Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Majalah Kedokteran Bandung (MKB)/Bandung Medical Journal publishes peer-reviewed original articles and case reports in basic medical research, clinical research, applied medical science, and public health research. MKB only publishes case reports only 2 times a year and with rare case report.

This journal is published quarterly (March, June, September, and December) with 10 articles.  (abbrev: MKB

Subjects suitable for publication include, but are not limited to the following fields of:

  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
  • Biochemistry
  • Cardiovascular
  • Child Health
  • Dentristy
  • Dermatology and Venerology
  • Epidemiology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Geriatric
  • Histopathology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Opthalmology
  • Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • Otorhynolaryngology
  • Oral Biology 
  • Pharmacology/Pharmacy
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Reproductive Health
  • Surgery


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Literature Review

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscript is first checked by an editor, whether it is suitable with our focus and scope, in one-two weeks. A editorial assistant will check whether the requirements are complete in one/two week. Authors will be given two weeks after notification is sent to complete the incomplete requirements. Every submitted manuscript which pass this step will be checked to identify any plagiarism before being reviewed by reviewers.

Every submitted manuscript which pass this step will be reviewed by two or three reviewers (double blind peer-review). At least one of the reviewer is appointed from other institutions. These manuscript will be sent to the reviewer anonymously. Reviewers comment are then sent to corresponding author to take the necessary actions and responses. The reviewing process will take generally 2-3 months depends on sufficiency of information provided.

The decision of the revised manuscript will be then evaluated in editorial board meeting, the final decision of whom are sent to the corresponding author. The accepted manuscript will be checked by copyeditor for language editing.


Publication Frequency

This journal is published quarterly. (March, June, September 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. Free access to the full text of all published articles without charge readers or their institutions for access.

  1. This journal has been indexed by CrossRef and all articles have DOI number.
  2. This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-NC)



  1. National Digital Library, Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD) by PDII-LIPI
  2. Indonesian One Search by PERPUSNAS
  3. KANDAGA by Unpad



Check For Plagiarism

Majalah Kedokteran Bandung have a Quetext Application and  have a Turnitin Application. Turnitin also offers iThenticate, a plagiarism detection service for commercial markets, and WriteCheck, a suite of formative tools for writers.



The price per volume (four printed issues): IDR 400,000 (does not include shipping costs)

Subscription form for ordering journal hardcopy can be downloaded here. The filled and signed subscription form should be sent  to pemesanan.mkbfkunpad@hotmail.com with subject: Pemesanan Jurnal [MKB].

All payments should be made via transfer to BNI (Account holder: Majalah Kedokteran Bandung). Account number will be given after we receiving the order form.

The order shall be executed only if the payment has been made and the proof of payment has been scanned and sent accordingly.