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Author Guidelines

Author Guideline in Bahasa Indonesia download di SINI

Submission

The submitted manuscript should be addressed to Editor-in-chief of the Jurnal Kesehatan Melayu. Manuscript must be submitted through online submission by registered users. You can easily register in the journal system. For further question contact us at: jkesmelayu.fkur@gmail.com.

General Principles

As a basic requirement, all articles submitted to the Medical Journal of Indonesia must be original work, which has never been published previously and is submitted exclusively to the Jurnal Kesehatan Melayu. They are written in the format of “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” updated December 2016 established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit all articles in aspects of style, format, and clarity. Authors may be required to revise their manuscripts for reasons of any aspect. Manuscripts with excessive errors in any aspect may be returned to authors for retyping or may be rejected. All manuscripts will be subjected to peer and editorial review.

We accept three types of articles: (1) original articles: basic medical research, clinical research, or community research; (2) case report; and (3) review article.

Authors must also supply ICMJE conflicts of interest statement form, copy of ethical approval (when needed), and Submission Form signed by all author(s). Templates are available for original and review articles and case report.

Study Ethics

All submitted papers containing animal experiments and/or involving human subjects should have obtained approval from an independent ethics committee. The copy of approval should be provided to editorial office as mentioned above.

Publication Ethics

This journal follows guidelines from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in facing all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct.

Structure and Language

Articles will be published in Bahasa Indonesia and US English, following American spelling. Printed manuscripts should be written double-spaced in all parts of the manuscript with margin of 2.54 cm of all sides. Articles must be submitted in the following structural order: title page and authorship, abstract, keywords, text, conflicts of interest, acknowledgments (if any), references, tables, figures, and legends (if any).

Title Page and Authorship

The title page should contain: title of the article (concise, no abbreviations, maximum 16 words); full names of authors (without academic title); author’s affiliation [name(s) of department(s) and institution(s)]; disclaimers (if any); corresponding author’s name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript (E-mail address of the corresponding author will be published along with the article); source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of these (if any); word counts [A word count for the text only (excluding abstract, acknowledgments, tables, figure legends, and references)]; number of figures and tables.

Authorship of articles should be limited to those who have contributed sufficiently to take public responsibility for the contents. This includes (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data, or both; (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (c) final approval of the version to be published; (d) and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Abstract and Keywords

The abstract should be prepared in English and in Bahasa Indonesia with structured abstract 150 - 250 words for original article and review article; and unstructured maximum 150 words for case report. They should be concise and precise with enough information, highlighting the points and importance of the article which contains: One or two sentences of background, purpose of study; methods (basic procedures, study subject selection, observational, and analytical methods); main findings or results; and principal conclusion. Keywords are limited to 3 - 6 words or short phrases that will allow proper and convenient indexing.

Text

The text should be structured as introduction, methods, results, and discussion (IMRAD). Conclusion should be stated at last sentence in the discussion. Footnotes are not advisable; their contents should rather be incorporated into the text. Use only standard abbreviations; use of nonstandard abbreviations can be confusing to readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title of the manuscript. The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement. If a sentence begins with a number, it should be spelled out. Cite in numerical order every reference, figure and table. Use Arabic numerals in superscript to cite references in Vancouver style.

Statistical Methods

All statistical methods used should be describe in detail in the methods section of the manuscript. Avoid relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as P values, which fail to convey important information about effect size. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the computer software used.

Conflicts of Interest

Conflict of interest should declare the authors’ conflicts of interest, sources of support for the work, and whether the authors had access to the study data. Each author should submit a separate form from ICMJE, given above and be sent to the office at submission. The description of conflict of interest in this from will be shown in this part.

Acknowledgments

Personal acknowledgments should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including technical help and financial or material support, also general support by a department chair-person.

Tables

Tables and its title should be presented in separate sheets. Tables should be numbered in arabic numerals, captions should be brief, clearly indicating the purpose or content of each table. Provide a footnote to each table, identifying in alphabetical order all abbreviations used. Type or print each table with double-spacing on a separate sheet of paper. Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each. Do not use internal horizontal or vertical lines. Give each column a short or an abbreviated heading. Explain all nonstandard abbreviations and explanatory matters in footnotes, and for explanatory matters use the following symbols, in sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡, §§, ||||, ¶¶, etc. Identify statistical measures of variations, such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean. Be sure that each table is cited in the text. If you use data from another published or unpublished source, obtain permission and acknowledge that source fully.

Figures

Figures should be either professionally drawn or photographed, and submitted in a format (JPEG or TIFF) in the following resolutions [gray-scale or color in RGB (red, green, blue mode) at least 300 dpi (dots per inch)]. For x-ray films, scans, and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of pathology specimens or photomicrographs, send sharp, glossy, black-and-white or color photographic prints, usually 127 x 173 mm (5 x 7 inches). Write the word “top” on the back of each figure at the appropriate place. Figures should be made as self-explanatory as possible; titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends-not on the figures themselves. Photomicrographs should have internal scale markers. Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background. Photographs of potentially identifiable people must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.

Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been cited in the text. If a figure has been published previously, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the figure. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher except for documents in the public domain. Color figures are allowed in special circumstances, provided that the author is willing to cover the cost of reproduction.

If the original size of the figures is too large, you can provide us lower quality figures on submission and good quality after the acceptance of the manuscript.

