Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation Jurnal 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.


Jurnal Psikologi (jpsi) uses an online submission platform. This system enables authors to trace the progress of their manuscript submission and speeds up the article’s processing time. For the initial stage, authors must conform to our guidelines (see the manuscript structure). Manuscripts that do not comply with the guideline will be rejected.

General Author Guidelines:

  • All submissions are done online via
  • Log in is required for the first time user. If you do not have an account, click "Register" button and make your account.
    ID should be your email address being actively used now. If you have an account but forgot your password, click the "Forgot Your Password?" button. Your password will be given to your email address on your request. To begin, enter your User ID and password into the boxes provided, and click. At the welcome screen, click "New Submission" button. After that, click button to submit your new manuscript and follow for steps.
  • The following supporting documents should accompany the submitted manuscript, Cover letter, and Statement of originality
  • A manuscript structure article template can be downloaded here
  • Click Tutorial Online Submission


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.
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

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Instructions for Revised Submissions :

1 Please provide a copy of the revised text with changes marked in the text using either tracking changes or highlighting
2 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.
3 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.
4 Revisions not received within 1 month will be administratively withdrawn. For further consideration, the manuscript must be resubmitted. 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