Editorial Policies

 

Focus and Scope

Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi covers all experimental, clinical diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of obstetric and gynecology discipline. It publishes papers relating to basic sciences and medical problems on fetomaternal, fertility, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology and socio-obstetric and gynecology. 

 

Section Policies

Original Research

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Case Reports

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Review Articles

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Short Communication

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Opinion

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Letters to the Editor

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Publication Frequency

Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi is published three times a year in April, August, and December.

 

Open Access Policy

Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi provides open access to its content and is licensed under Creative Commons attribution CC-BY-NC-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/). This licence allows users to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, remix, transform, and build upon the material. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as the users follow the license terms. Users must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. Users may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses users or their use. Users may not use the material for commercial purposes. If users remix, transform, or build upon the material, they must distribute their contributions under the same license as the original. Users may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits. Users do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where their use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation. No warranties are given. The license may not give users all of the permissions necessary for their intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how users use the material.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

References Management

Every article submitted to Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi shall use reference management software e.g. EndNote® or Mendeley

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi is a peer reviewed electronic journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal. This statement is based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

 

Duties of Authors

1. Submission 

Authors must submit all elements of their manuscripts online at https://e-journal.unair.ac.id/MOG/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions. Hard-copy submissions will NOT be considered or returned. A completed Manuscript Submission Checklist and Statement of Authorship signed by all authors must accompany all submissions.

2. Hazard and Human or Animal Subjects

The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation. For manuscripts reporting medical studies involving human participants, authors must provide a statement identifying the ethics committee that approved the study, and the study conforms to recognized standards (for example Declaration of Helsinki). Research involving animals should be conducted with the same rigor as research in humans. Authors should implement the 3Rs principles (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement). Authors must describe the details journals regarding study design and statistical analysis, experimental procedures, experimental animals, housing and husbandry. Authors must inform that ethical and legal approval was obtained prior to the start of the study, and to state the name of the body giving the approval. Authors should also state whether experiments were performed in accordance with relevant institutional and national guidelines and regulations.

3. Data access and retention

Authors may be required to submit their study's raw data along with their publication for editorial review, and they should be prepared to make the data publicly available if possible. In any case, authors should make such data accessible to other qualified professionals for at least 10 years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), assuming that the participants' confidentiality can be protected and that legal rights to proprietary data do not prevent their release.

4. Reporting Manuscript’s Standards : 

Authors must present an accurate account of the original article (research, review, opinion or video clip) performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Authors should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. Authors should strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and will unacceptable.

5. Originality and Plagiarism: 

Authors must ensure that they have written manuscripts that adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere. The manuscript should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication. Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced. The primary literature should be cited where possible. Original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations.

6. Multiple, duplicate, redundant or concurrent submission/publication: 

Authors must avoid duplicate publication, which is reproducing verbatim content from their other publications. Authors should not submit and also expected will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing same research in more than one journal. Multiple publications arising from a single research project should be clearly identified as such and the primary publication should be referenced

7. Acknowledgement of Sources: 

Authors should make sure that they have correctly acknowledged others' contributions and that they have cited publications that have influenced the nature of the manuscript. Without explicit and written consent from the source, information received privately (through conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties) may not be utilized or reported. Unless they have secured the specific written consent of the author(s) of the work involved in the deliverance of confidential services, authors should not utilize information obtained in the course of such deliverance, for example, by refereeing manuscripts or grant applications.

8. Authorship of the Manuscript: 

The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting. Authors ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. In cases where major contributors are listed as authors while those who made less substantial, or purely technical, contributions to the research or to the publication are listed in an acknowledgement section.

9. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: 

Any conflicts of interest that could be understood to influence the results or their interpretation in the paper should be disclosed as soon as possible (usually by completing a disclosure form at the time of submission and including a statement in the manuscript). Financial conflicts of interest, such as honoraria, educational grants or other funding, participation in speakers bureaus, membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership or other equity interest, and paid expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements, should be disclosed, as should non-financial conflicts of interest, such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs in the subject matter or materials. All sources of funding for the project should be reported (including the grant number or other equivalent references).

10. Fundamental Errors in Published Works: 

In case the author discovers an error or inaccuracy in their submitted manuscript, the author should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to or correct the paper.

11. Peer review

Authors must take part in the peer review process and cooperate completely with editors by providing raw data, clarifications, and verification of ethics approval, patient consents, and copyright permissions as soon as possible. When a first decision of "revisions necessary" is made, authors should reply to the reviewers' remarks in a methodical, point-by-point, and timely manner, amending and resubmitting their manuscript to the journal within the provided deadline.

12. Fundamental errors in published works

It is the authors' responsibility to contact the journal's editors or publisher as soon as they uncover substantial errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, and to work with them to either rectify the manuscript in the form of an erratum or retract the paper. If a third party informs the editors or publisher that a published work has a serious error or inaccuracy, the authors must promptly fix or retract the publication, or give evidence to the journal editors that the paper is correct.

