Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Gadjah Mada Journal of Psychology (Gamajpp) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in Psychology published by the Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (Gamajpp) aims to facilitate interaction, discussion, and further the advancement of ideas among Indonesian psychological scientists. We welcome articles from any intervention psychology-related subjects that could fall under these sub-themes: Social Relation, Psychometrics, Mind, Brain and Performance, Clinical Psychology, Organizational Change and Development, Life Span and Development, Psychology of Education.  It aims at creating an international forum for scholarly investigations, debates and discussions that would contribute towards advancing our basic knowledge of psychology. It strives at stimulating research, encouraging academic exchange and enhancing professional development in psychology.

Our target audiences are academicians, graduate students, practitioners and other professionals who are interested in the theories of psychology. Therefore interdisciplinary contributions linking various domains of life would be a part of the Journal's scope.  The journal sets a preference for innovative and comprehensive reports and all modes of research are welcome – experimental. Multidisciplinary manuscripts are more considered for publication in Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (Gamajpp).


Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Every submitted manuscript will be selected by the Editorial Board. Manuscripts that meet the standard writing criteria will be forwarded to the reviewer while manuscripts that do not meet the standard writing criteria will be returned to the author without reviews by the reviewer. The manuscript reviewed by the reviewer will be returned to the author if corrections are required. After the authors make improvements in accordance with the input and ratings from the reviewers, then the authors must submit the revised manuscript to be re-reviewed. The manuscript will be reviewed by anonymously reviewer, and Reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors (double blind review method) and be given recommendations. Reviewing process will consider novelty, objectivity, method, scientific impact, conclusion, and references. The decision whether a manuscript is approved or rejected will be decided by the Editor In Chief based on the recommendation from the reviewer in the Editorial Board meeting forum. Plagiarism screening will also be conducted using Turnitin Online plagiarism detection.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Publication Ethic

 Ethics of Publication in Gadjah Mada Journal of Psychology (Gamajop)

All parties involved in the publishing / publication process of the Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (Gamajpp) i.e. Managers, Editor, Mitra Bebestari, and the Author must understand and adhere to the norms/ethics of scientific publication. Scientific work for publication, in essence must uphold the three ethical values in the publication, namely; (i) Neutrality, which is free from conflict of interest in the management of publications; (ii) Justice, which gives the right of authorship to those entitled as author / authorship; and (iii) Honesty, which is free of duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in the publication.

Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavor.  Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation can be achieved by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include:

  • The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work (please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the hint of text-recycling (‘self-plagiarism’).
  • A single study is not split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time.
  • No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support your conclusions.
  • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (‘plagiarism’). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions are secured for material that is copyrighted. 
  • Consent to submit has been received explicitly from all co-authors, as well as from the responsible authorities.
  • Authors whose names appear on the submission have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and therefore share collective responsibility and accountability for the results.
  • Authors are strongly advised to ensure the correct author group, corresponding author, and order of authors at submission. Changes of authorship or in the order of authors are not accepted after acceptance of a manuscript.
  • Adding and/or deleting authors at revision stage may be justifiably warranted. A letter must accompany the revised manuscript to explain the role of the added and/or deleted author(s). Further documentation may be required to support your request.
  • Requests for addition or removal of authors as a result of authorship disputes after acceptance are honored after formal notification by the institute or independent body and/or when there is agreement between all authors. 

If there is a suspicion of misconduct, If, after investigation, the allegation seems to raise valid concerns, the accused author will be contacted and given an opportunity to address the issue. If misconduct has been established beyond reasonable doubt, this may result in the Editor-in-Chief’s implementation of the following measures, including, but not limited to: 

  • If the article is still under consideration, it may be rejected and returned to the author. 
  • If the article has already been published online, depending on the nature and severity of the infraction, either an erratum will be placed with the article or in severe cases retraction of the article will occur. The reason must be given in the published erratum or retraction note. Please note that retraction means that the paper is maintained on the platform, watermarked “retracted” and explanation for the retraction is provided in a note linked to the watermarked article.
  • The author’s institution may be informed.


Screening Plagiarism

Plagiarism screening will also be conducted using Turnitin Online plagiarism detection, grammar check, grading tools.


