Focus and Scope

Fenomena is published by the Faculty of Psychology University of 17 August Surabaya, as a medium of communication and dissemination of research results and scientific work in the field of psychology. The Fenomena Editorial received articles and book reviews related to our scope in social and industrial & organizational psychology. But not limited to:

  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Prosocial Behavior
  • Group Conformity
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Employee Attachment
  • Organizational Commitment
  • Work Motivation
  • Work Stress


Peer Review Process

Fenomena is a journal published by the Faculty of Psychology Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya. The research article submitted to this online journal will be double-blind peer-reviewed (Both reviewer and author remain anonymous to each other) at least 2 (two) reviewers. The accepted research articles will be available online following the journal peer-reviewing process. The language used in this journal is Indonesia.

For checking Plagiarism, Fenomena Journal Editor will screen plagiarism manually (offline and online database) on the Title, Abstract, and Body Text of the manuscript, and by using several plagiarism detection software (Unplag and Crosscheck). If it is found a plagiarism indication, the editorial board will reject the manuscript immediately.

Review Process:

  1. Editor receiving manuscript from author;
  2. The editor evaluates the manuscript (journal aim and scope, in house style, supplementary data); (Rejected if not meet the criteria)
  3. Editor screening for plagiarism on offline and online databases manually; (Rejected if found major plagiarism, contacted author if found redunancy or minor plagiarism for clarification)
  4. Editor sends the manuscript to reviewer along with review form (double-blind review, Both reviewer and author remain anonymous to each other);
  5. Reviewer sends back his review form to Editor (with revised manuscript if necessary);
  6. Editor decision (rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted);
  7. Confirmation to the Author.
  8. If a revision, the author revised manuscripts and should be returned to the editor without delay. Returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Submissions are not complete versions of manuscripts that have been published in conferences or journals
  2. Submission using Microsoft Word file format (* .docx)
  3. Submission using A4 paper size, Arial font 12.
  4. Submissions have been adjusted to the writing guidelines which can be found in the author guidelines
  5. Submission is already using the Mendeleyapplication
  6. Upload a cover letter and a statement of the authenticity of the manuscript in PDF format (*PDF)
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


Author Guidelines

Technical Guidelines

  1. The author sends the manuscript to the editor of Fenomena Journal online through the following link
  2. For the first time writer must register via the following link Guide for how to register can be downloaded via the following link, After successful registration, the author can use USERNAME and PASSWORD to log in to Fenomena Every time the author who wants to send a manuscript or check on the status of the manuscript can use that account, WITHOUT MUST REGISTER AGAIN
  3. For authors who already have an account, they can directly log in via the following link  After logging in the author can complete the fields required to send the manuscript. Guidance on how to send the manuscript can be downloaded via the following link
  4. Manuscripts
  5. must use the Fenomena: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia template. Download
  6. In addition to uploading the manuscript, the author must also upload a cover letter and a statement of the authenticity of the manuscript. The cover letter and statement of authenticity of the manuscript can be downloaded via the following link,
  7. The manuscripts sent will be reviewed by the editor and only the manuscript that meets the focus and scope, as well as the journal style will be continued into the review process. Each manuscript will be reviewed by at least two people


 Writing Guidelines

  1. Manuscripts are scientific writings as a result of research in the fields of Social Psychology, Industrial & Organization Psychology that have never been published
  2. Manuscripts must be free of plagiarism. Only manuscripts that have less than 20% in common will be processed.
  3. Authors who enter images, tables, or portions of text that have been published from other places are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner.
  4. All contents of the manuscript and its legal consequences are the responsibility of the author.
  5. The editorial board has the right to make changes related to writing, without changing the substance of the manuscript
  6. Before sending the manuscript to Fenomena Journal, the writer must be absolutely sure that he wants to publish the manuscript in Fenomena. Withdrawal of the manuscript that is in the process of review will be subject to fines. More clearly read Retraction Policies
  7. Manuscripts are written in Indonesian. In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used repeatedly and abbreviations help the reader. Use the full word first, followed by abbreviations in parentheses. After that, just use the abbreviation.
  8. Abstract written in Indonesian and English
  9. Script length 15-20 pages (includes bibliography)
  10. A4 paper size with line spacing 1.15 and font Arial 12
  11. The manuscript is written in 1 column format
  12. Quotes and references are written using the Mendeley application


Systematics Of Manuscripts Writing

Title: The title is a maximum of 12 words in Indonesian and is written in capital letters at the beginning of a sentence. The title must be concise and clear in describing the contents of the article. It can use creative titles to attract readers. The words influence, relationship, and case study should not be used in the title. The research location is presented in the method section, not in the title section [Center, Arial 14, Bold]

Author: Written full name without title [Center, Arial 10, Bold]

Correspondence address: written the name of the Faculty, Institution, and address [Center, Arial 10, Bold]

E-Mail: E-mail that is written is just one e-mail that is used for correspondence [Center, Arial 10, Bold]

Abstract: Abstracts of a maximum of 200 words, written in Indonesian and English using the font Arial 10, single-spaced. The abstract must be clear and provide a brief description of the research problem. The abstract contains 1) introduction; 2) research objectives; 3) research methods (research designs, subjects, instruments, and data analysis techniques); 4) research results and; 5) the abstract ends by giving a brief conclusion. Don't use quotes and abbreviations. Don't write abstract data analysis results [Justify, Arial 10, Single Spacing, Italic]

Keywords: A maximum of 5 keywords, written in alphabetical order, and separated by semicolons. [Justify, Arial 12, Single Spacing, Italic]

