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Author Guidelines

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A. The Manuscript General Guidelines

The manuscript text general guidelines are as follows:

  1.  The writing format that used in Buletin Psikologi follows the format applied by APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association).
  2. The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism element. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates plagiarism.
  3. The submission and the publication processes are free, without any additional fees.
  4. The manuscript that has been written under the guidelines of Buletin Psikologi (in MS Word format,  use this article template) must be submitted through Online Submission System using Open Journal System (OJS).
  5. The manuscript article writing guidelines and the template can be downloaded. (.doc) format. The template and the guidelines of the article writing are available in MS Word
  6. Manuscripts can be written in Indonesian or English by using good and correct grammar rules.
  7. Manuscripts written in English by authors whose native language is not English must be sent to the English Editor for prior review of the grammar.
  8. The manuscript must be written in MS Word format with A4 (210 x 297 mm) page size, single-column with text layout as simple as possible. It is recommended to use only the writing facilities provided in MS Word (bold, italics, subscript, superscript, equation, etc.).
  9. All parts of the text in the manuscript are written using the Linotype Palatino font.
  10. The length of the scientific manuscripts should be approximately 5000 words or 15-20 pages, including the accompanying figures, graphs, and tables (conditional).
  11. Figures and tables are just for explaining things that are not easily explained in the text. Please ensure that the quality and size of the images presented are sufficient to produce good print quality.
  12. Authors whose scripts will be published in the Buletin Psikologi will only receive 2 copies of the printed manuscript. Authors must be willing to buy a minimum of 2 copies of the printed Buletin Psikologi containing their writings
  13. It is suggested to the author who will submit the manuscript in Buletin Psikologi to use the following reference tools: Mendeley, GrammarlyEndNote. and  Zotero
 B. Instructions
  1. The terms in a foreign language or regional language in the text are written in italic letters
  2. The literature review is not included as part of the manuscript structure. Thus, the citation of important literature can be integrated into the introduction section or in the discussion.
  3. The citation of literature written in the discussion section should be as simple yet necessary as the content that is preferred in this section is the discussion about the result of the found data analysis.

 C. Article Structure

The contents and systematics of the written manuscripts are described narratively using the essay format in paragraph form, and do not use detailed grammatical systems such as thesis/dissertation (without subtitle numbering) and should contain the following components:

1. The title of the manuscript:

The title should be concise and straight forward to describe the content of the manuscript. It may use attractive and creative titles to attract readers (maximum 14 words).

2. Author Name

Write the full name of the author without a title, the institution where the author work/study (affiliation) and the author's address of the correspondent (e-mail).

3. Abstract

The abstract must be written in English and in Bahasa Indonesia with 1.0 line spacing and a maximum of 150 words containing the purpose of the research, and the principal results.

4. Keywords

The main words in the study can be taken from the research variables, the characteristics of the research subject, and the referred theory (minimum of three words or combined words, written in alphabetical order)

5. Introduction

The introduction must contain preliminary, problems and theoretical (shortly and consecutively) a general background and a literature review (state of the art) as the basis of the brand new research question, statements of the brand new scientific article, main research problems, and the hypothesis. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article writing should be stated. In the scientific article format, it does not allow to write down the references as in the research report. They should be represented in the literature review to show the brand new of the scientific article.

6. Discussion

This part consists of the research results and how they are discussed. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data.  The research results and the discovery must be the answers or the research hypothesis stated previously in the introduction part.

7. Conclusion and Suggestion

This section is concise, clear and solid based on the results of the study (a maximum of 1 page), made in paragraph (not numerical) form, containing the findings as syntheses between the results of the analysis and the results of the study, and further highlighting the novelty contributing to the development of psychology

8. References

Write the references alphabetically and chronologically by using the standard APA citing application. The References List is a Reference List not a Bibliography, it shall contain all sources referred to in the Manuscript, and shall not contain unused sources. The reference list contains all references in text originating from sources that are: (a) relevant, (b) at least 80% up to date (last 10 years), and (c) primary (at least 80%), mainly from the journal Manuscript. use the following reference tools: Mendeley, GrammarlyEndNote. and  Zotero. If possible, the article’s DOI should be given for each reference list. Note that missing data will be highlighted at the proof stage for the author to correct.

 Below are the examples of writing a reference from the following source:

(a)   Journal without DIgital Object Identifier (DOI)

Light, M. A., & Light, I. H. (2008). The geographic expansion of Mexican immigration in the United States and its implications for local law enforcement. Law Enforcement Executive Forum Journal, 8(1), 73-82.

Arbiyah, N., Nurwianti, F., & Oriza, D. (2008). Hubungan bersyukur dengan subjective well being pada penduduk miskin. Jurnal Psikologi Sosial14(1), 11-24.

(b)  Journal with Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24(1), 225-229. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

(c)    Magazine Manuscript

Chamberlin, J., Novotney, A., Packard, E., & Price, M. (2008, May). Enhancing worker well-being: Occupational health psychologists convene to share their research on work, stress, and health. Monitor on Psychology, 39(5). 26-29.

(d)    Online Magazine Manuscript

Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs. ideology: Psychologists fight back about the misuse of research. Monitor on Psychology, 39(6). Retrieved from  (2015, January 9).

(e)    Newspaper Manuscript (No Author)

Six sites meet for a comprehensive anti-gang initiative conference. (2006, November/December). OJJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from: (2015, January 9).

(f)   Unpublished Thesis/Disertation

Rimawati, A. B. (2010). Model teoretik prasangka sosial. (Dissertation Unpublish). Faculty of Psychology. Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.

(g)   Book

Azwar, S. (2012). Penyusunan skala psikologi (ed.2). Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.

(h)   Book (with Editor)

Cone, J. D. (1999). Observational assessment: Measure development and research issues. Dalam P. C. Kendall, J. N. Butcher, & G. N. Holmbeck (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in clinical psychology (183-223). New York: Wiley.

(i)    Unpublished Manuscript

Nuryati, A., & Indati, A. (1993). Faktor-faktor yang memengaruhi prestasi belajar. Manuskript Unpublish, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.

(j) References include in a meta-analysis

*Cassidy, S. (2015). Resilience building in students: The role of academic self-efficacy. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1–14. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01781

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. References are written according the writing style of Buletin Psikologi. The primary references are no less than 80% from at least ten sources and had been taken from the late five year publications.
  8. Abstract already brief and concise and not exceed 150 words in English.
  9. I declare the submission has no potential conflict of interest
  10. I hereby stated that this manusrcipt have no plagiarism matter.
  11. I hereby declare that this submission is my own work.
  12. Check Standard Operational Procedure of Submission Buletin Psikologi

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  1. The right to publication of all journal material published on the Buletin Psikologi website is held by the editorial board with the author's knowledge (moral rights remain the property of the author).
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Article Publication: 400000.00 (IDR)
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