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Author Guidelines

THE GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

 

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.

Submission

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: mog_obgsby@yahoo.com.

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.

We accept three types of articles: (1) original articles: basic medical research, clinical research, or community research; (2) case report; and (3) review article. Authors must also supply the Disclaimer issued by Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi,  that can be downloaded here and be submitted to email address mog_obgsby@yahoo.com.

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 editorial office as mentioned above.

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. Printed manuscripts should be written one-and-a-half-spaced in all parts of the manuscript with margin of 2.54 cm of all sides. Articles must be submitted in the following structural order: title page and authorship, abstract, keywords, text, conflicts of interest, acknowledgments (if any), and references. Tables, figures, and legends are included in the text where they should be placed. The format should refer to the template of the journal.

Title Page and Authorship

The title page should contain: title of the article (concise, no abbreviations, maximum 16 words); full names of authors (without academic title); author’s affiliation [name(s) of department(s) and institution(s)]; corresponding author’s name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript (E-mail address of the coressponding author will be published along with the article); short running title [maximum 40 characters (letter and spaces)]; word counts [A word count for the text only (excluding abstract, acknowledgments, tables, figure legends, and references)]; number of figures and tables.

Authorship of articles should be limited to those who have contributed sufficiently to take public responsibility for the contents. This includes (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data, or both; (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (c) final approval of the version to be published; (d) and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Abstract and Keywords

The abstract should be prepared in English and in Bahasa Indonesia with a structured abstract, consisting of the following subtitles: Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion/Tujuan, Bahan dan Metode, Hasil, Simpulan, maximum 250 words for biomedical and clinical article; consisting of the following subtitle: Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion/Tujuan, Metode, Hasil, Simpulan maximum 250 words for review article; and consisting of the following subtitles Objectives, Case Report, Conclusion/Tujuan, Laporan Kasus, Simpulan maximum 250 words for case report. For non-Indonesian authors, abstract in Bahasa Indonesia will be translated by the editor. They should be concise and precise with enough information, highlighting the points and importance of the article. Keywords are limited to 3 - 6 words or short phrases that will allow proper and convenient indexing.

Text

For original article, the text should be structured as INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, and CONCLUSIONS. For case report, the text should be structured as  INTRODUCTION, CASE REPORT, DISCUSSION, and CONCLUSIONS. For review article, the text should be structured as INTRODUCTION, OVERVIEW and CONCLUSIONS. 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 describe 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.

Acknowledgments

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

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, and for explanatory matters use the following symbols, in sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡, §§, ||||, ¶¶, etc. 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

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)]. For x-ray films, scans, and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of pathology specimens or photomicrographs, send sharp, glossy, black-and-white or color photographic prints, usually 127 x 173 mm (5 x 7 inches). Write the word “top” on the back of each figure at the appropriate place. 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. Temperatures should be in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Drug concentrations may be reported in either SI or mass units, but the alternative should be provided in parentheses where appropriate.

References

References is advisibly not to exceed 25 in number but not less than 10, and should in general be limited to the last decade. 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. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used for MEDLINE. 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.  Standard journal article

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.

Optional addition of a database’s unique identifier for the citation: [Edited 12 May 2009]

  • Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347(4):284-7. PubMed PMID: 12140307.
  • Forooghian F, Yeh S, Faia LJ, et al. Uveitic foveal atrophy: clinical features and associations. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009;127(2):179-86. PubMed PMID: 19204236; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2653214.

Optional addition of a clinical trial registration number: [Added 12 May 2009]

  • Trachtenberg F, Maserejian NN, Soncini JA, et al. Does fluoride in compomers prevent future caries in children? J Dent Res. 2009;88(3):276-9. PubMed PMID: 19329464. ClinicalTrials.gov registration number: NCT00065988.

2.   Chapter in a 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.

3.   Homepage/Web site [Edited 12 May 2009]

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

 

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. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is one-and-a-half-spaced; uses a 12-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 own personal use, including for your own 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 acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal;
  • may reproduce or authorize others to reproduce the article, material extracted from the article, or derivative works for the author’s personal use or for company use, provided that the source and the copyright notice are indicated, the copies are not used in any way that implies FMI 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 axrticle 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 MOG by going to our website at http://e-journal.unair.ac.id/index.php/MOG

3. Author Online Use

  • Personal Servers. Authors and/or their employers shall have the right to post the accepted version of articles pre-print version of the article, or 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 MOG, provided that the posted version includes a prominently displayed MOG 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 an MOG, authors frequently post their manuscripts to their own web site, their employer’s site, or to another server that invites constructive comment from colleagues. Upon submission of an article to MOG, an author is required to transfer copyright in the article to MOG, and the author must update any previously posted version of the article with a prominently displayed MOG copyright notice. Upon publication of an article by the MOG, 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 in MOG homepage, or (2) the accepted version only (not the final, published version), including the MOG copyright notice and full citation, with a link to the final, published article in journal homepage.

4. Articles in Press (AiP) service

MOG 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, MOG 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 to all other terms and conditions of this Form. If such authorization and consent has not been given to you, an authorized representative of your employer should sign this Form as the Author.

6. MOG Copyright Ownership

It is the formal policy of MOG 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 MOG, its authors and their employers, and, at the same time, to facilitate the appropriate re-use of this material by others. MOG 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 Disclaimer which embodies, among others, "Copyright Transfer Agreement" prior to the article publication.

7. Legal Formal Aspect

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.

 

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