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Criteria for Submission

Case report is a detailed description on rare diseases, novel occurrences, unusual indication or symptoms of a disease, unreported studies or unexpected events observed in a patient during the course of treatment. The study should highlight and report new cases in diagnosis of emerging diseases or specify variations and associations with new diseases. Case report should contain educational values and emphasize on the need of amendments to usual practices and approaches in the field. Case reports should comprise different findings with updated review on previous cases and investigation in the field. There should not be any preventive and therapeutic intrusions in the Case reports from the findings since they need more confirmed evidences.

Submitted case reports will be evaluated by the Editors and forwarded to peer review process unless it meets the scope of the journal. Submission criteria should meet suitable guidelines as specified in 'About this journal'.


Submission Process

Manuscripts must be submitted as a soft copy in standard English (Either US English or British English but not as a mixture) only or Bahasa Indonesia.  No hard copies will be accepted. Only one author must submit the manuscript and the corresponding author holds complete responsibility while the submission process and other communications during publication process.

Jurnal Keperawaatan accepts only electronic submissions to facilitate the rapid publication and ease citation. Authors are encouraged to submit the files as a batch or individually. The process is intermittent and can be continued later at the author’s convenience. Upon submission, a manuscript identity number will be generated and the author may use this in further correspondence for enquiries. Click Here to submit your manuscript.

With the interest of maintaining integrity and Publication Standards, the journal employs a plagiarism detection system to subject the manuscript for plagiarism check. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you agree to screen the manuscript prior to evaluation process for plagiarism check against formerly published works. If found in any case that the manuscript is infringed against publication policies, it can be either suspended or rejected at any stage of peer-review process. Hence the authors are closely suggested to declare transparency in any case of duplication and demonstrate significant development in the submitted manuscript than the original article with correct citations.

Please refer to our policies in Publication Ethics prior to your submission.

Cover letter

During submission process author will be asked to accompany a cover letter of approximately 500 words along with the manuscript. This should include manuscript title and a brief description on how relevant to the journal’s scope, contributions made to its respective field and how it adds value to the scientific literature. Also relate the study briefly to previous work stating how rare and unusual is the report. The cover letter should include name of the co-authors if any and full contact details of the corresponding author with office or institutional address, telephone, fax and email address. Corresponding author should clearly state the approval of co-authors for manuscript submission along with any competing interests. It is also firmly suggested to declare that work is purely original and not submitted or published elsewhere. Finally, if this submission is followed by the solicitation or invitation of an Editorial Board member please provide the details. Author can also include any additional information in the cover letter helpful to the Editor.

Informed Consent

A declaration should be provided for any report on experiments involving human subjects substantiating that informed consent was obtained from the subject(s) and/or guardian(s). In the cover letter corresponding author should clearly state that the informed consent was obtained from the subject(s) to publish there case.


In accordance with ICMJE guidelines, when a previously published information or copyright material is used or reproduced in the submitted manuscript, it is the corresponding author’s responsibility to attain permission in written from the appropriate author or copyright holder and citing the original source correctly. It is recommended to submit the permission statement along with the manuscript to the Editorial Office to maintain transparency.

Photographs with Identifiable Patients

According to COPE guidelines, a patient’s physical identification must be masked in photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., whenever they are used and if a patient is identifiable, written permission must be obtained with informed consent from the patient or guardian to use the photograph. It is recommended to submit the permission statement along with the manuscript to the Editorial Office and clearly state in the manuscript that informed consent has been obtained.
Use generic drug name (or generic name followed by trade name in parentheses). Include manufacturer and their location (city and country) for drugs and devices.

Additional files of any type, such as animations, or original data files, can also be submitted as part of the publication.

File Format

The following word processor file formats are acceptable for the main manuscript document:

  • Microsoft Word (97,2003, 2007, 2010)
  • Rich text format (RTF)

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