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Author Guidelines

Aim and Scope


Nurse and Health: Jurnal Keperawatan is a twice-a year, national, peer reviewed journal published by Community Service and Research Divison of Kerta Cendekia Nursing Academy.

Nurse and Health: Jurnal Keperawatan aims to contribute to the advancement of evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare by disseminating high quality research and scholarship of contemporary relevance and with potential to advance knowledge for practice, education, management or policy. Nurse and Health: Jurnal Keperawatan welcomes submissions of evidence-based clinical application papers, original research, systematic review, case studies, perspectives, commentaries, letter to editor and guest editorial on a variety of clinical and professional topics.

The majority of papers in Nurse and Health: Jurnal Keperawatan are written by nurses and midwives but there are no constraints on authorship as long as papers fit with the expressed Aims and Scope. Nurse and Health: Jurnal Keperawatan intended readership includes practising nurses and midwives in all spheres and at all levels who are committed to advancing practice and professional development on the basis of new knowledge and evidence; managers and senior members of the nursing and midwifery professions; nurse educators and nursing students; and researchers in other disciplines with interest in common issues and inter-disciplinary collaboration.

Nurse and Health: Jurnal Keperawatan is indexed in Google Scholar, Indonesia One Search, Garuda Ristekbrin, Journal TOCs, BASE, Index Copernicus International, Sinta Ristekbrin, PKP Index, Neliti, Crossref, WorldCat, EuroPub, ResearchGate, and Dimensions.


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Manuscript Submission

All manuscripts should be submitted online and then are automatically acknowledged by e-mail which mentions tracking article ID for future reference. In case you do not receive acknowledging e-mail, please resubmit the article (or check spam). Do not send articles by e-mail or post. The progress of a manuscript through the editorial process can be subsequently tracked by authors on the web-site.

The following documents must be included in your submission (Mandatory):

(1) Title page. This must include the following information:
  • Title of the manuscript
  • Names (spelled out in full) of all the authors*, and the institutions with which they are affiliated.
  • Corresponding author's details (name, email, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers)
  • Declaration of conflict of interest
  • Funding
  • Acknowledgment
  • Author contribution (You should mention the contribution of each author)
(2) Main text: This is your main document with no authors' detail. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end of the manuscript. For authors, can follow the guidelines for author.
(3)ツ Copyright form: A statement that the material contained in the manuscript has not been previously published and is not being concurrently submitted elsewhere.
Submission of revised papers

To submit revised manuscript, you should upload two files, namely: 1) main document with all changes according to the reviewers and editor feedback, please highlight all changed text using red font or use track changes, 2) a response to the editor and reviewers' comments which includes a point by point response (listed or in a table) to the feedback given in the decision email, alongside your revised manuscript files.

To submit revised papers please log in to your account. Please do not submit your revised manuscript as a new submission, as revised manuscripts are processed differently.


Types of articles

Nurse and Health: Jurnal Keperawatan issues usually contain between 5 and 25 papers, with an average of about 20 papers per issue.

All submitted manuscripts would be subjected to screening and there would be a zero tolerance for manuscripts that demonstrate any evidence of unattributed "cutting and pasting" also called as plagiarism. Nurse and Health: Jurnal Keperawatan strongly discourages duplication/reduplication of data already published. If and when duplication is detected after publishing in Nurse and Health: Jurnal Keperawatan, the journal will be forced to retract such articles. Copyright permission should be obtained from the copyright holder in advance if a published Table/Figure is included.

Articles are accepted in the following sections (all word limits exclude abstract and references):

