Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Medicinus is an official journal of the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pelita Harapan and is published three times a year. Medicinus is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that covers basic, translational, or clinical aspects of health and medicine. Medicinus accepts original research articles, review articles, and also interesting case reports.

 

Section Policies

Clinical Research

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles

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Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted will go through the evaluation process with a system of double-blind peer review by reviewers selected by the Editorial Board with at least one of whom is a member of the Editorial Board. Reviewers are appointed under consideration of expertise and suitability to the subject. Results of the evaluation will be communicated within 2-3 months. On the basis of reviewers’ comments and recommendations, the Editorial Board will decide whether the manuscript is accepted without revision, accepted with revisions required, or rejected. We uses an online Reviewer Evaluation Form which the reviewer will be able to access after agreeing to review an article.  The form allows reviewers to rate and comment on quality, format, presentation, methodolgy, accuracy, readability, and other criteria. The revised manuscript should be returned to the Editorial Board within a predetermined time.

 

Publication Frequency

February - June - October

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.  This access is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Author Fees and Publication Charges Policy

This journal does not charge any author processing fees or article submission fees. There are no costs that the author is required to pay.

 

Author Self-Archiving Policy

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites and institutional or funder repositories after publication. The final published PDF version should be used and bibliographic details that credit the publication in this journal should be included.

 

Competing Interest Policy

A competing interest is anything that interferes with, or could reasonably be perceived as interfering with, the full and objective presentation, peer review, editorial decision-making, or publication of research or non-research articles" (with acknowledgement and thanks to PLoS).

Competing interests can be financial or non-financial, professional, or personal. Competing interests can arise in relationship to an organization or another person.

Declaring all potential competing interests is a requirement and is integral to the transparent reporting of research.

1) Authors must declare all relevant competing interests for consideration during the review process.

2) Editors (professional or academic, paid or unpaid) and reviewers must declare their own competing interests and if necessary recuse themselves from involvement in the assessment of a paper.

3) Anyone who comments on or rates published papers in Jurnal Kedokteran Medicinus must declare their competing interests at the time of posting their comments and/or rating.

 

Complaints Policy

Complaints should be sent via e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief at medicinus.fk@uph.edu. In your complaint, please clearly describe the nature, circumstances, and subject of the complaint. All complaints will be addressed promptly following the best practice in the ethics of scholarly journal publishing.

 

Copyright Policy

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

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

 

Ethics and Misconduct Policy

Jurnal Kedokteran Medicinus and its editors will take reasonable "steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others." In no case shall DeReMa or its editors "encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place."

Researchers should be honest about their research. Researchers need to have a high ethical standard at all times during the research, in areas such as receiving funds for research, publishing research results, and fairly compensating participants. More specifically, research papers that are forged, altered, plagiarized, overlapped, and/or dishonest cannot be published either online or in journals and are not eligible for research funds

Forgery, Alteration, Plagiarism

  • Forgery: making up data or research results that do not exist.
  • Alteration: fabricating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing/deleting research results intentionally to distort research contents or results.
  • Plagiarism: using others' ideas, research (process and contents), and/or results without proper authorization or citation.

Overlap Publication and Dishonest Research

  • Publishing research papers that contain the same or similar contents to that which were/are published in other journals or books in the Society's memoir, or publishing research papers that are/were published in the Society's memoir in other journals or books.
  • Multiple or duplicate publications can be allowed after a review from the Publication Council if it is qualified under the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org).
  • Wrongful Research Paper Author Indication: either refusing to grant a qualification to publish (without proper reasons) to a person who contributed to science and/or technology with his/her research contents or results, or granting qualification to publish to a person who did not contribute to science and/or technology because of a wish to express appreciation or honor.

Who qualifies as an author?

All authors must have made a significant intellectual contribution to the manuscript according to the criteria formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Each author should have participated sufficiently in work to take public responsibility for the content. Authorship credits should be based only on substantial contributions to (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (c) final approval of the version to be published.

Participation solely in the acquisition of funds or the collection of data does not justify authorship. General supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. The role played by each author should be described on the cover page (e.g., in planning and/or conducting the study, collecting and/or interpreting data, and/or drafting the manuscript). The corresponding author is responsible for all aspects of the manuscript.

 In the event that we are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article, we will follow COPE's Guidelines for dealing with allegations. [With acknowledgement and thanks to DOAJ.]