Occupational and Environmental Medicine Journal of Indonesia (OEMJI) publishes several types of articles, including editorials, commentary, original articles, review articles, systematic reviews, case reports, evidence-based case reports, and other scientific articles pertaining to occupational and environmental medicine and related disciplines. The entire process of manuscript submission, peer review, and resubmission to OEMJI are done through the online system (https://scholarhub.ui.ac.id/oemji/). Manuscripts must be written in English and must be submitted by the corresponding author. Manuscripts submitted to OEMJI will be preliminarily reviewed by the Editorial Office. Manuscripts must be written in English and must be submitted by the corresponding author. Authors must ensure that the English language is of sufficient quality to be well understood by editors and reviewers. Manuscripts not conforming to the instructions will be returned to the corresponding authors without being considered for further process. Any inquiry concerning manuscript submission should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
A. Title Page
The author must submit the title page as a separate file. The title page should include:
- The title of the article (less than 20 words)
- List the full names (first name, middle initial, last name in capital) and institutional affiliation (department, institution, address, postal code) for all authors and email address for the corresponding author.
- Indicate the corresponding author in the last row of the title page
- The information of author contribution, acknowledgment, and financial disclosure whenever applicable
B. Main Manuscript (Article) Format
- Authors must provide the main manuscript without any author-identifying information (i.e., author's name, author's affiliation, acknowledgments, financial disclosures, or author contributions) to ensure anonymity in a double-blind peer review process.
- File format: manuscript files should be in the DOC, DOCX, or RTF format. All documents should not be locked or protected.
- Use double line spacing and do not format text in multiple columns.
- Include page numbers and continuous line numbers (do not restart the line numbers on each page).
- Use Times New Roman font size 12 in the manuscript.
- Do not use page breaks in your manuscript.
- Footnotes are not permitted. If your work includes footnotes, depending on the material, move the footnotes into the main text or the reference list.
- Colored text
Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. We encourage authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, etc., however, you need to appreciate that this will cause some of your readers problems when they print the document on a black & white printer. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.
Please ensure that there are no colored mark-ups or comments in the final version, unless they are meant to be part of the final text. (You may need to "accept all changes" in track changes or set your document to "normal" in final markup.)
- Emphasized text
Whenever possible use italics to indicate text you wish to emphasize rather than underlining it. The use of color to emphasize text is discouraged.
- Font faces
Except, possibly, where special symbols are needed, use Times or the closest comparable font available. If you desire a second font, for instance for headings, use a sans serif font (e.g., Arial or Computer Modern Sans Serif).
The Abstract should not exceed 250 words. Please do not include any references in the Abstract. The abstract for the original article should be structured and must include the following separate sections: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Provide three to five relevant keywords representing the main content of the article in alphabetical order.
The introduction should be concise without subheadings. This section should explain the background of the study, provide a brief summary of the existing literature and note any relevant controversies in the field as well as define the purpose of the study and its importance.
E. Materials and methods
This section should include the following information but is not limited to:
- Detailed explanation of the study design, data collection, and laboratory methods
- A clear description of all processes: the recruitment of participants, interventions, comparisons, data collection, specimen analysis, the kit used in the procedures, and statistical analysis
F. Results, Discussion, Conclusions
These sections may all be separate or may be combined, and may also be further divided into a maximum of 3 levels of sub-sections headings. Make sure heading levels are clearly indicated in the manuscript text.
These sections should describe the results (findings) of the study, the interpretation of the results, the implications of the findings, highlight the limitations of the study, and the conclusions that can be drawn.
G. Tables and Figures
- Use Arabic numerals to number the table or figure in the order they appear in the text.
- Table or figure should be inserted immediately after the paragraph in which it is cited in the text.
- Table titles maximum of 15 words should be included above the table..
- Figure titles maximum of 15 words should be placed underneath the figure.
- Large tables or figures should be put on pages by themselves. Avoid the use of overly small types in tables. In no case should tables or figures be in a separate document or file.
