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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.

  • This submission has not been previously published nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • All authors have consented to the publication of this submission in the Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi and have been correctly cited and acknowledged.
  • All authors have a registered ORCID iD.
  • LETTER OF PERMISSION - required for any and all material submitted to the journal that has been published previously. (.pdf)
  • PATIENT CONSENT FORMS - All patients in which their personal identity published in the manuscript must complete and submit copies of the forms. (.pdf)
  • CONFLICT OF INTEREST FORMS - All authors must complete and submit copies of the forms (.pdf)
  • SUBMISSION FILE 1 - COVER LETTER to Editor with address, phone number, and/or e-mail address of the corresponding authors. (.pdf)
  • SUBMISSION FILE 2 - TITLE PAGE must be submitted as a separate file as set out in JPR author guidelines
  • SUBMISSION FILE 3 - ARTICLE MANUSCRIPT with all identifying information removed and adheres to the content requirements set out in Authors Guidelines, using Manuscript Template provided (.doc, .docx).
  • SUBMISSION FILE 4 - FIGURES that are high-quality and full-color, relating to the submission are supplied as separate files with the figure number in the file name (.eps, .tiff or .jpg)
  • SUBMISSION FILE 5 - VIDEO files, this applies for all Video articles or other articles that include supplementary videos. Please limit the maximum size of each video file to 300 MB, the file must be in .MOV or .MP4 format. Please read the Author Guidelines for our New Video Articles feature.
  • Statement of Ethics Comittee Approval and/or statement of conforming to Helsinki Declaration
  • Clinical Trial Registration information provided.
  • List of references provided and follow the Vancouver style as outlined in the JPR author guidelines

A. Online Manuscript Submission

All new manuscripts are to be submitted online from www.jprjournal.com. Authors are required to register their account with the journal via the OJS manuscript submission system prior to submitting or if previously registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

Upon successful registration, you will be sent an e-mail indicating your user name and password. Print a copy of this information for future reference. NOTE: If you have received an e-mail from us with an assigned user ID and password, or if you are a repeat user, do not register again. Just log in. Once you have an assigned ID and password, you do not need to re-register.

Please study the algorithm of using OJS for submissions below.

B. Editorial Policies

The Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi complies with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' (ICMJE) uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, found here. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their work, including all statistical calculations and drug doses.

The Editor will make every decision about acceptance, rejection, revision or editing of any articles submitted to Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi based on the discussion with the editorial boards and peer-reviewers. The manuscript may be shortened, the number of illustrations or tables may be reduced, or the paper’s format may be changed.

Manuscripts are accepted for consideration if the article has not been or will be published or submitted elsewhere before appearing in the Journal (in part or in full, in other words, or in the same words, in English or in another language), and will not be submitted elsewhere unless rejected by the Journal or withdrawn by the author. If an author violates this requirement, the Journal’s Editorial Board may reject the manuscript or impose a moratorium on acceptance of new manuscripts from the author. If it deems the misconduct sufficiently serious, the Editorial Board can refer the matter for investigation to the author's academic institution or hospital, to the appropriate state or local disciplinary body. Please review our

Successfully revising a manuscript does not guarantee acceptance.

The Editor-in-Chief has the right to submit accepted manuscripts to further reviews, revisions, and possible change of status based on potential legal, ethical, and biostatistical issues which become evident prior to publication. This may result in the article being further revised or even withdrawn from publication at any point during the publication process

C. Manuscript Categories

Original Articles

Full-length reports of current research in either basic or clinical science. Original articles undergo a double-blind peer-review process prior to acceptance.

Word count

Maximum 4000 words including abstract, main text, figures/tables

Abstract

Maximum 250 words; structured (include subheadings Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion), and 5 keywords based on MESH terms

Figures/tables

Maximum 20; each counts as 250 words

References

No limit

Review Articles

Systematic reviews

A systematic review article offers a comprehensive analysis of a specific topic with reference to all the available literature. Systematic reviews are evidence-based, have a clearly described methodology, include meta-analysis where appropriate and provide a quantitative summary.

Narrative reviews

Narrative reviews describe and discuss broad scientific topics with reference to selected literature. They can be evidence-based but generally provide a qualitative summary of the topic.

