Online Submissions

Already have a Username/Password for Acta Psychologia?
Go to Login

Need a Username/Password?
Go to Registration

Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.


Author Guidelines

Acta Psychologia accepts original research articles submitted by researchers worldwide to be published. Original research articles are full-length original empirical investigations, consisting of introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, and conclusions.  Original work must provide references and an explanation on research findings that contain new and significant findings.

Size: Generally, these are expected to be between 6 and 15 journal pages (excluding the abstract, references, tables and/or figures), a maximum of 80 references, and an abstract of 100–200 words.

Language Accuracy

Acta Psychologia emphasizes the linguistic accuracy of every manuscript published. Articles must be in Bahasa Indonesia, and they must be competently written and argued in clear and concise grammatical. 


The manuscript should be submitted using the OJS system. You can Login to your author account to submit your manuscript. If this is the first time you submit your manuscript to Acta Psychologia, please Register to make an author account first.


The paper should be submitted in one-column format with at least 3 cm margins and 2.0 line spacing throughout. Authors are advised to use Georgia 11-point font and MS Word format (.doc / .docx). Please use this manuscript template to make it easier for you to format your manuscript Template.

TITLE (14 pt; space 1; bold)

The title of the article should be clear, specific, and informative. Stating the abbreviation and setting of the research is not recommended

Author's Name (12 pt; space 1; bold)

It is suggested that the article be written collaboratively by two or more authors without stating the academic or non-academic title of the authors. Add code numbers 1,2,3, etc. at the end of the author's name if the author is from a different department or university.

Affiliate Address (11 pt; space 1; no bold)

The institution and E-mails of the authors should be stated. Authors 1,2,3, etc., must write the Study Program, Institution / University, City, and Country. The author must write an email to all of the authors. Add code a,b,c, etc, at the end of each author's email.

ABSTRACT (10 pt; space 1)

The abstract should cover the background of the research (excluding any numerical and percentage data), the objective of the research, research methods, research findings, and conclusion (10 pt with single space). Keywords: your keywords should be specific and not exceed five words. Each keyword is separated by a colon (;)

INTRODUCTION (12 pt; space 1,15)

Your introduction should include the following elements. (1) state of the art; (2) research gap/gap analysis; and (3) research objectives. State of the art explains the background of the research which is supported by recent conceptual references in the last ten years. It is recommended that as many references as possible be provided in order to support the idea. The research gap/gap analysis should determine the importance and the novelty of the present research compared to the previous ones. The research objective should be developed based on the result of observation or previous research and the research gap. Each paragraph is supported by 5-10 well-structured sentences, and these should be written in Garamond with 12 pt and 1.15 pt.

RESEARCH METHODS (12 pt; space 1.15)

The research methods should be put into detail by considering the research instrument used to collect and analyze the data. The research design must be written in paragraphs, not in bullet points or sub-titles. The research design should include (1) the type of the research, (2) the schema of research, (3) the setting of the research, (4) the population and sample of the research, (5) the technique of data collection and data analysis along with the research instruments used. Each paragraph is supported by 5-10 well-structured sentences, and these should be written in Garamond with 12 pt and 1.15 pt.

FINDING AND DISCUSSION (12 pt; space 1.15)

The findings of the research should be presented precisely. Tables and figures should be clear and proportional and not captured from other media. Each table and figure should be well-described before they are elaborated on in the paragraphs. The excerpt can be seen in the following (see Table 1 and Figure 1). Tables and figures should not be used to explain the same information.

In the Discussion section, instead of repeating the aforementioned theories, authors are encouraged to put their arguments by comparing and contrasting the findings with some relevant previous research findings. The strengths and limitations of the research should be acknowledged in the discussion. Each paragraph is supported by 5-10 well-structured sentences, and these should be written in Garamond with 12 pt and 1.15 pt.

CONCLUSION (12 pt; space 1.15)

In this section, put your conclusion in well-structured paragraphs containing 5-10 sentences per paragraph. The conclusion must be written in paragraphs, not in bullet points, and should reflect the research problem and brief reflection of the findings. The conclusion of the research should be postulated conceptually and oriented to research findings in a specific manner that is supported by the data of the research. Each paragraph is supported by 5-10 well-structured sentences, and these should be written in Garamond with 12 pt and 1.15 pt.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (12 pt; space 1.15)

In this section, the author can state their gratitude toward some parties that have provided financial support (if there is any). Each paragraph is supported by 5-10 well-structured sentences, and these should be written in Garamond with 12 pt and 1.15 pt.

REFERENCES (12 pt; space 1)

References should be cited from primary sources and should be at least 15 journal articles. In this case, 80% must be cited from journal articles, while the other 20% can be cited from books. The references should be written using Mendeley with APA Style 7th edition so that there would not be any references that are not written. Do not forget to include the DOI (if there is any) or URL of the article. Each paragraph is supported by 5-10 well-structured sentences, and these should be written in Garamond with 12 pt and 1 pt.

Spelling: The journal uses Bahasa Indonesia with Pedoman Umum Ejaan Bahasa Indonesia (PUEBI)




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.

Copyright Notice

Acta Psychologia allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to its articles' full texts and allows readers to use them for any other lawful purpose. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. Finally, the journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions

  • Authors are allowed to archive their submitted article in an open access repository
  • Authors are allowed to archive the final published article in an open access repository with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Generic License.


Privacy Statement

Identities (e.g. names and email addresses) of all parties involved in this journal will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.