Online Submissions

Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.

Already have a Username/Password for Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia?

Go to Login Start New Submission

Need a Username/Password?

Go to Registration

Author Guidelines


The submitted manuscript should be addressed to the Editor in Chief of Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia (JKI). The manuscript must be submitted through online by a registered user. You can easily register with the journal system. For further questions contact us at or


General Principles

As a primary requirement, all articles submitted to JKI must be an original work that has never been published previously and is submitted exclusively to JKI. Articles should follow the “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 the aspects of style, format, and clarity. Authors may be required to revise their manuscripts in any of these aspects. Manuscripts with excessive errors in any aspect may be returned to authors for rewriting or may be rejected. All manuscripts will be subjected to peer and editorial review.


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

Authors must also enclose the author form consist: a title page, a JKI conflict of interest statement form, a copy of ethical approval (when needed), and the final checklist signed by all authors. The forms must be submitted in the supplementary file section. Templates are available for original articles, case reports, and systematic reviews.


Study Ethics

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


Publication Ethics

This journal follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines in dealing with all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct.


The Turnitin and 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 English. Articles that are linguistically inadequate may be rejected. Authors must also ensure that articles are formatted as follows. The article should be around 3500–4500 words on A4-sized paper (210 mm x 297 mm). The required margins are: 3.5 cm (top), 2.5 cm (bottom), and 2 cm (left and right). The text must be written in one column. Articles must be submitted in the following structural order: title page and authorship details, 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 16 words). For more information, please refer to the Title Page for Authors guidelines.


Full names of authors (without academic titles); author’s affiliation [name(s) of department(s) and institution(s)]; disclaimers (if any); corresponding author’s name, mailing address, telephone, and email address (email address of the corresponding author will be published along with the article); short running title [maximum 40 characters (letter and spaces)]; word count [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.


All authors must complete an Author Statement Form.



The abstract should be written in both English and Indonesian Language with total words around 100–250 words. It should be concise and precise with enough information to highlight the main points and the importance of the article including 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 be subdivided into introduction, methods, results, and discussion (IMRAD). The conclusion should be stated as the last sentence of 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

In this section, the authors should declare any 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 ICMJE form, given above, attached as a supplementary file during the submission process.



Personal acknowledgments should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including providing technical help and financial or material support, and to department chairpersons who provided general support.



Tables should be separated from the main text. Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals and captions should be brief, clearly indicating the purpose or content of each table. Tables should be presented in Times New Roman size 10 pt and should be single-spaced. Do not use internal horizontal or vertical lines. Identify statistical measures of variation, 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 JPEG or TIFF format 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, authors can provide JKI with lower-quality figures after the acceptance of the manuscript.


Units of Measurement

For measurements use SI (System International) units. Measurements should be abbreviated (e.g. mm, kcal, etc.) following the Style Manual for Biological Sciences and the metric system should be used. Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in appropriate scientific units. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be given 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 should not fall below 10, and should, in general, be limited to the last decade. Use the style of the examples below, which are based on APA 7th 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 publicly; name the person and date of communication and obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of personal communication. Authors are recommended to use reference management software, such as Mendeley®, in writing citations and references.

Here are some examples of 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 two or more authors (up to 20 authors) write all author's names. If an article has 21 authors or more, list the first 19 authors, then insert an ellipsis (…) and then the last name and first initials of the last author. Example:

Wolchik, S.A., West, S.G., Sandler, I.N., Tein, J., Coatsworth, D., Lengua, L., Johnson, A., Ito, H., Ramirez, J., Jones, H., Anderson, P., Winkle, S., Short, A., Bergen, W., Wentworth, J., Ramos, P., Woo, L., Martin, B., Josephs, M., … Brown, Z.  (2005). Study of the brain. Psychology Journal, 32 (1), 1–15. doi: 10.1037/1061-4087.45.1.11.


Conference proceeding

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



Newspaper article with no named author

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

It’s subpoena time. (2007, June 8). New York Times. 



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

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

Rockey, R. (2008). An observational study of pre-service teachers’ classroom management strategies (Publication No. 3303545) [Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Gerena, C. (2015). Positive thinking in dance: The benefits of positive self-talk practice in conjunction with somatic exercises for collegiate dancers [Master’s thesis, University of California Irvine]. University of California, Scholarship.


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.  Retrieved from


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


Online article

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


Webpage with no named author

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




Appendices are only used when absolutely necessary, placed after the references. If there is more than one attachment/appendix, then sort 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 ensured the manuscript complies with the Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia instructions for authors.
  2. The submission file is in Open Office or Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. No personal information (description, photograph, or pedigree) has been disclosed by the author(s) that may make the identity of the study participant(s) recognizable. If photographs of the study participant(s) are essential and indispensable as scientific information, the author(s) have received consent in writing, and this has been clearly stated.
  4. In the case of experimenting on humans, the author(s) have certified that the process of the research is in accordance with the ethical standards of the Helsinki declaration and those of the domestic and foreign committees that preside over human experiments. If any doubt is raised regarding whether the research was conducted in accordance with the declaration, the author(s) will explain this. In the case of experimenting on animals, the author(s) have certified that the domestic and foreign guidelines related to experiments on animals in a laboratory have been followed.
  5. If photographs, figures or tables have been reproduced from other journals or books, the author(s) have received consent from the author or editor of the original source. A portion or the entirety of the article has not been published in other journals nor contributed to other journals.
  6. The author(s) undersigned hereby give the Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Indonesia, as publisher, the right of first publication of all published material, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.
  7. The author(s) have clarified any conflicts of interest that may arise, such as work, research expenses, consultant expenses, and intellectual property, on the ICMJE disclosure of conflicts of interest form.

Copyright Notice

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-SA that allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms.
  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., submit it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment 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 this can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (see The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.