Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Berkala Ilmiah Kedokteran Duta Wacana publishes research in clinical medicine, basic medical science, public and community health and other health-related discipline. This journal accepts various type of article, including original research, reviews (narrative or systematic), and case reports. Short communications with recent and cutting-edge development in medicine and health-related discipline are also accepted. Letters and commentaries of our published articles are welcome. Berkala Ilmiah Kedokteran Duta Wacana adheres to the principle of open-access journals and owns the copyright on all articles.

We accept any articles within, but not limited, to below list:

  • Basic medical sciences

    • Cell and molecular biology

    • Histology and Pathology

    • Anatomy and Physiology 

    • Pharmacy and Pharmacology

    • Microbiology and Parasitology

    • Biochemistry

  • Clinical medicine

    • Allergy and immunology

    • Anesthesiology

    • Cancer and stem cells

    • Cardiovascular

    • Child health

    • Dermato-venereology

    • Geriatrics and palliative care

    • Internal medicine

    • Neurology and psychiatry

    • Ophthalmology

    • Oral medicine

    • Otorhynolaryngology

    • Physical medicine and rehabilitation

    • Pulmonology

    • Radiology

    • Surgery

    • Women’s health

  • Health-related discipline

    • Public health, epidemiology, and research method

    • Healthcare and hospital management

    • Health informatics

  • Medical education


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Study

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

BIKDW adheres to peer review process according to Open Journal System (OJS)  and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations. All submission will be initially checked by Managing Editor and Editor-in-chief for suitability with our journal's focus and scope, and by Editorial Assistant to screen for required documentation including ethical clearance and indication of plagiarism. Authors will be notified for any decision regarding their manuscript submission promptly.

Every successfull submission will be assigned to an editor and further follow our blind peer review process, with at least one reviewer. All authors have to respond immediately for any revision from reviewer(s) and editor. Final decision of manuscript revision will be informed to corresponding authors for further publication approval.


Publication Frequency

Published every six months in a year.


Open Access Policy

Berkala Ilmiah Kedokteran Duta Wacana adopted a policy of open access, reading, downloading, copying, searching, printing, and create a link to the full text in the Berkala Ilmiah Kedokteran Duta Wacana.



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Berkala Ilmiah Kedokteran Duta Wacana is a Scientific Journal to publish medical research articles, and other scientific medical articles from Faculty of Medicine Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana academic community and also receive articles from other resources with appropriate and related topics. The policies taken for the largest composition of articles are the results of research, but can also receive scientific articles in the form of literature review and case reports. To maintain the quality of writing, Berkala Ilmiah Kedokteran Duta Wacana also cooperate with other Medical Education Institutions, especially in the recruitment of reviewer partner to conduct a "review" of all incoming articles. Funding for publication is entirely sourced from the Faculty of Medicine and also from Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana.