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Author Guidelines


Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi publishes original articles on all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology. Articles can be classified as research reports, case reports and literature reviews that keep the readers informed of current issues, innovative thinking in obstetrics and gynecology. Articles are considered for publication with the condition that they have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscript should be written in English or in Indonesian. Authors should follow the manuscript preparation guidelines.


The submitted manuscript should be addressed to Editor-in-chief of the Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi. Manuscript must be submitted through online submission by registered users. You can easily register in the journal system. For further question contact us at:

General Principles

As a basic requirement, all articles submitted to the Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi must be original work, which has never been published previously and is submitted exclusively to the Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi. 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. Manuscripts with excessive errors in any aspect may be returned to authors for retyping or may be rejected. All manuscripts will be subjected to peer and editorial review.

 Article Types

 The journal accept the following types of article:

 a. Original research

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 2013. The ethical clearance should be submitted along with the manuscript.The manuscript should not exceed 3500 words, references included. Tables and figures are up to six (6) and references up to 15. General structure of the manuscript can be referred to "Structure and Language". The text consists of Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion. The template can be downloaded here.

b. Case report

Case report highlights important innovations with wide applicability or previously unpublished complications of new techniques or medications.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 not exceed 1800 words, references included. Tables and figures are all up to six (6) and references up to 10. The permission should be submitted along with the manuscript. General structure of the manuscript can be referred to "Structure and Language". The structure of the manuscript consists of Abstract, Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Conclusion. The template can be downloaded here.

c. Literature review

Literature review provides a clincial assessment of current evidence covering a broad range of topics of concern. Appropriate methodology should be followed, such as PROSPERO, the online international register for systematic reviews. The manuscript length should be within 3000 words with tables and figures all up to six (6) and references up to 15. General structure of the manuscript can be referred to "Structure and Language". The structure of the manuscript consists of Abstract, Introduction, Subtitles in keeping with needs, Conclusion. The template can be downloaded here.

d. Opinion

Opinion is commentaries on subjects reflecting new concepts or controversies in research, education, healthcare organization or clinical practice. The word count is a maximum of 1800 words with a maximum of 10 references. Abstract is not required and subheadings or boxed of keypoints are optional. Tables and figures should not exceed three (3).The template can be downloaded here.

e. Letters to the editor

We also publish short letter delivering information or news relating to articles published recently in Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi. The letter should have timeliness to the topic of published article, the significance of the point, and the quality of the writing. The letter should be no more than 500 words with five references at most. The letter must include title, which usually contains the title of the article commented, and the names of the persons whose signatories will be published and their affiliations. The template can be downloaded here.

f. Short communication

Short communication is a short manuscript presenting new original ideas, controversial issues, focusing, for example, on a particular aspect of a problem or new finding that has a significant impact. The manuscript is limited to 3000 words with abstract of 100 words. The manuscript structure should consist of Abstract, Text, References with figures and tables all no more than six (6). The template can be downloaded here.

Authors must also supply the Author Statement issued by Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi,  that can be downloaded here and be submitted along with the submission of the manuscript.

Study Ethics

All submitted papers containing animal experiments and/or involving human subjects should have obtained approval from an independent ethics committee in the form of ethical clearance for original research and/or written permission for case report. The copy of the approval should be submitted along with the manuscript.

Publication Ethics

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

Structure and Language

Articles will be published in US English, following American spelling. Articles in English that are linguistically inadequate may be rejected. Manuscript in general must be submitted in the following structural order: Title, authors, authors’ affiliations, abstract, keywords, correspondence, main text, acknowledgment (if any), conflict of interest, funding, references. The hierarchy of headings and subheadings is as follows: BOLD CAPS, Bold lower case, Bold lower case italics, Plain text, Plain text italics. Tables, figures, and legends are included in the text where they should be placed. The format should refer to the template of the journal.

Abstract and Keywords

Abstract should be prepared in English and Indonesian of approximately 250 words. Abstract should be concise and precise with enough information highlighting the points and importance of the article. Abstract should be structured according to the types of articles as follows:

  1. Original research: Objective, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion.
  2. Case report: Objective, Case Report, Conclusion.
  3. Literature review: No structure but summarizes the problem being considered and how the review was conducted.
  4. Opinion: not required.
  5. Letter to the Editor: not required
  6. Short communication: No structure but summarizes the context of the manuscipt.

Keywords are limited to 3-6 words or short phrases that will allow proper and convenient indexing, separated with semicolon. Keywords should apply terms present in Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).


The text should be structured as explained under the subheading “Article types”. Footnotes are not advisable; their contents should rather be incorporated into the text. Use only standard abbreviations; use of nonstandard abbreviations can be confusing to readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title of the manuscript. The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement. If a sentence begins with a number, it should be spelled out. Cite in numerical order every reference, figure and table. Use Arabic numerals in superscript to cite references in Vancouver style.

Statistical Methods

All statistical methods used should be described in detail in the methods section of the manuscript. Avoid relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as P values, which fail to convey important information about effect size. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the computer software used.


Personal acknowledgments should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including technical help and financial or material support, also general support by a department chair-person.

