The Journal of Nursing Widya Gantari Indonesia (JKWGI) was first published in 2014, with ISSN registration from LIPI Indonesia for the print edition. After the publication of volume 2 number 2, JKWGI experienced a management vacancy so that it was not issued for three years. In 2019, a new journal editorial team was formed and JKWGI Volume 3 Number 1 was published with e-ISSN registration. Since then, publication has been carried out regularly twice a year in February and September.

To improve the quality of the journal, in 2020 a new editorial team was formed and the involvement of wider bestari partners. and cooperation with the Indonesian National Nurses Association Professional Organization (PPNI). Instructions for authors and reviewers are prepared in more detail and are accompanied by documents to ensure the integrity of the writing.