Instruction to Authors

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Submitted manuscripts should be empirical studies, literature reviews, theoretical or methodological articles, or case studies. The relevant ethics committee/ institution review boards must approve the study. All original articles representing human studies must be accompanied by ethical clearance and informed consent.


Quantitative research reports should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS) format, such as:

  1. The length of a manuscript 6000 words (not including References)
  2. Title: (recommended length ≤ 12 words), name and affiliation of author(s), contact information of the corresponding author, additional information of importance for the readers, when necessary.
  3. Abstract: (empirical studies: 100-250 words, non-empirical studies: 100-150 words), containing objectives, participants, study method, findings, conclusions, and keywords.
  4. Introduction: problem, review of relevant scholarship, hypothesis, aims, and objectives.
  5. Method: participant characteristics, sampling procedures, sample size, power, precision, measures, data collection, instrumentation, masking, psychometrics, conditions and design, data diagnostics, and analytic strategy.
  6. Results: participants flow, recruitment, statistics, and data analysis.
  7. 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 American Psychological Association (APA) Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS) or Meta-Analysis Reporting Standards (MARS) format accordingly. The length of a manuscript 6000 words (not including References).


Crediting Sources should follow the American Psychological Association (APA; 2019, 7th ed.) Publication Manual.


Citations, such as:

  1. Findings indicated that... (Arnett, 2000; Osgood et al., 2005; Shulman & Nurmi, 2010).
  2. Maternal death and other complications... (World Health Organization [WHO], 2007a).
  3. Manaf (2015) stated that errors....
  4. Dahl (1999, 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 University Press.


Book with two or more authors

Miller, L. A., & Lovler, R. L. (2019). Foundations of psychological testing: A practical approach (6th ed.). SAGE Publications, Inc.

Gall, M. D., Gall, J. P., & Borg, W. R. (2003). Educational research: An introduction (7th ed). Allyn and Bacon.


Reference in an edited book

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

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). MEDIX Publishers.


Works with the same author and publisher (publisher as author)

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

American Psychological Association Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation. (2009). Report of the American Psychological Association Task Force on appropriate therapeutic responses to sexual orientation. Author.


Reference book (with editor[s] as author[s])

Gallagher, L. A. (Ed.). (2004). Thesaurus of psychological index terms (10th ed.). American Psychological Association.


Translated works

Hildegard of Bingen. (2001). Hildegard of Bingen: Selected writings (M. Atherton, Trans.). Penguin Books.

Khaldûn, I. (2015). Muqaddimah: An introduction of history, the classic Islamic history of the world (N. J. Dawood, Ed., F. Rosenthal, Trans.). Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1377).


Government document published by a publisher with no author

Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia [The Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia]. (2015). Salinan Peraturan Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia Nomor 50 Tahun 2015 Tentang Pedoman Umum Ejaan Bahasa Indonesia [Transcript of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia Policy Number 50 Year 2015 Regarding the General Guidelines of Orthography of Bahasa Indonesia]. Berita Negara Republik Indonesia.


Undergraduate or Bachelor degree final research paper/Master’s thesis/Doctoral dissertation

Nafiah, N. U., & Afiatin, T. (2018). Peran persepsi kepemimpinan transformasional dan keseimbangan kerja-keluarga terhadap kesejahteraan psikologis ibu yang bekerja [Role of perceived transformational leadership and work-family balance on the psychological well-being of working mothers] [Unpublished Bachelor’s final research paper, Universitas Gadjah Mada]. Perpustakaan Universitas Gadjah Mada - Electronic Theses and Dissertations Repository.

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]. University of East Anglia Digital Repository.


Electronic-only book

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


Papers presented in a seminar/other scientific meeting/workshop

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


Article in a professional journal

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(1), 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.


Sources with more than seven authors

Kotrschal, A., Rogell, B., Bundsen, A., Svensson, B., Zajitschek, S., Brännström, I., Immler, S., Maklalov, A. A., Kolm, N. (2013). Artificial selection on relative brain size in the guppy reveals costs and benefits of evolving a larger brain. Current Biology, 23(2), 168-171.


Sources with more than twenty authors

Afiatin, T., Ancok, D., Pratomo, A. W., Hamidah, A. C., Wahyuni, N. S., Aiyuida, N., Fitriani, Y., Felany, Y., Winarni, A., Kintaninani, A., Reginasari, A., Sari, D. P., Asra, E. M., Andayani, F. T., Zulni, L., Karina, V., Nugraheni, A. A., Falihin, D., Nafi’ah, N., ...Afifah, S. (2018). Psikologi perkawinan dan keluarga: Penguatan keluarga di era digital berbasis kearifan lokal [Marriage and family psychology: Family strengthening in the digital era based on local wisdom] (G. Sudibyo & A. Reginasari, Eds.). PT. Kanisius.



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


Abstract as original source

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


Articles in a newspaper/weekly or monthly magazine

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


Articles from the Internet

Creswell, J. W. (2008). Mixed methods conference & workshops 2008: Keynotes. Mixed Methods.