Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat (JPU) [Indonesian Journal of Indigenous Psychology] is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in Psychology that publishes empirical based research articles of various topics related to psychology, particularly topics that emphasize indigenous values and cultures of Indonesia.

Journal Psikologi Ulayat (JPU) is accredited with "SINTA 3" by the Directorate General of Higher Education Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia (no: 21/E/KPT/2018) on 9 July 2018. 

JPU is published by Konsorsium Psikologi Ilmiah Nusantara (KPIN). JPU is aimed to facilitate communication, dissemination, and enhancement of ideas within scholars in the field of psychology by showcasing high-quality works. Despite having a particular focus on the applications of psychology in the Indonesian cultural contexts, JPU is also an outlet for the contributions of social scientists around the world whose studies are related to Indonesian or Asian studies. 


Submissions of wide ranges of empirical research in psychology are welcome, with a particular interest of articles featuring the cultural and cross-cultural aspects through comparative studies or the application of psychology in certain cultural contexts. Students and scientists are welcome to submit their works. In particular, JPU accept articles from the following subthemes:


  1. Cultural Psychology,
  2. Social Psychology,
  3. Interpersonal Relationships,
  4. Dynamics within Organizational settings,
  5. Developmental Psychology,
  6. Development of Psychological Instruments,
  7. Educational Psychology,
  8. Clinical Psychology,
  9. Politic Psychology.


While JPU is aimed to be accessible for both early and established scientists, JPU currently accepts two forms of articles:

  1. Research Reports– empirical studies (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods approach). We welcome empirical study reports that have significant contributions towards the understanding of the phenomena, regardless the results being significant or not, as long as the methods are appropriate and robust. Replication studies are also acceptable. 
  2. Literature Reviews – critical analysis of particular phenomena. Submissions to literature review article are only upon editors’ invitations. Should you have literature review articles that you deem would be particularly fit to JPU, please consult to our editor in chief prior making online submission and the decision would be based on discretion of the editorial board. Please note that upon positive response of the editorial board, submission process of literature review articles would be treated in similar way with the regular submission, which means the manuscript would still undergo blind peer review processes.  

To enable the widest accessible readers of the published articles, JPU is currently indexed in:


All published articles are registered with DOI.


Section Policies


We welcome empirical study reports that have significant contributions towards the understanding of the phenomena, regardless the results being significant or not, as long as the methods are appropriate and robust. Replication studies are also acceptable.

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Literature Review

Literature review article focuses on the critical analysis of particular phenomena. However, submissions to this type of article are only accepted by the Editors’ invitations. 

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Peer Review Process

Initial screening by JPU’s editors is conducted on every submitted manuscript to determine the appropriateness with the scope and the nature of the journal. Editors then decide whether the submission is appropriate to be send for review. Initial recommendation to revise the manuscript may be given by the editors prior sending it for review processes. The initial screening process is usually less than a week. 


Submissions that are considered eligible for review processes will then be assigned to a reviewer through a double-blind peer review process. The editor will then make an editorial decision based on the reviewers’ comments and recommendation. There are four possible decisions:


  • ACCEPT as is,
  • MINOR REVISION (with no additional review round),
  • MAJOR REVISION (with additional review round of the revised draft),


We aimed for the submission to have an editorial decision within 3 months, although this timeframe is highly dependent on the availability of the assigned reviewer. 


Copyediting process will begin upon manuscript acceptance and onlyafter the authors completes the informed consent for publication, which will be sent along with the acceptance notification email from the Editor.


Publication Frequency

This journal is published 2 times per year.


Open Access Policy

JPU provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public and to support a greater global exchange of knowledge.


JPU does not charge author fee for submission and publication of articles. 



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Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat (JPU) is currently indexed in:


Publication Ethics

Please refer to the JPU publication ethics for the responsibilities of the editors, reviewers, and authors regarding publication process in JPU.


Plagiarism Screening

JPU uses many platforms for plagiarism screening of every submission, including: Google Scholar and/or iThenticate Software


Corrections and Retractions

In accordance with generally accepted standards of scholarly publishing, JPU does not alter articles after publication. In the case of serious errors or misconduct, however, JPU publishes corrections of serious errors that affect the article, but not fully invalidate the results. The correction note will be published and linked to the published article. The published article will be left as is, with no change.


Retractions is only possible if: 

  • There is a clear evidence that the presented findings are invalid and unreliable,
  • The article constitutes plagiarism,
  • The article has been published elsewhere,
  • The article reports unethical research.


The retraction note will be published and replace the retracted article.