Author Guidelines

Editors invite experts, practitioners, and enthusiasts in psychology to write a research article in this journal. Articles should be original, research-based, unpublished, and not under review for possible publication in other journals. All submitted papers are subject to the review of the editors, editorial board, and blind reviewers. Submissions that violate our guidelines on formatting or length will be rejected without review.

Online Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must be sent online to the online portal of Psikohumaniora: Jurnal Penelitian Psikologi on page

Steps for submitting Manuscripts:

  • The author registers as an author (checking the author role) on the "Register" section on the page
  • After the author logs in as an Author, click "New Submission".
  • The stages of article submission are as follow:
  1. In the Start section, check all checklists, then click save and continue.
  2. In the Upload Submission section, please upload the article manuscript file in MS Word. After that, click save and continue.
  3. In the Enter Metadata section, enter the data of all authors and affiliates. If there are more than one author, click ‘add author’, then fill in the author's data like the first author, and so on. Next, fill in the title, abstract, keywords, research methods, and bibliography in each of the available columns.
  4. In the Upload Supplementary Files section, it is permissible to upload supporting files or cover letters or other documents.
  5. In the Confirmation section, please click "Finish Submission" if all data is correct.

General Instructions

  1. Articles are formatted according to the writing pattern of the scientific journal. Writing articles follow the rules set out in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Seventh Edition. Please use Mendeley or Zotero reference management software, turn on “the American Psychological Association (APA), 7th Edition.” For an explanation of the APA Citation Guide, please see APA Referencing Style.
  2. The article is an original work and has never been published in any printed and online journals.
  3. When the status of the submission (article) is under review or has been published in this journal, the author(s) is not allowed to submit the under-reviewed article or the published article to another journal.
  4. Submit the article to editors online via Open Journal System (OJS).
  5. Articles typed in Cambria Font (10.5 pt) with 1.5 spacing in Microsoft Word format with a page size A4 (210 x 297 mm). The number of words should be between 5000 and 7000 or about 17-20 pages, including pictures, graphs, and tables (if any).
  6. The article is written in grammatical English or Indonesian.


Particular Instructions

  1. The article is the result of empirical research in psychology.
  2. Because of the "Blind Review" system, the author should not to include the name, the name of affiliation, the address of the affiliation, and email address in the cover of the article. The author's name, the name of the institution, as well as the email address listed at the time of registration on the OJS author. Please also mention your telephone number when you send your article so that we can easily contact you.
  3. The content and systematics of articles written using the format presented in a narrative essay in the form of a paragraph, without numbering in front subtitles, and should include these components:
  • >> Title, provided that: a) the title is the formulation of a brief discussion of content, compact, and clear. May use the title of creative and attract readers (maximum 17 words). b) the title is written in English. c) the title is typed in bold, use capital letter for the first word in the sentence.
  • >> Abstract written in English and Indonesian. Abstract should be written in English and Indonesian, in one paragraph with one space and the length does not exceed 160 words. Abstract should brief and clear, consists of 5 elements (background, aims of the research, methodology, findings, and contributions/implication of the research. Do not use abbreviations and citations.
  • >> Keywords can be drawn from the research variables, characteristics of the subjects, and the theory of the referenced (minimum three words or combinations of words, arranged in alphabetical order and separated using semicolons).
  • >> Introduction should briefly provide information about the background, literature review, state of the originality of the work, hypothesis (if quantitative method), and objective. Avoid the use of secondary citations.
  • >> Method should inform readers the materials and methods that the authors have used for the research. Please ensure that sufficient information has been given to allow for repetition of the research.
  • >> Results present the outcome of the study. Use tables and figures whenever appropriate. Results should be able to answer the research question and/or hypotheses.
  • >> Discussion interpret the study findings in the context of previous research. The authors should also address the strength and limitations of their study. This section should not be a repetition of the result section.
  • >> Conclusions present the main conclusions of the study. This section should also highlight the implication of the findings.
  • >> References in the last 10 years are recommended. Provide references listed in alphabetical order and prepared in American Psychological Journal Referencing Style (7th Edition). All listed References must be cited in text and each text citation must be listed in the References. DOI for each Reference must be provided if available. Authors are not obliged but are suggested to use Reference Manager Programs such as Mendeley, Zotero, etc.
  • >> Figures and Tables. Relation of Tables or Figures and Text: Because tables and figures supplement the text, all tables and figures should be referenced in the text. The author also must explain what the reader should look for when using the table or figure. The reference table and figure use the APA 7th Edition.


