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Author Guidelines

JoViN only accepts original manuscripts that have not been published at home or abroad Manuscripts can be in the form of research results, innovative thought concepts resulting from literature reviews that are useful to support the advancement of science, education and professional nursing practice. Manuscripts are written in an effective and academic style. Manuscripts of research results should be arranged according to the systematics as follows :

1. Language:

the language used in the text of this paper is English

2. Title:

  • Describing the contents of the text is concise and clear, written no more than 12 words.
  • Written in Indonesian and English, titles in Indonesian are printed in capital letters in the middle using 12 Times New Roman fonts. English titles are italicized and not all are typed in uppercase letters, only at the beginning of each word except conjunctions.
  • The title of the article is printed in uppercase in the middle using 12 Times New Roman fonts.

3. Author's Name:

Typed without a title and consistent in the spelling of the name.

4.      Abstract:

  • Typed in Indonesian and English and is the essence of all writing, including: problems, goals, methods, results and conclusions. (IMRAD: Introduction, Method Result, and Discussion).
  • Abstracts are typed with full sentences up to 200 words. Under the abstract there are 3-5 key words (keywords).

5. Introduction:

  • Includes background problems.
  • Length of no more than two pages.

6. Materials and Methods:

  • Contains an explanation of the design, population, sample, variable, tools used.
  • The method must be explained as completely as possible so that other researchers can retest.

7. Results:

  • It is stated clearly in the form of narration and the data entered is related to the purpose of the study, if necessary, accompanied by illustrations (paintings, pictures, graphics, diagrams), tables or photos that support data, simple and not too large.
  • Each table of dissertations is brief and does not repeat data that has been read in the table.

8. Discussion:

Explain the meaning of the results of research which includes: facts, theories, and opinions.

9.      Conclusions and Suggestions:

  • Typed in Indonesian and English and is the essence of all writing, including: problems, goals, methods, results and conclusions. (IMRAD: Introduction, Method Result, and Discussion).
  • Abstracts are typed with full sentences up to 200 words. Under the abstract there are 3-5 key words (keywords).
  • In the form of conclusions from the results of research in the form of narratives not specified in points that refer to the purpose of the study.

10.  Citation:

Referrals and citations use enclosed references (name, year). Example: (Kusnanto, 2009).

11.  Literature:

The reference source (literature) as far as possible is the library published in the last 10 years is the result of research reports (thesis, thesis, and dissertation) and scientific articles in scientific journals / magazines.

The literature is organized according to the Harvard System, with examples as follows:


Nursalam, Haryanto dan Dira, 2006. The Effect of Kegel Management of Urine Elimination Problems for Elderly. Folia Medica Indonesiana, 42(2), 102-106.

Artikel dalam jurnal online:

Adyasaputra, A. S., 2007. Patterns and Prevalance of Nosocomial Bacterial Infection from Intensive Care Unit Patients. The Indonesian Journal of Medical Science. 2(2), (online), (http://www.medicalscience/aa2.htm, diakses tanggal 20 Maret 2008, jam 13.00 WIB).


  • Book with one author:

Corwin, E. J., 2001. Buku Saku Patofisiologi.Jakarta:EGC

Wong, D., 2004. Pedoman Klinis Keperawatan Pediatri. Ed.4. Jakarta: EGC.

  • Book with two, three, or four author:

Potter dan Perry, 2005.  Buku Ajar Fundamental Keperawatan: Konsep, Proses, dan Praktik. Ed. 4. Jakarta: EGC.

  • Book with more than four author:

Grace, al., 1988. A History of The World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

  • Some book titles with same author name:

Nursalam, 2003a. Konsep dan Penerapan Metodologi Penelitian Ilmu Keperawatan. Jakarta: Salemba Medika.

Nursalam, 2003b. Dokumentasi Keperawatan. Jakarta: Salemba Medika.

  • Translation book:

Smet, B., 1994. Psikologi Kesehatan. Alih Bahasa oleh Kunta. Jakarta: Anggota IKAPI.

  • Thesis/Dissertation:

Yusuf A., 2003, Pengaruh Pemberian Motivasi terhadap Perubahan Sikap Perawat dalam Memberikan Perawatan Pasien Gangguan Jiwa. Tesis tidak dipublikasikan. Universitas Airlangga.

Internet (individual work)

George, M., 1997. Significance of Animal Behavior Research, (Online), (, diakses tanggal 20 Maret 2006, jam 09.00 WIB).

Seminar paper:

Brown, J., 2005. Evaluating Surveys of Transparent Govermance. In: UNDESA (United Nations Departement of Economic and Social Affairs), 6th Global forum on reinventing government: towards participatory and transparent governance. Seoul, Republic of Korea 24-27 May 2005. New York: United Nations.

12.  Mathematical Equations:

Clearly stated. Decimal numbers are marked with commas for Indonesian and points for English.

13.  Table:

  • As simple as possible, sent in MS Word format.
  • Tables are numbered and referenced sequentially in the text.
  • Table numbering is followed by a full stop (.)
  • The title is written at the top of the table, please write it briefly and clearly and begin with a capital letter just at the beginning of the table title.
  • Note or description if needed (at the bottom of the table, to explain abbreviations in the table).
  • All abbreviation in the table are explained in the footnote.
  • Lines using only horizontal lines do not use vertical lines
  • The table must be referred to in the discussion.

14.  Illustration:

  • In the form of paintings, pictures, graphics, or diagrams are numbered and referenced sequentially in the text.
  • The title is given briefly and clearly under the illustration (not in the illustration)
  • Information on illustrations or photos is made without using the border.

15.  Black and white/colored photos

Contrast, sharp, clear, and should be taken in JPEG format, or other digital formats that can be edited.


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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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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