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Author Guidelines

The Binawan Juornal of Nursing Studies is published 2 (two) times a year, i.e. Juli and December.



  • Manuscripts must be original, have not been published previously in any scientific journal, that manuscripts are not being submitted for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted to any media during the review process, unless the authors have officially withdrawn the manuscripts from Binawan Journal Of Nursing Studies. The statement must be stated in a statement of originality and copyright release form (Form A). 
  • Manuscripts submited are research topics which have no conflict of interest of any financial support or any relationship or other, exists during a research project.
  • The writer should ensure that all members of team have approved the article publication. Any research report of humans as subject should enclosure the sign informed consent and prior ethical approval was obtained from a suitably constituted research ethics committee or institutional review board.
  • Manuscripts are written in English and used standard scientific usage. Authors whose first language is not English should consult the manuscript with English editing service before submit it to Binawan Journal Of Nursing Studies.
  • Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word format, except for Graphs using Microsoft Excel program and Figures using JPEG or PDF format.
  • Manuscripts should be typed using Times New Roman font at 12 pt.
  • Manuscripts should be typed one and half (1.5) spaced except for Title, Tables, Title of Graphs/Figures, and appendix typed single spaced. Manuscripts are prepared in A4 paper, margins on all four sides are 3 cm, and total number of pages is 12-15.
  • Use page numbers and line numbers.
  • Manuscripts content should be arranged as the following order: Title, Name of the author(s) and their institutions, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment (if any), References.
  • Manuscripts and Form A should be submitted electronically through online system
  • Authors are unable to submit electronically could send the files to email:



  • Sub-heading, the first letter for each word should be capitalized, centered, and bold. Sub-sub-heading, only the first word should be capitalized, written at the beginning of the paragraph, bold, and followed by full stop. The following text should be typed double hit from the sub-sub-heading.
  • Tittle must be brief, clear, specific and informative which reflect the article content. The length of the title maximum 18 words. Each word of the title should be started with capitalized letter.
  • Name of author(s) are written as for references. Academic tittle of the authors should not be included.
  • Name of institution(s) where the research was conducted must be accompanied with full address including institution/department, city, country, and only one corresponding author e-mail.



  • Abstract must be written in Indonesia and English, in single paragraph and no more than 250 words. Abstracts contain clear statement of introduction, objective, methods, results, significance of finding, and conclusion, with no references cited.
  • Keywords should be written in no more than 5 (five) words or phrases.


  • Introduction describes a brief background of the research, novelty, state of the arts, and objective(s). It should be written efficiently and supported by references. Extensive discussion of relevant literatures should be included in the discussion, not in the introduction

Research Methodology

  • Method should consist of research design, subject characteristics, data collection process and data analysis
  • If necessary, it should raise ethical issues particularly when dealing with human participant.
  • Appropriate statistical methods should be used, although the biological mechanism should be emphasized. The statistical model, classes, blocks, and experimental unit must be designated. Consultation with a statistician is recommended to prevent any incorrect or inadequate statistical methods.


  • Tables should be prepared using Microsoft Word Table function, select Insert>Table and follow the instruction. Please do not separate cells into rows and columns by using tabs and spaces.
  • Tables should be clear and could stand alone (giving a complete information and could be understood without referring to the body of manuscript).
  • Caption for the table is written below it. The caption is written in font size 11 and placed as in the example. If caption has 2 paragraph should be aligned left instead of center.
  • No dot at the end of the caption of table. The line-height should be 1 instead of 1.5.
  • Text inside the table 10 pt, Times New Roman, one single space, aligned left instead of center.
  • All tables should be cited in the text and should not duplicate data already given in the text or in figures.
  • The caption should be brief and clear. Only the initial word is capitalized, typed above the table, and numbered using Arabic number.
  • Separating lines should be made horizontal (three lines) to separate head of column (treatment) and data, and closing line. Do not put vertical line/border.
  • Each abbreviation or symbols should be de-scribed in footnote.

Figure and Graph

  • Graphic contents are placed symmetrically on the page and there is one blank single space line between the graphic content and the paragraphs. A graphic content is placed immediately after it is referred to in the body of the text and is numbered in Arabic numerals.
  • Caption for the graphic content is written below it and there is one blank single space line between it and the graphic content. The caption is written use Times New Roman font size 10, single space and placed as in the example. If caption has 2 paragraph should be aligned left instead of center.
  • No dot at the end of the caption of figure. The line-height should be 1 instead of 1.5.
  • Symbols and description of Figure and Graphic should be defined in tittle that would give complete information and could stand alone.
  • Figures should be prepared one column (8 cm wide) or full-page width (17 cm wide). Use Times New roman font types only, 8 pt, one single space for text inside the figures, aligned left instead of center.
  • Please also remove unnecessary backgrounds and grid lines from graphs.
  • For bar charts, should be made in 2-dimension and should use stripes as fill patterns, not a solid or block shading. Each axis should have a description and a unit.
  • For line graphs, use a minimum stroke weight of 1 point for all lines. If multiple lines are to be distinguished, use solid, long-dash, short-dash, and dotted lines; avoid the use of gray or shaded lines.
  • Use coordinates to show the location of sampling/research study instead of the map.

Results and Discussion

  • Data should be presented in Tables or Figures when feasible. There should be no duplication of data in Tables and Figures. Sufficient and comprehensive data followed with some index of variation (e.g., SD, SE, etc.) and significance level (e.g., P<0.01) should be presented to give a complete information and allow the reader to interpret the results of the experiment.
  • The text should explain or elaborate the tabular data, but numbers should not be repeated extensively within the text.
  • Discussionshould be consistent and should interpret the results clearly and concisely, address biological mechanism and their significance, supported with suitable literatures. The discussion should show relevance between the results and the end of investigation and/ or hypotheses.


Conclusion should be written briefly in single paragraph, but reflects the experimental results obtained.


Acknowledgement (if any) to person(s) or institution(s) who help the experiment should be stated.

  1. We suggest authors to use reference management software like EndNote (,  Mendeley ( /reference-manager/), etc., to prepare citations and the list of references.
    1. References should come from a minimum of 10 primary sources of no more than 10 years old, a minimum of 80% of references are from journals and/or accredited national journals.
    2. Citing a citation from secondary sources, such as Morris (2005) in Rinanti et al. (2016), and using ‘Anonym’ as reference are not allowed.
    3. The electronic publications are only allowed to use, if those are published by a competent source, such as journal and government or private institution. The accessed date should be put after the last sentence.
    4. Reference citations in the text: Takahashi (2014) or (Takahashi, 2014); O’neil et al. (2006) or (O’neil et al., 2017); Priyanto and Johnson (2011) or (Priyanto and Johnson, 2011).

References should be listed alphabetically by the author(s) last name(s) and the year of publication. For books, the order is all author(s), year, title of the book, name and place of publisher. For journals, author(s), year, title of the article(s), journal name, volume and number of publication, and pages. For article in a book: author(s), year, and title of the article, editor, book title, name and place of publisher.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

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