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AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Folia Medica Indonesiana publishes original articles in basic and clinical medicine. Articles can be classified as  original research reports, systematic review & meta-analysis, systematic review,  and case series & scoping review that keep the readers informed of current issues and innovative studies. Submitted manuscripts are considered for publication with the condition that they have not been published or being submitted for publication elsewhere. The manuscript must be written in American-English with proper grammar. The use of grammar-checker applications is mandatory for any non-native authors. The manuscript should be written by the structure as in the Document Template. The Document Template includes a Author's Declaration & CTA 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 making the manuscript must agree to the statement sheet outlined 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. Manuscript with excessive errors in any aspects may be returned to the author for revising or may be rejected. All manuscripts will be subjected to editorial review prior to a double-blind peer-review by at least two independent reviewers. The author(s) cannot withdraw any submitted manuscript that has been sent to the peer reviewers.

All types of manuscript must consist of:

1. Title, must be concise, specific, and informative. The title must consist of no more than 30 words, written on the top line with bold Times New Roman font size 11, uppercase, and left-margin.
2. Running title (other and shorter version of the full title), corresponding author and address must be written accordingly (see Document Template).
3. Authors' names should be written in full and should not include any academic titles or ranks. Additionally, at least one of the authors must provide their ORCID ID, and a link to the ORCID ID logo should be embedded after their name in the author list.
4. Abstract must be written in English in one paragraph with no more than 300 words. Abstract of original research report, randomized controlled trial, scoping review, systematic review or meta-analysis must contain background, objective, materials and methods, results, and conclusion, while the abstract of case series must contain background, objective, cases, discussion, and conclusion.
5. Keywords should consist of 3-6 words and/ or phrases, written below the abstract as seen in the template, in English, started with a capital letter (sentence case), separated with semicolon, and without an ending point. The keywords must contain at least one keyword of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Authors can use terms present in Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) as the keywords.
6. Corresponding author is responsible for handling all correspondence with the Editorial Board during both the pre- and post-publication process of the manuscript.
7. Highlights of the manuscript should 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. The highlights should be written using numbers before the introduction under the subheading “Highlights”.
8. Introduction should provide the rationale for the study and explain the main problem the research seeks to address. It should also establish a gap in current knowledge and convince readers that the study has addressed that gap. This section should not exceed four paragraphs without subheadings.
9. Materials and Methods of the manuscript should provide a detailed explanation of the research design, settings, time frame, variables, population, samples, sampling methods, instruments, data analyses, and ethical clearance. This section may be divided into subsections if multiple methods are used.
10. Results should describe the significance of the findings in a logical stream of thought. The most important part of the manuscript is found in this section. The total number of tables and figures is advised to be no more than five.
11. Figures (including graphs, diagrams, charts, drawings, and photographs) should be cited in ascending Arabic numerals according to their first appearance in the manuscript. They should be submitted in JPEG format, not smaller than 300 dpi, and should not be submitted in separate files. Each figure should be labeled with Arabic numerals in order, followed by a brief descriptive title, and the title of each figure should be written center-aligned at the bottom of the figure, in normal Times New Roman, font size 9.
12. Tables should be cited in ascending Arabic numerals according to their first appearance in the manuscript. Each table should be labeled with Arabic numerals in order, followed by a brief descriptive title, centered above the table. Tables should not be submitted in separate files. Total number of tables and figures should be limited, advisably no more than five, and the title of each table should be written center-aligned at the top of the table, in normal Times New Roman, font size 9. Text within tables should be written in 1 space, normal Times New Roman font size 9 or less.
13. Discussion should explain the results of the study and how they answered the research problem. Differences and similarities with previous studies should be elaborated. The limitations of the study should also be mentioned in this section, along with possibilities for developing further studies. The authors should not repeat the results in this section.
14. Strength and limitations, the authors should describe the strength of the study that may include the findings, the novelty of the topic and methodology, and the contribution of the study. In addition, the limitations of the study should also be described that may include the lack of access to information or resources, the limited time of the study, and the size of the population. Suggestions for further studies can also be included in this part.
15. Conclusion should provide the main idea or results of your article, do not copy-paste your materials and methods or results here. It must answer the research objectives and be based on the results and discussion previously explained. Suggestions for further research may be included.
16. Acknowledgment must have been consented by all parties acknowledged, do not put any identity of patients in the case report article here, along with a brief description of their contributions.
17. Conflict of Interest must accompany manuscripts submitted to Folia Medica Indonesiana. A conflicts of interest disclosure statement or declaration should state that the authors have no conflicts of interest to declare. If there is no conflict of interest, please state “None.”
18. Ethical considerations should include the research ethics certification number, date, and the agency that provided it must be written. Any work on human beings must include a letter of approval for publication from the participant and his/her legal guardian.
19. Funding disclosure should state how the research was funded, including grant numbers if applicable. Write down the institution, city, and country. If there are no fundings received, please state “None.”
20. Author contribution should be declared in accordance with the ICMJE guidelines for authors. For example, AB carried out …, BC contributed …, and DE analyzed …. The contribution of each author should be in line with their respective evidence in the research. All authors should be listed in this section, along with their contributions to the research process, including preparation, data gathering and analysis, drafting, and approval for publication of the manuscript.
21. References should be numbered consecutively in the order they appear in the text, according to Vancouver style. References should use the most updated and relevant references from the last 10 years of the submission date. Use the original article as much as possible. References are advisably not to exceed 30 in number but not less than 20. Reference management software, such as Mendeley®, Zotero®, and EndNote®, should be used to write citations and references.

