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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

 

JOINTS (Journal of Orthopedics and Traumatology Surabaya) publishes original articles on all aspects of science related to Orthopedics and Traumatology. Articles can be divided as research reports, case reports, or literature reviews that represent the current topics, innovative cases, and reviews in the fields of Orthopedics and Traumatology. Furthermore, this journal should promote scientific development, education, and orthopedic practice improvement. The manuscript will be published in English, hence the responsibility for the author to assure that the language uses are clear. Authors must follow the Guidelines for Authors.

 

Submission

The submitted manuscript should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthopedics and Traumatology Surabaya. The manuscript must be submitted through online submission by registered users. You can easily register in the journal system. For further question contact us at joints@fk.unair.ac.id

 

General Principles

  • Manuscript submitted in JOINTS must be original and have never been published before;
  • The manuscript should relate to the fields of Orthopedic Medicine and Traumatology;
  • Articles will be published in US English, following American spelling. Articles in English that are linguistically inadequate may be rejected.
  • This journal accepts three types of articles: (1) Research Articles; (2) Case Reports; and (3) Review articles;
  • Literature Review Article only accepted once a year;
  • JOINTS’ Editorial Board has the prerogative to conduct the refinement in style, format, and clarity (grammatical errors) of the article;
  • The Author can make a revised script due to various aspects. Manuscripts with excessive errors in any aspect can be returned to the author for retyping or can be rejected;
  • All texts will be subjected to Peer Review and Editorial Review.

 

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 the editorial office as mentioned above and send to joints@fk.unair.ac.id.

 

Publication Ethics

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

 

Writing Layout

  • Layout size: A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm)
  • Margins Setting: Top, Left, Bottom, Right with a distance of 2.5 cm
  • Font: Times New Roman, Font size: 12 pt.
  • Title, Abstract, Table Title, Table, Figure Title, and References typed with a single (1.0) line spacing
  • Body Text is typed with a spacing of 1.5, in a Two-column layout
  • The manuscript consists of a maximum of 12 pages
 

 1.      Layout for Research Article

-      Title: concise, specific, descriptive, and must written in English. It must enclose a maximum of 20 words with all capital letters and bold.

-      Name(s) of Author(s): The author's name is placed below the title and must include the author's full name (without an academic degree). Author’s affiliations [names of departments and institutions] must be linked to a sequential list using the superscript number (1). The author's name, mailing address, telephone and fax number, and email address of the author responsible for the correspondence about the manuscript (the email address of the responding author will be published along with the article).

Example:

Imelda Lumban Gaol1*, Ferdiansyah1

1 Orthopaedic & Traumatology Department, University of Airlangga-Dr. Soetomo General Hospital Surabaya

*Correspondence: Imelda Lumban Gaol, Resident of Orthopaedic & Traumatology Department, University of Airlangga-Dr. Soetomo General Hospital, Jl. Mayjen Prof. Dr. Moestopo 6-8, Surabaya

E-mail: imeldalumbangaol@gmail.com  

-      Abstract: A brief one-paragraph narration in English with single space formatting and must not exceed 250 words. The Abstract in Research Article must include the following sections: Background, Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.

-      Keywords: 3-5 words and/or short phrase must be provided below the abstract and written in English. Each word/phrase in the keywords section should be separated by a semicolon (;). In principle, words in the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), the subject headings of Index Medicus, are used for Keywords.

-      Introduction: Background of the issue, formulation of the problem, aims for the research, and an overview of the prospects of future research goals. The hypothesis of the research is declared together with the main topics coherently under investigation along with references discussed from previous finding results.

-      Research Methods: Comprehensible explanation of variables discussed, experiments and measurement conducted, and methods applied. Research ethics relating to the use of animal and/or human subjects must also be outlined under an academic convention.

-      Results: should be presented briefly and precisely with relevant arguments in a logical order with the minimum number of tables and illustrations necessary to summarize the most important observations. Tables, illustrations, and photos must be followed by an explanation. Calculation results must be reported in SI units.

-      Discussion: clarifies the significance of the investigation results, not repeat them. It explains the comparison of results from the investigation with the literature.

-      Conclusion: a brief statement about the results of the study and the objectives.

-      Suggestion: problem-solving recommendation, improvement, and development of science and technology that refers to conclusions.

