Guideline for Case Studies

The following documents must be included in the submission (mandatory):

(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
  • Author 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:

Articles submitted to the Belitung Nursing Journal should not exceed 7000 words for the main text, including abstract, tables and references.



Write unstructured abstract. Abstract is not more than 350 words and add key words (3-5 words). Wording should be concise and present only the essential elements. 'Telegraphic' statements without verbs are acceptable. Abbreviations are not allowed.


Main content

This is your main content with no authors' detail. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end of the manuscript.


  • Clearly identify the research problem, rationale, context, international relevance of topic
  • Analyze current situation analysis and pertinent background including a synopsis of the relevant information from the case analysis.
  • Aim(s): State the aims of the study 



  • Describe the complaint that brought the patient to us.
  • Present patient information in a narrative form
  • When and where the study was conducted.




  • Present the intervention from nurses or clinical examination from related-health professions


Ethical consideration

  • Identify any particular ethical issues that were attached to this research. Provide a statement of ethics committee approval. Do not name the university or other institution from which ethics committee approval was obtained; state only that ethics committee approval was obtained from a university and/or whatever other organisation is relevant.
  • Explain any other approvals obtained, for example, local site arrangements to meet research governance requirements. If, according to local regulations, no formal ethical scrutiny was required or undertaken, please state this.
  • The complete name of the institution and approval number should be stated in the title page.



  • Describe the results of intervention or clinical examination



  • The Discussion section should consider findings in relation to the literature. Do previous research findings match or differ from yours? Do not use literature which only supports your findings.
  • Draw conclusions about what new knowledge has emerged from the study. For example, this new knowledge could contribute to new conceptualisations or question existing ones; it could lead to the development of tentative/substantive theories (or even hypotheses), it could advance/question existing theories or provide methodological insights, or it could provide data that could lead to improvements in practice. 
  • Identify implications/recommendations for practice/research/education/management as appropriate, and consistent with the limitations.


  • Provide real conclusions, not just a summary/repetition of the findings. 


Use APA (American Psychological Association) 6th Edition format for citation and references.