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Author Guidelines

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.

Article Length

Articles should be between 3-6 pages, including references, except the type of literature review article. A maximum of 2 pages of lengthy appendices is allowed.

Article Title

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.

Structured Abstract

Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission, which includes:



Innovation Article

Care Report/Brief Images


  • Background
  • Objective/Purpose
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Keywords
  • Background
  • Objective/Purpose
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Keywords
  • Background
  • Technic
  • Conclusions
  • Keywords
  •  Background
  • Case presentation
  • Conclusions
  • Keywords
  •  Background
  • Technique
  • Conclusions
  • Keywords

A maximum of 300 words in total excluding keywords. The Abstack 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.

Article Organization

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.
  • Results. 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. 
  • Discussions. 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, Review, 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.

Article Categories

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.  hese 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.
  • Technique: The Technique Section publishes descriptions of techniques of any kind which are novel and/or useful in the field of health.
  • Brief Image: The article reports the characteristics of the case (signs, symptoms) accompanied by pictures

The following table demonstrates the type of articles accepted by the Medisains Journal along with details of the description of type of study, checklist to be used.

Article Type

Type of study




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 randomized clinical trials, prospective and retrospective observational and interventional studies, accuracy assessment studies, questionnaire-based studies, qualitative data based studies, quality of life studies etc.

Prospective Observational/Interventional Study

If you selected your participants before they received the intervention/exposure/etc. under study AND you did not control which intervention/exposure/etc. they received (they decided/their doctor decided/life just happened)



Retrospective Observational/Interventional Study

If you selected your participants after they received the intervention/exposure/etc. under study



A Non-randomised Trial

If you selected your participants before they received the intervention/exposure/etc. under study, AND If CARE, CONSORT, and STROBE/RECORD are not applicable to your research AND You used a non-random way to decide which intervention/exposure/etc. your participants received, such as which hospital they went to or what their clinical symptoms were.



Descriptive Data (either alone or alongside quantitative data)

Reporting unstructured interviews and focus groups


Reporting any other descriptive data (qualitative/Questionnaire research)

SRQR (6)

Reporting results from an E-Survey (Questionnaire research including for focussed groups)



Research into Diagnosis/Accuracy of Tests/Modalities

Compare the accuracy of a diagnostic test with an established reference standard test


Evaluate the prognostic value of a biomarker/tumour marker


Developed, validated, or updated a prognostic or diagnostic prediction modelling tool.



Cost Analysis

Reporting economic evaluation of the interventions



Animal Studies

Guideline for reporting research on animals in a lab


Guideline for research on livestock



Review of Observational studies

Qualitative Data: review of studies that use descriptive data, such as unstructured interviews

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.

MOOSE (14)




Case Report

Case Series

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

Case series must contain a minimum of three cases and a maximum of 10 cases focusing on the same scenario. Introduction, Case descriptions and discussion sections should be included in the manuscript

CARE (17)


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.









Surgical Techniques, Technical tips, Technical notes and other technique videos


The Technique Section publishes descriptions of techniques of any kind which are novel and/or useful in the field of health. They must be submitted as descriptions of the technique. Submissions will be considered of techniques which are not original, but which are not well known and which may be useful to publicise: that should be made clear in the text.



6. BRIEF IMAGES                               illustrations/animations/ images                                 

The article reports the characteristics of the case accompanied by pictures


7. INNOVATION                                                       Software Application, medical devices, and other innovation in fields of health      The article reports on the discovery of tools or software in the health field that is useful for patients, and its effectiveness has been testedNil              


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.


Medisains 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 AMA citation style. At the end of the paper, a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied as follows:

  • Journal article
Duchin JS. Can preparedness for biological terrorism save us from pertussis? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004;158(2):106-107. Accessed June 1, 2004.
  • Book chapter (print)
Solensky R. Drug allergy: desensitization and treatment of reactions to antibiotics and aspirin. In: Lockey P, ed. Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker; 2004:585-606.
  • Book chapter (online)

Resnik NM. Geriatric medicine. In: Braunwald E, Fauci AS, Isselbacher KJ, et al, eds. Harrison’s Online. Based on: Braunwald E, Hauser SL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 15th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2001. Accessed December 6, 2005.

  • Book (print)

Adkinson N, Yunginger J, Busse W, Bochner B, Holgate S, Middleton E, eds. Middleton’s Allergy: Principles and Practice. 6th ed. St Louis, MO: Mosby; 2003.

  • Book (online)

Lunney JR, Foley KM, Smith TJ, Gelband H, eds. Describing Death in America: What We Need to Know. Washington, DC: National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine; 2003. Accessed December 6, 2005.

  • Website

Antimicrobial Resistance. Infectious Diseases Society of America. Accessed July 21, 2014.

  • Monograph

Minoxidil. In: Lexicomp, Lexi-Drugs [database online]. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc; 2005. Updated July 8, 2014. Accessed July 24, 2014.

  • Government/ Organization Reports

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2000. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2000.

  • Government/ Organization Reports (online)

World Health Organization. Equitable access to essential medicines: a framework for collective action. Published March 2004. Accessed December 6, 2005.

  • Patents

Guiliano K, Kapur R, inventors; Cellomics Inc, assignee. System for cell-based screening. US patent 6,875,578. March 15, 2005.

  • Conference Presentations

Weber KJ, Lee J, Decresce R, Subjasis M, Prinz R. Intraoperative PTH monitoring in parathyroid hyperplasia requires stricter criteria for success. Paper presented at: 25th Annual American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Meeting; April 6, 2004; Charlottesville, VA.

  • Conference Presentations (online)

Chu H, Rosenthal M. Search engines for the World Wide Web: a comparative study and evaluation methodology. Paper presented at: American Society for Information Science Annual Conference; October 19-24, 1996; Baltimore, MD. Accessed February 26, 2004.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 9-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

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Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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