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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.
  • When available, URLs for the references should be 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, which is found in About the Journal.

1. Journal Scope


Callosum Neurology Journal covered the manuscript that related to the development of neurology and neuroscience. The categories of paper are Original Article, Case Reports, Review Articles, and Letters to Editors that have not been published either domestically or internationally. All articles will be discussed by experts in their field of the appropriate science (peer review) and the editorial board. Articles that need improvement will be returned to the author. The research article should obtain the approval of the ethics committee (letter of approval should be attached in submission). Articles can be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English         
Original Articles: Original article of study in basic and applied neurology and neuroscience. 
Case Reports: Articles about cases that are important and educational.         
Review Articles: A review article providing timely or critical discussion about present status and directions for future research may be prepared at the invitation of or after discussion with the Editorial Board.         
Letter to the Editor: As a communication means of readers to editors and other readers that may contain comments, refutations, or opinions regarding the contents of previous or future articles.


2. Manuscript style


Submission: Authors must submit their manuscripts through the homepage at http://www.callosumneurology.org after sign up an account. All submissions must follow the instructions and advice on how to submit manuscripts, which is available on the website. Submit all article in separation (article text, research instrument, data analysis, or other). Authors of revised manuscripts must submit a detailed point-by-point response to the reviewer’ comments in the field of Pre-Review Discussions on the submission system. The modified part should be highlighted by underline or color font. The modified article should be uploaded also in the filed of Pre-Review Discussions.


File format:



  1. Text (Title page, Abstract – Legends): Word

  2. Table: Word or Excel (cropping of image data is unacceptable)

  3. Figure: JPEG or PNG


Documentary form: The manuscript should be typed in Arial font size 12, with double spacing, no space before or after paragraphs, formatted for A4 paper leaving margins of 2,54cm on all sides. The manuscript should not exceed 7,000 words. For abstract, use  Arial font size 12, with double spacing. Please use your tab key and centering functions to do the head alignment, paragraph indents, etc. DO NOT USE SPACEBAR.


Table and Illustration: Titel and number of the table are placed at the top of the table and should be bold. Title and number of illustration (drawing, maps, charts, graphs, or photographs) are placed below the illustration and should be bold. All abbreviations used in the table and illustration should be explained below the table. All tables and illustrations should be placed at the end of the main Article Text. Indicate the location of tables and illustrations in the text in boldface, enclosed in angle brackets, on a separate line. Example : <Fig. 1 here>


Illustration: All abbreviations used in the illustration should be explained below the illustration.


Numerals and units: Use Arabic numerals. Standard metric units (mm, cm, mL, L, mg, g, msec, sec, min, hr, etc.) can be used throughout without definition.


Abbreviation: Avoid nonstandard abbreviations, unfamiliar terms or symbols, and laboratory jargon. Abbreviations should be kept to an absolute minimum; but if necessary, they must be spelled out at first mention.


3. Manuscripts Structures


Title page:



  1. The concise but informative title of the article. Only the first letter of each word should be capitalized, except for conjunctions, articles, or prepositions unless the first word of the title. Titles do not normally include numbers, acronyms, abbreviations or punctuation. They should include sufficient detail for indexing purposes but be general enough for readers outside the field to appreciate what the paper is about.

  2. All authors full names without academic degrees.

  3. Full names of the department(s) and institution(s) in which the research was done, together with the location (city, state, and nation). If the article has several authors from different institutions, it should be clearly indicated with which department and institutions each author are affiliated using the superscript

  4. Keywords, limited to 3-5 words or short phrases. Refer to Medical Subject Headings(MeSH at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh) at if necessary.

  5. Corresponding author’s name, full address, telephone, fax numbers, and e-mail address.

  6. Focus of interests are resume and key messages of the writing, generally consist of 3-5 statements.


Structure of Articles


Original Article: Abstract, Background, Method, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgment (if any), Conflicts of Interest (if any), References, Figure Legends.


Case Report: Abstract, Background, Case Report, Discussion, Acknowledgment (if any), Conflicts of Interest, References, Figure Legends.


Review Article: Abstract, Text in freestyle, Acknowledgment (if any), Conflicts of Interest, References, Figure Legends.


Abstract: Not exceed 200 words (written in bahasa Indonesian and English).


Abstract of Original Article Background: Describe introduction of study, Purpose: State the purpose of the investigations, Method: describe the study design or the experimental


procedure, Results: main findings or study results, and the last Conclusion and Keywords.


