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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 in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of your article.


Original Articles

Original Articles should report original clinical studies or research not previously published or being considered for publication elsewhere. The text should not exceed 7000 words, including list of authors and their affiliations, corresponding author, acknowledgements and figure legends, with an abstract of maximum 250 words, a list of minimum 25 references primarily from international journal indexed by Scopus or Web of Science, and maximum 5 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 areas 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 a-priori 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 outcome with the indication of the corresponding data sources. A structured abstract is required (like for Short reviews). The text must not exceed 7000 words including the acknowledgments, with no more than 4 tables and/or figures and minimum 40 references.


Meta-analyses should follow the same guidelines as for systematic reviews. They are expected to provide exhaustive information and statistical assessment of pooled estimates of pre-defined outcomes, study heterogeneity and quality, possible publication bias, meta-regression and subgroup analyses when appropriate. Depending on the type of study, Authors are invited to submit PRISMA flow diagrams or MOOSE checklists. Both systematic reviews and meta-analyses will be dealt with ordinarily as original articles 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 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 abstract, limited to 250 words and should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal result, and major conclusions or with major headings: Introduction, Method, Results, and Conclusions.

  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); 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. Conclusions: Should relate to the study aims and hypotheses

Keywords: Immedietely after the abstract, provide minimum 3 keyword and maximum 5 keywords and avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. The Keywords should be referring 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 1-inch margins (2.54 cm). The text should be standard font (i.e., Times New Roman) 12 points.

In the body text, it should be blinding. Do not include any author identifying information in your manuscript, including author’s own citations. The text should be structured as follows: introduction: It should be explained about problems of study, scale, chronology, and state of the arts of the study. Please be noted that at the last paragraph of introduction, should be stated the aims or purpose of study.Methods: should be explained about design, sample, variables, instruments, procedures, analysis, and ethical consideration.Results:Report the main outcome(s)/findings including (where relevant) levels of statistical significance and confidence intervals.Discussion: Should be explained about finding and related to facts, 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 the 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 acknowledgments 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; 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

Please do not:

  1. Supply file that are 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. Tables with pictures are not permitted


The author-year notation system is required and completed. All reference mentioned should be written down in reference using Harvard Cite Them Right 10th Edition style and arranged from A to Z. Articles have minimal 20 recent references (last 10 years) and 80% is journal or main references. References from journal publication should be provided by DOI. All cited references must be mentioned in in-text citation and used Mendeley. Please download the reference style here


Pediomaternal Nursing Journal is free of article processing charge.


Reporting guidelines endorsed by the journal are listed below:


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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The author(s) undersigned hereby give the Faculty of Nursing Universitas Airlangga the rights as publisher, the right of first publication of all published material. It will be llicensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  6. 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.

Copyright Notice

1. The journal allows the author to hold the copyright of the article without restrictions.

2. The journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

3. The legal formal aspect of journal publication accessibility refers to Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY).


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