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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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The submission file in the form of research must have an ethical letter

    "For original article, please explain (This research has been reviewed by the Ethics Committee at" ...... ") at the end of the method chapter"

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

General Instructions

  • Submitted manuscripts are those that have never been published.
  • To avoid duplication, Berkala Ilmu Kesehatan Kulit dan Kelamin does not accept manuscripts that are also sent to other scientific journals / books at the same time for publication, by signing a letter of agreement.
  • Author must ensure that all major authors and co-authors have read and agreed to the manuscript. Author and co-authors must sign the letter of agreement.
  • All manuscripts sent to Berkala Ilmu Kesehatan Kulit dan Kelamin will be discussed by experts in the field of science (Mitra Bebestari) and implementing editors.
  • Manuscript that we received must be in English and has been already proofread.
  • Manuscripts that need to be corrected both format and content will be returned to the author to be repaired within a certain time limit specified by the Editorial Team. If the correction by the author exceeds the specified time, the Editing Team has the right to discontinue the editing process and cancel the publishing process.
  • The authors cannot withdraw manuscript that have been submitted and will be going through review process.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • The submission file in the form of original article must have an ethical letter
  • "For original article, please explain (This research has been reviewed by the Ethics Committee at" ...... ") at the end of the method chapter.


Abstract and keywords

  • Abstracts for Original Articles, Literature Review, and Case Reports made in English in the form of a paragraph with a maximum of 250 words. Abstract Original article must be structured containing: Background, Purpose, Methods, Result, Conclusion. Abstract Literature review must be structured containing: Background, Purpose, Review, Conclusion. Abstract Case Reports must be structured containing: Background, Purpose, Case, Discussion, Conclusion.
  • Abstract must be concise and clear so that reader can understand the novelty or important aspects without having to read the entire script.
  • Keywords (keywords) are listed on the same page as the abstract, choose 3-5 words that can help the preparation of the index.

Content of the manuscript

  • Original article contains manuscripts about the results of original research in the field of dermatology and venereology. Format of the manuscript consists of: Background (background of the problem, problem formulation, research objectives, research benefits), Methods (research design, place and time, population and sample, methods and methods of data measurement, and data analysis), Result (presented in the form narration, table, or graph), Discussion (contains discussion of research result ending with a sentence which is the conclusion of the study).
  • Literature review is a review of the novelty in dermatology and venereology. Format consists of: Background , Review, Discussion. The end of the paragraph is a narrative of conclusion.
  • Case Reports contains manuscript about cases in the field of dermatology and venereology, which are interesting and deserve to be disseminated. Format consists of: Background , Case Report, and Discussion. The sentence in the last paragraph contains a narrative about conclusion.

Correspondence address

  • Please include the correspondence address of the main author in the form of the author's address, telephone number, fax, and email, placed under the keyword.


  • Table must be given a title that contains what, where, when from the contents of the table, placed on top of the table without period punctuation (.)”.
  • If there is an abbreviation, place "Description" below the table.
  • Include data contained in tables in excel format.
  • Maximum number of tables and / or figures is 8 pieces.

Pictures / Photos

  • Images must be captioned below the image with a concise, complete, and clear description, marked with a "period punctuation (.)" at the end of the sentence.
  • Black / white / color drawings / charts, photos / drawings of patients or images that require color detail must be color, shiny, clear contrast, postcard size with information placed on the back with a thin pencil.
  • Photos / images can be sent in JPEG format with the description below.
  • Photos of people / patients who may be identified must be accompanied by written permission.
  • Images that have been published must be given a reference.
  • Include data contained in photos / images in excel format.
  • Maximum number of tables and / or photos / figures is 8 pieces.
  • If the image quality is not good or not in accordance with the provisions and within the specified time is not corrected / fulfilled by the author, the Editing Team has the right to cancel the process of publishing the paper.

Statistical Method

  • Explain statistical methods in the method chapter.
  • For the final work, please at the end of the method chapter explained (This research has been through the Ethics Committee review in "......")


  • Researchers are recommended to use a reference management application (e.g. Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero, etc.).
  • References are written according to Vancouver writing rules.
  •  Numbered according to the appearance in the whole text, not alphabetically.
  • Put the names of all authors if no more than 6 people; if more than 6 authors, write the names of the first 6 authors followed by et al.
  • Number of references is limited to a minimum of 15 pieces and a maximum of 25 pieces and is generally limited to articles published in the past decade, preferably the last 5 years.
  • Referral is sought from a journal of at least 80% and a maximum of 20% of books.

Manuscript in the journal


1. Standard journal paper

Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med 1996 Jun 1; 124 (11): 980-3. Another way: if the journal sorts the pages in a volume, the month and edition number do not need to be listed. Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med 1996; 124: 980-3. More than 6 authors: Parkin DM, Clayton D, Black RJ, Masuyer E, Friedl HP, Ivanov E, et al. Childhood leukemia in Europe after Chernobyl: 5 year follow-up. Br J Cancer 1996; 73: 1006-12.

2. An organization as a writer

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Clinical exercise stress testing. Safety and performance guidelines. Med J Aust 1996; 164: 282-4.

3. Without the author's name

Cancer in South Africa (editorial). S Afr Med J 1994; 84:15.

4. The script is not in English

Ryder TE, Haukeland EA, Solhaug JH. Bilateral infrapatellar seneruptur hos tidligere frisk kvinne. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 1996; 116: 41–2.

5. Volume with supplements

Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994; 102 Suppl 1: 275–82.

6. Edition with supplements

Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women's psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996; 23 (1 Suppl 2): 89–97.

7. Volume by section

Ozben T, Nacitarhan S, Tuncer N. Plasma and urine sialic acid in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Ann Clin Biochem 1995; 32 (Pt 3): 303–6.

8. Edition with sections

Poole GH, Mills BC. One hundred consecutive cases of flap lacerations of the leg in aging patients. NZ Med J 1994; 107 (986 Pt 1): 377–8.

9. Edition without volume

Turan I, Wredmark T, Fellander-Tsai L. Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis in rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Orthop 1995; (320): 110-4.

10. Without edition or volume

Browell DA, Lennard TW. Immunologic status of the cancer patient and the effects of blood transfusion on antitumor responses. Curr Opin Gen Surg 1993: 325–33.

11. Page numbers in Roman numerals

Fischer GA, Sikic BI. Drug resistance in clinical oncology and hematology. Introduction. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 1995 Apr; 9 (2): xi – xii.


Other books and monographs

12. Individual writers

Ringsven MK, Bond D, Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.

13. Editor, as a writer

Norman IJ, Redfem SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996

14. Organization as a writer

Institute of Medicine (US). Looking at the future of the Medicaid program. Washington: The Institute; 1992.

15. Chapters in books

Note: According to the latest Vancouver pattern for pages marked with p, not colons as in the previous pattern. Philips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465–78.

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