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Prior submission, authors should ensure that:

  • Manuscript is the authentic research result that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses

  • The article is an original work (no plagiarism) and has never been published in a journal printed/online.
  • During the review and editing process, or after the article is published, it may not be registered in another journal.
  • The article is written in English or Indonesian (will be translated by our team) using grammatical rules. In general, the English article is in the past tense. Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'
  • All figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
  • The files uploaded include the manuscript, all figures (include relevant captions), and all tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Referee suggestions and contact details provided, if possible.

Manuscript preparation, authors have to follow these requirement:

  • Strictly follow the author guide, failure to do this may result the manuscripts to be rejected without review. Editors reserve the right to adjust the style to certain standards of uniformity.
  • Meet the following structure when typing manuscript: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, References
  • Text layout: please download journal tempalte HERE




The Title of the Manuscript

The title should be informative and be written both briefly and clearly. It cannot diverse multi-interpretations. It has to be pinpoint with the issues that will be discussed. The beginning word is written in the capital case and symmetrically. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. The title should be written not more than 12 words, 13pt-sized font, with the bold selection and in the align left text format.



The manuscript has main author and co-authors with a full name (no abbreviation). The full name of each author and co-authors should be followed by each affiliation, address, the city with postal code, and country of affiliation. The e-mail of the corresponding author should also be indicated.



The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. Use 10 pt Times Roman with 1 line space for text. Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.



Provide an adequate background supported with adequate literature reviews.  State the objectives of the work. This should not be more than three pages in general.


Research Methods

Provide sufficient details research methods to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.


Results and Discussion

Results should be clear and concise, and be part of a single section, discussing the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Discussion should be supported by adequate citation of the published literature.



The main conclusions drawn from results should be presented in a short. Avoid repetion as previously stated in the abstract.



Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.



Contains reference sources written alphabetically and chronologically. Referral sources are published literature in the last 10 years (especially of the journal). Referral preferred are the primary sources in the form of books, reports (including dissertation), or research articles in scientific journals and magazines. It is suggested to use Mendeley or Zotero as a reference manager at styling the citations and the bibliography.


message 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. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

assignment Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


assignment Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


monetization_on Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.


Journal of Advanced Guidance and Counseling does not charges any submission or publication fees. No fees incurred for article processing: submission, neither reviewing the articles. Under the aforementioned condition, we are waiving in full for authors that need to this journal. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.

We do not charge submission fees, review process fees or publishing fees (free of charge)

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