Word count

Maximum 4800 words including abstract, main text, figures/tables

Abstract

Maximum 250 words; for Systematic reviews include subheadings (Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion); Narrative reviews unstructured; 5 keywords based on MESH terms

Figures/tables

Maximum 20; each counts as 250 words

References

No limit

Case Reports

Case reports describe interesting or unusual cases and provide clinical insight into patient care. The generally accepted format for a case report includes a title, introduction, case report, discussion, summary, and references. Case reports undergo a double-blind peer-review process prior to acceptance.

Word count

Maximum 1000 words; include subheadings (Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, and Summary)

Abstract

Must include a Summary (no more than 250 words), which will be published in the "abstract" box on the title page.; include 3–5 keywords based on MESH terms.

Figures/tables

Maximum 4; these do not contribute to the word count

References

Maximum 10

Case Series

Case series describe interesting or unusual cases involving one to five patients in similar situations and provide clinical insight into patient care, such as strategies for treatment and management where applicable. The generally accepted format for a case series includes a title, introduction/background, case report, discussion, summary, and references. Case series undergo a double-blind peer-review process prior to acceptance.

Word count

Maximum 1500 words; include subheadings (Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, and Summary)

Abstract

Must include a Summary (no more than 250 words), which will be published in the "abstract" box on the title page.; include 3–5 keywords based on MESH terms.

Figures/tables

Maximum 5; these do not contribute to the word count

References

Maximum 15

Ideas and Innovation

Case series describe interesting or unusual cases involving one to five patients in similar situations and provide clinical insight into patient care, such as strategies for treatment and management where applicable. The generally accepted format for a case series includes a title, introduction/background, case report, discussion, summary, and references. Case series undergo a double-blind peer-review process prior to acceptance.

Word count

Maximum 1500 words; include subheadings (Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion)

Abstract

Maximum 250 words; structured (include subheadings Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion), and 5 keywords based on MESH terms

Figures/tables

Maximum 5; these do not contribute to the word count

References

Maximum 15

Editorials

Editorials present views and perspectives related to published articles, current issues or journal policy. They are concise, scholarly, insightful and thought-provoking. Editorials are commissioned by the editors-in-chief from members of the editorial board or by invitation.

Word count

Maximum 1000 words

Abstract

Not required; if included limit to 100 words, unstructured; include 3–5 keywords based on MESH terms

Figures/tables

Maximum 1; this does not contribute to the word count

References

No limit

Letters 

A letter to the editor is a brief communication, concisely written, about content published in the journal. Letters offer a perspective or provide information pertinent to a particular topic. For letters responding to another letter, use the title format ‘Response to [title of the letter]’ to ensure that readers can track the discussion.

Word count

Maximum 300 words

Abstract

Not required

Figures/tables

Maximum 1; this does not contribute to the word count

References

Maximum 5

Viewpoints

Viewpoints, pertaining to issues of general interest, are welcome, even if they are not related to items previously published. Viewpoints may present unique techniques, brief technology updates, technical notes, and so on. Viewpoints will be published on a space-available basis because they are typically less time-sensitive than Letters and other types of articles. 

Word count

Maximum 1000 words including figures/tables

Abstract

Not required

Figures/Tables

Maximum 3; these do not contribute to the word count.

References

Maximum 10

(NEW) Video Articles

Jurnal Plastik Rekontruksi now publishes original, double-blinded peer-reviewed video case reports and case series of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery procedures used in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions. Videos demonstrate surgery techniques, instruments, and design; report outcomes of surgical interventions, and educate physicians and patients about plastic surgery techniques. Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi Video Articles serves the educational needs of Plastic Surgeon in training as well as Consultant Plastic Surgeon, staff and industry, and patients. Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi Video Articles brings video commentaries from experts, legends, committees, and leadership of the society. Careful adherence to submission guidelines will avoid unnecessary delays, as incomplete submissions may be returned to the authors before initiation of the peer-review process.

Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi Video Articles will consider the following types of submissions: Video Case Report, Video Case Series and Surgical Techniques. Authors should consider these video categories and review recent issues of the journal when preparing submissions. If you believe that your article should exceed these word lengths or author limits, please contact Editor-In-Chief at editor@jprjournal.com and explain the reasons. Use the video article slide templates to prepare the video articles that can be found here.

Video Case Report

Report on the diagnosis and management of a single plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery case. 

