Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

  1. Biomedical Science
  2. Basic Medical Science
  3. Clinical Science
  4. Medical Technology
  5. Medical Education
  6. Medical Innovation
  7. Public Health & Community Medicine

Section Policies

Original Research

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Article Review

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Authors should receive acknowledgment of receipt of their articles after three weeks of submission. If the article passes the Editorial initial screening, the article without author's details is sent to two anonymous reviewers (double-blind peer review), and the process takes about three to four months. Articles accepted with minor or major revisions should be revised as the reviewers’ comments and suggestions. It normally takes about 3 to 6  from submission to publication.

Linguistically weak manuscripts will immediately be rejected (e.g., when the language is inadequate that one cannot be understand of what the authors mean). The authors should pay attention to this matter before submitting their manuscripts, it will assist the review process and publication if they are acceptable.

Publication Frequency

Published 3(three) time a year April, Augustus and December

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


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Plagiarism Policy

Every manuscript submitted for publication in Jurnal Kedokteran Syiah Kuala will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin software. If plagiarism is detected by the editors or peer reviewers, the author/s will be informed and requested to rewrite the text or provide any necessary citations.

 Jurnal Kedokteran Syiah Kuala put a great concern on plagiarism. The journal recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy.  Following the guidance of plagiarism policy developed by the University of New South Wales, Australia 2016, below are some practices considered as plagiarism

  1. Copying. Using the same or very similar words to the original text or idea without acknowledging the source or using quotation marks. This includes copying materials, ideas or concepts from a book, article, report or other written document, presentation, composition, artwork, design, drawing, circuitry, computer program or software, website, internet, other electronic resources, or another person's assignment, without appropriate acknowledgment.
  2. Inappropriate paraphrasing. This refers to changing a few words and phrases while mostly retaining the original structure and/or progression of ideas of the original, and information without acknowledgment.
  3. Inappropriate citation Citing sources which have not been read, without acknowledging the 'secondary' source from which knowledge of them has been obtained.