Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Dunia Keperawatan is a nursing and health journal published by the Nursing Science Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lambung Mangkurat twice a year in March and September. The journal receives manuscripts from research and literature studies in the fields of nursing and health including child nursing, maternity nursing, medical surgical nursing, emergency nursing, critical nursing, mental nursing, nursing management, community nursing, gerontik and family, and health research.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

DK will publish the only paper strictly following DK guidelines and manuscript preparation. Those papers are read by editorial members (upon field of specialisation) and will be screened by Associate Editor to meet necessary criteria of DK publication. Manuscripts will be sent to three peer-reviewers based on their historical experience in reviewing manuscript or based on their field of specialisation. DK has reviewing forms in order to keep same items reviewed by three reviewers. Then editorial board will make a decision upon the reviewers comments or advice. Reviewers will give their assessment on originality, clarity of presentation, contribution to the field/science, DK has four kind of decisions:

  • Accepted, as it is
  • Accepted by Minor Revisions (let authors revised with stipulated time)
  • Accepted by Major Revisions (let authors revised with stipulated time)
  • Rejected (generally, on grounds of outside of scope and aim, major technical description problems, lack of clarity of presentation)

For checking Plagiarism, DK encourages authorships to check plagiarism by http://turnitin.com/. If it is found plagiarism indication, editorial board will reject manuscript immediately.

Before publishing, It is required to obtain written confirmation from authors in order to acquire copyrights for papers published in the journal. Authors must sign the Transfer Copy Right form as follows: The undersigned hereby transfer any and all rights in and to the paper including without limitation all copyrights to DUNIA KEPERAWATAN (DK). The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that the paper is original and that he/she is the author of the paper, except for material that is clearly identified as to its original source, with permission notices from the copyright owners where required. The undersigned represents that he/she has the power and authority to make and execute this assignment. This agreement is to be signed by at least one of the authors who have obtained the assent of the co-author(s) where applicable.


Both the reviewers and the author are anonymous.

  • Author anonymity prevents any reviewer bias, for example based on an author's country of origin or previous controversial work.
  • Articles written by prestigious or renowned authors are considered on the basis of the content of their papers, rather than their reputation.
  • Reviewers can often identify the author through their writing style, subject matter or self-citation.


Publication Frequency

Dunia Keperawatan publish every 2 (two) times a year, every March and September


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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