Author Guidelines

Please prepare your manuscript before submission.

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Main article and supplement file(s) should be provided in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx file extension). We do not accept another format.

You can download article template here:

Research/Literature Review Template
Research/Literature Review Template
Case Report Template
Case Report Template

Article Categories

Authors must categorize their paper as part of the article information. The category which most closely describes their paper should be selected from the list below.

  • Research Article (Artikel Penelitian). A research article reports the results of original research, assesses its contribution to the body of knowledge in a given area
  • Case Report (Laporan Kasus). A case report is a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patientCase reports may contain a demographic profile of the patient but usually, describe an unusual or novel occurrence. Some case reports also contain a literature review of other reported cases.
  • Literature Review (Tinjauan Pustaka). The literature review is a text of a scholarly paper, which includes the current knowledge including substantive findings, as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to a particular topic. Literature reviews are secondary sources and do not report new or original experimental work. Most often associated with academic-oriented literature, such reviews are found in academic journals and are not to be confused with book reviews that may also appear in the same publication.

Article Title

A title of 14 words maximum (using Bahasa Indonesia) or 12 words maximum (using English) should be provided.

Author Details

All contributing authors’ names should be added, and their names arranged in the correct order for publication. A correct email address should be supplied only by the first author. But on article’s meta data submission, the author must enter entire contributing authors’ email addresses correctly. The full name of each author must be present in the EXACT FORMAT they should appear for publication, including or exclude any middle names or initials as required. The affiliation of each contributing author should be correct on their individual author name.

Structured Abstract

Author(s) must supply two structured abstracts in two different languages (Bahasa Indonesia and English), which include:

  • Aim
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

An abstract should be between 150-200 words in total, excluding keywords.


Author(s) should provide appropriate and short keywords that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper. It should be between 3-5 words.

Article Length

Articles should be between 2500-3000 words, excluding abstracts and references. Tables and figures are put on separated MS Word files.

Article Organization

Body of articles should be organized (at least) into the IMRaD structure as follow;

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions

Exception for the case report should be organized slight differents from the IMRad structure as follow:

  • Introduction
  • Case Report
  • Discussions
  • Conclusions


Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings.


All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in color to facilitate their appearance on the online database. Figures should be inserted into separated Microsoft Word document file as a supplement. If there are many figures which exceed 2 MB file size limit, figures should be separated into new MS Word document. Do not forget to put figure legend below the graph. Ensure the order of the figures matches the actual order in the article, or assigns numbers to the figure legends.


Tables should be excluded from the main document file, and put on separated Microsoft Word document file as a supplement. Ensure those table legends go above the body of the table. Ensure the order of the tables matches the actual order in the article, or assigns numbers to the tables legends.


MKA prefers articles which refer mainly to journal articles, research reports, and conference proceedings, rather than rely heavily on textbooks or handbooks to demonstrate articles' novelty in the subject discussed. The use of Mendeley as a tool in referencing is preferable and encouraged. References should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency. Author(s) must cite publications in the text following the Vancouver system.

MKA Reference Guide
MKA Reference Guide