Legends for Figures

Type or print out legends for figures using double spacing, starting on a separate page, with Arabic numerals corresponding to the figures. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, identify and explain each one clearly in the legend. Explain the internal scale and identify the method of staining in photomicrographs.

Units of Measurement

For measurements use S.I. (System International) units. Measurements should be abbreviated (e.g. mm, kcal, etc.) in accordance to the Style Manual for Biological Sciences and using the metric system. Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in appropriate scientific units. Temperatures should be in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Drug concentrations may be reported in either SI or mass units, but the alternative should be provided in parentheses where appropriate.

References

References is advisable not to exceed 30 in number but not less than 10, and should in general be limited to the last decade. References must be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals: Sample References. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used for MEDLINE. Avoid using abstracts as references. Information from manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” with written permission from the source. Papers accepted but not yet published may be included as references; designate the journal and add “Forthcoming”. Avoid citing “personal communication” unless it provides essential information not available publicly, name the person and date of communication, obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of a personal communication. Authors is recommended to use reference management software, in writing the citations and references such as: Mendeley®, Zotero®, EndNote®, and Reference Manager®.
Here are some examples of the references:

1.  Standard journal article

Up to six authors, list all the authors.

  • Boyle A, Todd C. Incidence and prevalence of domestic violence in a UK emergency department. Emerg Med J. 2003;20(5):438–43.

More than six authors, list the first six authors, followed by et al.

  • Freedman BI, Shenoy RN, Planer JA, Clay KD, Shihabi ZK, Burkart JM, et al. Comparison of glycated albumin and hemoglobin A1c concentrations in diabetic subjects on peritoneal and hemodialysis. Perit Dial Int. 2010;30(1):72–9.

Optional addition of a database’s unique identifier for the citation:

  • Streppel MT, de Vries JHM, Meijboom S, Beekman M, de Creaen AJM, Slagboom PE, et al. Relative validity of the food frequency questionnaire used to assess dietary intake in the Leiden Longevity Study. Nutrition J. 2013; 12:75. https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2891-12-75
  • Forooghian F, Yeh S, Faia LJ, Nussenblatt RB. Uveitic foveal atrophy: clinical features and associations. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Feb;127(2):179-86. PubMed PMID: 19204236; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2653214.

Optional addition of a clinical trial registration number: [Added 12 May 2009]

  • Trachtenberg F, Maserejian NN, Soncini JA, Hayes C, Tavares M. Does fluoride in compomers prevent future caries in children? J Dent Res. 2009 Mar;88(3):276-9. PubMed PMID: 19329464. ClinicalTrials.gov registration number: NCT00065988.

As an option, if a journal carries continuous pagination throughout a volume (as many medical journals do) the month and issue number may be omitted.

  • Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.

2.   Chapter in a book

Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

3.   Homepage/Web site

  • www.who.int [Internet]. Guidelines on food fortification with micronutrients. France: World Health Organization. [update 2006; cited 2016 Oct]. Page Available from: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/43412/1/9241594012_eng.pdf?ua=1
  • www.nationalacademies.org. Weight gain during pregnancy-Reexamining the guidelines. Washington DC: The National Academic Press. 2009.

4.  Proceeding

Lopez E, Blanco M, editors. Starting family medicine in Argentina. Presentation at WONCA World Conference. 2004 October 13–17; Orlando, USA.

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. Author(s) affirm that the material has not been previously published and that they have not trans­ferred elsewhere any rights to the article.  The author(s) have checked the manuscript to comply with the instructions for authors of Jurnal Kesehatan Melayu and agreed to contribute for publication fee (if any)
  2. Author(s) should ensure the originality of the work and they have properly cited others’ work in accordance of the references format.
  3. Author(s) should not engage in plagiarism nor self-plagiarism.
  4. ‘Salami’ publication is strictly prohibited in Jurnal Kesehatan Melayu.
  5. Author(s) should ensure that they follow the authorship criteria that are taken from ICMJE that is explained in instruction for author of Jurnal Kesehatan Melayu.
  6. The author(s) haven’t suggested any personal information that may make the identity of the patient recognizable in any forms of description part, photograph or pedigree. When the photographs of the patient were essential and indispensable as scientific information, the author(s) have received the consent in written form and have clearly stated it.
  7. In case of experimenting on human, the authors have certified that the process of the research is in accordance with ethical standards of Helsinki declaration, domestic and foreign committees that preside over human experi­ment. If any doubts are raised whether the research was proceeded in accordance with the declaration, the authors should explain it. In case of experimenting on animals, the authors have certified that the authors had followed the domestic and foreign guideline related to experiment of animals in a laboratory.
  8. Author(s) should give the editor the data and details of the work, if there are suspicions of data falsification or fabrication.
  9. Authors of the journal should clarify everything that may cause conflict of interests such as work, research expenses, consul­tant expenses, and intellectual property on the document of ICMJE form disclosure.
  10. The author(s) undersigned hereby give Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Riau as publisher the right of first publication of all published material and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
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Author Fees

No charge incurred for article processing, submission, neither reviewing the articles.

Under the aforementioned condition, we are waiving in full for authors from developing countries should they need to submit papers to jKM.

 

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

Authors who publish with Jurnal Kesehatan Melayu agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant Jurnal Kesehatan Melayu right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to remix, adapt, build upon the work non-commercially with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in Jurnal Kesehatan Melayu.
  2. Authors are permitted to copy and redistribute the journal's published version of the work non-commercially (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in Jurnal Kesehatan Melayu

 

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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.