  • Editorial:These are usually solicited, contributed by editorial board members, but unsolicited material may also be considered (approx. 1000 to 1200 words). A maximum of 12 references may be included. Editorials should normally not have tables and figures.
  • Guest Editorial: The Editor encourages Guest Editorials to be submitted on a variety of current issues impacting and influencing nursing and healthcare education. Guest Editorials can have a national or international focus. Editorials should not exceed 1,500 words. A maximum of 12 references may be included. Guest Editorials should normally not have tables and figures.
  • Letters to Editors: These should be short and decisive observations. They should preferably be related to articles previously published in the Journal or views expressed in the journal.Tthe maximum word count should not exceed 1000 words, references should not exceed more than ten, with a maximum of three photographs. There are no subheadings within the letter. The Editors are also willing to consider letters of subjects of direct relevance to the Journal's interest. No abstract is required. It could be generally authored by not more than four authors.
  • Perspective: A perspective of 500-1000 words length, with approximately 5 references. The author may express his or her opinion without complete documentation. No abstract is required.
  • Review Article: Systematic critical assessments of literature and data sources of about 3000 words should be submitted after consulting the Editor regarding the subject, but unsolicited material will also be considered. Authors should preferably be working in and have published papers in the area being reviewed and have sufficient expertise to critically evaluate relevant literature. Add an unstructured abstract of 250 words, with key words.
  • Original articles: This includes reports of original research (including trials, studies of diagnostic tests or surveys) that are up to 7000 words in length (including references and abstract). Please write a structured abstract (including 5 headings: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion) of not more than 350 words and add key words (3-5 words). Wording should be concise and present only the essential elements. 'Telegraphic' statements without verbs are acceptable. Abbreviations are not allowed. The article should follow IMRAD (introduction, methods, results, discussion), may include acknowledgement if any, and references. Double blind controlled trials must conform to the revised CONSORT statement and this is available from editorial office or at the website http://www.consort-statement.org. We encourage reports of diagnostic tests to be accompanied by the STARD flow diagram and checklist (www.clinchem.org/cgi/content/full/49/1/1), reports of meta-analyses of randomized trials to be accompanied by the QUOROM flow diagram and checklist (www.consort-statement.org/QUOROM.pdf), and meta-analyses of observational studies to be accompanied by the MOOSE checklist (www.consort-statement.org/MOOSE.pdf). Observational studies in epidemiology should follow STROBE guidelines available on http://www.strobe-statement.org. Registration of clinical trials is desirable. Permission from ethics committee/ Institutional Review Board (IRB), statement of sources of support and conflict of interest is mandatory. IRB approval must be mentioned in the methods section of all manuscripts. Short reports of preliminary studies may be submitted for the category of Brief reports.
  • All research papers reporting the development or testing of scales must include a copy of the full scale so it can be published as an appendix. If it is a translated scale you must include a copy of the scale together with an English translation. Authors are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner to use the scale and ensure that the CORRECT COPYRIGHT LINE qualifying the permission to use/translate the Scale is supplied UNDERNEATH the submitted Scale. Authors should be given detailed instruction on how to address the copyright line, e.g. "ゥ<<organisation/developer's name>>: reproduced/translated with kind permission of <<organisation/developer's name>>". If authors want to retain copyright of their OWN scale they can mark it as "reproduced with the author's own permission".


There is a change of reference and citation format since Vol 7(2) based on the Editors' agreement due to the previous format is not available in the Mendeley software that the majority of authors use for submission in Nurse and Health: Jurnal Keperawatan.

APA (American Psychological Association) format 6th Edition is used for citation and references.

Examples of references:
For journal articles:

Efendi, F., Purwaningsih, M., Kurniati, A., & Bushy, A. (2014). What do Indonesian nurses want? Retaining nurses in rural and remote areas of Indonesia. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 14(2), 32-42.

For books:

Parker, M. E. (1990). Nursing theories in practice: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

For web page:

MRA. (2014). ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Nursing Services. Retrieved February 25th, 2016, from http://www.asean.org/communities/asean-economic-community/item/asean-mutual-recognition-arrangement-on-nursing-services

The Editorial Process

A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to Nurse and Health: Jurnal Keperawatan alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere.

The journal expects that authors would authorize one of them to correspond with the Journal for all matters related to the manuscript. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. On submission, editors review all submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for formal review. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected before proceeding for formal peer-review. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest to the Nurse and Health: Jurnal Keperawatan readers are also liable to be rejected at this stage itself.

Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in Nurse and Health: Jurnal Keperawatan are sent to two or more expert reviewers. The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other identity. Every manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript. The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript.

Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three days. It may not be possible to incorporate corrections received after that period. The whole process of submission of the manuscript to final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completed online.


Copyright Form

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I/We hereby transfer(s), assign(s), or otherwise convey(s) all copyright ownership, including any and all rights incidental thereto, exclusively to the Journal, in the event that such work is published by the Journal. The Journal shall own the work, including 1) copyright; 2) the right to grant permission to republish the article in whole or in part, with or without fee; 3) the right to produce preprints or reprints and translate into languages other than English for sale or free distribution; and 4) the right to republish the work in a collection of articles in any other mechanical or electronic format.

We give the rights to the corresponding author to make necessary changes as per the request of the journal, do the rest of the correspondence on our behalf and he/she will act as the guarantor for the manuscript on our behalf.

All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript, but who are not contributors, are named in the Acknowledgment and have given me/us their written permission to be named. If I/we do not include an Acknowledgment that means I/we have not received substantial contributions from non-contributors and no contributor has been omitted.                         

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