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Padjadjaran of Nursing Journal

Guideline for Author

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.

  • 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).
  • All files are in English format.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The submission includes 1) Main text, and 2) Title page. The title page is uploaded separately as a supplementary file. Do NOT combine the main text with the title page. There are no author's names and affiliations in the main text. All files are in doc. or docx format. Do NOT submit files in rtf or pdf format. A copyright form is not required.
  • Please ensure that the main text is following the correct layout: one-column, double space, A4 with appropriate margins (Top: 2.54 cm, Bottom: 2.54 cm, Left: 2.54 cm, and Right: 2.54 cm), Arial, and font 12).
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the references.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which are 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.

 

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

The submission includes 1) Main text, and 2) Title page. The title page is uploaded separately as a supplementary file. Do NOT combine the main text with the title page. There are no author names and affiliations in the main text. All files are in doc. or docx format. Do NOT submit files in RTF or pdf format. A copyright form is not required.

    

TITLE PAGE FILE: 

This must include the following information:

  • Title of the manuscript
  • Names (spelled out in full) of all the authors*, and the institutions with which they are affiliated)
  • Corresponding author's details (name, email, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers)
  • Declaration of conflict of interest
  • Funding
  • Acknowledgment

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MAIN TEXT FILE:

As the general, the Margin 1 inch or 2.54 cm (top, left, right, and bottom), A4 paper size, double space, and all references should be used by reference managers such as Mendeley or EndNote.

Please refer to the type of manuscript you are planning to submit, and follow the guidance provided. Or, you can choose a reporting guideline from EQUATOR Network or NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives

  • Original Article (Quantitative Studies; Qualitative studies; Mixed Methods)
  • Review Article
  • Editorial
  • Perspectives
  • Case Study
  • Letter to Editor

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Quantitative Studies

TITLE: Title should be written concisely and Capital Each Words, bold, double space, Arial font style, and 12pt font size

ABSTRACT: Structure abstract is used in quantitative study design. It consists of five headings: Background, Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. The abstract should be no more than 250 words. Wording should be concise, present only the essential elements, and abbreviations are not allowed in the abstract.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of 3 keywords and a maximum of 5 keywords and avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. The Keywords should be referring to https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/search

Main Text: Quantitative studies should follow the headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods (design, sample and setting, variable, instruments, intervention (for experimental study), data collection, data analysis, and ethical consideration), Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Declaration of Interest, Acknowledgment, Funding, Data Availability, and References. Tables and figures can be inserted within the text or at the end of references. Articles submitted should not exceed 7000 words (minimum 5000 words) for the main text, including abstract, tables, and references.

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Qualitative Studies

TITLE: Title should be written concisely and Capital Each Words, bold, double space, Arial font style, and 12pt font size

ABSTRACT: Structure abstract is used in qualitative study design. It consists of five headings: Background, Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. The abstract should be no more than 250 words. Wording should be concise, present only the essential elements, and abbreviations are not allowed in the abstract.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of 3 keywords and a maximum of 5 keywords and avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. The Keywords should be referring to https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/search

Main Text: Qualitative studies should follow the headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods (design, participants and Setting, ethical consideration, data collection, data analysis, and trustworthiness), Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Declaration of Interest, Acknowledgment, Funding, Data Availability, and References. Tables and figures can be inserted within the text or at the end of references. Articles submitted should not exceed 7000 words (minimum 5000 words) for the main text, including abstract, tables, and references.

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Mixed-Methods Studies

TITLE: Title should be written concisely and Capital Each Words, bold, double space, Arial font style, and 12pt font size

ABSTRACT: Structure abstract is used in mixed-methods study design. It consists of five headings: Background, Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. The abstract should be no more than 250 words. Wording should be concise, present only the essential elements, and abbreviations are not allowed in the abstract.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of 3 keywords and a maximum of 5 keywords and avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. The Keywords should be referring to https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/search

Main Text: Mixed methods studies should follow the headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods (design, participants/sample, data collection, Validity and reliability/Trustworthiness, data analysis, and ethical consideration), Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Declaration of Interest, Acknowledgment, Funding, Data Availability, and References. Tables and figures can be inserted within the text or at the end of references. Articles submitted should not exceed 7000 words (minimum 5000 words) for the main text, including abstract, tables, and references.

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REVIEW ARTICLE

TITLE: Title should be written concisely and Capital Each Words, bold, double space, Arial font style, and 12pt font size. The title should contain a descriptor that best describes the type of review, such as: ‘Systematic review’, ‘Meta-analysis’, 'Integrative review', ‘Scoping review’.

ABSTRACT: For the systematic review, meta-analysis, integrative review, scoping review literature review, the structured abstract should include the following headings: Background, Purpose, Methods (Design, Data Sources (include search dates)), Results, and Conclusions. The abstract should be no more than 250 words. Wording should be concise, present only the essential elements, and abbreviations are not allowed in the abstract.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of 3 keywords and a maximum of 5 keywords and avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. The Keywords should be referring to https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/search

Main Text: Mixed methods studies should follow the headings: Introduction, Methods (design, search methods, inclusion and exclusion criteria, data extraction, quality appraisal, and data analysis), Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Declaration of Interest, Acknowledgment, Funding, Data Availability, and References. Tables and figures can be inserted within the text or at the end of references. Articles submitted should not exceed 7000 words (minimum 5000 words) for the main text, including abstract, tables, and references.

