Author Guidelines

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Jurnal Keperawatan is a scientific publication for widespread research, criticism topics and review articles in nursing studies, but are not limited in the following issues: paediatric nursing, women and children health in nursing, community health nursing, psychiatric nursing, medical surgical nursing, emergency and disaster nursing, and nursing education.

All papers submitted to the journal must be written in good English or Indonesian. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their paper checked before submission for grammar and clarity. The work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.  

A. General Author Guidelines 

All manuscripts must be submitted to Jurnal Keperawatan Editorial Office using Online Submission at E-Journal portal address:

where author register as Author by online. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email:

B. Manuscript Format 

The manuscript should be uploaded to Jurnal Keperawatan system and arranged in Jurnal Keperawatan standard format, Title, Authors, Address and Email, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, and References.

Typed at one side of the white paper of A4 size, in a single column, one space line, 11 point Cambria font and should be given line numbers. Margins for the top are 3 cm, for the bottom left and, right are 2,5 cm. The maximum of the paper length is 10 pages.

Manuscript Title

A Title Is Fewest Possible Words, Accurately Describe The Content (Maximum 15 Word, Bold Cambria 12, Don’t Abbreviation)


The manuscript has the main author and co-authors with the full name of the author and co-authors (no abbreviation), includes an address (es) and email addresses clearly.


The abstract should not exceed 250 words (Cambria, 9 pt, italic, Justify). Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract. The abstract must include the following separate sections:
Introduction: the context of the study
Objectives: the objective of the study
Methods: how the study was performed and statistical tests used (past tense)
Results: the main findings (past tense)
Conclusions: summary and potential implications


Keywords must contain at least three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article

1. Introduction

Font Cambria 11 point, Justify, space 1. The introduction describes the background of the problem being resolved, issues related to the problem being resolved, research reviews that have been done before by other researchers that are relevant to the research being carried out. The introductory section mainly contains (1) research problems, (2) problem-solving insights and plans; (3) formulation of research objectives; (4) a summary of theoretical studies related to the problem under study. This section sometimes contains expectations about the results and benefits of research.

The introduction section of your research paper should include the following: General introduction, Problem definition, Literature review, Gaps in the literature, Problems solution, Study motivation, Aims & objectives, and Significance and advantages of your work.

2. Methods

Font Cambria 11 point, Justify, space 1. Basically, this section describes how the research was conducted. The primary materials of this section are (1) research design, (2) population and sample (research target); (3) data collection techniques and instrument development; (4) and data analysis techniques. For research using tools and materials, it is necessary to write down the specifications of the tools and materials.

The next paragraph uses a 1 cm hanging indent. Tool specifications describe the sophistication of the tools used while material specifications describe the types of materials used. For qualitative research such as classroom action research, ethnography, phenomenology, case studies, and others, it is necessary to add the presence of researchers, research subjects, informants who help along with ways to explore research data, location, and length of research and a description of the checking. The validity of the research results. It is best to avoid organizing the writing into "sub-headings" in this section. However, if it cannot be avoided, the method of paper can be seen in the "Results and Discussion" section.

3.  Results and Discussion

The results should include findings of the study, including, if appropriate, results of statistical analysis, which must be included either in the text or as tables and figures.

This section should discuss the implications of the findings in the context of existing research and highlight the limitations of the study.

4. Conclusion

This section should state clearly the main conclusions and provide an explanation of the importance and relevance of the study reported.

The conclusion section of your research paper should include the following: Overall summary and Further research.


There is no standard way to write acknowledgments. This section allows you to thank all the people who helped you with the project. You can take either formal.


The primary references are international journals and proceedings. References are written in the American Psychological Association 7th Edition (WHAT) style. The minimum references used in the article were 25, which 80% of them from international journals and 20% from books or local journals (Citing 3-5 articles from Journal of Nursing UMM). The references should be no more than 10 (ten) years, organizing the citation and reference list must use Mendeley's Reference manager. Please use a consistent format for references - see examples below (Cambria 11 pt, space 1):

Bappenas. (2013). Planning Guidelines for the National Movement Program for the Acceleration of Nutrition Improvement in the Context of the First Thousand Days of Life (1000 HPK Movement). Jakarta: National Development Planning Agency.

Bastien, S., Kajula, L., & Muhwezi, W. (2011). A review of studies of parent-child communication about sexuality and HIV / AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Reproductive Health, Vol. 8, p. 25.

BKKBN. (2014). Report on the Performance of Government Agencies of the 2014 National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN). Jakarta.

Cherie, N. (2018). Parent-Adolescent Communication about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Associated Factors among Preparatory School Students in Haiyk Town, North East Ethiopia. Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences, 5 (2).

Dessie, Y., Berhane, Y., & Worku, A. (2015). Parent-adolescent sexual and reproductive health communication is very limited and associated with adolescent poor behavioral beliefs and subjective norms: Evidence from a community based cross-sectional study in Eastern Ethiopia. PLoS ONE, 10 (7).

Fanta, M., Lemma, S., Gamo, G., & Meskele, M. (2016). Factors associated with adolescent & ndash; parent communication of reproductive & nbsp; health issues among high school and preparatory students in Boditi town, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. Patient Intelligence, Volumes 8, 57–70.

Germany, P., & Constantine, NA (2010). Demographic and Psychological Predictors of Parent-Adolescent Communication About Sex: A Representative Statewide Analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39 (10), 1164–1174.

Kajula, LJ, Sheon, N., Vries, H. De, Kaaya, SF, & Aarø, LE (2014). Dynamics of parent-adolescent Communication on sexual health and HIV / AIDS in Tanzania. AIDS and Behavior, 18 (SUPPL. 1), S69-74.

RI Ministry of Health. (2018). InfoDATIN Data and Information Center Ministry of Health RI: Adolescent Reproductive Health Situation. Jakarta.

Manu, AA, Mba, CJ, Asare, GQ, Odoi-Agyarko, K., & Asante, RKO (2015). Parent-child communication about sexual and reproductive health: Evidence from the Brong Ahafo region, Ghana. Reproductive Health, 12 (1).

Mekonen, MT, Dagnew, HA, Yimam, TA, Yimam, HN, & Reta, MA (2018). Adolescent-parent communication on sexual and reproductive health issues and associated factors among high school students in Woldia town, northeastern Ethiopia. Pan African Medical Journal, 31, 35.

Nurachmah, E., Afiyanti, Y., Yona, S., Ismail, R., Padang, JT, Suardana, IK,… Kusuma Dharma, K. (2018). Mother-daugther communication about sexual and reproductive health issues in Singkawang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Enfermería Clínica, 28, 172–175.

Shiferaw, K., Getahun, F., & Asres, G. (2014). Assessment of adolescents 'communication on sexual and reproductive health matters with parents and associated factors among secondary and preparatory schools' students in Debremarkos town, North West Ethiopia. Reproductive Health, 11 (1), 2.

Taddele, M., Jara, D., & Hunie, A. (2018). Level of Parent Adolescent Communication on Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues and Associated Factors among Debre Markos Preparatory School Students, in Debre Markos Town, East Gojjam, Zone, Ethiopia. Universal Journal of Public Health, 6 (4), 203–209.

Yohannes, Z. (2015). Factors Associated with Parent-Adolescent Communication on Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues Among Secondary and Preparatory School Students in Mekelle City, North Ethiopia. Science Discovery, 3 (6), 55.

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C. Manuscript Template

Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template:  Jurnal Keperawatan Template (Download)

D. Reviewing of manuscripts

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation and made by Editor. If two or more reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors within three months of the submission date.


 E. Revision of manuscripts

Manuscripts sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface ( The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.