Editorial Policies


Focus and Scope

Psychiatry Nursing Journal (PNJ) is a scientific journal that focused on the latest issues and current trends and developments in mental health nursing practice, education, and research in health services and community setting.

The scope of Psychiatry Nursing Journal (PNJ) includes research results in the field of nursing or related health professions such as:

  • Mental health Care
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Management Approaches,
  • Development Policies Mental Health Issues in Clinical Scope and Ethics
  • Family Care 
  • Psychosocial Care


Section Policies


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Original Article

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Peer Review Process

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 make sure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give their identity, by seperate the title page and the manucript body.

The article review process usually takes average 7 weeks. This review period depends on the editors and reviewers duration in reviewing the manuscript.


Publication Frequency

Psychiatry Nursing Journal is published twice a year in March and September

Open Access Policy

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:2656-3894 e-ISSN: 2656-4637) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.



This journal utilizes CLOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.


Manuscript Submission and Publishing


Submit Article
The article must be written in Ms. format. Word.
Images, illustrations and images are included in the file

Send article scripts directly to OJS.
PNJ will automatically REFUSE the manuscript
sent by email or hard copy.
Manuscript Publishing
An appropriate script is determined by the Editorial Board
after getting recommendations from peer reviewers.
Revision of the manuscript is the responsibility of the author, and Inappropriate scripts will be returned to

Publication Ethics

Publication ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The Psychiatry Nursing Journal (PNJ), its Publisher, Universitas Airlangga, and all parties followed the scientific publications code of ethics, including the Author, Managing Editor, Editor, International Editorial Advisory Board, Editorial Assistant, Reviewer,­­­­­ and publisher. The Psychiatry Nursing Journal (PNJ) follows guidelines from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the International Committee for Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) in facing all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct.

All studies must be conducted to a high ethical standard and must adhere to local regulations and standards for gaining scrutiny and approval. The work described in your article must have been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans; EC Directive 86/609/EEC for animal experiments. 

As an essential issue, publication ethics needs to be explained clearly to improve the quality of the research worldwide. In this part, we explain the standard for editors, authors, and reviewers. In addition, the publisher doesn't have right to interfere with the integrity of the contents and only support to publish in a timely manner.

Duties of Editors

Confidentiality in Publications Process

Editors and editorial staff maintain the author's confidentiality by not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Editors and editorial staff ensure that a submitted manuscript is a blinded reviewed paper.

Publication decisions

Editors of Psychiatry Nursing Journal ensure that all the submitted manuscript being considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least two expert field reviewers. This decision is based on the importance to researchers and readers, the validation of the publication, the reviewers' comments, and legal requirements currently in force regarding copyright infringements, libel, and plagiarism. The editor may deliberate the decision with other reviewers and editors.

Fair play and editorial independence

Editors evaluate the submitted manuscript objectively for publication, judging each on its quality without looking to nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. Editors must evaluate the submitted manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit (importance, originality, study’s validity, clarity) and its relevance to the journal’s scope. Full authority over the publication timing and the entire editorial content of the publication is in the hands of the Editor in Chief.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Without the authors' express written approval, editors and editorial staff will not exploit unpublished information revealed in a submitted manuscript for their own personal purpose. Editors will maintain the confidentiality of any privileged information or ideas they acquire while working on the text, and will not exploit them for their own benefit. Editors will ask another member of the editorial board to handle manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from collaborative, competitive, or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, businesses, or institutions associated with the manuscripts.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

The editors and the publishers will take responsive measures to tackle ethical complaints related to a submitted manuscript or even a published article based on COPE flowcharts guidance. Any unethical publishing behavior will be examined, even when discovered after years of publication.


Duties of Author

Reporting Manuscript Standards

Original research should be presented accurately of the research performed and the results, followed by an objective discussion of the significance of the research. The data presented in the manuscript must be accurate based on research results rather than fabrication data. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the research design. Review articles should be accurate, objective and comprehensive, while editorial 'opinion' or perspective pieces should be clearly identified as such. Fraudulent

or deliberately inaccurate statements are inappropriate and represent unethical behavior.

Data access and storage

Authors might be asked to provide raw data for editorial reviews and prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. The data used for such manuscript should be retained for a reasonable time after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.

Originality and plagiarism

Authors should ensure that they have written and submit only entirely original works, and properly cited others’ work in accordance with the references format. Plagiarism takes many forms, from "passing off" another's paper as the author's own, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Every manuscript will be checked using a plagiarism checker – Turnitin – to ensure every article is original and authentic. Every article sent to the Psychiatry Nursing Journal will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin prior to publication with the maximum number of 20% originality report.

