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  • 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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Author Guidelines

Indonesian Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is a scientific publication published each semester (2 times in a year, June and December) and receives Medical scientific article like research article (original article / research paper), scientific papers (review paper) and case reports in English.

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Original Article/Research Paper

Research papers are original research articles in basic and applied medical sciences as well as in health. Text of the research paper is divided into sections as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. Describe detailed statistical techniques on methods to make it easier for readers to re-examine reported results

Literature Review

Literature review is a study that identifies what is already known about medical and health research area and critically analyzes previous studies. The text of literature review is divided into Introduction, Contents, Discussion, and Conclusions.

Case Report

Case reports are articles on cases in the field of medical and health sciences that are considered to be important and needs to be disseminated. The case report format consists of Introduction, Presentation / Case Description, Discussion and Conclusion.

Instruction for Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts received by editors will be discussed by tutors and editors have the right to improve the order of language without changing its contents. The use of non-medical foreign terms should be avoided or accompanied by an explanatory translation. Proposed improvements of the text (especially with respect to substance) will be submitted to the author concerned.
Submitting The manuscript to Editor, Email Address : editor.indojournalpmr@gmail.com
Contact persons for the organizations: Nurul Amira
Secretariat of The Indonesian Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Association
Jl. Betok I No.37, RW.6, Jati, Kec. Pulo Gadung, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia, ID 13220.
Phone : +62 21 47866390
Fax : +62 21 47866390 
Tiras : 100 eks

Submitting the Article
Articles for submission in Indonesian Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  must be previously unpublished and not delivered to other publications at the same time. Preparation of technical papers. The Article is typed on 8.5 x 11 &quot;(letter) paper, with 1&quot; margin, font should be 12 Point- Times New Roman, and double spaced in paragraph.  Each section / component of the script begins on a new page, in the following order: title, abstract and key words, whole text, thanks, bibliography, tables and drawings (each table and picture on a separate page) . Page numbers are listed in sequence starting from the title page in the lower right hand corner. The length of articles is normally no greater than 4,000 words but should not exceed 6,000 words.

Title page

The title page (first page) should include a) the shortest, informative and title short (head of head or foot line) title not more than 40 characters (counting letters and spaces) listed under the title; b) the name and address of each author, the name of the author&#39;s affiliated department and agency; c) the name and address of the author for correspondence and telephone number, facsimile number, and e-mail address.

Abstracts and keywords
Abstracts in second page must be containe of no more than 200 words written in Indonesian and English. Abstracts of research reports are structured abstracts containing backgrounds including research objectives (Introduction), methods (Methods), results (Results) and conclusions (Conclusions). While abstracts of scientific papers are unstructured abstracts that include preface, content, discussion and conclusions. Abstracts are made short, informative by emphasizing new and important aspects of research reports. Keywords are listed below the abstract on the same page as many as 3-10 words. Use words that match the list in Medicus Index.


  1. Introduction describes the problem in general terms (including relevant facts/figures to establish the significance of the problem)
  2. Should have references citation
  3. Introduction identifies the objectives of the study


  1. Subject/object/materials used in the study are described
  2. Methods for preparing the materials in the study are described
  3. Research protocol is described
  4. Sampling method used is desribed (including the sample size)
  5. Place and time of study is described
  6. Measurement criteria (scoring, category,etc) is described
  7. Statistical method used is described
  8. Should have references citation if needed
  9. Approval from Ethical Committee is mentioned.


  1. Results correlates with the purpose of the study (research question/s)
  2. Tables/figures in the results are important and relevant with the results
  3. Text does not repeat the results in the tables/figures
  4. Text provides clarifying information for the results in the tables/figures and placed before the tables/figures

Interpret your results in light of what was already known about the subject of the investigation, and to explain our new understanding of the problem after considering your results. Fundamental questions to answer in Discussion section.

