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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.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


Research Article

The research article consists of:

  • Title: specific and effective, no more than 20 words.
  • Author’s identity: Authors’ full names (without degree), institutional address, and email as the principal contact. For correspondence purposes, the author’s email is written fully and clearly.
  • Abstract: it is written in a paragraph which consists of 250 words maximum. Abstract is written sequentially from background of the study, objective of the study, methods, results, and conclusion. The keywords must be included on the same page as abstract. It consists of 3-5 words which are chosen genuinely so that reflects the concept of article.
  • Introduction: it consists of background, problem of the study, and objective of the study, also the position of the research towards the other similar research. It also can be a brief literature review. Reference cited according to Vancouver, numbered in accordance with the order of references in the research and in accordance with the sequence number in the bibliography. The number is written after dot “.” in superscript. In writing the citations and references, authors are recommended to use reference management software, such as: Mendeley® or Zotero.
  • Methods: it discusses the research design, data collection, data sources such as the population and sample, and data analysis. It is written with sentences in paragraphs, not in sequences using points.
  • Results: it contains the data and information that has been collected. The finding systematically must be supported by charts, tables, figures or informative illustrations.
  • Discussion: it shows further explanation about the finding. Compare the finding with another research’s finding and do not repeat what has been written in finding.
  • Conclusion: it should clearly state the result of correlated objective (and may also possible with future direction).
  • References: it must be written according to Vancouver, numbered in accordance with the order of references in the research and in accordance with the sequence number in the bibliography.
  • Clinical research with human as the subjects must be approved by the research ethics committee.



It is review from various articles in journals or books on the development of cutting edge natural medicine.

The article consists of:

  • Title
  • Authors’ identity
  • Abstract: it is written in a paragraph which consists of 250 words maximum. Abstract contains about the brief description of the review. The keywords must be included on the same page as abstract. It consists of 3-5 words which are chosen genuinely so that reflects the concept of article.
  • Introduction
  • Contents
  • Conclusion
  • References

Case report

Containing article about clinical cases related with the use of natural medicine and good for dissemination among other colleagues. The case report consists of the title, author’s identity, abstract, introduction, contents and discussion.


Letters to Editor

It is the communication tool between the readers and the editorial team and also to other readers. The letter contains comments, or opinions about the contents of the previous iisue in MNJ or suggestions for subsequent publication.



Manuscripts which are submited should have never been published previously. MNJ doesn’t accept the manuscript which is also sent to another journal to be published to avoid the plagiarism.

All of manuscripts which are sent to MNJ will be reviewed by experts in disciplines related (peer-review) and editorial team. Authors may be required to revise their manuscripts for reasons of any aspect. Manuscripts with excessive errors in any aspect may be returned to authors for retyping or may be rejected. The manuscript which is published must be approved by an ethics committee or consider the ethical aspects of research that can be accounted for. Moreover for the clinical research with human as the subjects, the certificate of approval from the ethics committee must be attached.

Manuscripts must be typed with single space on paper 210 x 297 mm (paper A4) with maximum number of pages is 15.


  • Title: Times New Roman 18, Uppercase, bold, dark blue, single space.
  • Authors’ identity: Times New Roman 10, Capiralize each word, single space.
  • Correspondence: Times New Roman 9, Italic, single space.
  • Abstract: Times New Roman 9, single space.
  • Subtitle: Times New Roman 14, bold, dark blue, single space.
  • Contents: Times New Roman 10, single space.
  • Quotation: Times New Roman 10, single space.
  • References: Times New Roman 10, single space.



The tables must be typed with Times New Roman 9, single space and or customized. Tables’ numbers are sorted in order of mention in the text. The legend is written briefly in Times New Roman 9 with single space and should be placed above the table. Apply the line only for top and bottom border. Explanation of Non- standard abbreviations in the tables are placed in footnotes.


The figures must be professionally produced and photographed, or in the form of a CD. They must be prepared as HD image file and numbered in accordance with the appearance in the text. Moreover the graphs and diagrams are considered as a figures. Background of the graphs and diagrams are plain. The graph is displayed in 2D form.


It is written with sentences in paragraphs, not in sequences using points or numbers.


It is written according to Vancouver, numbered in accordance with the order of references in the research and in accordance with the sequence number in the bibliography. Authors are recommended to use reference management software, such as: Mendeley® or Zotero.

Examples of how to write a bibliography:

Journal article

Standard journal article

Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an increase risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med; 1996. Jun;124(11):980-3

Other example: When the journal sort the pages in a volume, hence the month and issue number aren’t necessary.

Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B Heart transplantation is associated with an increase risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med; 1996.124:980-3

More than six authors, the seventh author and so on are not included, and they’re written with et al.

