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3.1.1. Submissions of Manuscripts

All new manuscripts need to be submitted online through www.jprjournal.com. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

Send all the correspondences to:

The Editor

Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi®

CHS Building 2nd Floor, Faculty Of Medicine University Of Indonesia Complex, Salemba Street NO. 6, Jakarta Pusat. DKI Jakarta, ZIP 105430, Indonesia.

Send additional correspondence to:

Gentur Sudjatmiko, M.D.
Editor-in-Chief

Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi®

CHS Building 2nd Floor, Faculty Of Medicine University Of Indonesia Complex, Salemba Street NO. 6, Jakarta Pusat. DKI Jakarta, ZIP 105430, Indonesia. dr_gentur@yahoo.co.id 

3.1.2. Editorial Policies

The Editor made all decision regarding editing, revision, acceptance, or rejection of any manuscript submitted to Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi® based on the reviews of the associate editors and peer-reviewer. Manuscript editing may include shortening an article, reducing the number of illustration or tables, or changing the paper’s format.

Manuscripts containing original material are accepted for consideration if neither the article nor any part of its essential substance, tables, or figures has 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same words, in English or in another language), and will not be submitted elsewhere unless rejected by the Journal or withdrawn by the author.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 or engages in similar misconduct, 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 may reject the manuscript or impose a moratorium on acceptance of new manuscripts from the author. If it deems the mis-conduct sufficiently serious, the Editorial Board can refer the matter for investigation to the au-thor’s academic institution or hospital, to the appropriate state or local disciplinary body.

All published material becomes the sole property of the Journal, copyrighted by the Lingkar Studi Bedah Plastik. By submitting an article, letter to the Editor, or brief communication, all authors agree to each of these conditions.

Successfully revising a manuscript does not guarantee acceptance.

The Editor-in-Chief maintains the right to submit accepted manuscripts to further revi-ews, revisions, and possible change of status based on potential LEGAL, ETHICAL, and BIO-STATISTICAL ISSUES which become evident prior to publication. This may result in the article being further revised or even withdrawn from publication entirely at any point during the publication process.

3.1.3. Ethical Approval of Studies/Informed Consent

     Authors of manuscripts that describe experi-mental studies on either humans or animals must supply to the Editor a statement that the study was approved by an institutional review committee or ethics committee and that the subjects gave informed consent. Such approval should be described in the Methods section of the manuscript. In addition, for studies con-ducted with human subjects, the method by which informed consent was obtained from the participants (i.e., verbal or written) also needs to be stated in the Methods section.

  In those situations where a formal ins-titutional review board process is not available, the authors must indicate that the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki have been followed. More information regarding the Declaration of Helsinki can be found at http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html (Web site last accessed on September 30, 2010)

3.1.4. Registering Clinical Trials

   Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi® editorial po-licies require all articles reporting results of clinical trials to be registered in a public trials registry that is in conformity with the Inter-national 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 phar-macokinetics 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 includes trial registry name, registration identification number, and the URL for the registry.

   Trials should be registered in one of the following trial registries:

3.2 Manuscript Preparation and In-House-Style

3.2.1. Necessary Soft Copy Files For Submissions (in CD)

Note: The above items should be prepared as separate files. Each file MUST contain a file ex-tension (.doc, .tif, .eps).

  • File formats appropriate for text and table submissions include: Word, WordPerfect, and RTF.
  • File formats appropriate for figure submissions include: TIFF, EPS, and high-resolution JPEG.

3.2.2. Manuscript Preparation

NOTE: Manuscripts that do not conform to the following regulations may be returned to the author for correction before being sent for peer review and at any point in the editorial process.

ON-LINE MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

First-Time Users: Please click the Register button and enter the requested information. 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, even if your status changes (that is, as an author or as a reviewer).

JPR has the following article types from which to choose:

  • Original Article
  • Experimental Article
  • Special Topic
  • Ideas and Innovations
  • Case Report
  • Follow-up Study
  • Clinicopathological Conference
  • Editorial
  • Viewpoint

3.2.3. Manuscript Length/Number of Figures

    To enhance quality, readability and to be more competitive with other leading scientific journals, all manuscripts must now conform to the new word-count standards for article length and limited number of figure pieces:

  • Original Articles, Experimental Articles and Special Topics/Comprehensive Reviews are limited to 3000 words and 20 figure pieces.
  • Case Reports, Ideas & Innovations and Fo-llow-up Clinics are limited to 1000 words and 4 figure pieces.
  • Letters and Viewpoints are limited to 500 words, 2 figure pieces, and 5 references.

