Buletin Psikologi was born under the initiative of Prof. Dr. Saifudin Azwar, M.A., The late of Sugiyanto, Ph.D., and Prof. Dicky Hastjarjo, Ph.D., lecturers from the Faculty of Psychology. The discovery of a large amount of unpublished scientific non-research articles by lecturers from the faculty of psychology was what started the idea to accommodate those articles in Buletin Psikologi. It is preceded by the PERSONA magazine around the 1980s, which contains articles from both lecturers and the general public. However, it was discontinued due to lack of professional management.
The publication of the first issue in 1993 marked the milestone for Buletin Psikologi. The initial editorial team consisted of Prof. Bimo Walgito (chairman), The late of Prof. Amitya Kumara (secretary), Prof. Saifuddin Azwar, Sugiyanto, Ph.D., Prof. Johana Endang Prawitasari and Prof. T. Dicky Hastjarjo. Meanwhile, the editorial team regularly changes to accommodate the increasing demands of the publication.
At the time, most of the manuscripts were written by Psychology lecturers to disseminate research findings, review theory, community services programs, and faculty programs. Since then, it has grown to publish scientific articles by alumni and other professionals in the field of psychology. Buletin Psikologi publishes new articles twice a year (i.e. June & December). Previously, it published 6 (six) articles for an issue but starting from 2019, each issue contains 7 (seven) articles.
The current chairman of Buletin Psikologi is Galang Lufityanto, Ph.D., with the team that consists of Prof. Kwartarini Wahyu Yuniarti, MMEdSc., Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Faturochman, M.A., Prof. T. Dicky Hastjarjo, Ph.D., Prof. Rozainee Khairudin, Ph.D., Dian Nasrah Marissa, M.A., Ph.D., Prof. Theo Bouman, Ph.D., Prof. Harry Minas, Ph.D., Prof. Evelin Witruk, Ph.D., Erminia Colucci, Ph.D., Hams Pols, Ph.D., and Prof. Rolf Steyer, Ph.D. Editorial Board Members have been working with the faculty of psychology from 2007 until now, including research development, community research, and publication.
On the basis of the decision made by Ministry of Higher Education, Buletin Psikologi has been registered with ISSN 0854-7106 (print). After that, on 23rd July 2016, following the decision made by Ministry of Higher Education no. 0005.25285858/JI.3/SK.ISSN/2016.08 Buletin Psikologi has been registered with ISSN 2528-5858 (online) starting for articles published in Volume 24 No. 2 2016. There was a mistake in the printing of 2015’s issues and some of the previous ones, where the ISSN (print) number was printed as 0854-7108 instead of 0854-7106.
On June 2020, Buletin Psikologi has been re-accredited and ranked as Sinta 2 journal according to Decision Letter (Surat Keputusan) by Minister of Research and Technology/National Research and Innovation Agency Number 85/M/KPT/2020 about Accreditation Rank of Scientific Journal Term 1 Year 2020. The accreditation is valid for five years.
Buletin Psikologi has been currently indexed by both national and international indexer institutions such as: DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journal - International), Google Scholar (International), Science and Technology Index (SINTA - National), Indonesian Publication Index (IPI - National), Indonesia One Search (National), and other citation databases of peer-reviewed scientific literature. Starting from December 2017, Buletin Psikologi has also been indexed on the Asian Citation Index ACI). ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) is a central regional database which was designed and set up to index all the bibliographic records and the citations of all quality ASEAN research outputs appeared in the ASEAN scholarly journals.