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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.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

The submitted manuscript should be addressed to editor in chief of the International Journal of Islamic and Complementary Medicine. Manuscripts must be submitted through online submission by registered users. 


The submitted manuscript should be a text that has not been published nor is it before another journal for consideration, either in Bahasa Indonesia or English.

We accept original articles, casereportst, and reviewarticlese.The manuscriptt template can be downloaded here (research article) and here (literature review and case report).

Research Article

The manuscript should contain an original research article in the field of Islamic medicine and health, complementary medicine, and related focus and scope in this journal.  The systematics are as follows:

  • The manuscript should contain the title of heading and subheading, abstract in Indonesia and English, introduction, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion in narrative ways
  • Title Page
    • The title page should contain:

1)        The title, which should be concised but informative, written in tittle case. Long title should be divided into subheadings, written in bold with font Cambria size 14, single-spaced and located in the middle (center)

2)        Name of the author, written under the title without academic degree, starting with the first name and an abbreviation of the first name, beginning with a capital letter, without the word "by", the order of the authors should be as follow: first author followed by the second author, third and so on, given the superscript, font size 10

3)        Name of the Department or Agency

4)        Author’s full name and institution, city, and country

5)        It should include a summary of the title for the header.

  • Abstract :
    • Should be written in English
    • The number of words should be no more than 250 words, typed in single-space, written in Cambria size 10.
    • Should be consisted of background, research objective, methodology, results, conclusion, and keyword. and described in narrative ways
  • Introduction
    • Should be written  in font Cambria size 12 and should also contain background, a little review of the literature, and research purposes.
  • Methodology
    • Should be described in detail, including research design, population, sample, data sources, data collection techniques / instruments, analysis procedures, as well as research place and period.
  • Discussion:
    • Analysis should be accurate and argumentative; the results should be related to appropriate and systematic theories.
    • Tables or figures should be numbered in the text sequentially, written in single-space, font Cambria size 11. The title should be precise and clear, located above the table and flat table. The title of pictures should be short and clear, located below the image and flat images. Maximum number of tables or pictures is six (6) in one (1) manuscript.
  • Conclusion 
    • Conclusion should be the answer of the research problem, unequivocal statement. Suggestions should be logical, and appropriate and not be pretended.
  • Bibliography or References
    • Should be written according to the rules of Vancouver superscript, sequence should be appropriate with the appearance of the overall text.
    • Front should be Cambria, size 11, single-space between numbers without space.

Literature review

  • The manuscript should contain a comprehensive analysis of a specific topic.
  • The manuscript should be limited to 5000 words.
  • Content of manuscript:
    • Page Titles (appropriate manuscript title page of research result)
    • Abstract should be written in English.
    • Keywords should be maximum 10 words 
    • Introduction should contain the definition, background, and importance of the problem, goals, and research contribution.
    • The literature review should be the description of the problem and contain enough resource material of related research.
    • The discussion should be appropriate with the issues discussed in the literature review, mixed with opinions and arguments, which are relevant to the problems.
    • Conclusion should be according to the summary and discussion.
    • References (in accordance with the instructions for writing references) with Mendeley application