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Author Guidelines


  1. Manuscripts written in Indonesian must adhere to proper grammar rules. If accepted for publication, the manuscript will be translated into English.
  2. The manuscript is written in MS Word format with A4 page size (210 x 297 mm), single-column with the simplest possible text layout. It is recommended to only use the writing facilities provided in MS Word (bold, italics, subsripct, superscript, equation, etc.). Please download and use as article template for initial manuscript submission.
  3. The length of scientific manuscripts should range from 7000 words or about 15-20 pages, including pictures, graphs and tables (if any) accompanying them.
  4. ZOTERO or MENDELEY with APA style is recommended for reference Management.
  5. The manuscript must be original and has not been previously published neither submitted to another journal for consideration evidenced by the Authors Statement of Originality. Download Authors' Statement of Originality
  6. The manuscript must be conformed to the rules on the use of punctuation and spelling contained within the guidelines of Indonesian Language Spelling.
  7. The script must be uploaded through the Open Journal System (OJS) by visiting the page http://journals.usm.ac.id/index.php/philanthropy.


The contents and systematic writing of the manuscript are narrated using the essay format in paragraph form, and do not use detailed systematic systematic such as thesis / thesis / dissertation (without numbering in front of subtitles) and must contain the following components:

  1. Title
    The title should be concise and straightforward to describe the contents of the writing. May use a title that is creative and interesting to the reader (maximum 14 words). The research location is described in the method section, not mentioned in the title.
  2. Author's name
    Write the full name of the writer without a title, the institution where the writer works / study, and the author's e-mail address.
  3. Abstract
    Written in English and in Indonesian. Typed in one space, a maximum of 150 words includes, among others: hypotheses, research subjects, methods, and results.
  4. Keywords
    The main words in the study, can be drawn from the research variables, characteristics of the research subject, and the theory referred to (minimum three words or a combination of words, written in alphabetical order).
  5. Introduction
    Describe the background of the problem, the aims and benefits of research, theoretical studies, and conclude with a hypothesis (total hlmmax. 20%). Contain; (a) exposure to the latest developments in the field of science studied whose arguments are supported by the results of primary and current literature studies; (b) exposure to gaps; (c) the researcher's argument in closing the gap as a promise of research contributions to the development of science; and (d) presentation of research objectives.
  6. Methods
    Contains identification of variables, research participants (please write down that participants have signed an Informed Consent or statement that the research has met research ethics), research instruments, and research methods including statistical analysis techniques used (maximum number of pages 20%). Contains a description of everything that was done by the researcher in conducting the research clearly as if to provide opportunities for other researchers to replicate or verify the research. Avoid definitions quoted from the book.
  7. Results
    The results of the study consisted of descriptive statistics, the results of the assumption test, and the results of the hypothesis test then were critically analyzed (max. 20%) presented in a sequential or integrated manner. Exposure to the results section contains the results of data analysis. If there is a table / chart / picture that contains a description of the results of the analysis that is already meaningful and easily understood its meaning quickly. Tables / charts / figures do not contain raw data that can still be or must be processed.
  8. Discussion
    An explanation of the results of the study, linked to the results of previous studies, was critically analyzed and linked to the relevant current literature (number of pages max. 30-40%). Exposure to the discussion section contains giving meaning substantially to the results of the analysis and comparison with previous findings based on the results of relevant literature reviews, current and primary. The comparison should lead to differences with previous research findings so that it has the potential to state a contribution to the development of science. The discussion ended with the formulation of conclusions and suggestions.
  9. Conclusion
    The contents of the conclusions are answers to the research objectives not summaries of research results. Conclusions and recommendations are concise, clear and concise based on the results and discussion (max. 1 page), made in the form of paragraphs (not numeric), contains research findings as a synthesis between the results of data analysis and the results of the discussion, and further emphasizes the things new ones that contributed to the development of the science of psychology.
  10. Literature
    Write a bibliography which is an alphabetical and chronological reference. Bibliography is a Reference List (Reference) not a Bibliography, so it must contain all sources referred to in the Manuscript, and does not need to contain sources that are not referenced. The reference list contains everything referenced in the text from the source which; (a) relevant, (b) at least 80% up to date (last 10 years), and (c) at least 80% primary, mainly from journal Manuscripts.


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Article Status

After the submission process is complete, you can see the status of your writing.

  1. The status of Awaiting Assignment means your article has not been reviewed.
  2. The status of In Review means that your article is in the process of review, the Editor will send a confirmation email regarding the results of the review to you. To see the results of a review from a Reviewer, click In Review.
  3. The status of In Review Round x means that your article has entered the x review stage, meaning that it is a review of round 2, 3, 4 ... ... and so on.
  4. The status of In Editing means that your article has been revised and entered the editing process and will be published.
  5. Status  Vol. x, No. x (Year) means that your article has been published in Vol. x, No. x (Year)
  6. The status of Archived means your article is rejected

Editor's Decision

You can see the Editor's decision on your article in the Editor Decision section. There are several decisions that may be given by the Editor, namely

  1. Accept Submission (articles received, and articles need not be revised),
  2. Revisions Required (the article needs to be revised, but will not be reviewed again),
  3. Resubmit for Review (the article needs to be revised and will be reviewed again), 
  4. Decline Submission (article rejected).


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.

  1. 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).

  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.

  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

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

  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

  6. If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs. Article Publication Fee can be seen in Author Fees.


Copyright Notice

The author who will publish the manuscript at Philanthropy: Journal of Psychology, agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0),  that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

  1. The name and email address entered into this journal site will be used only for journal purposes and will not be used for any other purpose.
  2. The peer-review of a manuscript is a confidential process. Reviewers should keep the whole process completely confidential.
  3. Reviewers should not disclose any information whatsoever to anyone before publication of the manuscript.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 750000.00 (IDR)

If this paper is accepted for publication,  you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.  This is made possible by an Article-Processing Charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services we provide (the fee is mainly used for covering the cost of getting DOI number; plagiarism prevention; editing, proofreading, and formatting).  In [Philanthropy: Journal of Psychology], all published papers are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication.