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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 submission material has not been previously published and the author(s) have not transferred elsewhere any rights of the article.
  • The author(s) have ensured the manuscript complies with the eJKI instructions for authors and the template.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • No personal information (description, photograph, or pedigree) has been disclosed by the author(s) that may make the identity of the study participant(s) recognizable. If photographs of the study participant(s) are essential and indispensable as scientific information, the author(s) have received consent in writing, and this has been clearly stated.
  • In the case of experimenting on humans, the author(s) have certified that the process of the research is in accordance with the ethical standards of the Helsinki declaration and those of the domestic and foreign committees that preside over human experiments. In the case of experimenting on animals, the author(s) have certified that the domestic and foreign guidelines related to experiments on animals in a laboratory have been followed. The research ethics protocol approval number must be written down.
  • If photographs, figures or tables have been reproduced from other journals or books, the author(s) have received consent from the author or editor of the original source.
  • The author fills out and signs the Author(s) Statement Form and submits it with the article.

Author Guidelines

A. Submission
The submitted manuscript should be addressed to the Editor in Chief of eJKI. The manuscript must be submitted through online by a registered user at Register | eJournal Kedokteran Indonesia ( or Login | eJournal Kedokteran Indonesia (

B. Article Type

Scientific articles published in eJKI include:

  • Editorial: an article that addresses current issues of medical and health or discusses about medical issues and the alternative solutions. The systematics of editorial are: title, introduction, paper contents, conclusion and bibliography.
  • Research articles template: a scientific work of research results in medical and health derived from thesis or other types of research. The systematic of research articles are: Title, abstract and keywords in Indonesian and English, introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusions, conflict of interest (if any), acknowledgement (if any) and bibliography.
  • Evidence-based case report (EBCR) template: an article that addresses clinical issues with an evidence-based approach. The systematics of EBCR are: title, abstract and keywords in Indonesian and English, introduction, clinical case or scenario, formulation of the research, evidence research strategy, research results, discussion, conclusions, conflict of interest (if any), acknowledgement (if any) and bibliography.
  • Case report template: an article that discusses interesting cases or rare cases and its management. The systematic of case report articles are: title, abstract and keywords in Indonesian and English, introduction, case illustration, discussion, conclusion, conflict of interest (if any), consent form, acknowledgement (if any) and bibliography.
  • Review template: an article covering all types of scientific articles besides research results. A review examines a theory, develops a model, describes a fact or phenomenon and assesses a new product of medical or health science. The review structure is: title, abstract and keywords in Indonesian and English, introduction, discussion, conclusions, conflict of interest (if any), acknowledgement (if any) and bibliography.

C. General Principles

As a primary requirement, all articles submitted to eJKI must be an original work that has never been published previously and is submitted exclusively to eJKI. Articles should follow the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals”, updated May 2023, established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit all articles in the aspects of style, format, and clarity. Authors may be required to revise their manuscripts in any of these aspects. Manuscripts with excessive errors in any aspect may be returned to authors for rewriting or may be rejected. All manuscripts will be subjected to peer and editorial review.

Authors must also enclose the Author(s) Statement Form. The forms must be submitted in the supplementary file section. Templates are available for research articles, case reports, EBCR and review.

D. Study Ethics

Authors of submitted papers involving animal experiments and/or human subjects should have obtained approval from an independent ethics committee.

E. Publication Ethics

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

The Turnitin and iThenticate system is also available to researchers, enabling authors to verify originality before submission. Please note that screening is not a requirement for submission but may assist authors to avoid plagiarism/self-plagiarism. The originality of the manuscript submitted is the author’s responsibility.

F. General Structure and Language

The article to be written in Indonesian or English in narrative form. It is typed with Arial font, size 10.5 pts, left right axis, spaces 1.15 and A4 paper size of 15 pages with margins up/down/left/right each 3 cm. The text must be written in one column. The uploaded article will be discussed by the editor for the suitability of format, systematics and language, then the article will be reviewed by peer reviewers in terms of scientific contents. Articles that need to be improved on the format and/or content will be returned so that the authors have an opportunity to make improvements based on editorial and peer reviewers' notes. The author will get a notification of acceptance or rejection of the article by email.