Word count

Maximum 1000 words including abstract, main text, figures/tables

Abstract

Maximum 250 words; for Systematic reviews include subheadings (Introduction, Case Reports, Results, Discussion, and Summary); Narrative reviews unstructured; 5 keywords based on MESH terms

Figures/tables/video

Maximum 4; each counts as 250 words that tell the story, and legends for figures and video (maximum 300 MB; file format MP4 or MOV; 10 minutes maximum). 

References

No limit

Video Case Series

Report of the diagnosis and management of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery patients using 3 or more cases.

Word count

Maximum 1500 words including abstract, main text, figures/tables

Abstract

Maximum 250 words; for Systematic reviews include subheadings (Introduction, Case Reports, Results, Discussion, and Summary); Narrative reviews unstructured; 5 keywords based on MESH terms

Figures/tables/video

Maximum 5; each counts as 250 words that tell the story, and legends for figures and video (maximum 300 MB; file format MP4 or MOV; 10 minutes maximum). 

References

No limit

Surgical Techniques

Educational videos demonstrating the use of a particular plastic surgery techniques, not limited also to plastic surgery tools and instruments. The goal of this section is to help surgeons, trainees, learn specific plastic surgery techniques, also for nurses and technicians to learn the best use of the instrument of plastic surgery for high-quality care. 

Word count

Maximum 1500 words including abstract, main text, figures/tables

Abstract

Maximum 250 words; for Systematic reviews include subheadings (Summary); Narrative reviews unstructured; 5 keywords based on MESH terms

Figures/tables/video

Maximum 5; each counts as 250 words that tell the story, and legends for figures and video (maximum 300 MB; file format MP4 or MOV;10 minutes maximum). 

References

No limit

D. Manuscript Parts

Manuscripts must adhere to the guidelines outlined for each type in section C (Manuscript Categories) of these guidelines.

1. Cover Letter

The cover letter must be addressed to the Editor in Chiefs with address, phone number, and/or e-mail address of the corresponding authors. The cover letter file must be presented in a .pdf format. Send all the correspondences to: Mohamad Rachadian Ramadan, M.D., BMedSc, Editor-in-Chief of Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi. Email: editor@jprjournal.com. Address: Lingkar Studi Bedah Plastik Foundation. Menteng Square Apartment Tower A, Unit 03 Lantai 22, Jalan Matraman no.6, Jakarta Pusat. DKI Jakarta, ZIP 10430, Indonesia.

2. Title Page

Title pages should be uploaded separately to the Article Manuscript file to ensure anonymity during the peer-review process. Manuscript titles should be concise, relevant and accurate. Avoid the use of abbreviations. For greater search engine optimization, place keywords toward the beginning of the title.

The title page should include the following:

a. Title

- full title—no more than 80 characters, including spaces

- short running head (short title)—no more than 40 characters, including spaces-

- to optimize search engine results, place keywords toward the beginning of title

b. Authors’ names, qualifications, and affiliations

- Authorship requires substantial contributions to the conception, analysis, interpretation of data, and the drafting and revision of manuscript submissions.

- If more than 10 authors are listed for any given manuscript, the overage will be relocated to the “Acknowledgment” section of the manuscript. 

- Maximum of three qualifications eg MBBS, PhD, FRACS

- Institutional affiliations for each author

- After the initial submission of a manuscript, any changes whatsoever in authorship (adding author(s), deleting author(s), or re-arranging the order of authors) must be explained by a letter to the Editor from the authors concerned.

c. Contact details

Must include the corresponding author’s full name, institution, postal addresses, and email address

d. Disclosures

- All authors must complete the conflict of interest form. The conflict of interest form can be found here.

- Disclose whether the paper is based on a previous communication to a society or meeting

- Disclose whether the corresponding author is a recipient of a research scholarship

- Each author must disclose at the time of submission any commercial associations or financial disclosures that might pose or create a conflict of interest with information presented in any submitted manuscript. Such associations include consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interests, patent-licensing arrangements, and payments for conducting or publicizing a study described in the manuscript. This information will be printed with the article.

Please see the examples below for the author financial disclosure :

Example i: 
Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.

