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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 Microsoft Word (doc/docx) document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines



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  1. CIMRJ only receives the clinical manuscript in Internal Medicine. Others are accepted if only correlated to Internal Medicine.
  2. All authors guarantee that the manuscript is original, has never been published elsewhere, and will not be submitted to other publishers.
  3. The authors must attach Ethical Clearance/Ethics Consideration for the original articles for the research.
  4. For the Case Report, the authors must attach Patient Consent for Publication.
  5. The duration of reviewing depends on the manuscript's qualification.
  6. The unpublished article, will not be returned to the authors.



Current Internal Medicine Research and Practice Surabaya Journal is published twice a year in one volume. Manuscripts submitted must contain original ideas that have never been published or presented in any form and anywhere and are not in a review or under consideration to be published by other parties. The journal accepts manuscripts in American English with proper grammar. The use of grammar-checker applications is mandatory for non-native authors. The manuscript should be written in the structure of the Document Template. The Document Template includes an Author's Declaration form that the manuscript does not contain fabricated, falsified, and plagiarized text and/or data, that the manuscript has never been published before and is not under consideration for publication by another party, and that all authors have agreed on the final form of the manuscript. All authors involved in the making of the manuscript must sign the statement sheet outlined by ICMJE. The authors should also attach ethical eligibility (ethical clearance) for original research from their institution or local authority; and the Patient Consent for Publication form for the case report or case series. All authors are obliged to follow the Guideline for Author, the Submission Checklist, and to sign the  Authors' Declaration form. The author(s) cannot withdraw any submitted manuscript that has been sent to the peer reviewers.

The total number of tables and figures should be limited, advisably no more than five. Tables should be numbered with Arabic numbers, and the title of each table should be written center-aligned at the top of the table, in normal Times New Roman, font size 11. Text within tables should be written in 1 space, in normal Times New Roman font size 9 or less. Figures (including graphs, diagrams, charts, drawings, and photographs) should be produced at least 300 dpi in jpg, jpeg, or png format, have clear legends, and be numbered with Arabic numerals. The title of each figure should be written center-aligned at the bottom of the figure, in normal Times New Roman, font size 11. All words in Latin must be written in italics. The use of abbreviations is generally agreed upon, and an extension must be given in the first mention of the abbreviation. Decimal numbers are marked with points (.).


All types of manuscripts must consist of the following:

  1. Title, which must be specific and informative. The title is written on the top line with bold Times New Roman font size 14, center-aligned, and the first letter of each word in the title is capitalized, except for articles and conjunctions. The Latin name is italicized (italic).
  2. The author's name(s) is complete (without title) and the home institutions of the authors are written with an initial capital letter for each word in Times New Roman font size 11, center-aligned, without ending points. If there is more than 1 author, all is written, separated by commas. Numeric code in superscript is added behind the author's name. The author's home institution is written under the author's name beginning with a numeric code (superscript). The institution's name is followed by the name of the city and the country where the institution is located. At least one of the authors is required to add their ORCID IDs listed on (see template). The link should be embedded in the ORCID logo after the authors' names. At least 1 of the authors must include external (more than 1, if necessary) affiliation(s) outside the CIMRJ publisher (please see the published articles in our archives).
  3. The abstract must be arranged with a brief description (containing no more than 250 words). The abstract is written in English. a. The abstract of the original research report, scoping review, systematic review, or meta-analysis must consist of background, objective, material and method, result, and conclusion written in one paragraph. b. The abstract of a narrative literature review must consist of a background, objective, discussion, and conclusion, written in one paragraph. c. The abstract of a case report or case series must consist of background, objective, case(s), discussion, and conclusion, written in one paragraph.
  4. Keywords consist of 3-5 words and/or phrases, written on the left side of the abstract as seen in the template, in English, starting with a capital letter (sentence case), and without an ending point. The keywords must contain at least one keyword of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  5. Correspondence is written under the abstract including the name, complete address, and email address of one of the authors responsible as the corresponding author.
  6. Highlights of the manuscript, which consist of minimally two key points representing the novel contributions of the study and must not be the copy-paste and/or repetition of sentences of any other parts of the manuscript. These two highlights should be written before the background using number bullets (see template).


The sections according to each type of manuscript are as follows:

  1. The original research report consists of the following sections:







Conflict of Interest

Ethics Consideration

Funding Disclosure

Author Contribution


  1. Case report/Case series consists of the following sections:


Case Report




Conflict of Interest

Patient Consent for Publication

Funding Disclosure

Author Contribution


  1. A literature review consists of the following sections:






Conflict of Interest

Funding Disclosure

Author Contribution


All references in each manuscript must be published within 10 years from the submission date, with a minimum of 20 references, and whilst these references should be from highly reputable publishers and/or indexing websites i.e. Scopus, Scimagojr, Web of Science, NCBI- Pubmed, and Google Scholar. A citation must be done accordingly to all references in each article. The references follow the Harvard referencing style:

  1. Journal

The first author's last name followed by initials, the second author's last name followed by initials, et al. Year. Article title (Sentence case). Journal Name (each word starts with a capital letter), Volume (No): page. DOI number.

Jasirwan COM, Hasan I, Sulaiman AS, et al. 2019. Risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma and its mortality rate: a multicenter study in Indonesia. Archives in Cancer Research 7(1):1-7. DOI: 10.21767/2254- 6081.100191.

  1. Books

Last name followed by initials. Year. Book title. Edition City of publisher: publisher, page.

Avina FA, Gething PW, Munday RJ. 1988. Behavior disorder 3rd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, p 90-95.

a. Edited book/chapter of an edited book

The last name of the chapter writer is followed by initials. ed/eds. Chapter year. Chapter Title. In: Editor’s name (Initial first name. Last name) (ed/eds). Book year. Book title. City of publisher: Publisher, Chapter, or page number.

Keene E. ed. 1988. Natural language. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.

Oster JM, Gutrecht JA, Gross PT. 2005. Epilepsy and syncope. In: H. Royden Jones, Netter’s Samson C (eds). 2006. Problems of information studies in history. Sheffield: CRUS, p 44-68.

b. Thesis/dissertation

Last name followed by initials. Year of publication. Thesis/dissertation title. Categories (undergraduate thesis/thesis/dissertation/research report). City of publisher: University name.

Handayani W. 2015. Laki-laki 18 Tahun dengan Tumor Testis. Thesis. Metro: Universitas Lampung.

c. Website

Author/institution. Year. Title of writing. Accessed (date of access). Available from (website address).

Kementrian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia. 2019. Profil kesehatan Provinsi Jawa Timur tahun 2017–2018. Accessed 9 June 2021. Available from:


Citation Writing

The citation in the article must be written as follows:

  1. If there are more than 2 authors in one article: accordance with the results of the study (Titus et al., 2007).

  1. Two authors in one article:

Recent research (White & Brown, 2004) shows that....

  1. If it consists of one or more articles:

... in doing deeper research (Pinzon, 2007)....

below the level of the lesion (Liporace, 2006; Snell et al., 2002)....





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