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Author Guidelines

Jurnal Media Kesehatan Diponegoro (JMKD) is an English language, peer-reviewed, and published twice a year.
Focus and scope
JMKD is a nursing journal which publishes scientific works for nurses, academic people and practitioners. JMKD welcomes and invites original and relevant research articles in nursing as well as literature study and case report particularly in nursing.

General Guidelines
The articles sent to the journal are not yet published. To avoid double publication, JMKD does not accept any articles which are also sent to other journals for publication at the same time. The writer should ensure that all members of his/her team have approved the article for publication. Any research report on humans as subject should enclosure the signed informed consent and prior ethical approval was obtained from a suitably constituted research ethics committee or institutional review board. If any financial support was received, or relationship(s) existed, the authors should mentioned that no conflict of interest of any financial support or any relationship or other, exists during a research project. Those points should mentioned in the Cover Letter to Editor of JMKD.

Review Process
Each manuscript is reviewed by the Editors, and if of a sufficient standard, sent for blinded reviewed by at least two Editorial Board members who come from a range of countries as chosen by the journal team based on their expertise. The result may be accepted with no correction, accepted with little correction, accepted with many corrections and refused. The sending author is given opportunity to correct the article on the basis of suggestion received from the reviewer. Certain information of whether the article is accepted and published or refused is given to the sending author in written.

Manuscript Guidelines
The article of research should be written in English on essay format which is outlined as follow:
1. Title Page. This includes: the title of the manuscript; the running title, the full name without academic and professional credentials. A number (1) is to be used to designate the corresponding author with the full name with academic and professional credentials,    institutional affiliation(s), postal and e-mail addresses of each author.  
2.    Abstract. Abstract for research articles, literature review, and case report should use maximum 300 words. Research article should consist of purpose, method, result and conclusion. Abstract is clearly written and is short to help readers get understanding on the new and important aspects without reading the whole article. Keywords are written on the same page with abstract. Please use maximum 5 appropriate words for helping the indexing.
3.    Manuscript. Manuscript in continuous order,
-    Introduction: It consists of background, problem statement and research purpose.
-    Method: It consists of research design, place and time of research, population and sample, data measurement and data analysis method.
-    Results: The results may be reported on texts or graphics. Please provide some introduction for the information presented on table or images.
-    Discussion: It consists of discussion on the research result. Please compare it with the result of other researches.
-    Conslusion
-    Acknowledgments (if any): Briefly acknowledge research funders, and any research participants
-    Reference: It consists of all references used to write the articles.
-    Ensure that citations used are as contemporary as possible, including those from the current year of writing. Delete older literature citations unless these are central to your study.  
4.    The structure of article of literature study is title, name of author (with no academic title); abstract; keywords; introduction (with no title) consisting of background, purpose or scope of study; main discussion; closing or conclusion; and references.
5.    Every table is typed on 1 space. Number of table is systematic as mentioned on the texts and completed with short title each. Provide explanation on the footnotes instead of on title. Please explain on footnotes all non standards information mentioned on table. Total table should not more than 6 tables.
6.    The layout of article is to be written in A4 paper with margin at least 2.5 for each using Microsoft Word, 12 point Times New Roman font and double-spaced. The maximum number of page is 20. Each page is numbered starting from title until the last page of the article.
7.    Reference and citation use bracketed citation (name, year). Direct citation on references should include page number of the citation. American Psychological Association applies in writing the article. See Examples of Referencing Below:
Journal Article
Brown, M., Gordon, W. A., & Haddad, L. (2000). Models for predicting subjective quality of life in individuals with traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 14, 5-19.
Polit, D. E., & Beck, C. T. (2008). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
World Health Organization. (2008). The global burden of disease: 2004 update. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. Retrieved from: healthinfo/global_burden_disease/GBD_report_2004update_full.pdf
8.    Submission. Each submitted manuscript must conform to the Instructions to Authors and should be submitted online at
The instructions for registering, submission and revision are provided on this website. If any difficulties the authors can contact via email:
9.    As a prerequisite for further article process, subscribing the journal for at least one year is a compulsory for all contributing authors. The authors whose articles are published are subject to pay as much as IDR 150,000 per exemplar of journal for this publication. They will receive an exemplar of journal for a proof of publication and another exemplar for free print. All unpublished articles will not be returned to senders except with official request.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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