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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.
  • As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items. Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The author(s) haven’t suggested any personal information that may make the identity of the patient recognizable in any form of description, photograph or pedigree. When the photographs of the patient are essential and indispensable as scientific information, the author(s) must have received the consent in written form and have clearly stated such.
  • In case of experimenting on humans, the author(s) have certified that the process of the research is in accordance with the ethical standards of the Helsinki declaration, as well as any domestic and foreign committees that preside over the experiment. If any doubts are raised as to whether the research proceeded in accordance with the Helsinki declaration, then author(s) are required to explain it. In the case of experimenting on animals, the author(s) have certified that the author(s) had followed the necessary domestic and foreign guidelines related to experimenting on animals in a laboratory.
  • The author(s) have received consent from the author or editor of any pictures or table quoted from other journals or books. A portion or the entirety of the article must not have been published in other journals, nor must it have contributed to other journals or is still under review.
  • Author(s) of the journal have clarified everything that may arise such as work, research expenses, consultant expenses, and intellectual property on the document in relation to the ICMJE form disclosure of conflicts of interest.

Author Guidelines


Original Articles

Original articles should report on original clinical studies or research not previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. The text should not exceed 7000 words and should include a list of authors and their affiliations, corresponding author, acknowledgements and figure legends, with an abstract of a maximum of 250 words, a list of a minimum of 25 references primarily from international journals indexed by Scopus or Web of Science, and a maximum five figures/tables (see below for more details on the layout).

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.

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.



Title Page

The title should describe the summary of the research (concise, informative, no abbreviations, and a maximum of 15 words).

The authorship of articles should be limited to those who have contributed sufficiently to take on a level of public responsibility for the content. Provided should be the full names of authors (without academic title); author’s affiliation (name[s] of department[s] and institution[s]); the corresponding author’s name, mailing address, telephone, and fax numbers, and e-mail address. The corresponding author is the person responsible for any correspondence during the publication process and post-publication.

Please upload the title page separately from the main document.




A concise and factual abstract is required. The structure of the abstract is limited to 250 words and should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal result, and major conclusions or major headings: introduction, method, results and conclusion.

  1. Introduction: One or two sentences on the background and purpose of the study.
  2. Method: Describe the research design, settings (please do not mention the actual location but use geographic type or number if necessary), and participants (details of how the study population was selected, inclusion and exclusion criteria, numbers entering and leaving the study, and any relevant clinical and demographic characteristics).
  3. Results: Report the main outcome(s)/findings including (where relevant) levels of statistical significance and confidence intervals.
  4. ConclusionsShould relate to the study aims and hypotheses.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide minimum three and maximum five keywords and avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. The keywords should refer to


Word Processing Formats

Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC. The text should be double-spaced throughout with standard one inch margin (2.54 cm). Text should be standard
font (i.e., Times New Roman) at 12-point.


The body text should be blinding. Do not include any author identifying information in your manuscript, including the author’s own citations. The text should be structured as follows: introduction: The problems of study, scale, chronology, and state of the arts of the study should be explained. Please note that the last paragraph of introduction should state the aims or purpose of study. Methods: The design, sample, variables, instruments, procedures, analysis, and ethical consideration should be explained. Results: Report the main outcome(s)/findings including, where relevant, levels of statistical significance and confidence intervals. Discussion: Should explain the findings related to fact, theory, and opinion. Conclusion: Should relate to the study aims, hypotheses, finding, and suggestion for further research. Footnotes are not advisable; their contents should be incorporated into the text. Use only standard abbreviations; the use of nonstandard abbreviations can be confusing to readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title of the manuscript. The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on the first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement. If a sentence begins with a number, it should be spelled out.


Acknowledgment (Optional)

Acknowledgments should be limited to the appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including technical help and financial or material support, as well as any general support by a department chairperson.


Declaration of conflicting interests

It is the policy of Pediomaternal Nursing Journal to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles. 

Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.


Tables And Figures

Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals; any captions should be brief, clearly indicating the purpose or content of each table. Manuscripts with over five tables in total, or very large tables, can be submitted as Supplementary Data and will be included in the online version of your article


Please do not:

  1. Supply files optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PITC, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors.
  2. Supply files that are too low in resolution.
  3. Use tables with pictures.