Example ii:
Disclosure: Dr. Rachadian is a member of the speaker's bureau for 2M, Inc., and Allerjan, Inc. Dr. Kristaninta is a member of the speaker's bureau for 2M, Inc. Neither of the other authors has any financial disclosures. This study was funded, in part, by an unrestricted research grant from 2M, Inc.”

e. Presentation at Conference

Provide details where and when the manuscript has been presented (scientific conference, poster presentation)

f. Word counts

- Provide Total word count for main text document

- Provide Total word count for abstract (limited to 250 words for articles and 100 words for cases)

- Provide Number of figures and tables included (equivalent to 250 words each for all articles)

- Provide Number of references (not included in word count)

g. Author Role/Participation

The journal adheres to the definition of authorship by the ICMJE. The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following four criteria: 

- Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; 

- Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;

- Final approval of the version to be published; and

- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under ‘Acknowledgements’. If a submission has more than five authors, the inclusion of each name must be justified in the cover letter. Results of multicenter studies may be reported under the name of the organizing group. For more information on contributor roles, please refer to the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) website.

3. Article Manuscript

a. Abstract

Abstracts from all manuscript categories are limited to 250 words. The abstract should be written in English, referring to details provided in section C in this guidelines (Manuscript Categories). Indonesian language translation for the abstract will be provided by the editorial team.

b. Keywords

To index the content of articles, five keywords must be selected from the US National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) browser listMESH terms are the US National Library of Medicine's (NLM) controlled vocabulary of biomedical terms that are used to describe the subject of each journal article indexed in MEDLINE. MeSH terms are arranged hierarchically by subject categories with more specific terms arranged beneath broader terms. MeSH terms in PubMed automatically include the more specific MeSH terms in a search. For more information, please visit this PubMed help webpage. If you have any questions about the use of MESH terms versus keywords, please contact the journal office. 

The Authors should Include 5 MESH keywords terms for articles and 3 for cases.

c. Statistics

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their work, including all statistical calculations and drug doses. For more information, refer to the ICMJE’s uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, found here.

Authors are advised to:

- Describe statistical methods with enough detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results.

- When possible, quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals).

- Avoid relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as P values, which fail to convey important information about effect size.

- References for the design of the study and statistical methods should be to standard works when possible (with pages stated).

- Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and symbols.

- Specify the computer software used.

- Give numeric results as derivatives (eg, percentages) and as absolute numbers from which the derivatives were calculated and specify the statistical methods used to analyze them.

- Avoid nontechnical uses of technical terms in statistics such as ‘random’ (which implies a randomizing device), ‘normal’, ‘significant;, ‘’correlations’ and ‘sample’).

- Where scientifically appropriate, include analyses of the data by such variables as age and sex.

d. Tables

Each table should:

- be numbered using Arabic numerals

- be cited consecutively throughout the text

- be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, the information contained in the text

- be presented on a separate page at the end of the main document

- be double-spaced, with no outlines, and limited to one data point to each cell

- have column brief headings with units of measurement in parentheses and

- have a comprehensive but concise legend below the table.

Table legends should:

- include abbreviations used in the table

- use the following symbols, in sequence: †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, ††, ‡‡ (*, **, *** should be reserved
for P values) and

- identify statistical measures of variation, such as standard deviation and error of the mean.

The table format must follow these styles example below: 

Table 2. Patient Demographics and Initial Evaluation.

Characteristic

Average

Range

Age (yr)

26.12

1-64

Weight (kg)

45.49

8-80

TBSA by referral (%)

33.09

5-99

TBSA by burn unit (%)

33.43

6-95

Time of injury until arrival at burn unit (hours)

37.91

1.5-456

Fluids given (mL)

1142

0-7500

------------------------------------------------------------------------

TBSA = Total Body Surface Area

The title of the table is placed above the table. Tables are colorless, only contain 3 horizontal lines as shown above. 

e. References

The journal uses the Vancouver referencing style, that is, references are:

  • numbered sequentially as they occur in the text
  • ordered numerically in the reference list at the end of the text
  • all information is cited, including all author names (‘et al’ is no longer used).

For in-text citations, use:

  • Arabic numerals set in superscript
  • no surrounding brackets and
  • place reference marker after punctuation.

The authors are responsible for the accuracy of references. For the purpose of double-blind peer review, avoid citing personal communications and abstracts. 

