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Author Guidelines

General requirements
The manuscript sent to the Editor has never been published and is not simultaneously sent to other scientific journals for publication, either in Indonesian or English written journal.
The first author must ensure that all co-authors have read and agreed to the contents of the manuscript to be published.
The research manuscripts which involves human subjects must have been approved by Health Research Ethics Committee proven by the attached approval letter from the local Research Ethics Committee.
The manuscript is typed in microsoft word with Arial font size 10 pts, space 1.5 except for the abstract which should be single-spaced, on A4-sized paper, a maximum of 20 pages. The manuscript is typed on single side and each page is numbered starting from the title page.
The manuscript is sent in the form of soft copy to or e-mail 

Guidelines for Specific Article Type 

Research Article
Is a research article in the field of medicine and health. The systematics writing of the article includes: title; author’s name and affiliation; abstract; keywords; introduction covering background, a brief literature review, research problem formulation and research objectives; materials and methods covering research design, place and time of research, population and sample, method of data measurement and data analysis; results; discussion; conclusion and recommendation are not necessary; acknowledgement; references (consisting of only the cited sources). May also include tables, graphics, pictures/images and details for respective picture/image. The results are separated from the discussion. Titles and abstracts are written in both Indonesian and English

Case Report
Is an article about clinical cases that are unique and rare in the field. The systematics writing of this article includes: title; author's name, afilliation; abstract; keywords; introduction covering the background of the problem, an analysis of the literature review and a brief statement that confirms the rarely encountered case and its significance; the case report which is the major discussion of the article covering patient recognition, medical charts, current condition, detailed description of the physical examination and the results of several related tests, initial diagnose, treatment and follow-up plan; discussion covers justification and outcome of the case reports; conclusions and recommendations; references (consisting of only the cited sources).  Tables, flowcharts, or photos of radiological examinations may also be included.
The title is written in both Indonesian and English. The title must reflect the results, should be written in no more than 14 words, every initial letter in the title must be capitalized except for those of conjunctions. Subtitles are tentative to long title. The title must not contain any abbreviation, except for familiar and common terminology. Written in ARIAL 12 BOLD.
All author names must be written in complete name without title and abbreviation. The author's name is listed at a maximum of 5 (five) people. In case of more authors, using ‘et al’ is deemed adequate. The author's name must be accompanied by the name of the working institution, affiliated institution (Department, Study Program, Laboratory, Faculty, University) all written in full (not abbreviation). The main author is recommended to provide the e-mail address to facilitate communication.
Abstract is written in both Indonesian and English in one concise and clear paragraph to ease reader understanding important new aspects without having to read the entire manuscript. Abstract of research manuscript contains no more than 200 words, containing background, objectives, methods, results and conclusions. This section is written in ARIAL 10 points, single space.
Written under abstract by selecting 3-5 words that can help indexing. Written in Arial 10 points.
The introduction covers a review of previous studies, hypotheses (if any) and research objectives. The introduction must show the research gap and state of the art (the research’s distinction to any previous related studies, which illustrates the novelty of the research idea). It should be written in Arial letters, 10 points, 1.5 line space.
Material and Method
This chapter presents research methods written in a concise and clear manner along with the references. The method section must explain the design, population, sampling and research samples, data collection and the instrument as well as data analysis. The methodology must be clear so that it allows the reader or researchers to replicate it. If the method (including the statistical analysis) being used is considerably new or has not been used widely, then the steps must be written in detail. It should be written in Arial letters, 10 points, 1.5 line space.
In this section, tables, graphs or figure are presented within the manuscript rather than separately put in the attachment. The author must provide the interpretation of the research result which was presented as table or figure. The interpretation is that of any elaboration on data interpretation instead of the repetition from the aforementioned data from previous figure or table. In one paper, the maximum number of tables and/or graphs is 10. Each table is given a number and a brief title in accordance with the text layout and each column is given a short subtitle. Table and graph titles must describe the content. Inserting tables and images must be done efficiently without any duplication. The elaboration of one test result must only be given in one form of presentation, either as table or figure, and not in both.

Figure must be professionally made in sharp colors. The serial number and title of the figure must be written in accordance with the text layout. When the figure is cited from particular source/someone or is a published illustration, it must include the source. Explanation of tables and numbers including the meaning of abbreviations and non-standard symbols written in the description below the table or figure. This section uses Arial 10 letters, with 1.5 line space.
Table title is placed above the Table, while the Image title is placed at the bottom of Figure. The title is written in Arial 9 with single space, the content of the table is in Arial 9 with single space, the elaboration is in Arial 9 with single space.
Table 1. Characteristics of Respondents at Kitamura Clinic Pontianak, March 2017 (n=73)

