For Authors

JANH welcomes and invites original and relevant research articles in nursing and health, as well as literature studies and case reports, particularly in nursing. The Journal Applied Nursing and Health (JANH) is published quarterly (March, July, November).

Journal of Applied Nursing and Health (JANH) is a journal that continues to contribute to increasing the dissemination of information related to the outcomes of evidence-based research on nursing and health. Focus and Scope JANH intends to review and understand existing health and policy research by leveraging advanced nursing and health research. JANH publishes research articles related to clinical health, community, and comparative health policy in ASIA and even internationally. JANH scope of nursing includes Fundamental Nursing, Clinical Practice Nursing, Nursing Education, Community Nursing, Critical Care, Emergency Care, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Mental Health Care, Gerontic Nursing, Child Nursing, Maternity Nursing, Nursing Management, Transcultural Nursing, Holistic Nursing, Family Nursing. The scope of JANH in public health includes Community Health, Family Health, Medical Family Health, Psychosocial Health, Pharmacy Education Health, Health Service System, Hospital Administration, Patient Safety, Family Medicine, Health Informatics, medicine, midwifery, pharmacy in Community, health psychology, mental health, Health Nutrition, and Herbal Health.


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 Manuscripts submitted to the Chief Editor of the Journal of Applied Nursing and Health (JANH) were submitted online. Authors can register first before submitting the manuscript. If you have further questions, please contact the admin at the telephone number (Whatsapp) +62 857-3387-8003, or email

General Principles

All submitted articles are original and original manuscripts and have never been published in any journal.

  • As a primary condition, all articles submitted to JANH must be original works that have never been published before and submitted exclusively to JANH.
  • Articles must follow “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals”,
  • The Editorial Board has the right to edit all articles in terms of style, format, and clarity of meaning in the manuscript following the standards and rules enforced in JANH.
  • Authors will be asked to revise the manuscript according to the reviewer's recommendations. Manuscripts with excessive errors can be returned with major revisions or the manuscript is rejected for publication. All manuscripts will go through peer review and editorial.

Authors must also enclose the author firm consist:

  • title page,
  • JANH conflict of interest statement form,
  • a copy of ethical approval (when needed), and
  • the final checklist signed by all authors.
  • The forms must be submitted in the supplementary file section. Templates are available for original articles, case reports, and systematic reviews. 

Structure and Language

  • Articles will be published in English. Linguistically inadequate articles may be rejected.
  • Authors must also ensure that articles are formatted as follows.
  • The article should be around 3500–4500 words on A4-sized paper (210 mm x 297 mm). The required margins are: 3.5 cm (top), 2.5 cm (bottom), and 2 cm (left and right). Use the journal template that has been provided
  • The text must be written in one column. Articles must be submitted in the following structural order: title page and authorship details, abstract, keywords, text, conflicts of interest, acknowledgments (if any), references, tables, figures, and legends (if any).

Title Page

  • The title page should contain the title of the article (concise, no abbreviations, maximum 16 words). 


  • Full names of authors (without academic titles);
  • Author’s affiliation [name(s) of department(s) and institution(s)];
  • Disclaimers (if any);
  • Corresponding author’s name, mailing address, telephone, and email address (email address of the corresponding author will be published along with the article);
  • Short running title [maximum 40 characters (letter and spaces)];
  • Wordcount [a word count for the text-only (including abstract, acknowledgments, tables, figure legends, and references)].


  • The abstract should be written in both English and Indonesian Language with total words around 100–250 words.
  • It should be concise and precise with enough information to highlight the main points and the importance of the article including one or two sentences of background, the purpose of the study; methods (basic procedures, study subject selection, observational and analytical methods); main findings or results; and principal conclusion.
  • Keywords are limited to 3–6 words or short phrases that will allow proper and convenient indexing.


  • The text should be subdivided into introduction, methods, results, and discussion (IMRAD).
  • The conclusion should be stated as the last sentence of the discussion.
  • Footnotes are not advisable; their contents should rather 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. Cite in numerical order every figure and table.

Statistical Methods

  • All statistical methods used should be described in detail in the Methods section of the manuscript. Avoid relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as P values, which fail to convey important information about effect size.
  • Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols.
  • Specify the computer software used.

Conflicts of Interest

  • In this section, the authors should declare any conflicts of interest, sources of support for the work, and whether the authors had access to the study data.
  • Each author should submit a separate ICMJE form, given above, attached as a supplementary file during the submission process.


  • Personal acknowledgments should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including providing technical help and financial or material support, and to department chairpersons who provided general support.


  • Tables should be separated from the main text.
  • Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals and captions should be brief, clearly indicating the purpose or content of each table.
  • Tables should be presented in Times New Roman size 10 pt and should be single-spaced.
  • Do not use internal horizontal or vertical lines.
  • Identify statistical measures of variation, such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean. Be sure that each table is cited in the text.
  • If you use data from another published or unpublished source, obtain permission and acknowledge that source fully.


