Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines


  1. Manuscript is the result of field research, case studies,  or library research.
  2. Manuscript should be written in the Microsoft Word program.
  3. Manuscript should be written in either Bahasa Indonesia or English, in size 11 of Times New Romance, in single-spaced.
  4. Title, Identity of the Author(s), Email, Affiliation(s), and Abstract should be written in 1 column in both Bahasa Indonesia and English along with the keywords.
  5. Paper size A4 24 (21 x 29,7 cm) wide with 2.5 cm from all margins. The template can be downloaded in a journal template. 


  1. First part : title, full name, email, affiliation, abstract, and keywords (Indonesian and English)
  2. Main part : introduction, methods, findings, and discussion
  3. Last part: Conclusions (concluding remarks), acknowledgment (if any) and references.


  1. Title is capitalized, bolded in 11 size of Cambria, single-spaced
  2. The author(s)’ name is written under the title without any title, may not be abbreviated, beginning with a capital letter, without beginning with the word “by.” The writing order starts from the first author followed by the second, third, and so on.
  3. Email addresses of all authors are written under the author(s)’ name in 10 size of Cambria along with the affiliation

Abstract must reflect the overall substance of the article content. The abstract must be clear, descriptive, and provide a brief description of the problem under study, including the reasons for the study, or the importance of the research topic, research methods, and summary of the results. The abstract ends with a response regarding the significance of the findings or a brief conclusion. The abstract should be written in 2 languages (English and Indonesian), in 1 paragraph, single-spaced, containing 150-200 words.  

Keywords: 35 Keywords
Keywords contain basic ideas or substance of articles that represent the area being investigated which can make it easier for readers to find articles. Keywords are written under abstract.  

Introduction contains an adequate background to show the gap of the study, objectives, and benefits, theoretical review, previous studies (state of the art) as a basis for "gap analysis" statements of the scientific novelty of articles, and hypotheses (if any). A literature review is not permitted to be written in a separate subheading but is integrated with an explanation of the background of the study to show the state of the art or the novelty of scientific findings. This section is written at a maximum of 20% of the manuscript.  

This section describes in detail the identifying variables, research subjects, instruments, and methods, including the statistical analysis techniques used (in maximum 10% of the total manuscript pages). This section should inform the reader about the types and methods used by the authors in this study. Accurate and appropriate information should be ensured for further research. Quoting definitions directly from the books should be avoided in this section.   

In the Findings section, descriptive statistics, assumption tests, and hypothesis tests are presented along with the analysis in a sequential or integrated manner (no more than 15% of the entire manuscript). Thus, this section must contain data analysis results. If possible, tables/graphs/figures/ that contain interpretations of data analysis should be attached to make the data analysis can be easily understood. Tables/graphs/figures may not contain raw data that has not been analyzed.  

This section should critically explore the research findings, how the findings are related to the previous studies, and the relevance of literature/sources (should be at least 45% of the entire manuscript). This section allows you to present a substantial interpretation of the results of the analysis and comparison with previous studies based on a review of relevant, the most recent, and the main literature of the past 10 years.  

Conclusion must answer the research objectives which is a summary of research findings. The conclusion should be presented in a short, clear, and concise manner based on research findings and discussion and written in paragraph form (not numerical), consisting of the synthesis of findings from data analysis and discussion and highlighting findings new contribution to the development of psychology as a science.  

This section contains acknowledgment or thanks to sponsors, grants, resource persons, or parties who have an important role in conducting the study.  

References are sorted according to the alphabet. All that is referred to in the article must be written in this section and vice versa. Use Reference Applications such as Zotero, Mendeley, etc. for citation and references following the American Psychological Association (APA) format.  

The followings are the example of writing References.
Magazine or Scientific Journal Sources:
Brewer, M. B., & Pierce, K. P. (2005). Social identity complexity and outgroup tolerance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 428-437.
Hyde, J., Hankins, M., Deale. A., & Marteau, T. M. (2008). Interventions to increase self-efficacy in the context of addiction behaviours: A systematic literature review. Journal of Health Psychology, 13, (5), 607-623.

Williams, D. L, Goldstein, G., & Minshew, N. J. (2006). The profile of memory function in children with autism. Neuropsychology, 20, (1), 21–29. doi: 10.1037/0894-4105.20.1.21

Books Sources:
Azwar, S . (2007). Metode penelitian. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.

Lunsford, A., & Ede, L. (2009). Child education: Perspective on teaching activities. Carbondale: Illinois University Press.

Willig, C. (2008). Introducing qualitative research in psychology: adventures in theory and method. (2nd ed.). London: McGraw-Hill Open University Press

Proceeding or Seminar Sources:
Desiningrum, D. R. (2011). Future time perspective, goal orientation, and subjective well being in elderly. The Padjadjaran International Conference on Psychology (pp.17-23). Bandung, Indonesia: Faculty of Psychology, Padjadjaran University.

Dissertation or Thesis Sources:
Pratama, A. G. (2009). Kontribusi kesejahteraan subjektif pada religiusitas Islam, persepsi tentang penyakit, dan perilaku menjaga kesehatan diri dalam model perilaku memelihara kesehatan: Suatu upaya menemukan model perilaku memelihara kesehatan dengan taraf kecocokan optimal pada penderita HIV+. Disertasi. Program Pascasarjana Universitas Padjadjaran Bandung.

Handbooks Sources:
Albarracin, Johnson, & Zanna. (2005). The handbook of attitudes. New Jersey: Erlbaum.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Sixth edition. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association