Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia (JKI, or Nursing Journal of Indonesia) contributes to the dissemination of information related to nursing research and evidence-based study on urban nursing issues in low-middle income countries. The scope of this journal is broadly multi-perspective in nursing areas such as fundamental nursing, adult or medical surgical nursing, neonatal and pediatric nursing, women’s health nursing, mental health and psychiatric nursing, family and community health nursing, gerontological nursing, nursing administration and management, oncology nursing, transcultural nursing, HIV/AIDS and tropical diseases, related health-care issues such as health professionals, health policies, and health-care systems, and education, with a focus on urban nursing issues in low-middle income countries.


The journal accepts original research articles, synthesized literature surveys, and best practice reports or case reports that use the quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method approach. JKI adheres to journalistic standards that require transparency of real and potential conflicts of interest that authors and editors may have. It follows publishing standards set by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Letters and commentaries about our published articles are welcome. All submitted contributions will undergo a blind peer-review process according to appropriate criteria.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be subject to editorial review and double-blind peer reviews. Papers that do not meet the criteria for inclusion or are otherwise inappropriate will be rejected without external review. Manuscripts judged to be appropriate for inclusion in JKI are sent for formal review. Typically, two experts review each paper; however, a paper may be subjected to more advanced scrutiny if more specialized advice is needed in regard to statistics or techniques. Based on the reviewers’ comments, the editors will then accept or reject the papers with the following conditions: (1) accept and publish, with or without editorial revisions; (2) invite the author(s) to revise the manuscript and address specific concerns; (3) reject the article outright, typically on grounds of lack of originality, insufficient conceptual advancements, or major technical and/or interpretational problems. Any changes made to the original manuscript will be clearly stated for the author(s) to review. Authors should then carefully examine the sentence structure, completeness, and accuracy of the text, references, tables, and graphic contents of the revised manuscript. The editor in chief will have the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of manuscripts. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit articles in all aspects of style, format, and clarity. Manuscripts with excessive errors in any aspect, i.e. spelling, punctuation, or word count, will be returned to authors for revision before resubmission or may be rejected entirely.


JKI welcomes recommendations from reviewers regarding edits to prospective manuscripts. However, in the event of conflicting advice from reviewers, the editors will make a final decision on the course of action. Editors will evaluate the reports from each reviewer, relevant comments made by the authors, and any other information that may not be available to either party before reaching a decision. JKI’s primary responsibilities are to our readers and the scientific community at large, and in deciding how best to serve them, we must assess the validity and reliability of each paper against the many others also under consideration. We may return to reviewers for further advice, particularly in cases where they disagree with each other, or where the authors believe they have been misunderstood on certain points. Therefore, reviewers should be willing to provide follow-up advice when requested. Editors are aware that reviewers may be reluctant to be drawn into prolonged disputes and will keep consultations to the minimum judged necessary to provide a fair hearing for the authors. When reviewers agree to assess a paper, the editors consider this as a commitment to review subsequent revisions if necessary, and the editors will not resubmit a paper to the reviewers if it appears that the authors have not made a serious attempt to address the initial concerns. JKI takes reviewers’ feedback and criticisms seriously, and its editors are particularly reluctant to disregard technical criticisms. In cases where one reviewer alone opposes publication, editors may consult the other reviewers as to whether he or she is applying an unduly critical standard. Editors may occasionally bring in additional reviewers to resolve disputes; however, we prefer to avoid doing so unless there is a specific issue, for example, a specialist technical problem.


Publication Frequency

The Journal is published quarterly (March, July, November).


Open Access Policy

This journal is an open access journal which provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of all published articles without charging readers or their institutions for access. Readers have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles in Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia.



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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia (JKI, or Nursing Journal of Indonesia) is a peer-reviewed international journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, explains what is meant by research misconduct, and outlines the roles and duties of the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher (Universitas Indonesia). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal such as JKI is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore, important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society.


The Universitas Indonesia as the publisher of JKI takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously, and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprinting, or other commercial revenues have no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Indonesia and the Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.


Research Misconduct

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing an article, or in reporting research results. When authors are found to have been involved in research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In cases of suspected misconduct, the editors and Editorial Board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them in resolving the complaint and addressing the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.


The first step of the process involves determining the validity of the allegation and assessing whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest.


If scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the co-authors, is requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as Letters to the Editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article, are sufficient.


Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on evaluation of these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, JKI will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.


Duties of Editors or Section Editors

  • Publication Decisions. The editors of JKI are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validity of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
  • Fair Play. An editor, at any time, evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  • Confidentiality. The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  • Review of Manuscripts. Each manuscript must be initially evaluated for originality by the editors. Editors should organize and use peer reviews fairly and wisely, explain their peer-review processes in the information provided to authors, and indicate which parts of the journal are peer-reviewed. Editors should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.


Duties of Reviewers

  • Contribution to Editorial Decisions. Reviewers assist the editor in making editorial decisions and, through editorial communications with the author, may also assist the author in improving the paper.
  • Promptness. Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor in order to be excused from the review process.
  • Confidentiality. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  • Standards of Objectivity. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Acknowledgment of Sources. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement relating to an observation, derivation, or argument that has been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  • Disclosure and Conflict of Interest. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts over which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the paper.


Duties of Authors

  • Reporting standards. Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
  • Data Access, Retention, and Reproducibility. Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. The authors are responsible for data reproducibility.
  • Originality and Plagiarism. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication. An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Acknowledgment of Sources. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  • Authorship and Contributorship of the Article
    • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
    • Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
    • The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are listed in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. All authors should clarify anything that may cause conflicts of interest, such as work, research expenses, consultant expenses, and intellectual property, on the ICMJE disclosure form.
  • Fundamental Errors in Published Work. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Copy Editor

The Copy Editor is responsible for the validity of the grammar, conformity with the journal format, writing style, bibliography, and references.


