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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

MHJ accept manuscript in Bahasa or in English (more preferred). Use standard Bahasa and English consistently throughout the manuscripts accordingly. MHJ publishes research article (including systematic review and meta-analysis), review article, case report, short report, and editorial.

Use template available. Format the manuscript in A4 paper size; margins are 1 inch or 2.5 cm all around. Type the whole manuscript double-spaced, justified alignment. Use Cambria font, size eleven (11) point.

Use Arabic numeral in text, tables, figures, and pages. Make the page consecutively (centering at the bottom of each page).

Include line numbers (continuous) for the convenience of the reviewers.

References should use manual method.

Author(s) should submit the manuscripts as one Microsoft Word.

Manuscript will be checked thoroughly and carefully for evidence of plagiarism, duplication and data manipulation.


Type of manuscript

Original article. Original scientific papers are the results of empirically- or theoretically-based scientific research, which employ scientific methods, and which report experimental or observational work. Original articles should be: 2700-3500 words (excluding title, abstract, tables/figures, figure legends, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, and References), a structured abstract of 250-300 words, number of references are 30-50, maximum combined total of 7 tables/figures.

Review Article. Review papers should provide concise in-depth reviews of both established and new areas, based on a critical examination of the literature, and analysing the various approaches. Review article should be: 5000-6000 words (excluding title, abstract, tables/figures, figure legends, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, and References), a structured abstract of 250-300 words, number of references are 60-110, and maximum combined total of 7 tables/figures

Case Report. Case report is a descriptive study that is prepared for illustrating novel, unusual, or atypical features identified in patients in medical practice, and could potentially stimulate new research questions. Case report should be: 2000-2500 words (excluding title, abstract, tables/figures, figure legends, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, and References). A structured abstract of 250-300 words, number of references is 15-30.

Short Report. Short report is presentation of research that extends previously published research, including the reporting of additional controls and confirmatory results in other settings, as well as negative results. Short report should be: 1000-1500 words (excluding title, abstract, tables/figures, figure legends, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, and References), A structured abstract of 250-300 words, number of references is 10-20.

Editorials. Manuscript written by or behalf editors that gives an opinion on an interesting, important, hot issue. Editorial should be: 500-750 words. No abstract and references needed.



MHJ only accepts electronic submission by login or register to official website.

Submission a new paper:

  1. Registeron the Journal website; we encourage you to register also as a Reviewer at the same time;
  2. Follow the Guidelines for Authorsfor preparation of your manuscript;
  3. Read our Editorial Policiesand our Competing Interest policies.
  4. Log in;
  5. Click on the "NEW SUBMISSION"button to start the online procedure and then follow the instruction


Submission a revised version:

  1. Log in;
  2. Click on the title of your paper;
  3. Next to the heading "REVISIONS", upload your revised paper by using the "UPLOAD FILE"button;
  4. Inform the Editors that a revised version has been uploaded.

Submitted material includes:

  • Manuscript (title page, abstract, main text, references, tables & figures)
  • Authorship statements
  • Copyright transfer agreement
  • Conflict of interest

All research articles published by MHJ are subject to a rigorous ethical standard. Our journals endorses the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and  the COPE International Standards for Editors and Authors Guidelines.


  1. The first page of the manuscript should be the title page, containing title, type of publication, running head, authors, affiliations, corresponding author, and manuscript information (see the template). Title should be short and informative and the recommended length is no more than 20 words. Authors should mention the type of the article (original, review, etc). Short running title should not exceed 50 characters including spaces. The form of an author's name is first name, middle initial(s), and last name. Affiliation consists of the name of an institution, department, city, country/territory (in this order) to which the author(s) belong and to which the presented / submitted work should be attributed. If there are more than one affiliation, give number to each affiliation in order of appearance. in superscript at the beginning of the line, separated from corresponding affiliation with a space. This number should also be put after corresponding name of the author, in superscript with no space in between. If an author belongs to more than one institution, all corresponding superscript digits, separated with a comma with no space in between, should be present behind the family name of this author. Numbering is not needed when authors from the same institution. Whenever possible expand your authors' affiliations with departments, or some other, specific and lower levels of organization. Corresponding author's name with full postal address in English and e-mail address should appear, after the affiliations. The institutional address is preferred
  2. The second page of manuscript should be Abstract in English and Keywords (3-5). The abstract should be a structured abstract and contain 250-300 words.
  3. Main text is started in third page. The main text should contain: Introduction, Material & Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, and Conflict of Interest
  4. References should be placed on a new page after Conflict of Interest. MHJ adopt Vancouver reference style.
  5. All tables should be included in the main manuscript file, each on a separate page right after the Reference section. Tables should be presented as standard MS Word tables. Number (Arabic) tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text. Table heading should be written above the table. Table footnotes should be written below the table. Use the symbols to denote the significancy: * † ‡ § ¶ || etc.
  6. Figures. Figures should not contain footnotes. All information regarding the figure, including explanations of abbreviations must be present in figure legends. Figure legends should be written bellow the figure, in sentence case. In case that the figure has been published previously, acknowledge the original source and submit a written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material.


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