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Author Guidelines


Guidelines for Authors

Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) are a journal of scientific publications published every four months (quarterly) using a peer review system for article selection. Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) intended for practitioners, academics, professionals, students or among the general public who are involved and interested in the development of Health and Nursing Science. It can receive relevant articles in the field of health and nursing, which includes research articles.

 General Instructions

The articles received are original works, have not been and / or are in the process of being published in other journals, all articles have been approved by the ethics committee and articles involving human subjects have obtained informed consent and written following the American Psychological Association (APA) Edition 6 of 2009. The author should ensure that all co- authors have agreed. All articles will be discussed and reviewed by experts and editorial boards. Articles that need improvement or revision will be returned to the author.

 Writing Article

The Articles should be written in Indonesia or English and are written using Times New Roman font, size 12 with space 1.5. Distance of left 2,6 cm, right 2,6 cm, top 3,3 cm and bottom 4,2 cm. Article lengths of at least 6 pages and maximum 15 pages. Article submitted in the form of layout 1 (one) column. The article contains two references from Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) with Google scholar. Each page is numbered in sequence from the title page to the last page.

 Structure Writing

The structure of writing in Idea Nursing Journal (INJ) is as follows: Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and References. The following describes the guidelines for each writing structure:


Abstract for each article written in Indonesia and English. The author's name (without academic title), affiliate author (department and institution name), email address, and institutional address include in the abstract. The abstract form is written in a concise and clear description of the background, methods, results, conclusions, and suggestions (implications) of the research. The abstract is accompanied by a keyword (key words) consisting of 3-5 keywords and the order is arranged alphabetically.


The introduction should clearly describe the background of the study. This also defines the novelty of the research. The manuscript is written with Times New Roman font size 12, 1.5 spaced, left and right justified, paper in one column and on A4 paper. Distance of left 2,6 cm, right 2,6 cm, top 3,3 cm and bottom 4,2 cm.


This section presents the research design, population, sample and sampling technique, and the analysis method. The author should explain how the study was done in detail. All articles have been approved by the ethics committee and articles involving human subjects have obtained  informed consent. Ethics, validity and reliability, or trustworthiness should be part of this section.



The study findings should be clear and concise. If the findings present in table or diagram, there must not be any overlap between findings shown in table/diagram and description that written in text. The tables are arranged in a row, each table should be briefly titled and placed on top of the table, the title of the table is written in capital letters at the beginning of the word, except for the foreground. The maximum number of tables in each article is 6 tables. Photos, pictures, and diagrams are arranged in sequence, and given a short title and placed on the photo/drawing/diagram with a maximum of 3 pieces.


This should present the critical thinking and author’s analysis of the study results. Interpreting and comparing between study’s results and existing knowledge are significant in this section. Reasons for the results and implications to the Nursing knowledge should be discussed.    


Highlights of the study findings present in this section. Then followed by the main conclusion of the research. Limitations and future research should be mentioned.



References are written in alphabetical order. Minimum referral number 50% taken from journal. Year published 80% reference minimal from last 10 years. Avoid referral in the form of personal communication (personal communication). Article must be submitted in the format described in the American Psychological Association  (APA) style (6th ed., 2009). Please refer to this website for a free APA Style tutorial: Here's an example of writing a reference:


Journals with direct object identifier (DOI) 

Author, AA, Author, BB, & Author, CC (Year). Title of article. Journal title, volume (issue), pp - p. Doi: xx.xxxxxxxxxx


Journal with DOI with 1 author

Houlston, R. S. (2008). Pseudoautosomal linkage in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. British Journal of Haematology, 109(4), 899–900. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2141.2000.109004899.x


Journals with DOI with 2-7 authors (write all authors)

Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225-229. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225


Journal with DOI with 8 or more authors (write the first 6 authors, ... and last author)

Gilbert, D. G., McClernon, J. F., Rabinovich, N. E., Sugai, C., Plath, L. C., Asgaard, G., ... Botros, N. (2004). Effects of quitting smoking on EEG activation and attention last for more than 31 days and are more severe with stress, dependence, DRD2 A 1 allele, and depressive traits. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 6, 249-267. doi:1 0.1 080/1462220041 0001676305


Journals without DOI

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Article title. Journal title, volume (issue), pp - p.


