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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

The editors invite experts, practitioners, and enthusiasts in psychology 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 These should be original, research-based, unpublished, and not under review for possible publication in other journals.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 Jurnal Psikologi Poseidon portal at PSIKOLOGI POSEIDON
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 follows:
    • 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), the 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 Submission Link.
  5. Palatino Linotype (11 pt) should be used, with 1.5 spacing, in Microsoft Word format with A 4-page size (210 x 297 mm). The number of words should be between 5000 and 7000, or around 10-20 pages, including pictures, graphs, and tables (if any). Top and bottom margins 2 cm, left and right margins 2 cm.
  6. Written referring to the available templates.
  7. The article is typed using the Palatino Linotype Font, the font size refers to the template.
  8. Article refers to at least 20 previous literature.
  9. References use the latest references, at least 10 years before the year of submissionThe article must be written in grammatical English or Indonesian.
  10. Redaction have the rights to revise received article. Suitability of paper will be reviewed by anonymous reviewer and will be given recommendations either the paper accepted, rejected or accepted by revision.
  11. The author must revise the manuscript according to the revision given by the reviewer (if any). After being revised by the author, should the author submit the revised manuscript within a specific deadline by Editorial Board. Editorial Board may conform the article to a style of punctuation, spelling, capitalization, referencing and usage that it deems appropriate without changing the substance of article.
Particular Instructions
  1. The article should be the result of empirical research in psychology.
  2. Because of the "Blind Review" system, authors should not include their name, their affiliation, the address of the affiliation, or their email address on the cover of the article. Authors' names, names of institutions, and email addresses are listed at the time of registration on the OJS author page. Please also give your telephone number when you send your article so that we can contact you easily.
  3. The content and guidelines of articles should be in narrative essay format, written in paragraphs, and should include these components:
    • Title : This should be a brief formulation of the content and be compact and clear it may be creative to attract readers. It should be a maximum of 17 words and be in English, in bold format, type capitalized.
    • Abstract. This should be in English. It should comprise one single-spaced paragraph and not exceed 200 words. It should be brief and clear, comprising five elements: the background aims of the research, methodology, findings, and contributions/implications of the research. Do not use abbreviations or citations.
    • Keywords. These can be drawn from the research variables, the characteristics of the subjects, and the referenced theories (a minimum of three words or combinations of words, arranged in alphabetical order).
    • Introduction. This should briefly provide information about the background, literature review, originality of the work, hypotheses (if using a quantitative method), and objective. Avoid the use of secondary citations.
    • Methods. These should inform readers about the materials and methods used for the research. Please ensure that sufficient information is given to allow for replication of the research.
    • Results. These present the outcome of the study. Use tables and figures whenever appropriate. The results should be able to answer the research question and/or hypotheses.
    • Discussion. This contains an explanation of the research results in relation to the results of previous studies that have been critically analyzed, and linked to relevant current literature. This section should give substantial meaning to the results of the analysis and provide a comparison with previous findings based on the review of relevant literature. The authors should also address the strengths and limitations of their study. This section should not be a repetition of the results section.
    • Conclusion. This presents the main conclusions of the study. It should be presented in concise, clear, and compact sentences based on the results and discussions, in the form of paragraphs (not in bullets or numbering); contain the findings of the study as a synthesis of the results of the data analysis and the discussions; highlight new findings that contribute to the development of psychology, and suggest paths for the further research. This section should also highlight the implications of the findings.
    • References. Ones from the last 10 years are recommended. Provide a list of references in alphabetical order and prepared following the American Psychological Journal Referencing Style (7th Edition). All listed references must be cited in the text and all citations in the text must be listed in the list of references. The DOI for each reference must be provided if available. It is suggested that authors use reference manager programs such as Mendeley or Zotero, but they are not obliged to.
    • Figures and Tables. Because tables and figures supplement the text, references should be made to all of them in the text. Authors must also explain what readers should look at when consulting tables or figures. When appropriate, the table and figure should be cited using APA 7th Edition.


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