Focus and Scope

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

BNJ welcomes submissions of original research, review article, theory & concept development, perspectives, letter to editors, research methodology papers, study protocols, nursing philosophy papers, case studies, and guest editorials on various clinical and professional nursing topics from 49 countries in Asia (according to United Nations).

We also welcome "negative" results (i.e., studies which do not support a hypothesized difference or association) provided that the design was robust. Discussion papers that elaborate issues and challenges facing health care in one country are welcomed, provided the discussion is grounded in research-based evidence. The authors are addressing a global audience and a local one.

Nurses and midwives write most papers in BNJ, but there are no constraints on authorship as long as articles fit with the expressed aims and scopes, especially for implications for nursing science or nursing practice. BNJ's intended readership includes practicing nurses and midwives in all spheres and at all levels who are committed to advancing practice and professional development based on new knowledge and evidence; managers and senior members of the nursing and midwifery professions; nurse educators and nursing students; and researchers in other disciplines with interest in common issues and inter-disciplinary collaboration.

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 Prodi D3 Keperawatan Belitung Poltekkes Kemenkes RI Pangkal Pinang.

Belitung Raya Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on education, health, information technology, and the social and empowerment of the community. Belitung Raya Foundation is established in 2015 with an official license of establishment from the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of the 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.

BNJ is indexed in Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), Ovid EMCare (Elsevier), DOAJ, SINTA, Google Scholar, Journal TOCs, ROAD, and The Keepers.