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Author Guidelines

Potential authors of Jurnal JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HEALTH AND NURSING are highly encouraged to go through this author's guidelines and the publication ethics before proceeding with their submission.

General Requirements and Points to Note

  1. Any manuscript submitted to the JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HEALTH AND NURSING should not have been published elsewhere, sent to other journals, or be under another publisher’s consideration until there is a notification from the JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HEALTH AND NURSING.
  2. All authors are required to sign the Agreement of Licence Transfer once they submit their manuscript to the JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HEALTH AND NURSING. By signing the agreement, the copyright is attributed to this journal to protect the intellectual material of the authors. The authors are allowed to share, copy, and redistribute the material in any medium, and in any circumstances to adapt with appropriate credit to the work. Sharing through a repository or personal blog or media is allowed as it can increase the impact of the article.
  3. All the business of this journal is conducted through the websites and the editorial team will only communicate to the corresponding author, considered as the representative of the authors of the submitted work.
  4. All manuscripts submitted to Jurnal Abdimas Jatibara will be reviewed anonymously by peer-reviewers who have expertise on the issue or perspective of the manuscript.
  5. Plagiarism issues may arise when the author, after using another person’s work, claims to be the source of the material. However, similarities might happen due to inappropriate citations or in cases where the paraphrase was not well stated. To avoid any plagiarism issues, we suggest to authors screen their papers using plagiarism screening tools such as Turnitin. Jurnal Abdimas Jatibara will not proceed with the submission subject to this issue and will return it to be fixed and resubmitted. Jurnal Abdimas Jatibara might also reject it without further consideration if it notices that it was done intentionally (see Plagiarism Policy for further information).

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

  1. Articles in Jurnal Abdimas Jatibara are published in English or Indonesian consistently throughout the text. Please, be sure to write clearly and use correct punctuation. We recommend that non-native speakers have their manuscripts proofread.
  2. The length of an article should be 5000-7000 words including a bibliography. It should be sent in an editable version as a Microsoft Word (.Doc or . Docx) or Rich Text Format (.Rtf) and use standard typography (Camria, 1 spacing, 11 pt. or use the article template). Organise titles and subtitles using a clear hierarchy. Please do not use more than three levels of headlines. Avoid the use of bullet points or numerated explanations.
  3. The Title of the article should clearly describe the article. Type in brief and informative words. Use uppercase to the initial letter of the main words only with no longer than 14 words.
  4. The Abstract should be a concise paragraph with no more than 200 words written in English languages. It should include a brief description of the paper, methodology, and a summary of key findings with 3-4 keywords. Keywords represent the field of expertise of the author, novelty, issues, and the tools of analysis.
  5. The Introduction delivers the background of the issue and helps the reader to get into the context of the article. In this section, the author must state the writing objectives and the novelty of the article.
  6. Literature Review should compare and evaluate preceding works on the subject so that the author’s article will be novel and unique or Theoretical Framework introduces the theory that explains why the research problem exists under study and describes it.
  7. Research Method informs how the research was conducted and what data collection or analysis methods were used.
  8. The result and Analysis elaborate the data to make the work understood. Authors may use figures, tables, and diagrams to help them provide comprehensive explanations.
  9. The conclusion contains the summary of the article and key findings.
  10. Acknowledgment should be limited to providers of financial support and people who contributed directly to the making of the article or during the research.
  11. Figures, Tables, and Diagrams must-have titles and sources and be provided in numerical order. Any tables or figures being published again after an initial publication must be clearly stated as an adapted or reprinted material.
  12. Mendeley is allowed in this journal to clarify, compare, or give a critical contention that makes the analyses more advanced.
  13. Reference is a list of preferred sources arranged in Harvard style citation as the example below shows and is presented alphabetically and chronologically. The editorial team recommends that authors use the reference manager tools such as Mendeley, Zotero, EndNotes, etc. They should prioritize recent research, going for books of the last 10 years and journal articles of the last five years in conjunction with other relevant primary sources. 

In-text citation:

Journal article, up to 6 personal author(s):

1. Al-Habian A, Harikumar PE, Stocker CJ, Langlands K, Selway JL. Histochemical and immunohistochemical evaluation of mouse skin histology: comparison of fixation with neutral buffered formalin and alcoholic formalin. J Histotechnol. 2014 Dec;37(4):115-24.

Electronic journal article:

2. Poling J, Kelly L, Chan C, Fisman D, Ulanova M. Hospital admission for community-acquired pneumonia in a First Nations population. Can J Rural Med [Internet]. 2014 Fall [cited 2015 Apr 27];19(4):135-41. Available from: by selecting PDF link in the table of contents.

Electronic journal article, 7 or more personal authors, optional DOI information:

3. Aho M, Irshad B, Ackerman SJ, Lewis M, Leddy R, Pope T, et al. Correlation of sonographic features of invasive ductal mammary carcinoma with age, tumor grade, and hormone-receptor status. J Clin Ultrasound [Internet]. 2013 Jan [cited 2015 Apr 27];41(1):10-7. Available from: DOI: 10.1002/jcu.21990

Book, personal author(s):

4. Buckingham L. Molecular diagnostics: fundamentals, methods, and clinical applications. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis; c2012.

