Guidelines For Authors

This guideline is following the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals,” published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).


Manuscript relevant to surgery are accepted. Both basic sciences and clinical studies are welcome, including case reports, case series, evidence-based case reports (EBCR), evidence-based study (literature review, systematic review, meta-analysis), the observational study (cross-sectional study, case-control study, cohort study), and the experimental studies (animal experimental, pre-clinical, quasi, and randomized control trial). Letter to editor and comment / and or response to a published manuscript with an opinion included is also accepted.


The submitted article has never been submitted to other journals and or publications. A statement required and should be provided in the letter to the editor. Submission proceeds digitally online. An author will sign up for a new account (at the first sign, he/she will act as a corresponding author that may subject to change whenever he filled up the name of the authors completely). Fill up the required metadata completely (full name completed with the title, institution, and full address, namely, mailing address, phone and fax, and email of each author) and upload the manuscript. Authors have to complete his/her ORCID ID on the submission. The tables and figures should be separately uploaded as the supplement. The other supplement that should be completed during submission is the cover letter to the editor and the authors' agreement.

The titles

The title should concise, and comprise a maximum of 12 words.


The author referred to those who met the criteria in the ICMJE Recommendations, namely: a) contributes substantially to the concept and study design, b) acquisitions, analyze, interpreting the data, c) drafting the article or critically revising the intellectual content, d) final approving the manuscript to be published, and e) accountable for aspects of the study and ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of the content of the article were investigated and resolved appropriately. Please provide the detail of each author's contribution, and the authors must sign the statement that he or she met the criteria of authorship according to the ICMJE Recommendations. Any change in the authorship following the process of submission should be approved and signed by all authors.


In the method section of the manuscript, please provide a statement that the independent review board (IRB) or the ethics committees approved the study protocol and that all human participants gave written informed consent, if applicable. The regulation also applied to animal studies.

Electronic Files and Figures

All text, references, figure legends, and tables should be provided in A4 paper typed with 12pt of Times New Roman in one double–spaced Microsoft Word document (.doc and .docx). Do not type in the column. The files will be automatically formatted as the portable file document (.pdf) by the system. Figures and tables should be uploaded as a supplement file with a low resolution of 150 dpi, completed with the caption. All tables, figures, and legends should be cited in the file with the text..

Abstract and Keywords

An informative, structured abstract should be provided not more than 250 words, comprising the introduction, methods, results, and conclusions. Provide the keywords consist of 4–8 words and should be relevant and written following the standard medical subject heading (MeSH)..

The The Anatomy of the Article

A structured article format should be written consist of introduction, methods, results, and discussion, respectively. A template is available and may be downloaded.


This vital section consists of the problem(s). Provide what is known and what is unknown, supported by valid and recent literature. Ensure to accommodate the research question, the aim of the study, and the hypothesis if available. Those are written briefly in a maximum of one page.


This section consist of study design which is written in sentences with no bulleted format, provide clear information population and sample, inclusion and exclusion, sampling, and intervention.

Some guidelines may provide beneficial to authors, are:

Study design Guidelines

  • Randomized control trials (RCT) CONSORT http://www.consort-statement.org/
  • Observational study STROBE http://www.strobe-statement.org/
  • Systematic review and meta analyses PRISMA http://www.prisma-statement.org/
  • Case report CARE http://www.care-statement.org/
  • Qualitative research COREQ http://www.equator-network.org
  • Synthesis of qualitative research ENTREQ http://www.equator-network.org
  • Diagnostic/Prognostic studies STARD, TRIPOD http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/stard/
  • Quality improvement SQUIRE http://www.squire-statement.org
  • Animal pre–clinical studies ARRIVE https://www.nc3rs.org.uk/arrive-guidelines
  • Statistical analyses and method SAMPL http://www.equator-network.org

Figures and Tables

For original articles, a maximum of 5 figures and tables may include per manuscript. Medical, as well as a scientific illustration, should be created or redrawn. Should the author place a picture cited from published material (books, journal), he or she must explicitly attach all rights to be reused and republish from the publisher. High-resolution figures of 300 dpi in 24–bit colour in joint photographic experts’ group (.jpeg or .jpg) format is required separately.

Photograph of Patients

Should photograph of patients are placed, they should not be identifiable and should be accompanied by written permission from the subjects. The patient’s consent may be downloaded, signed, and uploaded as a supplement.


Describing the meaning of the results and compare to previous studies, also its implication in clinical practice. There is no repetition of the results or new results that is not a part of the findings of such a study. Criticism is a characteristic, especially for subject characteristics belongs to the Indonesian population. Avoid putting a statement that is not supported by reference adequately. The limitation of a study also includes instead of hiding the weakness and negative results.


He or she who contributes to the study but did not meet the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged. The assistance of the third party who is dealing financially for such support should not be mentioned in this section.

Journal Style

The article submitted to the journal should be written in English with proper grammar for knowledgeable formal readers, academic domain, analytical, and respectful tone. Words and sentences should be concise and avoid the use of rhetorical ones. The use of jargon and long terms is not advisable. Use the capital letter and punctuation properly in accordance to English. Authors are encouraged to view Strunk and White's Elements of Style.


Except for units of measurement, abbreviations are strongly discouraged. Except for units of measurement, the first time an abbreviation appears, it should be preceded by the words for which it stands.

Drug Names, Materials

Generic names should be applied. If a proprietary brand used in the study, include the brand name and the name of the manufacturer in parentheses after the first mention of the generic name in the Methods section.


The reference is written according to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), using Vancouver style, but not Harvard style. Numbers are applied based on the first cited in the text. When a journal cited, use the standard abbreviation following index medicus as it used in MEDLINE. The authors will also advise avoiding personal communication to be placed in the reference. A maximum of 25 references for the last five years is advisable.

Conflict of Interest

Authors should disclose any financial arrangement they may have with a company whose product is pertinent to the submitted manuscript or those who provide a competing product. Any information will be held confidentially. The disclosure of conflict of interest may be available and downloaded from ICMJE. As the manuscript accepted for publication, and a disclosure statement will appear with the article.

Check for similarity

The submitted manuscript subjected to the similarity check using iThenticate. Only those with a similarity of less than 20% may be published in the journal.

Review of Article

The editorial staff and reviewers will examine manuscripts. After the review and completion of the editorial decision–making process, the editor will let all authors receive notification of acceptance by email. However, the author may follow the progress of the manuscript up online.


The New Ropanasuri Journal of Surgery is an open-access journal applying the public licenses provide by under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License. The authors allow to hold the copyright without restrictions, and all the content including tables and figures to be reused and remixed as the authors accredited, in accordance to Creative Common Attribution-Non-Commercial International Licence.

Article Processing Fee

No submission/processing/publication fee.