Author Guidelines

General Principles

As a primary requirement, all articles submitted to JKI must be original work that has never been published previously and is submitted exclusively to JKI. Articles should follow the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals”, updated August 2013, established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit all articles in the aspects of style, format, and clarity. Authors may be required to revise their manuscripts in any of these aspects. Manuscripts with excessive errors in any aspect may be returned to authors for rewriting or may be rejected. All manuscripts will be subjected to peer and editorial review.

Jurnal Keperawatan Suaka Insan (JKSI) accept three types of articles: (1) original articles: basic medical and nursing research, clinical research, or community research; (2) case reports; 3) Systematic review.

Authors must also supply a Jurnal Keperawatan Suaka Insan (JKSI) conflict of interest statement form (Author’ Statement), a copy of ethical approval (when needed), and the final checklist signed by all authors. Templates are available for original articles, case reports, and systematic reviews


Study Ethics

Authors of submitted papers involving animal experiments and/or human subjects should have obtained approval from an independent ethics committee. A copy of approval should be provided to the editorial office as mentioned above.


Publication Ethics

This journal follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines in dealing with all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct.


Structure and Language

Articles will be published in Bahasa Indonesia, will follow the Indonesian Spelling System (EYD=Ejaan Yang Disempurnakan), and also in English with the English Spelling System Standard specifically on writing and reporting research paper. Articles that are linguistically inadequate may be rejected. Authors must also ensure that articles are formatted as follows. The article must be written in Bahasa Indonesia (or English) except for its title, abstract, and keywords, which should be written in English. The article should be a minimum of 8 pages or 3500 words on A4 sized paper (210 mm x 297 mm). The required margins are: 3.5 cm (top), 2.5 cm (bottom), and 2 cm (left and right). The text must be divided into two (2) columns except for the title, authorship details, and abstract. Articles must be submitted in the following structural order: title page and authorship details, abstract, keywords, text, conflicts of interest, acknowledgments (if any), references, tables, figures, and legends (if any).


Title Page

The title page should contain the title of the article (concise, no abbreviations, maximum 15 words). For more information, please refer to the Title Page for Authors guidelines.



Full names of authors (without academic titles); author’s affiliation [name(s) of department(s) and institution(s)]; disclaimers (if any); corresponding author’s name, mailing address, telephone, and email address (email address of the corresponding author will be published along with the article); short running title [maximum 40 characters (letter and spaces)]; word count [a word count for the text only (including abstract, acknowledgments, tables, figure legends, and references)]. Authorship of articles should be limited to those who have contributed sufficiently to take public responsibility for the contents. This includes (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data, or both; (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (c) final approval of the version to be published; (d) an agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

All authors must complete an Author Statement Form (Author’s Statement) from Jurnal Keperawatan Suaka Insan (JKSI).



The abstract should be written in both English and Bahasa Indonesia with a maximum of 150 words. It should be concise and precise with enough information to highlight the main points and the importance of the article including: one or two sentences of background, purpose of study; methods (basic procedures, study subject selection, observational and analytical methods); main findings or results; and principal conclusion. Keywords are limited to 3–6 words or short phrases that will allow proper and convenient indexing.



The text should be subdivided into introduction, methods, results, and discussion (IMRAD). The conclusion should be stated as the last sentence of the discussion. Footnotes are not advisable; their contents should rather be incorporated into the text. Use only standard abbreviations; use of nonstandard abbreviations can be confusing to readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title of the manuscript. The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on the first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement. If a sentence begins with a number, it should be spelled out. Cite in numerical order every figure and table.


Statistical Methods

All statistical methods used should be described in detail in the methods section of the manuscript. Avoid relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as P values, which fail to convey important information about effect size. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the computer software used.


Conflicts of Interest

In this section, the authors should declare any conflicts of interest, sources of support for the work, and whether the authors had access to the study data. Each author should submit a separate ICMJE form, given above, send it to the office at submission.



Personal acknowledgments should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including providing technical help and financial or material support, and to department chairpersons who provided general support.



