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Author Guidelines

Please prepare your manuscript before submission.


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:

  • Objectives
  • 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 2000-3500 words, excluding 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 Discussions
  • 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 (at least 85% of the total references), rather than rely heavily on textbooks or handbooks to demonstrate articles' novelty in the subject discussed. We accept articles with references since the last 10 years. Authors may include a list of older libraries, but no more than 15% of the total references. There are at least 10 references in each article. The use of Mendeley as a tool for 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.



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. One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

    • E-mail address.
    • Full postal address.
    • Active phone number.
  2. All necessary files have been ready to upload:


    • Has followed the template.
    • Include keywords.

    Author(s) has filled out Letter of Representations.

    Supplemental files (separated from the manuscript, where applicable):

    • All figures (include relevant captions).
    • All tables (including titles, description, footnotes).
    • Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided.
    • Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print.
  3. Further considerations:

    • The manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'.
    • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.
    • References are using Vancouver system.
    • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).
    • A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare.
    • Journal policies detailed have been reviewed.
    • Referee suggestions and contact details provided.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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