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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,
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Jurnal Ilmu Perilaku is a scientific journal published by the Department of Psychology, Universitas Andalas. Jurnal Ilmu Perilaku provides a platform for researcher, academician, professional, practitioner, and students to contribute and share their knowledge in a form of empirical study or case study. 

A. General Guidance

  • All manuscripts submitted should adhere to American Psychological Association (APA) format, following the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the APA (currently 6th edition).
  • Jurnal Ilmu Perilaku published two times in a year, June and December edition.
  • Published paper in Jurnal Ilmu Perilaku is a report study, either using a qualitative or quantitative method which is done by an individual or group of researcher.
  • Thesis or dissertation manuscript must attach the supervisor’s recommendation stated that the manuscript is decent enough to be submitted.
  • The submitted manuscript is an original and has not been published or in consideration to be published in another journal.
  • The manuscript can be written in Indonesian or English by using correct and proper grammar rules. Manuscript written in Indonesian should be written in formal Indonesian, as well as for odd-words which must be translated into Indonesian.
  • Editorial board have the rights to revise the received article. Suitability of paper will be reviewed by the anonymous reviewer and will be given recommendations either the paper accepted, rejected, or accepted by revision.
  • The author must revise the manuscript according to revision given by reviewer (if any). After being revised by the author, should the author submit the revised manuscript within a specific deadline by the Editorial Board. Editorial Board may confirm the article to a style of punctuation, spelling, capitalization, referencing, and usage that it deems appropriate without changing the substance of the article.
  • The manuscript must be submitted through online submission via www.jip.fk.unand.ac.id or to be sent through jurnalilmuperilaku@gmail.com.

 B. Content Structure and Article Systematics 

Contents and systematics of written manuscripts are described narratively using the essay format in paragraph form without subtitle numbering and should contain these following components:

1. Title of the Article

The title should be straightforward, concise, and informative describing the article’s contents, might also be a creative or impressive title to attract the readers. The title should be written in both Indonesian and English. The Indonesian article should state the Indonesian title at first then followed by English title. Maximum limitation of words for Indonesian paper is 12 words, meanwhile, the English paper is 10 words. 

2. Author’s Name

Author’s full name should be stated without any degrees. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) and correspondence phone or email. The author’s name arrangement should be written based on specific writing contribution which coded by superscript font (e.g Novrizal1).

3. Abstract

Abstract is written in both Indonesian and English with 1.0 line spacing and maximum of 200 words summarizing content of the paper, including hypothesis, research subject, methodology, and result.

4. Keywords

Keywords is specific words included in the research taken from research variable, characteristic of research subject, and referred theory (Please provide three keywords written in alphabetical order). The keywords is arranged based on prominent word to the supporting word. Should the author use “keywords” for English abstract, and “Kata Kunci” for Indonesian abstract.

5. Introduction 

Introduction should contain an adequate background, stating its purpose, and presenting why the research problem is significant. Also, it should be clearly set the stage for the present research, indicating gaps in knowledge, and presenting the research question or hypothesis. 

6. Method

Methods contains of variable identification, research subject, research instrument, research methodology, and analysis technique being used in the research.

7. Result

Result of the research consists of descriptive statistics, assumption and hypothesis test which critically analyzed afterward.

8. Discussion

Discussion explains the result of research in accordance with prior study, critically analyzed with currently relevant literature. The discussion should be ended with a conclusion and recommendation.

9. Conclusion

Conclusion contains the answer of research purpose, not summarizing all the research. This section should be written in a concise, solid, and clear statement based on the result of the study with not more than 5% of all the paper’s length.

10. References

References should be written alphabetically and chronologically. Every resource cited in the manuscript must be stated in the references section and each listed reference should be cited in the manuscript. Below are the examples of writing reference by the following resources:

 (a) Journal without Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Chekov, A.N, & Gergen, E.A. (2008). The dinamic of self presentation. Journal Social and Personality Psychology, 7(2), 83­92.

Atikah, A., Puspawati, F., & Sativa, D. (2006). Konstrual diri di kalangan mahasiswa. Jurnal Psikologi Andalas, 8(2), 89-99.