Parkin DM, Clayton D, Black RJ, Masuyer E, Freidi HP, Ivanov E, et al. Childhood leukimia in Europe after Chernobyl: 5 year follow up. Br.J Cancer; 1996.73:1006-12

Organization as the author

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Clinical exercise stress testing. Safety and performance guidelines. Med J Aust; 1996.164:282-4

Without the author’s name

Cancer in South Africa [editorial]. S Afr Med J;1994. 84:154. The article is not in English Ryder Te, Haukeland EA, Solhaug JH. Bilateral infrapatellar seneruptur hos tidlifere frisk kvinne. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen; 1996.116:41-2

Volume with suplement

Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect; 1994.102 suppl 1.275-82

Issue with suplement

Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women’s psycological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol; 1996. 23(1 suppl 2);89-97

Volume with section

Ozben T, Nacitarhan S, Tuncer N. Plasma and urine sialic acid in non-insulin dependent diabetes melitus. Ann Clin Biotherm; 1995. 32(Pt3):303-6

Issue with section

Poole GH, Mills SM. One Hundred consecutive cases of flap lacerations of the leg in ageing petients. NZ Med J; 1990.107(959 Pt 1):377-8

Issue without volume

Turan I, Wredmark T, Fellander-Tsai L. Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis in rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Orthop; 1995. (320):110-4

Book and another Monographs

Individual authors

Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. Second edition. Alabny (NY): Delmar Publishers;1996

Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA, Medical microbiology, 4th ed.St.Louis: Mosby; 2002

Editor as the author

Normann IJ Redfern SJ, editor. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churcill Livingstone; 1996.

Organization as the author

Institute for Medicine (US). Loking at the future of the Medicaid program. Washington: The Institute; 1992.

Chapter in a book

P. Freddy Wilmana. Anti-virus dan interferon, In: Sulistia G. Ganiswarna editor. Pharmacology and therapeutics. Faculty of Medicine-Universitas Indonesia. Jakarta; 1995. h. 616-21 Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A. Trent JM, Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors, In : Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic ba sis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002.p.93-113

Conference proceedings

Kimura J. Shibasaki H, editor. Recent advantages in clinical neurophsiology. Proceedings of the 10 th International Conress of EMG and clinical Neurophsiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier;1996

Paper in conference

Bengstsson S, Solheim BG, Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical information. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editor. MEDINFO 92. Proceeding of the 7 th World Congress in Medical Infoematics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Hollan;1992. p. 1561-5


It is published by the funding agency or sponsorship:

Smith P, Golladay K. Payment for durable medical equipment billed during skilled nursing facility stays. Final report. Dallas (TX): Dept. Of Health and Human Services (US), Office of evaluation and inspection; 1994 Oct. report No.: HHSIGOEI69200860


Kaplan SJ. Post-hospital home care: the elderly/access and utilization (dissertation). St Louis (MO): Washington Univ,;1995

Article in newspaper

Lee G. Hospitalizations tied to ozone pollution: study estimates 50.000 adminissions annually. The Washington Post 1996 Jun 21;Sect A;3(col.5)

Audiovisual material

HIV+AIDS: the facts and the future[videocassette]. St. Louis (MO): Mosby-Year Book;1995

Electronic Materials

Journal articles in electronic form

Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infections diseases. Emrg infect Dis (serial online) 1995 Jan-Mar Retrieved on June 5 1996. Available from: URL: HYPERLINK

Monographs in electronical form

CDI, clinical dermatology illustrated [monograph in CD-ROM]. Reeves JTR, Mibach H. CMEA Multimedia Group, producers. 2 nd Edition. Version 2.0 San Diego: CMEA; 1995.

Computer archives

Hemodynamics III: the ups and the downs of hemodynamics [computer program]. Version 2.2 Orlando (FL): Computerized Educational System;1993

Part of a website

American Medical Association [homepage on the internet], Chicago: The Association : c 1995-2002 [updated 2001 Aug 23; cited 2002 Aug 12]. AMA Office of Group Practice Liasion; [about 2 screens]. Available from:

Database on the internet

Open database:

Who’s Certified [database on the internet], Evanston (IL): The American Board of Medical Specialist. C2000-[cited 2001 Mar 8]. Available from

Closed database:

Jablonski S. Online Multiple Congenital Anomaly/Mental Retardation (MCA/MR) Syndromes [database on the internet] Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US) C1999 [update 2001 Nov 20; cited 2002 Aug 12]. Available from:

Part of the database on the internet

MeSH Browser [database on the internet] Betseda (MD) National Library of Medicine (US); 2002- [cited 2003 Jun 10] Meta-analysis: unique ID: DO 15201; [about 3p] Available from: Files updated weekly

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