- Roman letters used in mathematical expressions as variables should be italicized. Roman letters used as part of multi-letter function names should not be italicized. Whenever possible, subscripts and superscripts should be a smaller font size than the main text.
- Short mathematical expressions should be typed inline. Longer expressions should appear as display math. Also expressions using many different levels (e.g., such as the fractions) should be set as display math. Important definitions or concepts can also be set off as display math.
- Equations should be numbered sequentially. Whether equation numbers are on the right or left is the choice of the author(s). However, you are expected to be consistent in this.
- Symbols and notation in unusual fonts should be avoided. This will not only enhance the clarity of the manuscript, but it will also help insure that it displays correctly on the reader's screen and prints correctly on her printer. When proofing your document under PDF pay particular attention to the rendering of the mathematics, especially symbols and notation drawn from other than standard fonts.
I. Supplementary Information
- Any material that is directly relevant to the conclusions of the study that cannot be included in the main manuscript for some reason may be considered supplementary information.
- Supplementary information must be provided together with the manuscript as it will be subject to peer review.
- Use Arabic numerals in superscript to cite references, and it should be placed after punctuation.
- Reference must be numbered in the order of their appearance in the text
- OEMJI uses ‘Vancouver’ style. See ICMJE Sample References as follows: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html
- References are advisably not to exceed 40 in number, though not strictly enforced.
- Cited journals should be abbreviated according to the style used for MEDLINE.(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals)
- Authors are advised to use reference management software in writing citations and references.
- To make sure that references are citable and discoverable, we strongly advise the inclusion of DOIs.
K. Ethics declarations
Manuscript reporting studies involving human participants (or tissue samples) must include a statement on ethics approval and consent together with the information of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or ethics committee that approved the study, confirming that informed consent was obtained from all participants and/or their legal guardians.
L. Acknowledgements (Optional)
Authors may acknowledge the contribution of anyone towards the article who does not meet the authorship criteria.
M. Financial Disclosure
This section should describe the source of funding that has supported the study.
N. Conflict of interest
A “conflict of interest declaration” is mandatory for all Authors of the submitted manuscripts. A ‘conflict of interest’ section at the end of the manuscript listing all competing interests (financial and non-financial). Where authors have no conflict of interest, the statement should read “The author(s) declare(s) that they have no conflict of interest”.
O. Authors’ Contributions
Please provide individual contributions of the authors to the manuscript.
P. Cover Letter
A cover letter is not mandatory; however, you are welcome to provide a cover letter. The length limit of a cover letter is one page, use single-line spacing and may include the following information:
- Specify the type of manuscript
- A brief explanation of why the study is appropriate for OEMJI
- Summarize the contribution of the study to the scientific community
Q. Additional Information
a. Review Articles
Review Articles should summarise the current state of understanding on a topic within the fields of occupational and environmental medicine and related disciplines. OEMJI focuses on review articles that discuss and synthesize the key and recent understanding of the topic. The reader should be able to swiftly get an overview of the current state of knowledge and practice in the field. Review articles should not merely repeat or paraphrase existing literature, but rather show sufficient originality in their analysis of the field and recommendations for practice. Illustrative figures, images, and diagrams that may aid a better understanding should be included. The abstract of review articles should be unstructured with a maximum of 150 words. The manuscript length should not exceed 4,000 words from introduction to conclusion; maximum of 80 references, 8 figures, and 8 tables.
b. Evidence Base Case Report (EBCR)
EBCR provides a clinical case that is supplemented with evidence-based explanations. The presented case must contribute to medical knowledge and have educational value in the domains of occupational medicine and occupational health and safety, or it must highlight a specific case with new insight into diagnosis, treatment, and prognostic approaches. The EBCR manuscript should not be longer than 1500 words, with 3-4 figures/tables.
To organize the manuscript file, use the following headings:
- Title of the manuscript
- Abstract (Unstructured & 150 words) and Keywords
- Case description
- Problem formulation
- Evidence search strategies
- Evidence search results