Layout Editor

The Layout Editor is responsible for setting the appearance of the journal to be published, with regards to layout and image format settings, and article format conversion.


Complaints and Appeals

JKI have a clear procedure for handling complaints against the journal, Editorial Staff, the Editorial Board, or the publisher. Complaints will be clarified to a respected person with respect to the case of complaint. The scope of complaints includes anything related to the journal’s business process, i.e. editorial process, found citation manipulation, unfair editors/reviewers, peer-review manipulation, etc. Complaint cases will be processed according to the COPE guidelines. Complaint cases should be sent by email to jurnal.keperawatan@ui.ac.id.


Ethical Oversight 

If the research work involves chemicals, humans, animals, or procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript in order to obey the ethical conduct of research. If required, authors must provide legal ethical clearance from the relevant association or legal organization.

If the research involves confidential data and/or business/marketing practices, authors should clearly justify whether the data or information will be classified or not.


Intellectual Property (Copyright Policy)

Journal policy regarding intellectual property or copyright is declared here: http://jki.ui.ac.id/index.php/jki/about/submissions#copyrightNotice


Peer-Review Process Policy

Peer-Review process/policy is declared here: http://jki.ui.ac.id/index.php/jki/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess


Post-Publication Discussions and Corrections

JKI accepts discussion of and corrections to published articles by the reader. The reader can contact the editor in chief by email to explain discussions and corrections. If accepted (by the editor in chief), the discussions and corrections will be published in the next issue as Letters to the Editor. The respective authors can answer discussions and corrections from readers by sending their reply to the editor in chief. Therefore, editors may publish such answers as Replies to Letters to the Editor.


Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

Papers submitted to Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia (JKI, or Nursing Journal of Indonesia) will be screened for plagiarism using iThenticate and Turnitin plagiarism detection tools. JKI will immediately reject papers containing plagiarism or self-plagiarism.


Before articles are submitted to reviewers, they are first checked for similarity/plagiarism by a member of the editorial team. Papers submitted to JKI must have a similarity level of less than 20%.


Plagiarism is the exposure of another person’s thoughts or words as though they were your own, without permission, credit, or acknowledgment, or by failing to cite the sources properly. Plagiarism can take diverse forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another. In order to properly judge whether an author has plagiarized, we emphasize the following possible situations:

  • Literal copying – An author copies another author’s work word for word, in whole or in part, without permission and without acknowledging or citing the original source. This practice can be identified by comparing the original source and the manuscript/work suspected to be plagiarized.
  • Substantial copying – An author reproduces a substantial part of another author’s work, without permission and without acknowledging or citing the original source. The term ‘substantial’ can be understood both in terms of quality and quantity, being often used in the context of intellectual property. ‘Quality’ refers to the relative value of the copied text in comparison to the work as a whole.
  • Paraphrasing – An author takes ideas, words, or phrases from a source and crafts them into new sentences within their own writing. This practice becomes unethical when the author does not properly cite or does not acknowledge the original work/author. This form of plagiarism is the more difficult form to be identified.


Article Withdrawal Policy

Authors can request a free withdrawal of their article not more than two business days after submission. If an author wants to withdraw his/her article from the peer-review process or publication process, then he/she must submit a formal letter, provided by our editorial office (Withdrawal Letter – Article), signed by the corresponding author and all the co-authors. The authors should mention their reasons for article withdrawal in the withdrawal letter. As a penalty for withdrawal, the authors must pay 50% of the publication fee per article to the publisher. This penalty is necessary to compensate for the time spent and the tremendous manpower involved in processing the article.


If the author wants to withdraw his/her article after it has been accepted for publication, the author must pay 100% of the publication fee. If the article has article has already undergone the processing and publication steps, the publication charges paid by the author will not be refunded. Withdrawal of the manuscript is only allowed after the withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the publisher. If the author does not agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal. Additionally, his/her previously published articles will be removed from our online system.

Email for requesting of withdrawal: jurnal.keperawatan@ui.ac.id



Opinions expressed in articles and creative pieces published in Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editorial Board or the publisher.


Publication Charges

Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia (JKI) is an open access journal; it does not charge readers or institutes for access. There are no charges for the submission of manuscripts or the color reproduction of photographs. However, printed or reprinted materials are supplied at a cost.

This journal charges an article publication fee for all manuscript types of USD 90 for articles in English and IDR 1,000,000 for articles in Bahasa Indonesia.

When the accepted manuscript has been proofread by the authors, the JKI office will send the invoice to the corresponding author and they need to complete the payment process before the article will be published.


Advertising Policy

Editorial materials will not be influenced by advertisements. Readers can criticize advertisements by writing to the editorial office. Advertisements will appear in the print or online version depending on the request. For all inquiries, contact the Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia editorial office at Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Indonesia, L.E. 417 Room, E Building, Health Science Cluster of Universitas Indonesia, Depok 16424; phone: +62-21-78849120; email: jurnal.keperawatan@ui.ac.id


Publication Information

Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia (P-ISSN 1410-4490; E-ISSN 2354-9203)

Abbreviated journal title: JKI, meaning Nursing Journal of Indonesia.

For the year 2014, Volume 17 is scheduled for online management and open access publication.

JKI is published by Universitas Indonesia.

Commencement of publication: January 1997.