 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 (.).

The submitted manuscript should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief of Folia Medica Indonesiana in the Cover Letter.

Manuscript Types and Organizations

1. Original Research Report

Original research reports a substantial body of laboratory or clinical work, presenting the outcome of a large trial, case control, observational or retrospective study. The authors must confirm in the manuscript that they have ethical clearance for the conduct of the reported research. The procedure in the research should be in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. The ethical clearance should be submitted along with the manuscript. The manuscript should be approximately 3500 words.

Total number of tables and figures are limited, advisably not more than five, and references are minimally 20 from the last 10 years before the date of submission. The text consists of Abstract, Highlights, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Strength and limitations, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, Conflict of Interest, Ethical Consideration, Funding Disclosure, Author Contribution, and References. The template can be downloaded here.

2. Case Series

Case series highlights important innovations with wide applicability or previously unpublished complications of new techniques or medications. The authors must confirm in the manuscript that they have obtained written permission of those whose case is being presented. The manuscript should be approximately 3500 words. Total number of tables and figures are limited, advisably not more than five, and references are minimally 20 from the last 10 years before the date of submission. The text consists of Abstract, Highlights, Introduction, Case Series, Discussion, Strength and limitations, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, Conflict of Interest, Funding Disclosure, Author Contribution, and References. The template can be downloaded here.

3. Meta-Analysis

Meta-analysis is a statistical analysis combining the results of multiple scientific studies, analyzing multiple scientific studies addressing the same question, with each individual study reporting measurements that are expected to have some degree of error. The total number of tables and figures are limited, advisably not more than five, and references are minimally 20 from the last 10 years before the date of submission. The text consists of Abstract, Highlights, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Strength and limitations, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, Conflict of Interest, Funding Disclosure, Author Contribution, and References. The template can be downloaded here.

References

References are advisably not to exceed 35 in number but not less than 20, and should in general be limited to the last 10 years from the submission date. 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, and obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of personal communication. Authors are 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.  Journal

Up to three authors, list all the authors.

  • Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL (2002). Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med 347, 284-287 (doi: ………….)

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

  • Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, et al (2002). Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res 935, 40-46 (doi: ………….)

2.   Book

Two to three authors, list all the authors.

  • Sambrook J, Russerl DW (2001). Molecular cloning: A laboratory manual. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, New York.

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

  • Reece JB, Lisa AU, Peter VM, et al (2010). Campbell biology. Pearson, London.

Chapter in a book

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

Electronic book/E-book

Chapter from an electronic book 

  • Darwin C. On the origin of species by means of natural selection or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life [Internet]. London: John Murray; 1859. Chapter 5, Laws of variation. [cited 2010 Apr 22]. Available from: http://www.talkorigins. org/faqs/origin/ chapter5.html. 

Full-text electronic book 

  • Macdonald S. editor. Maye’s midwifery 14th ed. [eBook]. Edinburgh: Bailliere Tindall; 2011 [cited 2012 Aug 26]. Available from: Ebrary.

3.   Proceeding 

Proceeding book 

Offline proceeding 

  • Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15‐19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.

 Online proceeding 

  • Muller S, editor. Proceedings of the 10th international conference on head-driven phrase structure grammar [Internet]; 2003 Jul 18-20; East Lansing (MI). Stanford (CA): CSLI Publications; 2003 [cited 2017 Nov 16]. Available from: http://web.stanford.edu/group/ cslipublicationsSta/cslipublications/HPSG/2003/toc.shtml.

4.   Theses/ Dissertation

Offline theses/dissertation 

  • Kay JG. Intracellular cytokine trafficking and phagocytosis in macrophages [dissertation]. St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland; 2007 

Online theses/dissertation 

  • Pahl KM. Preventing anxiety and promoting social and emotional strength in early childhood: an investigation of risk factors [dissertation on the Internet]. St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland; 2009 [cited 2017 Nov 22]. Available from: https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:178027.

5.   Homepage/Website

Cancer-Pain.org (2002). New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01. [updated 2002 May 16]. Available from http://www.cancer-pain.org/. Accessed July 9, 2002.

 
 

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 text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which are found in About the Journal.

  2. 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).

  3. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

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  • The articles published in the journal are open access and can be used for non-commercial purposes. Other than the aims mentioned above, the editorial board is not responsible for copyright violations.

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