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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.
  • 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 document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font of Times New Roman; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the text.
  • The manuscript used a one-column format and show continuous line numbers.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author guidelines


Physical Therapy Journal of Indonesia (PTJI) is a scientific journal; it welcomes articles that related to the physical therapy area.

Ethical considerations

-    Authorship: authorship is only for those who have given a contribution to the study concept, design, data collection, or data interpretation of the reported study.

-    Originality and plagiarism: the article should be written entirely by authors and the words or work by others must be cited or quoted.

-    Redundant publication: the author should not submit the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.

-    Acknowledgment: every source that supports the research must be mentioned properly. If the study is supported by grants from any organizations, the names of the organizations and the grant numbers must be mentioned clearly.

-    Conflicts of interest: the article must include disclosure of all relationships that may be presenting a potential conflict of interest.

-    Human or animal subjects and hazards: the author must state clearly the compliance if it using the animal or human as study subjects and the study involves chemicals, equipment, or procedures that have hazards inherent in their use.

-    The use of human subject, case details, and patient images: studies on volunteers or patients need informed consent and ethics committee approval, which mentioned in the article. Using patient image should have the patient's consent.


Please write the article in good American/British English. We provide language editing or translation services for authors who feel their English language needs to improve the possible grammatical and spelling errors. 

Article length

Article length is not included the title page, abstract, references, tables, and figure legends. This journal limits the words depending on the study types, such as:

-     Case study: up to 3500 words

-     Clinical trials or experimental studies: up to 4000 words

-     Observational studies: up to 4000

-     Systematic reviews and meta-analysis studies: up to 5000 words

-     Qualitative studies: up to 4000 words

Peer review

PTJI uses a peer review, it means all articles submitted to this journal are reviewed by at least two independent reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the article. The Editor will make the final decision of whether the article will be accepted or rejected. 

File format

Please use Word document for the article file before the submission. The article must keep the layout as simple as possible and use a single-column format. Please use the font of Times New Roman with 12 sizes, 2 line spacing, and continuous line numbering. Please change all the formatting from the reference management software to the plain text before the submission. Do not apply the word processor’s option to hyphenate words and to justify text, nonetheless, please do use other formats (such as bold, italics, subscripts, superscripts, etc.). Please embed the figures and tables in the article after the reference section. To prevent unnecessary errors, please use the “grammar-check” and “spell-check” functions of the word processor.

Article structure

-    Introduction: emphasize the objective of the study, avoiding the complex literature review, and provide an effective background. 

-    Material and methods/case report: a detailed and reproducible story of the study processes is suggested. If using a published method must be cited by a reference. Please describe clearly if any modifications to existing methods.

-    Results/evaluation: please provide a concise and clear results/evaluation.

-    Discussion: provide the exploration of the study results, but not repeat them. Please prevent from discussing the published literature and extensive citations.

-    Conclusion: the primary conclusion should be provided in the short paragraph.

-    Appendices: this section is optional. Please mark the appendix by number 1, 2, etc., when there is more than one appendix. The number of figures or tables should be continuing the number of figures or tables in the main text. 

Title page

-    Title: informative and concise. Avoid extensive words, formulae, and abbreviations where possible. 

-    Author names and affiliations: please write the given name(s), family name(s), and academic degree(s) of each author and ensure all names are correctly spelled. Provide the authors’ affiliation addresses below the names. Use continuous superscript numbers immediately after the author’s name and before the affiliation address.

-    Corresponding author: please clearly indicate who willfully responsible correspondence at all steps of the refereeing, publication, and post-publication. If any questions regarding the material and methods need to be corresponded by this author. Please provide the full name and e-mail address of this author. Please ensure they are correctly spelled. Also, provide the contact details and present address of the corresponding author if possible.


An abstract must be factual and concise. Please create a structured abstract with headings namely introduction/background, material and methods/case report, results/evaluation, discussion, and conclusion. Please make an abstract that could stand alone represent the study because it is often described separately from the article. Prevent the abstract to use reference. Do not use uncommon abbreviations, but if necessary they must be specified at their first mention in the abstract itself. 


Please provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American/British spelling. Do not use multiple concepts, and general and plural terms, such as: for example, ‘and’, ‘of’. An abbreviation that commonly uses in the field could be used. All keywords must be written immediately after the abstract, and these will be used for indexing purposes.

Electronic artwork/figures

Please ensure the use of uniform lettering and size, must be original artwork. Embed the artwork in the article immediately after the reference. Please use the format of JPEG or TIFF and keep with a minimum of 300 dpi.


Do not submit the tables as images, they must be editable. Please number the tables consecutively by their appearance in the article. The table title must be placed above the table and the table notes are below the table. 


This journal used the Vancouver style for the referencing format, which can be found as a standard referencing style in Endnote, Mendeley, RefWorks, and Zotero. Please convert your article to Vancouver style before submitting the article, if you use the reference management software. 

-      Text: please indicate references consecutively using superscript Times New Romans numerals. The numerals must be placed outside the commas and periods, inside colons and semicolons.

-      Examples: 

1.    Reference to a journal publication: Schwartz HS, Zimmerman NB, Simon M, Wroble R, Millar E, Bonfiglio M. The malignant potential of enchondromatosis. The Journal of bone and joint surgery American volume. 1987;69(2):269-74.

2.    Reference to a book personal author: Buckingham L. Molecular diagnostics: fundamentals, methods, and clinical applications. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis; c2012.

3.    Reference to a web page: Canadian Institute for Health Information. Depression among seniors in residential care [Analysis in brief on the Internet]. Ottawa: The Institute; 2010 [cited 2015 May 29]. 18 p. Available from:

During revision
Authors must submit the list of responses (point-by-point) to reviewers' comments in a separate file, while also submit the revised manuscript.
After acceptance

PTJI will send a letter of acceptance and a set of proof pages if necessary by email to the corresponding author. We kindly ask the author to provide us the proof correction within one week to ensure the fast publication process of the article. Proofreading is solely the author's responsibility. We will try our best to get your article published accurately and quickly.

English editing service

Please contact our English editing service before you submit your submission at e-mail: Note that our English editing service will not submit your manuscript to PTJI.

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