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Author Guidelines

Berkala Ilmiah Kedokteran Duta Wacana (BIKDW) Journal will publish manuscripts related to all aspects in the field of medicine. BIKDW Journal accepts both the original article (research or literature review) as well as interesting case reports (maximum 1000 words). All manuscripts submitted to our platform will be published after completion of several steps (editorial, format or content revision) from the editorial staffs and peer reviewers in relevant field of expertise. The editor is entitled to edit part or all of the contents of the submitted manuscript without changing the objective of the study.

The requirements for the article are as follows:

Articles written by using the standard Indonesian language according to Indonesian KBBI. The use of foreign terms is to be minimized by finding suitable matches in the Indonesian language, including medical terms. If a foreign term is used, it must be in italics. If using a particular abbreviation, it should be briefed on the first time using abbreviations. For example: CT (computed tomography) scan, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).

  1. Research 
    Original research articles in basic medical science, applied and health science. The format of the research article consists of title page (Indonesian and English), abstract (Indonesian and English), introduction, objective, method, result, discussion, conclusion and bibliography.
  2. Review
    Articles covering the latest issues in medical sciences, consisting of titles (Indonesian and English), introduction, content, conclusions, and bibliography.
  3. Case Study
    The case report format consists of titles (Indonesian and English), abstracts (Indonesian and English), introduction, case, discussion, conclusions, and bibliography.

To avoid duplication & redundant publication, BIKDW do not accept articles that have been published or are being submitted to other journals (author should signing letter of statement). The author should ensure that all auxiliary authors have agreed for publication. The case where an article is known has been published in other journal will lead to cancellation for publishing the article. 
All articles will be reviewed by experts in the field of science and editorial board. Articles requiring corrections will be notified to the author. The research article should have obtained the ethical approval by the corresponding committee (letter of approval should be attached) or has respectively considered and declared the ethical aspects of research.

  1. Article Writing
    The article is written with 1 space on A4 paper, with 3 cm margin on the left edge, top and bottom and 2.5 cm on the right edge. The article should contain maximum 12 pages, typed with Bookman Old Style size 11. Every page on the article should be numbered sequentially.
  2. Title Page
    The title page contains the title of the article; the author’s full name and academic title; author's affiliation; correspondence address, phone number, facsimile number, and e-mail address. The title of the article is short and clear, no more than 14 words.
  3. Abstracts and keywords
    Abstracts are written both in Indonesian and English, with a maximum of 250 words. Abstracts of research articles are written in a concise and clear format in the form of introductions, methods, results, and discussions (IMRAD) or introductions, objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. Select a maximum of 5 keywords for indexing and alphabetically ordered. The abstract case report is a short paragraph containing the case summary.
  4. Table
    Tables are arranged in sequence which are presented separately in the form of attachments. Each table should be short titled. Place annotations and abbreviations of table descriptions instead of table titles. We limit the number for images & tables maximum 6 in total for each paper, without any vertical/horizontal lines inside the table.
  5. Image
    All forms of graphics, photographs, or diagrams will be considered as image files which to be sent separately in the form of attachments. Images written in English should be translated into Indonesian. Images of a person/patient may be accompanied by written permission. Any published images should be labeled and numbered according to the order on the text. We limit the number for images & tables maximum 6 in total for each paper. 
  6. Statistical Method
    Explain the statistical methods in detail in the method section. 
  7. Acknowledgments
    Whenever applies, a gratitude may be given to the research contributor without using the scholarly title.
  8. References
    References are written in accordance with Vancouver writing style, numbered according to the order in articles with small numbers at the end of the sentence. Reference with more than 6 authors should use the form: “et al”. The accepted references are from within the last 10 years. References should be from journals & from textbooks (maximum 20% proportion). References from articles already received and pending for publication should be written "in press".

Leshner Al. Molecular mechanism of cocaine addiction. N Eng J Med. In press 2011.

Referring from a personal communication is not recommended with exception for information that unavailable in public sources. The name of person, date of communication, written permission, and confirmation of the accuracy of the source of communication should be stated.

How to write a reference:
Journal with more than 6 authors
Jose LS, Rita MRN, Leandro CS, Carlos ECS, Bruno FR, Felipe PA, et al. The impact of dengue liver function as evaluated by aminotransferase levels. The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2007; 11 (4): 407-10.

Citing source from an organization 
The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Clinical exercise stress testing. Safety and performance guidelines. Med J Aust 1996; 164: 282-4.

Cancer in South Africa [editorial]. S Afr Med J 1994; 84: 15.

Articles written in foreign languages
Ryder TE, Haukeland EA, Solhaug JH. Bilateral infrapatellarseneruptur hos tidligere frisk kvinne. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 1996; 116: 41-2.

Volume with Supplement(s)
Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994; 102 (Suppl 1): 275-82.

Edition with Supplement(s)
Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women's psychological reactions to breast cancer. SeminOncol 1996; 23 (1 Suppl 2): 89-97.

Books and Other Monographs from Individual Authors
Ringsven MK. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd Edition. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.

Editor (Ed) as Author
Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editor. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

Organization as Author
Institute of Medicine (US). Looking at the future of the medicaid program. Washington: The Institute; 1992.

Chapter in Books
Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editor. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd Edition. New York: Raven Press; 1995.hlm.465-78.

Proceedings of the Conference
Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumors V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumor Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.

Paper in Conference
Anderson JC. Current status of chorion villus biopsy. Paper presented at: APSB 1986. Proceedings of the 4th Congress of the Australian Perinatal Society, Mothers and Babies; 1986 Sep 8-10; Queensland, Australian. Berlin: Springer; 1986.hlm.182-191.

Kaplan SJ. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly's access and utilization [dissertation]. St. Louis (MO): Washington Univ .; 1995.

Electronic Materials
Electronic Articles In Electronic Format
Reid DB. Australasian association of doctors' health advisory services. Med J Australia [online serial]. 2005 [downloaded 28 March 2006]; 182 (5): 255. Available: Health and Medical Complete.

The author sends the embedded articles with cover letters, ethical clearance and no-duplication article letter of statement.

Jl. Dr. WahidinSudirohusodo No.5-25, Yogyakarta-Indonesia 55224
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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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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