Book or pamphlet, an organization as both author and publisher:

5. College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario. Standards of practice. Toronto: The College; 2011.

Book, editor(s):

6. Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster JC, editors. Robbins basic pathology. 16th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; c2013.

Book,editor(s), specific chapter with individual author(s):

7. Altobelli N. Airway management. In: Kacmarek R, Stoller JK, Heuer AJ, editors. Egan’s fundamentals of respiratory care. 10th ed. St. Louis: Saunders Mosby; c2013. p. 732-86.

Electronic book, personal author(s), requiring password:

8. Martin A, Harbison S, Beach K, Cole P. An introduction to radiation protection [Internet]. 6th ed. London: Hodder Arnold; 2012 [cited 2015 May 28]. Available from: with authorized username and password.

Electronic book, the organization as an author, freely available:

9. OpenStax College. Anatomy & physiology [Internet]. Version 7.28. Houston: The College; 2013 Apr 25 [Updated 2015 May 27; cited 2015 May 28]. Available from:

Dictionary entry:

10. Stedman’s medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; c2012. Hematoma; p. 756.

Entry in a print reference work:

11. Canadian Pharmacists Association. CPS 2013: Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties. 48th ed. Ottawa: The Association; c2013. Atropine: Systemic; p. 297-9.

Entry in an online reference work:

12. Canadian Pharmacists Association. eCPS. [Internet]. Ottawa: The Association; 2015. Methimazole; [revised 2012 Mar; cited 2015 May 28]; [about 6 screens]. Available from: with authorized username and password.

Wiki entry:

13. Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [Internet]. St. Petersburg (FL): Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 2001 –   Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa; [modified 2015 May 28; cited 2015 May 28]; [about 34 screens]. Available from:

Newspaper article:

14. Carville O. Health ‘snooping’ cases on the rise. Toronto Star. 2015 May 27:Sect. GT:1 (col. 3).

Electronic newspaper article:

15. Wisniewski M. Five babies at Chicago daycare diagnosed with measles. Globe and Mail [Internet]. 2015 Feb 5 [cited 2015 Feb 6]; Life:[about 2 screens]. Available from:

Legal material (note: this is not addressed in Vancouver Style):

16. Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, S.O. 2005, c.11 [Internet]. 2009 Dec 15 [cited 2015 May 29]. Available from:

Report available on a web page:

17. Canadian Institute for Health Information. Depression among seniors in residential care [Analysis in brief on the Internet]. Ottawa: The Institute; 2010 [cited 2015 May 29]. 18 p. Available from:

Page on a website:

18. Alzheimer Society of Canada [Internet]. Toronto: The Society; c2015. Benefits of staying active; 2013 Jan 28 [cited 2015 May 29];[about 1 screen]. Available from:

Streaming video:

19. Allen S, Waerlop I. The Gait Guys talk about great toe dorsiflexion [Internet]. [place unknown]: The Gait Guys; 2014 May 11 [cited 2015 May 29]. Video: 3 min. Available from:

Electronic image:

20. Bickle I. Swallowed foreign body [radiograph]. 2014 Jul 14 [cited 2015 May 29]. In: [Internet]. [place unknown]:; c2005-2015. [about 1 screen]. Available from:

Blog post (no given name, so screen name used as author):

21. Munkee. Nuclear Munkee. [blog on the Internet]. [place unknown]:[Munkee]; [date unknown] –   . In-111 pentetreotide imaging; 2013 Mar 19 [cited 2015 May 29]; [about 3 screens]. Available from:

Poster presentation/session presented at a meeting or conference:

22. Chasman J, Kaplan RF. The effects of occupation on preserved cognitive functioning in dementia. Poster session presented at: Excellence in clinical practice. 4th Annual Conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology; 2006 Jun 15-17; Philadelphia, PA.

Guidelines for Online Submission

  1. Register as an author at and fill the form as accurately as possible.
  2. Log into your account and start a new submission. Follow the instructions correctly.
  3. The submission must include 1) manuscript file (.doc; .docx; .rtf;); 2) supplementary files.
  4. Submit the work and observe to be sure it is done.
  5. Having trouble with the submission process? You can download the submission manuals here.

Guidelines to Responding Reviewer Feedback

  1. Reviewers would send feedback to the author(s), and once it is received, it is expected that authors would respond to the feedback at the specified due date.
  2. The responses given by the author(s) should be made using the Ms. Word track changes feature.
  3. Author(s) should note that they would receive two feedbacks from different reviewers. Therefore, the author(s) should try to copy each of the comments and suggestions into one document. Afterward, the author(s) could respond by proposing arguments, revising statements, and answering questions.
  4. After the response to the feedback from the reviewer, the author(s) could send their response to the editorial team through Open Journal System (OJS) JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HEALTH AND NURSING or email to

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, RTF, 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.

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