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Author Guidelines

This is another milestone for our Journal, Majalah Kedokteran Bandung (MKB). Starting from December 2018, all articles submitted to Majalah Kedokteran Bandung should be in English. If your articles is still in Indonesian. Please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Editorial Board of Majalah Kedokteran Bandung (MKB), Unpad/RSHS Teaching Hospital Building 3rd Floors, Jalan Prof. Eijkman No. 38 Bandung 40161 Indonesia. For Information please email:

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Majalah Kedokteran Bandung (MKB) is a peer-reviewed quarterly scientific publication journal that accepts original research articles relevant to the field of health, basic medical research, clinical research, applied medical science, and public health research.

Research Articles

Research articles are original research articles in basic and applied medical sciences as well as in health. The format of a research article consists of title page, abstract (English and Indonesia), introduction, methods, results, discussion, and references.

Case Report

Case reports are articles on cases in the field of medical and health sciences that are considered to be important and needs to be disseminated. The case report format consists of title, abstract (English and Indonesia), introduction, case, discussion, and references. For your information, MKB only publishes case reports only 2 times a year and with rare case report

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Instructions for Manuscript Submission

Starting from 2019, all manuscripts to MKB should be in English Authors are required to register before submitting their manuscript. For further information regarding the submission process, please send contact our secretariat at

General Instructions

To avoid duplication, MKB does not accept articles that have been published or are being submitted to other journals, which should be proven by signing a statement that the manuscript is not being submitted or processed in another journal. The author should ensure that all other authors have agreed to publish in MKB. If an article that has been published in MKB is known to be published in another journal, MKB will announce its retraction in the next issue of the journal. All articles will be discussed by experts from appropriate fields (peer review) and also by the editorial board. Articles that need improvement are returned to the author. Research articles must obtain the approval from an ethics committee or consider the ethical aspects of the research that can be accounted for. MKB does not accept a single author. Minimum of two authors.

Article Writing

Manuscript to be submitted should be a typewritten manuscript using Times New Roman Size 12 font on A4 paper double-spaced throughout with 4 cm margins at the left and the top and 3 cm at the right and the bottom. Your manuscript should not comprise more than 20 pages. The total number of words in Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion should not be more than 3,500 words. All page should be numbered sequentially starting from the title page to the last page. Articles will be published in US English. The language has been checked by a professional proofread or a native English speaker.

Title page

The title page contains the title of the article, the author's name with the full title, the author's affiliate institution, name and correspondence address, phone number, facsimile number, and e-mail address. The title of the article should be brief and clear. English title should not be more than 140 characters and Indonesian title should not be more than 14 words or 200 characters.

Abstracts and Keywords

Abstracts for each article are written in English and Indonesian using an unstructured abstract form with a maximum of 250 words for English and 200 words for Indonesian. Abstract is written concisely and clearly according to the introduction, methods, results and discussion (IMRAD) format. Three to five key words should be selected and written down in an alphabetical order to help indexing. Keywords should be referring to


  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


  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 discussion 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 should be typed in double spacing and numbered in Arabic numeral system in the order of their first citation in the text. Tables are included in the text. Each table should include a brief title. Tables should be Notes on annotations and abbreviations should be included in the table description using footnotes *, **, # below the table. Do not use vertical lines between columns. Use horizontal lines above and below the column heading and at the bottom of the table only. The maximum number of tables is six.


Personal and identifiable photos must be accompanied written permission. Any published images should be referenced. Photos/pictures should be numbered according to their appearance in the text. The number of tables and photos/pictures should not be more than six.

As best quality of images are required for publication, the images can be separately uploaded in image format (JPEG, TIFF, or EPS) to the supplementary files. Minimum resolution for all figures in the following [color in RGB (red, green, blue mode) or gray-scale] at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). The recommended resolution for line art (charts or images that contain typographic elements) is 600 dpi. 

For x-ray films, scans, and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of pathology specimens or photomicrographs, black-and-white or color photographic prints, is 5 × 7 inches (127 × 178 mm). 

Statistical Methods

Statistical method/s used should be explained in detailed in Method section. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the computer software used.