-      Reference: written in Vancouver style format with single (1.0) line spacing. References are generally limited in the last decade with a minimum of 10 references and the maximum number of 25 references. (Please use Mendeley Reference Manager to insert references into your paper)

 

 2.      Layout for Case Report 

-      Title: concise, specific, descriptive, and must written in English. It must enclose a maximum of 20 words with all capital letters and bold.

-      Name(s) of Author(s): The author's name is placed below the title and must include the author's full name (without an academic degree). Author’s affiliations [names of departments and institutions] must be linked to a sequential list using the superscript number (1). The author's name, mailing address, telephone and fax number, and email address of the author responsible for the correspondence about the manuscript (the email address of the responding author will be published along with the article).

Example:

Imelda Lumban Gaol1*, Ferdiansyah1

1 Orthopaedic & Traumatology Department, University of Airlangga-Dr. Soetomo General Hospital Surabaya

*Correspondence: Imelda Lumban Gaol, Resident of Orthopaedic & Traumatology Department, University of Airlangga-Dr. Soetomo General Hospital, Jl. Mayjen Prof. Dr. Moestopo 6-8, Surabaya

E-mail: imeldalumbangaol@gmail.com     

-      Abstract: A brief one-paragraph narration in English with single space formatting and must not exceed 250 words. The Abstract in Case Report must include the following sections: Background, Case Report, Discussion, and Conclusions.

-      Keywords: 3-5 words and/or short phrase must be provided below the abstract and written in English. Each word/phrase in the keywords section should be separated by a semicolon (;). In principle, words in the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), the subject headings of Index Medicus, are used for Keywords

-      Introduction: Background of the problem, the prior solution, suggested solution to regulate the case and the aims of the suggested solution.

-      Case Report: identification of the patient including age, sex, complaints, the previous clinical examination, and progress after the past clinical examination.

-      Discussion: defines the case prevalence, proposed solution in solving cases, and outcomes with the minimum number of tables and illustrations necessary to summarize the most important observations. This should explore the significance of the results of the work, without repeating them.

-      Conclusion: a brief statement about the outcomes of the case report.

-      Reference: written in Vancouver style format with single (1.0) line spacing. References are generally limited in the last decade with a minimum of 10 references and the maximum number of 25 references.  (Please use Mendeley Reference Manager to insert references into your paper)

 

 3.      Layout for Literature Review

-      Title: concise, specific, descriptive, and must written in English. It must enclose a maximum of 20 words with all capital letters and bold.

-      Name(s) of Author(s): The author's name is placed below the title and must include the author's full name (without an academic degree). Author’s affiliations [names of departments and institutions] must be linked to a sequential list using the superscript number (1). The author's name, mailing address, telephone and fax number, and email address of the author responsible for the correspondence about the manuscript (the email address of the responding author will be published along with the article).

Example :

Imelda Lumban Gaol1*, Ferdiansyah1

1 Orthopaedic & Traumatology Department, University of Airlangga-Dr. Soetomo General Hospital Surabaya

*Correspondence: Imelda Lumban Gaol, Resident of Orthopaedic & Traumatology Department, University of Airlangga-Dr. Soetomo General Hospital, Jl. Mayjen Prof. Dr. Moestopo 6-8, Surabaya

E-mail: imeldalumbangaol@gmail.com  

-      Abstract: A brief one-paragraph narration in English with single space formatting and must not exceed 250 words. The Abstract in Literature Review must include the following sections: Background, Literature Review, and Summary.

-      Keywords: 3-5 words and/or short phrase must be provided below the abstract and written in English. Each word/phrase in the keywords section should be separated by a semicolon (;). In principle, words in the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), the subject headings of Index Medicus, are used for Keywords.

-      Introduction: Background of the problem, supporting literature data, and objectives.

-      Literature Review: assorted studies related to the title and aims of writing a literature review (such as epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis, investigation, clarification of pathology, therapy, surgical techniques, rehabilitation, complications, and prognosis) with the minimum number of tables and illustrations necessary to summarize the most important observations.

-      Summary: a brief statement of the literature review.

-      Reference: should consist of a minimum of 10 references and a maximum number of 25 references. Written in Vancouver style format with single (1.0) line spacing. References more than a decade are limited to 20% of the total references, whilst the remains are limited in the last decade.  (Please use Mendeley Reference Manager to insert references into your paper)

 

 

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. The submission is original works (will be screened for plagiarism).

