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Medica Arteriana (Med-Art), is a journal which accommodates review article or research article about health and medical science. All manuscript which subscribed must not previously published elsewhere or under process of other publication. We welcome the manuscript from all of country. Manuscript must be written in Bahasa Indonesia. There is no charge related with processing submission or review.

All Manuscript which submitted are received to peer review. Manuscript must be accompanied with abstract which explained the article.

The text is typed with Microsoft word with Times new Roman 12 pts font size, single space, A4 paper size, and margins according to the template.



Authors can submit manuscripts electronically using the online journal system at



      • Research Article: Research Article should consist of no more than 3,500 words, not including the words in abstract, references, table, figure, and figure legend. The manuscript should have no more than six figures and/or tables in total and no more than 40 references.

      • Case Report: Case report should consist of no more than 3,000 words, not including the words in abstract, references, table, figure, and figure legend. The manuscript should have no more than six figures and/or tables in total and no more than 40 references.



An abstract in Indonesia and English, should no more than 300 words (for Review Articles) or 250 words (for Research Articles, Case Report and Short Communication). Any type of Articles should followed structured abstract. 



      • All measurements must be written in Conventional or International System (SI) units.

      • Drug names must listed in generic names. When there is any brands are used in research, write the brand name, the name and location (city & country) of the manufacturer in parentheses after the first mention of the generic name.


6.1 Title
There are two languages in writing titles, i.e. the first to use Indonesian and the second in English. Titles using Indonesian are printed in uppercase letters at the beginning of the word (except conjunctions) of type Times New Roman measuring 14 and spaced one, while English speakers are 12 with italics. The title of the article was written brief and informative and was able to explain the contents of the article with a maximum number of 15 words. Avoid using words that have general impressions such as review, study, influence and others.
  1. Name and Author Address

    Writing the name involved is written completely and not abbreviated. The name of each author is written sequentially beginning with the name of the first author. Academic ranks, positions and titles do not need to be included in writing names with a superscript code (1, 2, 3, ...) in the final of each name. Then, write down the institution of each name according to the code above followed by the e-mail address and telephone or fax agency that allows correspondence with other scientists to occur.
  2. Abstract

    Abstract is a complete summary and explains the entire contents of scientific articles. Abstracts are written as simple and concise as possible so that readers can capture the contents of the article without having to refer to the full article. Abstracts are written in two languages both Indonesian with “ABSTRAK” word and English “ABSTRACT”, a maximum of 250 words, typed in italics with a single space. The abstract contains a summary of the full subject matter of the entire text (Introduction, Research Methods, Results, and Conclusions) without having to provide detailed information from each chapter. Abstract does not include tables, illustrations, references and abbreviations. To save words, do not repeat the title in the abstract.

  3. Keywords

    Keywords are words that contain the main concepts discussed in the article. Keywords with the title "Key Words" of 3 to 5 words written in Indonesian and English are placed under the abstract in one line and are written starting with the most specific to the most common words or otherwise. Good keywords are those that can represent topics discussed and used to be accessible through digital media by readers.

  4. Introduction

    The introduction is written in a straightforward, clear, simple, and easy to understand language in order to promote its research. Introduction is a general description of the problem discussed (research problem), what about the current condition or the description of the effects / impact of the problem to be discussed. And also presents a local description / proposed local problem such as the situation, the uniqueness of the problem, the intended group, or the consequences that occur when the problem continues.

    This section provides information that needs to be confirmed or what is still unknown, convincing the reader that this research is important to publish. In writing, it lists how this research will address the current gaps (research objectives, contributions to science).

    The introduction is composed of sentences made by the researcher according to the correct spelling and does not quote from a library of approximately 350 words. The library used must support the background stated. It is better not to quote the results of previous unpublished research. The name of the organism (Indonesia / region) that is not common must be followed by its scientific name at the first time mentioned.

  5. Method

    This section briefly describes settings (location, time and period of observation), research design, study population, sampling method, time period, inclusion / exclusion criteria, data collection methods including data access and organize, analysis data preference, ethical clearance (EC), sources of research funding, whether by the cost of educational institutions or other institutions in addition to personal funds.

  6. Result

    The purpose of this section is to explain in simple language, not commenting on or trying to interpret the findings. Results are made with efficiency using clear and concise language. The best way to express results is to use a combination of text, tables, and images. The table is used to inform a large number of research results, use only 3-4 tables, and make sure the tables used are easy to understand. The graphic / image must be perceptible, the description of the image is written below the image, while the description of the table is written above the table and must be limited in the body of the writing.

    Result contains (1) a description of the sample which includes the size of the demographic characteristics of the sample (eg age, sex, ethnicity etc.) and other initial characteristics, (2) the main results of the study, (3) the results of both initial and advanced analysis (such as univariate and multivariate)

  7. Reviews

    This section which contains the main results of the research must be briefly written with supporting references. The discussion also tells how much influence our research to the environment (whether it can represent the population), the comparison of differences and similarities in the results of research with previous research both local research and international research.

