Author Guidelines

Buletin Psikologi adopts the American Psychological Association (APA) standards for publications in its guideline for authors policy, both in terms of publication structure (i.e., Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion or IMRaD) and citation style. Please follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7ed.) when preparing your manuscript. Manuscripts that do not follow the required APA style will be rejected directly by the Editors.

Manuscript Preparation
General Author Guidelines

Title Titles should be kept concise, informative, and interesting. Keep the title no more than 14 words. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and completely identify the main issue of the paper. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. For more detailed information, click new page
Author Names and Affiliation Author names should not contain academic title, official ranks, or professional positions. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and last/family name(s) -full name if possible- of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes name of department/unit, (faculty), the name of university/institution, complete postal address, and country. All contributing author should be shown in contribution order.
Abstract It should be written in both English and Indonesian. Each abstract is written in a single paragraph with a maximum of 200 words. Briefly describe the introduction/background, method, objective of the research, results, conclusion, and implication of the research. Do not use abbreviations and citations.
Keywords Include 4-5 keywords or phrases, arranged in alphabetical order and separated using semicolons (;). Avoid using terms that are too general or long.
Introduction This section should briefly provide information on the background, literature review, state of the originality of the work, hypothesis, and objective. Avoid the use of secondary citations.
Methods This segment should inform readers of the materials and methods that the authors have used for the research. Please ensure that sufficient information has been given to allow for repetition of the research.
Results Present the outcome of the study. Use tables and figures whenever appropriate. Results should be able to answer the hypotheses.
Discussion Interpret the study findings in the context of previous research. The authors should also address the strength and limitations of their study. This section should not be a repetition of the result section.
Conclusions and Recommendation Present the main conclusions of the study. This section should be separated with the implication of the findings (e.g., a suggestion for future research, policy suggestions, etc). For clear samples, please refer to our published articles
Acknowledgments Acknowledge anyone who has contributed to the research (e.g., funding organizations, research assistants). The name of the funding organizations should be written in full. Additionally, authors should also list any individuals who have helped during the study.
Authors’ Contributions List each of the authors’ contributions to the research and manuscript. Authorship should be restricted to those who have contributed significantly to the work by either: conceiving or designing the study, contributing new methods or models, performing research, analyzing data, or writing the paper. All authors should be indicated by their initials. For example, “AKP and GL designed the study. SR, BW, ALD analyzed the data. All authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript”.
Conflict of Interest Declare any competing interest (e.g., financial, professional, or personal relationships relevant to the work).
Funding All research articles should have a funding acknowledgement statement included in the manuscript in the form of a sentence for example "The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Faculty of Psychology Council [grant number xxx]".
Orcid ID The ORCID iD of all authors should be included in the article, If you don't yet have an ORCID iD, register now — it's free and only takes 30 seconds.

All reference results referred to in the article text must use primary references, up to the last 10 years. All sources that are cited in the text must be included in the Reference list. The journal uses APA citation style. please check Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th. ed.) or

For references in a non-English language, provide the English translation between square brackets ([ ]) right after the title. Authors are strongly urged to use a reference manager such as Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote to build their bibliography, saving the file in. bib format (Tutorial to Create .bib file in Reference Manager).
Figures and Tables

Relation of Tables or Figures and Text: Because tables and figures supplement the text, all tables and figures should be referenced in the text. The author also must explain what the reader should look for when using the table or figure. The reference table and figure use the APA 7th Edition

Important User Information:
Duplicate Submissions : Authors must ensure that articles submitted to the Buletin Psikologi are not sent to other journals, so that there are no duplicate submissions. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.


Article Submission

Article submission in Buletin Psikologi is managed by an online submission platform at the following address

This system enables authors to trace the progress of their manuscript submission and speeds up the article’s processing time.

For the initial screening stage, authors must conform to our guidelines (see the manuscript structure. Manuscripts that do not comply with the guideline will be rejected immediately.

Submission steps:

  1. All submissions must be done online via We do not accept email submission.
  2. If you have not submitted manuscript previously in our journal, please register as Authors. To do so, please click on the "REGISTER" button to the top of this page and enter the requested information. Authors will then receive a username and password to log in and submit their journal. Please click the "LOG IN" button on the left and log in to the system as "Author." You may then submit your manuscript and track its progress through the system
  3. The following supporting documents should accompany the submitted manuscript, Cover letter, and Statement of originality, and Copyright Transfer Agreement Form
  4. Information on the peer-review process can be viewed HERE
  5. A manuscript article template can be downloaded HERE


Instructions for Revised Submission:


Please provide a copy of the revised text with changes marked in the text using either tracking changes or highlighting


In your written response to the reviewers’ comments, give the page number(s), paragraph(s), and/or line number(s) where each revision was made.


Respond to each referee’s comments, indicating precisely the changes made in response to the critiques. Also, give reasons for suggested changes that were not implemented, and identify any additional changes that were made.


In any case that we do not receive revisions within 1 month period, the manuscript will be administratively withdrawn and the manuscript must be resubmitted for further consideration.

At the editors’ discretion, and in cases where substantial new data are required, extensions may be granted for revisions. In such cases, every effort will be made to retain the original reviewers

After Acceptance

  • Online Copyediting

Corresponding authors will receive an email including a link to our online copyediting system, which allows for online proof annotation and correction. The environment is comparable to MS Word in that you can modify text, comment on figures/tables, and answer Copy Editor questions. Web-based proofing is a speedier and less error-prone method because it allows you to type your corrections directly, eliminating the possibility of errors.

Please use this copyediting step to ensure that the text, tables, and figures are properly typeset, edited, complete, and correct. Significant revisions to the article accepted for publication will only be considered at this point with the Editor's agreement.

It is crucial that all corrections are communicated back to us.

  • Copyright Transfer

Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher (or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights).

  • Article Processing Charge (APC)

The corresponding author will be notified of the invoice (APC). The author will receive a link in the form of a DOI article link which can be shared via email and social networks. The author will receive a printed version, then it will be sent by post. Furthermore readers can be ordered journal printed version from official web page.

Post Publication

After the article is published online, the author has the rights to:

  • Receive a notification via email.

  • Promote their published article in UP social media.

  • Share the link to the published article independently.

Online Campaign

There are several ways you can promote your article:

  • Publicize your article on your private or UP social media accounts and engage with others, you can also tag your colleagues, peers, and/or interested parties. | Author

  • Present your findings at relevant events such as conferences and academic forums. |Author

  • Talk about your article on podcasts either your own or established ones. | Author

  • Be eye-catching! Create infographics, abstract visualization, cover images or short videos to boost your article’s content. | Author & Publisher

Article withdrawal

Author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources. Further, Editors and peer reviewers of Jurnal Psikologi allocate a great deal of time and efforts processing submitted manuscript. Thus, in case of manuscript withdrawal, Jurnal Psikologi applies the following rules.

  • Author requests withdrawal after the manuscript is reviewed for publication, a fee of IDR 250.0000 (or USD 25) per manuscript is applied as a withdrawal penalty, and if the author requests withdrawal after the manuscript is accepted for publication the author(s) also will be put on a 'black list' for 2 years.
  • Withdrawal of manuscript is only allowed after the withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to Jurnal Psikologi.
  • If author does not abide the regulation to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be put in “blacklist” for publication in Jurnal Psikologi. Further, the author(s) previously published articles will also be taken off our online system.
  • If you still wish to withdraw the manuscript, please visit the following link.

Note: For mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) read more