Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JoPS: Journal of Psychology Students is an open access and peer-reviewed journal for psychology students. JoPS currently managed by highly motivated students of the Faculty of Psychology UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung. JoPS is published twice a year on May and November. This journal welcomes any research methodologies (i.e. quantitative, qualitative, mixed method) as long as it meets the standard publication of this journal. JoPS is here to give students the opportunity to experience their first steps to become researchers. Our focus and scope including Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychological Measurement, Biopsychology and other psychological fields.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Some policies in the review of Journal of Psychology Students:

  1. The reviewers will review the submitted article that follow the guidelines and template of the journal provided.
  2. The review process in this journal employs a double-blind peer-review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa.
  3. In the review process, the article will be reviewed by at least two reviewers to ensure the quality of the article.
  4. In the review process, the reviewers ensure the quality of the articles of its title, abstract, discussion and conclusion. Besides, the reviewers also address the novelty and its contribution to the scientific discussion and verify the plagiarism and ethics of publication.
  5. The reviewer also provide feedback on whether the article is accepted, rejected or need minor or major revision.


Publication Frequency

JoPS: Journal of Psychology Student publish twice a year (May and November)


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

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Publication Ethics

All parties involved in the publishing process or publication of the Psympathic Journal, i.e., Manager, Editor, Reviewer, or Author should understand and adhere to the norms or ethics of scientific publications. This requirement is based on the Head of LIPI Regulation no. 5 of 2014 on the Code of Scientific Publication. Basically, scientific papers for publication should consider the ethical values of publication: (i) Neutrality (free from conflicts of interest in the management of publications); (ii) Justice (respect the authorship rights); and (iii) Honesty (free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in publication).


A. Duplication is publishing the same article in more than one publisher without updating content, data, and/or citing previous publications;

B. Fabrication is producing fake data;

C. Falsification is altering the data with the intent to conform to the researcher's wishes through the manipulation of research material, or research process, alter or exclude certain data or results in such a way that the research is not presented accurately;

D. Plagiarism is misusing ideas, thoughts, processes, objects, and results of the research, in the form of data or words/phrases, including research materials, research plans, and manuscripts without listing the source as an appreciation of pre-existing scientific work.

Duties and Responsibilities of Journal Manager

Determine the name of the journal, scope of science, publication frequency, and submission of accreditation if necessary.
Determine the membership of the editorial board.
Respect confidential issues for the researchers, writers, editors, and reviewers.
Review the journal policy and share it to the authors, editorial boards, reviewers, and readers.
Identify published manuscripts in other scientific journals, to avoid duplicate publications.
Provide guidance to the editors and reviewers.
Publish the journal regularly.
Ensure the availability of funding to maintain journal publication.
Build networking and marketing for partnership.
Prepare the license and other legality aspects.
Duties and Responsibilities of Editor

Select articles to fit the readers' needs,
Improve the quality of publications continually,
Implement procedures to ensure the quality of published articles,
Prioritize the freedom of opinion objectively,
Maintain the integrity of the author's academic record,
Deliver corrections, clarifications, withdrawals and apologies as needed,
Responsible for the style and format of article writing, while the contents and all statements in the article are the responsibility of the author,
Actively soliciting the opinions of authors, readers, reviewers, and members of the editorial board to improve the quality of publications,
Remind the researchers about the ethical publications,
Evaluate the impact of publication policy on the authors and partners to improve responsibility and minimize errors,
Have an open-minded viewpoint to the new or contrary opinions,
Avoid non-objective decision by not relying on self, authors, or third party opinions,
Encourage authors to make improvements to the article before it published.
Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers

Receive the assignment from the editor to review the article and submit the review to the editor, to determine the feasibility of an article to be published.
Reviewer shall not review the articles related to him or her, either directly or indirectly.
Maintain the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations.
Encourage the authors to make improvements to the article.
Review the revised article as requested by the editor.
Provide constructive feedback on articles received with improvement.
Before accepting/rejecting the article, consider whether the article is in line with the field of knowledge/expertise of the reviewer, and whether they can finish the reviewing tasks.
The results of the review will contribute to the decision of editorial board whether the article deserves to be published or not.
Provide comments and special notes on each section in the article.
In making recommendations of the review results, the reviewer need to explain in detail their reasons and judgments in deciding whether the articles are accepted, rejected or revised.
Duties and Responsibilities of Authors

Ensure that the author(s) meets the criteria as follows: (a) have a significant contribution to the planning, compilation, data collection, analysis and interpretation of the data; (b) contribute significantly to the preparation, revision and finalization of the articles; and (c) be responsible for the accuracy and integrity of scientific writing.
Submit the manuscript of the article in accordance with the guideline or template provided.
Use the reference manager application.
Ensure consistency of author’s identities and the number of authors who are registered in the submission process and those listed on the article.
Include the institution's email address in the identity section.
Explain the limitations of the study.
Respond to comments made by the reviewer professionally and on time.
Inform the editor in case the author wants to retrieve the submitted article submission.
Declare the origin of the resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly.


Screening Plagiarism

To avoid Plagiarism, every submitted manuscript will be screened by Turnitin