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Author Guidelines

Majalah Obat Tradisional accepts original research manuscript that correspond with the Focus and Scope of the journal. The manuscript should be written in English and does not exceed 3.000 words with no more than 6 tables, figures, and/or other illustrations. The manuscript submitted should be uploaded to Majalah Obat Tradisional in Word Office format (.doc/.docx). Manuscripts submitted in PDF or any other format will be declined immediately.

We do not require Authors to adjust and upload the manuscript with certain font style, size, or layout galley. However, Authors are ought to follow the submission style that we provide. The style of the manuscript can be seen in the Journal Tamplate. A manuscript should be divided into the following sections:

  • Title. Title should include contributors’ names, affiliations and corresponding author’s valid email address.
  • Abstract. The abstract should be structured into one single paragraph that consists background of the study, objectives, methodology, results, and conclusion, accompanied with 4 to 6 keywords. The length of the Abstract should not exceed 250 words.
  • Main Text. Organize the main text as follow:
  1. Introduction (background and aims of the study)
  2. Methodology (materials and methods)
  3. Results and Discussion, and
  4. Conclusion.
  • Acknowledgement. Acknowledge element, people, and institutions that have given significant contribution to the study. The detail of funding sources of the research must also be stated clearly.
  • Reference. Majalah Obat Tradisional uses the Harvard reference list as the citation style. The last name of the Author(s) of a work and year published should be denoted if referred in the text. A citation in the text should be included in the Reference List. The Reference List should be sorted alphabetically. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all information in the reference.

Example of Reference style:

Journal article:

Kachrimanis, K., Rontogianni, M. & Malamataris, S., 2010, ‘Simultaneous quantitative analysis of mebendazole polymorphs A–C in powder mixtures by DRIFTS spectroscopy and ANN modeling’, J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal.  51, 512–520.

Book chapters:

Che Man, Y.B., Syahariza, Z.A. & Rohman, A., 2010, ‘Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy: development, techniques, and application in the analyses of fats and oils’, in Oliver J. Ress, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, pp. 1 – 26, Nova Science Publishers, New York.

Miller, J.N. & Miller, J.C., 2005, Statistics and Chemometrics for Analytical Chemistry, Pearson Education Limited, Edinburgh Gate Harlow


Astuti, P., 2010, ‘Regulation of cdc25B during G2/M progression’, Thesis, Dimantina Institute, The University of Queensland.


Eidenberger, H., Breiteneder, C. & Hitz, M., 2002, 'A Framework for Visual Information Retrieval', in S-K. Chang, Z. Chen & S-Y.Lee (eds.), Recent advances in visual information systems: 5th International conference, VISUAL 2002 proceedings, Hsin Chu, Taiwan, March 11-13, 2002, pp. 105-116.

Kachrimanis, K., Rontogianni, M. & Malamataris, S., 2010, ‘Simultaneous quantitative analysis of mebendazole polymorphs A–C in powder mixtures by DRIFTS spectroscopy and ANN modeling’, J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal.  51, 512–520.

Translated Book:

Piaget, J. (1969). The psychology of the child (H. Weaver, Trans.). New York, NY: Basic Books.

  • Figures (photographs, drawings, diagrams, charts)

All illustrations should be clear, easily legible, and cited consecutively using Arabic numbers in the text (example: Fig. 1, Fig, 2, etc.). Please supply figures on separate pages from the text. All illustrations should be in the form of high resolution images.

  • Tables

Table must be concise and cited consecutively using Arabic numbers in the text (example: Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Title of the table must be clearly indicating the nature of the content and sufficient detail should be included in the footnote.



Online Submission Procedure

  • Click ONLINE SUBMISSION on the Right Sidebar of Majalah Obat Tradisional website
  • For new users, click GO TO REGISTRATION. Fill and complete the important points with (*) marks. Other supporting information should also be included, such as:
  2. Google Scholar ID Link
  3. Country
  4. Bio Statement
  5. Fill this blank form with your department/laboratory information and Scopus ID
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  • Once you are logged in to your User Home, click NEW SUBMISSION to start submitting your manuscript
  • There are 5 (five) steps that need to be followed for a manuscript to be successfully submitted and recorded into our submission list. They are:

Starting the Submission

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Uploading the Submission

Follow the steps listed in this page and upload your manuscript. Files that are uploaded in PDF format or formats other than Word Office (.doc/.docx) will be put under Unsuitable Submission and sent to archive immediately.

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Entering the Submission's Metadata

Enter Authors information in the available form. If the manuscript involves or implicates more than one author, click ADD AUTHOR to add more contributors to the submission. Authors information should include: names, e-mail, Orcid ID, Google Scholar ID link, Affiliation (name of faculty/department in English), country, and Scopus ID (in the Bio Statement).

Complete the submission information, such as: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Contributors and Supporting Agencies (if any), and References.

Uploading Supplementary Files

Upload supporting/supplementary files such as clean/original sized images or figures, editable graphs, tables, other necessary files such as cover letter, Ethical Clearance, etc.

Confirming the Submission

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Submit cover letter with information on ethical statements (competing interests, informed consent, human & animal rights), conflict of interest, statement of original data and the manuscript not being considered for publication elsewhere, manuscript must not be a plagiarism.



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