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Author Guidelines


Parts of the Manuscript

The manuscript should be submitted in separate files: 1) Title page, 2) Copyright form, and 3) Main text file. Title page and copyright form are uploaded separately as supplementary files. Do NOT combine main text file with title page and copyright form.

(1) Title page file:

This must include the following information:

  • Title of the manuscript
  • Names (spelled out in full) of all the authors*, and the institutions with which they are affiliated
  • Corresponding author's details (name, email, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers)
  • Declaration of conflict of interest
  • Funding
  • Acknowledgment
  • Authors contribution (Clearly state the contribution of each author)
  • Ethical consideration (State the complete name of institutions or ethics committee and approval number)

(2) Copyright form

A statement that the material contained in the manuscript has not been previously published and is not being concurrently submitted elsewhere. This form should be signed by at least correspondence author.

(3) Main text file

Please click below on the type of manuscript you are planning to submit, and follow the guidance provided.

  • Original Research Article
  1. Quantitative Studies
  2. Qualitative studies
  3. Mixed Methods



For keywords of abstract,  Please use MeSH on Demand by US National Library of Medicine. Copy and paste your abstract, then see how keywords come up. Choose maximum 5 keywords for your article.


Tables should be self-contained and complement, not duplicate, information contained in the text. They should be supplied as editable files, not pasted as images. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend, and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. All abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings. Put the tables in the main content in the appropriate position, instead of putting them under the references.


Figure Legends

Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.



Although authors are encouraged to send the highest-quality figures possible, for peer-review purposes, a wide variety of formats, sizes, and resolutions are accepted. 


There is a change of reference and citation format since Vol 3(6) based on the Editors' agreement due to the previous format is not available in the Mendeley software that the majority of authors use for submission in BNJ.

APA (American Psychological Association) format 6th Edition with DOI assigned is used for citation and references.

Examples of references:
For journal articles:

Gunawan, J. (2018). Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) and publication ethics: A journal manager’s perspective. Belitung Nursing Journal4(6), 528-529.  

For books:

Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2010). Essentials of nursing research: Appraising evidence for nursing practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

For web page:

Sherman, R. O. (2015). Self-management in leadership.   Retrieved from



To submit revised manuscript, you should upload two files, namely: 1) main document with all changes according to the reviewers and editor feedback, please highlight all changed text using red font or use track changes, 2) a response to the editor and reviewers' comments, which includes a point by point response (listed or in a table) to the feedback given in the decision email, alongside your revised manuscript files.

To submit revised papers please log in to your account. Please do not submit your revised manuscript as a new submission, as revised manuscripts are processed differently.



The post-acceptance steps are as follows:

  • Complete the copyright form and title page if you do not submit at the first time of submission, and send to
  • Authors need to pay the Article Processing Charge, and send the proof of payment to the editor.
  • The authors will receive copyediting request which should be checked thoroughly and returned promptly.
  • After copyediting stage, the authors will receive the final proof of article which should be checked thoroughly and returned promptly.
  • The article will be published open access on the journal website as EARLY VIEW article.
  • The article will then be included to the upcoming issue.


Early View articles are peer reviewed and accepted articles to be published in this publication. When the final article is assigned to volumes/issues of the publication, the Early View article version will be removed and the final version will appear in the associated published volumes/issues of the publication. The date an article was first made available online will be carried over. Please be aware that, although Early View articles do not have all bibliographic details available yet, they can already be cited, using DOI number. In addition, Early View articles are not considered to be preliminary “pre‐publications” in this journal.



The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline. 

Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives


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, and is not being concurrently submitted elsewhere. If the artice is derived from thesis that has been published in institution repository either in English or other languages, please do the plagiarism check before submission.
  2. The submission includes 1) Main text, 2) Title page, and 3) Copyright form.

    Title page and copyright form are uploaded separately as supplementary files. Do NOT combine main text with title page and copyright form.

  3. There are no authors names and their affiliations in the main text. All files are in doc. or docx format. Do NOT submit file in rtf or pdf format.

  4. All files are in English format. Do NOT submit article in Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia) or any other languages. (Tidak menerima artikel dalam bahasa Indonesia).

  5. Please ensure that the main text is following the correct layout: one column, double space, A4 with appropriate margins (Top:2.54 cm, Bottom: 4 cm, Left: 2.54 cm, and Right: 2.54 cm), Times New Roman, and font 11.
  6. I follow the author guidelines carefully. Failed to follow will result in immediate rejection.
  7. I / We agree to pay the article publication charge after manuscript is editorially accepted (Do NOT pay before getting acceptance letter or prior to submission). Payment does not influence the review process and acceptance of submitted article.

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 4.0 International 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).


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Processing Charge (APC): 60.00 (USD)

This is made possible by an article processing charge that covers the range of publishing services we provide. This includes provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. It also includes website and server maintenance.

The payment is made when your article is editorially accepted, is charged to either you, or your funder, institution or employer.

Publication charge for Indonesian author is 800,000 IDR.

(Biaya publikasi dibayar setelah artikel dinyatakan accepted untuk di publikasikan)