The sample styles for references follows:

Journal Articles
1. Handini N.S.. Title with initial cap in Roman: Subtitle also with initial cap in Roman. J Plast Rekonst. 2012;100:111-115.
[List all authors to a maximum of six. If there are more than six, list three et al.]

Chapter in a Book
2. Sudjatmiko G. Title with initial cap: Subtitle with initial cap. In: Wardhana A., Sukasah CL, Ssusanto I, eds. Cap and Lower Case Title in Italics. Vol. 5, 5th ed. Jakarta: Sagung Seto; 1971:22-50.

Entire Book
3. Nandita P.M., ed. Cap and Lower Case Title in Italics. Jakarta, Indonesia: Sagung Seto; 1971.

Proceedings
4. Sudjatmiko G. Title with initial cap only in Roman. In Proceedings of the 5th Annual Meet-ing of the Indonesian Society of Plastic Surgeon, Jakarta, Indonesia; June 4-9, 1996.

Presentation
5. Bangun K. Title with initial cap only in Roman. Paper presented at: 2007 Annual Meet-ing of the Indonesia Society of Plastic Surgeons; October 30, 2011; Semarang Ill.

World Wide Web
6. Indonesian Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2005 liposuction statistics. Available at: http:// www.perapisurgeon.com. Accessed March 4, 2006.

e. Ethical Approval of Studies/Informed Consent

Manuscripts must contain a statement to the effect that all human studies have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in an appropriate version of the Declaration of Helsinki (as revised in Brazil in October 2013). This approval must be declared in the Methods section of the article with the inclusion of the name of the committee. In addition, patient anonymity must be preserved at all times. The journal will not publish pictures that identify patients unless the authors submit evidence of written consent from the patient or a legal guardian. The JPR Patient Consent form can be found here.

Reports of animal experiments must state that the principles of the care and use of animals for scientific purposes were followed, as well as any specific national or local institutional laws where applicable. The International Association of Veterinary Editors has developed a set of consensus author guidelines on animal ethics and welfare for use and adoption by veterinary journals and journals publishing articles that involve animal studies.

f. Reporting of Clinical Trials

Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi requires all articles reporting results of clinical trials to be registered in a public trials registry that is in conformity with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). All clinical trials, regardless of when they were completed, and secondary analyses of original clinical trials must be registered before submission of a manuscript based on the trial. Phase I trials designed to study pharmacokinetics or major toxicity are exempt.

Manuscripts reporting on clinical trials (as defined above) should indicate that the trials are registered and include the registry information on a separate page, immediately following the authors’ financial disclosure information. Required registry information must include the trial registry name, registration identification number, and the URL for the registry.

Reporting of randomized controlled trials should follow the guidelines of The CONSORT Statement (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials).

Clinical trials

Clinical trials should be clearly identified as such in the title and abstract. A clinical trial is any study that prospectively assigns humans into groups to study the relationship between an intervention and a clinical outcome. Clinical trials should adhere to the guidelines outlined in the CONSORT Statement and all manuscripts must include a flow chart showing the progress of patients through the trial.

Clinical trial registration

The journal requires that the clinical trials submitted for its consideration are registered in a publicly accessible database. The authors should include the name of the trial register and their clinical trial registration number in the acknowledgments section of their manuscript. If you wish the editor/s to consider an unregistered trial, please explain briefly why the trial has not been registered. 

g. Reporting Systematic Review or Meta-Analysis

All systematic reviews of clinical trials must adhere to the guidelines outlined in the MOOSE report by the CONSORT Group. The authors should include a section describing the methods used for locating, selecting, extracting, and synthesizing data. The authors are encouraged to use subheadings in the main text of the manuscript. The structured abstract should have the following sections: Background, Objectives, Data sources, Review methods, Results, and Conclusions.

All meta-analyses of randomized trials must adhere to the guidelines outlined in the PRISMA Statement which is designed to improve manuscript quality. Meta-analyses authors should review their papers against these guidelines before submission and can find the recommended PRISMA flow chart here and a sample checklist here.

4. Figure Files

- For definition purposes, one figure containing a pre-op and a post-op counts as two figure pieces.

- All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures.

- Authors are strongly encouraged to submit all figures in color, when appropriate. 

- All immunohistochemistry slides and all pathology slides must be submitted in color.

