Guide for Authors

The manuscript is submitted directly to the website. JUXTA: Jurnal Ilmiah Mahasiswa Kedokteran Universitas Airlangga will automatically reject any manuscript submitted by e-mail or mail (letter). The manuscript should be written concisely for readers outside the medical field or non-native English speakers to understand easily. In addition, the submitted manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is only being considered in this journal. Authors are requested to have ORCID ID upon submission in this journal.

Submissions should be done by the authors. Responsibility for the manuscript during submission and peer-review process as well as the approval by all other co-authors is fully on the submitting author. It is also the submitting author’s responsibility to guarantee that the article has all necessary institutional approvals.

The Editorial Board determines the feasible manuscripts after obtaining recommendations from peer reviewers. The revision of the manuscript is the author's responsibility, whereas infeasible manuscript will be returned to the author.



The journal will consider the following article type:


          Original Article

          Original article is reports on findings from original unpublished research to make a significant contribution to medicine. The description of how the research project was conducted is required in this article in order to provide a thorough analysis of the results. This article should not exceed 3500 words with tables/illustrations up to five (5) and references up to 35.



All manuscripts should follow the style below:

a.   File format

The format for the manuscript should be in .docx format.

b.    Length

The length of the manuscript is described in article type.

c.   Font

Arial sized 9, except title sized 14, and authors sized 11.

d.    Layout and spacing

Use single-spaced in multiple columns.

e.   Page and line numbers

Page numbers and line numbers are used in the manuscript file. Use restarts for the numbering on each page.

f.     Language

All manuscripts must be submitted in English.

g.   Abbreviations

Define abbreviations only at the first appearance in the text. Use standard abbreviations based on Medical Subject Heading (MeSH). Non-standard abbreviations may be used if they appear in the text at least three times.

h.   Reference style

Reference should be prepared according to Vancouver style and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. References are identified in the text by Arabic numerals in superscript and are always cited after dots or commas. Do not include citations in abstracts or author summaries. Authors are required to use reference management software in writing the citations and references, such as Mendeley®Zotero®, and EndNote®.

Reference to a Journal Publication:

Bouchardy C, Parkin DM, Khlat M. Cancer Mortality among Chinese and South-East Asian Migrants in France. International Journal of Cancer. 1994;58(5):638-643.

Edwards BK, Ward E, Kohler BA, Eheman C, Zauber AG, Anderson RN, et al. Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2006, Featuring Colorectal Cancer Trends and Impact of Interventions (Risk Factors, Screening, and Treatment) to Reduce Future Rates. Cancer. 2010;116(3):544-573.

Reference to a Book:

Hillman S. Iron Deficiencies and Other Hypoproliverative Anemias. In: Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Isselbacher KJ, Wilson JD, Martin JB, Kasper DL, et al., editors. Harrison's Principle of Internal Medicine. 14th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1998. p.634-637.

Reference to a Website:

Morse SS. Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 1996 Jun 5];1(1):[24 secreens]. Available from: URL:

Reference in 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.

i.        Equations

We recommend using equation function in Microsoft processor. Single variables (e.g., “a² + b² = c²”), other symbols (e.g., β or Δ), or mathematical operators (e.g., x, ≥, or ±) are not typed using equation function.

j.       Units of measurement

SI units are used.

k.      Species names

Write using italics (e.g., Homo sapiens) with full the genus and species, both in the title of the manuscript and at the first mention of an organism in a paper. After the first mention, the first letter of the genus name followed by the full species name may be used (e.g., H. sapiens).



Title and Authorship Information

The following information must be included:

  • Manuscript title

The title should be specific, concise, and comprehensible to readers outside the medical field. Titles should be written in sentence case.

  • Full author names including corresponding author*

The manuscript has a main author and co-authors. Author names should not contain academic titles or ranks. Indicate the corresponding author clearly for handling all stages of pre-publication and post-publication. Consisted of full author and co-authors' names. At least one of the authors is required to add their ORCID ID. The link should be embedded on the ORCID ID logo after the authors' names.

*A corresponding author is a person who handles correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.

  • Mailing addresses of the institutional

  • E-mail addresses



The manuscript should contain an abstract that is self-contained and citation-free. The abstract comes after the title and authorship information in the manuscript. It should be prepared in English up to 250 words.



The keywords should avoid general terms, plural terms, and multiple concepts. It is limited to 3-5 words or proper and convenient short phrases. It must contain at least one keyword of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Explain how you addressed the problem and clearly state the aims of your study. Please describe in narrative format and do not use sub-chapter.



Explain in detail the research design, settings, time frame, variables, population, samples, sampling, instruments, data analysis, and information on the ethical clearance fit test. This chapter may be divided into sections if several methods are used.



This section may be further divided into subsections with subheadings. Describe the significance of your findings and the most important part of your manuscript. Follow a logical stream of thought; in general, the interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn.



Authors should explain how the results relate to the hypothesis presented as the basis of the study and provide a succinct explanation of the implications of the findings, particularly in relation to previous related studies and potential future directions for research. The content of the discussion section includes the explanation of results, references to previous research, deduction, and hypothesis. This section cannot be divided into subsections.



This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the article, highlighting its importance and relevance as well as suggestion or recommendation for further research.



Those who contributed to the work but do not meet the authorship criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgments with a description of the contribution. Anyone named in the Acknowledgments should agree beforehand. Moreover, the authors should state how the research was funded in this section, including grant numbers if applicable.


Conflicts of Interest

All manuscripts for original articles, review articles, editorials, case reports, and letters to the editor that are submitted to the journal must be accompanied by a conflict of interest disclosure statement or a declaration by the authors that they do not have any conflicts of interest to declare.



The reference style is described above.


Figures and Tables Figures

Cite figures in ascending Arabic numerals according to the first appearance in the manuscript file. The original format must be in JPEG or TIFF and not be smaller than 300 dpi. A figure label uses Arabic numerals. 



Cite tables in ascending Arabic numerals according to the first appearance in the manuscript file. Tables require a label with Arabic numerals in order (e.g., “Table 1”, “Table 2”, and so on) and a brief descriptive title to be placed above the table. Vertical rules should not be used. Do not submit your tables in separate files.


Supplementary Materials

Supplementary materials are the additional parts to a manuscript, such as audio files, video clips, or datasets that might be of interest to readers, however, the size of the files could not be bigger than 10 Mb. Authors can submit one file of supplementary material along with their manuscript through the website.

A section titled “Supplementary Material” should be included before the references list with a concise description for each supplementary material file. Supplementary materials are not modified by our production team. Authors are responsible for providing the final supplementary materials files that will be published along with the article. Supporting information files that are published will not be edited.



Please double-check the structures of the manuscript before it is submitted to JUXTA, as follows below:

Beginning section          The following chapters are required in order of:

  • Title page, authors, and affiliations are assigned on the first page of the manuscript

  • Abstract

  • Keywords

  • Introduction


Middle section          The following chapters are required in order of:

  • Methods

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • Conclusion


Ending section          The following chapters are required in order of:

  • Acknowledgments

  • Conflict of interest

  • Funding statements

  • Supplementary material (if needed)

  • References



The cover letter should be uploaded as a separate file to JUXTA with a length limit of 1 page. The cover letter contains information such as:

  • Summary of the contribution of the study to the medical field.

  • The relation of the study to previously published work.

  • Describe the connection of the submitted manuscript with JUXTA.



Submit your manuscript through our website submission.