Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Diponegoro International Medical Journal (DIMJ) welcomes contributions which promote the exchange of ideas and rational discourse between practicing educators and medical researchers all over the world.

DIMJ is an international, peer review, electronic, and open access journal. DIMJ is seeking an original and high-quality manuscript.

Areas of interest in all aspects of medical and physiology include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Modelling of diagnose and cure of human diseases
  • The scientific underpinning of medicine and pathophysiology
  • Biochemistry and biology molecular solution
  • Decision support systems
  • Biomedicine
  • Any experimental design and statistical analysis
  • The application of new analytical and study methods (including biomolecular studies)

Section Policies

Original Research Article

Original Research Article is a generic term for a full-length, original research finding paper that doesn't fall into another specialized category.

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Reports

Case Reports describe and interpret an individual case, often written in the form of a detailed story. It is considered the lowest level of evidence, but they are also the first line of evidence, because they are where new issues and ideas emerge.

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communications

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter to the Editor

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Daftar Isi

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Diponegoro International Medical Journal (DIMJ) employs a highly rigorous peer-review process to evaluate manuscripts for scientific accuracy, novelty, and importance. All manuscripts received must be original and will be subject to a single-blind review process. Editors conducted an initial screening based on the Authors' Submission Checklist (DIMJ Template 2020). If the manuscript meets the basic journal standards, it will be processed into the peer review phase. At least 2 independents reviewers will evaluate the manuscript. Based on the reviewer's report and recommendation, Editors decides whether to accept or reject the article. The Editors will weigh all views and may call for a third opinion if necessary. The final decision made by the Editors is unappealable. All submissions will be screened for plagiarism using TURNITIN.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA).

Authors and readers can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, but they must give appropriate credit (cite to the article or content), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to Journal of Biomedicine and Translational Research.

Publication Frequency

Diponegoro International Medical Journal (DIMJ) is continuously published two times a year (July and December).

Anti Plagiarism Policy

It is the author’s duty to only submit a manuscript that is free from plagiarism. The Editor will double checks each article before its publication. Diponegoro International Medical Journal is using an electronic text-matching tool (Turnitin) to detect similarity for plagiarism check.

Publication Ethics

Diponegoro International Medical Journal (DIMJ) is a peer-reviewed electronic international journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher (Diponegoro University). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Diponegoro International Medical Journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.  

Diponegoro University as publisher of  Diponegoro International Medical Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Medicine Diponegoro University and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication Decisions

The editor of the Diponegoro International Medical Journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

  • Fair Play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

  • Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

  • Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

  • Promptness

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

  • Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

  • Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

  • Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

  • Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

  • Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

  • Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

  • Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

  • Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

  • Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

  • Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

  • Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

  • Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Reference Management

References should be listed according to the Vancouver Style and should be numbered in the order that they are cited in the text. All authors must be listed and inclusive page numbers provided. Journal titles should be abbreviated as in the National Library of Medicine's List of Journals Indexed forMedline; for unlisted journals, complete journal titles should be provided.