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Author Guidelines


Types of paper

Contributions falling into the following categories will be considered for publication: Research Article, Case Report and Review.

Research Article. Present an original and important major advance in medicine, bioscience, and or public health having wide research scheme and deep discussion of the findings. Structure of the article consists of Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion and Suggestion, and References. This article should be typed within 10 pages or 3000-4500 words (including figures and tables).

Case Report. Present an original and new clinical cases. Structure consists of Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Conclusion and Suggestion, Reference.

Review. A survey, evaluation and critical interpretation of recent research, data and concepts in the field of biological sciences. 

Please ensure that you select the appropriate article type from the list of options when making your submission. Authors contributing to special issues should ensure that they select the special issue article type from this list.

 Conflict of interest 

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. 

Submission declaration 

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Changes to authorship 

This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts:
Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) Journal Managers will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and (2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed.
After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.



Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'. Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement. 


You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.



Please write your text in good Bahasa Indonesia, following EYD guideline.



Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article. Via the homepage of this journal you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. The system automatically converts source files to a single Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to PDF at submission for the review process, these source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail and via the author's homepage. If you are unable to provide an electronic version, please contact the editorial office prior to submission. 

Manuscript Writing

  1. Manuscript can be written in Indonesian or English. Manuscript written in Indonesian should meet the standard rules in accordance with The Revised Basic Rule of Indonesian and The General Guide of Terminology Use.
  2. English written manuscript is highly recommended to obtain English language editing services before the script is sent into Syifa’ MEDIKA.
  3. Manuscript must be typed using Microsoft Word with Times New Roman font on A4 size paper, maximum 15 pages including tables, figures, and references. Margins are top 3 cm, bottom 2.5 cm, left 3 cm, and right 3 cm.
  4. When the used term or abbreviation is not standard, it should be accompanied by a caption.
  5. Measurement units are written according to the System Internationale (SI-Units). 


The writing systematic should meet the following conditions:


Title of the article is written briefly and clearly in Bahasa Indonesia and English, a maximum of 12 words. The title must be written using capital letters, font Times New Roman 14, Bold, single space.


Author's name and institution

Author's name is written without degree title, under the article title, font Times New Roman 12 and BOLD. For case report, authors should not exceed 6 persons.

Author's affiliation is written using font Times New Roman 9, single space. Please DO NOT use author position in affiliation such as student, lecturer, staff. Write author's department or study programme.

Corresponding author's email is written using font Times New Roman 10.



Abstract should be clear and concise both in Bahasa Indonesia and in English using Times New Roman font 10, single space. Abstract in English is written in italic words.

Abstract title is written using Times New Roman font 12, in BOLD capital letter.

Abstract is written in one paragraph without IMRAD structure.

Abstract of research article contains no more than 200 words, containing background, objectives, method, results, and conclusions

Abstract of case report article consists of background, objectives, case summaries, and conclusion.

Abstracts of article review and case reports contain no more than 150 words.

Keywords are written below abstract by choosing three to six words that can assist for indexing purposes. Keywords are written in Times New Roman font 10, without capital letters.


Introduction (Times New Roman font 12; space 1,5; bold, capital letter in the first letter only)

This chapter describes the background and review of previous studies, the hypothesis (if any), and the research purposes. The introduction must to be able to show the gap and state of the art knowledge that describes the quality, significance, and novelty of ideas.

Alinea indented 1 cm. 


Research Method (Times New Roman font 12; space 1,5; bold, capital letter in the first letter only)

This chapter (for research article) describes the design and research methods that are clearly and concisely written along with the reference. Method section should explain the design, the population, the selection of subjects or study sample, the data collection methods and instrument used, and the data analysis methods. Method explanations should be clear but brief that allows the reader to replicate. If the methods (including statistical analysis) used are new or have not been widely used, it must be written along with the references.

Research Results (Times New Roman font 12; space 1,5; bold, capital letter in the first letter only)

In the Results section, the authors should present an interpretation on any presentation form of the results both tables and images. Narrative interpretation explains the meaning of data and not a repetition of the contents of images or tables. This chapter (for article research or case reports) may contain a maximum of 5 tables (See Tables and Figures). Title of tables and figures should be able to describe the contents.

The results of the research or case reports can also be displayed in the form of images, either photographs or graphs, a maximum of 5 pieces (See Tables and Figures). Table and figure insertion must be done efficiently without duplication. One result only needs to be presented in one presentation form either table or figure, and not both.

The text in Result section is written using Times New Roman font 12, space 1.5. New paragraph is indented 1 cm. Reference number is written after full stop in superscript.

Tables (See template)

Table titles are written with a number followed by full stop, ex: Table 1.

