Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope



Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) a journal published by the Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Syiah Kuala. Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) was first published in September 2010 based on LIPI Decree SK no. 0005.025 / JI.3.2 / SK.ISSN / 2010.09 in 2010 and can be accessed online. Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) has a Print ISSN number 2087-2879 and since 2017 has an Electronic ISSN  Number 2580-2445. Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) is published three times a year, April, August, and December with a total of ten (10) articles in each publication. The process of publishing the Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) is through quick submission, then full online using the Online Journal System (OJS) throught the website: http://jurnal.unsyiah.ac.id/INJ/

The Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) has a purpose to take part in advancing nursing science knowledge by publishing high-quality research on the latest trends and issues in the nursing area in particular and health in general. In addition, the Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) aims to promote excellence in nursing science and practice through the dissemination of up-to-date, evidence-based, peer-reviewed and original research clinical information. The INJ covers a wide range and considers nursing articles on all aspects of the nursing field such as Fundamental of Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Maternity Nursing, Emergency Nursing, Mental health Nursing, Family Health Nursing, Geriatrics, Community Nursing, and Nursing adminitration/Management.

The Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) invites nursing scholars and academics to be part of our journal's readers, authors and reviewers. We envision to be a journal of international repute indexed in Scopus and the Web of Science (WOS). We have been taking significant steps towards realizing this vision including by associating our editorial team with internationally recognized experts and continuously improving the management of our journals.


This journal is published by Syiah Kuala University which is managed by the Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Syiah Kuala.


Section Policies

Medical Surgical Nursing

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process


All manuscripts submitted to the Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) must follow the focus and scope, and author guidelines of this journal. Manuscripts submitted must discuss scientific benefits or novelty in accordance with the focus and scope. Manuscripts must be free from plagiarism content. authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using a Plagiarism Checker software. Manuscript must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.


The process of sending from reviewers to authors and conversely are through the Online Journal System (OJS). Research articles submitted to this journal will be peer-reviewed at least 2 (two) or more expert reviewers. The reviewers provided scientific comments that improve the content of the manuscript. The peer review system that will be used in the Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) is a single blind review.


The final decision of articles acceptance will be made by Editors according to reviewers comments. Publication of accepted articles including the sequence of published articles will be made by Editor in Chief by considering a sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as the thematic issue.


Open Access Policy

Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.  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.