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Author Guidelines

Guidelines for author of Smart Medical Journal:

  1. Smart Medical Journal (SmedJour) publishes original research articles or article review in English with the scope of basic medical sciences, clinic medical sciences, medical education and public health.
  2. The published articles are selected by editorial board based on the review result. The articles should not be published elsewhere before. In order to assure the quality of publication, the editor of Smart Medical Journal might do format editing without disturbing the substance of the article.
  3. Before submission, the author should ensure to complete all required files consisting of:

    a. Title page and cover letter

     Upload the title page  and cover letter in one file as a supplementary file.  Download Title Page and Cover Letter Template

    b. Main article

    Upload main article as main file

    Download Original Research Template        Download Case Report Template

    d. Other files to support the manuscript

    Other files should be uploaded as supplementary files, for example, ethical clearance, primary data of research, professional English editing, etc.

  4. Abstract should be written in Times New Roman 10 pt and a single space. The abstract should not more than 250 words. Please avoid to use acronyms, abbreviation, or symbols in the abstract. Abstract should describe qualitative and quantitative information and includes 3-5 keywords related to substance of the abstract.
  5. Article should be written in MS word, times new roman 11 pt of font type, and 1.15 space. The paper size is A4, with margin of top, bottom, left and right are 3 cm. The first line of paragraph should be in line to 1.25 cm.
  6. The manuscript must be saved in the MS Office and the article should be submitted online through Author need to do registration to get a username and password for login.
  7. Name of author(s) is written without degree/salutation. Meanwhile, name and address of affiliation must be written completely include the email of corresponding author.
  8. The manuscript consists of abstract, introduction, method, result, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement (if any) and references.
  9. Number of tables, figures, mathematical equations and chemical reactions are in accordance with their citation in text.
  10. Figures are presented in high pixelation (min. 300 dpi). If it is necessary, author(s) might submit a separated file of figures (in jpeg, giff, tiff or png formate) for editing process.
  11. The citation and references should follow Vancouver style. References is advisibly not to exceed 30 in number but not less than 10, and should in general be limited to the last decade. References must be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Example of reference writing are:

In-text citations: All citations in the text should refer to:

  1. Single author: the author’s name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
  2. Two authors: both authors‟ names and the year of publication;
  3. Three or more authors: first author’s name followed by ‘et al.’ and the year of publication.

Examples: “as demonstrated (Allan and Jones, 1999). Halpern et al. (2002) have recently shown ....”

Reference list:  The references should follow Vancouver style. The examples of references writing are:


Up to six authors, list all the authors.

  • Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284-7.

More than six authors, list the first six authors, followed by et al.

  • Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.


British thoracic society and scottish intercollegiate guidelines network. British guideline on the management of asthma: quick reference guide [document on the internet]. British thoracic society; 2011 [cited 2011 Sep 17]. Available from:


Moore KL, Dalley AF, Agur AM. Clinically oriented anatomy. 6th ed. Maryland: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009.


Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.


Pedoman Riset Nasional, 2013. Kementerian Riset dan Teknologi. Jakarta.




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.

Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0) that allows others to share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.



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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 500000.00 (IDR)
This journal charges the following author fee. If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to fulfill the publication fee of 500,000 IDR for your article.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive and/or discount each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.