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  • 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, Doc, Docx, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Articles checked for similarity below 20%

Author Guidelines

The author must send the manuscript online by first registering as an author to the website

For every submitted article, the author is obliged to follow the terms and conditions in accordance with Style Guide of Zona Keperawatan : Program Studi Keperawatan Universitas Batam (can be downloaded on the Style Guide page).

Instructions for author of Zona Keperawatan: Program Studi Keperawatan Universitas Batam.

Manuscript Requirements:     

  • The text submitted by the author is the original scientific paper, has never been published, and is not being submitted for publication in other media/journals.
  • Article Format has met the Article Template Zona Keperawatan: Program Studi Keperawatan Universitas Batam.
  • The article must be under 20 % check by plagiarism software.
  • The article does not contain the results of plagiarism, falsification, and fabrication of data.
  • References at least 15 articles (required with DOI article) and must used manager Reference (mendeley, etc.)


  • Articles are typed in 12-point font with two-line spacing on A4 paper, except for direct quotations which are typed in one line spacing and in indented style.
  • Articles are written as efficiently as possible according to needs, with article lengths ranging from 10-25 pages.
  • The manuscript including the graphic contents and tables minimum 9 pages or minimum 3950 words.
  • All pages, including references and appendices, must be numbered sequentially.
  • The manuscript is written with Times New Roman font size 12, single-spaced, left and right justified, on one-sided pages.
  • Paper in Two column and on A4 paper (210 mm x 297 mm) with the upper margin of 3 cm, lower 3 cm, left 4 cm and right 3 cm.
  • The title of the article should be brief and informative and it should not exceed 20 words. The keywords are written after the abstract.
  • The title should contain the main keyword and do not use abbreviations, numbering around 15-20 words. Authors need to write a short title is also desirable to be written as a page header on each journal page. Authors should not just write words such as study/ relationship/ influence in the title because the title should indicate the results of the study, for example, "Increased Breast Milk Production for Postpartum Mothers by Cesarean Section through the "Success ASI" Package.
  • The Standard English grammar must be observed.


  • Paper Title. This is your opportunity to attract the readers attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.The title of the paper should be in 14 pt Font Times New Roman. The title should have 0 pts space above and 0 pts below.
  • Authors Name and Affiliations. Write Author(s) names without a title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Name, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names. Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes a name of department/unit, (faculty), a name of university, address, country. Please indicate Corresponding Author (Name and include email address). Author names should be in 12 pt Times New Roman with 0 pts above and 0 pts below. Author addresses are superscripted by numerals and centered over both columns of manuscripts. Author affiliations University name / institution / research study / company should be in 10 pt Times New Roman. The body of the text should commence single lines (24 points) below address coresponding author.
  • Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address, then email. Font Times New Roman 10pt.

English Abstract

Abstract writing in bold, upright and in the middle. English Abstract should be written using Times New Roman font, size 11pt, right-left justify, and one paragraph-unstructured with single spacing. Abstract is an unstructured paragraph, including objective, methods, results and conclusions. The abstract should state the problem, the purposes of the study or investigation, basic procedures (research design, selection and size of study subjects; observational and analytical methods), main findings (OR/ RR, CI or themes in qualitative research), and the principal conclusions. Recommendation and implication of the study must be clear. It should not contain any references or displayed equations. The abstract should be no more than 200 words. For the article in English, Indonesian abstract will be provided by the editors. Keywords comprised of three to six keywords/phrases representing the main content of the article. It is important for indexing the manuscript and easy online retrieval. It is alphabetically order (11-point font, Times New Roman), separated by semicolons (;) between words/phrase.

Indonesian Abstract

Write the title of the article in Indonesian, in bold and italicized. Abstract in Indonesian must be written using Times New Roman font, size 11pt, italicized, right-left alignment, and one unstructured paragraph with single spacing. Keywords consist of three to six keywords/phrases that represent the main content of the article in italics in Indonesian. Written in alphabetical order (11 point font, Times New Roman, Italics), separated by semicolons (;) between words/phrases.


