Before submitting your manuscript, please write your manuscript according to the template formats we have provided, namely Research Articles, Literature Reviews, Case Reports, and Discussions on Psychology Policies and Guidelines. You can download the template via the link in the menu on the right. For manuscripts whose writing does not match the template format, we will return the manuscript to the author. This manual is divided into 3 sections, namely General Instructions, Specific Instructions, and Format Structure.
Manuscripts will be published bilingually. Authors can prepare their manuscripts in Indonesian or English with good grammatical accuracy. The Editorial Team will translate the manuscript into the other language.
Authors are highly recommended to follow the provided templates.
The length of the manuscript should be around 5.500 words or approximately 12 pages, including figures, graphs, and tables (if any).
Figures and tables are only used to explain things that are not easily explained in the text. Please ensure that the quality and size of the figures presented are sufficient to produce adequate reading resolution.
Please upload the manuscript in an editable format (for example, .doc or .docx). Manuscripts uploaded in PDF format will be returned.
All kinds of correspondence with INSAN JPKM should be addressed to email@example.com or through our OJS.
Foreign terms or words from regional languages should be written in italics.
Interview transcript should be written in italics.
Literature review/theoretical framework should not be included as part of the manuscript structure. Thus, only relevant and important citations should be integrated in the Introduction or Discussion section.
Results contain the findings of the data analysiswithout doing any theoretical interpretation or comparison.
Discussion contains the interpretation of data analysis results.
Conclusion contains general findings, implications, limitations, and recommendations.
Only relevant citations should be included in the Discussion, while priority should be given to explaining the results of the data analysis.
Maximum 20 words in English.
The title should be concise and clearly describe the content of the article.
Authors may use creative titles that attract readers' interest.
The words "influence", "relationship", and "case study" should not be used as titles.
The research location should be described in the Method section, not mentioned in the title.
Write the full name of each author without titles, the institution where each author works/studies, and a corresponding (e-mail) address.
Please write the author(s)' full name without a degree, the institution(s) where the author(s) work/study, and the author(s)' email address. Author can add ORCID iD.
Maximum 150 words in Indonesian/English with Cambria font, size 11, single-spaced.
Abstracts must be clear and descriptive and should provide a brief description of the problem under study.
An abstract usually includes the motivation behind the study or the importance of the research topic, hypotheses (if any), research methods, and a summary of the results.
The abstract should end with a comment about the importance of the results or a brief conclusion.
The keywords can be taken from the research variables, the characteristics of the research subjects, and the theoretical framework (minimum of three words or phrases, sorted alphabetically).
Describe the background of the problem, objectives, and expected benefits of the study, and a review of relevant literatures, and end with the hypothesis. This section should also contain:
the state of the art related to the topic under study (as cited from primary and recent sources);
the researchers' arguments related to their attempt to close the gap as the research contributions to the scientific advancement;
description of the research objectives ; and
formulation of the research question(s) or research hypotheses.
This section should be maximum 20% of the entire manuscript.
Describe the design of the study .
Authors are also expected to justify their decision to choose that particular design by adjusting it to the objectives/hypotheses/research questions.
Use the term "participant", not "subject". The word "subject" should be reserved only for animals.
Describe the criteria for participant recruitment and the demographic characteristics of the participants (e.g., age, gender, education level, etc.).
Describe the sampling technique used. It is recommended to justify the sample size a priori (by calculating it based on the intended statistical power and the least detectable effect size).
Indicate whether the participant has given their informed consent before participating. If the research was conducted without obtaining their informed consent, authors must explain why.
For research involving participants under the age of 18 years, informed consent must be obtained from their legal guardians with due regard to the participants' assent during the data collection. Otherwise, authors are expected to include an ethical clearance obtained from a research ethics committee.
Describe clearly the author's strategy for measuring all research variables.
Include the form of the scales and the response options in detail. In addition, include the results of the reliability and/or validity estimation (if any).
Describe how the scores were calcualted for analysis (e.g., by summation, averaging, etc.).
If authors conducted assumption tests (e.g., normality test), include them in this section and describe them in as much detail as possible.
Describe the statistical tests or other dataanalysis techniques used by the authors.
Also include the software used and its version.
This section should cover only maximum 20% of the entire manuscript.
Clearly report everything that the researcher did when conducting the research so that this section allows other researchers to replicate or verify the study.
