Author Guidelines

Journal of Agromedicine and Medical Sciences is a peer-reviewed scientific journal and published manuscripts in the field of medicine with a focus on basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, and agromedicine. You are also advised to read About the journal, which includes other relevant information. All submitted manuscripts must contain original research, case report, and systematic review that was not previously published and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All authors have read and agreed to the manuscript content, and every experimental study reported in the manuscript has been carried out with the approval of the ethics committee. Manuscripts may be rejected if the editorial office considers that the research has not been carried out within an ethical framework. All submissions to the journal will be scanned for possible duplicate or prior publication or similarity content using the Turnitin plagiarism detection system. Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript called the corresponding author, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The corresponding author takes responsibility for the article during submission and peer review.

When entering the Submission’s Metadata ( “Enter Metadata”), please make sure that the entered metadata is correct and that all of the required fields (indicated with an asterisk: *) are filled in. You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. Metadata (title, abstract, references, data of all authors consisting of full name, email address, and affiliation) should be entered in the OJS and written in English. These details must match what appears in your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted.


An acceptable manuscript will meet the following general criteria: it reports a worthwhile contribution to agromedicine and medical sciences, and the methodology is well and clearly explained with sufficient details. Results and discussion are supported by sufficient scope data, the manuscript is concise, well-written, and understandable. The conclusion summarized the results and showed specific findings. If the article passed the reviewing process, it will be handled by the editor for the final proofreading and editing process. The author needs to confirm the final version for publication and add/revise minor parts of the article based on the editor's suggestions before publishing on the website.


Articles are written in English and must meet standard rules according to Enhanced Spelling. The unit of measurement is written according to the Internationale System (SI-Unit). The manuscript must be typed using Microsoft Word with the Calibri font, size 12 pt for the title, 10 pt for the text, 9 pt for the table/picture title, and limited to approximately 8 pages in length including references, tables, and figures. The manuscripts were typed on one-sided A4 paper, double column, single spaceline.


Original contributions are manuscripts containing substantial novel research. These articles can include randomized controlled trials, observational (cohort, case-control, or cross-sectional) studies, diagnostic accuracy studies, nonrandomized behavioral and public health intervention trials, experimental animal trials, or any other clinical or experimental studies.

Manuscript template
Journal of Agromedicine and Medical Sciences offers a Microsoft Word template to be used to generate a standard style and format for the journal article. To find and download the Microsoft Word template. Download the template: English version.

Manuscripts for original research articles submitted to AMS should be divided into the following sections:
Abstract and keywords
Conflict of interest
Author contribution

The title of this article is briefly and clearly written both in Indonesian and in English, a maximum of 16 words. Authors should avoid the use of non-standard abbreviations The full name of each author must be accompanied by affiliation of the institution in English, city, and country. Correspondence email must also be written.

Example title:

Diazinon Toxicity to Kidney and Liver of Wistar Male Rats

in terms of Biochemical and Histopathological Parameters

Desie Dwi Wisudanti1*), Firman Herdiana2, Tegar Syaiful Qodar3
1Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jember, Jember, Indonesia
2Faculty of Medicine, University of Jember, Jember, Indonesia
*)Corresponding author:

Abstract and Keywords

Abstracts are written without subtitles and must be clear and concise both in Indonesian and English in one paragraph. The abstract of the research article contains no more than 250 words and should consist of background (including objective), methods, results, and conclusions. Keywords are written below the abstract by selecting 3-6 words that can help to index.

Contains background and review of previous research, hypotheses (if any), and research objectives. The introduction should be able to show the gap and the existence of knowledge that illustrates the quality and significance. Summarise the previous relevant research and explains the author’s findings (pro and kontra results). Describe the novelty of the study.

This chapter explains the design and research method clearly and concisely written with reference to the library. The method section must describe the research design, study subjects, sample size determination, intervention, data collection, measurements, laboratory analysis, statistical analysis, and ethical clearance. The explanation of the method must be concise and clear which allows other researchers to repeat it. If the method (including statistical analysis) used is new or not widely used, then it must be written with reference to the library.