The author-year notation system is required and completed. All references mentioned should be written down in reference using APA (American Psychological Association) format 6th and 7th Edition with a DOI assigned acceptable for citation and references. Articles have a minimum of 20 recent references (last 10 years) and 80% should be journal or main references. References from journal publications should be provided by DOI. All cited references must be mentioned in the in-text citations and should use a reference manager such as Mendeley or EndNote. 


Journal Article

A journal article without doi

Aungsuroch, Y., & Gunawan, J. (2019). Nurses preparation in the era of the fourth industrial revolution. Belitung Nursing Journal5(1), 1-2.

Two authors (a journal article with doi)

Risal, A., & Gunawan, J. (2018). Men, masculinities and HIV/AIDS in Indonesia. Belitung Nursing Journal4(1), 24-25.

Three authors 

Gunawan, J., Wahab, N. A., & Elmiati, E. (2016). Health tourism in Belitung Indonesia: A SWOT analysis. Belitung Nursing Journal2(2), 27-30.

Four to seven authors

Gunawan, J., Aungsuroch, Y., Fisher, M. L., & McDaniel, A. M. (2020). Comparison of managerial competence of Indonesian first-line nurse managers: a two-generational analysis. Journal of Research in Nursing25(1), 5-19.

More than seven authors 

Kasabov, N., Scott, N. M., Tu, E., Marks, S., Sengupta, N., Capecci, E., . . . Yang, J. (2016). Evolving spatio-temporal data machines based on the NeuCube neuromorphic framework: Design methodology and selected applications. Neural Networks, 78, 1-14.  

Non-English journal article

Bussières, E.-L., St-Germain, A., Dubé, M., & Richard, M.-C. (2017). Efficacité et efficience des programmes de transition à la vie adulte: Une revue systématique [Effectiveness and efficiency of adult transition programs: A systematic review]. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 58, 354–365.  

No author

Vitamin K for newborns. (2016). Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health61(5), 675-676.



Book with one author

Jones, R. (2007). Nursing leadership and management: Theories, process and practice. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis.

One author (a book chapter)

Easton, B. (2008). Does poverty affect health? In K. Dew & A. Matheson (Eds.), Understanding health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 97–106). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

One author, multiple works published in the same year

Rush, E., McLennan, S., Obolonkin, V., Cooper, R., & Hamlin, M. (2015a). Beyond the randomised controlled trial and BMI--evaluation of effectiveness of through-school nutrition and physical activity programmes. Public Health Nutrition18(9), 1578–1581. 

Rush, E. C., Obolonkin, V., Battin, M., Wouldes, T., & Rowan, J. (2015b). Body composition in offspring of New Zealand women: Ethnic and gender differences at age 1–3 years in 2005–2009. Annals of Human Biology42(5), 492–497.

Non-English book

Setyoadi, K. (2011). Terapi modalitas keperawatan pada klien psikogeriatrik [Nursing modality therapy for psychogeriatric clients]. Jakarta: Salemba Medika.

No author

The CCH Macquarie dictionary of business. (1993). North Ryde, Australia: CCH Australia.



Webpage - with author

Atherton, J. (2005). Behaviour modification. Retrieved from

Webpage - no author

Behaviour modification. (2007). Retrieved from

Webpage - no date

Society of Clinical Psychology. (n.d.). About clinical psychology. Retrieved from


Conference Paper

Published conference paper

Scheinin, P. (2009). Using student assessment to improve teaching and educational policy. In M. O'Keefe, E. Webb, & K. Hoad (Eds.), Assessment and student learning: Collecting, interpreting and using data to inform teaching (pp. 12-14). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Council for Educational Research.

Unpublished conference paper

Bowden, F.J., & Fairley, C.K. (1996, June). Endemic STDs in the Northern Territory: Estimations of effective rates of partner change. Paper presented at the Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, Darwin.



Government report - print

Productivity Commission. (1999). Australia's gambling industries : inquiry report (No. 10). Melbourne, Australia: Productivity Commission.

Government report - online

Australian Communications and Media Authority. (2011). Enduring concepts: communications and media in Australia. Retrieved from


Thesis or Dissertation

Unpublished thesis

Rahman, M. (2013). Using authentic materials in the writing classes: Tertiary level scenario. (Unpublished master's thesis). BRAC University, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Thesis retrieved from website

Axford, J.C. (2007). What constitutes success in Pacific Island community conserved areas? (Doctoral dissertation, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia). Retrieved from

Thesis retrieved from database

Sheehan, L. R. (2007). Destination management organizations: A stakeholder perspective (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Proquest Digital Dissertations. (AAT NR25719)



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