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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 three types of articles: (1) original articles: basic medical research, clinical research, or community research; (2) case reports; (3) systematic reviews.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/08/opinion/08fri1.html
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.
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.
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. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/1t39b6g3
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.
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 http://www.eric.com/jdlsiejls/supervisor/early937d%
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
Becker, E. (2001, August 27). Prairie farmers reap conservation's rewards. The New York Times, pp. 12-90. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com
Webpage with no named author
Exploring Linguistics. (1999, August 9). Retrieved from http://logos.uoregon.edu/explore/orthography/chinese.html#tsang
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:
- Observational cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies – STROBE (Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology), http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/strobe/
- Qualitative studies – COREQ (Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research), http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/coreq
- Quasi-experimental/non-randomized evaluations – TREND (Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Non-randomized Designs), http://www.cdc.gov/trendstatement/
- Randomized (and quasi-randomized) controlled trials – CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials), http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/consort/
- Study of diagnostic accuracy/assessment scale – STARD (Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies), http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/stard/
- Systematic review of controlled trials – PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses), http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/prisma/
- Systematic review of observational studies – MOOSE (Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10789670
- Case reports – CARE (Case Report Guidelines), https://www.care-statement.org/