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Author Guidelines

Thank you for preparing a manuscript for submission to Indonesian Journal of Cancer in English. Please read carefully and prepare your manuscript as instructed here. The manuscript that does not follow the format, will be returned to the author before undergoing any screening or review process.

Following the guidelines below will help us in processing your paper. Our goal is to be able to identify each section of your manuscript so that we can accurately record the title, authors, abstract, and also be able to enrich it by including reference links and an accurate layout. The manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the Microsoft Word article template for Research ArticleCase Report, and Review Article.

Authors must also supply:

  1. ICMJE conflicts of interest statement form (if there are any difficulties in accessing the form, you can directly visit here)
  2. Copy of ethical approval (when needed),
  3. Copy of patient's informed consent (if any)
  4. Author agreement signed by all author(s).

The Cover Letter

Please send a cover letter to Journal Editor-in-Chief alongside the manuscript. A cover letter is a letter to the editor with the corresponding author’s signature. The cover letter contains two parts:  1) A statement that the work has not been published or is currently under review for publication in another journal, and  2) A very brief (not more than three sentences) explanation of the significance and novelty of the work and the problem that is being addressed.


The Manuscript

Your manuscript is a single file (a text file with embedded figures, tables, etc.). You may prepare your manuscript using a word processing program and save it as a .docx file format (all versions after MS Word 2007). 

A typical manuscript includes the following items:

1. Title page: including title, author’s name, author's affiliation. Remember to insert the corresponding author with email, address, and contact info


2. Abstract: A Research Article must contain a structured abstract of approximately 150-300 words. The structured abstract must have five specified subtitles:  Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion, and Keywords. For Case Report, the abstract should have four specific subtitles: Introduction, Case Presentation, Conclusion, and Keywords.

3. The body of the manuscript: For Research Article, it should be divided into five sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. While for the Case Report, it should be divided into four sections: Introduction, Case Presentation, Discussion, and Conclusion.

4. References: All references, including URLs, must be cited in the Vancouver reference style. It must be numbered consecutively, in the order in which they are cited in the text. Written in square brackets with a number, for example: [1]. Multiple citations are separated by commas [2,3] or if a series, dashes [4-6]. The reference numbers must be finalized and the reference list fully formatted before submission.

Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Cite only items that you have read. Do not inflate the manuscript with too many references. Check each reference against the original source (author name, volume, issue, year). Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc, and choose the Vancouver style. All publications cited in the text should be included as a list of references. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).

How to make the reference list

  • References are listed in numerical order, and in the same order in which they are cited in the text. The reference list appears at the end of the paper.
  • Begin your reference list on a new page and title it 'References.
  • The reference list should include all and only those references you have cited in the text. (However, do not include unpublished items such as correspondence).
  • Use Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9).
  • Abbreviate journal titles in the style used in the NLM Catalog
  • Check the reference details against the actual source - you are indicating that you have read a source when you cite it.
  • Be consistent with your referencing style across the document. Enter the author's surname followed by no more than 2 initials (full stop).
  • If more than 1 author: give all authors' names and separate each by a comma and space.
  • For articles with 1 to 4 authors, list all authors. For articles with more than 4 authors, list the first 4 authors then add 'et al.'
  • Only the first word of the article title and words that normally begin with a capital letter is capitalized.
  • Journal titles are abbreviated (to decipher/find correct abbreviations see: PubMed Journals Database)
  • Follow the date with a semi-colon;
  • Abbreviate months to their first 3 letters (no full stop)
  • Give the volume number (no space) followed by the issue number in brackets
  • If the journal has continuous page numbering through its volumes, omit month/issue number.
  • Abbreviate page numbers where possible, eg: 123-29.


From Journal article:

Author(s). Article title. Journal Title Abbreviation. Year of Publication;Volume number(Issue number):Page number.

  • Article with 1 to 4 authors:

Petitti DB, Crooks VC, Buckwalter JG, Chiu V. Blood pressure levels before dementia. Arch Neurol. 2005;62(1):112-6.