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

     Articles not meeting these standards will be returned to the author until corrected.

3.2.4. Letter of Permission


A letter of permission is required for any and all material that has been published pre-viously. 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.

     Authors are also required to obtain written releases from patients whose photographs are submitted to the Journal for publication if the patients can be identified. A standardized patient authorization form for the release of patient photographs may be obtained from the Editorial Office or on-line at www.JPRJournal.com (available as a download file from the site). If an author chooses 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, or broad-cast media. Also, details in text that might iden-tify patients should be avoided unless essential for scientific purposes. If identification of pa-tients is unavoidable, informed consents should be obtained.

  • Photographs with bars placed over the eyes of patients are not allowed. Patient authorization and permission is needed to reproduce any photograph of a patient's face or identifiable body part.
  • If "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 con-sent and authorization, the photograph will not be published.
  • In the event that the patient cannot provide consent due to death or legal incompetency (this includes photographs of corpses), permission from the power of attorney is needed as well as proof of power of attorney.       

3.2.5. Spacing and Paragraphs

All copy must be double-spaced, including text,  footnotes, references, figure legends, and tables. Each manuscript page must be number-ed clearly, with the numbering continuing thro-ughout.

All references, figures, and tables must be numbered and must be cited in numerical order in the text. Citations of figures and tables show the printer where to place them in the text.

If a statistical analysis is done, explanation of the method used must be stated in the text pre-ceding the results. Unusual or complex me-thods of analysis should be referenced. Most papers that include statistical analyses are eva-luated by a biostatistician during the review process. 

3.2.5. Title Page

     For an original article, the title page includes the complete title of the article; a separate list of authors’ names spelled out with middle initials and highest academic degrees; a list indicating each author’s affiliations and city; a footnote listing meetings at which the paper has been presented; and a short running head (no more than 40 characters in length).

   Authorship requires substantial contri-butions to the conception, analysis, inter-pretation 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 “Acknowledg-ment” section of the manuscript. After the initial submission of a manuscript, any cha-nges whatsoever in authorship (adding author(s), deleting author(s), or re-arranging the or-der of authors) must be explained by a letter to the Editor from the authors concerned. This letter must be signed by all authors on the paper. Copyright assignment must be com-pleted by every author.

3.2.6 Academic Degrees for Authors

   Please limit the total number of academic degrees to a maximum of three (3).

3.2.7 Corresponding Author Contact Information Page

      On the second page, the complete name and address of the corresponding author, or the author who is responsible for handling reprints, must appear. This information must include an e-mail address.

3.2.8 Financial Disclosure and Products Page

     On the third page of the manuscript, all sources of funds supporting the work and a state-ment of financial interest, if any, must be inclu-ded for each author, along with a list of all pro-ducts, devices, drugs, etc., used in the manu-script. All manuscripts must have all of this information.

     Each author must disclose at the time of sub-mission any commercial associations or financial disclosures that might pose or create a con-flict of interest with information presented in any submitted manuscript. Such associations include consultancies, stock ownership, or o-ther equity interests, patent licensing arrange-ments, and payments for conducting or publi-cizing a study described in the manuscript. This information will be printed with the article.

Furthermore, because JPR is an Open Access journal, authors need to specify who or what group will pay for their article processing fees.

Typically, there are three potential sources for payment of article processing fees:

i) A grant/public funding agency that sponsored the study;

ii) The authors of the article;

iii) A third-party company or sponsor.

Please see the examples below for the author financial disclosure combined with the disclosure for article processing fees:

Example i: 
Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article. The Article Processing Charge was paid for by The Wellcome Trust.

Example ii:
Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article. The Article Processing Charge was paid for by the authors.

Example iii:
Disclosure: Dr. Venturi is a member of the speaker's bureau for Davol, Inc., and Allergan, Inc. Dr. Mesbahi is a member of the speaker's bureau for Davol, Inc. Neither of the other authors has any financial disclosures. This study was funded, in part, by an unrestricted research grant from Davol, Inc. (Warwick, R.I.). The Article Processing Charge was paid for by Davol, Inc."