In the results section, the author must review the interpretation of each form in the form of tables and figures. Narrative interpretation explains the meaning of data and not a repetition of the contents of images or numbers. This chapter can contain a maximum of 6 tables and or pictures/graphs. Each table is given a number and a short title in the order in the text, and each column is given a short subheading. Table titles and figures must be able to describe their contents.

This chapter discusses the results and highlights new discoveries. The discussion in this chapter also explains why the research obtained results that are in accordance with the findings, the mechanism of obtaining the results, and the reasons for the differences and similarities with previous studies. Summarise the major findings.

This should state clearly the main findings of the research and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance, the clinical implication of the study, future directions, or suggestions.

Conflict of Interest
Disclose any personal financial interests related to the subject matters discussed in the manuscript here. For example, authors who are owners or employees of companies that market services described in a manuscript will be disclosed here. If there are no conflicts, please write "The authors declare no conflict of interest” or "Penulis menyatakan tidak terdapat konflik kepentingan pada penelitian ini".

Anyone (individual/company/institution) who has substantially contributed to the study of important intellectual content must be acknowledged.

Author contribution (Font size of heading 10, Bold, Calibri)
All authors will take public responsibility for the content of the manuscript submitted to the Journal of Agromedicine. The contributions of all authors must be described.  The contributions can include the following points, to be modified as appropriate:
• Drafting a concept
• Compile a research design
• Data collection
• Data analysis
• Data interpretation
• The person in charge of data collection in the field
• Prepare the manuscript
• Revising the final manuscript for publication
• Final approval of the article
• Provision of study materials or patients

References according to "REFERENCING GUIDELINES".


A case report usually describes one to three patients or a single family. A case report containing a substantial novel finding should be unique, representing a diagnostic or therapeutic challenge and having a learning point for the readers. In general, all case reports include the following components: abstract, introduction, case report, discussion, conclusion, conflict of interest, acknowledgments, and references.

The abstract should summarize the case, the problem it addresses, and the message it conveys. Abstracts are written without subtitles and must be clear and concise both in Indonesian and English in one paragraph. The abstract should be structured with: Background, Case description, and Conclusion, without subheadings. The abstract should be limited to a maximum of 250 words, and provide 3 to 6 keywords that will help potential readers search for and find this case report.

The introduction gives a brief overview of the problem that the case addresses, citing relevant literature where necessary. The introduction generally ends with a single sentence describing the patient and the basic condition that he or she is suffering from.

Case Report
This section provides the details of the case in the following order:
• Patient description
• Case history
• Physical examination results
• Results of pathological tests and other investigations
• Treatment plan
• Expected outcome of the treatment plan
• Actual outcome

This is the most important part of the case report; the part that will convince the journal that the case is publication worthy. This section should start by expanding on what has been said in the introduction, focusing on why the case is noteworthy and the problem that it addresses.
This is followed by a summary of the existing literature on the topic. (If the journal specifies a separate section on literature review, it should be added before the Discussion). This part describes the existing theories and research findings on the key issue in the patient's condition. The review should narrow down to the source of confusion or the main challenge in the case.
Finally, the case report should be connected to the existing literature, mentioning the message that the case conveys. The author should explain whether this corroborates with or detracts from current beliefs about the problem and how this evidence can add value to future clinical practice. Here, the author can give suggestions and recommendations to clinicians, teachers, or researchers.

A case report ends with a conclusion or with summary points. This section should briefly give readers the key points covered in the case report.

Conflict of interest
Declare here if any financial interest or any conflict of interest. If there are no conflicts, please write “The authors declare no conflict of interest” or "Penulis menyatakan tidak terdapat konflik kepentingan pada penelitian ini".

Any acknowledgments about research funding or anyone (individual/company/institution) who has substantially contributed to the study for important intellectual content must be acknowledged.

