Before prepare and submit article manuscripts, please note that author(s) are discouraged from withdrawing submitted papers after it is in the publication process (review, copyedit, layout, etc.,). During the time, Medisains had spent valuable resources besides time spent in the process.
Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines and the article template below:
Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format. We currently do not accept other formats, such as LaTex or PDF files.
Articles should be between 5-15 pages, including references, except the type of literature review article. A maximum of 2 pages of lengthy appendices is allowed.
A title described the research content clearly.
Author Details and Authorship
All contributing authors’ names should be added, and their names arranged in the correct order for publication. A correct email address should be supplied only by the corresponding author. The full name of each author must be present in the exact format they should appear for publication, including or exclude any middle names or initials as required. The affiliation of each contributing author should be correct on their individual author name.
The criteria of authorship are as follows; Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; Final approval of the version to be published; 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.
Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission, which includes:
A maximum of 200 words in total excluding keywords. The Abstact must be complete, clear, and concise.
Authors should provide appropriate and short keywords that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper. The maximum number of keywords are 5 (five) words.
The body of articles should be organized (at least) into the IMRaD structure as follow:
- Introduction Section provides adequate background or context (problem and its significance) of the study. The subject should not be written extensively. It is expected that rationale or purpose of the study (gap analysis), the objective in general and specific, and hypothesis (if any) should be expressed clearly. Present a clear "state of the art" of the subject, which discussed literature and theoretical concepts behind it. A concise general background may be included in the article. Present at least 5 (five) recent related works to support the novelty of the research.
- Methods Section provides sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described. Indicate the participants observed, including demographic data, number of respondents, the rationale of respondents selection, etc. Describe the design of the experiment, such as the experiment procedures, surveys, interviews, observation characteristics, etc. Write the complete research procedure. Be sure that explanations made in the article will allow other researchers reproduce the work, or make future work out of it.
- Write results in logical sequence. Results with important findings should be present first. When presenting results in a table or figure, do not repeat all those contents in the text. Present only the summary of the text. Describe only new and important aspects of the study. Do not repeat all information from results section or any section above. Present limitations of the study. Write the issues that are new or unsolved, for future research. This section consists of the information on What/How the presented data were produced, no raw data should be present in the article. The produced data are presented in tables, or figures with an explanation of what is the result/findings from the work.
- The section will also need to address connections between findings and basic concepts or hypothesis made earlier. Authors should also express whether any arguments were needed relating to other works from other researchers. Write implications made by the work related to theoretical or applications.
- Conclusions and Recommendation. The conclusion should be linked to the title and objectives of the study. Do not make statements not adequately supported by your findings. Write the improvements made to science in general. Do not make further discussions, repeat the abstract, nor only list the results of research results. Do not use bulleted points, use paragraphed sentences instead.
The article body also adjusts the article type (Original, Innovation, Technique, Case Report, Brief Image), see Template
Biographies and Acknowledgments
Those who contribute but do not meet all criteria for authorship should not be listed as authors, but they should be acknowledged at the end of the text. Only the names of the persons but not their role should be written under acknowledgement section. Authors must declare all sources of external research funding in their article and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section.
Authors who wish to include these items should save them together in the MS Word file to be uploaded with the submission. If they are to be included, a brief professional biography of 100 words maximum should be supplied for each named author.
Authors must categorize their paper as part of the article information. The category which most closely describes their paper should be selected from the list below.
- Editorial Article. this section is devoted to the editorial board. Four types of editorials article will: Explain or interpret, Criticize, Persuade and Praise
- Original Article. This category covers papers which report on any type of research undertaken by the authors. The research may involve the construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific or laboratory research.
- Review Article. These papers will not be based on research but will develop hypotheses. The papers are likely to be discursive and will cover philosophical discussions and comparative studies of others' work and thinking.
- Innovation Article. this section contains the discovery or prototype of a product in the field of health.
- Case Report. A case report is a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow‑up of an individual patient. Case reports usually describe an unusual or novel occurrence and as such, remain one of the cornerstones of medical progress and provide many new ideas in medicine. Some reports contain an extensive review of the relevant literature on the topic.
