Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Psikologi is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in Psychology published by the Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). Jurnal Psikologi aims to facilitate interaction, discussion, and further the advancement of ideas among Indonesian psychological scientists. We welcome articles from any 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

Our target audiences are academicians, graduate students, practitioners and other professionals who are interested in the theories of psychology. Hence, authors are encouraged to Indexing 

  • DOAJ (Direction of Open Access Journal – International)
  • Google Scholar (International)
  • Science and Technology Index (SINTA – National)
  • Indonesian Publication Index (IPI – National)
  • Asean Citation Index (ACI)

Jurnal Psikologi is an Open Access Journal and Adopts a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Therefore, the whole content published electronically by Jurnal Psikologi is freely available without charge to all users and their institutions. While the authors maintain the copyright to their articles, under CC 4.0 users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. 


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

  1. Every submitted manuscript will be selected by the Editorial Board

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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:

  5. Reviewing process will consider novelty, objectivity, method, scientific impact, conclusion, and references.

  6. 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.

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



Publication Frequency

Starting in 2015 is published three times a year, every April, August, and December.


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.
  • If a paper is accepted for publication, the author identified as the formal corresponding author will receive an email prompting them to log in to Author Services, where  they will be required to complete a copyright license agreement on behalf of all authors of the paper.


Publication Ethic

 Ethics of Publication in Jurnal Psikologi

All parties involved in the publishing / publication process of the Jurnal Psikologi i.e. Managers, Editor, Mitra Bebestari, and the Author must understand and adhere to the norms/ethics of scientific publication. This statement is based on LIPI Chief Regulations No. 5 of 2014 on the Code of Ethics of Scientific Publications and also based on Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada Regulations No. 6 / P / SK / HT 2015 on Ethics Authorship. 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.


  1. Duplication is the publication of findings as original in more than one channel without any refinement, content update, data, and / or no reference to previous publications;

  2. Fabrication is the act of making data from non-existent into as if there is (falsification of research results) that is composing, recording and / or announcing the results of research without proving to have done the research process;

  3. Falsification is to alter the data with the intention to fit the desire of the researcher (research data falsification) i.e. manipulate research materials, tools or processes, alter or exclude data or results in such a way that the research is not accurately presented in the research note;

  4. Plagiarism is categorized as a misappropriation of ideas, thoughts, processes, objects and research results, whether in the form of data or words, including material obtained through limited research (confidential), proposed research plans and manuscripts without expressing appreciation.


Journal Manager Duties and Responsibilities
Determining the name of the journal, the scope of the scholarship, keberkalaan, and accreditation.

  1. Determining Editorial Board membership.

  2. Defining the relationship between Publisher, Editor, Mitra Bebestari, and others in a contract.

  3. Respecting the things that are confidential, both for contributing researchers, Author, Editor, or Mitra Bebestari.

  4. Applying the norms and provisions on intellectual property rights, especially copyright.

  5. Reviewing the bulletin policy and submit it to the Author, Editorial Board, Mitra Bebestari, and Readers.

  6. Creating behavior code guides for Editor and Mitra Bebestari.

  7. Publishing bulletins regularly.

  8. Ensuring availability of funding sources for sustainability of the issuance of bulletins.

  9. Establishing network of cooperation and marketing.

  10. Preparing permissions and other legality aspects.


Duties and Responsibilities of the Editor

  1. Meeting the needs of Readers and Authors,

  2. Seeking continuous improvement of publication quality,

  3. Implementing processes to ensure the quality of published papers,

  4. Prioritizing freedom of giving opinion objectively,

  5. Maintaining the integrity of the author’s academic track record.

  6. Delivering corrections, clarifications, withdrawals and apologies as required,

  7. Responsible for the style and format of the paper, while the contents and all statements in the paper is the responsibility of the author,

  8. Actively seek the opinions of Authors, Readers, Mitra Bebestari, and Editorial Board members to improve the quality of publications,

  9. Encouraging assessment of the journal if there is any findings,

  10. Supporting initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by having the author attach the Ethical Clearance form,

