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Author Guidelines

A. General Instructions

(Pedoman dalam Bahasa Indonesia dapat Anda unduh di sini)

1. Provisions for writing manuscripts in Philanthropy: Journal of Psychology USM refers to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. http://www.apastyle.org/manual/index.aspx

2. Manuscripts can be written in Indonesian or English by using good and correct grammar rules. Manuscript writing in English is generally in the form of pasttense.

3. Manuscripts written in English or writers whose native language is not English, must first be sent to the English Editor to check their English grammar.

4. 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.).

5. All parts of the text in the manuscript are written using Cambria letters.

6. The length of scientific manuscripts should range from 7000 words or about 15-20 pages, including pictures, graphs and tables (if any) accompanying them.

7. Manuscripts are sent in Microsoft Office .rtf format

8. Figures and tables are only for explaining things that are not easily explained in the text. Please ensure that the quality and size of the images presented are sufficient to produce good print quality.

9. The script must be uploaded through the Open Journal System (OJS) by visiting the page http://journals.usm.ac.id/index.php/philanthropy.

B. Special Instructions

1. Terms in foreign languages or regional languages in the text are written in italic letters.

2. Literature review is not included as part of the structure of the manuscript. Thus citing libraries that are considered important can be integrated in the introductory chapter (introduction) or in the discussion.

3. Quoting libraries in the discussion as needed only and more prioritized is a discussion of the results of data analysis found on its own.

C. Format / Structure of Content and Systematics of Manuscripts

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 / 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).

[Introduction, problems, and theoretical basis]

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.

5. Method

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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

The following are examples of writing a bibliography;

(a)   Example of journal writing without a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Light, M. A., & Light, I. H. (2008). The Geographic Expansion of Mexican Immigration in the United States and it Simplications for Local Law Enforcement. Law Enforcement Executive Forum Journal, 8 (1), 73-82.

Arbiyah, N., Nurwianti, F., & Oriza, D. (2008). Hubungan Bersyukur dengan Subjective Well Being pada Penduduk Miskin. Jurnal Psikologi Sosial14 (1), 11-24.

(b)   Example of Journal Writing with DOI

Herbst-Damm, K. L., &Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer Support, Marital Status, and The Survival Times of Terminally Illpatients. Health Psychology, 24 (1), 225-229. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

(c)    Example of Writing a Magazine Manuscript

Chamberlin, J., Novotney, A., Packard, E., & Price, M. (2008, May). Enhancing Worker Well-being: Occupation Alhealth Psychologists Convene to Share their Research on Work, Stress, and Health. Monitor on Psychology, 39 (5). 26-29.

(d)    Example of Writing an 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)    Example of Writing a Newspaper Manuscript without Author

Six Sites Meet for Comprehensive anti-gang Initiative Conference. (2006, November/December). OJJDP News @ a Glance. Diunduh dari:  http://www.ncjrs.gov/htmllojjdp/news_acglance/216684/topstory.htmI tanggal 10 Agustus 2012

(f)   Examples of Unpublished Thesis or Dissertation Writing

Rimawati, A. B. (2010). Model Teoretik Prasangka Sosial. (Disertasi tidak dipubli­kasikan). Fakultas Psikologi Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.

(g)   Example of a Text Book

Azwar, S. (2012). Penyusunan Skala Psikologi (ed.2). Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.

(h)   Example of Writing Sourced from a Book with an Editor

Cone, J. D. (1999). Observational Assessment: Measure Development and Research Issues dalam P. C. Kendall, J. N. Butcher, & G. N. Holmbeck (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology (hlm. 183-223). New York: Wiley.

(i)    Unpublished Manuscript from the University

Nuryati, A., &Indati, A. (1993). Faktor-faktor yang Memengaruhi Prestasi Belajar. Manuskrip tidak dipublikasikan, Fakultas Psikologi, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.


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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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1. The right of publication of all journal manuscript material published / published on the Philanthropy site: Journalof Psychology is held by the editorial board with the author's knowledge (the moral rights remain the author of the manuscript).

2. Manuscripts that are published / published in print and electronically are open access for educational, research and library purposes. In addition to these goals, the editorial board is not responsible for violations of copyright law.


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Author Fees

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Article Publication: 750.00 (IDR)
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