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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 title of the article should be brief and clear as well as informative. It represents the contents of the research article which will be discussed, where it does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. It should not exceed 25 words, typed in Times New Roman, 14pt-sized, bold, and capitalize each word of the title.
The author’s name should be written without an academic degree. If the author’s name consists of at least two words, the last name should not be shortened (to avoid miss citations). If there is more than one author, the author’s name should be written separately by a comma (,). If the author’s names are only one word, it should be written as it is. It is written in the 12pt-sized font.
The author's affiliation should be written by providing the name of the department, faculty, and university. It is written in 10pt-sized font and italic selection. The information about corresponding author written in the footer of the first page should consist of name, affiliation, and email address.
An abstract should stand alone, which means that no citation in the abstract. The abstract is like an advertisement that should tell the prospective reader what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear, and specific. Use words that reflect the precise meaning. The abstract should be precise and honest. The abstract should be written in BOTH Indonesian and English language. Use 11pt-sized Times New Roman for the abstract body with single spacing. Please follow word limitations (150‐250 words).
Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and are critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore the keywords should represent the content and highlight your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. Each keyword is written in 11pt-sized font, bold, ordered alphabetically, and separated by a comma (,). There should be only a maximum number of keywords
Before the objective, authors should provide an adequate background and a very short literature review (state of the art) in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous research, to show the main limitation of the previous research, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation) and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature review (state of the art) or a summary of the results. Do not describe the literature review (state of the art) as author by author, but should be presented as the group per method or topic reviewed which refers to some literature. Then, the authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of the introduction section.
Example of novelty statement or the gap analysis statement at the end of the Introduction section (after the state of the art of previous research survey): “........ (short summary of background)....... A few researchers focused on ....... There have been limited studies concerned on ........ Therefore, this research intends to ................. The objectives of this research are .........”.
The research method describes the stages of research/development undertaken to achieve the objectives/outputs of the research. Each stage is briefly described (eg each step in a paragraph). Also inform the materials/platforms used in the study, including the subjects/materials, the tools/software used, the design or experiment used, the sampling technique, the test plan (the variable to be measured and the data retrieval technique), analysis, and statistical model used. Provide enough detail to allow the work to be reproduced. The published method should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be explained. Do not repeat details of existing methods, just refer to the literature.
This part consists of the research results and how they are discussed clearly. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data. The research results and the discovery must be the answers or the research hypothesis stated previously in the introduction part. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them.
The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what/how)? Do you provide an interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?
The conclusions will be the answers to the hypothesis, the research purposes, and the research discoveries. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.
Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporters of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may another supporter, i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers, who may have given materials. Do not acknowledge one of the authors' names.
All references referred to in the article text must be listed in the References section. The references shall contain at least 10 (ten) references from 80% of primary sources (scientific journals, conference proceedings, research reference books) which are published within the last 10 (ten) years. References to own works (self-citation) should be limited. References from the Internet that are acceptable are those from journals, organizations, or governments.
References should be written following the order they appear in the text, using Arabic numbers in square brackets and superscripted. The template will number citations consecutively within brackets. The sentence punctuation follows the bracket.
This journal follows the Vancouver style. Authors are recommended to use reference management software, in writing the citations and references such as Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote, BibTex, Papers, etc.
1. Journal article
Up to six authors, list all the authors.
For more than six authors, list the first six authors, followed by et al.
2. Chapter in a book
Benowitz NL, Brunetta PG. Smoking hazards and cessation. In: Broaddus VC, Mason RJ, Ernst JD, King TE Jr, Lazarus SC, Murray JF, et al., editors. Murray & Nadel’s textbook of respiratory medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2016. p. 807-13
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health effects of cigarette smoking [Internet]. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2020 Apr [cited 2020 Jan 10]. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/index.htm
The submission process, article processing, and publishing in SCRIPTA SCORE Scientific Medical Journal are free of charge.
Articles included in this category are research reports or empirical research papers with the suggested word length of 3,500 – 5,000 excluding tables and figures. Original research articles should follow the systematics below:
Articles included in this category are literature review, scoping review, systematic review, and critical review of a policy based on scientific methods with the suggested word length of 4,000 – 6,000 excluding tables and figures. Review articles should follow the systematics below:
Articles included in this category are critical cases, problems, or incidents that occurred in the medical and health professions education context, such as managing educational institutions, teaching-learning, student and faculty member issues, and policy. The suggested word length is 1,500 – 3,000 excluding tables and figures. Case study articles should follow the systematics below:
SCRIPTA SCORE Scientific Medical Journal
SCORE (Standing Committee on Research Exchange) PEMA FK USU
Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara
Jalan dr. T. Mansur No. 5
Medan, 20155, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
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