The Example of Compiling a Bibliography

(a) Example of journal articles without a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Costello, K., & Hodson, G. (2011). Social dominance-based threat reactions to immigrants in need of assistance. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41(2), 220-231.

Baloach, A.G., Saifee, A.R., Khalid, I., & Gull, I. (2012). The teaching of the Holy Prophet to promote peace and tolerance in Islamic social culture. European Journal of Social Sciences, 31(1), 36-41.

(b) Example of a journal article using Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Aritzeta, A., Balluerka, N., Gorostiaga, A., Alonso-Arbiol, I., Haranburu, M., & Gartzia, L. (2016). Classroom emotional intelligence and its relationship with school performance. European Journal of Education and Psychology9(1), 1–8.

(c) Examples of reference from magazines

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. 

(d) Example of reference from an online magazine

Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs. ideology: Psychologists fight back about the misuse of research. Monitor on Psychology, 39(6).

(e) Example of reference from newspapers without authors

Six sites meet for a comprehensive anti-gang initiative conference. (2006, November/December). OJJDP News @ a Glance Dated 10 August 2012

(f) Example of reference from abstracts (printed edition)

Woolf, N. J., Young, S. L., Fanselow, M. S., & Butcher, L. L. (1991). MAP-2 expression in choliboceptive pyramidal cells of rodent cortex and hippocampus is altered by Pavlovian conditioning [Abstract]. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 17480.

(g) Example of reference from online abstract

Lassen, S. R., Steele, M. M., & Sailor, W. (2006). The relationship of school-wide positive behavior support to academic achievement in an urban middle school [Abstract]. Psychology in the Schools, 43, 701-702.

(h) Example of citation from unpublished thesis or dissertation

Harris, L. (2014). Instructional leadership perceptions and practices of elementary school leaders [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Virginia.

(i) Example of citation from published thesis or dissertation

Zambrano-Vazquez, L. (2016). The interaction of state and trait worry on response monitoring in those with worry and obsessive-compulsive symptoms [Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona]. UA Campus Repository.

(j) Example of citation from the book/ebook (without mentioning the city of publication)

Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

Svendsen, S., & Løber, L. (2020). The big picture/Academic writing: The one-hour guide (3rd digital ed.). Hans Reitzel Forlag.

(k) Example of citations from two books by the same author in the same year

Azwar, S. (2012a). Penyusunan skala psikologi. Pustaka Pelajar.

Azwar, S. (2012b). Reliabilitas dan validitas. Pustaka Pelajar.

(l) Example of citation from an article in an edited book (book section/book chapter)

Aron, L., Botella, M., & Lubart, T. (2019). Culinary arts: Talent and their development. In R. F. Subotnik, P. Olszewski-Kubilius, & F. C. Worrell (Eds.), The psychology of high performance: Developing human potential into domain-specific talent (pp. 345–359). American Psychological Association.

Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.

(m) Example of citation from unpublished university manuscript (white paper)

Furst, M., & DeMillo, R. A. (2006). Creating symphonic-thinking computer science graduates for an increasingly competitive global environment [White paper]. Georgia Tech College of Computing.

Fakultas Psikologi dan Kesehatan 
Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang
Jl. Prof. Dr. HAMKA, Kampus III Ngaliyan Semarang 50185 Central Java - Indonesia

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