Focus and Scope

Last update: 4 January 2024

Belitung Nursing Journal (BNJ) is an internationally refereed publication that provides a venue for nursing scholarship with an Asian focus and perspectives from the region. Its objective is to highlight evidence on nursing science, management, healthcare policy, education, and practice within Asian communities worldwide, catering to a broad international readership.

BNJ welcomes various submissions, including original research, review article, theory & concept development, and case study on clinical and professional nursing topics from 49 Asian countries (according to the United Nations). Furthermore, BNJ accepts negative results, given that the research design is sound.

The majority of papers in BNJ are written by nurses and midwives, with no restrictions on authorship for other health professions, as long as the articles align with the stated objectives and scopes, particularly with regards to implications for nursing science, management, and practice.

The intended readership of BNJ includes practicing nurses and midwives in all spheres and levels committed to advancing practice and professional development based on new knowledge and evidence, nursing and midwifery profession managers and senior members, nurse educators and nursing students, and researchers, scholars, and scientists in other disciplines with an interest in common issues and interdisciplinary collaboration.