Editorial Policies



Focus and Scope

This journal focused on nursing research in the community setting. The scope of this journal includes, but is not limited to, the research results of:

1. Community Health Nursing

2. Family Health Nursing

3. Geriatric Nursing

4. Occupational Health Nursing

6. Health policy in community, family, and geriatric health nursing area 

7. Information and technology in the community, family, and geriatric health nursing area




Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


This journal uses double-blind peer review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. There are at least 2 reviewers in each manuscript.

Authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give their identity by separating the title page and the manuscript body.

The article review process usually takes an average of 10 weeks. This review period depends on the editor's and reviewers' duration in reviewing the manuscript.



This journal was published twice a year in February and August.



This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Creative Commons License

This journal (p-ISSN:2355-3391; e-ISSN:2656-4602) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.



This journal utilizes the Project Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PLN) and CLOCKSS systems to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries. It permits those libraries to create permanent journal archives for preservation and restoration.



Manuscript Submission

The manuscript should be written in Ms Word format. The figure, illustration, and picture are included in the manuscript file. Submit the manuscript directly to the Indonesian Journal of Community Health Nursing. IJCHN will automatically REJECT any manuscript submitted via email or hard copy.

Manuscript Publishing

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



This journal can not accept any plagiarism in any manuscript or will be rejected immediately. This journal uses Turnitin to detect plagiarism. The manuscript is passed if the similarity is less than 20%.



Indonesian Journal of Community Health Nursing is FREE of article processing charge.



The Indonesian Journal of Community Health Nursing is an electronic, peer-reviewed journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in publishing an article in this journal, including the author, editor-in-chief, Editorial Board, peer reviewer and publisher (Postgraduate School, Universitas Airlangga). This statement is based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed edition of the Indonesian Journal of Community Health Nursing is essential for developing a coherent and respected body of knowledge. It directly reflects on the quality of the author(s) work and that of their supporting institutions. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method applied. It is, therefore, necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and society.  

Universitas Airlangga, as the Indonesian Journal of Community Health Nursing publisher, takes its duties of guardianship of all stages of the publishing process exceptionally seriously and recognizes its ethical and other responsibilities. The university is, therefore, committed to ensuring that advertising, re-printing or other forms of commercial revenue exert no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, thPostgraduate School, Universitas Airlangga and the Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and publishers where this proves helpful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The Indonesian Journal of Community Health Nursing editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted for consideration should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers will invariably drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the journal's editorial board policies and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in arriving at such decisions.

Fair play

The editor of the Indonesian Journal of Community Health Nursing evaluates manuscripts consistently for their intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and editorial staff must not disclose information relating to a submitted manuscript to any individuals other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers or the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's research without the author's written consent.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions, while editorial communications with the author may also help him/her improve the paper.

Lead-in times

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported on in a manuscript, or is aware that its prompt review is not possible, should notify the editor and excuse him/herself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of fellow authors is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work not cited by the authors. Any assertion that an observation, derivation or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by an appropriate citation. Reviewers should also draw to the editor's attention any substantial similarity between or overlap with the manuscript under consideration and other published papers of which they have first-hand knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

The confidentiality of privileged information or concepts encountered due to a peer review must be respected and not exploited for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts with conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the said documents.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports on original research should present an accurate account of the investigative work undertaken and an objective discussion of its significance. Supporting data should be presented accurately within the paper, containing sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the research. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and, as such, are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are requested to submit raw data relating to a paper for editorial review. They should be prepared, if practicable, to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases) and to retain such data for a reasonable period following publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that the work is original, with any references and quotations appropriately cited or reproduced.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Authors should not generally publish manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is considered unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

In all cases, the complete and appropriate acknowledgement of others' work must be provided. Authors should cite publications influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those individuals making a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. All such collaborators should be listed as co-authors. Where others have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all relevant (and only appropriate) co-authors are acknowledged within the paper, having seen and approved the final version and agreeing to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves using chemicals, human beings, animals, microbes, procedures or equipment with any unusual inherent hazards, the author must identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose within their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed as influencing the results or interpretation of their reported research. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published work

In cases of an author discovering significant error or inaccuracy in their published work, it is his/her obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate in correcting or retracting the paper.