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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.
  • All articles (research, case reports, literature review, etc.), should be an original work, and have not been published in the magazine/journal anywhere.
  • This submission should not be sent simultaneously, partly or wholly to other journals other.
  • Submission file is in the soft-copy format: in PDF format, Doc / Docx (Ms. Word), RTF or ODF (OpenOffice). (IT'S NOT RECOMMENDED TO SEND YOUR SUBMISSIONS IN PDF FORMAT)
  • All authors must take responsibility for the content of the paper, should have read it first, and have approve to be included as authors in this submission.
  • Experiments involving human and animal have to follow the instructions in the "Declaration Of Helsinki". For human subjects must be informed consent which was approved by the Ethics Committe at the local institutions.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Author Guidelines

Indonesian Journal of Cardiology (Jurnal Kardiologi Indonesia/JKI) is published to meet the needs of physicians and other health professionals for scientific articles in the cardiovascular field. All articles (research, case report, review article and others) should be original and has never been published in any magazine/journal. Prior publication, every manuscript will be reviewed by peer-reviewers.


General preparation

  1. Manuscripts must be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English.
  2. Manuscripts should be typed 1.5-spaced (including title page, abstract, text references, figure legends and tables) and leave a 2.5-cm margin on all sides, in A4 paper size. All manuscripts need to be submitted in Microsoft Word 97 format (.doc).
  3. Manuscripts should not exceed 5000 words in length.
  4. All tables and figures should be separated from text. Tables should be submitted in Microsoft Word 97 format and completed with figure legend. Figures should be submitted in TIFF or JPEG format with clear captions.
  5. Authors should express all measurements in conventional units, with System International (SI) units given in parentheses throughout the text. Figures and tables should use conventional units, with conversion factors given in legends or footnotes.

Title page

The title page (page 1, do not number) should contain these elements:

  • Full title
  • Authors names, academic degree, and affiliations.
  • Name and complete address for correspondence (include street name and address as well as postal codes, telephone number, and email address).
  • The total word count of the manuscript, including the title page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figure legends.
All authors must have made a significant intellectual contribution to the manuscript according to the criteria formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. Authorship credits should be based only on substantial contributions to: (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (c) final approval of the version to be published.
Participation solely in the acquisition of funds or the collection of data does not justify authorship. General supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. The role played by each author should be described on the cover page (eg, in planning and/or conducting the study, collecting and/or interpreting data, and/or drafting the manuscript). The corresponding author is responsible for all aspects of the manuscript.


  • Clinical research article, case report, and review article should be completed with abstract.
  • Abstract should be written bilingually, in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  • Do not cite references in the abstract.
  • Limit use of acronyms and abbreviations. Define at first use with acronym or abbreviation in parentheses.
  • Maximum of 350 words.
  • Generic rather than trademark names of all therapeutics should be used.
  • For clinical research article, use the following headings:
    • Background rationale for study.
    • Methods brief presentation of study design and key methods.
    • Results succint presentation of key results; please include sample size throughout.
    • Conclusion succint statement of data interpretation.
    • For case report and review article, use the following headings:
      • Background
      • Case illustration/summary of review article
      • Brief conclusion
      • Put keywords after abstract (in Bahasa Indonesia and English). Keywords should not exceed five items.


Text should be written in separate page after abstract with the typical main headings include Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. All must be written in consecutive order. Manuscripts should not exceed 5000 words in length.
Use only common acronyms and abbreviations. Define at first use with acronym or abbreviation in parentheses.

Tables and Figures

  1. Tables and figures must be put in order according to their appearance on the manuscript.
  2. Tables should be brief and clear. Begin each table on a separate page. Please remember that tables prepared with Excel are not accepted unless embedded within text document.
  3. The table and figure number should be Arabic, followed by a period and brief title.
  4. Use same font and size type as in text.
  5. Figure should be submitted in JPEG or TIFF format with minimun resolution of 300 dpi.
  6. Maximum of 8 tables and figures can be submitted within one manuscript.


Acknowledgment must be written at the end of the text before reference section of the manuscript, certifying persons who have made substantial contributions to the manuscript but do not fulfill authorship criteria.