Journal without DOI with 1 author

Wiliams, J. H. (2008). Employee engagement: Improving participation in safety. Profesional Safety, 53(12), 40 – 45.


Journal without DOI with 2-7 authors (write all authors)

Keller, T. E., Cusick, G. R., & Courtney, M. E. (2007). Approaching the transition to adulthood: Distinctive profiles of adolescents aging out of the child welfare system. Social Service Review, 81, 453-484.


Journal without DOI with 8 or more authors (write the first 6 authors, ... and last author)

Wolchik, S. A., West, S. G., Sandler, I. N., Tein, J. Y., Coatsworth, D., Lengua, L., … Griffin, W. A. (2000). An experimental evaluation of theory-based  mother and mother-child programs for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 843 – 856.


Online Journal

Koo, D. J., Chitwoode, D., D., & Sanchez,  J. (2008). Violent victimization and the routine activities/lifestyle of active drug users. Journal of Drug issues, 38,1105 – 1137. Retrieved from http: //


Abstract as Primary Source

Wool, N. J., Young, S. L., Fanselow, M. S., & Butcher, L. L. (1991). MAP-2  expression in cholinoceptive pyramidal cells of rodent cortex and hippocampus is altered by Pavlovian conditioning [Abstract]. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 17, 480.


Lassen, S. R., Steele, M. M., & Sailor, W. (2006). The relationship of school-wide positive behavior support to academic achievement in an urban middle school. Psychology in the Schools, 43, 701-712. Abstract retrieved from


Abstract as Secondary Source

Hare, L. R., & O'Neill, K. (2000). Effectiveness and efficiency in small academic peer groups. Small Group Research, 31, 24-53. Abstract retrieved from Sociological Abstracts database. (Accession No. 200010185).



Mathews, J., Berret, D., & Brillman, D. (2005, May 16). Other winning equation. Newsweek, 145(20), 58 – 59.


Online Magazine

Lodewijkx, H. F. M. (2001, May 23). Individual-group continuity in cooperation and competition under varying communication conditions. Current Issues in Social Psychology, 6(12), 166-182. Retrieved from



Author, AA (Year). Titlebuku.Location Publisher: Publisher.


Alexie, S. (1992). The bussiness of fancy dancing: Stories and poems. Brooklyn, NY: Hang Loosse Press.


Books Writer An Institution that has E in sidan In published Agency

American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.


Anonymous Book Writer

Dorland’s illustrated medical dictionary (31st ed.). (2007). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders.


Chapter in Books

Booth - La Force, C., & Kerns, K.A. (2009). Child-parent attachment relationships, peer relationships, and peer-group functioning. In K.H. Rubin, W.M. Bukowski, & B. Laursen (Eds.), Handbook of peer interactions, relationships, and groups (pp. 490-507). New York, NY: Guilford Press.


Book Online

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of work. Retrieved from web address


American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd Ed.). Retrieved from


Other Online Resources

Kenney, G. M., Cook, A., & Pelletier, J. (2009). Prospects for reducing uninsured rates among chidren: How much can premium assistance programs help. Retrieved from Urban Institute website: //


Dissertation and Thesis

Author, AA (Year) .Title of thesis or dissertation (Thesis or Dissertation). Name of institution, Location.


Vance, C. A. E. (2011). Measuring neonatal quality of life (NeoQOL) for critically-ill newborns in neonatal intensive care units (Doctoral dissertation). University of Washington, Washington.


Proceedings of the Conference

Bosch, O. J., & Neumann, I. D. (2008). Brain vasopressinis an important regulator of maternal behavior independent of dams' trait anxiety. Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America, 105(44), 17139-17144.


How to Deliver Articles

Articles submitted with a statement that the article has never been and / or is not in the process of publication in other journals. Articles submitted by registering online via web:


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 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.

Copyright Notice


Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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