Article Organization The body of articles should be organized (at least) into the IMRaD structure as follow:

  • Introduction. Introduction provides adequate background or context (problem and its significance) of the study. The subject should not be written extensively. It is expected that rationale or purpose of the study (gap analysis), the objective in general and specific, and hypothesis (if any) should be expressed clearly. Present a clear "state of the art" of the subject, which discussed literature and theoretical concepts behind it. A concise general background may be included in the article. Present at least 5 (five) recent related works to support the novelty of the research. The introduction does not exceed ten paragraphs
  • Methodology. The methodology contains the design, measures, criteria and sampling methods, instruments used, and procedures for data collection, processing, and analysis. When using a questionnaire as instrument, explain the contents briefly and to measure which variables. Validity and reliability of instruments should also be explained. In the experimental or intervention studies need to be explained interventional procedure or treatment is given. In this section it should explain how research ethics approval was obtained and the protection of the rights of the respondents imposed. Analysis of data using computer programs needs not be written details of the software if not original. Place/location of the study is only mentioned when it comes to study. If only as a research location, the location details not worth mentioning, just mentioned vague, for example, "... at a hospital in Batam."  For the qualitative study, in this section needs to explain how the study maintain the validity (trustworthiness) data obtained. The methodology section written brief in three to four paragraphs.
  • Results. The findings are sorted by the objectives of the study or the research hypothesis. The results do not display the same data in two forms namely tables/images/graphics and narration. No citations in the results section. For the qualitative study, the findings commonly are written in the form of participants quotes. Table format is rarely used except to describe the characteristics of the participants, or recapitulation of the themes or categories. If the quote is not more than 40 words, then use quotation marks (") at the beginning and at the end of a sentence and include participants/ informants which give statements without the need to create separate paragraphs. Ellipsis (...) is only used to change a word that is not shown, instead of a stop sign/pause.
  • Discussion. Describe the discussion by comparing the data obtained at this time with the data obtained in the previous study. No more statistical or other mathematical symbols in the discussion. The discussion is directed at an answer to the research hypothesis. Emphasis was placed on similarities, differences, or the uniqueness of the findings obtained. It is need to discuss the reason of the findings. The implications of the results are written to clarify the impact of the results the advancement of science are studied. The discussion ended with the various limitations of the study.
  • Conclusions. Conclusions section is written in narrative form. The conclusion is the answer of the hypothesis that leads to the main purpose of the study. In this section is not allowed to write other authors work, as well as information or new terms in the previous section did not exist. Recommendation for further research can be written in this section.
  • Acknowledgement (if any and if not, continue References). Acknowledgement is given to the funding sources of study (donor agency, the contract number, the year of accepting) and those who support that funding. The names of those who support or assist the study are written clearly. Names that have been mentioned as the authors of the manuscripts are not allowed here.
  • References. Reference is written with Times New Roman font size 11 pt, the distance between the references one enter. References are arranged in alphabetical order without serial numbers with completeness: author's name, year of publication, article title, book title, name and journal number, publisher and city where it was published, as well as page number or referring to the APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition citation format. The references use the hanging, which is on the second line indented as much as 0.25", right justified. The references only contain articles that have been published, and selected the most relevant to the manuscript. It prefers primary references. All sources in the reference must be referenced in the manuscript and what was in the manuscript should be in this reference. Authors are strongly recommended to use a reference manager such as Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero, or a plugin already installed in Ms Word to make it easier for authors and reduce citation errors.



Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Article title: Sub-title. Journal Title, volume (issue number), page numbers.


Loh, D. Y., & Gelinas, L.S. (2004). The effect of workforce issues on patient safety. Nursing Economic, 22 (5), 266-272.

Schulke, K., Joshi, M., & Mastal, M.F. (2007). Nursing leadership: Championing quality and patient safety in the boardroom. Nursing Economic, 25 (6), 323-31.

