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Author Guidelines

Global Medical and Health Communication (GMHC) is a journal that publishes medical and health scientific articles published every 4 (four) months. Articles are original research that needs to be disseminated and written in the Indonesian language (with notice to General Spellings Guidelines for Indonesian) or English. 
     The submitted manuscript must be the article that has never been published, and the author must ensure that all co-authors have agreed by signing a statement on the seal. Download template of the ethical statement (free plagiarism) here. The manuscript is an original article free from plagiarism. When the article published in another journal then in the next journal, the article will be disallowed.
     All articles will be discussed by experts in the field of scholarly concerned (peer reviewer) and will be edited by the editor. The editor reserves the right to add or subtract sentences, both abstracts, and scripts without changing the meaning. Manuscripts that accepted for publication will become the property of the publisher. It is not allowed to be published in other media. The needed revised manuscripts will be returned to the author. Research articles must be approved by the health research ethics committee or consider the ethical aspects of research accounted for.


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. Article Writing
    Typed the article on an 80 gram A4 (21.0 × 29.7 cm) white HVS paper with 4 cm left and top margin, 3 cm down and right, not back and forth. The maximum script length is 20 pages (including images, tables, and photos). Each page is numbered typed in the bottom right page, sequentially starting from the title page to the last page. The font is black Georgia with 12 pt size, typed justified except for a title with a spacing of two spaces in Microsoft Word 2007 format. Typing a new paragraph 6 taps from the left edge of the line, unless the first paragraph is not typed indented. In one manuscript only one language is used (except for abstract Indonesian is also written title and abstract in English), there is no mix between Indonesian and English or any other language. Typed italic the untranslatable terms in a foreign language or regional language.
         Table title is the typed center, font size 10 pt, bold, initial letter of each word written with capital letter, except conjunctions. The titles are numbered and written on top of the table. Example: Table 3 Neisseria gonorrhoeae Resistance to 8 Types of Antimicrobials in 20 Specimens. Table, no vertical dividing line, and there are only three horizontal border lines. Created tables in sequence two spaces from the text. Table descriptions and abbreviations are placed in the table description, not on the table title. 
         Typed center figure title withi 10 pt font size, bold, numbered according to the appearance in the text and typed under the image. The source of the cited image and or table should be added to references if it is not the author's own work.
         Figures (graphs, diagrams, and photos) and tables besides written in its place, also created separately on other pages of texts with sufficient sharpness and blackness. A maximum number of tables and or images are six pieces. Photos are sent in black and white glossy, or colored format when required, minimum size 3R (9 × 13.5 cm). Images and photos can also be sent on CD.
         Write correspondence as footnote on the first page containing full name of author with degrees/academic degrees, institution, address, phone number, fax, mobile, and e-mail.

  2. Content and Format Articles
    The article contains results of original research in the field of basic medical or applied, and health. The article format consists of Title, Abstract (English) and Abstrak (Indonesian), Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, and References.

  3. Articles Title
    Maximum article title consists of 12 words (choose words and terms that are dense meaning and able to characterize the entire contents of the script). Typed with bold fonts, size 12 pt, one space, the initial letter of each word is written in capital letters (except the conjunctive), and center. The ownership row consists of 2 elements, the author name and origin institution. Author's name written with the initial fonts are capital and bold, size 11 pt, one space, and center. Institution name written with the initial fonts are capital, size 10 pt, one space, and center.

  4. Abstract
    The abstract is typed using 12 pt font size and one spaces. The abstract is written in one paragraph, one space, maximum 250 words, and should describes the entire contents of the article. The abstract should be suitable for the format of introduction, methods (contain method, place, and time of study), results, and discussion. Abstract be equipped with key words consisting of 3–5 words.

  5. Introduction
    The introduction is written succinctly to stimulate the reader's interest include all the necessary information. At the end of the introduction was written the purpose of the study.

  6. Methods
    Methods contains the material under study and the way described briefly by the order of operation as well as the location and time of the study. Explain statistical methods in detail. Consideration of ethical issues is included. If the protocol has been approved then the ethical clearance/approval letter number and the health research ethics committee must be written.

  7. Results
    The result is the core of scientific writing. This section presents data and information that will be used as the basis of the conclusion and even expected to get a new theory. In results, listed the tables and or images, graphics, photos to explain and abbreviate the description should be given; numbered according to their appearance in the text. Results of the study and discussion should be written separately.

  8. Discussion
    Discussion of the article reveals, explains, and discusses the results of the study with an analysis by the research design, interpretation, and explanation of its synthesis. Also, the results obtained are compared with the results of previous research of others.

  9. Conclusion
    Conclusion is submitted in accordance with the results obtained by the researcher and written briefly and clearly in two or three sentences.

  10. Acknowledgement
    Acknowledgments should be provided to research contributors without writing a degree.

  11. Conflict of Interest
    All authors must make a formal statement at the time of submission indicating any potential conflict of interest that might constitute an embarrassment to any of the authors if it were not to be declared and were to emerge after publication. Such conflicts might include, but are not limited to, shareholding in or receipt of a grant or consultancy fee from a company whose product features in the submitted manuscript or which manufactures a competing product.

  12. References
    References are written by the Vancouver system's writing rules, given the sequence number corresponding to appearing in the article. List all author names if no more than six people; when more than six authors write the first six authors followed by et al. The references cited in the article are the most important references. The maximum referral number of 25 (twenty five) copies of the most recent 10 (ten) years of journal article/book publishing and is recommended to refer to an article from GMHC. Reference should be sought from 75% primary literature and 25% secondary literature. Avoid referral in the form of personal communication (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.

    Example How to Write References

    Theodoridou K, Vasilopoulou VA, Katsiaflaka A, Theodoridou MN, Roka V, Rachiotis G, dkk. Association of treatment for bacterial meningitis with the development of sequelae. Intern J Infect Dis. 2013;17(9):e707–13.

    Zhang B, Kunde D, Tristram S. Haemophilus haemolyticus is infrequently misidentified as Haemophilus influenzae in diagnostic specimens in Australia. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Dec;80(4):272–3.

    Books and Other Monographs
    Editor as Author

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

    Organization as Author
    World Health Organization (WHO). Guideline: neonatal vitamin A supplementation. Geneva: WHO Press; 2011.

    Chapter in Book
    Miller LG. Community-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. In: Weber JT, editor. Antimicrobial resistance. Beyond the breakpoint. Basel: Karger; 2010. pp. 1–20.

    Conference Proceeding
    Nicholai T. Homeopathy. Preceedings of the Workshop Alternative Medicines; 2011 November 30; Brussels Belgium. Belgium: ENVI; 2011.

    Journal Article from Internet
    King P. Haemophilus influenzae and the lung (Haemophilus and the lung). Clin Transl Med. 2012;1:10 [accessed August 15, 2015]. Available from:

  13. Authors
    Written equipped in the covering letter, containing the full name (with degrees/academic degrees), the area of expertise, institution, address, phone number, fax, mobile, and e-mail.

  14. Article Submission
    Submit article and correspondence with the editorial board online. Register at and follow the guidelines.


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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.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 1500000.00 (IDR)
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