- All figures need to be of the highest quality possible. Elements of quality figures include: 
   - Color images, wherever possible and appropriate 
   - Correct focus 
   - Sufficient brightness and exposure for photographs 
   - Sufficient detail for close-up photographs 
   - Color correct images 
   - Figures of sufficient size (see below) 
   - Correct digital format 
   - Appropriate and consistent pre- and postoperative comparisons. 
- The authors will be requested to supply high-quality replacement figures for figures that do not meet these criteria. Manuscripts submitted with poor quality or improperly prepared figures will not be reviewed until the concerns with the figures are correct.

- Multi-piece images (e.g., Fig. 1a, 1b, 1c) should be saved as one digital image. Part labels ("a, b, c") should not appear on the figures.

- We can reduce the size of any figure as may be necessary, but most figures cannot be enlarged without an unacceptable loss of quality. When in doubt, therefore, submit a figure that is too large rather than too small.

- The picture pixels/inch must be at least 300. 

- Illustrations should be labeled clearly. Illustrations should be arranged symmetrically, in either "portrait" or "landscape" orientation. Before-and-after photographs should be identical in terms of size, position, and lighting. All illustrations must be accompanied by figure legends, to be attached at the end of the typewritten manuscript.

- Bar graphs with various shades of black do not reproduce well. Please submit them in color.

- To indicate scale on a photomicrograph, it is much better to include a scale bar as part of the figure, rather than to state the original magnification in the legend.

- Remember to check the spelling on figures and in tables as well as in the main text.

- Cite figures consecutively in your manuscript.

- Number figures in the figure legend in the order in which they are discussed.

- Upload figures consecutively

- Figure legends should be: self-explanatory, incorporate definitions of symbols and identify statistical measures of variation, such as standard deviation and error of the mean.

5. Supplementary Content

Supplemental Material

Supplementary material, such as computer code and datasets, may be submitted with manuscripts for the purpose of reproducing results. In such cases, authors should indicate which results in the manuscript can be reproduced using the submitted materials. The material should be unedited, with the limited document formatting.

Supplementary material will be critically reviewed by the editorial team and will only be accepted if deemed essential. The material will be placed in an appendix and made accessible within the website via a hyperlink from the final published article (PDF and HTML version).

Supplemental Video

Authors have the opportunity to submit 10-15 minute videos with manuscripts. We encourage the submission of 10 – 15-minute videos with manuscripts. Acceptable file formats are .avi, .wmv, .wma (formats that play in Windows Media Player). Videos that are accepted will be presented online as streaming videos. Please make obvious notes on the cover letter and in the details section of your manuscript that you are submitting a video in conjunction with your article.

Supplemental Digital Content (SDC)

- Authors may submit SDC  that enhance their article’s text to be considered for online posting. SDC may include standard media such as text documents, graphs, audio, video, etc. On the Attach Files page of the submission process, please select Supplemental Audio, Video, or Data for your uploaded file as the Submission Item. If an article with SDC is accepted, our production staff will create a URL with the SDC file. The URL will be placed in the call-out within the article. SDC files are not copy-edited by JPR staff, they will be presented digitally as submitted. 

- Supplemental Digital Content must be cited consecutively in the text of the submitted manuscript. Citations should include the type of material submitted (Audio, Figure, Table, etc.), be clearly labeled as “Supplemental Digital Content,” include the sequential list number and provide a description of the supplemental content. All descriptive text should be included in the call-out as it will not appear elsewhere in the article. 

- A listing of Supplemental Digital Content must be submitted at the end of the manuscript file. Include the SDC number and the file type of Supplemental Digital Content. This text will be removed by our production staff and not be published. 

- SDC File Requirements: All acceptable file types are permissible up to 10 MBs.

6. Essential Forms

Letter of Permission 

Original submissions will be considered for publication with the understanding that they are contributed solely to Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi. If any material related to the submission (other than a brief abstract) has been published in any medium or has been submitted for publication elsewhere, the authors should provide copies of all related manuscripts, and outline the relationship of all materials for the Editors, to avoid allegations of duplicate publication.

A letter of permission is required for any and all material that has been published previously. It is the responsibility of the author to request permission from the publisher for any material that is being reproduced. This requirement applies to text, illustrations, and tables.

