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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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  • 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).

  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

Author Guidelines

 

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AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Folia Medica Indonesiana publishes original articles in basic and clinical medicine. Articles can be classified as original research report, case report/ case series, randomized controlled trial, review (scoping review, systematic review, or invited literature review), and meta-analysis that keep the readers informed of current issues and innovative studies. Submitted manuscripts are considered for publication with the condition that they have not been published or being submitted for publication elsewhere. The manuscript must be written in American-English with proper grammar. The use of grammar-checker applications is mandatory for any non-native authors. The manuscript should be written by the structure as in the Document Template.The Document Template includes a CTA & Author's Declaration form that the manuscript does not contain fabricated, falsified, and plagiarized text and/ or data, that the manuscript has never been published before and is not under consideration for publication by another party, and that all authors have agreed on the final form of the manuscript. All authors involved in the making of the manuscript must agree the statement sheet outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

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 aspects. Manuscript with excessive errors in any aspects may be returned to the author for revising or may be rejected. All manuscripts will be subjected to editorial review prior to a double-blind peer-review by at least two independent reviewers.

 

All types of manuscript must consist of:

  1. Title, must be concise, specific, and informative. The title must consist of no more than 30 words, written on the top line with bold Times New Roman font size 11, uppercase, and left-margin.
  2. Abstract must be written in English in one paragraph with no more than 300 words. Abstract of original research report, randomized controlled trial, scoping review, systematic review or meta-analysis must contain background, objective, materials and methods, results, and conclusion, while the abstract of case report or case series must contain background, objective, case(s), discussion, and conclusion.
  3. Keywords should consist of 3-6 words and/or phrases, written below the abstract as seen in the template, in English, started with a capital letter (sentence case), separated with semicolon, and without an ending point. The keywords must contain at least one keyword of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Authors can use terms present in Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) as the keywords.
  4. Running title (other and shorter version of the full title), corresponding author and address must be written accordingly (see Document Template).
  5. Highlights of the manuscript should consist of minimally two key points representing the novel contributions of the study and must not be the copy-paste and/or repetition of sentences of any other parts of the manuscript. During submission process in the open journal system, the highlights should be written using numbers before the introduction under the subheading “Highlights”.

The submitted manuscript should be addressed to the Editor-in-chief of Folia Medica Indonesiana in the Cover Letter. The manuscript must be submitted through online submission by registered users. The author(s) can easily register in the journal system prior to the submission. After registration, the author must log in via the journal website, and before finalizing the submission the author should complete sections in the form marked with an asterisk. The author then chooses and ticks on “Yes, I agree to have my data collected and stored according to the privacy statement” to record the author’s data, “Yes, I would like to be notified of new publications and announcements” to get notified of new publication and announcement published by Folia Medica Indonesiana, and “Yes, I would like to be contacted with requests to review submissions to this journal” if the author will be available for any review request (not mandatory). Following the completion of the boxes, the author clicks on the “Register” button to activate the registration process. The author is then brought to the online author submission interface and clicks on “New Submission”.

Submission Preparation Checklist

In the submission process, the authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items:

1. The submission text follows the Author Guidelines of the journal, which can be found in the About the Journal section.
2. The submission text has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal.
3. The submission file is in the Microsoft Word format.

Any submission not adhering to the above items may be returned to the authors.

In the “Start a New Submission” section, click on “Click Here: to go to step one of the five-steps submission process”.

The following are the five steps of the online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of the journal, i.e. original research report, randomized controlled trial, case report/ case series, review (scoping review, systematic review, or invited literature review), and meta-analysis. The author must check-mark on the submission checklist.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click on “Browse” on the “Upload Submission” file item, select the manuscript document file to be submitted, then click on the “Upload” button. The uploaded essential files include: (1) Cover Letter (including a request for APC waiver or discount, if needed), (2) Main document (according to the document template), (3) Ethical Clearance (for original research report and randomized control trial), (4) Patient Consent for Publication (for case report/ case series), (5) Copyright Transfer Agreement & Authors' Declaration Form.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission Metadata: In this step, the author should enter manuscript submission metadata which includes Manuscript Title, Abstract, and Highlight (placed above the Abstract with a specific heading as "Highlights"), List of Contributors (including authors names, email, ORCID ID [if any], and affiliation), Subject of the Manuscript, Disciplines, Keywords (3-6 words separated by a semi-colon [Sentence case], one of which should contain keywords in the SDGs list), and References.

  4. Step 4 – Confirming the Submission: Authors should conduct a final check of the uploaded manuscript documents at this stage. To submit the manuscript to Folia Medica Indonesiana, press the “Finish Submission” button after the document’s content has been verified. The corresponding author will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging into the journal’s web address site. 

