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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.
  • Journal of Nursing Science Update (JNSU) requires a formal written declaration and copyright transfer from the author(s) for each published article. We, therefore, ask you to complete and return this form, retaining a copy for your records. Your cooperation is appreciated. Any delay will result in a delay in publication. Please upload and submit the scanned document file (softcopy) through your JNSU account (in the "Submission"). We give you the example for the upload location Example The Copyright form can be downloaded here
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; the font uses Cambria; uses a 11-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

May you go to this manuscript template of JNSU for detailed information here

The Journal of Nursing Science Update accepts research articles, reviews, case studies, and letters to editors, which contribute to the development of the previously unpublished scientific field of nursing. The JNSU aims to disseminate excellence in nursing sciences through publishing research studies, thoughts, and ideas or other scientific works conducted by nursing professionals, which may include students, lecturers, and practicing nurses of nonclinical institutions, e.g., NGOs, medical insurance, and governments. The JNSU also welcomes other scientific works, such as original articles, or outcomes of student scientific competitions or referrals. Before submitting articles, authors should consider the following guidelines:

  1. Manuscripts are typed with Microsoft Word program in a format according to TEMPLATE, which is saved as file extension .doc / .docx.
  2. Manuscripts are submitted online via the OJS Journal of Nursing Science Update at
  3. All authors in the article must be listed/typed in OJS when filling in "authors" in the article submission process. The second and subsequent authors can add an author.
  4. Articles are written in English. Articles submitted to the Journal are typed using A4 size paper with a margin of 2 cm on the right, 2 cm on the top, 2 cm on the bottom, and 2.5 cm on the left. Articles are typed using 1 paragraph spacing and the number of pages is between 8-10.
  5. Article systematics: Title, Author Identity (Name, Affiliation, and Email), Abstract with Keywords, I. Introduction, II. Method, III. Results and Discussion, IV. Conclusion, V. Limitations of The Study, VI. Acknowledgments, VII. Conflict of Interest, and VIII. REFERENCES.
  6. Article title no more than 12 words, typed in the middle (center), using Cambria Font, size 13 pt REGULAR.
  7. Author Identity: full name without an academic degree (if there is more than one author, then all authors' names are included along with the institution of origin of each author) using Cambria with font size 10 pt Regular. Affiliate and author email must be in Cambria 10 pt Regular.
  8. Abstract written in English using one space accompanied by 3-5 words or Keyword phrases (written alphabetically), using Cambria with a font size of 10 pt. Abstract length between 200-250 words. The abstract is written in one paragraph, which contains at least the background, objectives, methods, research results, and conclusions. Abstracts and keywords entered in OJS are abstracts and keywords in English.
  9. The introduction contains the background and purpose or scope of the writing. All sections in this introduction are integrated into the form of paragraphs without writing subtitles.
  10. The method contains formulating the problem under study in more detail (as far as possible written mathematically) and explaining the proposed method.
  11. Results and Discussion contains conveying the tests carried out and analysing the results.
  12. Conclusion contain research findings in answering research questions. Conclusions are described in paragraphs, not using numbering or bullets.
  13. Limitations of the study contains identification and acknowledgemenet the limitations of the study.
  14. Acknowledgement, authors express gratitude to everyone who has contributed to the writing or study, especially those who have provided financial support.
  15. Conflict of Interest, the authors should declare if there is any conflict of interest
  16. References only contain referenced sources. Reference writing follows the APA Style rules, as in the following example:

Please use references from the last ten years, with 70% of the articles coming from journal articles. Minimum number of references 10 articles and follow APA method, Cambria, Font size 11pt. You are expected to use a citation application and reference manager such as Mendeley, Zetero, EndNote, etc. Here's an example of a reference that follows the APA method: Cambria, 11pt

Lestari, R., Yusuf, A., Hargono, R., & Setyawan, F. E. B. (2020). Review Sistematik: Model Pemulihan Penderita Gangguan Jiwa Berat Berbasis Komunitas. ARTERI : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan, 1(2), 123-130.  Journal with 1-20 authors

Nichols, H. B., Schoemaker, M. J., Cai, J., Xu, J., Wright, L. B., Brook, M. N., Jones, M. E., Adami, H., Baglietto, L., Bertrand, K. A., Blot, W. J., Boutron-Ruault, M.-C., Dorronsoro, M., Dossus, L., Eliassen, A. H., Giles, G. G., Gram, I. T., Hankinson, S. E., Hoffman-Bolton, J., . . . Sandler, D. P. (2019). Breast cancer risk after recent childbirth: A pooled analysis of 15 prospective studies. Annals of Internal Medicine, 170(1), 22–30. Journal with more than 20 authors

Lestari, R., Yusuf, A., Hargono, R., Setyawan, F. E. B., Hidayah, R., & Ahsan, A. (2021). Adapting to People With Schizophrenia: A Phenomenological Study on a Rural Society in Indonesia. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 43(1), 31–37. Journal from Internet with DOI

Lestari, R., Yusuf, A., Hargono, R., & Setyawan, F. E. B. (2020). Review Sistematik: Model Pemulihan Penderita Gangguan Jiwa Berat Berbasis Komunitas. ARTERI : Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan, 1(2), 123-130. Available from: Journal from Internet without DOI

Jones, A.F & Wang, L. (2011). Spectacular creatures: The Amazon rainforest (2nd ed.). San Jose, Costa Rica: My Publisher. Books with edition

Jones, A.F & Wang, L. (2011). Spectacular creatures: The Amazon rainforest. San Jose, Costa Rica: My Publisher. Books without edition

Mitchell, J.A., Thomson, M., & Coyne, R.P. (2017). A guide to citation. Retrieved from Books from internet

Troy, B.N. (2015). APA citation rules. In S.T, Williams (Ed.). A guide to citation rules (2nd ed., pp. 50-95). New York, NY: Publishers. Book Chapter

Mitchell, J.A. (2017, May 21). How and when to reference. Retrieved from Article from internet

American Red Cross. (2019). Distress. In First aid: American Red Cross (Version 2.7.3) [Mobile app]. App Store. Article from organization

Niraula, K. (2015). Addressing the neglect of local peacebuilding practices through documentaries: A case of everyday Gandhis [Unpublished master’s thesis]. University of Notre Dame. Thesis/ Project

Pelayanan Kesehatan Pada Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional, Peraturan Menteri Kesehatan Republik Indonesia Nomor 71 Tahun 2013 (2019). Retrieved from Government regulation from internet

Shennan, S. (2008). Canoes and cultural evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105, 3416-3420. Retrieved from Proceeding from internet 

  1. Citations, tables, and figures adhere to the APA Style guidelines.
  2. Use a reference manager to organize references and citations, such as Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero, and others.
  3. The article was prepared using the Journal of Nursing Science Update's article writing template.
  4. Avoid duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism.
  5. When submitting the paper, the author includes a Copyright Form.
  6. Everything linked to the author's licensing of citations or other intellectual property rights-related activities, including any legal implications that may result, is solely the author's responsibility.

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