Patient Consent Forms

Authors are also required to obtain written consent from patients whose photographs are submitted to Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi® for publication if the patients can be identified. The author may choose to use his or her own version for patient authorization, the form must include permission to use photographs for all types of media including but not limited to the following: print, visual, electronic, video or broadcast media. Also, details in the text that might identify patients should be avoided unless essential for scientific purposes. If the identification of patients is unavoidable, informed consent should be obtained.

- Photographs with bars placed over the eyes of patients are not allowed. Patient authorization and permission are needed to reproduce any photograph of a patient's face or identifiable body part.

- If the "deidentification" of a patient is not possible, the authors need to obtain authorization and consent from the patient. If the patient cannot be located or refused to provide consent and authorization, the photograph will not be published.

- In the event that the patient cannot provide consent due to death or legal incompetence (this includes photographs of corpses), permission from the power of attorney is needed as well as proof of power of attorney.   

Conflict of Interest Forms

- All authors must complete the conflict of interest form. The conflict of interest form can be found here.

7. (NEW) Video Articles 

Use the video articles slide templates to prepare the video. Each submission requires the inclusion of a video, figures in a TIFF or .eps format, legends for figures and video, Word file, and disclosure statement. Refer to "Manuscript Categories" above for word length. The title slide should include the title and a maximum of 5 authors for Video Case Reports, a maximum of 5 authors for Surgical Techniques, and a maximum of 8 authors for Case Series. Funding source(s) and disclosure of conflict of interest should be included in the video immediately after the title slide and displayed for a minimum of 3 seconds. Provide 4 to 6 keywords based on the subject of plastic surgery interest, a technique performed, case observed, treatment and instruments used.

The maximum size of any video files is 300 MB. File format should be MP4 or MOV. Avoid any names, dates, or numbers on the videos (black them out or ask your instrument vendor to set up your system to record a clean video without any names, dates, or alphabets on the video). Videos should focus on the technical aspects using close-up shots and avoiding wide shots that show the room. The audio portion of the video must be in English. Please speak clearly and at an average rate of speech. As a guide, the maximum average word count per 10 seconds should be 15 words. Avoid recording the heart rate monitor and extraneous sounds.

Video Articles must be written in standard English and submitted in a Word file, along with figure and video legend(s). The video article manuscript templates follow The Manuscript template that can be found here. All manuscripts must be submitted online at http://jprjournal.com/index.php/jpr/submission/wizard . This website provides step-by-step instructions for manuscript submission as well as a tutorial for authors. All peer review, tracking, and follow-up will be done through this system.

E. In-House-Style

Spelling

The Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi is an English language publication. Please refer to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for spelling and usage.

Measurements

- Give all measurements in SI units (except blood pressures, which should be given in mmHg). Please refer to the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) website for more information about SI units.

- Abbreviate common measurements such as mm (millimeters) and cm (centimeters).

Trade names

- Use generic names for chemical substances, drugs, instruments, and materials wherever possible.

- Provide the name and address of manufacturers in parentheses following the use of trade names for specific materials, software, equipment, and proprietary drugs.

Italics

- Use italics for titles of publications and Latin scientific names (full genus and species, for example, Staphylococcus aureus but not A streptococcus) and non-English words or phrases that are not in common usage.

- Use italics for quotes, emphasis or non-English words that are the names of organizations.

Capitalization

- Use sentence case (initial capital only) for headings and subheadings and title case (each word capitalized) for official titles.

- Don’t use capitals for common names (even when derived from Latin terms) or plurals (for example, ‘figures 2 and 3’ not ‘Figures 2 and 3’).

Punctuation

The Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi uses minimal punctuation, as follows:

Full stops

- Use full stops at the end of sentences and references.

- Don’t use full stops in abbreviations or after initials.

Apostrophes

- Use apostrophes for contractions, to indicate possession* and for expressions of time (one-year’s or two years’). * For joint ownership, only the last name has an apostrophe otherwise each name has an apostrophe.

- Use apostrophes in place names, for possessive pronouns.

Commas

- Use commas to indicate pauses, to mark both sides of a parenthetical clause in a sentence and to separate a series of words or phrases in a list (see also Numbers)

- Don’t use the Oxford comma (‘…x, y, and z’) instead use ‘…x, y and z’.

Colons and semicolons

Where possible, avoid using colons and semicolons. Consider rewriting or dividing the sentence or use an em-dash (see Em-dashes).