Tables should be separated from the main text. Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals and captions should be brief, clearly indicating the purpose or content of each table. Tables should be presented in Times New Roman size 10 pt and should be single-spaced. Do not use internal horizontal or vertical lines. Identify statistical measures of variation, such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean. Be sure that each table is cited in the text. If you use data from another published or unpublished source, obtain permission and acknowledge that source fully.



Figures should be either professionally drawn or photographed and submitted in a JPEG or TIFF format in the following resolutions: gray-scale or color in RGB (red, green, blue mode), at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). For x-ray films, scans, and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of pathology specimens or photomicrographs, send sharp, glossy, black-and-white or color photographic prints, usually 127 x 173 mm (5 x 7 inches). Photographs of potentially identifiable people must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph. Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been cited in the text. If a figure has been published previously, acknowledge the source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the figure. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher except for documents in the public domain. Color figures are allowed in special circumstances, provided that the author is willing to cover the cost of reproduction.

If the original size of the figures is too large, authors can provide Jurnal keperawatan Suaka Insan (JKSI) with lower quality figures after the acceptance of the manuscript.


Units of Measurement

For measurements use SI (System International) units. Measurements should be abbreviated (e.g. mm, kcal, etc.) following the Style Manual for Biological Sciences and the metric system should be used. Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in appropriate scientific units. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be given in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Drug concentrations may be reported in either SI or mass units, but the alternative should be provided in parentheses where appropriate.



References are advised not to exceed 25 in number but should not fall below 10, and should, in general, be limited to the last decade. Use the style of the examples below, which are based on APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association). Avoid using abstracts as references. Information from manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” with written permission from the source. Papers accepted but not yet published may be included as references; designate the journal and add “Forthcoming”. Avoid citing “personal communication” unless it provides essential information not available publicly; name the person and date of communication and obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of personal communication. Authors are recommended to use reference management software, such as Mendeley®, in writing citations and references.



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


The reporting guidelines endorsed by Jurnal Keperawatan Suaka Insan (JKSI) are listed below:

Observational cohort, case control, and cross sectional studies – STROBE (Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology),

Qualitative studies – COREQ (Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research),

Quasi-experimental/non-randomized evaluations – TREND (Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Non-randomized Designs),

Randomized (and quasi-randomized) controlled trials – CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials),

Study of diagnostic accuracy/assessment scale – STARD (Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies),

Systematic review of controlled trials – PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses),

Systematic review of observational studies – MOOSE (Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology),

Case reports – CASE (Case Report Guidelines),


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 author(s) affirm that the material has not been previously published and that the author(s) have not transferred elsewhere any rights to the article. The author(s) have ensured the manuscript complies with the Jurnal Keperawatan Suaka Insan (JKSI) instructions for authors.

2) The submission file is in Open Office or Microsoft Word document file format.

3) No personal information (description, photograph, or pedigree) has been disclosed by the author(s) that may make the identity of the study participant(s) recognizable. If photographs of the study participant(s) are essential and indispensable as scientific information, the author(s) have received consent in writing, and this has been clearly stated.

4) In the case of experimenting on humans, the author(s) have certified that the process of the research is in accordance with the ethical standards of the Helsinki declaration and those of the domestic and foreign committees that preside over human experiments. If any doubt is raised regarding whether the research was conducted in accordance with the declaration, the author(s) will explain this. In the case of experimenting on animals, the author(s) have certified that the domestic and foreign guidelines related to experiments on animals in a laboratory have been followed.

5) If photographs, figures or tables have been reproduced from other journals or books, the author(s) have received consent from the author or editor of the original source. A portion or the entirety of the article has not been published in other journals nor contributed to other journals.

6)The author(s) undersigned hereby give the Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Indonesia, as publisher, the right of first publication of all published material, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.

7) The author(s) have clarified any conflicts of interest that may arise, such as work, research expenses, consultant expenses, and intellectual property, on the ICMJE disclosure of conflicts of interest form.


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