Figure 1. Mucosal of intestinal histologic apperence (HE, 100x) of normal control group (A). The arrow shows infiltration of inflammatory cells to the epithelial layer (Grade 1). Negative control group (B). The arrow shows infiltration of inflammatory cells to the epithelial layer and slightly to the submucous layer (grade 2). Group P1 with D. alata ethanol extract dose 0,31g /kg bw/day (C). The arrow shows infiltration of inflammatory cells to the epithelial layer and slightly to the submucous layer (Grade 2).
This chapter discusses the results and prominent findings. The results are compared with the findings of others, whether consistent or not. The author also explains why the research resulted in such way as referring to its findings, mechanisms of outcome, and reasons for distinction and similarities with previous studies. At the end paragraph of this section, the author presents limitations and research contributions along with the recommendation for further research.
Conclusion is given in the last paragraph (of the discussion) stating the correlation between variables being studied (the correlation between independent and dependent variable) (answering hypotheses) and is briefly and clearly written in one paragraph, without any point, and does not contain suggestions.
Acknowledgement (Optional)
Acknowledgment is limited to professionals and to those who have assisted the preparation of the manuscript, including technical support, funds and facilities from the institutions.
Ethical Consideration
The research manuscript which involves animal and/or human subjects must have been approved by Independent Ethics Committee. In this section, the author is asked to include the approval letter number.
References should most preferably be published in the last 10 years and is highly recommended from primary sources of articles in scientific journals. Unpublished research reports (graduation paper, thesis or dissertation) are minimized as much as possible. Number of references for research articles and case reports are at least ten references. References are written to comply with Vancouver systematics, which is a numbering system based on appearances in the text.
The following are examples of writing bibliography
Suratmo. Antioxidant and Anticancer Activity of Red Betel Leaf Extract (Piper crocatum). Udergraduate Thesis. Yogyakarta: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University. 2008. (unpublished research report; such as graduation paper, thesis, and dissertation)

  1. Rachmawaty FJ. Potential of Ethanol Extract of Red Betel Leaf (Piper crocatum) as Antimicobacterium. Journal of Indonesian Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2013; 11 (1): 60-65. (Journal)
  2. Rachmawaty FJ. Red Betel in Scientific Studies. Yogyakarta: Aswaja Pressindo. 2017. (Book)
  3. Anderson,D.W., Vault, V.D. & Dickson, C.E. 2009. Problems and Prospects for the Decades Ahead: Competency Based Teacher Education. Berkeley: McCutchan Publishing Co. pp123-126. (Textbook)
  4. Saukah, A. & Waseso, M.G. (Ed.). 2002. Writing Articles for Scientific Journals (4th Edition, 1st print). Malang: UM Press. (Article collection book)
  5. Russel, T. 2008. An Alternative Conception: Representing Representation. In P.J. Black & A.Lucas (Eds.), Children’s Informal Ideas in Science (pp. 62-84). London: Routledge. (Article in the article collection book)
  6. Kansil,C.L. 2002. New Orientation for Professional Education Program Implementation in Meeting the Needs of the Industrial World. Transpor, XX (4): 57-61. (Article in journal or magazine)
  7. Pitunov, B. 13 December , 2002. Excellent school or a school of excellence? Majapahit Pos, pp. 4 & 11. (Article in Newspaper)
  8. Jawa Pos. 22 April, 2005. Lower-class women more independent, p. 3. (Article/ news in newspaper (anonymus))
  9. Center for Language Development and Development. 2008. Guidelines for Writing Research Reports. Jakarta: Ministry of Education and Culture. (Official Document)
  10. Ary,D., Jacobs, L.C. & Razavieh,A. 2006. Introduction to Educational Research. Translation by Arief Furchan. 2000. Surabaya: Usaha Nasional. (Translated Book)
  11. Susanti, T.D. 2007. Comparison of Effectiveness of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) on Aedes aegypti Laboratory Larvae with Dengue Fever Endemic Areas in Yogyakarta. Undergraduate Thesis. Yogyakarta: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta. (Graduation paper, Thesis, Dissertation Research Report)
  12. Waseso, M.G. 2009. Contents and Format of Scientific Journal. Paper presented at the Article Writing Workshop Seminar and Management of Scientific Journals, Universitas Lambung Mangkurat, Banjarmasin, 9-11 August. (Seminar paper, workshop, upgrading)
  13. Hitchkock, S., Carr, L. & Hall, W. 2006. A Survey of STM Online Journals, 1990-1995: The Calm before the Storm, (Online), (, accessed 12 June 2007). (Internet: individual work)
  14. Kumaidi. 2008. Measurement of Initial Learning and Development of Tests. Journal of Educational Sciences. (Online), Vol. 5, No. 4, (, accessed 20 January 2010). (Internet: article in online journal)
  15. Wilson,D. 20 November 1995. Summary of Citing Internet Sites. NETTRAIN Discussion List, (Online), (, accessed 22 November 1995). (Internet: discussion material)
  16. Naga, D.S. ( 1 October 2007. Articles for JIP. E-mail to Ali Saukah ( (Internet: personal e-mail)


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.

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