Do not report what was not conducted and do not leave out important details. Avoid definitions quoted from methodology books.
Authors are strongly advised to adopt the #OpenScience principle, namely by pre-registering their study or by providing public access to all research data and study materials. Authors can use popular #OpenScience portals such as the Open Science Framework (OSF).
For qualitative research articles, this section may be a bit different. In addition to explaining the characteristics of the participants, the authors also need to explain the characteristics of the researchers that may affect the process of data collection and/or collection. In addition, the Method section may be longer than that in quantitative research articles because authors may need to explain the process of data collection and analysis in sufficient detail.
For case report articles, the contents of the Method section are different. The "Participant" section may be replaced with a "Case Description" section. The "Research Design" is also not needed, but instead, the authors should include an "Intervention Procedure" section.
The section should include the results of descriptive analysis (as long as they are relevant) and the results of hypothesis testing, which are then analyzed critically and presented sequentially or in an integrated manner.
Avoid narratives about data interpretation .
If any, include tables/charts/figures that are already meaningful and easy to understand.
Tables/charts/figures should not contain raw data that needs further processing.
The most recommended visual presentations of data are line graphs and bar charts.
Avoid using pie charts.
This section should covermaximum 20% of the entire manuscript.
Describe the findings (e.g., themes, categories, or narratives) along with examples of the analysis process leading to those findings (e.g., excerpts of data).
The Results section can also contain illustrations (e.g., diagrams, tables, models, etc.) as long as they are relevant and useful in explaining the findings. Photos and links to videos can also be included, if necessary.
For case reports, this section should be titled "Analysis of Intervention Effectiveness".
In this section, the authors can report the results of the descriptive statistical analysis and hypothesis testing (if any). For studies with a small number of cases, statistical test should not be reported. Instead, intervention effectiveness can be analyzed using visual examination of graphs as well as effect size calculation techniques (e.g., PND, PEM, etc.). For reference, please see Parker, Vannest, and Davis (2011) .
This section contains an explanation of the findings (interpretation of research data), comparisons with findings from previous studies, and their relation to the state of the art.
The Discussion section usually assigns substantial meaning to the results of the data analysis and compares them with previous findings (cited from relevant , recent, and primary sources.
This section should come to the conclusion that the study adds new knowledge pertaining to the knowledge gap as its contribution to the scientific advancement .
This section should cover maximum 30-40% of the entire manuscript.
The content of this section should answer the research question(s) (not merely summarizing the research results) and include suggestions for future research or other relevant parties.
Conclusions and suggestions should be concise and clear. The summary should be based on the Results and the Discussion sections (a maximum of three paragraphs) and made in the form of a narrative (instead of running points) synthesizing the results of data analysis and the discussion about them, as well as highlighting new insights from the study that contribute to the advancement of psychology.
The referencing styles in INSAN Jurnal Psikologi dan Kesehatan Mental refer to the American Psychological Association (APA) style, 7th Ed, 2020. Authors are required to use a reference manager to facilitate article quality control. One of the recommended softwares is Zotero. You can use ZoteroBib: Web-Based Reference Library Management Tool. Please avoid using the built-in Citation and reference features of Ms. Words.
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS THAT NEED TO BE INCLUDED SEPARATELY FROM THE ARTICLE
Funding details. Please include all details required by your funding agency and grant as follows:
For single institution grant
This research was supported by [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].
For some institutional grants
This research was supported by [Funding Agency #1] under Grant [number xxxx]; [Funding Agency #2] under Grant [number xxxx]; and [Funding Agency #3] under Grant [number xxxx].
Disclosure statement. This section contains statements to explain the potential/risks related to financial or non-financial interests that affect the author's bias in reporting results. If there is no potential conflict of interest to declare, please state this in the article, for example: The author does not have a conflict of interest with any parties.
Data Availability Statement. Author is required to provide a data availability statement, which contains details of the source of the data obtained and how to access the data. If the data is not available/inaccessible, the author must include the reasons. Data owned by authors is uploaded into OSF, Figshare, or other open science platforms.
Figures. Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour, at the correct size). Figures should be supplied in one of these file formats: JPEG/JPG/PNG.
Tables. Tables should present new information, not duplicating what is in the text. Readers should be able to interpret the table without reference to the text. Please supply editable files.