    Point out the limitations of research with polite language and do not exaggerate the limitations of interpretation of results, the potential to turn meaning into sampling / data collection, the strength of the data used, the limitations of data measurement.

    This stage also conveys the benefits or implications of the results of the research as input into the policy, and whether the results of this study can be applied to daily practice. Write suggestions for further research that might have an impact on policy changes / implementation in practice, include questions that still cannot be answered, and what should be done in future research.

  8. Conclusion

    Conclusions are written critically, accurately and generalized (inductively) made carefully. State the conclusions of the results and discussion briefly, concise, and without sequence number. In the conclusion there is no quote and statistical analysis.

  9. Acknowledgement

    The author can give thanks to research funders, as well as to institutions or parties involved in conducting research. The institutional name of the funder must be written completely.

  10. References and Citation

    References and citations are compiled using the Vancouver system. Authors should recommend using the Reference Manager [Mendeley/EndNote/Zotero] with a minimum of fifteen [15] references

  11. Layout

    From introduction to bibliography using a two-column layout except for tables and figures.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures in scientific writing are to clarify the intent of the writing so that it is easy to read or interpret to avoid multiple interpretations.
Directions for writing tables are as follows;

  1. The table title includes: Tables, numbers of the table, table titles that describe the contents of the table.
  2. Numbers of the table are numbered with Arabic numerals.
  3. Tables are given a title above the table with a distance of single space.
  4. Table and image titles use uppercase letters at the beginning of the word and with single space, justify, 12 pt.
  5. Lines for tables in horizontal direction only.
  6. The font size for the table is 10 pt.
  7. Tables presented are on the same page. If the table is more than one page and must be cut off, it can be continued with the next page but given further information and given the table title, and column headings (table head).
  8. Writing data with decimal numbers using commas (,)
  9. The number of figure is numbered in Arabic numerals.
  10. The title for the figure is placed below the image with single space.
  11. Tables and figure are always symmetrical in the center of the page.
  12. Tables and images are placed three spaces after the text. While writing text after a table or image is continued with a distance of 1.5 spaces from the last line of the image title.
  13. The source of the table or figure taken from the book or reference is written below along with the title, given the note "modified from" plus the serial number according to Vancouver rules.

Example for Table :

Table 1. Relationship between the severity of osteoarthritis and physical health (12pt)

The following is an example of setting an image:

Figure 2. Stems of Strawberry plants, modified from Stanley, 201723

Berikut ini adalah contoh penulisan hasil histopatologi :

Gambar 1. Tulis keterangan perbesaran mikroskop dan metode pengecatan yang digunakan. Beri penjelasan mengenai bagian jaringan yang ditunjuk oleh tanda panah (pada contoh) atau penanda lainnya.


References in texts made based on Vancouver's writing rules have certain rules, including:

      • Citation from a writer, example: Recent research1 indicates that the number of duplicate papers being published is increasing.
      • Cite from several texts / works at one time, for example: Several studies 6–9,13,15 have examined the effect of congestion charging in urban areas.

      • Cite more than a writer and want to include the name of the author, example: Simons et al.3 state that the principle of effective stress is imperfectly known and understood by many practicing engineers (p. 4).

      • Citation of a text or article without a clear author, for example: The Department of Health6 advocates a national strategy for creating a framework to drive improvements in dementia services atau A national strategy is creating a framework to drive improvements in dementia services6.

      • Citation of images, photos, tables, diagrams and so on, for example: ‘Geological map of the easternmost region of São Nicolau’ (9: p.532).

      • Direct quotation citation. Using single quotation marks and include pages. Example: Simons state that the principle of effective stress is ‘imperfectly known and understood by many practising engineers’ (p.4).

      • Secondary referencing, that is citation from a writer which the author also cited the text from other author. Example: According to Colluzzi and Pappagallo as cited by Holding et al.7 most patients given opiates do not become addicted to such drugs.

      • Citation from one of the chapters in a book with different authors. The author's name listed is the author of the chapter, not the name of the book editor.

      • Citation from the same author with different texts / works in the same year. Each work is given a different number in the order to use citations.

      • Citation by including the author's name, for example: As emphasized by Watkins2 carers of diabetes sufferers ‘require perseverance and an understanding of humanity’ (p.1).


