Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Majalah Kedokteran Gigi Indonesia is a scientific periodical written in English language published by Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Gadjah Mada three times a year on every April, August, and December. The process of manuscript submission is open throughout the year. All submitted manuscript will be screened with double-blind peer review and editorial review before they are accepted to publish. Majalah Kedokteran Gigi Indonesia is designated as information media and scientific knowledge mainly publishing research articles, review articles, case studies (limited to some cases of interest and having novelty value). Meanwhile, literary research is only provided for some experts who are required to analyze certain issues. Majalah Kedokteran Gigi Indonesia receives a manuscript from the following area below Dentistry science and development with interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach:

  • Dental Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dental Conservation and Endodontics
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Biomedical Dentistry
  • Dental Radiology
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oral Pathology
  • Prosthodontics
  • Traumatology
  • Oral Biology
  • Biomaterials
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics


Section Policies

Literature Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts to Majalah Kedokteran Gigi Indonesia are subject to initial peer review. The review process is carried out to ensure that the incoming manuscript is in line with the magazine focus and scope, and that it offers novelty and contributes to scientific development. Peer reviewers are selected based on the appropriate expertise and their inclusion in the list of peer reviewers of Majalah Kedokteran Gigi Indonesia.


Peer reviewers should inform the editor about the willingness to do a review on the manuscript to be published. If unwilling, peer reviewers must notify the editor.


The reviewed manuscript is a confidential document. Communication with other parties without the author's permission is prohibited.

Standard Objectivity  

Peer reviewers must take hold on the principles of objectivity and avoiding personal criticism against the author of the manuscript during the review process. All comments must be accompanied by clear and supportive suggestions.

Reference Clarity  

Peer Reviewers are recommended to provide information to the authors of the research with the literature, or relevant case studies which have not been cited, having a substantial similarity or overlap with the manuscripts reviewed.

Conflicts of Interest

  • Peer reviewers are not allowed to use unpublished manuscript material for personal use without the prior written consent of the author, under any circumstances.The information and ideas contained in the reviewed manuscript is confidential and should not be distributed or used for personal gain.If having a conflict of interest for reasons of competition, collaboration, or other relationship with the author, institution or company involved in publishing, peer reviewers are not permitted to evaluate the related manuscript.
  • Peer reviewers are entitled to provide the authors with some feedbacks to foster the quality of the published manuscript and editors for the decision making of editorial policy in accordance to their respective expertise The review process goes through the following stages:

    1. Initial screening

    The newly submitted manuscripts are subject to the initial review by the board of editors that focuses on the manuscript compliance to the focus, scope, and journal template. Upon meeting the requirements, the journal manager will send the manuscript to the section editor, who will send it to two peer reviews of the same scientific field.

    2. Peer review

    The review process is conducted through a double blind review, where the writer and reviewer do not know each other.

    3. First decision

    Editorial decision of the manuscript is made based on the decision of two peer reviews. If one of the peer reviews rejects the manuscript, the section editor will find an additional peer review to provide additional input before making a decision. At this stage, the manuscript can be immediately accepted without revision, accepted with revision or rejected. The accepted manuscripts are sent directly by the journal manager to the editor, while those accepted with revision or rejected are sent back by the journal manager to the author. The authors are provided two weeks to revise the manuscript. If the author does not resend the manuscript within the specified time, section editor will contact the author to confirm the continuation of the manuscript.

    4. Revision stage

    The revised manuscripts are sent to the section editor. The section editor will check the appropriateness of the revision with the feedback from the peer reviewers. If the manuscript is revised according to the provided feedback, the section editor will proceed it to the Editor in chief. In contrast, revisions that do not comply with the reviewer’s feedback will be returned to the author.

    5. Final Decision

    Manuscripts that have been examined by the section editor will be sent to the Editor in Chief. In this stage, the Editor in Chief will examine the entire manuscript before passing the submission over to the layout editor.


Publication Frequency

Majalah Kedokteran Gigi Indonesia published third a year in three times issues, Number 1-3 are scheduled for publication: April, August, 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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Publication Ethics




Majalah Kedokteran Gigi Indonesia develops a scientific peer-reviewed periodicals as a contribution to the development of the dentistry to improve dental health. Every published paper will be reviewed by the board of peer reviewers having expertise in the related fields to ensure that the quality of the published paper is in accordance with the determined editorial standards. Majalah Kedokteran Gigi Indonesia is a medium of communication between academics, clinicians, and peer reviewers so that publishers are responsible to safeguard the validity and independence of research article, review articles, case studies, and policy brief published. Issuance decisions are purely determined by the quality of the manuscript and are not influenced by advertising or sponsorship. On the other hand, blinded method was applied to the review process to minimize the subjectivity and bias.

