Focus and Scope

Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (GamaJPP) e-ISSN 2407-7801 is an open-access journal disseminating novel and innovative applied research on current topics within the broad area of psychology. Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (GamaJPP) welcomes manuscripts in the area of:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology of Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (GamaJPP) accepts articles using experimental research design that meet the standard publication in this journal. The primary target audiences of this journal are academicians, graduate students, practitioners, and other professionals with interest in psychology.


Review Policy

  1. Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (GamaJPP). Employs a double-blind review method, namely that both reviewers and author(s) identities will be concealed from each other.
  2. Initial Screening. All submitted manuscript will be screened by the Editor-in-Chief to determine whether the manuscript abides by the focus and scope of Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (GamaJPP). Manuscripts that do not meet the basic requirements will be rejected without further review.
  3. Peer-review. All manuscripts that pass the initial screening stage, will be distributed to two experts in the relevant field to undergo a double-blind peer-review.
  4. First Decision. A decision on a peer-reviewed manuscript will be given once both reviewers have submitted their review reports. In the event that both reviewers have differing opinions about the manuscript, the final decision will be handed over to the Editor-in-Chief. At this stage, the author(s) will receive at least one of this decision: accepted; revision required; or rejected.
  5. Revision Stage. Manuscripts that have been recommended for revision will be returned to the submitting author. Author(s) will have up to 1 months to revise the manuscripts. The revision process will be limited to a maximum of two rounds.
  6. Final Decision. If the author(s) fail to meet the revision requirements after the second round, the manuscript will be rejected. All accepted manuscripts will go through the final editing and layout process.
  7.  The Editor shall inform you of the results of the review as soon as possible, hopefully in 3 months. 

Privacy Statement

  1. The name and email address entered into this journal site will be used only for journal purposes and will not be used for any other purpose.
  2. The peer-review of a manuscript is a confidential process. Reviewers should keep the whole process completely confidential.
  3. Reviewers should not disclose any information whatsoever to anyone before publication of the manuscript.

Screening Plagiarism

Plagiarism screening will be conducted using Turnitin online plagiarism detection software. If the screening finds similarity index up to 20% or more, the author should rewrite the entire manuscript. The editor has the right to reject and replace the manuscript if the author does not abide with the regulation within a given time limit (a month) after the manuscript has been returned for revising.

Article Processing Charges

Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (GamaJPP) does not charge a publication fee for authors. All articles published in our journals are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication.

Digital Archiving

This journal utilizes the Indonesia One Search (IOS)Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD), and Indonesian Publication Index (IPI) system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives All articles published in our journals are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Conflict of Interest

Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (GamaJPP) respects requests not to have the manuscripts peer-reviewed by those experts who may have a competing interest with the author(s) of a submitted manuscript. It is not possible for Editors to be aware of all competing interests; we therefore expect that reviewers would inform the Editor-in-Chief if they notice any potential competing interest during the course of review of a manuscript. Moreover, the reviewers are expected to inform the Editors or editorial office of the journal if they have a conflict of interest in carrying out a review of a manuscript submitted by any author/contributor of the manuscript.

Double-blind peer review

  1. This means that the reviewers of the paper won’t get to know the identity of the author(s), and the author(s) won’t get to know the identity of the reviewer. The idea is that everyone should get a similar and unbiased review.
  2. Remove any identifying information, including author names, from file names and ensure document properties are also anonymized.

Copyright Notice

Authors whose manuscript is published will approve the following provisions:

Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (GamaJPP) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You are free to copy, transform, or redistribute articles for any lawful purpose in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (GamaJPP), link to the license, indicate if changes were made, and redistribute any derivative work under the same license.

Copyright on articles is held by the journal, with authors required to sign a copyright transfer agreement. By submitting to Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (GamaJPP), authors grant any third party the right to use their article to the extent provided by the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Journal History

Gadjah Mada Journal of Profesional Psychology (GamaJPP) was launched in 2015 as an outlet for the publication of a Psychology Master’s thesis at Universitas Gadjah Mada taking into account that this program produces a large number of final assignments each year. From the start, GamaJPP was published three times a year with the aim of disseminating empirical research reports that involve clinical or therapeutic interventions. However since 2018 GamaJPP has only been published in two editions a year.