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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 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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

SUBMISSIONS (click here)

The submitted manuscript should be addressed to editor in chief of SJM. Manuscript must be submitted through online submission by registered users.


The submitted manuscript should be a text that has not been published nor is it before another journal for consideration, either in Bahasa Indonesia or English.

The submitted Manuscript must include these following documents:

  1. Approval letter of publication and a letter of introduction signed by researcher / writer and the rest of the authors.
  2. Affidavit that ensures that the submitted manuscript has not been published in other media.
  3. Statement of originality which stated that the submitted manuscript is free from plagiarism and that the was not conducted following any other research.
  4. Letter of approval from the local Committee of Ethical Research

We accept original article, case report, and review article.

Research Article

Manuscript should contain an original research article in the field of medicine and health. The systematics are as follow:

  • The manuscript should contain title of heading and subheading, abstract in Indonesia and English, introduction, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion.
  • Title Page
    • The title page should contain: 1) The title, which should be concised but informative, written in uppercase / capital, Long title should be divided into subheadings, written in bold with font Times New Roman size 14, single-spaced and located in the middle (center) (2) name of the author, written under the title without academic degree, starting with the last name and an abbreviation of the first name, beginning with a capital letter, without the word "by", the order of the authors should be as follow : first author followed by the second author, third and so on, given the superscript, font size 10 (3) name of the Department or Agency (4) Author’s full name and address (electronic, non-electronic, telephone number) for correspondence, (5) should include a summary of title for the header .
  • Abstract :
    • Should be written in Bahasa Indonesia and English
    • Should be bolded (bold), and the number of words should be no more than 250 words, typed in single-space, written in font Times New Roman size 10. Use straight letter for abstract in Bahasa Indonesia and Italics for abstract in English, and should also include a title in English.
    • Should be consisted of background, research objective, methodology, results, conclusion and keyword. The titles of every section should be bolded (bold) with spaces between sections
    • The content of each sections should be presented in ‘Justify’ paragraph with no ‘First line indent’.
  • Introduction
    • Should be written without subtitle in font Times New Roman size 12 should also contain background, a little review of the literature, and research purposes.
  • Methodology
    • Should be described in detail, including research design, population, sample, data sources, data collection techniques / instruments, analysis procedures, as well as research place and period.
  • Discussion:
    • Analysis should be accurate and argumentative; the results should be related to appropriate and systematic theories.
    • Tables or figures should be numbered in the text sequentially, written in single-space, font Times New Roman size 11. The title should be precise and clear, located above the table and flat table. The title of pictures should be short and clear, located below the image and flat images. Maximum number of tables or pictures are six (6) in one (1) manuscript.
  • Conclusion and Suggestion
    • Conclusion should be the answer of research problem, unequivocal statement. Suggestion should be logical, appropriate and not be pretended.
  • Bibliography or References
    • Should be written according to the rules of Vancouver, sequence should be appropriate with the appearance in the overall text.
    • 80% of the publications should be cited from the last 10 years, and represent the initial reference.
    • Front should be Times New Roman, size 11, single-space between number without space.

Literature review

  • The manuscript should contain a comprehensive analysis of a specific topic.
  • The manuscript should be limited to 5000 words.
  • Content of manuscript:
    • Page Titles (appropriate manuscript title page of research result)
    • Abstract should be written in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
    • Keywords should be maximum 10 words and no repeat of words in the title
    • Introduction should contain definition, background and importance of the problem, goals and research contribution.
    • The literature review should be the description of the problem and contain enough resource material of related research.
    • The discussion should be appropriate with the issues discussed in the literature review, mixed with opinions and arguments, which are relevant to the problems.
    • Conclusion should be according to the summary and discussion.
    • References (in accordance with the instructions of writing references)

Reference writing (Vancouver reference guide : click here)

Journal Article with Individual Author

Sloan NL, Winikoff B, Fikree FF. An ecologic analysis of maternal mortality ratios. Stud Fam Plann.2001;32:352-5.

Journal Article with Organizational Author

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002; 40(5):679-86.

Journal Aricle from Internet

Goodyear-Smith F and Arroll B. Contraception before and after termination of pregnancy: can we do it better? N Z Med J 2003;116(1186) <http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/116-1186/683/content.pdf>, accessed Aug 7, 2007.

Book named by Editor as Author

Lewis G, ed. Why mothers die 2000–2002: the confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in the United Kingdom. London: RCOG Press, 2004.

Books Written by Individuals

Loudon I. Death in childbirth. An international study of maternal care and maternal mortality 1800-1950.London: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Books Written by Organization

Council of Europe, Recent Demographic Developments in Europe 2004,Strasbourg, France: Council of Europe Publishing, 2005.

Article from Buletin

Ali MM, Cleland J and Shah IH, Condom use within marriage: a neglected HIV intervention, Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2004;82(3):180–6.

Paper Presented at the Scientific Meeting / Conference

Kaufman J, Erli Z and Zhenming X, Quality of care in China: from pilot project to national program, paper presented at the IUSSP XXV International Population Conference, Tours, France, July 18–23, 2005. 

Chapter in Book

Singh S, Henshaw SK and Berentsen K, Abortion: a worldwide overview, in: Basu AM, ed., The Sociocultural and Political Aspects of Abortion,Westport, CT. USA: Praeger Publishers, 2003. 15–47p.

Data from Internet

U.S. Bureau of the Census, International Data Base, Country summary: China, 2007 <http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/country/chportal.html>, accessed Aug 12, 2007.


Lamsudin R. Algoritma Stroke Gadjah Mada (Disertasi). Yogyakarta: Universitas Gadjah Mada, 1997.

Paper in Newspaper

Banzai VK, Beto JA. Treatment of Lupus Nephritis. The Jakarta Post 1989; Dec 8; Sect A.5(col 3).

Ectasia. Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary.27th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1988;527.


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