Article with URL home page

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Article title: Sub-title. Journal Title, volume (issue number), page numbers. Retrieved from URL of publication's home page


Borman, W.C., Hanson, M.A., Oppler, S.H., Pulakos, E.D., & White, L.A. (1993).  Role of early supervisory experience in supervisor performance.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 78(8), 443-449.  Retrieved from supervisor/early937d%

Database Article with DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year pub). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume (Issue), pp-pp. DOI: xx.xxxxxxxxx 


Bidaki, R., Rajabi, Z., Rezaeian, M., Ghannad, M.S., Shahrbabaki, M.H.S. (2017). Social acceptance for patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus in Kerman and Rafsanjan, Iran. International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and, 6 (1), 4–7.

Rostosky, S., & Riggle, E.D.B. (2017). Same-sex relationships and minority stress. Current Opinion in Psychology, 13, 29–38. https://

Wu, S.F.V., Courtney, M., Edward, H., McDowell, J., Shortridge-Baggett, L.M., & Chang, P.J. (2007). Self-efficacy, outcome expectation, and self care behavior in people with type diabetes in Taiwan. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16 (11), 250–257.


Conference Proceeding

Prasasti, A.K, & Widyatuti, W. (2021). The Role of Community Nurses to Prevent Domestic Violence during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Proceedings of the International Conference on Nursing and Health Sciences, 2(1), 9-18. Retrieved from

Setiawan, A.A, et al. (2021). Formulation and Antioxidant Effectivity Test of Single Bulb Black Garlic Lotion With DPPH Method (1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl). Advances in Health Sciences Research: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2020–Health Science and Nursing (ICoSIHSN 2020). Retrieved from


Author, A. A. (Year). Source title: Capital letter in the beginning of the subtitle. Location/City: Publisher.


Satu Penulis

Gillies, A. D. (1994). Manajemen keperawatan sebagai suatu pendekatan sistem (3th Ed.). Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company.

Sopiah. (2008). Perilaku organisasional. Yogyakarta: Penerbit Andi.

Swanburg, R. C. (2000). Introductory management and leadership for nurses (2nd Ed.). Boston: Jones and Barlett Publishers.

Unarajan, D. (2003). Manajemen disiplin. Jakarta: PT Grasindo.

Dua sampai 4 Penulis

Berman, A.J., Snyder, S., Kozier, B., & Erb, G. (2016). Fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process, and practice (10th Ed.). USA: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Ignatavicus, D., & Bayne, M.V. (2010). Medical surgical nursing: A Nursing process approach (6th Ed.). Philadelphia: WB Sounder Company.

Ivancevich, M.H., Konopaske, & Matteson, T.M. (2006). Perilaku dan manajemen organisasi. (Jilid 2). Jakarta: Erlangga.

Peterson, S.J., & Bredow, T.S. (2004). Middle range theories: Application to nursing research. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Lebih dari 4 Penulis

Ellis et al. (2006). Staffing for safety: A Synthesis of the evidence on nurse staffing and patient safety. Ottawa: Ontario.

Penulis Institusi

Departemen Kesehatan RI. (2016). Pedoman makanan pendamping ASI. Jakarta: Universitas Indonesia.

Departemen Kesehatan RI. (2008). Panduan nasional keselamatan pasien rumah sakit (Patient safety). Jakarta: Depkes RI.

Field of PMK, Medan City Health Office. (2016). Profil kesehatan Kota Medan tahun 2016 (pp. 31–35). Medan: Field of PMK, Medan City Health Office.

KKP-RS (2008). Pedoman insiden keselamatan pasien (IKP) (Patient safety incident report) (Edisi 2). Jakarta: KPP-RS.


Book chapter

Author, A. A. (Year). Chapter title: Capital letter in the beginning of the subtitle. In Initial, Surname (Author’s name/book editor) (eds). Book title. Location/City: Publisher.


Hybron, D.M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R.J. Larsen (Eds.), the Science of Subjective Well-Being (pp.17-43). New York, NY: Guilford Press.


Translated book

Ganong, W.F. (2008). Fisiologi Kedokteran (Ed ke-22). (Petrus A., Trans). New York: McGraw Hill Medical. (Original book published 2005).

Hinkle, J.L., & Cheever, K.H. (2018). Brunner and Suddarth's textbook of medical-surgical nursing (14th Ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.