Multiple, duplicate, redundant or concurrent submission/publication

articles that contain research results and the same substance more than one journal or another publication must not be published in more than one journal or primary publication. Hence, authors should not submit for consideration a manuscript that has already been published in another journal. Submission of a manuscript concurrently to more than one journal is unethical publishing behavior and unacceptable.

Authorship of the manuscript

Only persons who have the significant contributions and meet the authorship criteria should be listed as authors in the manuscript: (i) drafted the manuscript or critically revised it for important intellectual content; (ii) have seen and approved the final version of the paper; and (iii) agreed to its submission for publication. (iii) made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, data collection, analysis, or interpretation of the study. All persons who made substantial contributions to the work but not meet the authorship criteria should be acknowledged in the "Acknowledgements" section after their written permission to be named as been obtained.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Any conflicts of interest that may be interpreted as influencing the results or their interpretation in the paper should be disclosed by the authors as soon as feasible (usually by completing a disclosure form at the time of submission and including a statement in the manuscript). Financial and non-financial potential conflicts of interest, such as honoraria, educational grants or other funding, participation in speakers’ bureaus, membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership or other equity interests, and paid expert testimony or patent-licensing agreements, are a few examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed. All funding sources for the project (including grant number or other reference number if any) should be disclosed.

Acknowledgement of sources

Authors must make sure that they have appropriately recognized the work of others and must list any sources that had a significant impact on how the reported work was defined. Without the source's express, written consent, information collected informally (via conversation, correspondence, or discussions with third parties) cannot be utilized or reported. Authors must get the specific written consent of the author(s) of the work engaged in these services before using any information they learn while performing confidential services, such as reviewing grant applications or manuscripts

Hazards and human or animal subjects

The manuscript should contain a statement to the effect that all procedures were carried out in accordance with applicable laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them if the work involves the use of animals or human participants. For experiments involving human subjects, authors must additionally declare in the paper that informed consent was obtained. Human participants' private rights must always be respected.

Peer Review

Authors must actively engage in the peer review process and provide fast responses to editors' requests for further information, raw data, clarifications, and documentation of ethics approval, patient consent, and copyright clearances. If a first judgment of "revisions necessary" is made, authors should promptly, methodically, and point-by-point react to the reviewers' remarks before editing and resubmitting their work to the journal within the specified date.

Fundamental errors in published works

It is the authors’ responsibility to promptly notify the journal's editors or publisher of any material mistakes or inaccuracies in their own published work and work with them to either withdraw the manuscript or rectify it in an erratum. The authors must quickly fix or withdraw the manuscript or offer proof to the journal editors that it is accurate if the editors or publisher learns from a third party that a published work includes a serious error or inaccuracy.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review helps editors determine editorial judgments and can assist authors in improving their work through editorial interactions with editors. The core of scientific endeavor is peer review, which is a crucial element of formal academic communication.


Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research presented in a submission or discovers that it will be impossible to complete the review immediately should notify the editors and decline the invitation to review so that substitute reviewers can be recruited.


Manuscripts submitted for review are confidential information and should be handled as such; they should not be shown to or discussed with anyone except the Editor-in-Chief has permitted to do so (and only in very rare and particular situations). This is true for invited reviewers who choose not to participate in the review.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted without prejudice, remarks made with clarity and justification, and then used by the authors in order to enhance their article content. It is wrong to criticize the writers personally.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should point out pertinent published works that the authors have not mentioned. Any claim based on an observation, deduction, or argument already recorded in another publication must be supported by the appropriate reference. Any significant similarities or overlaps between the manuscript being considered and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which the reviewer has personal knowledge should be reported to the editors.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Any invited reviewer who has any connection or relationship with any of the authors, businesses or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein that could be construed as competitive, cooperative, or other relationships or connections should immediately notify the editors to declare their relationships or connections and decline the invitation to review so that substitute reviewers can be contacted.

Without the authors' express written authorization, a reviewer is prohibited from using unpublished material provided in a submitted paper in their own work. It is required that any sensitive information or ideas received through peer review not be used for the reviewer's personal. This also holds for invited reviewers who reject the invitation to review.

Article Processing Charge

a. Article Submission Fee : IDR 0 / USD 0

No charge for manuscript submission

b. Article Processing Charge FREE: IDR 0 / USD 0

The author a publication fee amounted to FREE for each manuscript published in the journal.

Plagiarism Check

Plagiarism check aims to maintain the quality of originality and novelty. Every article sent to the Psychiatry Nursing Journal will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin prior to publication with the maximum number of 20% originality report.

Manuscript Language

Psychiatry Nursing Journal only receives manuscript in ENGLISH.