Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Ilmiah Psikologi Candrajiwa (J.I.P. Candrajiwa) is one of the open access scientific journals published by the Psychology Study Program, Faculty of Psychology, Sebelas Maret University.  J.I.P. Candrajiwa accepts scientific manuscripts and empirical research covered in the field of psychology and using various psychological methods and in accordance with publication standards. Among them are :   

  1. Psychopathology

  2. Mental Health

  3. Health Psychology 

  4. Child Development Psychology

  5. Psychology of Adolescent Development

  6. Adult Development Psychology

  7. School Psychology

  8. Psychology of Early Childhood Education

  9. Psychology of Education for Children with Special Needs

  10. Social Psychology

  11. Industrial and Organizational Psychology


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Each article addressed to J.I.P. Candrajiwa will be selected through an initial review process by the editorial board. Then the article is sent to the Bestari Partner / Peer Reviewer and will go to the next selection. After that, the article will be returned to the author for revision if necessary. This process takes a maximum of one month.

All manuscripts received by J.I.P. Candrajiwa will be evaluated by the editorial board. Manuscripts that do not fit the established focus and scope and writing guidelines will be rejected immediately without external review, while manuscripts that are potentially of interest to readers and fit the established focus and scope will be sent to peer reviewers. 

J.I.P. Candrajiwa implements a blind peer review process, i.e. articles submitted to J.I.P. Candrajiwa will be reviewed anonymously by peer reviewers. Articles will be reviewed by one to two peer reviewers. Feedback from the peer reviewers will be used as a basis for the editorial board to determine whether an article is accepted, accepted with major/minor revisions, or rejected.

The editorial board has the right to decide which articles should be published. In summary, the peer review process consists of : 

  1. Author submits manuscript

  2. Editorial board evaluation (some manuscripts are rejected or returned before the review process)

  3. Blind peer review process

  4. Editorial board decision

  5. Confirmation to the author


Publication Frequency

J.I.P. Candrajiwa is a journal published by the Psychology Study Program, Faculty of Psychology, Sebelas Maret University Surakarta. This journal is published twice a year, namely in June and December.


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.



Authors are advised to use the plagiarism screening application (turnitin) and the limit accepted by the Candrajiwa JIP journal is a maximum of 20-25% and needs to be displayed on the sidebar page on the journal website.


Publication Ethics

Jurnal Ilmiah Psikologi Candrajiwa is a scientific publication that contains research results and thoughts in the field of Psychology that have never been published. This scientific code of ethics statement is a statement of all parties involved in the publication process of this research journal including managers, editorial boards, bestari partners, and authors.

This scientific publication code of ethics statement is based on the Head of LIPI Regulation Number 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications. Scientific publication ethics upholds three ethical values in publications, namely (i) Neutrality, which is free from conflicts of interest in the management of publications; (ii) Fairness, which gives authorship rights to those entitled as authors; and (iii) Honesty, which is free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism in publications.


  1. Determine the journal’s name, scientific scope, periodicity, and application for accreditation if necessary and determines the membership of the editorial board.
  2. Defines the relationship between the publisher, editorial board, bestary partners and other parties in a contract.
  3. Respect confidential matters, both for contributing researchers, authors, editorial boards, and bestarial partners.
  4. Implement norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyright.
  5. Conduct a review journal policies and communicate them to authors, editorial board, bestary partners, and readers.
  6. Create guidelines for rules and ethical behavior for the editorial board and bestary partners. 
  7. Publish the journal regularly .
  8. Ensure the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of journal publishing
  9. Build a network of cooperation between research institutions and related agencies
  10. Prepare licensing and legal aspects 



Publication Decision

Editors are responsible for deciding on articles that have been accepted by the editorial board for publication. Editors may refer to the policies of the journal's editorial board and are limited by applicable legal provisions regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors may also confer with other editors or peer reviewers in making decisions.

Fair Treatment

The editor may at any time evaluate the content of the manuscript without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or political philosophy of the author.


The editor and any editorial board staff should not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors, peer reviewers, editorial board and publisher.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished material included with a submitted manuscript may not be used as a reference in the editor's personal research.



Contribution to Editorial Decision Making

Peer reviewers assist the editorial board in making decisions and through editorial communication with authors, can help authors improve the manuscript. Peer reviewers are also expected to provide suggestions for improvements to the review results


Any peer reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or to review a manuscript quickly, should inform the editorial board and withdraw from the review process. Invited peer reviewers also confirm their willingness/unwillingness to review the article.


Any manuscript received for review should be treated as a confidential document. They should not be discussed with other parties unless authorized by the editorial board.

Objectivity Standard

The review should be conducted objectively. Authors should not engage in personal criticism. Peer reviewers should provide clear information about results of the review along with supporting arguments.

Reference Checking

Peer reviewers should identify other relevant references that have not been cited by the authors. Statements about previously reported observations, derivations or arguments should be accompanied by relevant citations. Peer reviewers should also coordinate with the editorial board on substantial similarities between the manuscript under consideration and other published articles to the best of the editor's and peer reviewer's knowledge.



Reporting Standard

The author must present accurate reports and data from the research results. The research article should contain detailed information and sufficient references. Deliberate deception of the content of a manuscript is unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Originality and Similarity

The authors must ensure the originality of their work and provide clear information/sources if using quotations. Authors are not allowed to publish their research paper in more than one journal because submitting the same paper to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Reference Check

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others should always be included. Authors should cite publications that have been used to inform the creation of their scientific work.

Determination of Writing Order

The names listed as authors of the manuscript are limited to those who have significantly contributed to the formulation of the basic idea, research design, conduct of the research or interpretation of the research findings. Otherwise, all names that contributed to the process should be included as authors of the manuscript. If others participated in some substantive aspect of the research, they may be mentioned in the acknowledgments. Corresponding authors must ensure that all persons who contributed to the research are listed as authors, that all authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript, and that they consent to publication of the manuscript.

Disclosure and Potential conflicts of interest 

All authors must explicitly state in their manuscripts if they have any relationships with other parties that could potentially expose them to conflicts of interest, which could potentially influence the way they present and interpret the research data. All sponsors, whether individuals or institutions, who funded the research must be mentioned in the manuscript.

Fatal errors in published manuscripts

If author discovers an error or inaccuracy in a published manuscript, the author is expected to notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editorial board to retract the manuscript.