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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published/submitted, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Layout: One column, the text is double spaced, uses a 12-point font Cambria, A4 document with appropriate margins (Top:2.54 cm, Bottom: 2.54 cm, Left: 3.00 cm, and Right: 2.54 cm); 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • The submission includes 1) Article text, and 2) Title page. Make it SEPARATED into different file.
  • The manuscript is submitted ONLY in English Language.

Author Guidelines


We now differentiate between the requirements for new and revised submissions. You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single Word file to be used in the refereeing process. Only when your paper is at the revision stage, will you be requested to put your paper into a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of your article.

Selection of papers for publication is based on their scientific excellence, distinctive contribution to knowledge (including methodological development) and their importance to contemporary nursing, midwifery or related professions. Submission to this journal proceeds fully online, and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files.

The manuscript should be written in Ms. Word format. Figure, illustration, and picture are included in manuscript file. Submit manuscript directly to Jurnal Ners will automatically reject any manuscript submitted via email or hardcopy.

The Editorial Board determines feasible manuscript after obtaining recommendations from peer reviewers. Manuscript revision is author responsibility, and manuscripts that are not feasible will be returned to the author.



Original Articles

Original articles should be reported on original or clinical studies or using primary data  or studies not previously published or otherwise considered for publication. The text should contain a minimum of 3000 to 5000 words, excluding a list of authors and their affiliations, corresponding authors, acknowledgements and figures. Abstract maximum of 250 words, a list of at least 25 references, primarily from international journals indexed by Scopus or Web of Science, and a maximum of 5 figures/tables.

Systematic Reviews

Systematic Reviews are exhaustive, critical assessments of evidence from different data sources in relation to a given subject in the area of nursing. A systematic search of the relevant data sources should be carried out and the items collected should be carefully evaluated for inclusion based on apriori defined inclusion/exclusion criteria. A description and an analytical graphic representation of the process should be provided. The specific features of the participants' or patients' populations of the studies included in the review should be described as well as the measures of exposure and the outcome with indication towards the corresponding data sources. A structured abstract is required (the same as for short reviews). The text must not exceed 7,000 words including the acknowledgments, with no more than four tables and/or figures and a minimum of 40 references.

Case report

 Case reports will be welcome; however, a report with not a single but several cases will be recommended. Case reports should describe new observations of diseases, clinical findings or novel/unique treatment outcomes relevant to practicing respiratory diseases, should be presented by up to six authors as concisely as possible, and should not exceed 1500 words including tables and figures; tables and figures are within 3 combined; references are within 20. Abstract should be less than 100 words.


Meta-analyses should follow the same guidelines for systematic reviews. They are expected to provide exhaustive information and statistical assessment of the pooled estimates of pre-defined outcomes, study heterogeneity and quality, possible publication bias, meta-regression, and subgroup analyses when and where appropriate. Depending on the type of study, the authors are invited to submit PRISMA flow diagrams or MOOSE checklists. Both systematic reviews and meta-analyses will be dealt with as original articles are, as far as the editorial process is concerned.






The text should be organized in the following way: introduction, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion. Footnotes are not recommended; they should be incorporated into the text with their contents. Use only standard abbreviations; readers can be confused with the use of non-standard abbreviations. Avoid the abbreviation in the title of the manuscript. If the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement, the spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on the first reference. If a sentence starts with a number, it should be spelled out.



Acknowledgements should be limited to relevant people who have contributed to the paper, including technical assistance and financial and material support, as well as any general support from the chairperson of the department.



Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals; and any captions should be brief, clearly indicating the purpose or content of each table. If your manuscript includes more than five tables in total, or for very large tables, these can be submitted as Supplementary Data and will be included in the online version of your article.



The reporting guidelines endorsed by the journal are listed below:

  • Observational cohort, case control, and cross sectional studies - STROBE - Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology, guidelines/strobe/
  • Qualitative studies - COREQ - Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research,
  • Quasi-experimental/non-randomised evaluations      -           TREND           -           Transparent
  • Reporting of Evaluations with Non-randomized Designs,


  • Randomized (and quasi-randomised) controlled trial - CONSORT - Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials,
  • Study of Diagnostic Accuracy/assessment scale - STARD - Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies,
  • Systematic Review of Controlled Trials - PRISMA - Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses,

Systematic Review of Observational Studies - MOOSE - Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology,

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