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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts must be original. By publishing only original reports, Jurnal Kedokteran Syiah Kuala (JKS) is committed to deter plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. JKS only accepts manuscripts written in good American English. The use of provisional English Language Editing service is suggested to ensure the correct scientific English use. Note that all manuscripts will be screened during the submission or peer-review process. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit all articles in aspects of style, format, and clarity. Authors may be required to revise their manuscripts for reasons of any aspects. Manuscripts with excessive errors in any aspects may be returned to authors for retyping or may be rejected. All manuscripts will be subjected to peer and editorial review.




JKS accept three types of articles 

  1. Original Research (Basic, Clinical, or Community Research)
  2. Case Report
  3. Review Article




Text - Manuscripts must be prepared in Microsoft word (DOC, DOCX) format. Articles should be written in 5-7 pages, single column, in Cambria 11th using 1,15 line spacing. 

Tables - Tables may be prepared in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel and must be embedded in the word-processing file. Authors are asked to follow these guidelines: (1) Number tables consecutively using Arabic numerals. (2) Include a descriptive heading that explains the table. (3) Give footnotes a letter designation, and cite in the table by italic superscript letters, labelling sequentially by lines of the table.

Graphics - The preferred submission procedure is to embed graphic files in the word-processing document near the point where they should appear in the final publication. Separate graphic files may also be included with the submission package. The document settings should be in RGB mode. 

Colours - Choose colours that will allow all features to be clearly visible on white paper, and format in RGB colour mode. The RGB requirements are essential for producing high-quality graphics within the published manuscript. 

Naming & Numbering - Name your graphics Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. (Arabic numerals), consecutively, and for figures not embedded in the text, place a call-out in the main manuscript text where the graphic should be located. Boldface Arabic numerals should be used for numbering structures. 

References - References using APA 7th style using Mendeley citation Reference Manager. Abbreviations of journals should conform to those used in Medline. References should be written as the following: 


Reference Type



Reference to a journal publication

Pratama, R., Syukri, M., & Rahman, S. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59. 


Reference to a journal publication with an article number

Pratama, R., Syukri, M., & Rahman, S.  (2018). The art of writing a scientific article. Heliyon19, Article e00205.


Reference to a book

Pratama, R., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style (4th ed.). Longman (Chapter 4).


Reference to a chapter in an edited book

Pratama, R., & Syukri, M. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). E-Publishing Inc.


Reference to a website

Powertech Systems. (2015). Lithium-ion vs lead-acid cost analysis. Retrieved from Accessed January 6, 2016


Reference to a dataset

[dataset] Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., & Nakashizuka, T. (2015). Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, v1. 


Reference to a conference paper or poster presentation

Pratama, R., Syukri, M., & Rahman, S.  (2009, November). The Body Image Behaviours Inventory-3: Development and validation of the Body Image Compulsive Actions and Body Image Avoidance Scales. Poster session presentation at the meeting of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY


Reference to software

Coon, E., Berndt, M., Jan, A., Svyatsky, D., Atchley, A., Kikinzon, E., Harp, D., Manzini, G., Shelef, E., Lipnikov, K., Garimella, R., Xu, C., Moulton, D., Karra, S., Painter, S., Jafarov, E., & Molins, S. (2020, March 25). Advanced Terrestrial Simulator (ATS) v0.88 (Version 0.88). Zenodo.




Structures of the manuscripts refer to the type of submitted articles. 


Should comply with the following structure: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methods & Materials, Results, Discussion, Conclusion.

  • Abstract - Should be concise and written in no more than 250 words, containing background, research objectives, methods & materials, results, and conclusion of the study. 
  • Keywords - Consists of 3-5 words or groups of words, written alphabetically. Choose words that best present the manuscripts, do not merely duplicate words from the title.
  • Introduction - Explaining the background, problems, importance of research, brief literature review that relates directly to research or previous findings that need to be developed, and ends with a paragraph of research purposes. 
  • Methods & Materials - Contains technical information of the study presented clearly to ensure that the work can be reproduced according to the details provided. Approaches or procedures of study together with data analysis methods must be presented. If the study uses a reagent, details of the supplier should be provided when appropriate. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference and only relevant modifications should be described. For epidemiology, details of setting, time and place should be provided.
  • Results - Should be presented clearly and concisely and should contain no more than five figures and tables. Any information provided in tables and figures should not be repeated in the text, but the text should focus on the importance of the principal findings of the study. 
  • Discussion - Discusses the results of the study to address the problem formulated, objectives and research hypotheses. Discussion be focused on the why and how of the research findings can happen and to extend to which the research findings can be applied to other relevant problems instead of extensively citing and discussing existing literature. 
  • Conclusion - Should be withdrawn on the basis of research findings, formulated concerns and research purposes, and presented in one paragraph without numerical form of expression. Explain your research contributions to science.

