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Author Guidelines


This manuscript template only for manuscript submission to IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices) and it's different from the manuscript template that's going to be published 

We accept original articles (clinical research, community research, nursing management research, and nursing education research)

Original Articles should report original studies or research not previously published or being considered for publication elsewhere. The manuscript including the graphic contents and tables should be 6 to 8 pages (3500–4500 words), with an abstract of maximum 250 words, a list of minimum 25 references  and maximum 40 references. Data collection should have taken place within five years of submitting your manuscript.


Author Statement

Before the article is published, author statement form should be submitted online which includes originality, not in process or published elsewhere, author agreements, no conflict of interest, transfer of copyright rights, the protocol for the research project has been approved by suitably constituted research ethics commintee of the institution within the work was undertaken. Statement form can be downloaded here.


Guideline for online Submission

The manuscript must be submitted through online submisson by registered users. Author should first register as author/ reader through the following address:

The author should fulfill the form as detail as possible where the star marked form must be entered. After all form textbox was filled, Author clicks on “Register” button to proceed the registration. Therefore, Author is brought to online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start a New Submission section, click on “’Click Here’: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: The author must check-mark on the submission checklists.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click "Upload" button until the file has been uploaded. Make sure the author's name and affiliation are not included in the manuscript.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: Detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Author Statement. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices), click Finish Submission button after the document is true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging into the journal web address site.



The title should describe the summary of the research (concise, informative, no abbreviation, and maximum 12 words).



The abstract should be no more than 250 words. The abstract should state the problem, the purposes of the study, methods, results and conclusions. Recommendation and implication of the study must be clear. It should not contain any references or displayed equations.



Introduction contains justification of the importance of the study conducted. Novelty generated from this study compared the results of previous studies or the umbrella of existing knowledge needs to be clearly displayed. Complete it with main reference used. State in one sentence question or research problems that need to be answered by all the activities of the study. Indicate the methods used and the purpose or hypothesis of the study.



Method contains the design, the size, criteria and method of sampling, instruments used, and procedures collecting, processing, and analysis of the data. When using a questionnaire as instrument, explain the contents briefly and to measure which variables. Validity and reliability of instruments should also be explained. In the experimental or intervention studies need to be explained interventional procedure or treatment is given. In this section it should explain how research ethics approval was obtained and the protection of the rights of the respondents imposed. Analysis of data using computer programs needs not be written details of the software if not original. Place/location of the study is only mentioned when it comes to study. For the qualitative study, in this section needs to explain how the study maintain the validity (trustworthiness) data obtained.



The findings are sorted by the objectives of the study or the research hypothesis. The results do not display the same data in two forms namely tables/ images /graphics and narration. No citations in the results section. The average value (mean) must be accompanied by a standard deviation. Table should not use a column line. Images are placed symmetrically in columns of a paragraph. The image is placed in the position of the top or bottom of each page and do not flanked by sentence.For the qualitative study, the findings commonly are written in the form of participants quotes. Table format is rarely used except to describe the characteristics of the participants, or recapitulation of the themes or categories.



Describe the discussion by comparing the data obtained at this time with the data obtained in the previous study or the concept and theory. No more statistical or other mathematical symbols in the discussion. The discussion is directed at an answer to the research hypothesis. Emphasis was placed on similarities, differences, or the uniqueness of the findings obtained. It is need to discuss the reason of the findings. The implications of the results are written to clarify the impact of the results the advancement of science are studied. The discussion ended with the various limitations of the study



Conclusions section is written in narrative form. The conclusion is the answer of the hypothesis that leads to the main purpose of the study. Recommendation for further research can be written in this section.


Acknowledgement (if any)

Acknowledgement is given to the funding sources of study and those who support that funding. The names of those who support or assist the study are written clearly. Names that have been mentioned as the authors of the manuscripts are not allowed here.



The references only contain articles that have been published, and selected the most relevant to the manuscript. It prefers primary references. The references format follows the "name-years" citation style (APA style 6th edition). All sources in the reference must be referenced in the manuscript and what was in the manuscript should be in this reference.  The references should use a reference application management such as MendeleyEnd Note, or Zotero



Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Article title: Sub-title. Journal Titlevolume(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.


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.



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).


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 wth 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 source

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

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


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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The manuscript has been witten in english and the text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. The similarity index (Turnitin) of the manuscript has been checked and the results are less than 20%
  8. Have prepared an author statement and ethical clearance for uploading to supplementary files in step 4. The author statement form can be downloaded here.

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Authors who publish with IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices) agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices) the right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that allows others to remix, adapt and build upon the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and of the initial publication in IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices).
  2. Authors are permitted to copy and redistribute the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in IJNP (Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices).


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