 (b) Journal with Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Hons­Kohler, K.L., & Satre, J.A. (2005). The symbolic self in evolutionary context. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 24(1), 225­229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asw.2016.11.001

(c) Magazine Manuscript

Dedi,   J.,   Nova,   A.,   Susanti,   E.,   &   S,   M.   (2008,   May). Enhancing   worker   well­being:   Occupational   health   psychologists convene to share their research on work, stress, and health. Monitor on Psychology, 39(5). 26­29.

(d) Online Magazine Manuscript

Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs. ideology: Psychologists fight back about the misuse   of research. Monitor on Psychology, 39(6). Diunduh dari : http://www.apa.org/monitor/tanggal 10 Agustus 2012.

(e) Anonymous Newspaper Article (No Author)

Six   sites   meet   for   comprehensive   anti­gang   initiative   conference.   (2006,November/December). OJJDP News@ aGlance. Diunduh   dari: http://www.ncjrs.gov/htmllojjdp/news_acglance/216684/topstory.htmI tanggal 10 Agustus 2012

(f) Unpublished Thesis or Dissertation

Badriah, A.S. (2010). Dinamika pengungkapan identitas diri di dunia maya. (Disertasi tidak dipublikasikan). Fakultas Psikologi Universitas Andalas, Padang.

(g) Book

Salim, S. (2012). Psikologi Pendidikan (ed.2). Padang:   Pustaka Cendekia.

Myers, D.G. (2012). Exploring social psychology,6th edition. New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

(h) Newspaper

  • With Author’s Name

Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesirty affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

Supriatna, Y. (2007, 20 Maret). Gaya Hidup “Sakit”. Kompas, hlm. 27.

  • Without Author’s Name

Memberdayakan Polres Bandara. (2007, 20 Maret). Kompas, hlm. 27.

(i) Translated Book

Erikson, E.H. (1989). Identitas dan siklus hidup manusia. Alih bahasa : Agus Cremers. Jakarta: PT Gramedia.

(j) Book (With Editor)

Mikarsa, L.H. (2007) Indonesia. Dalam J.J.Arnett (Ed). International encyclopedia of adolescence (pp. 459-468). New York: Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

McConnell, A.R., & Strain, L.M. (2007). Content and structure of the self-concept. In C. Sedidikes & S. Spencer (Eds.) The self in Social Psychology (pp 51-73). New York: Psychology Press.

Afrizal, A. S., & Abdullah, R.A. (1993). Berfikir dan menalar. Dalam D.Kasim & A.F. Sofyan (Eds.), Pendekatan kognitif dalam belajar (hlm. 215­235). Padang: Unand Press.

(k) Unpublished Manuscript

Baron, E., & Myers, P.J. (2003). Content and structure of the self-concept. Naskah   tidak   dipublikasikan,   Department   of   Psychology, University of Michigan, Vancouver, Canada.

Nanda, A., &  Nelia, A. (2003). Faktor­faktor yang memengaruhi pengambilan keputusna berbelanja di pasar tradisional.Naskah   tidak   dipublikasikan, Program Studi Psikologi, Universitas Andalas, Padang.

(l) Article from Internet

Rinholm, J. (2001). Classroom behaviour strategies: Helping children stay on task. Diakses 28 Maret 2001 dari http://members.home.net/jrinholm/Tidbits/offtask.htm

(m) Book Written by an Organization/Institution

American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

C. Writing the Article

1. Authors need to comply with this guidance in preparing their manuscripts:

Top and bottom margins: 2 cm

Left and right margins: 2 cm

Font: Times New Roman

Font size: 12

Spacing; Double spacing/2

Pages: minimum of 10, and the maximum of 18 pages (including abstracts and references)

Paper size: A4

2. Avoid using bullets, numbered lists, or alphabetical lists in articles. Instead write them up like this: 1) ..., 2) ... etc.

D. Manuscript Submission Procedure

Authors are welcome to submit their articles, either using the OJS submission process or emailing us at jurnalpsikologiunand@gmail.com 

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