Open Access Policy

Molucca Medica 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, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles in Molucca Medica.

Focus and Scope

Molucca Medica is a peer-reviewed and open access journal that focuses on promoting medical sciences generated from basic sciences, clinical, and community 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
  • Community or public health

Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscript will be checked by the staff whether the requirements are complete in seven days. Authors will be given two weeks after notification is sent to complete them. Failure to complete will make the manuscript rejected without being reviewed.

After the requirements is complete, it will be firstly reviewed by an editor. It will be evaluated in the office whether it is suitable with our focus and scope or has a major methodological flaw. Every submitted manuscript which pass this step will be checked by CrossCheck to identify any plagiarism before being reviewed by reviewer. The reviewer is appointed from other institutions (national or international).

This journal uses double-blind review, The manuscript will be sent to the reviewer anonymously. Reviewers' comment are also sent anonymously to corresponding author to take the necessary actions and responses. The decision of the revised manuscript will be then evaluated in editorial board meeting, the final decision of whom are sent to the corresponding author.

Publication Frequency

This journal is published regularly twice a year.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This journal follows guidelines from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in facing all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. All articles in this journal involving human subjects should respect principles of research ethics as described in Declaration of Helsinki and studies involving animals should obey the International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research as developed by the Council for International Organization of Medical Sciences (CIOMS).

Molucca Medica adapts COPE to meet high quality standard of ethics for publisher, editors, authors, and reviewers. As an essential issue, publication ethics needs to be explained clearly to improve the quality of the research worldwide. In this part, we explain the standard for editors, authors, and reviewers. In addition, publisher don’t have right to interfere with the integrity of the contents and only support to publish in timely manner.

For Editors

  1. Editors should be responsible for every articles published in Molucca Medica.
  2. Editors should help authors to follow the instruction for author that we adapt from ICMJE.
  3. The editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision.
  4. An editor has to evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication, judging each on its quality without looking to nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. He/she should decline his/her assignment when there is a potential of conflict of interest.
  5. Editors need to ensure the document sent to the reviewer does not contain the information of the author, vice versa.
  6. Editors’ decision should be informed to authors accompanied by reviewers’ comments unless they contain offensive or libellous remarks.
  7. Editors should respect requests from authors that an individual should not review the submission, if these are well-reasoned and practicable.
  8. Editors and all staffs should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  9. Editors will be guided by COPE flowcharts if there is a suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.

For Reviewers

  1. Reviewers need to comment on ethical questions and possible research and publication misconduct.
  2. Reviewers will do the work in timely manner and should notify editor if they can not complete the work.
  3. Reviewers need to keep the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  4. Reviewers should not accept to review the manuscripts in which there is potential conflict of interest between them and any of the authors.

For Authors

  1. Author(s) affirm that the material has not been previously published and that they have not trans­ferred elsewhere any rights to the article.
  2. Author(s) should ensure the originality of the work and they have properly cited others’ work in accordance of the references format.
  3. Author(s) should not engage in plagiarism nor self-plagiarism.
  4. Author(s) should ensure that they follow the authorship criteria that are taken from ICMJE that is explained in instruction for author of Molucca Medica.
  5. The author(s) haven’t suggested any personal information that may make the identity of the patient recognizable in any forms of description part, photograph or pedigree. When the photographs of the patient were essential and indispensable as scientific information, the author(s) have received the consent in written form and have clearly stated it.
  6. In case of experimenting on human, the authors have certified that the process of the research is in accordance with ethical standards of Helsinki declaration, domestic and foreign committees that preside over human experi­ment. If any doubts are raised whether the research was proceeded in accordance with the declaration, the authors should explain it. In case of experimenting on animals, the authors have certified that the authors had followed the domestic and foreign guideline related to experiment of animals in a laboratory.
  7. Author(s) should give the editor the data and details of the work, if there are suspicions of data falsification or fabrication.
  8. Authors of the journal should clarify everything that may cause conflict of interests such as work, research expenses, consul­tant expenses, and intellectual property on the document of ICMJE form disclosure.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Copyright Notice

 Authors who publish with Molucca Medica agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant Molucca Medica right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to remix, adapt, build upon the work non-commercially with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in Molucca Medica.
  2. Authors are permitted to copy and redistribute the journal's published version of the work non-commercially (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in Molucca Medica.