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CASE STUDY

TITLE: Title should be written concisely and Capital Each Words, bold, double space, Arial font style, and 12pt font size.

ABSTRACT: Write a structured abstract with Background. Case, and Conclusionqs. The abstract should be no more than 250 words. Wording should be concise, present only the essential elements, and abbreviations are not allowed in the abstract.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of 3 keywords and a maximum of 5 keywords and avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. The Keywords should be referring to https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/search

Main Text: Mixed methods studies should follow the headings: Introduction, Case Presentation, Intervention or Clinical Examination (include ethical consideration), Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Declaration of Interest, Acknowledgment, Funding, Data Availability, and References. Tables and figures can be inserted within the text or at the end of references. Articles submitted should not exceed 7000 words (minimum 4000 words) for the main text, including abstract, tables, and references.

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EDITORIAL

TITLE: Title should be written concisely and Capital Each Words, bold, double space, Arial font style, and 12pt font size.

ABSTRACT: Write an unstructured abstract. The abstract should be no more than 150 words. Wording should be concise, present only the essential elements, and abbreviations are not allowed in the abstract.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of 3 keywords and a maximum of 5 keywords and avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. The Keywords should be referring to https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/search

Main Text: These are usually solicited, contributed by editorial board members, but unsolicited material may also be considered (approx. 1000 to 3000 words). A maximum of 15 references may be included. Editorials should normally not have tables and figures. 

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LETTER TO EDITOR

TITLE: Title should be written concisely and Capital Each Words, bold, double space, Arial font style, and 12pt font size.

ABSTRACT: Write an unstructured abstract. The abstract should be no more than 150 words. Wording should be concise, present only the essential elements, and abbreviations are not allowed in the abstract.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of 3 keywords and a maximum of 5 keywords and avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. The Keywords should be referring to https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/search

Main Text: These are usually solicited, contributed by editorial board members, but unsolicited material may also be considered (approx. 1000 to 3000 words). A maximum of 15 references may be included. Editorials should normally not have tables and figures. 

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PERSPECTIVES

TITLE: Title should be written concisely and Capital Each Words, bold, double space, Arial font style, and 12pt font size.

ABSTRACT: Write an unstructured abstract. The abstract should be no more than 150 words. Wording should be concise, present only the essential elements, and abbreviations are not allowed in the abstract.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of 3 keywords and a maximum of 5 keywords and avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. The Keywords should be referring to https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/search

Main Text: A perspective article presents a new and unique viewpoint on existing problems, fundamental concepts, or prevalent notions on a specific topic, proposes and supports a new hypothesis, or discusses the implications of a newly implemented innovation. Perspective pieces may focus on current advances and future directions on a topic and may include original data as well as personal opinions. This is a short peer-reviewed article of around 2000-4000 words. A perspective article usually includes a short abstract of around 150 words and a few tables and figures, if required. The main document has no authors' detail. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end of the manuscript.

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KEYWORDS

The author should provide 3 to 5 keywords of the abstract. Please use MeSH on Demand by the US National Library of Medicine. Each keyword should be separated by a semicolon (;)

 

TABLE

Tables should be self-contained and complement, not duplicate, the information contained in the text. They should be supplied as editable files, not pasted as images. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend, and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. All abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings. Put the tables in the main content in the appropriate position, instead of putting them under the references.

 

FIGURES

Although authors are encouraged to send the highest-quality figures possible, for peer-review purposes, a wide variety of formats, sizes, and resolutions are accepted. However, we are suggested that the figures can be sent separately using .jpeg or .png format with a minimal 300 dpi.

 

DATA AVAILABILITY STATEMENT

Please indicate one of the statements related to data availability:

  • The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available in the [NAME] repository, [PERSISTENT WEB LINK TO DATASETS].
  • The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
  • All data generated or analyzed during this study are included in this published article (and its supplementary information files).
  • The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are not publicly available due to [REASON(S) WHY DATA ARE NOT PUBLIC] but are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
  • Data sharing is not applicable to this article as no datasets were generated or analyzed during the current study.
  • The data that support the findings of this study are available from [THIRD PARTY NAME] but restrictions apply to the availability of these data, which were used under license for the current study, and so are not publicly available. Data are however available from the authors upon reasonable request and with permission of [THIRD PARTY NAME].

 

REFERENCES

The author-year notation system is required and completed. All references mentioned should be written down in reference using APA 7th 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 publications should be provided by DOI. All cited references must be mentioned in in-text citation and used Mendeley or EndNote.