  4. The text is 1.5 line spacing; uses an 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.
  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

1. As an author you (or your employer or institution) may do the following:

  • make copies (print or electronic) of the article for your personal use, including for your classroom teaching use;
  • make copies and distribute such copies (including through e-mail) of the article to research colleagues, for the personal use by such colleagues (but not commercially or systematically, e.g. via an e-mail list or list server);
  • present the article at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies of the article to the delegates attending such meeting;
  • for your employer, if the article is a ‘work for hire’, made within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part of the information in the article for other intra-company use (e.g. training);
  • retain patent and trademark rights and rights to any process, procedure, or article of manufacture described in the article;
  • include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially);
  • use the article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works, such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of the article in the journal); and prepare other derivative works, to extend the article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgment of its original publication in the journal;
  • may reproduce or authorize others to reproduce the article, a material extracted from the article, or derivative works for the author’s personal use or company use, provided that the source and the copyright notice are indicated, the copies are not used in any way that implies JOINTS endorsement of a product or service of any employer, and the copies themselves are not offered for sale.

All copies, print or electronic, or other use of the paper or article must include the appropriate bibliographic citation for the article’s publication in the journal.

2. Requests from third parties

Although authors are permitted to re-use all or portions of the article in other works, this does not include granting third-party requests for reprinting, republishing, or other types of re-use. Requests for all uses not included above, including the authorization of third parties to reproduce or otherwise use all or part of the article (including figures and tables), should be referred to JOINTS by going to our website at https://e-journal.unair.ac.id/index.php/JOINTS

3. Author Online Use

  • Personal Servers. Authors and/or their employers shall have the right to post the accepted version of the articles pre-print version of the article, or a revised personal version of the final text of the article (to reflect changes made in the peer review and editing process) on their own personal servers or the servers of their institutions or employers without permission from JOINTS, provided that the posted version includes a prominently displayed JOINTS copyright notice and, when published, a full citation to the original publication, including a link to the article abstract in the journal homepage. Authors shall not post the final, published versions of their papers;
  • Classroom or Internal Training Use. An author is expressly permitted to post any portion of the accepted version of his/her own articles on the author’s personal web site or the servers of the author’s institution or company in connection with the author’s teaching, training, or work responsibilities, provided that the appropriate copyright, credit, and reuse notices appear prominently with the posted material. Examples of permitted uses are lecture materials, course packs, e-reserves, conference presentations, or in-house training courses;
  • Electronic Preprints. Before submitting an article to JOINTS, authors frequently post their manuscripts to their own web site, their employer’s site, or to another server that invites constructive comments from colleagues. Upon submission of an article to JOINTS, an author is required to transfer copyright in the article to JOINTS, and the author must update any previously posted version of the article with a prominently displayed JOINTS copyright notice. Upon publication of an article by the JOINTS, the author must replace any previously posted electronic versions of the article with either (1) the full citation to the work with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or link to the article abstract on JOINTS homepage, or (2) the accepted version only (not the final, published version), including the JOINTS copyright notice and full citation, with a link to the final, published article in journal homepage.

4. Articles in Press (AiP) service

JOINTS may choose to publish an abstract or portions of the paper before we publish it in the journal. Please contact our Production department immediately if you do not want us to make any such prior publication for any reason, including disclosure of a patentable invention.

5. Author/Employer Rights

If you are employed and prepared the article on a subject within the scope of your employment, the copyright in the article belongs to your employer as a work-for-hire. In that case, JOINTS assumes that when you sign this Form, you are authorized to do so by your employer and that your employer has consented to the transfer of copyright, to the representation and warranty of publication rights, and all other terms and conditions of this Form. If such authorization and consent have not been given to you, an authorized representative of your employer should sign this Form as the Author.

6. JOINTS Copyright Ownership

It is the formal policy of JOINTS to own the copyrights to all copyrightable material in its technical publications and to the individual contributions contained therein, in order to protect the interests of the JOINTS, its authors and their employers, and, at the same time, to facilitate the appropriate re-use of this material by others. JOINTS distributes its technical publications throughout the world and does so by various means such as hard copy, microfiche, microfilm, and electronic media. It also abstracts and may translate its publications, and articles contained therein, for inclusion in various compendiums, collective works, databases, and similar publications

Every accepted manuscript should be accompanied by a Disclaimer which embodies, among others, the "Copyright Transfer Agreement" prior to the article publication.

7. Legal Formal Aspect

The legal formal aspect of journal publication accessibility refers to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA) implies that publication can be used for non-commercial purposes in its original form.

 

Privacy Statement

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.