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


References are written in Vancouver style (AMA style) and numbered according to their appearance of the articles, not alphabetically. The maximum number of authors to be included in the reference is six. If there are more than 6 authors involved in the article, write the name of the first 6 authors  followed by et al. The minimum number of references in one manuscript is 10 and maximum of references is 25 published in the last 10 years. More than 25 references may be accepted when it is necessary. Eighty percent of the references should be journal articles with the remaining 20% consists of textbooks. Reference to articles that have been accepted but still waiting for publication in a journal should be written as "in press". Authors is recommended to use reference management software, in writing the citations and references such as: Mendeley®, Zotero®, or EndNote®

Examples of how to create the reference section From Journal
Standard Articles
Langan NP, Pelissier BMM. Gender differences among prisoners in drug treatment. J Subst Abuse. 2011;13(3):291–301.
References with More than 6 Authors
Polanco FR, Dominquez DC, Grady C, Stoll P, Ramos C, Mican JM, et al. 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.
Reference with Organizations as the Source
WHO. Rubella vaccines: WHO position paper-recommendations. Vaccines. 2011;29(48):8767–8.
Reference without Author’s Name
Role of diagnostic imaging in early diagnosis and stage determination of rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Calcium. 2011;21(7):949–53.
Articles not Written 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.

Reference with DOI
Finley JP, Ramsay JM, Bullock A, Chen RP, Warren AE, Wong KK. Benefits of an international working exchange in pediatric cardiology. Pediatr Cardiol. 2011;32(1):59-62. doi:10.1007/s00246-010-9816-4

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 Supplement
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
Individual Writers
Gatterman M. Whiplash: a patient centered approach to management. Missouri: Elsevier Mosby; 2011.
Editor as Author
Nriagu J, editor. Encyclopedia of enviromental health. Michigan: Elsevier BV; 2011.
Organization as Authors
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. In: Ellenbogen K, Wilkoff B, Kay GN, Lau CP, editor. Clinical cardiac pacing, defibrillation and resynchronization therapy. 4th ed. Birmingham: Elsevier Inc; 2011. p. 443–515.
Conference Proceeding
Nicolai T. Homeopathy. Proceedings of the Workshop Alternative Medicines; 2011 November 30; Brussels. Belgium. Belgium: ENVI; 2011.
Papers in Conference
Tirilly P, Lu K, Mu X. Predicting modality from text quiries for medical image retrieval. In: Cao Y, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Unay D, editor. 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.
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. Available from:
Electronic Materials
NIH; National Library of Medicine. Andermann syndrome. [Internet] 2020 [cited 2020 April 25]. Available from:


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 manuscript file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF, document file format (.doc, .docx, .rtf). (Max. 10 MB)
    2. Upload the Cover Letter in Supplementary files (.doc or .pdf)
    3. Upload the copy of Ethical Approval in Supplementary files (.pdf)
    4. Please attach your proofread receipt/certificate to the Supplementary files (.pdf)
  2. If submitting the file, all must be according to Author Guidelines and complete the Cover Letter (.doc or .pdf)
  3. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  4. Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs. We will notify information about the payment of articles to the correspondence email.


Copyright Notice

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant Majalah Kedokteran Bandung 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 Majalah Kedokteran Bandung.  Majalah Kedokteran Bandung is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

  2. Authors are permitted to copy and redistribute the journal's published version of the work non-commercially (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in Majalah Kedokteran Bandung.


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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 initial check costs and checking manuscripts through our plagiarism scanning software.

The submission fee covers one submission and is non-refundable. When we received a submission, we will send the invoice to corresponding author and they need to complete the payment process. The submitted manuscript will be processed after the payment.

  • For Indonesian authors : IDR 500,000
  • For foreign authors       : USD 50

Article Publication: 1500000.00 (IDR)

After the manuscript has been accepted manuscript, Majalah Kedokteran Bandung will send the invoice and the payment needs to be completed before being appeared online or before we give the Letter of Acceptance. The manuscript will be further processed (copyediting and layout) and published after the payment.

  • For Indonesian authors : IDR 1,500,000
  • For foreign authors       : USD 140

The APC covers copyediting, production, abstracting and indexing services, and customer support.

If the author is from outside Indonesia, the author can make a one-time payment for the publication of the article for a total cost of $190. Payment of the APC does not guarantee the publication of the article.