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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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs cambria, 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


A. General Provisions
1. The material should have relevance to the field of psychology, especially related to Indonesia
2. The manuscript contained in the Inquiry Journal has not been published in any journal or mass media
3. Material of each title must be intact, not continuous
4. Each author shall only be entitled to publish a single article in the same edition, unless it is contained in a different section, or if the position in the first article as the first author while in the second article as the second author

B. Journal Materials
Research, book review, theoretical review, or theoretical innovation in the field of psychology or human behavior.

C. General Provisions of Script Writing
1. The manuscript is written in accordance with the provisions of the American Psychological Association (APA)
2. The script is accompanied by abstract Indonesian and English Language each abstract consists of 250 words
3. The flow of manuscripts is arranged as follows:
a. The results consist of: Introduction, Research Methods, Results and Discussion, Closing
b. The results of the theory / book review: Introduction, Review results and Closing
4. Manuscript typed A4 paper and space 1.5, Cambria, font 11.
5. Maximum number of pages 20 including bibliography
6. Include authors' biographies, including addresses, phone numbers, and emails that can be contacted.


WRITING GUIDE OF INQUIRY: Jurnal Ilmiah Psikologi


(is written with a capital letter using a cambria font type size 24)


Researchers Name (cambria font, bold, size 11)

Email (cambria font, size 11)

Institution ( cambria font, bold, size 11)



(abstract is written in Indonesian and English language, maximum of 250 words, one paragraph of background research, research method, the research results, and also keywords of a maximum of five words)

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(abstract is written in Indonesian and English language, maximum of 250 words, one paragraph of background research, research method, the research results, and also keywords of a maximum of five words)

Keywords: aaa,bbb,ccc,ddd,eee


The introduction includes:

  • The research background has to be brief and detail
  • Various theories or conceptual explanations of the research variables
  • Researches that are fundamental to the research
  • Research objectives and purpose


The research method includes:

  • A review of the research method
  • Research participant
  • Research instrument
  • Research procedure
  • Data research method


The result and discussion includes:

  • All the data related to the research
  • Result discussion of the research
  • Previous studies that support or contradict towards the research


Summary includes matters regarding to the conclusions of the research and suggestion for the next research. Suggestions are given based on the research findings as well as the lack of findings in the research.


This section only includes the references that are significant, therefore references that are in this section will be found written on the previous sections. The written systematics includes:

  • In alphabetical order
  • It does not have to be categorized based on books, journals, newsletter, or
  • other types of publications.

If references are from textbooks:

Writers name (last name first, then its first name and so on). (Year of publication). Book Title. City: Publisher.

Finney, J.(1970). Time and Again. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Manstead, A.S.R., & Hewstone, M. (1996). The Blackwell encyclopedia of social psychology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd.


If the references are written from a handbook:

Writers name (last name first, then first name and so on). (Year. Article Title). Editor. Handbook Title. City: Publisher

Faturochman. (2000). Dinamika psikologi dan sosial kepercayaan (The dynamics of psychology and social trust). In Supratiknya, Faturochman & S. Haryanto (Editor). Tantangan psikologi menghadapi millennium baru. Yogyakarta: Published by the Faculty of Psychology University of Gadjah Mada.

Yagil, D (2005). Drivers and traffic laws: a review of psychological theories and empirical research. In G. Underwood (ed.). Traffic and Transport Psychology. UK: Elsevier.

Forsyth, D.L., & Burnette,J. (2010). Group Processes. In Baumiester, R.F & Finkel, E.J (eds). Advanced Social Psychology: The State of Science. New York: Oxford University Press.

If the references are written from a Journal:

Writers name (last name first, then first name and so on). (Year of publication). Title: Sub Title. Journal name. Volume, number.

Igarashi, T., Kashima, Y., Kashima, E.S.,Farsides, T., Kim, U., Strack, F., Werth,L., & Yuki, M. (2008). Culture, trust, and social networks. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 11,88-101.

If the references are written from a Thesis / Dissertation:

Writers name (last name first, then first name and so on). (Year of thesis. Dissertation). Title of thesis/dissertation. City: Publisher.

Priyanti, D. (2010). Expressive Writing pada Orang dengan HIV/AIDS. Thesis. Jakarta: University of Indonesia.

If the references are written from an article from the internet:

Writers name (last name first, then first name and so on). Title. Site address. Date, month, year accessed/ downloaded.

Simmons, B. (2015, January 9). The tale of two Flaccos.  Accessed from the-triangle/the-tale-of-two-Flaccos/ retrieved at October 9th 2016.

If the references are written from a newsletter/ magazine:

Writers name (last name first, then first name and so on). (date, month, and year of publication). Title. Newsletters name.

Rosenberg, G.(1997, March 31st). Electronic discovery proves an effective legal weapon. The New York Times.



  • Writings are the results of a research
  • The research is written using a standard and official Indonesian language, in which each foreign word are translated into a standard Indonesian language, and does not need to include any foreign languages.
  • Sentences that are taken from a foreign language must be translated to a standard Indonesian language.
  • References based on rules (writing and dates) only include the writers last name and the year (example: Kotler, 2000) and please cross checked it with the appropriate bibliography.
  • Do not use footnote
  • Scientific research is sent based on this format:

-          Use a A4 size paper

-          Margins layout is 1” or 3cm

-          1.5 space

-          In the form of 1 column (standard, column isn’t necessary)

-          Cambria font, size 11 (except the Title)

-          All kinds of formulas are written using a Mathematical Equation (for those who use Microsoft Word are in the Insert=> Equation, section), including fractions, Zigma, Roots, Matric, Integral, Limit/Log, Exponent, etc.

-          All types of symbols must use a standard symbol available in the Word Processor ( those who use Microsoft Word, are in the Insert=> Symbol, section)

-          The schematic table title and images are written in the center, title case, with a range of 1 space from it. The word “Table” or “Image” with its number is placed in its own row. The table title is placed above the table (before the table) and the image title is placed beneath the image (after the image). The sources information is placed below the table and image (center of the image and aligned the table using a 10 pt size). In the image section, the sources information is placed after the image title with a range of 1 space. Words inside the table use a 10 pt size.



Example Table:

Table 1. Abcdefgh


Title 1

Title 2

Title 3






Source: Writer (year)


Example Image:







Image 1. Smiley Face

Source: Writer (year)





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