Author Guidelines

Jurnal Maternitas Kebidanan is published twice a year. Articles published in this journal are the results of pregnancy, maternity, childbed, neonates, infant, under-fives and pre-school children, family planning, reproduction health, adolenscent health, elderly health, maternal health, child health.

Editors invite experts, practitioners, and enthusiasts in midwifery to write a research article in this journal. Articles should be original, research-based, unpublished and not under review for possible publication in other journals. All submitted papers are subject to review of the editors, editorial board, and blind reviewers. Submissions that violate our guidelines on formatting or length will be rejected without review.


Online Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must be sent online to the online portal of Jurnal Kebidanan: Jurnal Maternitas Kebidanan on page


Steps for submitting Manuscripts

  1. In the Start section, check all checklists, then click save & continue.
  2. In the Upload Submission section, please upload the article manuscript file in MS Word in this section. After that, click save & continue.
  3. In the Enter Metadata section, enter the data of all authors and affiliates. If the author is more than one person, please click "add author", then fill in the author's data like the first author, and so on. Next, fill in the title, abstract, keywords, research methods, and bibliography in each of the available columns.
  4. In the Upload Supplementary Files section, it is permissible to upload supporting files or cover letters or other documents.
  5. In the Confirmation section, please click "Finish Submission" if all data is correct.


General Instructions

  1. Articles are formatted according to the writing pattern of the scientific journal. Writing articles follow the rules set out in Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Sixth Edition. Please use Mendeley or Zotero reference management software, turn on “the American Psychological Association (APA), Sixth Edition.” For an explanation of the APA Citation Guide, see or citation-guide/apa/
  2. The article is an original work (no plagiarism) and has never been published in a journal printed/online.
  3. During the review and editing process, or after the article is published, it may not be registered in another journal.
  4. Sent articles to editors via submission Open Journal Systems (OJS)
  5. Articles typed in Times New Roman  (12 pt) with 1.5 spacing in Microsoft Word format with a page size A4 (210 x 297 mm). The length of the article ranged 5000 words including pictures, graphs, and tables (if any).
  6. The article is written in Indonesian or English using grammatical rules. In general, the English article is in the past tense.


Particular Instructions


  • The article is the result of research in midwifery.
  • Because of the "Blind Review" system, the author hoped not to include the name, the name, and address of the institution and email address in the cover of the article. The author's name, the name of the institution, as well as the email address listed at the time of registration on the OJS author. To facilitate communication should include an active mobile number.
  • The content and systematics of articles written using the format presented in a narrative essay in the form of a paragraph, without numbering in front subtitles, and should include these components :

Abstrak : Abstrak is written in Indonesian in a short paragraph describing the paper's content. Abstrak consists of background, purpose of the study, method(s), result of the study, and conclusion. Abstract is limited into 250 words (times new roman size 10, italic, single space)

Abstract : Abstrak is written in English in a short paragraph describing paper’s content. Abstrak consists of background, purpose of the study, method(s), result of the study, and conclusion. Abstract is limited into 250 words (times new roman size 10, italic, single space)

Introduction : Introduction consists of background of the study explaining the main topic of research, problem(s), purpose of the study, research significance, and theory used to solve the problem(s).

Method : Method of the research consists of methods and approach, location of research, time of research, population and sampling, data collection technique(s), and data analysis method. Other parts can be added along with research relevance.

Result and Discussion : Result contains in sequence from general to specific with logical explanation by presenting descriptions, tables, and illustrations. The finding emphasizes the observations without the interpretation of the authors. Figures and tables must be given a title and, if sourced from previous publications, must obtain the approval of the author. The discussion contains a comprehensive interpretation and analysis of the research obtained and is linked to the results that have been reported.

Conclusion : Conclusion comes from the research finding and recommendations. Authors are not allowed to rewrite the results, but it must paraphrase the finding. The conclusion should also consider all aspects related to the hypothesis and research objectives.

Reference : Contains reference sources written alphabetically and chronologically, Referral sources are published literature in the last 10 years (especially of the journal). Referral preferred are the primary sources in the form of books, reports (including dissertation), or research articles in scientific journals and magazines. It is suggested to use Mendeley or Zotero as a reference manager at styling the citations and the reference.


The Example of Compiling a Reference

1. Online Journal

Author. (year). Article’s title. Name of journal. Volume. Page. Doi: xxxxx

Gibbons, L. (2010). The global numbers and costs of additionally needed and unnecessary Caesarean sections performed per year: Overuse as a barrier to universal coverage, World Health Report. 30. 1–31. doi: 10.1017/CBO9781107415324.004.

Author. (year). Article’s title. Name of journal. Volume. Page. Retrived from URL

Reeves, S., (2007). Key factors in planning and implementing interprofessional education in health care settings. Journal of Allied Health, 36(4), 231-235. Retrived from

2. Online Magazine

Author. (year, month, date). Article’s title. Name of magazine. Retrived from URL.

Barile, L. (2011, April). Mobile technologies for libraries. C&RL News. Retrived from 222.full.

3. Online Newspaper

Author. (year, month, date). Article’s title. Name of newspaper. Retrived from URL.

Yunda, K. (2017, Januari 2017). Kebidanan di Indonesia. Kompas Online. Retrived from

4. Book

Author. (Year). Book title (edition). City of publisher: publisher

Varney, H. (2003). Varney's Midwifery, 4th Ed. (4 ed., Vol. 2). (4, Ed., & L. M. Trisetyati, Trans.) Jakarta: Buku Kedokteran EGC.

5. Book without Author

Book Title (edition). (year). City of publisher: publisher

Merriam‐Webster’s Dictionary (12th ed). (2007). Springfield, MA: Merriam‐ Webster.

6. Online Book

Author. (year). Book Title (edition). City of Publisher. Retrived fro URL

Kumat, S.R.. (2012). Case studies in Marketing Management.. Dehli: Pearson.   Retrived from   Biro Pusat Statistik. (2013). Statistik Indonesia 2010. Jakarta, DKI: Penulis. Diakses dari 2345.pdf

7. Online Thesis and Dissertation

Author. (year). Thesis or Dissertation Title. Database number.

Young, R.F. (2007). Crossing boundaries in urban ecology (doctoral dissertation). Tersedia dari Proquest Dissertation & Theses Database. (UMI No. 327681)

8. Online Encyclopedia

Word title. (year). Ensyclopedia name. Access from URL

Digital Divide. (2013). Dalam Encyclopedia Britannica. Diakses  6 Mei 2013, dari

9. Online Governance Publication

Institution. (year). Publication number or Title. City of Publisher: Publisher. Retrived from URL

Profil Kesehatan Provinsi Jawa Tengah. (2015). Data Angka Kematian Ibu dan Bayi. Semarang, Jawa Tengah:Penulis. Diakses dari

10. Document from Online Library

Author.(year). Online document title. Retrived from URL

Surachman, A. (2008). SOP Perpustakaan FEB UGM. Diakses dari Universitas Gadjah Mada, Situs Web Perpustakaan

11. Blog

Author. (year,date). Article/Blog Title. Retrived from URL

Surachman, A. (2013, 25 Mei). Akses E‐ Resources Perpustakaan Nasional RI. Tulisan pada 

12. Profesional Web

Author. (year). Title of online document. Retrived from URL

Ikatan Bidan Indonesia. (2017). Standar Praktik Kebidanan. Diakses 18 Mei 2018, dari ml

13. Web without specific information