Publication Ethics

The following statements are based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Jurnal Keperawatan Indonesia Florence Nightingale (JKIFN) and its Publisher, Politeknik Kesehatan Bandung follows the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). 


JKIFN is dedicated to advancing the field of nursing and enhancing nursing health through the publication of scientific peer-reviewed periodicals. Each manuscript undergoes thorough evaluation by a board of peer reviewers with expertise in relevant fields to ensure adherence to predetermined editorial standards. JKIFN serves as a vital medium of communication among academics, clinicians, and peer reviewers, with publishers tasked with safeguarding the validity and independence of all published content, including research articles, review articles, case studies, and policy briefs. Publication decisions are solely based on manuscript quality and remain uninfluenced by advertising or sponsorship. To minimize subjectivity and bias, a blinded review method is employed.

The publication of an ethics statement aims to outline the expected behavior and conduct of all involved parties, including peer reviewers, chief editors, editorial board members, authors, and the publisher.These ethical guidelines are derived from COPE’s best practice guidelines for journal editors.

Peer Reviewers

Peer reviewers are tasked with providing recommendations to authors to enhance manuscript quality and aiding editors in establishing editorial policy based on their expertise.


  1. Publication Decision: Editors are responsible for publication decisions based on editorial board policies, compliance with legal requirements, and ensuring content does not contain harmful information, slander, copyright disputes, or plagiarism. Collaboration with other editors or peer reviewers to support publication decisions is acceptable, with decisions not influenced by personal considerations.
  2. Fairness: Editors must evaluate manuscripts based solely on scientific content, irrespective of authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or political beliefs.
  3. Confidentiality: All manuscript information is confidential and should only be shared with relevant parties, including authors, peer reviewers, prospective peer reviewers, editors, and publishers.
  4. Conflicts of Interest: Editors are prohibited from using unpublished manuscript material for personal gain without author consent. Any conflicts of interest must be declared, and if necessary, another editor should handle manuscript evaluation. Transparency regarding conflicts of interest is essential, and appropriate actions, such as editorial statements or retractions, will be taken if conflicts are revealed post-publication.
  5. Involvement and Collaboration in Investigations: Editors must address reports of unethical behavior, even years after publication. Communication with authors and relevant institutions is vital, and corrections, retractions, or editorial notes may be issued as appropriate responses.
  6. Erratum on Published Manuscripts: Editors must promptly notify authors and publish corrections on the journal website if fatal errors are discovered in published manuscripts.


  1. Authors must adhere to standards for manuscript preparation, ensuring accuracy, reliability, repeatability, precision, and validation of data presented.
  2. Data Access and Retention: Authors must provide access to raw data for editorial review.
  3. Originality and Plagiarism: Manuscripts must contain original research or treatments, with proper citation of previously published works. Plagiarism in any form will result in rejection.
  4. Multiple, Repetitive, or Simultaneous Publication: Simultaneous publication in other journals is prohibited.
  5. Sources of Information and References: Permission is required for using personal communication or confidential information.
  6. Writing Agreement: All authors must approve the final manuscript and sign submission forms.
  7. Hazardous Materials and Human Subjects and Animals: Procedures involving hazardous materials or human/animal subjects must be clearly explained and approved by appropriate committees.
  8. Conflict of Interest: Authors must disclose any conflicts of interest, including financial support, relationships, patents, grants, or funding.
  9. Corrigendum in Published Manuscripts: Authors must promptly contact the editor to retract manuscripts containing fatal errors.