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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 that proven with Author Statement.
  • Before the article is published, author statement form should be submitted online which includes originality, not in process or published elsewhere, author agreements, no conflict of interest, transfer of copyright rights, the protocol for the research project has been approved by suitably constituted research ethics commintee of the institution within the work was undertaken.
  • 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 involve human subjects must have been approved by the Health Research Ethics Committee proven by the attached approval letter from the Local Research Ethics Committee.
  • The manuscript should be suit with the journal’s template (Research Article and Case Report) that uses only for manuscript submission to Mutiara Medika: Jurnal Kedokteran dan Kesehatan and it's different from the manuscript template that's going to be published. The manuscript is typed in Microsoft word with Candara, font size 10 pts, except for the abstract and table which should be written with Goudy old style font type, single space, on A4-sized paper, a maximum of 20 pages. The manuscript is typed on single side or single column and each page is numbered starting from the title page. Titles and abstracts are written in both Indonesian and English

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; materials and method; result; discussion; conclusion; acknowledgementconflict of interest, and references. May also include tables, graphics, pictures/images and details for respective picture/image. The results are separated from the discussion. 

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; cases; discussion; conclusionacknowledgementconflict of interest, and references. 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 Candara 18pt Bold for English title and written in Candara 11pt italic for title in Bahasa.

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 and address (Department, Institution and Official Address, written with Calibri light 9pt) all written in full (not abbreviation). The main author is recommended to provide the e-mail address to facilitate communication.

Abstracts are written in English in unstructured form, with a concise and clear manner, thus allowing the reader to understand important aspects without having to read the entire script. For research article, abstract contains no more than 200 words, covers the background, objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. There is no suggestion in abstract. Use Goudy Old Style 10pt. For case report manuscript, abstract briefly summarize (maximum 150 words) that gives an overall idea about the content of the case report in an unstructured format, without citations. Information should include: (1) Background, (2) Key points from the case: the clinical question or diagnostic problem and provide essential information; and (3) main lessons to be learned from the case report. Use Goudy Old Style 10pt.

Consists of 3-5 words that can help the preparation of the index,  separated by semicolon (;).
Introduction contains justification of the importance of the study conducted. Novelty generated from this study compared the results of previous studies or existing knowledge needs to be clearly displayed. It was explicitly stated that this study was different from other studies. Complete it with main reference used. The last paragraph must indicate the methods used and the purpose or hypothesis of the study. Reference writing uses Vancouver style with super script number.

For case report manuscript, the introduction should briefly summarize why this case report is important and cite the most recent article. The introduction should be concise and immediately attract the attention and interest of the reader. The introduction should provide background information on why the case is worth reading and publishing, and provide an explanation of the focus of the case report, for example: "We present / report cases ...." The importance of the case report needs to be explained by considering the previous literature, therefore, a comprehensive and focused literature review is needed to corroborate the writer's claim in this section. The literature review does not need to be detailed, although a critical evaluation of the literature is still needed. It should be written in Candara 10. 

Material and Method
Methods elaborate materials and tools used (if stated), contain detailed steps for conducting research and explain the method of data collection and analysis in a narrative form. In more detail, method should contains the design, the size, criteria and method of sampling, instruments used, and procedures of collecting, processing, and analysis of the data. When using a questionnaire as instrument, explain the contents briefly and to measure which variables. Validity and reliability of instruments should also be explained. In the experimental or intervention studies need to be explained interventional procedure or treatment is given. Analysis of data using computer programs needs not be written details of the software if not original. Place or location of the study is only mentioned when it comes to study. If only as a research location, the location details not worth mentioning, just mentioned vague, for example, "... at Biological laboratory, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta." The methods section written brief in two to three paragraphs. Research using human and animal subjects must state that the study has received approval from the health research ethics committee.

The Result section presents the data and its interpretation. Research data can be presented in the form of tables / figures / graphs. After the subtitles 'Result' must begin with an introductory sentence before the table / picture / graph. Table descriptions do not repeat data in tables or figures. The findings are sorted by the objectives of the study or the research hypothesis. The results do not display the same data in two forms namely tables/ images /graphics and narration. No citations in the results section. The average value (mean) must be accompanied by a standard deviation.

Images are placed symmetrically in columns within a single space of a paragraph. Images are placed immediately after its description in the manuscripts. Pictures are numbered and sorted by Arabic numerals. Captions placed below the image and within one single space of the image. Captions are written by using Goudy old style 9pt font size, bold, capital letters at the beginning of the word.  Images which have been published by other authors should obtain written permission from the author and publisher. Include an image with good quality in a full page or scanned with a good resolution in the format jpeg or tiff. When the images are in the photograph format, include the original photographs. The font used in the picture or graphic should be commonly owned by each word processor and the operating system such as Symbol, Goudy old style with size not less than 9 pt. Image files which are from applications such as Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator and Aldus Freehand can give better results and can be reduced without changing the resolution.


Figure 1.  Here is an Example of an Image Included in the Manuscript 

Table should not use a column line. Table is written with Goudy old style size 9 pt and placed within a single space below the table title. Numbering tables are using Arabic numerals. The table title are written by using Goudy old style 9pt font size, bold, capital letters at the beginning of the word, in left allignment. The distance between table and the paragraph is a single space. The table is put immediately after its appointment in the manuscript. The table framework is using lines size 1 pt. If the table has many columns, it can use landscape orientation form. If the title in each table column is long and complex, the columns are numbered and its description given at the bottom of the table. Avoid interrupted the table by page.