  1. Discussion contains information whether the results answer the proposed hypotheses/objectives of the study not a repetition of the results
  2. Discussion contains interpretation of the findings in the result
  3. Discussion contains information whether the findings agree with other research/studies conducted. If a disagreement is found, discussion should suggest alternative explanation or weakness in the design of the experiment (including the weakness of the experiment in this article or the experiments of others)
  4. Discussion includes next study/research/steps/ recommendation related to the topic (if necessary)
  5. Include your conclusion in the discussion section. The conclusion is the key result, the most important outcome of your work. Do not simply summarize the points already made in the body — instead, interpret your findings at a higher level of  abstraction. Make the Conclusion interesting and memorable for readers.
  6. Conclusion fits the objective of the study
  7. Conclusion does not include completely new ideas
  8. Should have references citation

Tables and drawings

Print each table on a separate page and double space typed. Serial number of table and picture
according to the order of its appearance in text. For footnotes in the table use the symbols in the
following order: *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡.


Personal and identifiable photos must be accompanied written permission. Any published images should be referenced. Photos/pictures should be numbered according to their appearance in the text. The number of tables and photos/pictures should not be more than six. 

As best quality of images are required for publication, the images can be separately uploaded in image format (JPEG, TIFF, or EPS) to the supplementary files. Minimum resolution for all figures in the following [color in RGB (red, green, blue mode) or gray-scale] at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). The recommended resolution for line art (charts or images that contain typographic elements) is 600 dpi. 

For x-ray films, scans, and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of pathology specimens or photomicrographs, black-and-white or color photographic prints, is 5 × 7 inches (127 × 178 mm). 

Statistical Methods

Statistical method/s used should be explained in detailed in Method section. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the computer software used.

Particularly addressed to

  1. Parties that providing financial support and support,
  2. Support from parts and institutions,
  3. Professionals contributing to the preparation of papers.

References are written in Vancouver style and numbered according to their appearance of the articles, not alphabetically. The maximum number of authors to be included in the reference is six. If there are more than 6 authors involved in the article, write the name of the first 6 authors  followed by et al. The minimum number of references in one manuscript is 10 and maximum of references is 25 published in the last 10 years. More than 25 references may be accepted when it is necessary. Eighty percent of the references should be journal articles with the remaining 20% consists of textbooks. Reference to articles that have been accepted but still waiting for publication in a journal should be written as "in press". Authors is recommended to use reference management software, in writing the citations and references such as: Mendeley®, Zotero®, or EndNote®

Examples of how to write referrals:

  1. Articles in the journal
    • Standard journal articles
      List all authors when the number of authors is 6 (six) or less; if 7 (seven) or more include the first 6 (six) authors and followed by et al.
      Vega KJ. Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk of pancreatobilliary disease. Ann Intern Med. 1996;124:980-3. More than 6 (six) authors Parkin DM, Clayton D,  Black RJ,  Masuyer E,  Friedl HP, Ivanov E, et al.  Childhood  leukemia  in Europe after Chernobyl: 5 year follow-up. Br J Cancer. 1996;73:1006-12.
    • Organization as author
      The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Clinical exercise  stress  testing. Safety  and performance guidelines. Med J Aust. 1996;164:282-4.
    • Anonymous authors
      Management of acute diarrhea (editorial). Lancet. 1983;1:623-5.
    • Volume with supplements
      Shen HM,  Zhang QF.  Risk  assessment of  nickel  carcinogen city and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Percept. 1994;102 Suppl 1:275-82.
    • Edition with supplements
      Payne DK, Sulivan MD, Massie MJ. Women’s psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol. 1996;23(1 Suppl 2):89-97.
    • Volume with parts
      Obzen T,  Nacitarhan S, Tuncer N. Plasma and urine sialic acid in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Ann Clin Biochem. 1995;32(Pt 1):303-6.
    • Edition with section
      Poole GH, Mills SM. One hundred consecutive cases of flap lacerations of the leg in ageing patients. N Z Med J. 1994;107(986 Pt 3):377-8.
    • Edition without volume
      Turan I, Wredmark T, Fellander-Tsai. Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis in rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Orthop. 1995;320:110-4.
    • No edition or volume
      Browell DA, Lenard TW. Immunology status of the cancer patient and the effects of bloodtransfusion  on antitumor responses. Curr Opin Gen Surg. 1993;325-33.
    • Page Number in Roman Numbers
      Fisher GA, Sikic BI. Drug resistance in clinical oncology and hematology. Introduction. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 1995Apr; 9(2): xi-xii.

