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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines Map:

A. General Standards

  1. Article Type
  2. Templates
  3. Manuscript Length
  4. Language Editing and Style
  5. Keywords
  6. Title
  7. Authors, Affiliation, and Correspondence
  8. Abstract
  9. Text
  10. Body Sections
  11. Acknowledgement
  12. Figures and Tables
  13. References

B. How to Submit Manuscript

  1. Online Submission Procedures
  2. Starting the Submission
  3. Uploading the Submission
  4. Entering the Submission Metadata
  5. Uploading the Supplementary File
  6. Confirming the Submission

 

A. General Standards

1. Article Type

Majalah Obat Tradisional (Traditional Medicine Journal) requires Authors to carefully select the appropriate article type for their manuscript. The manuscript submitted should be uploaded to Majalah Obat Tradisional in Word Office format (.doc/.docx, or the like). Manuscripts submitted in PDF or any other uneditable format will be declined immediately.

 2. Templates

Authors are ought to follow the submission style that we provide. The style of the manuscript can be seen in the Journal Template that can be downloaded from this link. During the interactive review, Authors are encouraged to upload versions using “Track Changes”.

3. Manuscript Length

A manuscript submitted to Majalah Obat Tradisional (Traditional Medicine Journal) should not exceed 4.000 words. The manuscript length includes only the main body of the text, footnotes, and citations, and excludes abstract, section titles, figures, tables captions, acknowledgement (funding statements), and references section (bibliography). 

4. Language Editing and Style

Majalah Obat Tradisional (Traditional Medicine Journal) requires manuscripts to meet the international English language standards to be considered for publication. The default language style at Majalah Obat Tradisional (Traditional Medicine Journal) is American English. If you prefer your manuscript to be formatted in British English, please specify this in the Author Comments when submitting the manuscript. Manuscripts submitted to Majalah Obat Tradisional (Traditional Editing Journal) that does not qualify the Language requirement will not be accepted for publication. 

5. Keywords

All articles require a minimum of 5 and maximum of 6 keywords. To maximize an article’s discoverability, there are some suggestions that Author may follow:

  • Pick 5 to 6 keywords using a mix of generic and more specific terms on the article subject(s)
  • Use the maximum number of keywords in the first 2 (two) sentences of the abstract
  • Use some of the keywords in level 1 headings

6. Title

The title should be concise, relevant, and within measure. It should state the main result or conclusion presented in the manuscript. Abbreviations should be avoided within the title. In extreme cases, the editorial office may veto a title and propose an alternative.

Authors may avoid:

  • Titles that are a mere question without giving the answer
  • Unambitious titles (ex: “Towards…”, “A Description of…”, “A characterization of…”, “Preliminary study on…”)
  • Vague titles that do not specify role, link, or effect (ex: “Role of…”, “Link between…”, “Effect of…”)
  • Include terms that are out of place

7. Authors, Affiliations, and Correspondence

All names should be listed together and separated by commas. Include all Authors name for it will be indexed in the official archives. Affiliations should be keyed to the author’s name with superscript numbers and listed as follows:

Author Name1

1 The Institution affiliated to the Author, City, Province, Country (without complete address such as street names and/or zip codes)

Corresponding Author (one name) should be marked with an asterisk in the author list. Provide the exact contact email address of the corresponding author below the affiliation list. 

8. Abstract

The abstract section should render the general significance and conceptual advance of the entire manuscript. The abstract should be structured into one single paragraph that consists background of the study, objectives, methodology, results, and conclusion. It should be accompanied with 5 to 6 keywords. Avoid including abbreviations, cite references, figures, and tables.  The length of the Abstract should not exceed 250 words. 

9. Text

The document should be typed in Times New Romance, 12 pt font size, 1.5 spaced, and does not contain line numbers. The manuscript should be written using Word Office or similar software, with layout template as shown in this link.

Binominal Nomenclature:

  • All Binominal Nomenclature should be written in italic, including in the title case. In case it is surrounded by text that is all italicized, it should be underlined.
  • The genus should be capitalized, while the species should not, even if the species name was derived from the name of a person or place.
  • The genus name should be written in full upon its first use in the document.
  • Author may abbreviate the genus name after its first use as long as there is no risk of confusing it for another genus.

10. Body Sections

The manuscript should be organized by headings and subheadings. It is recommended to organize your manuscript in the following sections:

INTRODUCTION

Includes background and aim of the study. Brief, clearly expressed, with no subheadings.

METHODOLOGY

This section may be divided by subheadings, such as Materials and Methods, and should contain sufficient detail. All procedures can be repeated. Experiment reports on animal and human subject research should state Ethical Clearance clearly in this section.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

This section may be divided by subheadings. Discussion should cover the key findings of the study. 

11. Acknowledgements

This section includes short text to acknowledge the contributions of specific colleagues, institutions, or agencies that aided the efforts for the authors. The detail of funding sources of the research must also be stated clearly. 

12. Figures and Tables Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted to Majalah Obat Tradisional (Traditional Medicine Journal) should not consist of more than 6 tables, figures, and/or other illustrations.

  • Figures

Majalah Obat Tradisional (Traditional Medicine Journal) suggests to submit figures individually, in the same order as they are referred in the manuscript. Kindly ensure that each figure is mentioned in the text and in numerical order. Figures with more than one panel should be clearly indicated using labels (example: Fig. 1, Fig, 2, etc.). Captions are suggested to be placed under the figures inside the text in one paragraph. Figure panels are referred to by bold capital letters in brackets. All illustrations should be in the form of high-resolution images.

Please note that figures not accordance with the guidelines will cause substantial delay during production process.

  • Tables

Tables should be inserted at the end of the manuscript in an editable format. Table captions must be placed before the table and preceded by the appropriate label. 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.

13. References

All citations in the text, figures, and tables must be in the reference list and vice-versa. As much as 50% of the reference in the reference list should include articles that have been published within the last 5 (five) years. The in-text citation rule is as follows: works by a single author, include surname followed by the year; works by two authors, include both surnames followed by the year; for works by more than two authors, include only the surname of the first author followed by et al., followed by the year.

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.

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

Thesis:

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

Proceedings:

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.

 

B. How to Submit Manuscript

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 ORCID ID, Google Scholar ID Link, Country, Bio Statement (including your department/laboratory information and Scopus ID).
 
For users who already have registered beforehand, click GO TO LOGINOnce 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:

1. Starting the Submission

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Add comments in the Comments for the Editor box if necessary. This section box is optional and could be left blank.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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. It is also recommended for authors to upload Statement of Originality as supplementary file. Statement of Originality can be downloaded from this link.

5. Confirming the Submission

Confirm the files that you want to submit to Majalah Obat Tradisional before clicking Finish Submission.

 

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.

 

 

 

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