Introduction: In this section, the author describes the background of the problem, objectives, and benefits underlying the research, literature review, and or hypothesis (the length of the writing in the introduction should not exceed 20% of the entire text). In this section, a prior literature review is needed as a basis for researchers to explain: (1) the existence of research gaps; (2) researchers' arguments in meeting gaps, as a form of researchers' commitment to contribute to the development of science; (3) researchers' arguments about the novelty of research. [Justify, Arial 12, space 1.15]

Methods: It contains explanations about research variables, operational definitions of variables, research designs, research subjects, data collection techniques, and data analysis techniques. In this section the author is asked to explain as much detail as possible about the research procedure used, making it easier for other researchers to replicate or verify the research (the length of writing in the method section should not exceed 20% of the entire text). ). Avoid quoting direct quotes from books in the method section. [Justify, Arial 12, space 1.15]

Results: It contains descriptive statistical results, assumption tests, and hypothesis tests, which are then critically analyzed. Use tables/graphs/images that contain interpretations of the results of data analysis to make it easier for readers to understand the results of text research (the length of the writing in the results section should not exceed 20% of the entire text). It is best to place the table/graph/image at the end of the text, not inside. [Justify, Arial 12, space 1.15]

Discussion: Explain the results of the study. The results of the study were critically analyzed, and linked to previous research, and relevant literature (the length of the writing in the discussion section must not exceed 30-40% of the entire text). The discussion section must contain a substantial interpretation of the results of the analysis and comparison with previous research. This comparison must explain the differences in research findings with previous studies, so they can contribute to the development of science. The literature used in the discussion must not exceed the last ten years. [Justify, Arial 12, space 1.15]

Conclusion: Conclusions contain conclusions and suggestions. Conclusions are made concise, clear, and concise, and must answer the research objectives. The conclusion contains a synthesis of findings from data analysis and discussion and highlights new findings that contribute to the development of psychology as a science. Conclusions are written in paragraph (not numeric) form. [Justify, Arial 12, space 1.15]

Suggestions are written concisely, clearly, and concisely. Suggestions are written in paragraph (not numeric) form. [Justify, Arial 12, space 1.15]

References: Compiled by reference to APA Style 7th Edition (Visit  and only references cited in articles are included. References must contain references from major sources (scientific journals), published in the last 5 (five) years, and at least 80% of the total list of references. Each manuscript contains at least 25 (twenty-five) references. Reference writing must use the Mendeley reference management application. [Arial 12, space 1].


Table writing refers to APA Style Edition 7, Visit


Image writing refers to APA Style Edition 7, Visit


Publication Frequency

Fenomena: Jurnal Psikologi published by Faculty of Psychology Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya, is scheduled for publication two times a year, in June and December

Important to note:

  1. For the June edition, the submission of manuscripts starts from January to March. The review process starts in March
  2. For the December edition, the submission of manuscripts starts from July to September. The review process starts in September


Copyright Notice

The author who will publish the manuscript in Fenomena Journal, agrees to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories, pre-prints sites or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater dissemination of published work


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


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. Fenomenaa: Jurnal Psikologi has a policy:

  1. Will not charge users any
  2. Users are given the freedom to search, read, download, print, distribute, or link to the full text of all articles in Fenomena: Jurnal Psikologi.


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics Statement

FENOMENA is a peer-reviewed national journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer, and the publisher Faculty of Psychology, Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya. 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 FENOMENA 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 behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society.  

Faculty of Psychology, Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya as the publisher of FENOMENA 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 Faculty of Psychology, Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.


Publication decisions

The editor of the FENOMENA is 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 evaluates 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 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 behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgement 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 in 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, humans, animals, 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 another 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.

Yours faithfully

Andik Martulessy


Editor in Chief of Fenomena: Jurnal Psikologi


Plagiarism Policy

FENOMENA, has a policy of not publishing manuscripts containing plagiarism. As a preventative measure, we will do a plagiarism check for every manuscript sent to the editor. Only a manuscript that has a 20% similarity level will be processed. If there are manuscripts that have been published and proven plagiarism, then sanctions will be reprimanded until the withdrawal of the manuscript.

References Management

Writing citations and references must refer to the APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition reference style. We require the author to use the Mendeley application in writing citations and references.

Manuscript Withdrawal

Withdrawing submitted or published manuscripts is not recommended. If the writer intends to retract the manuscript, the following rules must be followed:

  1. Manuscripts may only be withdrawn for acceptable reasons. Must not withdraw the manuscript because it has been published in another journal.
  2. The author must make a letter requesting withdrawal of the manuscript to the chief editor, along with the reasons for withdrawal. Requests for withdrawal of the manuscript must know all the authors, evidenced by the signature.
  3. If the manuscript being withdrawn is in the process of being reviewed, the writer must pay 500,000 (IDR)
  4. If the manuscript being withdrawn has been published, the writer must pay 1000,000 (IDR)
  5. If the review process of the manuscript is more than 6 months, the writer can withdraw the manuscript without having to pay a fine.


Retraction Policies

FENOMENA will be considered to retract in the publication if:

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
  2. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission, or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
  3. It constitutes plagiarism
  4. It reports unethical research

The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of  COPE Retraction Guidelines


The main sponsors of Fenomena: Jurnal Psikologi are Fakultas Psikologi Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya



Journal History

Fenomena: Jurnal Psikologi published in 2006. The founder of Fenomena Journal has a goal to research phenomena that are happening in our citizens. Fenomena Journal covers only articles that are related to social, industrial & organizational psychology.