Reference in the text is based on Vancouver writing rules with numbers in the order in which they appear. With the following conditions :

      1. Numbers are written in superscript without brackets after punctuation.
      2. If more than 3 consecutive numbers can be abbreviated, for example 2,3,4 is written into 2-4.
      3. The list of references / literature is arranged according to Vancouver's writing rules, numbered according to the order of appearance in the text, not alphabetically.
      4. Enter the names of all authors if there are no more than 6 people, if more than 6 authors, write the names of the first 6 authors followed by (…,et al.).
      5. The name of the journal is written with the abbreviated name of the journal according to the Medicus Index.
      6. Articles sent for publication but not yet published must be referred to by mentioning them as unpublished observations with permission from the source.
      7. Papers that have been received for publication but have not yet been published can be used as references with "in press" words. Example:
        Leshner Al. Molecular mechanism of cocaine addiction. N Engl J Med. In press 1996.
      8. Avoid referring to using personal communication except for information that is not possible to obtain from public sources.
      9. State the name of the source and date / communication, get written permission and confirm the accuracy of the communication source.


The way to write several types of references is as follows:

Articles in journals

1.      Standard article with author less than 6 people

Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk for pancreatobilliary disease. Ann Intern Med. 1966 Jun 1;124 (11):980-3.

 Another method: if the journal sorts pages in a volume, then the month and edition number do not need to be included.

 Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk for pancreatobilliary disease. Ann Intern Med. 1966 Jun 1;124:980-3.

 2.      Standard articles with more than 6 authors

Hallal AH, Amortegui JD, Jeroukhimov IM, Casillas J, Schulman CI, Manning RJ, et al. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography accurately detects common bile duct stones in resolving gallstone pancreatitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Jun;200(6):869-7

3.      An organization as a writer

            The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Clinical exercise stress testing. Safety and performance guidelines. Med J Aust. 1996;164:282-4.

4.      Without Author’s name

Cancer in South Africa [editorial]. A Afr Med J. 1994;84:15.

5.      Not english articles

Ryder TE, Haukeland EA, Solhaug JH. Bilateral infrapatelar seneruptur hos tidligere frisk kvinne. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1996;116:41-2.

6.      Volume with supplements

Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk Assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environt Health Perspect. 1994;102 (1) :275-82.

7.      Edition with supplements

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

8.      Volume with section

Ozben T, Nacitarhan S, Tuncer N. Plasma and urine sialic acid in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Ann Clin Biochem. 1995;32(Pt 3):303-6.

9.      Edition with section

Poole GH, Mills SM. One hundred consecutive cases of flap lacerations of the leg in ageing patients. N Z Med J. 1990;107(986 Pt 1):377-8.

10.  Edition without volume

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

11.  No edition or volume

Browell DA, Lennard TW. Immunologic status of the cancer patient and the effects of blood transfusion on antitumor responses. Curr Opin Gen Surg. 1993;325-33.

12.  The page number in Roman numerals

Fischer GA, Sikic BI. Drug resistence in clinical oncology and hematology. Introduction. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 1995 Apr;9(2):xi-xii


Books and other monographs

1.      Individual author

Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skill for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY):Delmar Publisers;1996.p.166-78

2.      Editor as author

Norman IJ, Redfen SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York:Churchill Livingstone;1996.p.789-95

3.      Organisation as author

Institute of Medicine (US). Looking at the future of Medicaid program. Washington:The Institute;1992.p.345-65

4.      Chapter from book

Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertention and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM,editors. Hypertention:patophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York:Raven Press;1995.p.465-78.

5.      Conference proceedings

Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceding of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology:1995 Oct 15-19;Kyoto. Japan. Amsterdam:Elsevier;1996.

6.      Paper at the conference

Bengstsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security medical information. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics;1992 Sept 6-10;Geneva Switzerland. Amsterdam:North-Holland;1992.p.1561-5.

7.      Scientific reports or technical reports

If published by the funding agency / sponsor:

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). Offices of Evaluation and Inspections;1994 Oct. Report No:HHSIGOE169200860.

When issued by the implementing unit:

Field MJ, Tranguada RE, Feasley JC, editors. Health services research:work force and education issues. Washington:National Academy Press;1995. Contract No: AHCPR282942008. Sponsored by the Agency for Health care Policy and Research.

8.      Dissertation or Thesis or Minithesis

Gusni S. 2013. Deteksi Polimorfisme Delesi/Insersi – 19 Gen Calpain 10 (CAPN10) pada Pasien Diabetes Mellitus Tipe 2 Etnis Minangkabau. [Tesis]. Padang: Universitas Negeri Padang.

9.      Articles in Newspapers

Lee G. Hospitalizations tied to ozone pollution:study estimates 50,000 admissions annually. The Washington Post 1996 Jun 21;Sect A:3(col.5).

10.  Audiovisual Subject matter

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


Electronic formatted articles

1.      Journal articles in electronic

Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 1996 Jun 5]; 1(1):[24screens]. Available from: URL: HIPERLINK

2.      Monograf in electronic

CDI, clinical dermatology illustrated [monograph on CD-ROM]. Reeves JRT, Maibach H. CMEA Multimedia Group, producers. 2nd ed. Version 2.0. San Diego:CMEA;1995.

3.      Computer Archive

Hemodynamics III:The ups and down of hemodynamics [computer program]. Version 2.2. Orlando (FL):Computerized Educational systems;1993.



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