Focus and Scope

Medical Journal of Indonesia is a peer-reviewed and open access journal that focuses on promoting medical sciences generated from basic sciences, clinical, and community or public health research to integrate researches in all aspects of human health. This journal publishes original articles, reviews, and also interesting case reports. Brief communications containing short features of medicine, latest developments in diagnostic procedures, treatment, or other health issues that is important for the development of health care system are also acceptable. Letters and commentaries of our published articles are welcome.

Subjects suitable for publication include, but are not limited to the following fields of:

  • Allergy and immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cancer and stem cells
  • Cardiovascular
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Child health
  • Dermato-venereology
  • Geriatrics
  • Histopathology
  • Internal medicine
  • Neuro-psychiatric medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral medicine
  • Otorhynolaryngology
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Physio-pharmacology
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery including orthopedic and urology
  • Women’s health

Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscript will be checked by an editor whether it is suitable with our focus and scope or has a major methodological flaw in two weeks. A staff will check whether the requirements are complete in one week. Authors will be given two weeks after notification is sent to complete the incomplete requirements. Failure to complete will make the manuscript rejected without being reviewed. Every submitted manuscript which passes this step will be checked by Similarity Check to identify any plagiarism. Then, an editor and an editorial assistant will be assigned to the manuscript. It will be reviewed by two reviewers double-blinded. At least one of the reviewer is appointed from other institutions (national or international). The manuscript will be sent to the reviewers anonymously. Reviewers’ comments are also sent anonymously to the corresponding author to take the necessary actions and responses. The decision of the revised manuscript will be then evaluated by the editor and the final decision will be sent to the corresponding author. The accepted manuscript will be sent to Enago™ for language editing. Then, final approval is needed from the corresponding author before it is published in the upcoming issue.

Publication Frequency

This journal is published quarterly.

Open Access Policy

This journal is an open access journal which provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of all published articles without charge readers or their institutions for access. Readers have right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles in Medical Journal of Indonesia.

Advertising Policy

Editorial materials will not be influenced by advertisement. Readers can critisize the advertisement by sending it to the office. Advertisement will appear in the print or online version depending on request. For all inquiries, contact the Medical Journal of Indonesia editorial office at Medical Journal of Indonesia, Education Tower 6th floor, IMERI building, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Jalan Salemba Raya 6, Jakarta, 10430, Indonesia; telp: +622129189160 ext201605; e-mail:


The price per volume (four printed issues): international USD 160 (surface postage included), for ASEAN countries USD 100 (surface postage included), for Indonesia IDR 400,000 (surface postage excluded). The subscribers need to fill the forms ( Indonesian or foreign countries).

Journal History

The Medical Journal of Indonesia was founded in 1991 as the Medical Journal of the University of Indonesia. Since the first issue in 1992, it has been published quarterly consistently and continuously, covering a wide range of medical subjects and issues from every medical specialist aspect.

In 1995 the name was changed to Medical Journal of Indonesia which reflected the widening of its coverage beyond Universitas Indonesia. The mission of our journal is to provide biomedical scientists, clinical and public health researchers as well as other health care professionals with the media to publish their research works.

Starting from 2011, Deutsch-Indonesische Gesellschaft für Medizin (DIGM) Medical Journal has been merged into Medical Journal of Indonesia. This also means that DIGM is officially collaborating with Medical Journal of Indonesia and Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia as the publisher.