Editorial | TIM RaDar as a Practical Screening Tool for IMRaD Articles: Consensual Publication Standards Among Indonesian Psychological Journal Editors [TIM RaDar Sebagai Alat Screening Praktis untuk Artikel IMRaD: Standar Publikasi Konsensual]

  • Edwin Adrianta Surijah Queensland University of Technology; Universitas Dhyana Pura
  • Juneman Abraham Universitas Bina Nusantara; Himpunan Psikologi Indonesia (HIMPSI)
  • Christiany Suwartono Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya
  • Ide Bagus Siaputra Universitas Surabaya
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Keywords: article, artikel, scientific writing, karya ilmiah, guideline, panduan


TIM RaDaR is an initiative to discover common standards for scientific publications in the field of psychology in Indonesia. Through this standard, authors (i.e., researchers, students, or lecturers) may prepare their manuscripts to meet the basic criteria for scientific publication. The writing criteria comprise of Title, Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, and References. This article also provides a checklist to aid authors and journal editors in evaluating manuscripts to be published. As an initiative, this article aims to become a starting point in synergizing better quality scientific publications in the field of psychology in Indonesia.


TIM RaDaR adalah sebuah inisiatif untuk menggali standar bersama publikasi ilmiah psikologi Indonesia. Melalui standar ini, penulis (peneliti, mahasiswa, atau dosen) dapat mempersiapkan tulisan yang mereka susun untuk memenuhi kriteria dasar publikasi ilmiah. Kriteria tersebut mencakup penulisan Judul, Pendahuluan, Metode, Hasil dan Diskusi, serta Pustaka Acuan (Title, Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, and References). Tulisan ini juga memberikan sebuah checklist yang dapat digunakan sebagai alat bantu bagi penulis dan pengelola jurnal untuk mengevaluasi tulisan yang telah disusun. Sebagai suatu inisiatif, tulisan ini menjadi titik awal sinergi publikasi ilmiah psikologi Indonesia yang lebih bermutu di masa mendatang.


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Surijah, E. A., Abraham, J., Suwartono, C., & Siaputra, I. B. (2021). Editorial | TIM RaDar as a Practical Screening Tool for IMRaD Articles: Consensual Publication Standards Among Indonesian Psychological Journal Editors [TIM RaDar Sebagai Alat Screening Praktis untuk Artikel IMRaD: Standar Publikasi Konsensual]. ANIMA Indonesian Psychological Journal, 36(2), 127-155. https://doi.org/10.24123/aipj.v36i2.4580

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