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Author Guidelines


The submitted manuscript should be addressed to Editor-in-chief of the Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia (JKI). The manuscript must be submitted through online submission by registered users. You can easily register in the journal system. For further question contact us at

General Principles

As a primary requirement, all articles submitted to the JKI  must be original work, which has never been published previously and is submitted exclusively to the Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia. They are written in the format of “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” updated August 2013 established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit all articles in aspects of style, format, and clarity. Authors may be required to revise their manuscripts for reasons of any aspect. Manuscripts with excessive errors in any aspect may be returned to authors for retyping or may be rejected. All manuscripts will be subjected to peer and editorial review.

We accept two types of articles: (1) original articles: basic medical researchclinical research, or community research; (2) case report.

Authors must also supply JKI conflicts of interest statement form, the copy of ethical approval (when needed), and final checklist signed by all author(s). Templates are available for original articles, case report, and systematic review.


Study Ethics

All submitted papers containing animal experiments and/or involving human subjects should have obtained approval from an independent ethics committee. The copy of approval should be provided to editorial office as mentioned above.


Publication Ethics

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.

The iThenticate system is also available to researchers, enabling authors to verify originality before submission. Please note that screening is not a requirement for submission, but may assist authors to avoid plagiarism/self-plagiarism. The originality of the manuscript submitted is the author’s responsibility.


Structure and Language

Articles will be published in Bahasa Indonesia, following EYD and also in English. Articles that are linguistically inadequate may be rejected. The author also needs to check the format of the article as there are certain rules to follow. The article needs to be written in Indonesian except for its title, abstract, and keywords are all written in English. The pages should be minimum 8 pages or minimum 3500 words on A4 sized paper (210 mm x 297 mm). The margin area on the upside is 3.5 cm, 2.5 cm on the bottom side and 2 cm on the left and right sides. The text needs to be divided into two (2) columns except for the title, author’s identity, and abstract. Articles must be submitted in the following structural order: title page and authorship, abstract, keywords, text, conflicts of interest, acknowledgments (if any), references, tables, figures, and legends (if any).


Title Page

The title page should contain the title of the article (concise, no abbreviations, maximum 15 words). For more detail, please refer the page title on the link here Title Page for Author.



Full names of authors (without academic title); author’s affiliation [name(s) of department(s) and institution(s)]; disclaimers (if any); corresponding author’s name, mailing address, telephone and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript (E-mail address of the corresponding author will be published along with the article); short running title [maximum 40 characters (letter and spaces)]; word counts [A word count for the text only (including abstract, acknowledgments, tables, figure legends, and references)].

Authorship of articles should be limited to those who have contributed sufficiently to take public responsibility for the contents. This includes (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data, or both; (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (c) final approval of the version to be published; (d) an agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

For authorship, the submission needs to complete a form linked following Author Statement Form.



The abstract should be prepared in English and Indonesian with a structured abstract maximum 150 words They should be concise and precise with enough information, highlighting the points and importance of the article which contains: One or two sentences of background, purpose of study; methods (basic procedures, study subject selection, observational, and analytical methods); main findings or results; and principal conclusion. 

Keywords are limited to 3 - 6 words or short phrases that will allow proper and convenient indexing.



The text should The conclusion as introduction, methods, results, and discussion (IMRAD). Conclusion should be stated at last sentence in the discussion. Footnotes are not advisable; their contents should rather be incorporated into the text. Use only standard abbreviations; use of nonstandard abbreviations can be confusing to readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title of the manuscript. The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on the first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement. If a sentence begins with a number, it should be spelled out. Cite in numerical order every figure and table.


Statistical Methods

All statistical methods used should be described in detail in the methods section of the manuscript. Avoid relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as P values, which fail to convey important information about effect size. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the computer software used.


Conflicts of Interest

Conflict of interest should declare the authors’ conflicts of interest, sources of support for the work, and whether the authors had access to the study data. Each author should submit a separate from ICMJE, given above and be sent to the office at submission. The description of conflict of interest in this form will be shown in this part.



Personal acknowledgments should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including technical help and financial or material support, also general support by a department chairperson.



Tables should not be separated with the text or article. Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals and captions should be brief, clearly indicating the purpose or content of each table. The table is written in Times New Roman size 10 pt and type or print each table with one-spacing. Do not use internal horizontal or vertical lines. Identify statistical measures of variations, such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean. Be sure that each table is cited in the text. If you use data from another published or unpublished source, obtain permission and acknowledge that source fully.



Figures should be either professionally drawn or photographed and submitted in a format (JPEG or TIFF) in the following resolutions [gray-scale or color in RGB (red, green, blue mode) at least 300 dpi (dots per inch)]. For x-ray films, scans, and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of pathology specimens or photomicrographs, send sharp, glossy, black-and-white or color photographic prints, usually 127 x 173 mm (5 x 7 inches). Photographs of potentially identifiable people must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.

Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been cited in the text. If a figure has been published previously, acknowledge the source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the figure. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher except for documents in the public domain. Color figures are allowed in special circumstances, provided that the author is willing to cover the cost of reproduction.

