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The template for articles can be found in this link: Template Article

General requirements

All manuscripts sent to Medicina must be written in good, correct, standard, clear and concise Indonesian. Articles that have been published elsewhere previously, in either print or electronic form, and are not under consideration for publication in another journal, will be considered for publication.
We recommend that research articles should not exceed 6,000 words and case reports should not exceed 3,000 words.
Using the International System of Units (SI) measurements and their abbreviations is mandatory throughout the text.
Generic drug names must be used throughout the text.
The preferred format for manuscripts is Microsoft Word format (.doc, .docx), double-spaced, 12-pts, Times New Roman font (including abstract and reference sections), without page numbers or line numbers, and in one-column format.
Make sure that all tables and figures are cited in the manuscript.

Who is eligible to be listed as an author?

According to the International Medical Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines, author question criteria should be based on:

Substantial contributions to concept, design, data collection, data analysis, or data interpretation
Drafting articles or revising them meaningfully
Final approval of the version of the manuscript to be published
Agreement that all named authors share responsibility for all aspects of this manuscript, and ensure that all questions that may arise regarding the accuracy or integrity of this manuscript will be resolved appropriately.
Complete information can be found on this page.

Add or remove authors

Medicina does not allow changes/addition/deletion of authors after the manuscript has been submitted. Changing the order of authors after a manuscript has been submitted is also prohibited. Make sure the names and order of authors are correct and appropriate when the manuscript is sent.


The process of assessment or review from peers (peer review)

This journal uses a double-blind review process, which means that the identity of the reviewer is not known to the author, and vice versa. All manuscripts will initially be assessed by the editor to ensure that the scope of the manuscript matches the scope of the journal. Manuscripts that are deemed appropriate are then sent to at least two independent reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the manuscript.

The editor then assesses the review and is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the article. The Editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


Here are some tips for research report manuscripts


The title should be short, concise, and explain the important findings of the research. Avoid using abbreviations in the title.



Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Abstracts must be able to stand on their own. Writing references is not permitted in the abstract. Avoid non-standard or unusual abbreviations, but if necessary, they should be defined at the first mention in the abstract.

For research report manuscripts, we ask for a structured abstract, which includes: Background (including research objectives), Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. For case report articles, the abstract does not need to be structured.



Provide 3-6 keywords. To make your paper easier to find online, we recommend that keywords do not contain the words already presented in the title.



Provide adequate background as to why you are conducting this research. Avoid giving excessive citations or references in the Introduction. State the purpose of the research in the last paragraph of the Introduction.


Materials and Methods

For studies involving humans, please type as Patients and Methods. For studies that do not involve human studies, such as laboratory or animal studies, please type as Materials and Methods.
Manuscripts reporting studies on human subjects, human data, or human or animal tissue must include a statement about ethics. Please include the name of the committee that approved the research and the ethical eligibility number.
For studies reporting on human subjects, we also require a clear statement that all subjects involved in the study have provided written informed consent to be included in the study.
In cases where details or images relating to the subject participant are included, the author must obtain written consent to publish the details of the subject. If this is not possible, written consent must be taken from the subject's parents or legal guardians. The author should explicitly state this here. The author must be able to provide this letter of approval if the Editor asks the author to do so.
Methods must include at least: type and form of research, method of sampling, location and time of research, inclusion and exclusion criteria, research procedures, and data analysis techniques.

For results involving tables and figures, we recommend that the maximum number be four tables and four figures. All figures and tables taken from other publications must include written permission from the author and publisher to be republished in our journal if your manuscript is accepted.

This section must present a study of theoretical, empirical implications, application of research results, and also research weaknesses. Discussions do not simply repeat findings. The limitations of the study must be explicitly acknowledged.

The main conclusions of this research can be presented in a short Conclusion section. Conclusions must be based on data from research results.

Conflict of Interest
Any funding and/or grants received by any of the authors in connection with this research must be stated here. Please explain the sponsor's role, if any, in any of the stages from study design to submission of the paper for publication. If the author has nothing to report, then write: The author has no conflict of interest in this research.
Cite the literature in the order it appears in the text.
1. Citations must be typed in superscript numbers without brackets (e.g. 1).
2. For consecutive references of three or more, use a hyphen between the first and last reference (e.g. 2-4).
3. Numbers must be placed after punctuation marks. (e.g. This is an example sentence.5)
4. For detailed reference guides, please visit this reference page.