  • Figures should be either professionally drawn or photographed and submitted in a JPEG or TIFF format in the following resolutions: gray-scale or color in RGB (red, green, blue mode), at least 300 dpi (dots per inch).
  • For x-ray films, scans, and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of pathology specimens or photomicrographs, send sharp, glossy, black-and-white, or color photographic prints, usually 127 x 173 mm (5 x 7 inches).
  • Photographs of potentially identifiable people must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.
  • Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been cited in the text.
  • If a figure has been published previously, acknowledge the source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the figure.
  • Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher except for documents in the public domain.
  • Color figures are allowed in special circumstances, provided that the author is willing to cover the cost of reproduction.
  • If the original size of the figures is too large, authors can provide JANH with lower-quality figures after the acceptance of the manuscript.

Units of Measurement

  • For measurements use SI (System International) units.
  • Measurements should be abbreviated (e.g. mm, kcal, etc.) following the Style Manual for Biological Sciences and the metric system should be used.
  • Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in appropriate scientific units.
  • Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be given in millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
  • Drug concentrations may be reported in either SI or mass units, but the alternative should be provided in parentheses where appropriate.


  • References are advised not to exceed 25 in number but should not fall below 10, and should, in general, be limited to the last decade.
  • Citation of at least 1 journal from JANH for articles submitted
  • Use the style of the examples below, which are based on APA 7th Edition(American Psychological Association).
  • Avoid using abstracts as references.
  • Information from manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” with written permission from the source. Papers accepted but not yet published may be included as references; designate the journal and add “Forthcoming”.
  • Avoid citing “personal communication” unless it provides essential information not available publicly; name the person and date of communication and obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of personal communication.
  • Authors are recommended to use reference management software, such as Mendeley®, in writing citations and references.

 Here are some examples of references:


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

References with two or more authors (up to 20 authors) write all author's names. If an article has 21 authors or more, list the first 19 authors, then insert an ellipsis (…) and then the last name and first initials of the last author. Example:

  • Wolchik, S.A., West, S.G., Sandler, I.N., Tein, J., Coatsworth, D., Lengua, L., Johnson, A., Ito, H., Ramirez, J., Jones, H., Anderson, P., Winkle, S., Short, A., Bergen, W., Wentworth, J., Ramos, P., Woo, L., Martin, B., Josephs, M., … Brown, Z.  (2005). Study of the brain. Psychology Journal, 32(1), 1–15. DOI: 10.1037/1061-4087.45.1.11.

Conference proceeding

  • Schnase, J.L., & Cunnius, E.L. (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL '95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Erlbaum.

Newspaper article with no named author

  • Generic Prozac debuts. (2001, August 3). The Washington Post, pp. E1, E4.
  • It’s subpoena time. (2007, June 8). New York Times. 


  • Author, A.A. (Year). Source title: A capital letter at the beginning of the subtitle. Publisher. 
  • Peterson, S.J., & Bredow, T.S. (2004). Middle range theories: Application to nursing research. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Book chapter

  • Author, A.A. (Year). Chapter title: A capital letter at the beginning of the subtitle. In Initial, Surname (Author’s name/book editor) (eds). Book title. 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). 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).


If available in the database

  • Rockey, R. (2008). An observational study of pre-service teachers’ classroom management strategies(Publication No. 3303545) [Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.
  • Gerena, C. (2015). Positive thinking in dance: The benefits of positive self-talk practice in conjunction with somatic exercises for collegiate dancers[Master’s thesis, University of California Irvine]. University of California, Scholarship.

If not published

  • Last-name, A.A. (year). Dissertation/thesis title. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation/master thesis). Institution Name, Location.
  • Considine, M. (1986). Australian insurance politics in the 1970s: Two case studies. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Database article

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

Database article with DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

  • Brownlie, D. (2007). Toward effective poster presentations: An annotated bibliography. European Journal of Marketing, 41(11/12), 1245-1283. DOI: 10.1108/03090560710821161

Other online sources

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

Online article

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

Webpage with no named author

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


The reporting guidelines endorsed by the journal are listed below:


Author Fee (No Page Charge)

JANH is an open-access journal. Since manuscript submission, authors shall not pay any processing and submission fees for article processing (free of charge), except for printed journal (shipping fee) and conference collaboration.


Guideline for Online Submission

The author should fulfill the form as detailed as possible where the star-marked form must be entered. After all form of textbox was filled, Author clicks on “Register” button to proceed the registration. Therefore, the Author is brought to an online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start of a New Submission section, click on “’ Click Here’: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in the online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of the journal, i.e. Original Research Articles, Review Articles, or Short Communication. Thus, the author must check-mark on the submission checklists. The author may type or copy-paste the Covering Letter in Letter to Editor.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click the "Upload" button until the file has been uploaded.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detailed authors metadata should be entered including the marked corresponding author. After that, the manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary files should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on the Browse button, choose the files, and then click on the Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  The author should finally check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to Nurse Media Journal, click the Finish Submission button after the document is true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging into the journal web address site.

After this submission, Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors can track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes the status of the manuscript review and editorial process.