  • Article with more than 4 authors:

Hallal AH, Amortegui JD, Jeroukhimov IM, et al. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography accurately detects common bile duct stones in resolving gallstone pancreatitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2005;200(6):869-75.


From Website:

Author(s)/Organization. Title [Internet]. Place of Publication: Publisher; Date of Publication [Date of Citation]. Available from: URL

Statistics Canada. The Canadian population in 2011: age and sex [Internet]. Ottawa: Statistics Canada; 2015 [cited 2016 Dec 30]. Available from:


From Books:

  • Entire Book, written or compiled by the same author(s)

Author(s). Title of book. Edition. Place of Publication: Publisher; Date

Malamed SF. Handbook of local anesthesia. 7th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier; 2020

  • Chapter of book compiled by an editor with various chapter contributors

Author(s) of Contribution. Title of contribution. Connective Phrase: Editor(s) of Book. Title of book. Place of Publication. Edition. Place of Publication: Publisher; Date of Publication. Location of Contribution (page numbers)

Forrest JL, Miller SA. Evidence-based decision making. In: Bowen DM, Pieren JA, editors. Darby and Walsh dental hygiene theory and practice. 5th ed. Maryland Heights: Elsevier; 2020. p. 25-33.


5. Declarations: All manuscripts must contain the following sections under the heading 'Declarations

  • Competing interest: All financial and non-financial competing interests must be declared in this section. If you do not have any competing interests, please state "The authors declare that they have no competing interests" in this section.
  • Ethics approval and consent to participate: Include a statement on ethics approval and consent (even where the need for approval was waived), and include the name of the ethics committee that approved the study and the committee’s reference number if appropriate.
  • Funding: All of the sources of funding for the work described in this publication are acknowledged here.
  • Acknowledgments: In this section, authors acknowledge all contributions from other persons, and any individual or organization who have contributed to the research that was done, or in the compilation of the manuscript, etc.

6. Tables: Tables should be formatted as single-spaced. Tables imported into the word-processing program from spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel), should be left in table format and not converted to picture or text. Cite all tables in the text (number tables consecutively, using Arabic numerals, in the order cited in the text). The table number is followed by a brief descriptive caption at the top of the table. Define all abbreviations used in the table in footnotes below the table. The manuscript should have no more than five tables in total.


7. Figures: Submit the high-resolution quality figure. Figures must be numbered in the text. Number all figures sequentially with Arabic numerals in the order cited in the text. The figure number is followed by a brief descriptive title at the bottom of the figure. Figures with multiple parts should be labeled and referred to as (A), (B), (C), etc. Mask any patient identification in photographs; otherwise, a signed permission statement is required. The manuscript should have no more than five figures in total.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The manuscript in the English language; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. The submission file is in Microsoft Word (docx.) document file format and formatted as standard A4 page setup. 
  2. The cover letter explaining the importance of the study and a confirmation that the manuscript has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  3. Complete information about author/s (first, middle, last name), author/s's affiliation, and email address of the corresponding author
  4. The author(s) are required to sign an authorship agreement demonstrating that all authors involved agreed to submit the manuscript to Indonesian Journal of Cancer.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines and Article Template, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. In case of experimenting on humans, the author(s) have certified that the process of the research is in accordance with ethical standards of the Helsinki declaration, domestic and foreign committees that preside over human experiments. If any doubts are raised whether the research proceeded in accordance with the declaration, the author(s) would explain it. In case of experimenting on animals, the author(s) have certified that the author(s) had followed the domestic and foreign guidelines related to the experiment of animals in a laboratory.
  7. The author(s) undersigned hereby give Dharmais Cancer Hospital as publisher the right of first publication of all published material and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the National Cancer Center - Dharmais Cancer Hospital rights to publish the work licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License that allows others to remix, adapt, build upon the work non-commercially with an acknowledgment of the work’s authorship and initial publication in Indonesian Journal of Cancer. Authors are permitted to copy and redistribute the journal’s published version of the work non-commercially (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in Indonesian Journal of Cancer.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors should not pay some processing and submission fees for article processing (free of charge).

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, Authors should not pay  (free of charge)