Journal Article

  • Author(s). Note: List each author's last name and initial as Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. Use an ampersand (&) before the final author's name. Read more from the APA Style website if there are 21 or more authors.
  • (Year).
  • Title of the article. Note: For works that are part of a greater whole (e.g. articles, chapter), use sentence case. Only the first word of the title and subtitle and proper nouns are capitalized.
  • Title of the Journal, Note: Italicize and capitalize each word in the journal.
  • Volume Note: Italicize the journal volume. If there is no issue, include a comma before the page range.
  • (Issue), Note: If there is an issue number in addition to a volume number, include it in parentheses.
  • Page range.
  • DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Read more about DOIs from the APA Style website.

Ashing‐Giwa, K. T., Padilla, G., Tejero, J., Kraemer, J., Wright, K., Coscarelli, A., Clayton, S., Williams, I., & Hills, D. (2004). Understanding the breast cancer experience of women: A qualitative study of African American, Asian American, Latina, and Caucasian cancer survivors. Psycho‐Oncology, 13(6), 408-428. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.750

Online News/Magazine Article

  • Author(s). Note: List each author's last name and initials as Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. Use an ampersand (&) before the final author's name.
  • (Year, Month Date). Note: You do not need to abbreviate the month.
  • Title of the article. Note: Italicize. For works that are part of a greater whole (e.g. articles, chapter), use sentence case. Only the first word of the title and subtitle and proper nouns are capitalized.
  • Title of the online newspaper or publication. Note: Capitalize each word in the publication. If the publication has an associated newly newspaper in print, use the newspaper article reference example.
  • URL

Rogers, O. (2021, July 9). Why naming race is necessary to undo racism. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/who-am-i-who-are-we/202107/why-naming-race-is-necessary-undo-racism

Book

  • Author(s). Note: List each author's last name and initials as Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. Use an ampersand (&) before the final author's name.
  • (Year).
  • Title of the book. Note: For works that stand alone (e.g. books, reports), italicize the title. Only capitalize the first word of the title and subtitle and any proper nouns.
  • (Edition). Note: If there is an edition or volume, include it in parentheses and use abbreviations of ed. or vol.
  • Note: You do not need to include the publisher location or databases where you retrieved it.

Schmidt, N. A., & Brown, J. M. (2017). Evidence-based practice for nurses: Appraisal and application of research (4th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC.

Book Chapter with Editor(s)

  • Author(s). Note: List each chapter author's last name and initials as Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. Use an ampersand (&) before the final author's name.
  • (Year).
  • Title of the chapter. Note: For works that are part of a greater whole (e.g. articles, chapter), use sentence case. Only the first word of the title and subtitle and proper nouns are capitalized.
  • In Editor(s), Note: List each editor's last name and initials as A. A. Editor, B. B. Editor, & C. C. Editors, include (Ed.) or (Eds.) in parentheses and end with a comma.
  • Title of the book Note: For works that stand alone (e.g. books, reports), italicize the title. Only capitalize the first word of the title and subtitle and any proper nouns.
  • (pp.xx-xx).
  • Note: You do not need to include the publisher location or databases where you retrieved it.

McCormack, B., McCance, T., & Maben, J. (2013). Outcome evaluation in the development of person-centred practice. In B. McCormack, K. Manley, & A. Titchen (Eds.), Practice development in nursing and healthcare (pp. 190-211). John Wiley & Sons.

Web Page

  • Author(s). Note: List each author's last name and initials as Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. If there is no author, spell out the name of the organization or site.
  • (Year, Month Date). Note: Read more about date formats from the APA Style website. Provide as specific a date as is available. Use the date last updated, but not the date last reviewed or copyright date. If there is no date, use (n.d.).
  • Title of page or section. Note: Italicize the title of the page.
  • Note: Usually the official name of the website. If the source would be the same as the author, you can omit the source to avoid repetition.
  • URL

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Preventing HPV-associated cancershttps://www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/basic_info/prevention.htm/

Online Report

  • Author(s). Note: List each author's last name and initials as Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. If there is no author, spell out the name of the organization that published the report.
  • (Year, Month Date). Note: Provide as specific a date as is available.
  • Title of the report or document. Note: For works that stand alone (e.g. books, reports), italicize the title. Only capitalize the first word of the title and subtitle and any proper nouns.
  • Includes the names of parent agencies or other organizations not listed in the group author name here.
  • URL

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. (2017, January). Key indicators of health by service planning areahttp://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ha/ 

Dissertation or Thesis

  • Note: List the author's last name and initials as Author, A. A. There is usually only one author for a thesis or dissertation, you don't need to include any faculty advisers.
  • (Year, Month Date). Note: Provide as specific a date as is available.
  • Title of the dissertation or thesis [Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis, Name of University]. Note: For works that stand alone (e.g. books, dissertations, theses), italicize the title. Only capitalize the first word of the title and subtitle and any proper nouns. The title page will indicate whether it's a Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis and list the name of the university granting the degree.
  • Note: Include the name of the database or institutional repository where you can access the work (e.g. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, PQDT Open, CSU ScholarWorks) here.
  • URL Note: If available it's available.
  • Valentin, E. R. (2019, Summer). Narcissism predicted by Snapchat selfie sharing, filter usage, and editing [Master's thesis, California State University Dominguez Hills]. CSU ScholarWorks. https://scholarworks.calstate.edu/concern/theses/3197xm925?locale=en