Guideline for Theory and Concept Development

Updated 10 January 2021

The types of article could be theory and concept development: synthesis, derivation, and analysis. It could also be theoretical concerns and issues as well as conceptual model, theoretical framework, etc.

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



Write a structured abstract, including 5 headings: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.

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 text

This is your main text 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 explain why you need to do the concept analysis 
  • Provide the background, context, and the gap for the significant of your study

  • Clearly explain the methods of theory and concept development. The guideline should be mentioned. 

  • Describe the results of your theory and concept development, it can be in the form of themes, patterns, etc. 

  • Summarize the findings
  • Explain what is the new knowledge from your theory and concept development
  • Implication for nursing knowledge and practice

  • Provide the brief conclusion. Do not copy and paste from the results or discussion


  • Use APA fromat 6th edition with doi number