Table 1. Subject Characteristics

Case descriptions or summaries are the focus of the case report. Cases are better presented in chronological order and detailed enough for the reader to make their own conclusions about the validity of the case. Current medical conditions and medical history, including relevant family history, must be clearly explained in chronological order, usually consisting of clinical history, physical examination findings, investigation results, including imaging and laboratory results, differential diagnosis, management, follow-up, and final diagnosis. We encourage authors to submit all relevant images and there are no restrictions in the use of colors. Please only send images of the affected area to maintain patient confidentiality. Cropping in the image is made in such a way, to eliminate unwanted details. Images require brief but clear descriptions. In surgical cases and pathological specimens, the authors are advised to provide a comprehensive summary of the surgical procedures and detailed pathological reports.

All important negative findings must also be provided. The author's own interpretation or inferences must be avoided in the case report body. Tables / figures must be used to uncover chronological findings or to compare observations using different methods.

It should be noted that patient confidentiality must be maintained. Patient demographic data such as age and sex, ethnicity / race and occupation are referred to in the first sentence. To reduce the possibility of a patient being identified, the patient's initials, date of birth, and other identities including medical record numbers should not be used. Written with Candara 10pt.

It is an academic review by comparing the data obtained in the previous studies by other researchers in the same field. The discussion must be related to the problem stated in the background, and directed at an answer to the research hypothesis. No more statistical or other mathematical symbols in the discussion. Emphasis was placed on similarities, differences, or the uniqueness of the findings obtained. It is need to discuss the reason of the findings. Thus, the discussion must be supported by adequate and up to date references. The implications of the results are written to clarify the impact of the results the advancement of science are studied. The discussion ended with the various limitations of the study.
In the case report manuscript, discussion is the most important part of the case report. The discussion serves to summarize and interpret the main findings of the case report, to compare case reports with what is already known in the literature and show their uniqueness, to gain new knowledge and application to practice, and to draw conclusions that are clinically useful. In comparing new cases with prior knowledge, the author must briefly summarize the published literature and show in what aspects this case is different from what was previously published, and thus is worth reading and publishing. The discussion section of the case report is not designed to provide a comprehensive literature review and citation of all references; therefore, all references cited must be critically evaluated. Each case boundary must be explained. The added value of the cases presented must be disclosed, as well as lessons that can be learned from the cases presented, especially if there are new recommendations for patient or management diagnosis, can be suggested. In the last paragraph, the author must present the main results of the case report based on the evidence reviewed in the discussion section. A brief statement of the lessons learned from this case can be expressed through evidence-based recommendations. This section must be short and not exceed one paragraph. Written with Candara 10pt.

Conclusions section is written in narrative form in one or two paragraphs. The conclusion is the answer of the hypothesis that leads to the main purpose of the study. There are no statistical figures and also suggestions in the conclusions. In the case report, it reaffirm the uniqueness of the case presented and lessons learned from the case report. Written with Candara 10pt.

Acknowledgement is optional. Acknowledgements should be limited to the appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including technical help and financial or material support, as well as any general support by a department chairperson. 

Conflict of interest
The author must reveal 'All potential conflicts of interest' here. This includes all financial and non-financial interests and relationships, employment (whether full or part time), and services in the private sector and nonprofit boards and advisory panels, whether paid or unpaid. The author must also disclose any conflicts of interest that might have affected the behavior or presentation of the study, including but not limited to close relations with those who might be injured due to publicity, academic interests and competition, and personal, religious or political beliefs relevant to the topic discussed.

References should most preferably be published in the last 10 years and is highly recommended from primary sources of articles in scientific journals at least 80% of all references. It recommends using the reference tool to compile the citation and bibliography using either Mendeley, Zotero, Endnotes, or other applications that you prefer. Unpublished research reports (graduation paper, thesis, or dissertation) are minimized as much as possible. The number of references for research articles and case reports is at least 15 references. The author-year notation system is required and completed. All references mentioned should be written down in reference using Vancouver style and arranged from smallest to largest number in the order they appear in the text. It written with Goudy old style 10 pt font size.

Guidelines for Online Submission

The manuscript must be submitted through online submission by registered users. The author should first register as author/ reader through the following address:

The author should fulfill the form as detail as possible where the star marked form must be entered. After all form textbox was filled, the Author clicks on “Register” button to proceed with the registration. Therefore, the Author is brought to an online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start, a New Submission section, click on “Click Here": to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in the online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: The author must check-mark on the submission checklists.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click "Upload" button until the file has been uploaded. Make sure the author's name and affiliation are not included in the manuscript.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: Detail authors metadata should be entered including the marked corresponding author. After that, the manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Author Statement. Therefore, click on the Browse button, choose the files, and then click on the Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission: The author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to Mutiara Medika: Jurnal Kedokteran dan Kesehatan, click Finish Submission button after the document is true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging into the journal web address site.


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 manuscript has been witten in english and 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.
  7. The similarity index (Turnitin) of the manuscript has been checked and the results are less than 20%
  8. Have prepared an author statement and ethical clearance for uploading to supplementary files in step 4. The author statement form can be downloaded here.

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