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Author Guidelines


Sorume Health Sciences Journal (Sorume HSJ) follows ICMJE's Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), as well as, World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals. Sorume HSJ is a publication of Universitas Sembilanbelas November Kolaka, Indonesia.

Unsolicited manuscripts will be reviewed for publication with the following understanding:

  1. The paper neither was published already nor is being under review elsewhere.
  2. Upon acceptance, the paper may not be published elsewhere without the permission of Sorume Health Sciences Journal (Sorume HSJ).
  3.  The published paper is the sole property of Sorume HSJ and may be edited before publication.

Main considerations

Manuscripts should be electronically submitted through Online Submission System.

A covering letter must be included when submitting a paper and must state the novelty of the paper.

Sorume HSJ makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the “Content”) contained in its publications. However, Sorume HSJ makes no representations or warranties what so ever as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the content and disclaim all such representations and warranties whether express or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and are not the Sorume HSJ views. Sorume HSJ guaranteed 21-day rapid review process.


Cover letter order

The corresponding author should indicate the following in a cover letter:

  1. An introduction stating the title of the manuscript and the journal to which you are submitting.
  2. The reason why your study is important and relevant to the journal’s readership or field.
  3. The question your research answers.
  4. The most important conclusions that can be drawn from review.
  5. A statement declaring that the study complies with current ethical considerations.
  6. A statement that the manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration for publication in any other journal
  7. A statement that all authors approved the manuscript and its submission to the journal.
  8. Any other details that will encourage the editor to send your manuscript for review.


Sorume Health Sciences Journal publication benefits:

  • Free access to all articles
  • Fast and constructive peer review process (21 working days)
  • Easy and quick online submission
  • Rapid publication


In case, any attempt of plagiarism is brought to our attention accompanied with convincing evidence, following steps would be taken:

  1. After consulting the respective Editorial Board Members, authors guilty of plagiarism will be debarred from publishing their papers in Sorume HSJ.
  2. Heads of the Departments/Institutes of the offending authors will be intimated of such incidences of plagiarism.
  3. In case of confirmation of plagiarism on an already published article, the Editor will be obliged to withdraw the article from the journal website.

Structure and Preparation of Manuscripts

Review articles are usually solicited by the editors, but we will also consider unsolicited papers. Although, all submitted articles will get under peer review for potential acceptance in the Sorume HSJ, it is highly appreciated that authors send us a pre submission inquiry before preparing a review article. The priority for acceptance would be given to those articles which are comprehensible for the general physician, and not only to the specialist. Nonetheless, papers may include material that might be considered directed to specialists in the field covered. Articles having 2 related (in press or published)-papers cited in their review articles would have a substantial higher chance of getting an acceptance for publication, than other articles; although this is not a mandatory issue to all the authors.

Types of Articles

Manuscripts should be presented as one of the following formats.

Original articles should be limited to 3,000 words. The paper should clearly describe the reason for undertaking the work, and present methods used and the results found in separate sections. Scientific interpretations based on the findings should be presented in a discussion section; a self-critical / examination of the findings is encouraged. Required sections of original articles are Background, Materials & Methods, Results, and Discussion. 


Systematic Review or Meta-Analysis:

Authors should report systematic reviews and meta-analyses in accordance with the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) statement.

Systematic Reviews should contain 4000 - 4500 words, maximum number of references is 100, maximum number of illustrations/Tables is 6. For Systematic Reviews, both abstract and text of the manuscript should be subdivided into the following sequential sections:

  1. Context: Provide a sentence or two explaining the importance of the review question.
  2. Objective: State the precise primary objective of the review. Indicate whether the review emphasizes factors such as cause, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy, or prevention and include information about the specific population, intervention, exposure, and tests or outcomes that are being reviewed.
  3. Data Sources: Succinctly summarize data sources, including years searched. Include in the search the most current information possible, ideally conducting the search several months before the date of manuscript submission. Potential sources include computerized databases and published indexes, registries, abstract booklets, conference proceedings, references identified from bibliographies of pertinent articles and books, experts or research institutions active in the field, and companies or manufacturers of tests or agents being reviewed. If a bibliographic database is used, state the exact indexing terms used for article retrieval, including any constraints (for example, English language or human subjects). If abstract space does not permit this level of detail, summarize sources in the abstract including databases and years searched, and place the remainder of the information in the "Methods" section of the text.
  4. Study Selection: Describe inclusion and exclusion criteria used to select studies for detailed review from among studies identified as relevant to the topic. Under details of selection include particular populations, interventions, outcomes, or methodological designs. Specify the method used to apply these criteria (for example, blinded review, consensus, multiple reviewers). State the proportion of initially identified studies that met selection criteria.
  5. Data Extraction: Describe guidelines used for abstracting data and assessing data quality and validity (such as criteria for causal inference). State the method by which the guidelines were applied (eg, independent extraction by multiple observers).
  6. Results: State the main results of the review, whether qualitative or quantitative, and outline the methods used to obtain these results. For meta-analyses, state the major outcomes that were pooled and include odds ratios or effect sizes and, if possible, sensitivity analyses. Accompany numerical results by confidence intervals, if applicable, and exact levels of statistical significance. For evaluations of screening and diagnostic tests, include sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios, receiver operating characteristic curves, and predictive values. For assessments of prognosis, summarize survival characteristics and related variables. State the major identified sources of variation between studies, including differences in treatment protocols, protocols, co-interventions, confounders, outcome measures, length of follow-up, and dropout rates.
  7. Conclusions: Clearly state the conclusions and their applications (clinical or otherwise), limiting interpretation to the domain of the review.

Systematic reviews are welcome. They should be critical assessments of current evidence covering a broad range of topics of concern to those working in the specific field of journal. Systematic reviews should be 4000-5000 words (abstracts to be structured as above). N.B. For advice on writing systematic reviews consult: The Cochrane Reviewers' Handbook
Meta-analysis of observational studies: A MOOSE checklist is required for meta-analysis of observational studies

Conflicts of Interest: Authors MUST NOT have significant financial contributions to a company that produces a product/drug discussed in the article. It should be declared in the article.

Plagiarism: Sorume HSJ is highly meticulous on the subject of plagiarism, and articles including plagiarisms either in their literature or content would be rapidly rejected.

General Considerations

  • There are no page charges for publication in Sorume HSJ.
  • Manuscript should be written in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).
  • All manuscripts must be typed double spaced, single column, in size 12 font and adequate margins should be left.
  • No manuscripts submitted to the journal can exceed 8000 words.
  • Submitted manuscripts to the Sorume HSJshould not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.


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 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice


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