Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Saintika Medika is a peer-reviewed and open access journal that focuses on promoting medical sciences generated from basic sciences, clinical, and community or public health research to integrate researches in all aspects of human health. This journal publishes original articles, reviews, and also interesting case reports. Brief communications containing short features of medicine, latest developments in diagnostic procedures, treatment, or other health issues that is important for the development of health care system are also acceptable. Letters and commentaries of our published articles are welcome.

Subjects suitable for publication include, but are not limited to the following fields of:

  • Allergy and immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cancer and stem cells
  • Cardiovascular
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Child health
  • Community medicine
  • Dermato-venereology
  • Geriatrics
  • Histopathology
  • Hospital Management
  • Internal medicine
  • Neuro-psychiatric medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral medicine
  • Otorhynolaryngology
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Physio-pharmacology
  • Public health
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery including orthopedic and urology
  • Travel medicine
  • Women’s health

 

Section Policies

Article

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Case Reports

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Editorial Information

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Back Matter

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are reviewed by double-blind reviewers consisting of an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside/external reviewers. This is done within the shortest given time. Judgment from the first reviewer will be the main priority for the editor to make the decision if there are only two reviewers. In the case of three reviewers, the decision will be made from at least two reviewers. The journal,  above all, strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 3 weeks. The Editorial Board re-review manuscripts that are accepted until they are revised.

 

Publication Frequency

Journal of Family Health and Medical Sciences "Saintika Medika" was published by Faculty of Medicine University of Muhammadiyah Malang, with frequency twice yearly in January-June edition from July to December printed version and online.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license:

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Ethics

Jurnal Saintika Medika using following ethics for articles submission : 

  • Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the reported study. If there are others participant who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
  • Originality and plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if there were the work and/or words of others, so it has been appropriately cited.
  • Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: SM doesn’t accept the article which is also sent to another journal to be published.
  • Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment to others are always written.
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest: The authors must include disclosure of all relationships to prevent a potential conflict of interest.
  • Fundamental errors in published works: When the authors discover significant error or their own published work, they have to notify and be cooperated to the journal editor or publisher to retract or correct the paper.
  • Reporting standards: The Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion.
  • Human subjects: The clinical research with human as the subjects, the certificate of approval from the ethics committee must be attached.
  • Use of patient images or case details: Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and it should be documented in the paper.

 

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism Policy

Saintika Medika Editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified using TURNITIN.

Definition:
Plagiarism involves the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."

Policy:
Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be clearly identified as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.
Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also requires identification of the source; e.g., previous publication.
When plagiarism is identified, the Editor in Chief responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following guidelines:

Level of Plagiarism
1.Minor: A short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other paper
Action: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made

2.Intermediate: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized without proper citation to the original paper
Action: The submitted article is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one year

3. Severe: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized that involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication
Action: The paper is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.

It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of their submitted paper as they all sign the Saintika Medika Copyright Transfer Form. If a penalty is imposed for plagiarism, all authors will be subject to the same penalty.

If the second case of plagiarism by the same author(s) is identified, a decision on the measures to be enforced will be made by the Editorial board (Editor-in-Chief, and Editorial members) with the Chair of the Editor in Chief. The author(s) might be forbidden to submit further articles forever.

This policy applies also to material reproduced from another publication by the same author(s). If an author uses text or figures that have previously been published, the corresponding paragraphs or figures should be identified and the previous publication referenced. It is understood that in case of a review paper or a paper of a tutorial nature much of the material was previously published.

The author should identify the source of the previously published material and obtain permission from the original author and the publisher. If an author submits a manuscript to Saintika Medika with significant overlap with a manuscript submitted to another journal simultaneously, and this overlap is discovered during the review process or after the publications of both papers, the editor of the other journal is notified and the case is treated as a severe plagiarism case. Significant overlap means the use of identical or almost identical figures and identical or slightly modified text for one half or more of the paper. For self-plagiarism of less than one half of the paper but more than one-tenth of the paper, the case shall be treated as intermediate plagiarism. If self-plagiarism is confined to the methods section, the case shall be considered as minor plagiarism.
 
If an author uses some of his previously published material to clarify the presentation of new results, the previously published material shall be identified and the difference to the present publication shall be mentioned. Permission to republish must be obtained from the copyright holder. In the case of a manuscript that was originally published in conference proceedings and then is submitted for publication in Saintika Medika either in identical or in expanded form, the authors must identify the name of the conference proceedings and the date of the publication and obtain permission to republish from the copyright holder. The editor may decide not to accept this paper for publication.

However, an author shall be permitted to use material from an unpublished presentation, including visual displays, in a subsequent journal publication. In the case of a publication being submitted, that was originally published in another language, the title, date, and journal of the original publication must be identified by the authors, and the copyright must be obtained. The editor may accept such a translated publication to bring it to the attention of a wider audience. The editor may select a specific paper that had been published (e.g. a “historic” paper) for republication in order to provide a better perspective of a series of papers published in one issue of Saintika Medika. This republication shall be clearly identified as such and the date and journal of the original publication shall be given, and the permission of the author(s) and the publisher shall be obtained.

The Saintika Medika layout editor for the Journal is responsible for maintaining the list of authors subjected to penalties and will check that no authors of a submitted paper are on this list. If a banned author is identified, the layout editor will inform the Editor-in-Chief who will take appropriate measures. This policy will be posted on the website with the instructions for submitting a manuscript, and a copy will be sent to the authors with the confirmation email upon initial receipt of their original manuscript. A sentence shall be added to the copyright transfer form to indicate that the author(s) have read the Plagiarism Policy.

 

Author Fee

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

 

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)

If your manuscript is accepted for publication, you are not required to pay an Article Publication.