Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Belitung Nursing Journal is a bi-monthly peer-reviewed, International, open access nursing journal devoted to publishing research papers and scholarship about nursing education, health care delivery, organisation, management, workforce, policy and research methods relevant to nursing, midwifery and other health related professions. The BNJ aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and findings from researchers across different cultures and encourages research on the impact of cultural factors on nursing theory and practice. It also seeks to promote the transfer of knowledge between professionals in academia and industry by emphasizing research in which results are of interest or applicable to nursing practices

Belitung Nursing Journal is managed by Belitung Raya Publisher - Belitung Raya Foundation, collaboration with Indonesian Nurse Association in Belitung (PPNI Belitung), and Academy of Nursing of Belitung (AKPER PEMKAB BELITUNG), Indonesia

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All papers submitted to Belitung Nursing Journal undergo double blind and external peer review. In the double-blind review process neither the reviewers nor the authors know the identity of each author. This enables unbiased and accurate review of the manuscript. In all cases, reviewers will be asked to declare any conflict of interest based on the contents of the manuscript.

After a manuscript is submitted, it is reviewed by a member of the Editorial Board. If the manuscript passes the editorial review, it is sent to external reviewers for double-blind peer review.

The reviewers are selected on the basis of their area of expertise and interests, if the reviewer accepts the offer to review the manuscript, they will be sent the complete manuscript and a Manuscript Review Form.

In all cases, reviewers will be asked to declare any conflict of interest based on the contents of the manuscript. If a conflict of interest exists, the reviewers are requested to decline to review the manuscript.

Please provide an objective critical assessment of the manuscript about the concept of the study, relevance in relation to current scientific knowledge, scientific content, language, and grammar. You will be asked to make a recommendation for publishing the manuscript. Please provide reasons for your recommendations.

If you believe that the manuscript needs changes for improvement before it is accepted for publication, please make the suggestions on how to improve it. If the comments are negative please help the authors in improving their manuscript by explaining weaknesses in scientific content or language. Any offensive language in the comments cannot be tolerated.

Based on the reviewer’s comments the assigned editor will take a decision about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript. The editor may decide to: 1) accept the manuscript without revisions, 2) invite authors to resubmit the manuscript after minor or major revisions while the final decision is kept pending, or 3) reject the manuscript. 

 

Publication Frequency

This journal will publish six times a year

 

Open Access Policy

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.

 

Publication Charge Waiver Policy

For Author

Belitung Nursing Journal aims to encourage and enable authors from all countries to share their scientific knowledge with others and learn from the scientific knowledge of others. BNJ has formulated a waiver policy, and all authors can publish any articles free of charge, which is applicable to manuscripts submitted before December 31, 2017. After that date, all authors will have processing and publictaion charge.

For Reviewers

The reviewers can publish one paper per year with free of charge

For Editors

Editors and Members of the Editorial board can publish any number of articles free of charge

 

Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

Every article submitted to BNJ is screened by Turnitin software.

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractices Guidelines

Publication Ethics and Malpractices Guidelines of Belitung Nursing Journal

Belitung Nursing Journal (BNJ) is a peer-reviewed journal to publish articles in the field of Nursing science, research, and management. BNJ committed to the ethical standards set for all entities involved in the publication of article.

Responsibilities BNJ Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors

Liabilities:

The BNJ has an editorial team consisting of an editor-in-chief, associate editors and International board of editors. They all are required to be accountable and responsible editors for publishing the BNJ article. The BNJ editors led by the editor-in-chief. The BNJ editors have a duty and responsible as follows:

  1. Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors accept articles submitted by the author.
  2. Articles submitted by the authors to the BNJ are distributed by the Editor-in-Chief, or Associate Editors to the editors in the Board of Editors for conducting the 1st review process (initial review). Review process BNJ using a double-blind peer-review system
  3. Editor-in-Chief is responsible for determining the deadline for receipt of articles that are ready for publication.
  4. Editor-in-Chief is responsible for implementing and leading the editorial board meeting. If the Editor-in-Chief is absent, then Editor-in-Chief can assign the Associate Editors to do the duties.

Justice:

A decision to publish an article is done through the mechanism of peer-review process stated above, and it is taken into account based on the quality of article. The decision was taken without considering the religion, ethnic origin, nationality, race or gender of the author.

Confidentiality:

Confidentiality of the article before publication maintained as well as possible. The BNJ editors cannot release any information available on the article to anyone except the author of the article. Information in a text can be released to other BNJ editor with the knowledge of the Editor-in-Chief

Disclosure and conflict of interest:

Articles and the materials related to the article that are not accepted for publication in BNJ must be returned to the authors, and it cannot be used by the BNJ editors for any reason. To avoid conflicts of interest, the decision was taken in publishing the articles should be fair and based on the peer-review process.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions:

Evaluation Reviewers become the main reference for the Editor-in-Chief in making editorial decisions. Evaluation results from the reviewers are really intended to help the author to improve the quality of the article.

