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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.
  • 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


Author Guidelines

Journal of the Indonesian Medical Association-JInMA (Majalah Kedokteran Indonesia- MKI) publishes peer-reviewed scientific research articles that are relevant in the following fields: Health, Medicine, and Basic medical science. Besides research articles, JInMA also accepts materials, such as Case Reports, Literature Review, and Editorial.

  1. Research Articles : Scientific articles that are produced from an original research in the field of Health or Medical Sciences. Article structure must follow the following guide:
    1. Introduction
      Included in this section: Background, define problems, and research objectives.
    1. Methods
      Included in this section: Research design, time and place, population and sample, data measurement and data analysis.
    1. Results
      Can be presented in the form of text, table, figure, or graphic. A concise legend
      (not repeating on what have been stated on the paragraph) for each table or figure must be included in the manuscript file.
    1. Discussions
      Contained a discussion of the results obtained. Compare the results obtained with
      the previous studies and analyze. Do not repeat on what have been written on the
      Results section.
    1. Conclusion
      Conclusion should contain a concise statement(s) of the author(s) opinion about
      the research’s results.
  1. Literature review : is a scientific article that are made from reviewing journals or other literatures in the field of Health or Medical Sciences. The idea should be novel and the article should be aimed in the continuation development of the medical field.

  2. Case Report : is a scientific article composed of an intriguing case and relevant to be published. Article structure must follow the following guide:

    1. Introduction
    2. Case
    3. Case Discussion
    4. Conclusion


General Information
Manuscripts are accepted for review with the condition that they are submitted solely to Journal of the Indonesian Medical Association-JInMA (Majalah Kedokteran Indonesia- MKI). Submission of an article implies that the work has not been published previously if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere. To prevent duplication, JInMA will not accept work that is under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All author(s) must all have been agreed on the manuscript submitted. This condition must be fulfilled by filling in the forms attached in this page.

All manuscript submitted to JInMA will be reviewed by professionals in the according specialties of the work (peer-review) and the editorial team. Manuscripts needed to be revised, whether on the article structure or the content, will be send back to the author.

Studies on patients or volunteers requre ethics committee approval and should be documented in the Methods section of the paper.

Along the process of submission and article review from JInMA, if author(s) are willing to publish the article elsewhere, author has to informed JInMA beforehand and submit a letter of an article’s withdrawal.

Article Structure
The manuscript, including tables, figures, and references must be typed on a paper size A4 (21.5 cm x 28 cm), line spacing 1.5, with a limit of 16 pages.

Title Page
The Title Page should include the title of the manuscript, authors’ full name, departmental and institutional affiliations of each author. One author should be designated as the correspondent and should be stated, with complete address, phone number, and e-mail address. The corresponding author is responsible for communicating with the Editorial Team. The Editorial Team will not provide status update or decision information to anyone other than the corresponding author. The title of the manuscript should be kept short (5-15 words). For Case Reports, it is recommended for the amount of the authors not exceeding 6 people.

Abstracts and Keywords
Abstract for Research Articles, Literature Review, and Case Report is required both in Bahasa and in English, composed of one concise paragraph of maximum 250 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the methods, the principal results, and the major conclusion. An abstract is usually presented separately from the article, so make sure it must be able to stand alone.

Immediately after the abstract, provide 3-5 words for the keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

The manuscript is must include the following subheadings:

    1. Introduction
    2. Methods
    3. Results
    4. Discussion

Units that are included in the text should be stated in System International (SI units). Non-standard words, abbreviations, or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, yet if essential, they must be defined at their first mention. Do not start the sentence with a number, if needed, convert the number into its alphabetic form.

Table should be self-explanatory and should supplement, not duplicate the text. Every table has to be typed with a line spacing of 1.5. A concise title should be supplied for each table. All tables should be numbered according to their sequence in the text of the manuscript. Every column must have a subheading. An explanation of the table should be made on the foot note of the table, not in the title. Elaborate all the non-standard abbreviations contained in the table on the foot note of the table. One manuscript can only have a maximum of 6 tables.

All figures should be numbered according to their sequence in the text of the manuscript. One manuscript can only have a maximum of 6 figures.

Statistic methods
Explain the statistics methods used to analyze the data in detail on the Methods section. An uncommon method should be written in detail with the references used.

This section should be limited to professionals or institutions who provided any writing, editorial, statistical, funding, or technical assistance.

References are written in a Vancouver style, and should be numbered according to their sequence in the text of the manuscript, not in the alphabetical order. All author(s) from the articles cited should be written down, but should not exceed 6 names. If there are more than 6 authors, write down all the 6 authors mentioned first and followed by et al. The references used should be limited to studies that are published on the last decade. Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journal published by th International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, 2006 can be used as a guide.

Avoid using abstracts as references. For materials that has been submitted for a publication, yet have not been published, should be cited as an unpublished observation with the approval from the author(s). For manuscripts that has been accepted for a publication, yet have not been published, could be used as a reference, the manuscripts should be mentioned as an in-press. For example:

Leshnr Al. Molecular Mechanisms of Cocaine Addiction. N Engl J Med. In press 1996.

Avoid using personal communication as a reference, except that information provided could not be found in any literatures. If decided to use one, mention the source, date of communication, also written consent and confirmation from the source must be obtained.