References according to "REFERENCING GUIDELINES".

Notes on patient consent
Informed consent is an ethical requirement for most studies involving humans, so before you start writing your case report, illustration or paper take written consent from the patient as all journals require that you provide it at the time of manuscript submission. In case the patient is a minor, parental consent is required. For adults who are unable to consent to investigation or treatment, the consent of the closest family members is required.
The written consent from the patient or their guardian means the consent to publish patient data, including photographs, prior to publication. The description of race, ethnicity, or culture of a study subject should occur only when it is believed to be of strong influence on the medical condition involved in the study. When categorizing by race, ethnicity, or culture, the terms should be as descriptive as possible and reflect how these groups were assigned
Authors of clinical papers are obliged to ensure patient privacy rights. Only clinically or scientifically important data are permitted for publication. One of the important requirements in patient privacy rights is patient anonymity. Remember not to disclose any information that might reveal the identity of the patient. You need to be particularly careful with pictures, and ensure that pictures of the affected area do not reveal the identity of the patient. Therefore all case report manuscripts should enclose the Patient Consent's signature. To find and download the Patient Consent Form. Download the template

A case report is limited to 2500 words, and a maximum of 6 tables and figures (total). References according to "REFERENCING GUIDELINES"., just like the original research article. Journal of Agromedicine and Medical Sciences offers a Microsoft Word template to be used to generate a standard style and format of a case report. To find and download the Microsoft Word template. Download the template: English version.


The suggested word count is 4000, must not exceed 5000 words for the main text (excluding references, tables, and figure legends), maximum of 250 words for the unstructured abstract, and a maximum of 6 tables and/or figures. A review article can be signed by no more than 5 authors and the maximal number of tables and/or figures should be 6. They should be introduced by a general summary of content in the form of an Abstract. Following a short introduction, putting the study into context and defining the aim, reviews will concentrate on the most recent clinical updates in the field and summarize the state-of-the-art literature. A review should clearly describe the search strategy followed (keywords, inclusion, exclusion criteria, search engines, ...). Reviews should include an abstract. Recommendations relating to relevant sections of this manuscript type follow below. Reviews may come in different formats. The Systematic Review format is preferred wherever possible and appropriate. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should be reported following the recommendations of the PRISMA statement ( Journal of Agromedicine and Medical Sciences (AMS) strongly recommends that a completed PRISMA checklist accompanies the submitted manuscript. Authors of systematic reviews that do not include a meta-analysis must provide a clear justification in the manuscript explaining why such an analysis is not included for all or relevant portions of the report.
Systematic Reviews require the submission of a populated PRISMA-P checklist for all study protocols.  The checklist should be provided as an additional file and should be referenced in the text. Submissions received without this element will be returned to the authors as incomplete. The checklist can be found here.
It is understood that for some study protocols certain aspects may not comply fully with the PRISMA-P checklist. The checklist will not be used as a tool for judging the suitability of manuscripts for publication in Systematic Reviews but is intended as an aid to authors to clearly, completely, and transparently let reviewers and readers know what authors intend to do. Using the PRISMA-P guideline to write the study protocol and completing the PRISMA-P checklist are likely to optimize the quality of reporting and make the peer review process more efficient.


Articles should contain a minimum of 15 references, while for review articles there is a minimum of 30At least 85% of the references are from journal articles and preferably have been published not more than 10 years. Unpublished data and personal communication should not be included as literature citations. “In Press” articles that have been accepted for publication may be cited in references and should indicate the publication date, if available. All references must be written down in the reference tool manager (AMS used Mendeley as a reference manager), using American Psychological Association (APA) style and arranged from A to Z. The references should also include the DOI number from CrossRef.

Reference to a Journal Publication:
Liang, Y., Qi, W., Guo, W., Wang, C., Hu, Z., & Li, A. (2018). Genistein and daidzein induce apoptosis of colon cancer cells by inhibiting the accumulation of lipid droplets. Food Nutr Res,  62(2),1384-1393.

