Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

PSIKOPEDAGOGIA publishes articles on research, theory development, and program applications related to counselor education and supervision in various settings. The focus is on the preparation and supervision of counselors in agency or school settings, in colleges and universities or at local, state, or federal levels. 

There are six general categories that help focus the content of the journal.

Research. These articles focus on research (qualitative, quantitative, mixed) in counselor preparation, professional development, supervision, and professional practice.

Techniques. These articles focus on professional models for teaching empirically grounded techniques used by professional counselors, as well as teaching and supervision techniques used in professional preparation programs.

Counselor Development. These articles include insightful commentary on means by which professional counselors can continue to develop professionally. Effective teaching strategies for counseling students as well as continuing education for experienced counselors will be highlighted.

Supervision. These articles specifically target ideas, research, and practice related to counselor supervision. These articles should investigate and discuss supervisory issues from a perspective applicable to site supervisors, counselor educators and/or clinical supervisors (e.g., supervising professionals working toward a professional counseling license).

Issues, Concerns and Potential Solutions. These articles identify and discuss significant issues facing the field of professional counseling with particular focus on issues in counselor preparation, professional development, and supervision. Exploration of these topics should include elaboration of the concerns as well as an examination of potential remedies or effective responses to the issues.

Clinical Supervisors Stories. These articles describe current issues in counselor preparation and supervision from the perspective of site supervisors. The emphasis on these articles should focus on the story of the issue, potential solutions and the uniqueness of the message. Authors are encouraged to forgo significant literature review and attend directly to the intended message to the field.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Submitted papers are evaluated by anonymous referees (single-blind review) for contribution, originality, relevance, and presentation. The Editor shall inform you of the results of the review as soon as possible, hopefully in 30 to 60 days.


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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Guidelines for Authors

Authors  should  carefully  prepare  their  manuscripts  in  accordance with the guide of authors. Please download <in here>. All  manuscripts  should  be  prepared  according  to  the  APA Publication  Manual. Manuscripts  should  be  as  concise  as  possible,  yet  sufficiently  detailed  to  permit  adequate  communication  and  critical  review. Consult the APA Publication Manual for specific guidelines regarding the format of the manuscript, abstract, citations and references, tables and figures, and other matters of editorial style. Tables and figures should be used only when essential.




Title should be written with

Font Times New Roman  (TNR) 12 Bold

 (Title in bahasa Indonesia 12 words maximally, in English 10 words)


Author 1 [TNR 11]

Name and Institution Address (TNR 10)


Email Address:


Author 2 [TNR 11]

Name and Institution Address (TNR 10)


Email Address:


Author 3 [TNR 11]

Name and Institution Address (TNR 10)


Email Address:



Abstract is written in English and Indonesian containing key issues, research objectives, methods or approaches and research results. Abstract is written in one paragraph, no more than 250 words. (Times New Roman 9, single-spaced). Specifically 100-150 words telling empirical results, while 75-100 words for the literature review, methods and implications. If the research uses quantitative approach, please include numbers and implications of the research results.

  (Keywords): 3-5 words or phrases. Keywords is separated by comma, [Font Times New Roman 9 single spaced]


Introduction [Times New Roman 10 bold]

 Introduction covers the background of the issue or problem and the urgency and rationalization of research activities. Activities purposes and problem-solving plan presented in this section. Relevant literature review and hypothesis development (if any) included in this part. This section is ended with state of the art (specification of the research objectives and the difference with the other research). [Times New Roman, 10, normal]. More or less 3 pages.


Literature Review

Sub Title of a Theory

This section contains a literature review that serve as supporting research concepts. The study of literature is not limited to the theory, but also empirical evidence or results of previous studies. Preferred sources used 80 % of the journal and 20 % of the books and the relevant sources. [Times New Roman, 10, normal]. Approximately 2 pages.


Research Methods

Sub Title of Research Methods

The research method describes the design of activities, scope or object, instruments for collecting  data, places, data collection techniques, operational definition of research variables, and analysis techniques. [Times New Roman, 10 , normal]. Approximately 2 pages.


Results and Discussion

This section presents the results of research. The results of the study can be equipped with tables, charts (pictures). Discussion section describes the results of data processing, interprets findings logically. In the discussion of research results it should be related with relevant references sources.

 [Times New roman, 10, normal. Approximately 5 pages.



Conclusion contains a brief overview of the results of research and discussion, including the implications of the results of research and advice. [Times New Roman, 10, normal]. Approximately half of the page. Total of all journal are 10-15 pages.



Scriptwriting and citations referenced in this publication are advised to use reference applications. The name of the author of the journal or book referenced more than 6 authors written with et al, if less than 6 authors, they are all written. Sources are with the percentage of 80 % journals, 20 % books or the relevant sources.


Samples of Reference writing:

Reference of books:

Alsa, A. (2010). Pendekatan kuantitatif & Kualitatif serta Kombinasinya dalam Penelitian Psikologi. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.


Reference of journal:

Dawes, M. E., Horan, J. J., & Hackett, G. (2000). Experimental evaluation of self-efficacy treatment on technical/scientific career outcomes. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 28, 87–99.



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Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher (Universitas Ahmad Dahlan). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Psikopedagogia Journals is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher and the society.  

Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) as publisher of this Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the UAD, Psikopedagogia and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editors of the Psikopedagogia journals are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself 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 editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has 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. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research 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 detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author 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 is unacceptable.

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 work.

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. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Witdrawal of Manuscripts

Author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, money and works invested by the publisher.
If author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, author will be punished with paying $200 per manuscript, as withdrawal penalty to the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal. The withdrawal of manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication, author will be punished by paying US$500 per manuscript. Withdrawal of manuscript is only allowed after withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher.

If author don't agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal. Even, his/her previously published articles will be removed from our online system.