The following are some examples of how to write references:

  1. Articles inside a journal
    1. Standard article from a journal
      Example: Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284–7.
      Here is an alternative if the journal has continuous pages in one volume. The month and the edition number should not be mentioned.
      Example: Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284–7.

      a) Additional speific information for citation cloud be written down
           Example: Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transpalatation in HIV-infected patients N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284-7. Cited in PubMed; PMID 12140307.

      b) Authors for the corresponding studies are more that six
           Writen down the first 6 authors, then followed by et al.
           Example: Rose ME, Heurbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of intersititial excitatory animo acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury Brain res. 2002;9351(1-2):40-6 
    1. If author is an organization
      Example: Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension.  2002;40(5):679–86.
    1. If there is no author
      Example: 21st century heart solution may have a sting in the tail. BMJ. 2002;325(7357):184.
    1. Article was not written in english
      Example: Ellingsen AE, Wilhelmsen I. Sykdomsangst blant medisin- og jusstudenter. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2002;122(8):785–7.
    1. Volume of the journal with supplement
      Example: Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison, with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002;42 Suppl 2:S93–9.
    1. Edition of the journal with supplement
      Example: Glauser TA. Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology. 2002;58(12 Suppl 7):S6–12.
    1. Volume of the journal with parts
      Example: Abend SM, Kulish N. The psychoanalytic method from an epistemological viewpoint. Int J Psychoanal. 2002;83(Pt 2):491–5.
    1. Edition with parts
      Example: Ahrar K, Madoff DC, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Price RE, Wright KC. Development of a large animal model for lung tumors. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2002;13(9 Pt 1):923–8.
    1. Edition with volume
      Example: Banit DM, Kaufer H, Hartford JM. Intraoperative frozen section analysis in revision total joint arthroplasty. Clin Orthop. 2002;(401):230–8.
    1. Without neither edition nor volume
      Example: Outreach: Bringing HIV-positive individuals into care. HRSA Careaction. 2002 Jun:1–6.
    1. Pages written with Roman letters
      Example: Chadwick R, Schuklenk U. The politics of ethical consensus findingBioethics. 2002;16(2):iii–v.


  1. Books and other monographs
    1. Independent author
      Example: Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
    1. Editors as authors
      Example: Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, Van Dorsten JP, editors. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002.
    1. Organization as author
      Example: Royal Adelaide Hospital; University of Adelaide, Department of Clinical Nursing. Compendium of Nursing Research and Practice Development, 1999–2000. Adelaide (Australia): Adelaide University; 2001.
    1. Chapter inside a book
      Example: 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.
    1. Proceeding conference
      Example: Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.
    1. Manuscripts on a conference
      Example: Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza’s computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.
    1. Scientific reports

      a) Issued by funding/sponsoring agency
           Example: Yen GG (Oklahoma State University, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stillwater, OK). Health monitoring on vibration signatures. Final report.  Arlington (VA): Air Force Office of Scientific Research (US), Air Force Research Laboratory; 2002 Feb. Report No.: AFRLSRBLTR020123. Contract No.: F496209810049.

      b) Issued by performing agency
           Example: Russell ML, Goth-Goldstein R, Apte MG, Fisk WJ. Method for measuring the size distribution of airborne rhinovirus. Barkeley (CA): Larence Berkeley national Laboratory, Environmental Energy Technologies Division; 2022 Jan. Report No.: LBNL49574. Contract No.:DEAC0376SF00098. Sponsored by the Department of Energy.
    1. Thesis or Disertation
      Example: Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: A telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.
    1. Articles on newspapers
      Example: Tynan T. Medical improvements lower homicide rate: Study sees drop-in assault rate. The Washington Post. 2002 Aug 12;Sect. A:2 (col. 4).
    1. Materials from audiovisual
      Example: Chason KW, Sallustio S. Hospital preparedness for bioterrorism [videocassette]. Secaucus (NJ): Network for Continuing Medical Education; 2002.

      a) In an electronic form

      b) CD - ROM
           Example: Anderson SC, Poulsen KB. Anderson's electronic atlas of hematology [CD - ROM]. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002.
    1. Journal articles from the internet
      Example: Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: The ana acts in an advisory Role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 3 p.]. Available from: http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.html/
    1. Monograph in the internet
      Example: Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/
    1. Website
      Example: Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of cancer online resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.
    1. A part from a website
      Example: American Medical Association [homepage on the Internet]. Chicago: The association; c1995-2002 [updated 2001 Aug 23; cited 2002 Aug 12]. AMA Office of Group Practice Liaison; [about 2 screens]. Available from: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/1736.html
    1. Databaseson the internet

      a) Open database
          Example: WHO’s Certified [database on the Internet]. Evanston (IL): The American Board of Medical Specialists. c2000 - [cited 2001 Mar 8]. Available from: http://www.abms.org/newsearch.asp

      b) Closed database
          Example: Jablonski S. Online Multiple Congential Anomaly/Mental Retardation (MCA/MR) syndromes [database on the Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US). c1999 [update 2001 Nov 20; cited 2002 Aug 12]. Available from: http://nlm.nih.gov/archive//20061212/mesh/jablonski/syndrome_title.html
    1. A part from databases on the internet
      Example: MeSH Browser [database on the Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2002 - [cited 2003 Jun 10]. Meta-analysis; unique ID: D015201; [about 3 p.]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html Files updated weekly. 


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