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Author Guidelines

Majalah Obat Tradisional (Traditional Medicine Journal) abbreviated Trad. Med. J, is an open access and online international journal on pharmacy. Trad. Med. J aims to facilitate updated scientific knowledge and research findings for international researchers and community.

Trad. Med. J is a periodic scientific publication, published three times anually. Trad. Med. J uses a double-blind peer review system in the selection of papers. Trad. Med. J accepts publication articles about research finding, surveys, and literature reviews which are related to the field of traditional medicine including phytochemistry, medicinal herbs cultivation, pharmacology & toxicology, and medicinal herbs formulation. The published articles are selected by Editorial Board. The submitted articles should not be or have been published elsewhere.

The article has to be written entirely in English with Times New Roman font size 12 and compiled systematically. 

  • Original research articles – original research papers which have not been published previously and should not exceed 3,000 words (with no more than 6 tables and figures or other illustrations).
  • Review articles – will be taken into account for publication in the field of the journal’s scope. The review should not exceed 12,000 words (with no more than 6 tables and figures or other illustrations).



Adjust and upload your article to Majalah Obat Tradisional (Traditional Medicine Journal) in Word Office format (.doc/.docx). Articles submitted in PDF and other format will be rejected immediately. 

To download Article Template, click the link here.

The manuscripts should be divided into the following sections:

  • Title. Title should include contributors’ names, complete affiliations, and corresponding author valid email address.
  • Abstract. Abstract structure consists of background of the study, objectives, methodology, results and conclusion, accompanied with 4 - 6 keywords. Length of Abstract should not exceed 250 words. Foreign author does not need to write Indonesian abstract, Indonesian author must write both English and Indonesian abstracts.
  • Main Text. Organize the main text as follow : Introduction (background and aims of the study), Methodology (materials and methods), Results and Discussion and Conclusion.
  • Acknowledgements. Acknowledge only those people and institutions that have made significant contributions to the study. Details of funding sources must be given.
  • Reference. References in the text should be denoted by giving the name(s) of the author(s) and year. References is written in Harvard style. All alphabetically ordered references list should be included at the end of the manuscript.  All references cited in the text must appear in the reference list. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all information in the reference. Reference manager tools such as Mendeley, EndNote, or Zotero are suggested for referencing. 

    For example,

    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
  • For users who already have registered beforehand, click GO TO LOGIN
  • 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.

Check once again if your uploaded file is correct before proceeding by clicking SAVE AND CONTINUE.

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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Once submitted to Majalah Obat Tradisional, the corresponding user will receive an automated e-mail confirming that the submission is successful.

  • User can always check for the submission status in User Home


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.



No Charges for article published in Majalah Obat Tradisional (Traditional Medicine Journal).



Communication must be directed to the Editorial Office of the Journal at the following address:

Secretariat of Majalah Obat Tradisional (Traditional Medicine Journal)

Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara, Unit 5.5 Yogyakarta Indonesia, 55281


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

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.