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Author Guidelines

Submission is welcome anytime of the year. Please submit your manuscript electronically through the manuscript submission portal in Microsoft Word format. You will need to register a new account, if you do not have one, to make a submission.

Do not submit manuscripts to the Editor's email address.


Please peruse the Authors Guideline below or download it here.

General Guideline

  1. The submitted manuscript must adhere to the guidelines of the 6th Publication Manual of American Psychological Association.
  2. The submitted manuscript must reflect an original work and is free from plagiarism. The editor board reserves the right to automatically decline the submission should plagiarism is detected. 
  3. Manuscript in either English or Indonesian language is accepted, however manuscript written in English by non-English native authors must be edited by a professional English editor prior to being sent for review.
  4. For manuscripts written in Indonesian language, an appropriate translation of the terminologies and variables must be performed whenever possible based on the reference from the latest version of Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia.
  5. Please download our templates for the detailed guideline for the manuscript (INDONESIAN / ENGLISH)  and the title page (INDONESIAN / ENGLISH) formats prior to submitting your manuscript. Please ensure the manuscript adheres to the appropriate guideline to speed up the reviewing process. All files are submitted in MS Word format. Please do not submit PDF files.
  6. The maximum length of the submitted manuscript is 6.000 words, including abstract (max. 200 words), reference, tables, and figures. The journal applies a strict criteria regarding the maximum word counts and in under rare circumstances, manuscripts that exceeds the word limits are carefully allowed under editor’s consideration.
  7. Tables and figures are only presented when necessary to provide sufficient explanation and are not redundantly explained in the paragraphs. Figures are presented in black-and-white images. 
  8. Authors are encouraged to use EndNote or Mendeley as the referencing tools.
  9. To enable double-blind review procedure, the title page MUST BE UPLOADED separately in the supplementary upload file column. The manuscript must not contain any author-identifying information. All files need to be prepared in MS Word format. Below are the required files for the submission.
    1. Cover letter.
    2. Title page, includes: title, list of authors' names and affiliations, correspondence email, acknowledgement, funding, and conflict of interest. Download the template for the title page here (INDONESIAN / ENGLISH).
    3. Main manuscript MUST NOT include any information about authors and affiliations, including but not limited to acknowledgement, funding, and conflict of interest sections. Download template for the manuscript here (INDONESIAN / ENGLISH).
    4. Other supporting files (if any).


Title Page

A separate title page must be prepared and submitted together with the manuscript. The title page consists the following information: title of the manuscript (no more than 18 words), short title (no more than 8 words), authors' names and affiliations, and corresponding email must be presented in the title page. The information about conflicts of interest and/or sponsoring agency should also be written in the title page. Please use our template (INDONESIAN / ENGLISH) for the title page. Title page is submitted as a SUPPLEMENTARY FILE in the submission portal.


Manuscript Structures

Manuscript is written systematically in paragraphs using narrative ways. General structures of the manuscript include:

  • TITLE OF THE MANUSCRIPT. Title must be concise (no more than 18 words), must reflect the main variables, and is creatively expressed to attract readers.
  • ABSTRACT. Regardless the language used in the manuscript, abstract must be provided in both English and Indonesian language. Abstract is written with 1.0 spacing, maximum 200 words.
  • KEYWORDS. Three to five keywords must be provided and must reflect the focuses or variables of the study (presented in alphabetical order). 
  • INTRODUCTION. Introduction contains presentation of the phenomena as background information that leads to the research problems. Sufficient literature reviews are also presented in this section. Please use subheadings for better organization. Research questions and hypotheses are presented at the end of this section.
  • METHODS. Methods should provide information that enables replication of the study. Please refrain from presenting redundant information of the generally known terminologies (such as: the definition of well-known study designs, sampling techniques, etc.). Subheadings of the Methods section must be presented in the following order:
    • Participants: describe the criteria of participants, sampling techniques, and general characteristics.
    • Design: describe the study designs and the rationale.
    • Procedure: describe how the study was executed and any ethical clearance information.
    • Analysis Techniques: describe the particular techniques that are used to analyze the main findings.
  • RESULTS. Presentations of the results should answer the research questions and hypotheses written in the Introduction section. Tables and figures may be used when necessary for effective presentation of the findings, but should not be redundantly explained in the paragraphs. When interview is used as data collection method,  this section should also contain direct quotations of meaningful participants’ transcripts that support the findings. 
  • DISCUSSION. Discussion contains the interpretations of the findings that are presented. Study limitations should also be adequately discussed in this part. 
  • CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS. This section should contain three subheadings in the following order: 
    • Conclusion: must strictly be in a paragraph, summarizing the main findings of the study.
    • Theoretical recommendations: discuss the recommendations for related future studies.
    • Practical recommendations: discuss the practical recommendations that are of direct implementations from the findings.
  • REFERENCES. List all references used in alphabetical order, in accordance with the 6thAPA style. Please refer to the examples below.


