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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.

  • 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.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Author Guidelines

Please read and understand the author's guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript. The author who submits a manuscript to the editors should comply with the author guidelines and template. For further queries, contact us at nmsj.editor@gmail.com.


File Requirements

a. Cover letter, which consists of:

  • - The affiliation and contact information of your corresponding author
  • - A brief explanation of why the work is appropriate for NMSJ
  • - The declaration that the manuscript has never been submitted elsewhere
  • - The declaration that all authors have seen and agreed on the last version of the manuscript
  • - The declaration that there is no conflict of interest
  • - Signed at least by the corresponding author

b. Manuscript


Manuscript Format

The word limit for the submission is 4000-8000 words (including footnotes and abstract).

  • The sequence of manuscripts following: Title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Method (for original research articles); Results; Discussion; Conclusion; and References.


Main Headings of the Manuscripts

An article may be divided into sections, subsections, and sub-sub sections, using Arabic numerals. Only the initial word and proper names should be capitalized.


1. Title Page


Concise and informative, the title of articles is written with Arial, Bold, size 18, Justify, Sentence case, Line spacing 1.15, and the title should not exceed 21 words.

Authors Name

The author's name is written in full under the title without mentioning academic titles and positions, boldly.


Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address.


The corresponding author’s email must be written.


The title page should include 3-6 keywords.


2. Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research, methods, principal results, and major conclusions. Font with Arial size 11, and preferably not more than 250 words.


3. Keywords

Keywords arranged alphabetically should include 3-6 keywords, keywords separated by a semicolon (;).


4. Introduction

The introduction should be clear and provide the issue discussed in the manuscript. At the end of the paragraph, the author/s should comment on the significance of identifying the problem and the research objective.


5. Material and Method

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference (only relevant modifications should be described). Please note that the publication of your manuscript implicates that you must make all materials, data, computer code, and protocols associated with the publication available to readers.


6. Results and Discussion

This section is the essential section of your article. It contains the results of the object of study and should be clear and concise. It should provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results. Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted from the perspective of previous studies and the working hypotheses.


7. Conclusion

The conclusion contains a description that should answer the objectives of the research. Do not repeat the Abstract or describe the results of the study. Give a clear explanation regarding the possible application and suggestions related to the research findings.


8. References

Nusantara Medical Science Journal (NMSJ) uses the Vancouver Style in the References at the end of the manuscript. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also in the reference list (and vice versa). Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Use other published articles in the same journal as models. All publications cited in the text should be included in the References section and arranged alphabetically. For example:


Published paper

  1. Hou WR, Hou YL, Wu GF, Song Y, Su XL, Sun, B, et al. cDNA, genomic sequence cloning and overexpression of ribosomal protein gene L9 (rpL9) of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Genet Mol Res. 2011;10: 1576-1588.



  1. Bates B. Bargaining for life: A social history of tuberculosis. 1st ed. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; 1992


Books chapters

  1. Hansen B. New York City epidemics and history for the public. In: Harden VA, Risse GB, editors. AIDS and the historian. Bethesda: National Institutes of Health; 1991. pp. 21-28.


Masters' theses or doctoral dissertations

  1. Wells A. Exploring the development of the independent, electronic, scholarly journal. M.Sc. Thesis, The University of Sheffield. 1999. Available: http://cumincad.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?2e09.




All figures should be cited in the main text as Figure 1 etc. The figures should be readable and at least have a resolution of 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch) for good printing quality. If there are multiple panels, they should be listed as: (a) Description of what is contained in the first panel; (b) Description of what is contained in the second panel.



Table made with the open model (without the vertical lines). Tables should be placed in the main text near the first time they are cited.



People who contributed to the study but did not fit the authorship criteria should be mentioned in the acknowledgments. Do not reveal funding sources anywhere in the manuscript.


Plagiarism policy

Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works and if the authors have used the work and words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. The editorial Team is checking manuscripts by using the Turnitin app. The board will reject the manuscript immediately if it is found to be a plagiarism indication (more than 25%).

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