Publication Ethics


Jurnal Keperawatan Priority (Priority Nursing Journal) has agreed to follow the ethical standards set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Authors must comply with and pay attention to authorship, plagiarism, duplicate publication, data falsification, quotation manipulation, ethical approval, and Intellectual Property Rights.


The author is the person who participated in the research and is sufficient to take public responsibility for all parts of the content. If authorship is attributed to a group, all authors must have contributed substantially to the following: (1) conception and design of the study, acquisition of data, analysis, and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the manuscript and revising it; and (3) final approval of the version to be submitted. Submission of a manuscript implies that all authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript and consent to the manuscript's being requested by this journal. All authors must be responsible for the research's quality, accuracy, and ethics.


Plagiarism is taking someone else's work or ideas and making it your own. Submitted manuscripts must be the original work of the author.

Duplicate (redundant) publications

A duplicate publication is a paper that substantially overlaps with an already published article without clear and visible references to the previous publication. Manuscript submissions will be considered for publication if submitted only to this journal and do not overlap substantially with a published article. Any manuscript with (almost) similar hypotheses, sample characteristics, methodology, results, and conclusions of the published report is a duplicate and prohibited, even if published in different languages. Trimming data from a "single study" to create multiple manuscripts without substantial differences should be avoided.

Fabrication of Data

Falsification, manipulation, or falsification of data is an ethical violation and is prohibited.

Citations Manipulations

Only relevant quotations are used in the manuscript. Irrelevant self-citations to increase author citations (h-index) or unnecessary sources to increase references are not permitted.

Ethical Approval

Experiments on humans and animals must obtain permission from official agencies and not violate the law. Investigations related to humans or animals must be published in "Materials and Methods" and reviewed and approved by professionals from a moral perspective. Research on humans must conform to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and its recommendations guiding physicians in biomedical research involving human subjects. Human details may be included only if they are essential for scientific purposes and the author obtained written permission from the individual, parent, or guardian.

Intellectual Property Rights

Authors must comply with the law and ethics in treating research objects and pay attention to the legality of material sources and intellectual property rights.

Conflict of Interest and Funding Source

Authors should acknowledge all sources of institutional, private, and corporate financial support for the research in the manuscript and note any potential conflicts of interest.

Review Process

Acceptance of a manuscript implies that it has been reviewed and recommended by at least two reviewers, one of whom is usually from the Editorial Board. Authors will usually be notified of acceptance, rejection, or need for revision within approximately a month of approval. Manuscripts are rejected if their contents do not match the scope of the journal, do not meet ethical standards (e.g., false writing, plagiarism, duplicate publication, falsification of data, and manipulation of quotations), do not meet the required quality, are written in an inappropriate format, have incorrect grammar, or ignore correspondence within three months. Manuscripts can also be rejected if two reviewers provide negative notes. Accepted papers will be published in chronological order. This journal is published in January and July. However, online publication occurs immediately after acceptance.

The review process is done in a double-masked manner where the identities of the author and reviewer are kept confidential. Information about their identity can only be provided with the consent of both parties. Reviewers must have a Scopus ID or Researcher ID (Thomson Reuters) or be listed as corresponding authors in this journal. They must come from a different institution to the author.

Uncorrected Proof

An uncorrected proof will be emailed to the corresponding author as a .doc or .rtf file (not .docx) to check and correct typos. To ensure timely publication, corrected proofs must be returned within 7 days. Manuscripts received will be published online.


Submission of a manuscript implies that the submitted work has not been previously published (except as part of a thesis report or abstract), that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and that its publication has been approved by all co-authors. If and when a manuscript is accepted for publication, the author retains copyright and publishing rights without restriction. Authors or other people are allowed to reproduce articles as long as they are not for commercial purposes. For discoveries, authors are advised to manage their patents before publication.

Open Access

This journal is committed to free open access that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. Readers have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of the article, as long as it is not for commercial purposes.


No responsibility is assumed by the publisher and co-publishers or by the editors for any injury and damage to persons or property as a result of actual or alleged defamatory statements, infringement of intellectual property rights or privacy rights, or product liability, whether as a result of from negligence or otherwise, or from the use or operation of any ideas, instructions, procedures, products or methods contained in the materials herein.