Publication of ethics statement is designed to give an overview of expected behaviour and conduct of peer reviewers, chief editors, editorial board, author and publisher (Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Gadjah Mada). The following ethical statements are based on COPE’s (https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines) best practice guideline for journal editors.



Peer reviewers are required to provide recommendations to help authors to improve the quality of published manuscripts and editor in determining the editorial policy, in accordance with their respective expertise.



1. Publication Decision   

Decision making of the published manuscript is the liability of the editor based on the policies and guidelines of the editorial board as well as based on compliance with legal requirements, such as not containing any information that harm others or containing slander, copyright disputes, and plagiarism. Communication with other editors or peer reviewers is acceptable to support the decision-making of the publication of the manuscript. Issuance decisions cannot be made by an editor based on personal considerations.

2. Fairness  

Editors must be able to evaluate a manuscript based on its scientific content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and belief, ethnicity, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.

3. Confidentiality 

All information contained in the manuscript is confidential and should not be distributed except to the author, peer reviewers, prospective peer reviewers, editors, and publishers concerned.

4. Conflicts of Interest 

  • The editor is not allowed to use the unpublished manuscript material for personal use without the prior written consent of the author, under any circumstances.
  • The information and ideas contained in the text which are in the peer-review process is confidential and will not be distributed or used for personal benefit.
  • In case of having a conflict of interest for reasons of competition, collaboration, or other relationship with the author, institution or company involved in publishing, the editor is not permitted to evaluate the related texts. Thus, another editor board member should be involved in determining the issuance of the manuscript.
  • Editors must ensure that all parties involved in the review process and the publication of the manuscript declare a conflict of interest in the publication of a manuscript, as well as make corrections if a conflict of interest is revealed after the manuscript is published. If necessary, the editor can take appropriate action, such as publishing editorial statements or retraction of the manuscript.
  • The share of non peer-reviewed written by the editor should be differentiated and easily identifiable in the scientific periodicals.

5. Involvement and Collaboration in the Investigation

Reports related to actions that do not comply with the ethics of publishing are justified, even many years after the manuscript was published. The report must be addressed by the editor. Editors should contact the author and establish communication with the institution or entity related to the report. Correction, retraction, or other editorial notes should be published as a form of official response to the report complaints.

6. Erratum on Published Manuscript

If the editor or others encountered a fatal error and inaccuracies in the published manuscript, the editor should immediately notify the author and inform it through the website.



1. The author should comply with the following standards for preparing the manuscript to be published in the scientific periodicals:

  • Presenting accurate (using controlled and specific protocols/procedures), reliable, repeatable, précised, and validated data.
  • Presenting sufficient details and references to ease other parties to repeat the research steps or treatment written in the text.
  • Differentiating personal opinion from accurate and objective scientific statement on the basis of references.

2. Data Access and Retention

Access of raw data should be granted for the purpose of editorial review.

3. Originality and Plagiarism

The manuscript should contain research or treatment of original nature. Any citation or adaptation of the previously published author, research, or treatment should be clearly stated. All forms of plagiarism should be subjected to rejection.

4. Multiple, Repetitive, or Simultaneous Publication

Multiple, repetitive, or simultaneous publication in other publications are things which are objectionable. The manuscript containing same information cannot be submitted or published in other scientific periodicals.

5. Sources of Information and References

Information from personal communication such as conversations, interviews, correspondence, and discussions or activities that are confidential as a manuscript jury or grant application or research funding schemes, should not be used without written permission from the original source or author.

6. Writing Agreement

The main author and all co-authors must approve the final version of the script and sign available submission form of the scientific periodicals

7. Hazardous Materials and Human Subjects and Animals

The use of hazardous materials or equipment should be written clearly in the text. All procedures related to human or animal to be approved by the appropriate institutional committee and the approval must be explained in the text. Human rights is an important thing to be fully realized by the author. Authors should clearly explain their actions and statements consent for receiving information of every human subject involved.

8. Conflict of Interest

Any indication of conflict of interest should be disclosed as clearly as possible. All financial supports, working relation, consultation, resources ownership, honoraria, paid expert revelation, patent application/registration, grant or other funding scheme should be clearly stated.

9. Corrigendum in the Published Manuscript

The following actions should be taken if the writer encountered a fatal error in the published manuscript immediately contact the editor of the journal to retract the manuscript.


Screening for Plagiarism

To check the possibility of plagiarism manuscript is submitted using the application Plagiarism Checker


Digital Archiving

This journal utilizes the Indonesia One Search (IOS) and Indonesian Publication Index (IPI) system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.


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