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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.
  • Before proceeding, The authors must read and acknowledge that the authors have completed the requirements below.
  • 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 double-spaced, with continuous line numbers and page numbers using a 12-point font, Times New Roman. 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


The Journal of Southeast Asian 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
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content 
  3. Final approval of the version to be published 
  4. They agree 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. The publisher's production department handles copyright forms 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, The author will be guided step by step through uploading the files. The author can track the progress of the manuscript through our website. Communications about a manuscript will be handled through our website. Please access the website for more details about online submission, including a tutorial for authors, artwork guidelines, and a link to author support by email.

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 and affiliations: Present each author's affiliation and address below the names. If the family name may be ambiguous, please indicate this.
  • Corresponding Author: Indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of reviewing and publication. Contact details must be kept 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


Abstracts should be 300 words at maximum and structured to include the following system section: Background: A short paragraph contains the rationale, the key problem statement, and a brief overview of the research questions that are addressed in the rest of the paper. Objectives: 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. Conclusion: State only what the 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 Report; the text should consist of an unstructured summary abstract, introduction, Case report, discussion, references, and figure legends.


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


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 used to analyze the data should be described in detail. The word significant requires the 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 reporting the correlation coefficient.


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.


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


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


The journal follows the reference style in Vancouver style. List the first six author names for references that include more than six authors, followed by a comma and et al.


  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: 260‐3. 
  4. Brown RG, Robinson PJ. The level of depression in Parkinson's disease. Am J Psy‐chiatry 1987; 149: 122‐9. 
  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.


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


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.


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

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