The words "Table 1" are written in Times New Roman 12 BOLD. Table description in the title is written using font Times New Roman 12, single space.

Table only contains horizontal lines on top and bottom (Look at the example below).

The text inside the table is written using Times New Roman 10, single space.

The decimal numbers are written align right. While non-decimal numbers are written in the center of the column.

Tables explanations including meaning of non-standard abbreviations and symbols are written in the caption below the table.

Figures (see template)

Figure is placed in the centre. The title is placed under the figure and center. The word "Figure" is written with a number followed by full stop, ex: Figure 1.

The words "Figure 1" are written in Times New Roman 12 BOLD. Figure description in the title is written using font Times New Roman 12, single space.

Figures must be made professionally with sharp color prints.  When an image is obtained from a source/someone or a published illustration, then it must be stated in the description.

Figures explanations including meaning of non-standard abbreviations and symbols are written in the caption below the figures.

Look at the example below.

Discussion (Times New Roman font 12; space 1,5; bold, capital letter in the first letter only)

Discussion discusses the results and highlights new discoveries, whether suit, reinforce, or oppose the previous discoveries, theories, and opinions. Discussion chapter also explains why the research obtains such results matching the findings, the mechanism of the results, and the reasons on the differences and similarities with previous research.

The text of the Discussion section is written in Times New Roman font 12. New paragraph is indented 1 cm. Reference number is written after full stop in superscript.


Conclusion and Suggestion (Times New Roman font 12; space 1,5; bold, capital letter in the first letter only)

The conclusion is expressed in the last paragraph (discussion) that contains sentences stating the relationship among the variables studied (the relationship between independent variables and the dependent variable) and is narrated in a single paragraph, without bullet points, brief, concise and clear, and does not contain suggestions.

 The text of this section is written in Times New Roman font 12. New paragraph is indented 1 cm. 

Acknowledgements (Times New Roman font 12; space 1,5; bold, capital letter in the first letter only)

Acknowledgements (if any) is limited only to the professionals and those who helped drafting the manuscript, including technical support, funding, and facilities from institutions.

References (Times New Roman font 12; space 1,5; bold, capital letter in the first letter only)

The number of references for the research articles and case reports is at least 10 pieces while for article review is minimum 20 pieces. References are written based on Vancouver system where the authors are numbered in the text in order of their appearance instead of alphabetically. Reference is written in superscript type.

Example: The blood is consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.1

Cited references are maximum the last ten years. At least 80% of the references are the primary references (research results) from recent decades, except for standardized information and no new referrals. Papers that have been submitted for publication but not yet published can be used as references and stated "in press".

How to write the reference

Journal source with two authors

Amin H dan Malik AS. Human memory retention and recall processes: A review of EEG and fMRI studies. Neurosciences. 2013;18(4):330-344.
Journal source with more than 6 authors

Telner D, Bujas-Bobanovic M, Chan D, Chester B, Marlow B, Meuser J, et al. Game-based versus traditional case-based learning: Comparing effectiveness in stroke continuing medical education. Canadian Family Physician. 2010;56(9):e345-e351.
Repository [Thesis/dissertation] Source
Bambang AM. 2009. Perbandingan skor PHBS penduduk tepian sungai dengan penduduk tengah kota. [Skripsi]. Universitas Biru Langit, Palembang.
Book source
Suryo. 2010. Genetika manusia. Yogyakarta: UGM Press.
Website source
National Center for Biotechnology Information. rs721263. (Online) 22 Maret 2018 di https://www.ncbi/nlm/nih/gov/snp/?term=rs721263. [diakses tanggal 25 September 2019].

Journal has the right to revise the manuscript structure and or the language without changing the contents.


Plagiarism Checker

Every article will be accepted if pass the maximum level of similarity checked by Turnitin software. Syifa' MEDIKA uses a maximum 30% of similarity (without list of references, author name, and author institution).



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 paper should have not been published or considered for publication in other journals or other media.

    If the paper is similar to a repository article, the text must be different from the published repository. This to avoid the high similarity index in Turnitin.

  2. The format of the file is Microsoft Word.
  3. The manuscript is written following the template.
  4. References are written using Mendeley.

Copyright Notice

  1. The author saves the copyright and gives the journal simultaneously with the license  under Creative Commons Attribution License which permits other people to share the work by stating that it is firstly published in this journal.
  2. The author can post their work in an institutional repository or publish it in a book by stating that it is firstly published in this journal.
  3. The author is allowed to post their work online (for instance, in an institutional repository or their own website) after the article is published online


Privacy Statement

Names and addresses submitted to this journal will be kept confidential, only for journal purposes only.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

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