Examples of references:


Journal Articles without DOI:

Abdullah, M. C., Elias, H., Mahyuddin, R., & Uli, J. (2009). Adjustment among first year students in a Malaysian university. European Journal of Social Science8(3), 496-505.


Journal Articles without DOI (in press):

Abdullah, M. C., Elias, H., Mahyuddin, R., & Uli, J. (2009). Adjustment among first year students in a Malaysian university. European Journal of Social Science. Advanced online publication.


Journal Articles with DOI:

Gabriel, B., Beach, S. R. H., & Bodenmann, G. (2010). Depression, marital satisfaction and communication in couples: Investigating gender differences. Behavior Therapy, 41, 306-316. 


Journal Articles with DOI (in press):

Abdullah, M. C., Elias, H., Mahyuddin, R., & Uli, J. (2009). Adjustment among first year students in a Malaysian university. European Journal of Social Science. Advanced online publication.


Unpublished Undergraduate Thesis:

Aprianti, I. (2012). Hubungan antara perceived social support dan psychological well-being pada mahasiswa perantau tahun pertama di Universitas Indonesia (Skripsi tidak dipublikasikan).Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia.



Azwar, S. (2012). Penyusunan Skala Psikologi Edisi 2. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.


Data from the Internet:

Dinas Pendidikan Tinggi Republik Indonesia. (2015). Grafik jumlah mahasiswa aktif* berdasarkan jenis kelamin.Ditemu kembali dari



Chamberlin, J., Novotney, A., Packard, E., & Price, M. (2008, May). Enhancing worker well-being: Occupational health psychologists convene to share their research on work, stress, and health. Monitor on Psychology, 39(5), 26-29.


Online Magazines/Newspaper:

Fachrudin, F. (2016, September 8). Ketentuan soal perzinahan dalam KUHP dinilai perlu diperluas.Kompas. Ditemu kembali dari ketentuan.soal.perzinahan.dalam.kuhp.dinilai.perlu.diperluas


Online Magazines/Newspaper (No Author/s stated):

Usaha macet, ditipu paranormal miliaran rupiah. (2008, Oktober). Kompas Online. Ditemu kembali dari kena.tipu.paranormal.miliaran.


Book/Handbook (with Editor):

Diener, E., Lucas, R.E., & Oishi, S. (2002). Subjective well-being: The science of happiness and life satisfaction. In Synder, C.R. & Lopez, S.J. (ed.) Handbook of Positive Psychology (pp. 139-170). New York, NY: Oxford University Press


Manuscript Submitted for Publication:

Himawan, K. K. (2017). I Need Thee Every Hour: Religiosity and Well-Being of Single Adults. Manuscript submitted for publication.


Unpublished Manuscript:

Himawan, K. K. (2017). Pemikiran magis dan Konsekuensi Sosial. Unpublished manuscript, Fakultas Psikologi, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia. 


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Original work. The submission has not been previously published nor it is currently submitted for publication consideration in another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. Authorship. All contributing authors are mentioned in the submission and have significantly contributed to the study reported in the manuscript.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. Acknowledging and properly citing previous work. Previous publications by the author(s) or other scholars that are closely related to the study reported in the manuscript are properly acknowledged and cited.
  5. Files format. The manuscript and the supplementary files are submitted in the Microsoft Word (.doc/ .docx) document file format.
  6. Tables and figures.Tables and figures are inserted in-text, provided with appropriate captions, and are not redundant.
  7. Citations and references. Citations and references are according to the 6thAPA style.
  8. Ensuring a Blind Review. The main text (manuscript) is masked and all author(s) identifying information have been removed.
  9. A separate title page. A separate title page has been prepared and is submitted as a supplementary material in the submission system.

Copyright Notice

By submitting the article, once manuscript is published, authors agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) for the exposure of their work with an acknowledgement of Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat as an outlet of their published work.


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