Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Journal Ners dan Kebidanan(JNK) undergo a rigorous screening and review process to ensure that they fit into the journal's scope and are of sufficient academic quality and novelty to appeal to JNK readership. JNK employs double-blind peer review, in which both author(s) and reviewers identities are concealed from each other.

Initial screening. A newly submitted manuscript will be screened by the Editor-in-Chief for its conformity to JNK scope and basic submission requirements. Manuscripts that fail to pass the initial screening will be rejected without further review. The author has 7 days waiting period on the first article submission.

Peer-review. If the manuscript passes the initial screening stage, it will be assigned to a section editor. Section editor needs 7 days to examine the article based on JNK author guideline. The author has 7 days to revise the article. The revised article given to the section editor to be reviewed, the editorial team needs 7 days to finish the review. If the article Decline Submission section editor has 3 days to inform the author regarding the editorial team decision. If the article Revision Required the editorial team will then send it to an experts in the relevant field to undergo a double-blind peer-review.

First decision. A Decision on a peer-reviewed manuscript will only be made upon the receipt of review reports. In cases where reports differ significantly, the section editor will invite an additional reviewer to get a second opinion before making a decision. At this stage, a manuscript can either be rejected, asked for revisions (minor or major), accepted as is, or (if significant changes to the language or content are required) recommended for resubmission for a second review process. If it is accepted, the manuscript will be returned to the submitting author for formatting. The final decision to accept the manuscript will be made by the Editor-in-Chief based on the recommendation of the section editor and following approval by the board of editors. Reviewer has 30 days to review the article divided into two times of review and the section editor provide the decision Accept Submission or Decline Submission.

Revision stage. A manuscript that requires revisions will be returned to the submitting author, who will have up to 30 days to format and revise the manuscript, following which it will be reviewed by the section editor. The section editor will determine whether the changes are adequate and appropriate, as well as whether the author(s) sufficiently responded to the reviewers' comments and suggestions. If the revisions are deemed to be inadequate, this cycle will be repeated (the manuscript will be returned to the submitting author once more for further revision).

Final decision. At this stage, the revised manuscript will either be accepted or rejected. This decision is dependent whether the section editor finds the manuscript to have been improved to a level worthy of publication. If the author(s) are unable to make the required changes or have done so to a degree below JNK standards, the manuscript will be rejected. The author has 3 days to confirm the layout result. The soon-to-be-published articles, lay-outed by the editor for 14 days.