G. Format of Article Writing

 1. Title

The title is written briefly, specifically, straightforward and reflects the content of the article. It should not exceed 15 words, written with title case (each word begins with a capital letter) with a size of 13 pts, single space, and uses center flat. Title to be written in both Indonesian and English.

2. Authorship

The name of the author is completely written without any academic degree/position/rank; and to be placed one space under the title of the article. The author’s affiliation [name(s) of department(s) and institution(s)] is placed under the author's name. A correspondence address in form of email address to be mentioned for easy communication. Lastly, write down the short running title (maximum 5 word).

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) an 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.

All authors must fill out and sign the Author(s) Statement Form

3. Abstracts and Keywords

The abstract should be written in both English and Indonesian Language in the form of one paragraph with a maximum of 200 words. It should be concise and precise with enough information to highlight the main points and the importance of the article including one or two sentences of background or introduction, purpose of study; methods (basic procedures, study subject selection, observational and analytical methods); main findings or results; and principal conclusion. Abstract to be typed with 9 pts and single space.

Keywords are limited maximum of 5 words or short phrases that reflect the concepts of the article and help to improve the accessibility of articles, as well as for index preparation.

4. Main Article

Article to consist of several sections according to article type. For research involving humans or animals testing, article to include ethical clearance from the relevant ethical commissions. 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 the first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement. If a sentence begins with a number, it should be spelled out.

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.

5. Table
Word of "Table" are written on the edges followed by numbers with Arabic numerals and table titles. The title of the table is placed above the table, written with title case except for the conjunctives. The table number to be mentioned in sequence according to the appearance on the text. The table is created without displaying the column lines, and the row lines are only displayed to separate the table caption title and end the contents of the table. Table size must not exceed 1 page. The table comes with a subtitle on each column written in the title case. An article is allowed to have a maximum of 5 pieces of table and image (1 table for every 1000 words). The table is typed using Arial font, 9 pts.

6. Images or Figures

The term image refers to graphs, charts, maps, sketches, diagrams and other images. The title of the image is placed underneath the image, boldly written with title case except the conjunctives. The image is numbered according to the appearance in the text, the number of tables and images maximum of 5 pieces. The mention of the image must precede the image. Images that require more than half a page should be placed on separate pages. If the form of images are people who may be recognized or an illustration that has been published, then it must be accompanied by written permission.

7. Units of Measurement

For measurements use SI (System International) units. Measurements should be abbreviated (e.g. mm, kcal, etc.) following the Style Manual for Biological Sciences and the metric system should be used. Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in appropriate scientific units. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be given 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.

8. Conflicts of Interest

In this section, the authors should declare any conflicts of interest, sources of support for the work, and whether the authors had access to the study data. Each author should submit a separate ICMJE form, given above, attached as a supplementary file during the submission process.

9. Acknowledgments

Personal acknowledgments should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including providing technical help and financial or material support, and to department chairpersons who provided general support.

10. References

The bibliography to be mentioned in sequence according to the appearance of the whole text and is written based on the rules of Vancouver format. The number of bibliographies should not exceed 30 and is limited to journals/publications that are published in the last decade. For magazine or journal name in the bibliography, author to follow List of Journal Indexed in Index Medicus. You may use references management software such as Mendeley, Zotero or EndNote

11. Appendices

Appendices are only used when absolutely necessary, placed after the references. If there is more than one attachment/appendix, then sort alphabetically.

The reporting guidelines endorsed by the journal are listed below:

  • Observational cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies – STROBE (Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology),
  • Qualitative studies – COREQ (Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research),
  • Quasi-experimental/non-randomized evaluations – TREND (Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Non-randomized Designs),
  • Randomized (and quasi-randomized) controlled trials – CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials),
  • Study of diagnostic accuracy/assessment scale – STARD (Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies),
  • Systematic review of controlled trials – PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses),
  • Systematic review of observational studies – MOOSE (Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology),
  • Case reports – CARE (Case Report Guidelines),

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