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Author Guidelines

Editor-in-Chief Althea Medical Journal (AMJ), Jalan Prof. Dr. Eijkman No. 38 Bandung 40161 Indonesia

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Althea Medical Journal (AMJ) is a peer reviewed electronic scientific publication journal which is published every 3 months.

General Instructions

To avoid duplication, AMJ does not receive articles that are already published or submitted to other journals which are proven by signing a declaration letter. We do not receive any articles that contain plagiarism. The author has to make sure that all co-authors have approved the article. If the article is already published in another journal, then its publication in the next  AMJ edition will be canceled.

All articles will be discussed by the experts in the appropriate scientific field (peer review) and the editorial board. Article that needs to be revised will be returned to the author. All of these processes are conducted online. Research article must provide evidence that it has been approved by the ethical committee.

Writing article

Manuscript should be typed double-spaced on A4 size paper with 4 cm margins on the left and top, 3 cm margins on the right and bottom, using Times New Roman with a font size of 12 pt. The length of the article should not exceed 20 pages (3500 words) with the page number on every page until the last page. The acceptable formats are Microsoft Word 97-2003 and 2010 (.doc or .docx files), with a maximum size of 5 MB.

Title page

The title does not exceed more than 18 words. The title page (page 1, do not number) contains the full title, author’s name with complete title/s, affiliations, name and complete address for correspondence, telephone number, fax number, and email address. Article title should be brief and clear. 

Abstract and Keywords

Use the following headings: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions. Please be concise, do not exceed 250 words. Define all acronyms or abbreviations at the first mention and put the acronyms or abbreviations in parentheses. Choose 3–5 keywords that could help indexing. Please write the keywords in alphabetical order.


Typical main headings include Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion (IMRAD). Please give number in every page. Abbreviations must be defined at first mention. Discussion includes limitations of the study and conclusions.

Tables and Figures

Table/s and figure/s are included in the text and also compiled on a separate page. The maximum number of tables and figures is six.

The table/s are numbered using Arabic number followed by brief title. The title should be put above the table. Supply a brief heading for each column. Indicate footnotes in this order of *, **, #. Do not use vertical lines between columns. Use horizontal lines above and below the column headings and at the bottom of the table only. Abbreviations used in the table must be defined in a footnote to the table.

Figure/s are included in the text and also compiled on a separate page. The title should be put after the figure/s. Photos of people who may be recognizable should be accompanied with written permission. Figures that have been published previously should be displayed with reference. Figures should be numbered according to the appearance in the text.


The accuracy of reference data is the responsibility of the author. Cite references in numeric order according to the first mention in the text and write them according to the Vancouver rules. Include the name of the authors with a maximum of 6 authors.  If there are more than six authors, write the names of the first six authors and then add “et al”. The number of references should not exceed 20 with all of them dated from the past 10 years. Only 20 percent of the references should come from textbooks with the rest comes from journals. References from articles that have been received and awaiting publication in a particular magazine should be written as “in press”.


Weiss SL, Haymond S, Ralay RH, De Jesus V, Chace DH, Wainwright MS. Evaluation of asymmetric dimethylarginine, arginine and carnitine metabolism in pediatric sepsis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. In Press 2012.

Articles in Journal

Standard journal article

Buscail C, Upegui E, Viel JF. Mapping heat wave health risk at the community level for public health action. Int J Health Geogr. 2012;11(1):38.

References with more than six authors:

Sohn YB, Paik KH, Cho HY, Kim SJ, Park SW, Kim ES, et al. Continuous renal replacement therapy in neonates weighing less than 3 kg. Korean J Pediatr. 2012;55(8):286–92.

Organization as a source

WHO. WHO position paper on hepatitis A vaccines. Wkly Epid emiol Rec. 2012;87(28/29):261–76.

No author given

Mental care and relief support for victims of the earthquake occurred in eastern part of Japan. Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi. 2011;113(9):825–44.

Volume with supplement

Rushton L, Hutchings SJ, Fortunato L, Young C, Evans GS, Brown T, et al. Occupational cancer burden in Great Britain. Br J Cancer. 2012;107 (Suppl1):S3–7. 

Edition with suplement

North CS, Pollio DE, Smith RP, King RV, Pandya A, Suris Am, et al. Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder among employees of New York City companies affected by the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2011;(5 Suppl 2):S205–13.

Books and Other Monographs

Personal author(s)

Sax PE, Cohen CJ, Kuritzkes DR. HIV essentials 2012. 2nd ed. Burlington: World Headquarters; 2012.

Editor(s)as the author

Baxter R, editor. A cellular dermal matrices in breast surgery, an issue of clinics in plastic surgery. Mountlake Terrace: Saunders; 2012. 

Organization as the author

UNAIDS. Meeting the investment challenge tipping the dependency. Geneva: WHO Library Cataloguing Data; 2012.

Chapter in a book

Pignone M, Salazar R. Disease prevention and health promotion. In: Diedrich C, Lebowitz H, Holton B, editors. 2012 current medical diagnosis and treatment. 51sted. New York: The McGraw-Hill companies; 2012. p. 1–21.

Conference proceedings

Wilson B, Hamilton N, editors. Airborne particulate exposures: the environmental and occupational perspectives. Proceedings of the WSN Mining Health and Safety Conference; 2012 April 17–19; Sudbury. Ontario: Golder Associates; 2012.

Conference paper

Tirilly P, Lu K, Mu X. Predicting modality from text quiries for medical image retrieval. In: Cao Y, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Unay D, editors. MM 11. Proceeding of The 2011 International ACM Workshop on Medical Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval; 2011 Nov 28–Dec 01; Arizona, USA. New York: ACM; 2011. p. 7–12.


Rohim S. Kontruksi diri dan perilaku komunikasi gelandangan di kota Jakarta (Studi fenomenologi terhadap julukan gelandangan “manusia gerobak”) [dissertation]. Bandung: Universitas Padjadjaran; 2012.

Electronic material

Journal article in electronic format

Mahmood OM, Goldenberg D, Thayer R, Migliorini R, Simmons AN, Tapert SF. Adolescents’ fMRI activation to a response inhibition task predicts future substance use. Addictive Behaviors [Online Journal] 2012 [cited 2012 May 12]. Available from:

Authors submit articles via e-mail with a cover letter addressed to the editor in charge at the following addresses:


Althea Medical Journal

Mobile Phone: +6282216237668




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).
    • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format (.doc, .docx, .rtf).
    • Upload the Letter of Declaration and Check List in Supplementary files (.doc or .pdf)
    • Upload the Ethics Form in Supplementary files (.doc or .pdf)
  2. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright and grant Althea Medical Journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to freely share and remix the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in Althea Medical Journal.


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Free of Charge

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
Free of Charge