page only includes the full title of the manuscript. Do not list author

names, affiliations, or contact information.



Abstracts must be 200 words or less followed by up to five keywords or descriptive




The text should be arranged under appropriate headings and subheadings (e.g.

introduction, methods, results discussion, and conclusion). The text should not contain any

author identifiers. It is recommended that the text should not exceed 14 typewritten pages

for regular manuscripts.


References, tables, figures

Follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA 5th ed.)

for the references and tables and figures. Tables and figures should be numbered in sequence

throughout the manuscript. Each should be on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript.


Review Process

The editorial board reviews all submitted manuscripts for appropriateness for the

identified topic and conformance to the writing style. When deemed appropriate,

manuscripts are distributed to three reviewers with expertise in the area. Reviewers return

the manuscript with one of the following recommendations: accept, accept with revisions,

reject. Allow 8-12 weeks for the review process.



Once acceptance, authors transfer all copyright of the manuscripts to the KAHPERD.

Authors will be provided a copyright release form. The corresponding author will receive

page proofs for correction if necessary. The author bears responsibility for proofreading the

manuscript. The journal prints the manuscript