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class Author Guidelines

The editors invite experts, practitioners, and enthusiasts in Guidance and Counseling to submit research articles. These should be original, research-based, unpublished, and not under review for possible publication in other journals. All submitted papers are subject to review by 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 Psikohumaniora: Jurnal Penelitian Psikologi portal at


Steps for Submitting Manuscripts

  1. Authors should register and check the “author” column on the registration page:
  2. After logging in, click "New Submission". The stages of article submission are as follow:
  • In the Start section, complete all the checklists, then click save and continue.
  • In the Upload Submission section, upload the article manuscript file in MS Word format. Then click save and continue.
  • In the Enter Metadata section, enter the data of all the authors and affiliates. If there is more than one author, click ‘add author’, then fill in their data in the same way as the first author, and so on. Next, fill in the title, abstract, keywords, research methods, and bibliography in each of the available columns.
  • In the Upload Supplementary Files section, it is permissible to upload supporting files, cover letters or other documents.
  • In the Confirmation section, click Finish Submission if all the data are correct.

General Instructions

  1. Articles should be formatted according to the writing pattern of scientific journals. The rules set out in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Seventh Edition should be followed. You may use Mendeley or Zotero reference management software, and select the setting for the American Psychological Association (APA), 7th Edition. For an explanation of the APA Citation Guide, please see APA Referencing Style.
  2. Articles should be original works, not previously published in any printed or online journal.
  3. When the status of the submission (article) is under review or has been published for this journal, the author(s) will not be allowed to submit the article to another journal.
  4. Submit the article to the editors online via the Open Journal System (OJS).
  5. The article must be written in grammatical English or Indonesian.



Prior submission, authors should ensure that:

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

  2. The article is an original work (no plagiarism) and has never been published in a journal printed/online.
  3. During the review and editing process, or after the article is published, it may not be registered in another journal.
  4. 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'
  5. All figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
  6. The files uploaded include the manuscript, all figures (include relevant captions), and all tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
  7. All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
  8. Referee suggestions and contact details provided, if possible.

Manuscript preparation, authors have to follow these requirement:

  1. 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.
  2. Meet the following structure when typing manuscript: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Research Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions,  References.




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.

Checklist Introduction:

  1. Begin the Introduction by providing a concise background account of the problem studied.
  2. State the objective of the investigation. Your research objective is the most important part of the introduction.
  3. Establish the significance of your work: Why was there a need to conduct the study?
  4. Introduce the reader to the pertinent literature. Do not give a full history of the topic. Only quote previous work having a direct bearing on the present problem. (State of the art, relevant research to justify the novelty of the manuscript.)
  5. State the gap analysis or novelty statement.
  6. Clearly state your hypothesis, the variables investigated, and concisely summarize the methods used.
  7. Define any abbreviations or specialized/regional terms.


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.

Checklist Results and Discussion:

  1. State the Major Findings of the Study;
  2. Explain the Meaning of the Findings and Why the Findings Are Important;
  3. Support the answers with the results. Explain how your results relate to expectations and to the literature, clearly stating why they are acceptable and how they are consistent or fit in with previously published knowledge on the topic;
  4. Relate the Findings to Those of Similar Studies;
  5. Consider Alternative Explanations of the Findings;
  6. Implications of the study;
  7. Acknowledge the Study's Limitations, and;
  8. Make Suggestions for Further Research.


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.

Please Download Article Template:


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

The copyright of the received article shall be assigned to the journal as the publisher of the journal. The intended copyright includes the right to publish the article in various forms (including reprints). The journal maintains the publishing rights to the published articles. Authors are allowed to use their articles for any legal purposes deemed necessary without written permission from the journal with an acknowledgment of initial publication to this journal.



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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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