3.2.9. Structured Abstract Page

   Original articles and Experimental studies must begin with a structured abstract. The length should be no more than 250 words and sh-ould include the headings: Background, Me-thods, Results, Conclusions, and Level of Evi-dence. We encourage potential authors to look at recent issues of the Journal for examples of similar articles.

3.2.10. Text

The body of the text must conform to accep-table English usage and syntax; the contents must be clear, accurate, coherent, and logical. Avoid using abbreviations unless they are so common that they are never spelled out. The Journal aims for optimal readability.

Following the references, figure legends and tables, with complete credit lines for ma-terial that has been published previously, must be listed on separate pages. All figure legends and tables must be cited in numerical order in the text.

Case Reports and Ideas and Innovations must include a brief summary (no more than 125 words), which will be published in the "abstract" box on the title page.

All Letters to the Editor must be double-spaced and must be prepared in the appropriate format. A title must appear at the begin-ning of the correspondence; a complete refer-ence must be given for any article that is being discussed; all authors must be listed at the end, followed by the complete address of the corres-ponding author; and references must be pre-pared in the appropriate style.

Invited discussions of accepted manuscripts are frequently requested by the Editors. The preparation of discussions is the same as for original articles. The title page for a discussion includes the title of the original article and the words "Discussion by" followed by the author or authors of the discussion.

Guidelines for 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 timesensitive than Letters and other types of articles. Please note the following criteria:

  • Text—maximum of 500 words (not including references)
  • References—maximum of five
  • Authors—no more than five
  • Figures/Tables—no more than two figures and/or one table

Authors will be listed in the order in which they appear in the submission. Viewpoints should be submitted electronically via www.jprjournal.com. We strongly encourage authors to submit figures in color.

We reserve the right to edit Viewpoints to meet requirements of space and format. Any financial interests relevant to the content must be disclosed. Submission of a Viewpoint constitutes permission for Yayasan Lingkar Studi BEdah Plastik and its licensees and assignees to publish it in JPR and in any other form or medium. The views, opinions, and conclusions expressed in the Viewpoints represent the personal opinions of the individual writers and not those of the publisher, the Editorial Board, or the sponsors of JPR. Any stated views, opinions, and conclusions do not reflect the policy of any of the sponsoring organizations or of the institutions with which the writer is affiliated, and the publisher, the Editorial Board, and the sponsoring organizations assume no responsibility for the content of such correspondence.

3.2.11. References

The style 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.

3.2.12. Figures and Pictures

  • Number of Figures allowed 
    Articles will contain no more than 20 figures or figure pieces due to page constraints.

    NOTE: Each panel of a multi-panel figure is counted as a "figure piece."

    There is no charge to authors for color printing.

    • Authors are strongly encouraged to submit all figures in color, when appropriate.Authors who submit black and white figures may be requested to supply color replacement figures.
    • All immunohistochemistry slides and all pathology slides must be submitted in color. If such figures are submitted in black and white, authors will be requested to supply color replacement figures.
    • 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. 
      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 corrected.
    • Images should be saved laid out the way the author wishes them to be printed. For examples of appropriate layout, please consult the printed Journal.
    • 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.
    • The minimum size at which figures should be submitted, is at a width of 6 2/3 inches (two "landscapes" or three "portraits" across), 5 inches (two "portraits" across), or 3 1/6 inches (for a figure that will be placed in one column). Note: figures smaller than this will be returned to authors in order for them to provide larger 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.
    • No photographs, digital or otherwise, should be substantively modified.
    • The color mode for digital art must be changed from "rgb" to "cmyk," and the dpi or pixels/inch must be at least 300. (For more information about digital artwork guidelines, please visit our printer's web site at: http://cpc.cadmus.com/da.)
    • 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 spelling on figures and in tables as well as in the main text.

    Creating Digital Artwork

    1. Learn about the publication requirements for Digital Artwork:http://links.lww.com/ES/A42
    2. Create, Scan and Save your artwork and compare your final figure to the Digital Artwork Guideline Checklist (below).
    3. Upload each figure to Editorial Manager in conjunction with your manuscript text and tables.