Appropriateness:

If there is an improper designation reviewer, for example, the designated reviewer is not competent in the field of expertise of the article being in peer-review process, one of the BNJ editors can report it to the Editor-in-Chief. Then, the Editor-in-Chief determines another reviewer with a consideration of some of the editors with the expertise of the article.

Confidentiality:

Each article is accepted by the reviewer must be strictly confidential. Article and peer-reviewed results should not be submitted directly to the author, or communicated to other than the author, but it must be submitted to the editor in charge, Editor-in-Chief.

Responsibilities of Authors

Reporting standards:

Authors should clearly present the objective and significance of research in the article. Author should follow the BNJ guidelines in preparing the article to submit.

Originality:

Authors should prepare original research results which has not being published by other authors in any publication. To ensure it, the authors need to check the originality of article using plagiarism checker before submission. The article will be rejected if there is plagiarism on the article. Any information from references used in the article should be honestly and accurately cited in the article.

Multiple Submissions:

The authors should submit their article to the BNJ only. When it is not accepted to publish in the BNJ as the result of peer-review and officially reported by Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor, the authors can submit it to other journal. The article will be rejected if there is plagiarism and multiple submissions on the article.

Errors in Publication:

The authors will receive their article to conduct final checking of any error in the article before publication. The authors should report any error in the article to the Editor-in-Chief in a period of time given, and the errors should be clearly listed and addressed in a separated sheet together with the evidence of revision.

Responsibilities of Publisher

Belitung Raya Publisher, Yayasan Belitung Raya as the publisher of BNJ, encourages the editors and all stakeholders involved in publication processes to follow the ethics and code of conducts of every parties. The publisher defines the relationship between publisher, editor and other party in a contract, respect privacy, protects intellectual property and copyright, and fosters editorial independence.

Publisher works with journal editors to set journal policies appropriately and aim to meet those policies, particularly with respect to: editorial independence, research ethics, including confidentiality, consent, and the special requirements for human and animal research, authorship, transparency and integrity.

Publisher works with journal editors to converse journal policies in general and review journal policies periodically, responsible for the investigation of suspected research and publication misconduct and, where possible, facilitate in the resolution of these cases, make and publish corrections, clarifications, and retractions, and publish content on a timely basis.

Animal Ethics

The BNJ and its editors endorse the compliance of authors to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association, which relate to the conduct of ethical research on human beings, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the National Research Council, which relate to the conduct of ethical research on laboratory and other animals.

 

Copyright Form

(to be modified as applicable and one signed copy attached with the manuscript)

Manuscript Title:

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I/we certify that I/we have participated sufficiently in contributing to the intellectual content, concept and design of this work or the analysis and interpretation of the data (when applicable), as well as writing of the manuscript, to take public responsibility for it and have agreed to have my/our name listed as a contributor.

 I/we believe that the manuscript represents valid work. Neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under my/our authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere, except as described in the covering letter. I/we certify that all the data collected during the study is presented in this manuscript and no data from the study has been or will be published separately. I/we attest that, if requested by the editors, I/we will provide the data/information or will cooperate fully in obtaining and providing the data/information on which the manuscript is based, for examination by the editors or their assignees. Financial interests, direct or indirect, that exist or may be perceived to exist for individual contributors in connection with the content of this paper have been disclosed in the cover letter. Sources of outside support of the project are named in the covering letter.

  I/We hereby transfer(s), assign(s), or otherwise convey(s) all copyright ownership, including any and all rights incidental thereto, exclusively to the Indian Journal of Public Health, in the event that such work is published by the Indian journal of public health. The Indian Journal of Public Health shall own the work, including

  1. copyright;
  2. the right to grant permission to republish the article in whole or in part, with or without fee;
  3. the right to produce preprints or reprints and translate into languages other than English for sale or free distribution; and
  4. the right to republish the work in a collection of articles in any other mechanical or electronic format.

We give the rights to the corresponding author to make necessary changes as per the request of the journal, do the rest of the correspondence on our behalf and he/she will act as the guarantor for the manuscript on our behalf.

 

All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript, but who are not contributors, are named in the Acknowledgment and have given me/us their written permission to be named. If I/we do not include an Acknowledgment that means I/we have not received substantial contributions from non-contributors and no contributor has been omitted.


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Noted: All authors need to sign the form

Download copyright form here

 

BNJ-English Language Editing Service

BNJ-English Language Editing Service  can help you overcome your language barrier by translating your academic paper into English and editing it thoroughly, so that you can submit it to an English-language journal with confidence. Our service is designed to help you prepare a publication-ready manuscript. Our qualified translators have subject-specific translation experience, and our editors have strong domain knowledge and superior language skills.

Our services include:

  • Checking grammar error (not more than 10 pages) + citation format
  • Indonesia-English translation

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