The template for original research can be downloaded here 



Should comply with the following structure: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Case Presentation, Discussion, Conclusion. The case that is reported should meet one of the following criterias:

- Unexpected or unusual presentations of a disease
- New associations or variations in disease processes
- Presentations, diagnoses and/or management of new and emerging diseases
- New approach or best practice of disease management
- An unexpected association between diseases or symptoms
- An unexpected event in the course of observing or treating a patient
- Unreported or unusual side effects or adverse interactions involving medications
- Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect

  • Abstract - Should be concise and written in no more than 250 words, containing Introduction, Case Presentation, and Conclusion. 

  • Keywords - Consists of 3-5 words or groups of words, written alphabetically. Choose words that best present the manuscripts, do not merely duplicate words from the title.

  • Introduction - Explains the background to the case report or study, its aims, and a summary of the existing literature.

  • Case Presentation - A description of the patient’s relevant demographic details, medical history, symptoms and signs, treatment or intervention, outcomes and any other significant details.

  • Discussion - Should discuss the relevant existing literature related to the presented case. 

  • Conclusion - Clearly states the main conclusions, including an explanation of their relevance or importance to the field.

The template for case report can be downloaded here



Should comply with the following structure: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Main Text, Conclusion. 

  • Abstract - Should be concise and written in no more than 250 words, structured with an introduction, main body of the abstract, and conclusion. 

  • Keywords - Consists of 3-5 words or groups of words, written alphabetically. Choose words that best present the manuscripts, do not merely duplicate words from the title.

  • Introduction - Explaining the background to the article, its aims, a summary of a search of the existing literature and the issue under discussion.

  • Main Text - Contains the body of the article, and may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.

  • Conclusion - Clearly states the main conclusions and include an explanation of their relevance or importance to the field.

The template for article review can be downloaded here





  1. Upon receipt of article submission, the Editor sends an email of confirmation to the corresponding author within one and two weeks. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/email may be missed. The author should pay no submission charge at this stage.

  2. Peer review: We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The article will be peer-reviewed by two reviewers. The review process may take 3-4 months.

  3. Notification of the result of review is by e-mail.

  4. The authors revise the paper according to the feedback and suggestions by reviewers. Upon acceptance, a publication fee is to be paid by the author to the journal.

  5. After publication, the corresponding author will receive an email of notification on the e-journal in PDF that is available on the journal’s webpage, and free of charge for download.

  6. It normally takes about 3 to 6 months from submission to publication.

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 Microsoft Word document file format
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provide
  4. Important! We require that all co-authors be added to the metadata in the third step of article submission. Otherwise, they will not be included in the article when it is published

Copyright Notice

Jurnal Kedokteran Syiah Kuala (JKS) is an academic journal. As such, it is dedicated to the open exchange of information. For this reason, articles published by JKS is freely available to individuals and institutions. Copies of this journal or articles in this journal may be distributed for research or educational purposes free of charge and without permission. Authors who publish in JKS will release their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This license allows anyone to freely:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the following license terms.

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 600000.00 (IDR)

From December 2023 onwards, JKS has change its policy and become a fully open-access journal. JKS therefore levies an article-processing charge (APC) of IDR 600.000,- for each article accepted for publication. Authors will not be charged upon submission. APCs cover the costs of peer review administration and management, technical editing, typesetting, professional production of articles, website maintenance, and a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number for each article, in addition to other publishing functions.

Additional fee may be charged for language improvement (range from IDR 100.000,- to IDR 400,000,-), depending on the language quality of accepted articles.

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