Abstract of Case Report Background: Describe introduction of case, Case: describe the study design or the experimental procedure, Discussion: main findings or study results, and the last Conclusion and Keywords.
Background: Give information relevant to the study and the questions the study seeks to answer.


Purpose: The readers should be able to understand why the study was done.


Methods: Describe subjects, materials, and methods used, including experimental design or procedures, in sufficient detail to enable readers to evaluate and/ or reproduce the results. Subjects should be described appropriately to show that the control and experimental groups contained matched subjects.


Designate the drugs by their generic names; describe statistical methods and details of randomization or blinded observations. Specify the numbers of observations and individuals who could not be followed up until the end of the study.


Case: Protect patient anonymity by avoiding details that might identify patients unless essential for scientific purposes. Masking the region in patients’ photographs may be inadequate. If the identification of patient is unavoidable, written permission should be obtained.


Results: Include only the data and illustrative materials that are pertinent to the subject of the article. Avoid repetition of all the data in the tables or illustrations in the text, avoid duplicate presentation of the same data in both tabular and graphic forms.


Discussion: Interpret the present data concisely, giving particular attention to the question or hypothesis posed in the Introduction section. Information presented in the previous section should not be repeated. Include the discussion of previous works that only agree but also disagree with the present results.


Conclusion: State the conclusions and recommendations that can be directly drawn from the present results. Logical implications of the present findings for practical applications or future studies are permissible, but unsubstantiated speculations must not be included.


Acknowledgment: state personal or institutional contributions, and financial or material support. Supply full information for nature of support (technical help, critical review, data collection, and participation in a clinical trial), number of grants-in-aid, and name and location of institution or organization.


Conflict of Interest: all author must state any actual or potential conflicts of interest with regard to the manuscript submitted for review.


References: Use the Harvard style citation. All authors should be listed. If no person or organization can be identified as the author and no editors or translators are given, begin the references with the title of the article. Do not use anonymous. All the references should be cited in the article as superscript numbers followed by a closing parenthesis. Papers accepted but not yet published can be included in the references list. The journal name should be abbreviated as in Index Medicus, but the full name should be provided if it is not registered in the Index Medicus. Author must provide references in Vancouver style citation. Especially for case report, the citations are limited to 20 or less.


Ex:



  1. Citing article in a journal:


Van der Slik AR, Koeleman BPC, Verduijn W, Bruining GJ, Roep BO, Giphart MJ. KIR in type 1 diabetes: disparate distribution of activating and inhibitory natural killer cell receptors in patients versus HLA-matched control subjects. Diabetes. 2003:52:2639– 42.


Sharp AJ, Hansen S, Selzer RR, et al. Discovery of previously unidentified genomic disorders from the duplication architecture of the human genome. Nat Genet. 2006;38:1038-42.



  1. Citing a book:


McEvoy GK, ed. AHFS: Drug Information. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2007:1125-1126.



  1. Chapter in book:


Wallace RJ Jr, Griffith DE. Antimycobacterial agents. In: Kasper DL, Fauci AS, Longo DL, Braunwald E, Hauser SL, Jameson JL, eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 16th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2005:946.



  1. Online Journals (journal article) on the Internet:


Seal A, Kerac M. Operational implications of using 2006 World Health Organization growth standards in nutrition programmes: secondary data analysis. BMJ. 2007;334:733.


http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/334/7596/733. Accessed April 12, 2007.


Tables: Cite all the table in the text, and number consecutively according to the appearance in the text. Type each table on the separate page, supplying a brief title (at the top, boldface) and explanatory footnotes (below the table). All abbreviation used in the table should be explained in the footnotes. Each column must carry an appropriate heading, and units in numerical measurements should be added to the column heading in parentheses. If data can be described in one or two sentences in the text, do not present them in a table.


Illustration: Cite all illustration in the text and number consecutively in the order cited in the text. Titles and detailed explanations should be given in the legends, not on the illustrations. Figure legends should provide a brief, self-sufficient explanation of the illustrations. Describe the staining method and original magnification for photomicrographs, and bar measurements for electron micrographs.


If the figure has already been published, obtain permission to reproduce or modify from the copyright holder, and acknowledge the original source in the legend.


 


Address to:


Putu Gede Sudira, MD, Neurologist, Editor-in-Chief
The Editorial Office of the Bali Chapter of Indonesia Neurological Association


E-mail: sudira.putugede@unud.ac.id

The name and e-mail address listed on this journal site will be used solely for the purposes of this journal, and shall not be used for any other purpose or any other party.