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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors must check off their submission's compliance with all 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 14-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’s Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Information about the online submission process

Submitting your manuscript:



All submissions to The Journal of Southeast Asian Medical Research must comply with these Instructions for authors. In addition, studies should comply with human studies committees and animal welfare regulations at the authors' instructions. All manuscripts will be subject to peer review. Letters to the Editor and comments on the Journal's content or policies are always welcome and encouraged. All manuscripts must be submitted online and uploaded to the review system website.


Submission of a manuscript to The Journal ASEAN Medical Research for peer review implies that: It is original work, has been written by the authors, and has not been published elsewhere, including electronically, in the same form, in any language. Likewise, a similar manuscript has not been submitted to other published by any other journal by any of the authors.

Before you begin disclosure of potential conflict of interest

The Journal of ASEAN Medical Research uses the ICMJE disclosure for authors. Each manuscript author must complete the form and save it using his or her name. The corresponding author must complete the form upon submission. Access the Journal online website is https://jseamed.org.


The Journal of ASEAN Medical Research generally limits the number of authors to six. However, if there are more than six authors, we ask the corresponding author to justify each author's participation using ICMJE criteria for authorship:

  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND 
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND 
  3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND 
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.


The Journal Medical Research will hold the copyright to all published articles. Copyright forms are handled by the publisher’s production department once a manuscript is accepted and scheduled for publication.

Registration of clinical trials

Clinical trial registration (prospective publication of clinical research study authors, title, purpose, hypothesis, methods including statistical methods, and confirmation of Institutional Review Board approval) mitigates against bias resulting from selective reporting of results. Clinical trials beginning patient enrollment after ………., will not be accepted for publication in The Journal of Southeast Asian Medical Research without prospective trial registration. Trials may be accepted in any national or international registry.


After registering as an author through The Journal of Southeast Asian Medical Research online submission and the review system website, you will be guided step by step through the uploading of your files. You can track the progress of your manuscript through our website. Communications about a manuscript will be handled through our website. Please access the website for more detail about online submission, including a tutorial for authors, artwork guidelines, and a link to author support by e-mail.

Submit Manuscript

Preparing a manuscript

General Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced with continuous line numbering. Submit in this order; see details in the following sections: Separate title page, blinded title page, blinded text, reference, figure and tables, figures, and conflict of interest forms.

Separate Title Page

  • Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • All Authors’ full names, degrees, and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous, please indicate this. Present each author’s affiliation and address below the names.
  • Corresponding Author. Indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of reviewing and publication. Contact details must keep up to date by the corresponding author.

Blinding the Manuscript

Because all manuscripts are blinded to reviewers, the first page of the blinded manuscript must be a blinded title page that lists only the title. Likewise, the text does not include any identifying information, such as the author’s initials or the names of institutions where the study was done, or a phrase such as “our study” that, when followed by a citation, reveals authorship of the present manuscript in the reference list.

Manuscript Structure

1. Abstract

Abstracts should be 300 words at maximum and structured to include the following system section: One or two sentences that state the purpose with no background information or hypothesis. Methods: Provide, with sufficient detail, the methods of the study, including selection criteria. Results: Provide results with data, p values, and standard deviation of mean or 95% confidence intervals. Present the most important findings. Conclusions: State only what your study found; do not include extraneous information not backed up by the results. In systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses, the abstract and text should be structured as an Original Article Case reports; the text should consist of unstructured summary abstract, introduction, Case report, and Discussion, plus references and figure legends.

2. Introduction

The introduction of an original article should state the problem of controversy stat led you to undertake the study, including a concise review of only the most relevant literature. Conclude the introduction by stating the purpose of the study and your hypothesis.

3. Methods

Describe the study design (prospective or retrospective, inclusion and exclusion criteria, duration). If prospective or a cadaver study, the number of enrolled subjects is reported in Methods. If retrospective, the study population (numbers, demographics, length of follow-up) should be in Results. Include IRB and animal studies information. IRB approval is required for all human studies except retrospective and cadaver studies (unless the institution where the study was performed requires it). The statistics you used to analyze the data should be described in detail. The word significant requires your report to have an exact p-value. Confidence intervals of 95% are required whenever the results of survivorship analysis are given in the text, tables, or figures. The use of the word correlation requires you to report the correlation coefficient.

4. Results

Describe in detail the data obtained during the study following the order of the methods to include a final number of subjects, demographics, and length of follow-up (mean and range). All data in the text must be consistent with the rest of the manuscript, including data in tables, figures, and legends. Present comparison data in tables, figures, and legends. Present comparison data in tables and present as mean +- standard error of the mean with confidence intervals.

5. Discussion

Be concise. The discussion should start with the most important findings of your study. Is your hypothesis affirmed or refuted? Compare and contrast your study with others in the most relevant world literature, particularly recent ones. A complete literature review is unnecessary.

6. Conclusions

Briefly state your view of the problem you outlined in the introduction. Take special care to draw your conclusions only from your results and verify that your data firmly support your conclusions. Most importantly, only make concluding statements that are supported by your data.

7. References

The journal follows the reference style in Vancouver style.


  1. Martin EA, editor. Concise medical dictionary. 8th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2010 
  2. Parkinson J. An essay on shaking palsy. London: Whittingham and Rowland; 1817 
  3. Mayo R, Stern P, Williams TW. An estimate of the prevalence of dementia in idio‐ pathic Parkinson's disease. Arch Neurol 1988; 45: 260‐263 
  4. Brown RG, Robinson PJ. The level of depression in Parkinson's disease. Am J Psy‐chiatry 1987; 149: 122‐129 
  5. Meakin CJ, King DA, White J, Scott JM, Handley H, Griffiths A, et al. Screening for depression in the medically ill. J Nerv Ment Dis 1991; 12: 45‐53

8. Tables

Number tables consecutively by their appearance in the text. Include a short descriptive title with the number.

9. Figures

Number figures consecutively by their appearance in the text. Figures must be submitted separately from the text. Arrows and labels should be added to figures to orient the reader to the images.

10. Disclosures

These forms must be completed, signed, and submitted with the manuscript.

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