  • Manuscripts that can be published in Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (Gamajpp) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in Psychology published by the Faculty of Psychology, Gadjah Mada Journal of Professional Psychology (Gamajpp) aims to facilitate interaction, discussion, and further the advancement of ideas among Indonesian psychological scientists.
  • The author should revise based on reviewer's feedback within the time limit set by the Editorial Board.
  • The Editorial Board reserves the right to improve both the content and the script of the text without altering the substance of the content.
  • The publication manuscript of the thesis and dissertation should include recommendations from the relevant supervisor, stating that the manuscript deserves to be submitted to the Gadjah Mada Journal of Psychology (Gamajop). Manuscripts that have been reviewed and declared accepted are not permitted to be sent to other journals. Otherwise, the author will be black-listed.

Instructions for Author

Instructions for Author: 

1. Acsess Site : http://jurnal.ugm.ac.id/gamajpp

2. Click Menu Register

3. Then fill the form fields that have been provided

4. After filling out the form then click submit

5. Cek your notification email for knowing notification from Gadjah Mada Journal of Psychology (Gamajop) which contains the username and password

6. User name dan password using for login when author submit journal manuscript

7. Journal manuscript, Author Afiliation, and corespondency have to uploaded.

8. Content manuscript are title, author identity and corespondency will be diupload in (suplementary file).

9. Upload manuscript must use the provided template journal. Manuscripts that do not use templates provided, will not be processed further without notice.

10. Please download form template.Template Journal

11. Submission Guidline for Author.pdf

12. Once the submission materials have been prepared in accordance with the Author Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted online.

13. The submission system will prompt authors to use an ORCID iD (a unique author identifier) and google schoolar to help distinguish their work from that of other researchers.

14. The Editor then views the submission and evaluates it for technical compliance with the basic journal standards for focus and scope, formatting, length and style, and English comprehensibility as outlined in the Author’s Submission Guidelines.

15. The Editor then decides whether the manuscript will be sent out for review, or will be returned to the Author for technical revisions or advised to submit to another journal. For technical revisions, normally the Author is given two weeks (14 days) to revise the manuscript. If extra time is needed, the Author needs to email and notify the Editor.

16. After the revisions, the Editor then evaluates the subject matter of the submission and accordingly contacts potential reviewers based on his/her judgment of their expertise and skill in evaluating some or all of the content in the submission.

17. If any Reviewer(s) decline to perform the review, alternates will be consulted until at least two Reviewers are set for the manuscript. Typically, a submission will have three Reviewers (including the Editor), but more may be recruited.

18. Each Reviewer independently evaluates the manuscript according to the criteria explicitly stated in the Review Guidelines, normally within two to three weeks (14-21 days). Each Reviewer provides his/her general and specific comments and makes one of the following recommendations to the Editor:

  • Accept in present form
  • Accept with minor revisions, no further review requested unless major changes are made in accordance with other reviews (at the discretion of the Editor).
  • Accept with minor revisions, but send the revised manuscript back for further review.
  • Accept with major revisions, automatic further review of the manuscript unless the reviewer requests otherwise.
  • Reject. Further review of the manuscript by a Reviewer is possible if the Editor decides against the reviewer’s rejection recommendation, unless that Reviewer requests otherwise.

19. Once reviews are complete, the Editor emails the Author the reviews and comments for revision of the manuscript, as necessary based on those recommendations and the Editor’s decision.

20. If revision is advised, upon receiving the notification, the Author will have to respond through email if he/she is willing to undertake the revision. Typically, the Author needs to return the revised manuscript within a week (12 days). However, if the Author needs more time to revise the manuscript, an email should be sent to notify the Editor. (NOTE: Failure to meet the deadline will result in the Author having to submit the revised paper as a new submission).

21. The Author revises and email back by sistem and the final file with revisions made marked (or highlighted) for easy determination.

22. The Editor then decides whether the manuscript will be sent for second review as per decision made.

23. The accepted article then undergoes the layout process and the uncorrected draft sent to the Author for approval.

24. Upon acceptance of the uncorrected draft, a final offprint version shall be uploaded into the Online First section, awaiting final assignment of Volume and Issue number.

25. Print copies of the journal can be requested in advance with corresponding charges according to agreement. live template and statment of originality

NOTE: Duration of the entire review to publication process usually takes around 45 to 60 days.