Authors Guidelines

International Journal of Nursing and Health Services (IJNHS) is a refereed international publication that provides a venue for nursing scholars with an Asian focus and perspectives from the region. For publishes article to the IJNHS, Author should first register as Author through the address:

Manuscript Preparation

  1. Before starting submitting your article, you should ensure that the manuscript has been written in English. The type is an essay with subtitles at any of its parts, except in the introduction. The title is printed in capital letters, center text position, font size 16 pts
  2. Manuscript text should be submitted in word file only (.doc, docx). Do not send your manuscript in PDF file
  3. All manuscripts should be submitted online and then are automatically acknowledged by e-mail, which mentions tracking article ID for future reference. In case you do not receive acknowledging e-mail, please resubmit the article (or check spam). Do not send articles by e-mail or post. The progress of a manuscript through the editorial process can be subsequently tracked by authors on the website


Systematic of Writing Manuscript

Author should prepare the manuscript based on the guideline from the IJNHS. The writing of manuscript should consist of part:

  1. Title page should consist of title of the manuscript, names (spelled out in full) of all the authors*, and the institutions with which they are affiliated as well as corresponding author's details (name, email, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers
  2. Main article should consist of abstract and keywords, introduction, objective, method, results and discussion, conclusions, and references.
  3. The manuscript should write using the Times New Roman with 12 font size. Details of manuscript template can be download here


Manuscript Structure

  1. Title: The title of article is not exceeded of 20 words. All authors should be provided with its’ affiliation (institution). The correspondence author should provide the correct email address since the peer discussion will be delivered to the correspondence author
  2. Abstract: Abstract is writing only in English and consisting of 3 to 5 keyword. It should be avoided the use of abbreviations and words that can cause many perceptions. It should be chosen the right words follow by Medical Heading Subject (Mesh) so that people can find related articles by entering keywords in the search
  3. Introduction: In the introduction section, the author should be explained the context of problem, the unique of issues, and the reason why this study need to be conducted accompanied by appropriate rearranges. Detailed literature writing and the conclusion of research results should be avoided in this section. The description of the GAP should be provided in this section
  4. Method: This section consists of tools and materials specifically used in the research and the working of research methods undertaken. In detail, the author should explain the research design, sample size and sampling technique used. All instruments should be explained in detail as well as the data collection procedure of the study
  5. Results: This section consists of the main results of the study. Do not put everything in the results part. The author may provide table or picture with briefly explanation from the study that has been done
  6. Discussion: In this section, the obtained result is then discussed by comparing with the results of previous research. Other sources of references (of the previous research) are aimed at strengthening the argumentation of the results of research that has been done. The sources of references in the discussion must meet the scientific requirements (journal, textbook, or proceedings)
  7. Conclusion and Recommendation: In this section, the author should provide the conclusion in briefly and clearly. Recommendation should be provided specifically for clinical practice and further study related to the author’s study
  8. Acknowledgement: This section can be expressed thanks to institutions, experts, or other bodies that play an important role in the implementation of research undertaken
  9. References: IJNHS apply the references based on Vancouver style. Detail of writing the references could be download here


Online Submission

1.  Author should fulfill the submission preparation checklist as part of the submission process: 

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor)
  • The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

2. The step of online submission as follows:

  • Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of journal, i.e. Original Research Articles, Review Article, or Short Communication. Thus, author must check-mark on the submission checklists.
  • Step 2 - Uploading the Submission: Click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file to be submitted, then click Upload button. Please make sure that the manuscript file has been uploaded.
  • Step 3 - Entering Submission’s Metadata: Detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
  • Step 4 - Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button.
  • Step 5 - Confirming the Submission: Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to International Journal of Nursing and Health Services (IJNHS), click Finish Submission button after the documents is true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgement by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site

Submission of revised papers

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.