Ethics & Policies

Principles for Publication of Research Involving Human Subjects

The manuscript must correspond to the ethical criteria outlined in an acceptable version of the Helsinki Declaration (as revised in Brazil 2013), which is available. at

Authorship and Acknowledgements

The journal follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' (ICMJE) definition of authorship. The ICMJE advises that authorship be based on the four criteria listed below:

  1. Significant contributions to the work's conception or design; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work.
  2. Drafting the work or critically reviewing it for key intellectual substance.
  3. Final approval of the version to be published.
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all parts of the work, including ensuring that any questions about the truth or integrity of any portion of the work are thoroughly examined and resolved.

Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be acknowledged in the 'Acknowledgements' section.

Disclosure Statement

All authors are required by the journal to disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any financial or other interest or relationship that could be viewed as influencing an author's neutrality is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be stated when they are directly relevant or related to the work described by the authors in their publication.

Publication Ethics

This journal adheres to the guideline of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). 


This journal gives instant open access to its material on the basis that making research freely available to the public promotes a broader global exchange of information. In particular, every content is freely available to the user or his/her institution. Users may read, download, copy, distribute/print a copy for personal and non-commercial use, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without previous permission from the publisher or author. This is based on the BOAI (Budapest Open Access Initiative) definition of open access.


All NSR Journal articles are open-access and freely available online. All published articles are free to read and download anywhere in the globe. To keep this model going, we now charge authors an article processing price (APC) that covers the spectrum of publishing services we offer, such as article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer service. The APC is charged to authors, funders, or associated institutions when the work is editorially accepted for publication. The APC is IDR 300,000 (for Indonesian authors) or USD 20 (for authors from other countries). Payment can be made using a bank transfer. The corresponding author receives information about the bank account through email.