Type of study
1. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Randomized Controlled Trial
If you selected your participants before they received the intervention/exposure/etc. under study, AND You controlled which intervention/exposure/etc. they each received, AND You used a random allocation method to decide which intervention/exposure/etc. they each received
These include questionnaire-based studies, qualitative data based studies, etc.
Descriptive Data (either alone or alongside quantitative data)
Reporting unstructured interviews and focus groups https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vzyzZ9YwOwuSUR7TSonnRKM-Ilx7tf7Y/view?usp=sharing
2. REVIEW ARTICLES
Systematic Review or Meta-analysis
Includes comprehensive and systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Review articles can be commissioned either by editorial invitation or by submitted proposals. Proposals for review articles will be in the form of an outline of the proposed manuscript for initial consideration. All the review articles will undergo peer review prior to a decision
3. CASE REPORT
Reporting one case study.
Case reports should have excellent documentation, should be unique and rare entities or that describe a new finding or a unique management strategy, which will add to the existing knowledge pool. Introduction, Case report and discussion sections should be included in the manuscript
Explain or interpret, Criticize, Persuade, Praise
An editorial is an article that presents the newspaper's opinion on an issue. It reflects the majority vote of the editorial board. Editorial writers build on an argument and try to persuade readers to think the same way they do. Editorials are meant to influence public opinion, promote critical thinking, and sometimes cause people to take action on an issue. In essence, an editorial is an opinionated news story.
1. Explain or interpret: Editors often use these editorials to explain the way the newspaper covered a sensitive or controversial subject.
2. Criticize: These editorials constructively criticize actions, decisions or situations while providing solutions to the problem identified. Immediate purpose is to get readers to see the problem, not the solution.
3. Persuade: Editorials of persuasion aim to immediately see the solution, not the problem. From the first paragraph, readers will be encouraged to take a specific, positive action. Political endorsements are good examples of editorials of persuasion.
4. Praise: These editorials commend people and organizations for something done well. They are not as common as the other three.
Software Application, learning devices, and other innovation in fields of education and learning
The article reports on the discovery of tools or software in the education field that is useful for school and/or students, and its effectiveness has been tested
Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings.
Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.
All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in colour to facilitate their appearance on the online database. Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel should be supplied in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into MS Word template document. Photographic images should be inserted in the main body of the article and of high quality.
Tables should be typed and included in the main body of the article. The position of tables should be inserted in the text as close to the point of reference as possible. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.
DINAMIKA Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Dasar prefers articles which refer mainly to journal articles, research reports, and conference proceedings, rather than rely heavily on textbooks or handbooks to demonstrate articles' novelty in the subject discussed. The use of Mendeley as a tool in referencing is preferable and encouraged. References should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency.
Author(s) should cite publications in the text following the APA Style. At the end of the paper, a reference list in numerical order should be supplied as follows:
Meister, S., Krell, M., Göhner, M., & Upmeier zu Belzen, A. (2021). Pre-service biology teachers’ responses to first-hand anomalous data during modelling processes. Research in Science Education, 51(6), 1459-1479.
- Book chapter (online/print)
Trilipi, D., Subali, B., & Fenditasari, K. (2020, December). Three-Tier Diagnostic Test: What is the Profile of Biological Misconceptions in High School Students during Covid-19?. In 2020 3rd International Conference on Education Technology Management (pp. 84-88).
Allen, M. (2019). Misconceptions in Primary Science 3e. McGraw-hill education (UK).
Gallucci, K. K. (2007). The case method of instruction, conceptual change and student attitude (Doctoral dissertation, 2007). Dissertation Abstracts International.
- Government/ Organization Reports (online/print)
Mo, J. (2020), "PISA 2018 results: Are students smart about money?", PISA in Focus, No. 106, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/d540d9e9-en
Guiliano K, Kapur R, (2005), inventors; Cellomics Inc, assignee. System for cell-based screening. US patent 6,875,578.
- Conference Presentations (online/print)
Wooff, D., & Irving-Bell, D. (2022, May). UNESCO WHEC2022: Report into the National Teaching Repository: An Open Educational Resource with Proven Reach and Impact across the Global Higher Education Community. In UNESCO World Higher Education Conference: The 3rd World Higher Education Conference.