  11. Supporting initiatives to educate Researchers on the ethics of publications,

  12. Reviewing the effects of publications policies on the attitudes of the Author and Mitra Bebestari as well as improve them to increase responsibility and minimize errors,

  13. Having an open mind to new opinions or views of others who may be contrary to personal opinion,

  14. Trying to not defend their own opinion, author or any third party that may result in a non-objective decision,

  15. Encouraging the Authors, in order to make improvements of their papers until it is worth publishing.

Duties and Responsibilities of Mitra Bebestari/ Reviewer

  1. Receiving an assignment from the Editor to review the paper and submit the review to the Editor, as the material for determining the feasibility of a paper to be published.

  2. The reviewers shall not review any paper which is involving them, whether directly or indirectly

  3. Maintaining the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by providing criticism, suggestions, feedback, and recommendations.

  4. Encouraging the Authors to make improvements to the papers.

  5. Reviewing the papers that have been improved in accordance with the standards that have been determined.

  6. The papers are reviewed in time according to the standard criteria of writing scientific papers (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.).

  7. Mitra Bebestari is expected to be able to identify the manuscripts published in other scientific journals, in order to avoid duplicate publication.

  8. In reviewing the manuscript, Mitra Bebestari should show the reasons for the rejection of a manuscript.

  9. Mitra Bebestari should provide constructive feedback on the received manuscript with the improvement.

  10. Before accepting / rejecting a manuscript, it is a must to consider whether the text is appropriate to the scientific field of a reviewer/ mitra bebestari, and whether they are able to commit and complete the assignment by the deadline.

  11. The results of the review will assist the editor in deciding whether the manuscript is worthy to be published or not.

  12. Reviewers can summarize reviewed manuscripts by providing specific comments and suggestions, including about layout and format, Title, Abstract, Introduction, Graphical Abstract and / or Overview, Methods, statistical errors, Results, Conclusions / Discussions, Language and References. If a reviewer found a suspicion, it needs to be directly conveyed and explained to the editor as detail as possible.

  13. In making the recommendation of the result of a manuscript that has been reviewed, reviewers are requested to explain in detail about their reasons and considerations in deciding whether the manuscript is accepted, rejected or revised.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Author

  1. Ensuring that the entries in the Authors’ list meet the criteria as Authors.

  2. A person listed as an author for publication should have the following criteria: (a) contribute significantly to planning, drafting, data collection, analysis and interpretation of data; (B) contribute significantly to the preparation, revision and finalization of the text; And (c) be responsible for the accuracy and integrity of scientific writing.

  3. Inclusion of a person's name as an author will be discussed early to avoid disputes (Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada Regulations Number 6/P/SK/HT Year 2015).

  4. Stating the origin of the resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly.

  5. Explaining the limitations in the study

  6. Responding to comments made by Mitra Bebestari professionally and on time.

  7. Informing the Editor in case of retracting the manuscript that has been submitted.

  8. Making a statement that the manuscript submitted for publication are original, have not been published anywhere in any language, and are not in the process of submitting to other Publishers.


Screening Plagiarism

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


Digital Archiving

This journal utilizes the Indonesia One Search (IOS)Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD), and Indonesian Publication Index (IPI) system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.




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  1. Jurnal Psikologi UGM is published  three times a year, every April, August, and December.
  2. Manuscripts that can be published in Jurnal Psikologi  is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in Psychology published by the Faculty of Psychology,  Jurnal Psikoloogi aims to facilitate interaction, discussion, and further the advancement of ideas among Indonesian psychological scientists.
  3. The author whose script will be published in the Jurnal Psikologi will  receive 10 copies of the printed manuscript.
  4. The abstract of the article worthy will be checked by professional translator.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Jurnal Psikologi.
  7. Manuscripts that have been reviewed and declared accepted are not permitted to be sent to other journals. Otherwise, the author will be black-listed.


Submission Process

Submission Process:

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

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 notifikation from Jurnal Psikologi 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 manuskript 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.