Tables and Figures

Total number of tables and figures are advisably not to exceed 6 (six). Tables and its title should be included in the text. Tables should be numbered in arabic numerals, captions should be brief, clearly indicating the purpose or content of each table. Provide a footnote to each table, identifying in alphabetical order all abbreviations used. Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each. Do not use internal horizontal or vertical lines. Give each column a short or an abbreviated heading. Explain all nonstandard abbreviations and explanatory matters in footnotes. Identify statistical measures of variations, such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean. Be sure that each table is cited in the text. If you use data from another published or unpublished source, obtain permission and acknowledge that source fully.

Figures should be either professionally drawn or photographed, and in a format (JPEG or TIFF) in the following resolutions [gray-scale or color in RGB (red, green, blue mode) at least 300 dpi (dots per inch)]. Figures should be made as self-explanatory as possible, titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends-not on the figures themselves. Photomicrographs should have internal scale markers. Symbols, arrows, or letters used in the figures should contrast with the background and attached and grouped appropriately to the figures so as to prevent disorganization during figures editing. Photographs of potentially identifiable people must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.

Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been cited in the text. If a figure has been published previously, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the figure. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher except for documents in the public domain. Color figures are allowed, as they will appear in electronic edition of the journal. Since the journal is also printed in black-and-white edition, figures in color should be adjusted in such a way that its printed form in black-and-white will remain be sharp, clear, and lead to no confusion or unclarity. Diagrams and their legends should be in black-and-white to ascertain clarity. If the original size of the figures is too large, the size should be adjusted in order to allow electronic submission of the manuscript.

Legends for Figures

Legends for figures are written with Arabic numerals corresponding to the figures. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, identify and explain each one clearly in the legend. Explain the internal scale and identify the method of staining in photomicrographs.

Units of Measurement

For measurements use S.I. (System International) units. Measurements should be abbreviated (e.g. mm, kcal, etc.) in accordance to the Style Manual for Biological Sciences and using the metric system. Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in appropriate scientific units.


Number of references depends on each types of article (see “Article types”) and should in general be limited to ten years before the date of submission. References must be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals: Sample References. 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 publically, name the person and date of communication, obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of a personal communication. Authors is 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. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347(4):284-7.

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

  • Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.

 2.   Books 

  • Butler SW. Secrets from the black bag. London: The Royal College of General Practitioners; 2005.

 Chapter of an edited book 

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

 Translated book 

  • Luria AR. The mind of a mnemonist. Solotaroff L, translator.  New York: Avon Books; 1969.

 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. 

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: cslipublicationsSta/cslipublications/HPSG/2003/toc.shtml 


Offline thesis/dissertation 

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

Online thesis/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: 

3.   Website 

With author 

  • Diabetes Australia. Gestational diabetes [Internet]. Canberra (ACT): Diabetes Australia; 2015 [updated 2015; cited 2017 Nov 23]. Available from: https://www.diabetesaustralia. 

No author 

  • The family impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) [Internet]. 2009 Nov 1 [updated 2010 Jan 1; cited 2010 Apr 8]. Available from:http://www.virtualmedical‐Family‐Impact‐of‐Attention‐ Deficit‐Hyperactivity‐Disorder‐%28ADHD%29page=2 

Citation Writing

As the general rule, the reference numbers:

  • should be placed outside full stops and commas
  • the citation number can be placed next to the author name where emphasis is place on the author eg. Smith2
  • When multiple references are cited at a given place in the text, use a hyphen to join the first and last numbers that are inclusive. Use commas (without spaces) to separate non‐inclusive numbers in a multiple citation e.g. (2,3,4,5,7,10) is abbreviated to (2‐5,7,10).
  • Do not use a hyphen if there are no citation numbers in between that support your statement e.g. (1‐2). Use instead (1,2)

 For examples: 

  • Moir and Jessel maintain “that the sexes are interchangeable”.1
  • Numerous studies2022 have.....
  • Smith's research .......21
  • Smith and Jones22 research .....
  • Up to 3 authors eg. Smith, Jones and McDonald reported that .........23
  • More than 3 authors eg. Smith et al24 reports..



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 submitted manuscript has been arranged according to the template available in the website of the journal and in line with the Guidelines for Authors.
  2. Ethical clearance and/or written consent from the participants in case report manuscript has been stated accordingly and uploaded along with the manuscript.
  3. Conflict of interest and specific fundings of the research reported in the manuscript have been stated accordingly.
  4. Author Statement has been filled, sealed, and signed by all authors and submitted along with the manuscript.
  5. The author is willing to follow the entire editing process until the manuscript is declared as accepted or rejected for publication. If the author wishes to discontinue the process, the Author should notify the editor with an email for article withdrawal.

Copyright Notice


1. Copyright of the article is transferred to the journal, by the knowledge of the author, whilst the moral right of the publication belongs to the author.

2. The legal formal aspect of journal publication accessibility refers to Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share alike (CC BY-NC-SA), (

3. 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 violation

The manuscript authentic and copyright statement submission can be downloaded ON THIS FORM.



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