  • Cite references in numerical order according to first mention in the text. Prior submitting the manuscript, ensure accuracy of spelling and details of publication.
  • Submit references as the format below. Author may use reference manager software (i.e. EndNote) to ensure the list of references is formatted correctly.
    • Article in journal
      Nonaka H, Emoto N, Ikeda K, Fukuya H, Rohman MS, Raharjo SB, Yagita K, Okamura H, Yokoyama M. Angiotensin II induces circadian gene expression of clock genes in cultured vascular smooth muscle cells. Circulation. 2001;104:1746-8.
    • Article in journal supplement
      Frumin AM, Nussbaum J, Esposito M. Functional asplenia: demonstration of splenic activity by bone marrow scan. Blood 1979;59 Suppl 1:26-32.
    • Chapter in a book
      Wyllie AH, Kerr JFR, Currie AR. Cell death: the significance of apoptosis. In: Bourne GH, Danielli JF, Jeon KW, editors. International review of cytology. London: Academic; 1980. p. 251-306.
    • Book
      Blenkinsopp A, Paxton P. Symptoms in the pharmacy: a guide to the management of common illness. 3rd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Science; 1998.
    • Online document
      Doe J. Title of subordinate document. In: The dictionary of substances and their effects. Royal Society of Chemistry. 1999. http://www.rsc.org/dose/title of subordinate document. Accessed 15 Jan 1999.
    • Online database
      Healthwise Knowledgebase. US Pharmacopeia, Rockville. 1998. http://www.healthwise.org. Accessed 21 Sept 1998.
    • Organization site
      ISSN International Centre: The ISSN register. http://www.issn.org (2006). Accessed 20 Feb 2007.
  • Abstract may be cited only if they are the sole source and must be identified in the reference as Abstract.
  • In press citations must have been accepted for publication and the name of the journal or book publisher must be included.
  • Accuracy of reference data is the responsibility of the author.
  • We encourage the use of Reference Management Tools such as Mendeley, EndNote, and Zotero.

List of abbreviations

List of all acronyms and abbreviations used in text should be made in separate section after References section.

Study Ethics

All manuscripts submitted to Indonesian Journal of Cardiology must be original work which has never been published previously and is submitted exclusively to Indonesian Journal of Cardiology. All submitted papers containing animal experiments and/or involving human subjects should have obtained approval from an independent ethics committee. The copy of approval and reference number should be provided.

Researchers should be honest about their research. Researchers need to have a high ethical standard at all times during the research, in areas such as receiving funds for research, publishing research results, and fairly compensating participants. More specifically, research papers that are forged, altered, plagiarized, overlapped, and/or dishonest cannot be published either online or in journals and are not eligible for research funds

Forgery, Alteration, Plagiarism

  • Forgery: making up data or research results that do not exist.
  • Alteration: fabricating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing/deleting research results intentionally to distort research contents or results.
  • Plagiarism: using others' ideas, research (process and contents), and/or results without proper authorization or citation.

Overlap Publication and Dishonest Research

  • Publishing research papers that contain the same or similar contents to that which were/are published in other journals or books in the Society's memoir, or publishing research papers that are/were published in the Society's memoir in other journals or books.
  • Multiple or duplicate publication can be allowed after a review from the Publication Council, if it is qualified under the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org).
  • Wrongful Research Paper Author Indication: either refusing to grant a qualification to publish (without proper reasons) to a person who contributed to science and/or technology with his/her research contents or results, or granting qualification to publish to a person who did not contribute to science and/or technology because of a wish to express appreciation or honor.

If a research object is human, researchers should follow the Declaration of Helsinki (http://www. wma.net). Details are as follows:

  • Researchers should fully explain the purpose and methods of research as well as any possible mental and physical harm that could occur during research participation. If he/she is to publish the research results, he/she has to indicate that on the paper.
  • Researchers cannot write down participants' names or initials. In case of possible disclosure of participants' identification through pictures of face or anything similar, researchers should receive written informed consent from the participants or their guardians.
  • Researchers should receive an approval from Institutional Review Board and indicate it on the paper if one wishes to publish the research results.
  • Any research that deals with clinical trials should be registered to the primary national clinical trial registration site or other sites accredited by the WHO or the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

If a research object is animal, researchers should follow these general rules:

  • Researchers should indicate what he/she did to minimize the pain or discomfort that experiment subjects went through.
  • Researchers should indicate that he/she did not violate NIH guideline (NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals).
  • When necessary, the Society can ask for a written consent and an approval letter issued by Animal Ethics Committee.

Conflicts of interest or financial support should be indicated on the paper.

Corrections of Errors
The Journal will publish corrections when errors could affect the interpretation of data or information. When the error is made by the author, the term "Corrigendum" will be used; when the error is made by the Publisher, the term "Erratum" will be used.

Publication approval

Every contributing author must state their approval for publication and fully understand the content of the manuscript that is submitted to the journal.

Conflict of interest

Every conflict of interest-financially or non-financiall-should be stated explicitly. Please state "None" if no conflict exists.

Sources of funding

All sources of support for the research should be listed under this heading.

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