Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal is a peer-reviewed Indonesian journal dedicated to all nursing areas published by The School of Nursing and Graduate School of Nursing at STIKES Yarsi Pontianak. The aim of this journal is to contribute to the growing field of nursing practice and provide a platform for researchers, physicians and healthcare professionals. This journal presents contemporary research on the issue such as basic research in nursing, management nursing, emergency and critical nursing, medical surgical nursing, mental health nursing, maternity nursing, pediatric nursing, gerontological nursing, community nursing and family nursing education nursing. Khatulistiwa nursing journal welcomes original research publications that employ the quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method approach as well as scholarly works on advanced practice nursing.

The target audiences of this journal are nursing students' managers, senior members of the nursing professions, practicing nurses, nurse educators, and researchers at all levels who are committed to advancing practice and professional growth on the basis of fresh information and evidence.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscript of Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal will be peer-reviewed. The stages of double-blind review process applied at Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal as follows:

1. Submission of manuscripts is only processed via online OJS of Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal. Website: https://ejournalyarsi.ac.id/index.php/knj/user/register .

2. The incoming papers will be examined to see if they comply with the Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal author rules and submission structure, as well as if the manuscript fits the journal's emphasis and breadth. If all the requirements are met, it will proceed to the next stage. If not, we will recommend that the manuscript be submitted to other publications. Within two weeks, the author will receive quick notification via email from the managing editor of Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal.

3. The editor will communicate the review findings to the author. Manuscripts that meet the criteria at this point will proceed to a double-blind peer review round. Reviewers will be selected based on their reputation in terms of the number of international publications and the caliber of the study. Each potential reviewer candidate will receive an invitation letter from the editor. Following notification of the availability of reviewer candidates for the review process, within six months, the editors and reviewers then provide helpful feedback to the authors on the evaluation findings.

4. A manuscript that has been approved with conditions for revision (major or minor) from peer reviewers will be sent back to the author for revision. Reviewers suffice to provide recommendations whether papers should be accepted or rejected, in accordance with Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal policy. The editor and editor-in-chief, however, have the final decision whether to accept or reject the work.

5. Authors are given no less than four weeks to revise the paper. The relevance and significance of articles about the latest knowledge in nursing and practical development are taken into account when deciding which articles to publish in the equator nursing journal.

6. Manuscripts that have undergone final editing and have been approved by the editors will be published in the edition chosen by the chief editor.

Time needed to review a manuscript ranges from 4 to 12 weeks. Each reviewer will have their own account created by the editor. Reviewers then can submit manuscripts via OJS. The editor in OJS is in charge of supervising the double-blind review process used for all review assignments. To avoid conflicts of interest, the editor will send the manuscript to a different reviewer if the reviewer submits it to Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal.


Publication Frequency

Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal focuses on the research of a study on nursing. Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal is scheduled to appear twice a year, in Januarys and Julys.


Open Access Policy

Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal (ISSN 2798-3897) adheres to the principle that all research is for the benefit of humanity. Research is a product of investment by society and therefore, every research result must be returned to everyone without boundary or discrimination in order to make research freely available to the public to support a greater global exchange of knowledge. Khatulistiwa nursing journal provides immediate open access to its content. All articles that are accepted will be immediately available and free for download on the https://ejournalyarsi.ac.id/index.php/knj page with no limits and no fees.

Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal understands that everyone has equal opportunities to seek, share and create knowledge - we invite authors to join us in this open access conference.


Creative Commons License
KNJ (Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

This journal submits its content to the republic of indonesia's national library database, one search, GARUDA (garba referral digital), and several journal indexing institutions, so that data availability is guaranteed and accessible.


Publication Ethic

In dealing with all aspects of publishing ethics and, specifically, how to handle situations involving research and publication misconduct, the publication ethics of this journal uphold the values of neutrality, justice, and honesty. The following publication ethics are based on COPE's best practice guidelines for journal editors. The Helsinki declaration of principles of research ethics must be followed in all articles published in this journal, and the principles of international guidelines for biomedical research established by the council for international organizations of medical sciences (CIOMS) must be followed in studies involving animals.

To meet the high ethical standards for publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers, Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal implements COPE. To raise research standards globally, publication ethics must be addressed as a crucial issue and discussed in detail. Standards for editors, authors, and reviewers are described in this section. In addition, the publisher has no legal authority to jeopardize the integrity of the content and can only encourage immediate publication.

For Editor

  1. The editor is responsible for every article published in the equatorial nursing journal.
  2. Editors can communicate with other editors or reviewers in making final decisions.
  3. Editors must evaluate publication manuscripts objectively by assessing the quality of each one regardless of nationality, ethnicity, political belief, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author. The editor must refuse his assignment when there is a potential conflict of interest.
  4. Editors need to ensure documents sent to reviewers do not contain information about authors, and vice versa.
  5. The editor's decision must be notified to the author accompanied by reviewers' comment unless it contains offensive or libelous remarks. 
  6. Editors must respect requests from authors that an individual should not review the submissions, if accompanied by reasonable and practical reasons. 
  7. Editors and all staff must guarantee the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts.
  8. The editor will be guided by the cope flowchart if there is any suspicion of research misconduct or authorship dispute

For Reviewers

  1. Reviewers need to comment on ethical questions and possible research and publication misconduct.
  2. Reviewers must complete the work in a timely manner and must notify the editor if they are unable to complete the work according to the set schedule.
  3. Reviewers need to maintain confidentiality of manuscripts.
  4. Reviewers may not accept to review manuscripts where there is a potential conflict of interest between them and any author.

For Author

  1. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and confirm that the original work has not been previously published and that they have not transferred it to another journal that has the rights to the work.
  2. The author (s) must ensure the originality of the work and they correctly cite the work of others according to the reference format.
  3. The author(s) may not engage in plagiarism or self-plagiarism.
  4. The publication of 'salam' is strictly prohibited in the equatorial nursing journal.
  5. Author(s) must ensure that they follow the authorship criteria taken from ICMJE described in the instructions for author of Khatulistiwa Nursing Journal. 
  6. The author(s) is not advised to provide personal information that can make the patient's identity identifiable either in the form of a description, photo or genealogy. When a patient's photo is very essential and indispensable as scientific information, the author must have received written consent and clearly stated the consent.
  7. In the case of human experiments, the authors must certify that the research process complies with the ethical standards of the helsinki declaration, the domestic and foreign committees leading human experiments. If any doubts are raised whether the research was proceeded in accordance with the declaration, the author must be able to explain it with reasonable reasons. In cases of experiments on animals, authors must have validated that authors have followed domestic and foreign guidelines regarding animal experiments in the laboratory.
  8. Author(s) must provide data and work details to the editor if there is any suspicions of data falsification or fabrication. 
  9. Author(s) must clarify everything that may cause conflicts of interest such as work, research fees, consulting fees, and intellectual property in the ICMJE disclosure form.



Documents must not contain any instances of plagiarism, fabrication, falsification or omission of material content.

Even though the work or idea is not directly quoted or paraphrased, the author is still obliged to explicitly quote the work and ideas of others. Regardless of whether or not the work was previously published, or whether or not the work is accessible electronically, these criteria still apply. Plagiarism can occur if sources are not properly cited. Plagiarism of all forms is prohibited as it represents unethical publishing behavior.

Before articles are accepted, articles will be checked with