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Author Guidelines

Redaksi Majalah Kedokteran Bandung (MKB), Gedung Rumah Sakit Pendidikan FK Unpad/Rumah Sakit Dr. Hasan Sadikin, Lantai 3, Jalan Prof. Eijkman No. 38 Bandung 40161 Indonesia, For Information please email:

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Majalah Kedokteran Bandung (MKB)/Bandung Medical Journal is a scientific publication journal published every 3 months using a peer review system for article selection. Majalah Kedokteran Bandung can receive original research articles relevant to the field of health, basic medical science, applied and health. Articles are original research that needs to be disseminated and written in the Indonesian language or US English.

Original Research Articles

Original research articles in basic medical science, applied, and health. The research article format consists of title, abstract (Indonesian and US English) pages, introduction, method, results, discussion, and references.

Case Report

Articles on cases in the field of medical science and health that need to be disseminated. The case report format consists of title, abstract (Indonesian and US English), introduction, case, discussion, and references.

General Instructions

To avoid duplication, MKB 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 MKB edition will be canceled. All articles will be discussed by the experts in the appropriate scientific field (peer review) and the editorial board. An 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

The 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 (2000 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 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. The article title should be brief and clear.  The Indonesian title does not exceed more than 14 words or 200 characters and English title does not exceed more than 140 characters.

Abstract and Keywords

Abstracts for each article are written in Indonesian and English. Unstructured abstract form with no more than 200 words in Indonesian and 250 words in English. Abstract is written concisely and clearly according to the format of introduction, methods, results and discussion (IMRAD). 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.


  1. Introduction describes the problem in general terms (including relevant facts/figures to establish the significance of the problem)
  2. Should have references citation
  3. Introduction identifies the objectives of the study
  4. The maximum paragraph is 3 parafigures.


  1. Subject/object/materials used in the study are described
  2. Methods for preparing the materials in the study are described
  3. Research protocol is described
  4. Sampling method used is desribed (including the sample size)
  5. Place and time of study is described
  6. Measurement criteria (scoring, category,etc) is described
  7. Statistical method used is described
  8. Should have references citation if needed
  9. Approval from Ethical Committee is mentioned.


  1. Results correlates with the purpose of the study (research question/s)
  2. Tables/figures in the results are important and relevant with the results
  3. Text does not repeat the results in the tables/figures
  4. Text provides clarifying information for the results in the tables/figures and placed before the tables/figures

Interpret your results in light of what was already known about the subject of the investigation, and to explain our new understanding of the problem after considering your results. Fundamental questions to answer in Discussion section.

  1. Discussion contains information whether the results answer the proposed hypotheses/objectives of the study not a repetition of the results
  2. Discussion contains interpretation of the findings in the result
  3. Discussion contains information whether the findings agree with other research/studies conducted. If a disagreement is found, discussion should suggest alternative explanation or weakness in the design of the experiment (including the weakness of the experiment in this article or the experiments of others)
  4. Discussion includes next study/research/steps/ recommendation related to the topic (if necessary)
  5. Include your conclusion in the disccusion section. The conclusion is the key result, the most important outcome of your work. Do not simply summarize the points already made in the body — instead, interpret your findings at a higher level of  abstraction. Make the Conclusion interesting and memorable for readers.
  6. Conclusion fits the objective of the study
  7. Conclusion does not include completely new ideas
  8. Should have references citation

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. In 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.

Statistical Methods
All statistical methods used should be describe in detail in the methods section of the article. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the computer software used.

Personal acknowledgments should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including technical help and financial or material support.


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 “dkk.” for Indonesia or "et al" for English. 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”.


Leshner Al. Molecular mechanism of cocaine addiction. N Engl J Med. In press 2011.

Avoid referral in the form of personal communication except for information that is not possible from a public source. Include source name, date of communication, written permission, and confirmation of the accuracy of the source of communication.

Articles in Journal

Standard journal article

Langan NP, Pelissier BMM. Gender differences among prisoners in drug treatment. J Subst Abuse. 2011;13(3):291–301.

References with more than six authors:

Polanco FR, Dominquez DC, Grady C, Stoll P, Ramos C, Mican JM, dkk. Conducting HIV research in racial and ethnic minority communities: building a successful interdisciplinary research team. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2011;22(5):388–96.

if in English, "dkkl" should be written "et al"

Organization as a source

WHO. Rubella vaccines: WHO position paper-recommendations. Vaccines. 2011;29(48):8767–8.

No author given

Role of diagnostic imaging in early diagnosis and stage determination of rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Calcium. 2011;21(7):949–53.

Articles no in English

Budiman A, Hilmanto D, Garna H. Musim hujan sebagai faktor risiko kambuh pada anak penderita sindrom nefrotik sensitif steroid. MKB. 2011;43(3):112–6.

Volume with supplement

Van Spronsen FJ, Huijbregts SC, Bosch AM, Leuzzi V. Cognitive, neurophysiological, neurological and psychosocial outcomes in early-treated PKU-patients: a start toward standardized outcome measurement across development. Mol Genet Metab. 2011;104 (Suppl 1):S45–51.

Edition with suplement

Dietz CA, Nyberg CR. Genital, oral, and anal human papillomavirus infection in men who have sex with men. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2011;111(3 Suppl 2):S19–25.

Books and Other Monographs

Personal author(s)

Gatterman M. Whiplash: a patient centered approach to management. Missouri: Elsevier Mosby; 2011.

Editor(s) as the author

Nriagu J, penyunting. Encyclopedia of enviromental health. Michigan: Elsevier BV; 2011.

Organization as the author

UNAIDS. Update on the HIV epidemic, 2011. Global HIV/AIDS response – progress report 2011. Geneva: WHO Library Cataloguing Data; 2011.

Chapter in a book

Belott PH, Reynolds DW. Permanent pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation. Dalam: Ellenbogen K, Wilkoff B, Kay GN, Lau CP, penyunting. Clinical cardiac pacing, defibrillation and resynchronization therapy. Edisi ke-4. Birmingham: Elsevier Inc; 2011. hlm. 443–515.

Conference proceedings

Nicolai T. Homeopathy. Proceedings of the Workshop Alternative Medicines; 2011 November 30; Brussels. Belgium. Belgium: ENVI; 2011.

Conference paper

Tirilly P, Lu K, Mu X. Predicting modality from text quiries for medical image retrieval. Dalam: 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. hlm. 7–12.


Suprapto. Penjatuhan pidana mati terhadap pelaku tindak pidana narkotika dan psikotropika di Indonesia dalam perspektif hak asasi manusia berdasarkan UUD 1945 [dissertation]. Bandung: Universitas Padjadjaran; 2011.

Electronic material

Journal article in electronic format

Lipton B, Fosha D. Attachment as a transformative process in AEDP: operationalizing the intersection of attachment theory and affective neuroscience. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration [Online Journal] 2011 [cited 25 November 2011]. Available from:

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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.
    1. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF, document file format (.doc, .docx, .rtf). 5MB max
    2. Upload the Author Form in Supplementary files (.doc or .pdf)
    3. Upload the copy of ethical approval in Supplementary files (.pdf)
  2. If submitting the file, all must be according to Author Guidelines and complete the author form (.doc or .pdf)
  3. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 500000.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 1500000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.