Hyphens

Use hyphens (without spaces either side,)to connect words in compound adjectives and adverbs and to link prefixes to words. If in doubt, check the  Merriam-Webster Dictionary. See also En-dashes and Em-dashes.

En-dashes (–)

Use en-dashes, without spaces either side, to indicate the date and number ranges.

Em-dashes (—)

Use em-dashes, with space either side, to mark a parenthetical clause in a sentence or to indicate a pause.

Abbreviations

See also ‘Accepted usage’.

Common phrases

In-text, spell out commonly abbreviated phrases such as ‘for example’ and ‘that is’. In tables, captions and parentheses, use the abbreviations ‘eg’ (for example), ‘ie’ (that is), ‘et al’ (and others) followed by a comma.

Percent or degrees

In-text, spell out ‘percent’ or ‘degrees’(angles). Use the abbreviation,‘%’ or ‘°’, in tables and figures. Please note, the exception is for temperature: in text and in tables/figures, use °C or °F.

Et al

Don’t use ‘et al’ (meaning ‘and others’) in references—list all authors.

Ampersands

Avoid using ampersands; use ‘and’.

Parentheses

Parentheses enclose material that is not essential to a sentence. Use the same punctuation around parentheses that a sentence would require without them. See also ‘Em-dashes’.

Quotation marks

Use single quotation marks in text and double quotation marks inside single quotes. Blockquotes (quotes over two sentences) are indented from the text and do not need quotation marks.

Single quotation marks can be used to indicate unfamiliar concepts or terms but only in the first instance.

Numbers

Numerals

In-text, write out numbers up to nine and use numerals for numbers from 10 onwards. Always write out numbers at the beginning of a sentence; if the number is too large, consider rephrasing the sentence.

Use numerals for unit measurements (8mmol/l), percentages and decimals (however small). Insert commas in numbers greater than 9999 (for example, 11,953).

Ranges (for dates and page numbers)

Dates

Use the date format DD MMM YYYY and the following abbreviations:

- 2017–18 instead of 2017–2018

- 2006–07 instead of 2006–7.

Always spell out centuries.

Page numbers

Page numbers use the following format:

- 66–68 vs 66–8

- 106–07 vs 106–7

- 2359–472 etc.

Money

Money is expressed using accepted currency symbols such as Rp, US$, and GB£.

Use commas in amounts greater than four digits and spell out ‘million’ and ‘billion’ in the first instance, then abbreviate to ‘m’ and ‘b’.

Measurements

Abbreviate common measurements such as mm (millimeters) and cm (centimeters). Include a space after the number and before the degree sign in temperatures, for example, 31 °C.

Give all measurements in SI units, except blood pressure measurements; use mmHg. See Bureau International des Poids et Mesures website for more information about SI units.

Fractions

In-text, spell out and hyphenate fractions; in tables, use numerals.

F. Manuscript After Acceptances

Manuscript Production

Accepted manuscripts will be scheduled by the Editor-in-Chief, and will be prepared for publication. Prompt response to Editorial requests for additional information or improved figures is necessary to ensure timely publication. Delays in providing necessary additional information may result in publication delays.

Page Proofs and Corrections

Corresponding authors will receive proofreading via email in a Portable Document Format (PDF). Additional information for authors (article reprint order forms) is also sent with the article proofs. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to check the copy-edited and typeset article before publication, and authors need to reply to any queries on their proofs as indicated by the publisher. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that their proofs are error-free. Changes that have been made to make an article conform to Journal style will stand if they do not alter the authors’ meaning. Stylistic changes to articles will not be allowed; only critical changes that maintain the accuracy of the article will be made. The publisher reserves the right to deny any changes that do not affect the accuracy of the content. Proofs must be checked and returned with changes indicated within 48 hours of receipt.

G. Disclaimer

This journal, its publisher and its sponsoring organization do not endorse, approve or guarantee, or warrant any products or services advertised in this journal or the effectiveness, quality, or safety of any such product or services. Acceptance of advertisement in Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi is at the sole discretion of the journal. Acceptance by this journal of advertisement for such products or services does not indicate or imply any preference over other similar products or services. The contents and views expressed herein are those of the authors, and they do not necessarily reflect those publishers or the Lingkar Studi Bedah Plastik Foundation.

 

Last updated 20/02/2020