Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Focus and Scope

IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices) is an Indonesian bilingual journal that published by the School of Nursing and Graduate School of Nursing, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. IJNP is published two times a year (June and December) since 2014 (as named Muhammadiyah Journal of Nursing). As a peer-reviewed Indonesian journal, it welcomes scholarly works on Islam written in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

The journal publishes topics that related to nursing practice such as:

  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • Gerontology Nursing
  • Family Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Emergency and Critical Nursing
  • Palliative Care
  • Nursing Education
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Fundamentals Nursing
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Nursing Management
  • Other topics related to Nursing Practices


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The stages of the review process applied at IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices) are as the following:

1. Submission of manuscripts is only processed via online i.e OJS of IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices), website: 
2. The incoming manuscripts will be checked whether it complies IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices) author guidelines and template for submission, also whether the manuscript matches the focus and scope of IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices). If appropriate, the next process will be carried out, and if not, we will recommend the manuscript to be submitted to another journal. Editor of IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices) will notify immediately via email to the author.

3. Determination of the article that will be published in IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices) carried out through blind peer review by editors and reviewers by considering two main aspects, namely: relevance and contribution of articles on the nursing theory and practical development. 

4. The editor will inform the authors of the results of the initial review. Manuscripts that qualify at this stage will proceed to the review stage by peer reviewers. Reviewer will be chosen based on their reputation in the international publication number and the study quality. The editor will sends an invitation letter to each candidate of the reviewer. After the candidate of the reviewer has been informed of their availability for the reviewing process. Editors and reviewers provide constructive feedback on the evaluation results to the author. 

5. Manuscript that is accepted with revisions (minor or major), it would contain comments from peer reviewers and would be returned to the author for revision. Referring to the IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices) policy, reviewers only give suggestions on whether the manuscript is accepted or rejected. Meanwhile, the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript is in the hand of the editor and editor in chief.

6. The author is given the time to revise the manuscript no later than one month.

7. Manuscripts that have gone through final revisions and accepted by the editor will be published in IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices) in the edition determined by the editor in chief. 

The editor can create an account for each reviewer and then send a manuscript by OJS. All of the reviewing processed is done by way of a blind review and is managed by the editor in OJS


Publication Frequency

IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices) publishing articles bianually ie every June and December. From December 2016, IJNP publised both printed (book) and electronic (PDF) versions. Electronic articles are accessible openly on the web page: http://journal.umy.ac.id/index.php/ijnp and printed versions are available for sale


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative

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Budapest Open Access Initiative

 An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet. The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.

For various reasons, this kind of free and unrestricted online availability, which we will call open access, has so far been limited to small portions of the journal literature. But even in these limited collections, many different initiatives have shown that open access is economically feasible, that it gives readers extraordinary power to find and make use of relevant literature, and that it gives authors and their works vast and measurable new visibilityreadership, and impact. To secure these benefits for all, we call on all interested institutions and individuals to help open up access to the rest of this literature and remove the barriers, especially the price barriers, that stand in the way. The more who join the effort to advance this cause, the sooner we will all enjoy the benefits of open access.

The literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment. Primarily, this category encompasses their peer-reviewed journal articles, but it also includes any unreviewed preprints that they might wish to put online for comment or to alert colleagues to important research findings. There are many degrees and kinds of wider and easier access to this literature. By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

While  the peer-reviewed journal literature should be accessible online without cost to readers, it is not costless to produce. However, experiments show that the overall costs of providing open access to this literature are far lower than the costs of traditional forms of dissemination. With such an opportunity to save money and expand the scope of dissemination at the same time, there is today a strong incentive for professional associations, universities, libraries, foundations, and others to embrace open access as a means of advancing their missions. Achieving open access will require new cost recovery models and financing mechanisms, but the significantly lower overall cost of dissemination is a reason to be confident that the goal is attainable and not merely preferable or utopian.

To achieve open access to scholarly journal literature, we recommend two complementary strategies. 

I.  Self-Archiving: First, scholars need the tools and assistance to deposit their refereed journal articles in open electronic archives, a practice commonly called, self-archiving. When these archives conform to standards created by the Open Archives Initiative, then search engines and other tools can treat the separate archives as one. Users then need not know which archives exist or where they are located in order to find and make use of their contents.

II. Open-access Journals: Second, scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access. Because journal articles should be disseminated as widely as possible, these new journals will no longer invoke copyright to restrict access to and use of the material they publish. Instead they will use copyright and other tools to ensure permanent open access to all the articles they publish. Because price is a barrier to access, these new journals will not charge subscription or access fees, and will turn to other methods for covering their expenses. There are many alternative sources of funds for this purpose, including the foundations and governments that fund research, the universities and laboratories that employ researchers, endowments set up by discipline or institution, friends of the cause of open access, profits from the sale of add-ons to the basic texts, funds freed up by the demise or cancellation of journals charging traditional subscription or access fees, or even contributions from the researchers themselves. There is no need to favor one of these solutions over the others for all disciplines or nations, and no need to stop looking for other, creative alternatives.

Open access to peer-reviewed journal literature is the goal. Self-archiving (I.) and a new generation of open-access journals (II.) are the ways to attain this goal. They are not only direct and effective means to this end, they are within the reach of scholars themselves, immediately, and need not wait on changes brought about by markets or legislation. While we endorse the two strategies just outlined, we also encourage experimentation with further ways to make the transition from the present methods of dissemination to open access. Flexibility, experimentation, and adaptation to local circumstances are the best ways to assure that progress in diverse settings will be rapid, secure, and long-lived.

The Open Society Institute, the foundation network founded by philanthropist George Soros, is committed to providing initial help and funding to realize this goal. It will use its resources and influence to extend and promote institutional self-archiving, to launch new open-access journals, and to help an open-access journal system become economically self-sustaining. While the Open Society Institute's commitment and resources are substantial, this initiative is very much in need of other organizations to lend their effort and resources.

We invite governments, universities, libraries, journal editors, publishers, foundations, learned societies, professional associations, and individual scholars who share our vision to join us in the task of removing the barriers to open access and building a future in which research and education in every part of the world are that much more free to flourish.

February 14, 2002
Budapest, Hungary

Leslie Chan: Bioline International
Darius Cuplinskas
: Director, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Michael Eisen
: Public Library of Science
Fred Friend
: Director Scholarly Communication, University College London
Yana Genova
: Next Page Foundation
Jean-Claude Guédon: University of Montreal
Melissa Hagemann
: Program Officer, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Stevan Harnad: Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Southampton, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Rick Johnson
: Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Rima Kupryte: Open Society Institute
Manfredi La Manna
: Electronic Society for Social Scientists 
István Rév: Open Society Institute, Open Society Archives
Monika Segbert: eIFL Project consultant 
Sidnei de Souza
: Informatics Director at CRIA, Bioline International
Peter Suber
: Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College & The Free Online Scholarship Newsletter
Jan Velterop
: Publisher, BioMed Central



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Author Fees

IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices) is an open access journal; it does not charge readers or institutes for access. There are no charges for submission of a manuscript and processing article, If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

  1. The cost for submission Rp 0, - (USD 0)
  2. Processing fees Rp 0, - (USD 0)
  3. Article Publication fees Rp 750.000,- (USD 65)


Plagiarism Policy

Every manuscript that submitted into IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices) will be scanned using turnitin (similarity check). If more than 20% level of similarity, the manuscripts will be asked to be repaired or rejected by IJNP editor in chief. This decision is entirely the prerogative right of the editor in chief and cannot be contested.