Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript in Microsoft Word must be submitted to SCRIPTA SCORE Scientific Medical Journal through the Online Submission System by accessing the SCRIPTA SCORE Scientific Medical Journal portal ( The submitted manuscript should generally follow the format of “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” (, which was published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The manuscript is in A4 paper layout (21 cm x 29.7 cm) with left, right, top, and bottom margin 2.54 cm. The abstract must describes the significant points of manuscript containing aims of the paper, methods, result, and conclusion, within 150-250 words. The authors should provide 5-10 keywords of phrases that characterizes the manuscript. The manuscript is written in Indonesian or English and SI system (Système International d'Unités, often referred as "International Units") for measurements and units. The manuscript as the section body is written with Times New Roman font size 12 pt with 1 line spacing between lines. The references should be numbered consecutively in the order of their appearance and follows Vancouver style. Please compiles references as shown in the examples below. Adjust the size of figures and tables , so that all information in figures and tables can be legible. For all equations, use either Microsoft Equation Editor or MathType add-on. Equations are numbered consecutively in parenthesis, e.g. (1), and set at the right margin.

The Title of The Manuscript

The title of the article should be brief and clear as well as informative. It represents the contens 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 words of the title.

Author's Name and Affiliation

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 shorted (to avoid miss citation). If there is more than one author, the author’s names 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 by 12pt-sized font.

The author's affiliation should be written by providing the name of the department, faculty and university. It is written by 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.

Abstract and Keywords

An abstract should stand alone, means that no citation in the abstract. The abstract is like an advertisement which 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 which reflect the precise meaning. The abstract should be precise and honest. 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 critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore the keywords should represent the content and highlight of your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. Each keyword is written by 11pt-sized font, bold, ordered alphabetically, separated by a comma (,). There should be only maximum  keywords


Before the objective, authors should provide an adequate background, and 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 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, authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section.

Example of novelty statement or the gap analysis statement at the end of Introduction section (after 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 .........”.

Research Method

The research method describes the stages of research/development undertaken to achieve the objectives/outputs of 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 reference: only relevant modifications should be explained. Do not repeat details of existing methods, just refer it from the literature.

Results and Discussion

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 discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what/how)? Do you provide 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?

Conclusion and Future Research

The conclusions will be the answers of 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.

Acknowledgments (Optional)

Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter 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 last 10 (ten) year. References into own works (self-citation) should be limited. References from Internet that are acceptable are those from journals, organization, or government.

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.[1] The sentence punctuation follows the bracket.[2]

This journal follows 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.

  • Messner B, Bernhard D. Smoking and cardiovascular disease: mechanism of endothelial dysfunction and early atherogenesis. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol.  2014;34(3):509-15.

More than six authors, list the first six authors, followed by et al.

  • Onor IO, Stirling DL, Williams SR, Bediako D, Borghol A, Harris MB, et al. Clinical effects of cigarette smoking: epidemiologic impact and review of pharmacotherapy options. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14(10):1147.

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

3. Homepage/Web site

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:

Author Fees

Submission process, article processing and publishing in SCRIPTA SCORE Scientific Medical Journal are free of charges.