Journal History

Launched in December 2015, Belitung Nursing Journal (BNJ) is a refereed international publication that provides a venue for nursing scholarship with an Asian focus and perspectives from the region. We aim to highlight research on nursing science, nursing management and policy, education and practice in the Asia-Pacific region and among Asian communities around the world to a wide international audience.

BNJ is an official publication of Department of Publication of  Belitung Raya Foundation in Belitung Indonesia, jointly with Indonesian National Nurses Association of Belitung Indonesia (PPNI Belitung) and Poltekkes Kemenkes Pangkal Pinang Prodi Keperawatan Belitung.

Belitung Raya Foundation is a non-profit organization which focuses on education, health, information technology, and social and empowerment of the community. Belitung Raya Foundation is established since 2015 with official license of establishment from the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Republic of Indonesia (MENKUMHAM RI) with No: AHU-0009599.AH.01.12.Year 2015 and Notarial Deed No: 12 on 06 July 2015 by SRI ARIYAWATI, SH.,M.KN.

BNJ has been accredited by the Ministry of Science, Research, Technology and Higher Education of Indonesia (RISTEKDIKTI RI) with No: 10/3/KPT/2019, valid until 2024. (SINTA grade 3).


Why Belitung Nursing Journal?

The name of Belitung is taken from our editorial house located in Belitung Island, Bangka Belitung Province, Indonesia as our identity. The reason is very simple that we need to prove and motivate young generations that although we are from a very small island, but our scope and networking are global. 

Belitung Nursing Journal is one of the Indonesian products as a result of ASEAN and International networking, established as one of International journals to facilitate nursing scholars to publish their works, visions, and perspectives.  


  • From December 2015 until December 2017, BNJ had no Article Processing Charge for those who would like to submit their works in open access. The style for citation and reference format was in vancouver style.
  • Since January 2018, BNJ established Article Processing Charge to maintain the website, add the server, and open access. The style for citation and reference format was changed to APA style 6th edition, as we got the feedbacks from authors to have difficulty in vancouver style. 
  • From January 2019, we become a member of crossref. Thus, the style for citation and reference format have changed to APA style 6th edition with DOI number.
  • Since April 14, 2020, the name Belitung Raya Publisher was changed to Department of Publication of Belitung Raya Foundation in response to the confusion about the connection between Belitung Raya Publisher and Belitung Raya Foundation. The letter can be seen here