    Digital Artwork Guideline Checklist 
    The basics to have in place before submitting your digital art to PRS are delineated:

    • Artwork should be saved as TIFF, PDF, Word Doc, PPT, or EPS files.
    • Artwork is created as the actual size (or slightly larger) it will appear in the journal. (To get an idea of the size images should be when they print, study a copy of the journal to which you wish to submit. Measure the artwork typically shown and scale your image to match.)
    • Crop out any white or black space surrounding the image.
    • Diagrams, drawings, graphs, and other line art must be vector or saved at a resolution of at least 1200 dpi. If the art is created in an MS Office program, convert to a hi-res PDF. If the PDF creation process is unfamiliar then submit the MS Office doc.
    • Photographs, radiographs and other halftone images must be saved at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
    • Photographs and radiographs with text must be saved as postscript or at a resolution of at least 600 dpi.
    • Each figure must be saved and submitted as a separate file. Figures should not be embedded in the manuscript text file.

    Remember:

    • Cite figures consecutively in your manuscript.
    • Number figures in the figure legend in the order in which they are discussed.
    • Upload figures consecutively to the Editorial Manager web site and number figures consecutively in the Description box during upload.

3.2.13. Supplemental Content

VIDEO: Authors have the opportunity to submit 10-15 minute videos with manuscripts. We encourage 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 video in conjunction with your article.

Supplemental Digital Content (SDC): Authors may submit SDC via Editorial Manager to LWW journals 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 byJPR staff, they will be presented digitally as submitted. 

SDC Call-outs 
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. 

Example: 
We performed many tests on the degrees of flexibility in the elbow (see Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, which demonstrates elbow flexibility) and found our results inconclusive.

List of Supplemental Digital Content 
A listing of Supplemental Digital Content must be submitted at the end of the manuscript file. Include the SDC number and file type of the Supplemental Digital Content. This text will be removed by our production staff and not be published. 
Example: Supplemental Digital Content 1.wmv

SDC File Requirements 
All acceptable file types are permissible up to 10 MBs. For audio or video files greater than 10 MBs, authors should first query the journal office for approval. 

3.2.14. Tables

The table format must conform to these style 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 definitely color less, only contain of 3 horizontal lines as shown above. 

3.2.15. Manuscripts After Acceptances

Manuscript Preparation

     Accepted manuscripts will be scheduled by the Editor-in-Chief, and will be prepared for publication by the Editorial Office. Prompt response to Editorial Office requests for additional information or improved fi-gures is necessary to ensure timely publica-tion. Delays in providing necessary additio-nal information may result in publication de-lays.

Page Proofs and Corrections

    Corresponding authors will receive page proofs via email in a Portable Document For-mat (PDF). Additional information for autho-rs (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. Chang-es that have been made to make an article conform to Journal style will stand if they do not alter the authors’ meaning. Stylistic cha-nges to articles will not be allowed; only cri-tical changes that maintain the accu-racy of the article will be made. The publisher reser-ves the right to deny any changes that do not affect the accuracy of the content. Proofs must be checked and returned with changes indi-cated within 48 hours of receipt.

    Addition of authors at proof stage is not allowed.

    Articles may be moved to another issue or encounter delays in publication as deter-mined necessary by the publisher and Edi-torial Office. To the degree possible, corres-ponding authors will be contacted regarding any unforeseen delay in publication. 

Reprints

Authors will receive a reprint order form and price list with their page proofs. Reprint requests should be filled out and returned to the publisher with the page proofs. Send re-prints request to:

Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi®

CHS Building 2nd Floor, Faculty Of Medicine University Of Indonesia Complex, Salemba Street NO. 6, Jakarta Pusat. DKI Jakarta, ZIP 105430, Indonesia.

All the Instruction for Authors, Manuscript  Preparation Author Checklist, provided are taken with subsequent adjustments from Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® Journal’s website. https://www.editorialmanager.com/prs/. All contents were copyright of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® and American Society Of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).


