Instruction to Authors


Submitted manuscripts should be empirical studies, literature reviews, theoretical or methodological articles, or case studies.


Quantitative research reports should follow the APA-JARS format, such as:

  1. Title: (recommended length ≤ 12 words), name and affiliation of author(s), contact information of the corresponding author, additional information of importance for the reader, when necessary.
  2. Abstract: (empirical studies: 100-250 words, non-empirical studies: 100-150 words), containing objectives, participants, study method, findings, conclusions, and keywords.
  3. Introduction: problem, review of relevant scholarship, hypothesis, aims, and objectives.
  4. Method: participant characteristics, sampling procedures, sample size, power, precision, measures, data collection, instrumentation, masking, psychometrics, conditions and design, data diagnostics, and analytic strategy.
  5. Results: participants flow, recruitment, statistics, and data analysis.
  6. Discussion: support of original hypothesis, similarity of results, interpretation, generalizability, implications, limitations, separate conclusions when necessary.


Qualitative research, qualitative meta-analysis, and mixed methods research reports should follow the APA-JARS format accordingly.


Crediting Sources should follow the APA (2010, 6th ed.) Publication Manual.


Citations, such as:

  1. Maternal death and other complications are higher in teenage pregnancy (WHO, 2007a).
  2. Dahl (as cited in Miller, 2002) concluded that enough sleep....


Reference Examples, such as:

Book with one author

Flynn, J. R. (2007). What is intelligence? Beyond the Flynn effect. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Book with two or more authors

Miller, L. A., Lovler, R. L., & McIntire, S. A. (2013). Foundations of psychological testing: A practical approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Reference in an edited book

Paalanen, T. (2013). Ethics in clinical sexology. In P. S. Kirana, F. Tripodi, Y. Reisman, & H. Porst (Eds.), The EFS and ESSM: Syllabus of clinical sexology (1st ed., pp. 148-159). Amsterdam: MEDIX Publishers.

Siaputra, I. B., & Santosa, D. A. (2016). Academic integrity campaign in Indonesia. In T. Bretag (Ed.), Handbook of academic integrity (pp. 75-86). Singapore: Springer Science + Business Media Singapore Pte Ltd.

Book with the same author and publisher/Works with publisher as author

American Psychiatric Association. (2014). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, Va: Author.

APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation. (2009). Report of the task force on appropriate therapeutic responses to sexual orientation. Washington, DC: Author.

Reference book

Gallagher, L. A. (Ed.). (2005). Thesaurus of psychological index terms. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

VandenBos, G. R. (Ed.). (2007). APA dictionary of psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Translated works

Carlson, N. R. (2013). Fisiologi perilaku (Edisi ke-11, Jilid 1, D. T. Wulandari, Pengalih bhs.). Jakarta: Penerbit Erlangga.

Hildegard of Bingen (2001). Selected writings (M. Atherton, Trans.). New York, NY: Penguin.

Government document published by a publisher with no author

Kemendikbud. (2015). Peraturan Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia Nomor 50 Tahun 2015 Tentang Pedoman Umum Ejaan Bahasa Indonesia. Jakarta: Berita Negara Republik Indonesia.

Final project report/Thesis/Dissertation

Sridawruang, C. (2011). The involvement of Thai parents in the sex education of their teenage children: A mixed methods study (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of East Anglia School of Nursing and Midwifery Faculty of Health, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, UK.

Electronic-only book

O’Keefe, E. (n.d.). Egoism & the crisis in Western values. Retrieved from

Papers presented in a seminar/other scientific meeting/workshop

Siaputra, I. B. (2012). The 4PA of plagiarism: A psycho-academic profile of plagiarist. Presented at 5th International Plagiarism Conference, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, 16-18 July.

Article in a professional journal

Siaputra, I. B., Prawitasari, J. E., Hastjarjo, T. D., & Azwar, S. (2011). Subjective and projective measures of thesis writing procrastination: Real world and the Sims world. Anima Indonesian Psychological Journal, 26(2), 128-149.

Arli, D., & Lasmono, H. (2015). Are religious people more caring? Exploring the impact of religiosity on charitable organizations in a developing country. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 20, 38-51.

Aditomo, A., Goodyear, P., Bliuc, A. M., Ellis, R. A. (2013). Inquiry-based learning in higher education: Principal forms, educational objectives, and disciplinary variations. Studies in Higher Education, 38(9), 1239-1258.

Journal article with more than seven authors: name of first six authors, three ellipsis point, then last author’s name

Kotrschal, A., Rogell, B., Bundsen, A., Svensson, B., Zajitschek, S., Brännström, I.,…Kolm, N. (2013). Artificial selection on relative brain size in the guppy reveals costs and benefits of evolving a larger brain. Current Biology, 23(4), 168-171.


Setiawan, J. L. (2017). Optimizing co-parenting to develop entrepreneurial personality in children. [Editorial]. Anima Indonesian Psychological Journal, 32(2), 65-75. aipj.v32i2.585

Abstract as original source

Parung, G. E., & Ferreira, N. (2017). Work-life balance, couple satisfaction, and father involvement: A cross-cultural study. Anima Indonesian Psychological Journal, 32(4), 201-216. Abstract retrieved from

Articles in a newspaper/weekly or monthly magazine

With an author:

Higgins, E. S. (2009, July/August). Do ADHD drugs take a toll on the brain? Scientific American, pp. 38-43.


Materi kuliah ITB dapat diakses lewat Internet. (2001, 15 November). Kompas, p. 9.

Articles from the Internet

Creswell, J. W. (2008). Mixed methods conference & workshops 2008. Keynotes. [Electronic Version]. Retrieved from

Richards, T. (n.d.). Not just a pretty node system: What node hierarchies are really all about [online]. Retrieved from not%20 just%20a%20Pretty%20Node%20System.pps