Reference to a Book:
Gilstrap, L. C., Cunningham, F. G., VanDorsten, J. P. (2010). Operative obstetrics. 4nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Reference to a Chapter in an Edited Book:
Meltzer, P. S., Kallioniemi, A., Trent, J. M. (2010). Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: B. Vogelstein & K. W. Kinzler (Eds.), The genetic basis of human cancer (pp. 93-113). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Reference in Proceeding:
Hapsari, L. & Masrum, A. (2011). Diversity and characteristics of banana (Musa acuminata) diploid AA cultivars group collection of Purwodadi botanic garden. In D. Widyatmoko, D. M. Puspitaningtyas, R. Hendrian, Irawati, I. A. Fijridiyanto, J. R. Witono, R. Rosniati, S. R. Ariati, S. Rahayu, & T. Ng Praptosuwiryo (Eds.), Conservation of tropical plants: Current condition and future challenge. Paper presented at Proceedings of Seminar Cibodas Botanic Garden 159th Anniversary, Cibodas (pp. 225-229). Cibodas, ID: Indonesian Institute of Sciences. 

All articles can be uploaded directly via in words or odt format.

Tables and figures are placed in groups of text after the table or image is referenced. Each image should be titled image (Figure caption) below the image with an Arabic serial number followed by the title of the image (sentence case type). Each table should be given a title table (Table caption) with the Arabic serial number above the table followed by the title of the table (sentence case type). The images must be guaranteed to be printed clearly (font size, resolution, and line size should be printed clearly). The image should not border (no outline). Images, tables, and diagrams should be placed in the middle of the page (single column). The table should not contain vertical lines, whereas horizontal lines are allowed but only the important ones. Identify statistical measures of variations, such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean. There is normally a limit of 6 figures and tables (total) per manuscript.


Ethics approval of research on humans or animals
Authors are required to describe in their manuscripts ethical approval from an appropriate committee and how consent was obtained from participants when research involves human participants and animals. For articles concerning experimental research on humans, a statement should be included that shows informed consent of subjects was obtained following a detailed explanation of the procedures that they may undergo. When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the research protocols followed in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000.

When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate that the research protocols have been approved by the ethics committee at the institution. And followed the guidance on animal research ethics according to the International Association of Veterinary Editors’ Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare (

Approvals must be explicitly stated in the manuscript, including the name and location of the approving ethics committee(s).

Patient consent
Manuscripts involving research on human subjects should contain a statement that they gave informed consent to the work. Patients have a right to privacy. Therefore identifying information, including patients' images, names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be included in videos, recordings, written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and you have obtained written informed consent for publication in print and electronic form from the patient (or parent, guardian or next of kin where applicable). If such consent has not been obtained, personal details of patients included in any part of the paper and in any supplementary materials (including all illustrations and videos) must be removed before submission


The author must make a statement containing: that the article is original, the article is not being submitted to another journal and the author will not send the same article to another journal during the review process. All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed as authors. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate parts of the content.

All authors should have made substantial contributions to all three sections (1), (2), and (3) below:
(1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data
(2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content
(3) final approval of the version to be submitted

Each manuscript should be accompanied by a declaration of each author's contributions relating to sections (1), (2), and (3) above. This declaration should also name one or more authors (including email addresses) who take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to finished article. These declarations will be included in the published manuscript.

A declaration of contributions can include the following points, to be modified as appropriate:
• Drafting a concept
• Compile a research design
• Data collection
• Data analysis
• Data interpretation
• The person in charge of data collection in the field
• Prepare the manuscript
• Revising the final manuscript for publication
• Final approval of the article
• Provision of study materials or patients

The author must make a statement containing: a manuscript declaration, statement of originality, and ethical approval from an official institution. This file will be sent by the editor after the article is accepted, along with a request to proofread the galley of the manuscript. After submission of this agreement, changes in the authorship or in the order of the authors listed will not be accepted. Manuscript Declaration.