  2. Books and Other Monographs
    (The previous Vancouver rule incorrectly lists comma punctuation instead of semicolon punctuation between publisher and publishing year).
    • Individual writers
      Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.
    • Editor, as the author
      Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for  elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingston; 1992.
    • Organization as a writer and publisher
      Institute of Medicine (US). Looking at the future of the Medicaid program. Washington: The Institute; 1992.
    • Chapter in the book
      Note: The previous Vancouver rule lists a colon, now without a &#39;p&#39; for the page. Philips SJ, Wishnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995.p.465-78.
    • Books use volume
      Bitchell TC. Hereditary coagulation disorders. In: Lee GR, Bithell TC, Foerster J, Athens JW, Lukens NJ, editors. Wintrobe’s clinical hematology. Vol.2. 9th ed. Philadelphia: Lea &amp; Fabiger; 1993.p.1422-72.
    • Proceedings of the Conference
      Kimura J, Shilbasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.
    • Paper in conference
      Bengtsoon S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Reinhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings ofthe 7th World Congress un Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992.p.1561-5.
    • Scientific or technical reports
      • Published by a funding / sponsorship agency:
        Smith P, Gollanday K. Payment for durable medical equipment billed during skilled nursing facilitystays. Final report. Dallas (TX); Dept. of Health services (US), Office of Evaluation and inspections; 1994 Oct. Report No.: HHSI-GOE169200860.
      • Issued by the Implementing Agency: Field MJ, Tranquada RE, Feasley JC, editors. Health services research: work force and educational issues. Washington: National academy Press; 1995. Contract No.: AHCPR282942008.
  1. Sponsored
    By the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.
    • Dissertation
      Kaplan SJ. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly’s access and utilization (dissertation). St Louis: Washington University; 1995.
    • Articles in the newspaper
      Lee G. Hospitalizations tied to ozone pollution: study estimates 50,000 admissions annually. The Washington Post 1996 Jun 21; Sect. A3 (col.5).
    • Audiovisual Materials
      HIV+/AIDS:the facts and the future [videocassette]. St. Louis (MO) Mosby-Year Book; 1995.
    • Dictionaries and references are similar
      Stedman’s medical dictionary. 26th ed. Baltimore: Williams &amp; Wilkins; 1995. Apraxia; p.119-20.
  1. Electronic Materials
    • Journal articles in electronic format
      Rosenthal S, Chen R, Hadler S. The safety of acellular pertussis vaccine vs whole cell
      pertussis vaccine. Arch Pediart Adolesc Med. 1996;150:457-60. Available at:
      http://www.amu.assn.org/sci_pubs/journals/archive/ajdc/vol_150/no_5/abstract/httm. Accessed Juni 10, 2006.
    • Monographs in electronic format
      CDI, clinical dermatology illustrated [monograph on CD-Rom]. Reeves JRT, Maibach H. CMEA Multimedia Group, procedures. 2nd ed. Version 2.0 San Diego: CMEA; 1995.
    • Computer files
      Hemodynamics III; the ups and down of hemodynamics [computer program]. Version 2.2. Orlando (FL): Computerized Educational Systems: 1993.


Author fees

This journal charges the following author fees.
Author fee charge :
Article Publication: 750008.00 (IDR) (8 as code)
If this paper accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publication costs.
Payment can be made by Bank Transfer.
Bank Syariah Indonesia (BSI) No. Rek 7320051236 on behalf of PP PERDOSRI