How to submit papaer to Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi - Tips For Succcess

Preparation of the Experimental or Clinical Study—Before the Study Begins

  • Clearly state the hypothesis/question to be investigated
  • Determine a specific goal or purpose for the study
  • Develop in advance a logical plan and design for conducting the study
  • Consult biostatisticians in advance to determine what statistical tests and protocols are important to use
  • Obtain appropriate ethical approval/IRB approval
  • Register clinical trial at appropriate national or international trial registry
  • Obtain a sufficiently large patient population
  • Develop and implement proper controls
  • Obtain adequate follow-up (6 months is minimum; 2+ years is ideal)

Writing the Manuscript

  • Clearly state the research question/hypothesis
  • Clearly state the study design
  • Clearly state inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Report patient characteristics
  • Assess for patient similarities and/or differences (if comparing groups)
  • Identify any confounding issues and how they are taken into account during the study analysis
  • Thoroughly describe the technique being evaluated (if conducing a therapeutic or diagnostic study)
  • Define outcome measures (primary, secondary endpoints)
  • Describe statistical methods used
  • Report loss to follow-up 
    - Report on characteristics of patients no longer in study
  • Report results for baseline data, and for all pre-defined time points throughout study
  • Develop conclusions based on study results
  • All cohort or comparative studies should clearly state whether the study is prospective or retrospective
  • All case-control study designs should describe how the exposure and outcomes were measured in each group
  • All case series articles should state if participants were enrolled consecutively
  • All diagnostic studies should: 
    - Describe the reference (or "gold") standard 
    - Describe index test 
    - Report if outcome assessor was blinded to the results of both the index and reference test 
    - Report in what order the index and reference test was given 
    - Report time interval between index and reference test
  • Disclosure all conflicts of interest 
    - Identify methods used to manage or minimize any conflicts of interest

Additional Keys to Successful Manuscript Submission

  • Read and follow the instructions in the "Information for Authors"
  • Read similar articles that have been published on the topic
  • Have a native English speaker read and edit the manuscript prior to submission
  • Excellent color figures and illustrations 
    - Sharp, clear focus 
    - Large file size for high quality print reproduction 
    - Sufficient brightness and exposure 
    - Close-up images sufficiently close to provide detail 
    - Appropriate, consistent long-term preoperative and postoperative comparisons
  • Adequate literature review
  • High quality surgical videos (narrated)

Top Reasons Why Manuscripts are Rejected

  • Lack of novelty (Note that even very well done, excellent manuscripts with good science and data may not be accepted because they lack novelty or originality.)
  • Lack of scientific significance
  • Poor methodology/statistical analysis
  • Small patient population
  • Short patient follow-up
  • Poor grammar/usage of proper English
  • Lack of color figures/poor quality figures

Benefit For Authors

Benefits to JPR authors and readers:

  • Rapid Peer Review — Typically under 2 weeks.
  • Rapid Publication of Articles — Articles will publish online, in their final form, as soon as they are ready.
  • Authors will retain copyright — Authors of articles will retain their copyright to the materials published. No need to obtain permissions statements; authors will be able to re– use and re–publish JPR material with proper citation.
  • Ease of Submission — Authors will use the familiar manuscript submission system using Open Journal System(OJS) Software.
  • Assurance of Quality — All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be required to pass rigorous peer review.
  • Widest Possible Audience — Published articles will be available worldwide to anyone with internet access.
  • A Team You Can Trust 
  • Forum for publically funded research — Will provide a venue for plastic surgery papers funded by public funding agencies that require publication in an open access journal.
  • Future Plans — Check back for more updates on the future aims of JPR (Impact Factor score, indexing, and much more)


 

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. Prepare manuscript following Instructions for Authors

  2. Prepare all files necessary for submitting on Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi

  3. Cover letter to Editor with address, phone #, fax # and or e-mail address of corresponding author 

  4. Title page, including

    • Complete title of article 
    • List of authors, including first names and highest academic degrees 
    • All authors’ affiliation(s) and full financial disclosures listed 
    • A footnote listing date(s) and site(s) of presentation (if applicable)
  5. Name and address of corresponding author

  6. Listing of each author's role/participation in the authorship of the manuscript on the manuscript (on a separate page in the manuscript)

  7. Statement of Ethics Comittee Approval and/or statement of conforming to Helsinki Declaration

  8. Clinical Trial Registration information provided:

    • Name of Trial database registered
    • Registration Number and date registered
  9. Structured abstract for original articles

  10. Summary for Case Reports and Ideas and Innovations

  11. List of references

  12. List of figure legends, including credit lines 

  13. Copies of signed patient release forms for the use of all photographs in which patients can be identified.

  14. Tables, including credit lines

  15. High quality color figures, properly prepared according to the above guidelines

 

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