Focus and Scope
BRPKM is a journal managed by the Psychology Research and Publication Unit (UP3), Faculty of Psychology Universitas Airlangga, a medium for disseminating research conducted by the academic community of the Faculty Psychology Universitas Airlangga.
Editorial Review Process
Buletin Riset Psikologi dan Kesehatan Mental is a journal published by the Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Airlangga. BRPKM is a publication media for empirical research results and literature reviews on the topic of Psychology and Mental Health studies. BRPKM publishes every 6 months in June and December.
Open Access Policy
BRPKM is a periodical publication with open access, so that the copyright remains with the author. Anyone has the right to use the information contained in this publication, under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0)
All manuscripts submitted for publication in BRPKM will be checked for similarity with other previously published manuscripts using Turnitin. The Reviewer Board will decide the feasibility of the manuscript based on the results of the similarity check.
Buletin Riset Psikologi dan Kesehatan Mental is a editorial-reviewed electronic journal. To that extent, it clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the article publication, including the authors, the chief editors, the Editorial Boards, and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
BRPKM General Ethical Guideline
The publication of an article in Buletin Riset Psikologi dan Kesehatan Mental as a editorial-reviewed journal is an essential contribution to the development of a credible and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the authors’ work and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles should adhere to rigorous scientific methods. It is, therefore, important to agree with the standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the publishing process: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publishers and the society.
Lembaga Inovasi, Pengembangan Jurnal, Penerbitan, dan Hak Kekayaan Intelektual (LIPJPHKI) as publisher of BRPKM takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously. We recognize our ethical and other responsibilities in ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Research and Publication Unit, Faculty of Psychology Universitas Airlangga and the Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers if necessary.
Duties of Editors
The editor of the BRPKM is responsible for deciding which of articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive for publishing process. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as it shall then be in force at libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
Editors at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editors and any editorial staffs must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher as appropriate, unless the author provides public access to their study materials, datasets or preprint after preregistering their study in certain platform, such as OSF or AsPredicted.org.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without a written consent of the author.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer reviewers assist the editors in making editorial decisions and the editorial communications with the authors may also assist the authors in improving their papers.
Any selected referees who feel unqualified to review the research or know that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editors and excuse themselves from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editors.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate (ad hominem). Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. Reviewers should also call the editor's attention about any substantial similarity or overlapping manuscript under consideration and any other published papers of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer reviews must be kept confidentially and not used for personal interest. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts which have conflicts of interest resulting from competition, collaboration, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions corresponded to the papers.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of research article should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constituting unethical behaviour are unacceptable. Authors are strongly encouraged to share their data in order to ensure transparency.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data of the paper for editorial review and should prepare to provide public access to the data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases). If practicable, they should in any event prepare to retain the data for a reasonable time after publication. Authors can benefit from preregistration platform, such as OSF, so they are encouraged to share their dataset and study material in OSF.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and that the authors have used the work and/or words of others that are appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
Authors should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour, and such behaviour is unacceptable. Should authors submit their same article to two or more journals at once, authors will be prohibited to submit their work to BRPKM for at least 2 years.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported works.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. If there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they shall be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding authors should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the papers and have agreed with its submission for publication.
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
If the work involves chemicals, human, animals, and microbes, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial supports for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published work
When authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editors or publishers and cooperate with the editors to retract or correct the paper.
Article Processing Fee
No fee charged to author for the entire publication processes at BRPKM. Therefore, registration, submission, editorial processes, publication, and etcetera are free.