If the original size of the figures is too large, you can provide us lower quality figures on submission and good quality after the acceptance of the manuscript.


Units of Measurement

For measurements use S.I. (System International) units. Measurements should be abbreviated (e.g. mm, kcal, etc.) by the Style Manual for Biological Sciences and using the metric system. Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in appropriate scientific units. Temperatures should be in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Drug concentrations may be reported in either SI or mass units, but the alternative should be provided in parentheses where appropriate.



References are advised not to exceed 25 in number but not less than 10, and should, in general, be limited to the last decade. Use the style of the examples below, which are based on APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association). Avoid using abstracts as references. Information from manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” with written permission from the source. Papers accepted but not yet published may be included as references; designate the journal and add “Forthcoming.” Avoid citing “personal communication” unless it provides essential information not available publically, name the person and date of communication, obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of personal communication. Authors are recommended to use reference management software, in writing the citations and references such as Mendeley®

Here are some examples of the references:



Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Article title: Sub-title. Journal Title, volume(issue number), page numbers.

Wu, S.F.V., Courtney, M., Edward, H., McDowell, J., Shortridge-Baggett, L.M., & Chang, P.J. (2007). Self-efficacy, outcome expectation, and self-care behavior in people with type diabetes in Taiwan. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16 (11), 250–257.


References with eight or more authors, write the first six authors’ name following ellipsis (…) & the last author’s name. Example:

Dolan, R., Smith, R.C., Fox, N.K., Purcell, L., Fleming, J., Alderfer, B.,…Roman, D.E. (2008). Management of diabetes: The adolescent challenge. The Diabetes Educator, 34, 118-135.


Conference Proceeding

Schnase, J. L., & Cunnius, E. L. (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL '95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.


Newspaper no author’s name

Generic Prozac debuts. (2001, August 3). The Washington Post, pp. E1, E4.



Author, A. A. (Year). Source title: Capital letter in the beginning of the subtitle. Location/City: Publisher.

Peterson, S.J., & Bredow, T.S. (2004). Middle range theories: Application to nursing research. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Book chapter

Author, A. A. (Year). Chapter title: Capital letter in the beginning of the subtitle. In Initial, Surname (Author’s name/book editor) (eds). Book title. Location/City: Publisher.

Hybron, D.M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R.J. Larsen (Eds.), The science of subjective well-being (pp.17-43). New York, NY: Guilford Press.


Translated book

Ganong, W.F. (2008). Fisiologi kedokteran (Ed ke-22). (Petrus A., trans). New York: McGraw Hill Medical. (Original book published 2005).



If available in the database

Gilliland, A.L. (2010). A grounded theory model of effective labor support by doulas (Disertasi Doktor). Diperoleh dari ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (UMI No 3437269)


If not published

Last-name, A. A. (year). Dissertation/thesis title. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation/master thesis). Institution Name, Location.

Considine, M. (1986). Australian insurance politics in the 1970s: Two case studies. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.


Database Article

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year pub). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume (Issue), pp-pp. doi: xx.xxxxxxxxx [OR] Retrieved from URL of publication's home page

Borman, W.C., Hanson, M.A., Oppler, S.H., Pulakos, E.D., & White, L.A. (1993).  Role of early supervisory experience in supervisor performance.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 78(8), 443-449.  Diperoleh dari


Database article with DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

Brownlie, D. (2007). Toward effective poster presentations: An annotated bibliography. European Journal of Marketing, 41(11/12), 1245-1283. doi:10.1108/03090560710821161


Other online sources

Author, A. A. (year). Title of source. Retrieved from URL of publication's home page


Article from website

Exploring Linguistics. (1999, August 9). Retrieved from


Online article

Becker, E. (2001, August 27). Prairie farmers reap conservation's rewards. The New York Times, pp. 12-90. Retrieved from



Appendices are only used when absolutely necessary, placed after the references. If there is more than one attachment/appendix then sorted alphabetically.



The reporting guidelines endorsed by the journal are listed below:


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. The author(s) affirm that the material has not been previously published and that the author(s) have not transferred elsewhere any rights to the article. The author(s) have checked the manuscript to comply with the instructions for authors of Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia.
  2. The submission file is in Open Office or Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. 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 writing form and have clearly stated it.
  4. In case of experimenting on human, the author(s) 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 is raised whether the research was proceeded in accordance with the declaration, the author(s) would explain it. In case of experimenting on animals, the author(s) have certified that the author(s) had followed the domestic and foreign guideline related to experiment of animals in a laboratory.
  5. The author(s) have received consent from the author or editor the picture or the table that was quoted from other journals or books. A portion or entire of the article hasn’t been published on other journals nor contributed to other journals and under review.
  6. The author(s) undersigned hereby give Faculty of Nursing Universitas Indonesia as publisher the right of first publication of all published material and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.
  7. Author(s) of the journal have clarified everything that interest may arise such as work, research expenses, consultant expenses, and intellectual property on the document on the document of ICMJE form disclosure of conflicts of interest.

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Authors who publish with Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY that allows others to remix, adapt, build upon the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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