  5. Step 5 – Submission Complete: The authors will be headed to this step when the submission process has been received by the system. Authors can see and overview their submission by clicking "Review this Submission".

Following submission, authors who have submitted a manuscript will receive an email confirming receipt enabling them to track their submission status at any time by logging into the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes both the status of the manuscript review and the editorial process.

 

Manuscript Types and Organizations

We accept five types of articles: original research report, case report/ case series, review We accept five types of articles: original research report, case report/ case series, review (scoping review, systematic review, or invited literature review), and meta-analysis.

  1. Original Research Report

    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. The ethical clearance should be submitted along with the manuscript. The manuscript should be approximately 3500 words. Total number of tables and figures are limited, advisably not more than five, and references are minimally 20 from the last 10 years before the date of submission. The text consists of Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest, Funding Disclosure, Author Contribution, and References. The template can be downloaded here.

  2. Randomized Controlled Trial

    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. The ethical clearance should be submitted along with the manuscript. The manuscript should be approximately 3500 words. Total number of tables and figures are limited, advisably not more than five, and references are minimally 20 from the last 10 years before the date of submission. The text consists of Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest, Funding Disclosure, Author Contribution, and References. The template can be downloaded here.

  3. Case Report/Case Series

    Case report/case series 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 be approximately 3500 words. Total number of tables and figures are limited, advisably not more than five, and references are minimally 20 from the last 10 years before the date of submission. The text consists of Abstract, Introduction, Case Report/Case Series, Discussion, Conclusion, and Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest, Funding Disclosure, Author Contribution, and References. The template can be downloaded here.

  4. Review Article

    This type of manuscript includes Scoping Review, Systematic Review, or Invited Literature Review. Scoping Review is composed to synthesize evidence and assess the scope of literature on a specific topic. This type of article also helps to determine whether a systematic review of the literature is warranted. Systematic Review involves a detailed and comprehensive plan and search strategy derived a priori, to reduce bias by identifying, appraising, and synthesizing all relevant studies on a particular topic. Folia Medica Indonesiana publishes high quality systematic review products including systematic review protocols, systematic reviews related to a very broad definition of medicine (basic and clinical), rapid reviews, updates of completed systematic reviews, and research methods related to the science of systematic reviews, such as decision modelling. Appropriate methodology should be followed, such as CASP, GRADE CERQual, PRISMA, PRISMA-SC, and PROSPERO,

    the online international register for systematic reviews. The manuscript should be approximately 3500 words. Total number of tables and figures are limited, advisably not more than five, and references are minimally 20 from the last 10 years before the date of submission. The text consists of Abstract, Introduction, any subheadings as needed by the author(s), Introduction, Overview, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest, Funding Disclosure, Author Contribution, and References. The template can be downloaded here.

    On the other hand, Invited Literature Review provides a detailed and comprehensive narrative analysis of recent developments in a specific topic in medicine, and highlights important points that have been previously published. It usually consists of a short unstructured abstract, introduction, subheadings, and a summary. The text is relatively long compared to other paper categories, typically up to 15 manuscript pages or 4,000 words with approximately 30-50 reference list to comprehensively cover all the major published work. The template can be downloaded here.

  5. Meta-Analysis

    Meta-analysis is a statistical analysis combining the results of multiple scientific studies, analyzing multiple scientific studies addressing the same question, with each individual study reporting measurements that are expected to have some degree of error. Total number of tables and figures are limited, advisably not more than five, and references are minimally 20 from the last 10 years before the date of submission. The text consists of Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest, Funding Disclosure, Author Contribution, and References. The template can be downloaded here.

References

References are advisably not to exceed 35 in number but not less than 20, and should in general be limited to the last ten (10) years from the submission date. 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 publicly, name the person and date of communication, and obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of personal communication. Authors are 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 (2002). Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med 347, 284-287 (doi: ………….)

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

  • Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, et al (2002). Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res 935, 40-46 (doi: ………….)

2.   Book

Two to three authors, list all the authors.

  • Sambrook J, Russerl DW (2001). Molecular cloning: A laboratory manual. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, New York.

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

  • Reece JB, Lisa AU, Peter VM, et al (2010). Campbell biology. Pearson, London.

Chapter in a book

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

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.

3.   Proceeding 

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: http://web.stanford.edu/group/ cslipublicationsSta/cslipublications/HPSG/2003/toc.shtml.

4.   Theses/ Dissertation

Offline theses/dissertation 

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

Online theses/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: https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:178027.

5.   Homepage/ Website

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

 

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 text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which are found in About the Journal.

  2. 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).

  3. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

Review Articles

Scoping Review, or Systematic Review, or Invited Literature Review. 

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