Abbott, K. and J. Seymour. 1997. Trapping the Papaya Fruit Fly in North Queensland. Paper presented at the Australian Entomological Society Conference, Melbourne.

Fitriany dan D. Sari. 2008. Studi atas Pelaksanaan PBL dan Hubungannya dengan Prestasi Mahasiswa. Paper dipresentasikan pada acara Simposium Nasional XI, Pontianak.

Yahya, A. A. (2008). Patient safety is a key component of risk managemengent. Paper dipresentasikan dalam Workshop keselamatan klien dan manajemen resiko klinis RS X Jakarta, 1 - 3 April 2008.


Newspaper no author’s name

Generic Prozac debuts. (2001, August 3). The Washington Post, pp. E1, E4.


Skripsi/ Thesis/ Dissertation/ Working Paper

If available in the database

Adams, R. J. (1973). Building a foundation for evaluation of instruction in higher education and continuing education (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from

Biswas, S. (2008). Dopamine D3 receptor: A neuroprotective treatment target in Parkinson's disease. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 3295214)

Gilliland, A.L. (2010). A grounded theory model of effective labor support by doulas (Disertasi Doktor). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (UMI No 3437269)

If not pubished

Last-name, A. A. (year). Dissertation/ thesis title. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation/master thesis). Institution Name, Location.


Celik, C. (2016). Relationship of organizational commitment and job satisfaction: A Field Study of Tax Office Employees (Unpublished Tesis). Program Study Magister. Mersin Turki University, Turki

Chambers, D. J. 2003. Earnings Persistence and Accrual Anomaly. (Unpublished Working Paper). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Chan, K., L. Chan, N. Jegadeesh, and J. Lakonishok. 2004. Earnings Quality and Stock Returns. (Unpublished Working Paper). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Considine, M. (1986). Australian insurance politics in the 1970s: Two case studies. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Maryam, D. (2009). Hubungan antara penerapan tindakan keselamatan pasien oleh perawat pelaksana dengan kepuasan pasien di IRNA Bedah dan IRNA Medik RSU Dr. Soetomo Surabaya (Tesis master, tidak dipublikasikan). Program Pascasarjana FIK UI, Jakarta.

Other online source

Author, A. A. (year). Title of source. Retrieved from URL of publication's home page


Adiputra, I.M.S, dkk. (2021). Metodologi penelitian kesehatan. Cetakan 1. Penerbit: Yayasan Kita Menulis. Diperoleh dari

Hughes, G.H. (2008). Patient safety and quality: An evidence based handbook for nurse. Retrieved from

Shackelford, W. (2000). The six stages of cultural competence. In Diversity central: Learning. Retrieved from

Winslow, et al. (2006). Staffing for safety: A synthesis of the evidence on nurse staffing and patient safety. Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and Foundation Canadiene, Ottawa. Retrieved from

Article from website

Departemen Komunikasi Bank Indonesia. (2016, April 24). Laporan tahunan Bank Indonesia Tahun 2016. Diperoleh dari

Exploring Linguistics. (1999, August 9). Retrieved from

Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia. (2017a, March 2). Data dan informasi profil kesehatan Indonesia 2016. Jakarta: Health Data and Information Center The Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia. Retrieved from ad/pusdatin/lain-lain/Data%20dan%20Informasi%20Kesehatan%20Profil%20Kesehatan%20Indonesia%202016%20%20%20smaller%20size%20-%20web.pdf.

Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia. (2017b, March 8). Statistik Kasus HIV/AIDS di Indonesia. Jakarta: Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia. Retrieved from https://siha.kem

UNAIDS. (2017, July 20). UNAIDS data 2017. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 1–248. Doi: 978-92-9173-945-5. Retrieved from

Online article

Becker, E. (2001, August 27). Prairie farmers reap conservation's rewards. The New York Times, pp. 12-90. Retrieved from

Wakefield, K. M. (2008, April 3). The quality chasm series: Implications for nursing. In Patient safety and quality: An evidence-based handbook for nurses, pp. 1-19. Retrieved from



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Appendices are only used when absolutely necessary, placed after the references. If there is more than one attachment/appendix then sorted alphabetically.

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