Author Guidelines

Indonesian Journal of Cancer 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, etc. and also be able to enrich it by including reference links and an accurate layout.


The Cover Letter

Please send a cover letter to Journal Editor-in-Chief alongside the manuscript. A cover letter is a simple 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 four specified subtitles:  Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion, and Keywords

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

4. References : All references, including URLs, must be cited in Vancouver reference style. It must be numbered consecutively, in the order in which they are cited in the text. Written in parentheses with a number, 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 (authors name, volume, issue, year). Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc, and choose 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 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 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 a space.
  • For articles with 1 to 6 authors, list all authors. For articles with more than 6 authors, list the first 6 authors then add 'et al.'
  • Only the first word of the article title and words that normally begin with a capital letter are 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 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.


Article with 1 to 6 authors:
Author AA, Author BB, Author CC, Author DD. Title of article. Abbreviated title of
journal. Date of publication YYYY Mon DD;volume number(issue number):page

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

Article with more than 6 authors:
Author AA, Author BB, Author CC, Author DD, Author EE, Author FF, et al. Title of
article. Abbreviated title of journal. Date of publication YYYY Mon DD;volume
number(issue number):page numbers.

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


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

• 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.

• 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.

• Acknowledgements

In this section, authors acknowledge all contributions from other persons, funding agencies, 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. The following guidelines need to be adhered to in preparing tables:

• Tables imported into the word-processing program from spreadsheet programs

  (e.g., Microsoft Excel), should be left in table format and not converted to text.

• Do not embed tables as graphic files.

• 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 title at the top of the table.

• Define all abbreviations used in the table in footnotes to the table.


 7. Figures

• Submit the high-resolution quality figures.

• 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.


Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the Microsoft Word article template for Research Article and Case Report