 

Duties of Editor

1. Publication Decisions: 

Editors are accountable and should take responsibility for everything they publish. Editors should apply consistent standards in their processes so that have procedures and policies in place to ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the published record. Based on the review report of the editorial board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript. Editors should aim to ensure timely peer review and publication and should avoid unnecessary delays. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism that encourage maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting.

2. Review of Manuscripts: 

Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. Editors should critically assess the ethical conduct of studies in humans and animals. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. Editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.

3. Fair Play: 

Editors should make fair and unbiased decisions independent from commercial consideration and ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process. The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by the journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors. Editors are in a powerful position by making decisions on publications, which makes it very important that this process is as fair and unbiased as possible.

4. Confidentiality: 

Editors should ensure confidential handling of manuscripts, with no details being disclosed to anyone except the peer reviewers without the permission of the author. If discussions between an author, editor, and peer reviewer have taken place in confidence, they should remain in confidence unless explicit consent has been given by all parties, or unless there are exceptional circumstances (eg, when they might help substantiate claims of intellectual property theft during peer review).

5. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: 

Editors should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct. The editor of the Journal will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his own research without written consent of the author. And also, editors should not be involved in decisions about papers in which they have a conflict of interest.

 

Duties of Reviewers

Manuscripts submitted for publication in Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi journals are subjected to double blind peer-review. Double blind reviewing maintains the identity of the reviewers, not disclosing their names to the authors. The anonymity of reviewers ensures objective and unbiased assessment of the manuscript by reviewers.

1. Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review assists editors make editorial decisions and may help authors improve their submissions through editorial conversations with them. Peer review is an important part of formal scholarly communication and is vital to scientific research.

2. Confidentiality 

Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

3. Standards of Objectivity: 

Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. The results reported in the manuscript must be original and authentic work of the authors. They should be devoid of any plagiarism and the material should not have been published earlier. Experiments and other analyses should meet the recognized technical standards and must be described systematically. Manuscript must provide a statement identifying the ethics committee that approved the study, and the study conforms to recognized standards. The research presented in a manuscript should facilitate in reaching accurate conclusions from the statistics. Methods and experiments as well as reagents should be documented in detail. Authors should present and interpret the results and conclusions in an appropriate and comprehensive manner, clearly explaining the results and outcomes of their study. Incomplete interpretation of results may result in rejection of the manuscript. Furthermore, the manuscript should be written in English in a clear, direct and active style, free from grammatical errors and other linguistic inconsistencies. All pages should be numbered sequentially, facilitating the reviewing and editing of the manuscript (see duties of Authors).

4. Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that the authors have not included. Any statement that is an observation, derivation, or argument that has previously been published should be accompanied by the appropriate citation. Any substantial resemblance or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) about which the reviewer has personal information should be reported to the editors.

5. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: 

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.  Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

6. Promptness

The reviewers should respond in a reasonable time-frame. If they cannot return a review within the proposed time, they should inform the journal promptly and explain they require an extension. In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.

 

Duties of the Publisher

1. Handling of unethical publishing behavior

In cases of claimed or proved scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism, the publisher will take all necessary steps to clarify the issue and rectify the article in question, working together with the editors. This includes publishing an erratum, clarification, or, in the worst-case scenario, retraction of the relevant work as soon as possible. The publisher, in collaboration with the editors, must take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers containing research misconduct, and must never promote or knowingly allow such misconduct to occur.

2. Access to journal content

The publisher is dedicated to ensuring the long-term availability and preservation of scholarly research by collaborating with organizations and preserving its own digital archive.

 

Peer Review Process

Any manuscript submitted to this journal is first checked by an editor for evaluating whether the manuscript is suitable with the journal's aim and scope, the completions of all elements of manuscript, such as the IMRAD, the clearness of tables and figures, proper referencing, and also possible plagiarism. The author will be notified if flaws are found in this step. Once there are no flaws, the author is eligible to receive Letter of Submission, and the manuscript is further submitted to reviewers. More than one reviewers evaluate one manuscript. They are appointed from other institutions, either national or international. The reviewing process is double-blind, in which the author not knowing who reviews his/her manuscript, while, as the manuscript itself sent anonymously, the reviewers not knowing who the authors are. Reviewers' comments are sent anonymously to the author for revision. The revised manuscript will be discussed in regular meeting of the editorial board where the final decision regarding the publication eligibility of the manuscript is decided. Once a revised manuscript is regarded as eligible for publication, a Letter of Acceptance is issued for the corresponding author. The whole process will take place for approximately 8 weeks. The average manuscript acceptance rate of Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi is 50%.

 

Article Processing Charge

Article processing charge for publication in Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi is IDR 500,000. Payment is due after the manuscript is accepted for publication in the journal. The journal does not require any submission charge.

 

 

Plagiarism Check

The editors of Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi will screen all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism using Turnitin plagiarism checker. Similarity of more than 20% is not acceptable. Any manuscript not passing this requirement will be returned to the corresponding author for correction and resubmission. Resubmitted manuscript that still fails the requirement will be rejected.

 

Repository Policy

Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi allows authors to deposit versions of their work. All of published articles in Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi are deposited in Portal Garuda repository. 

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.