Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia accepts manuscript research results in the fields of educational psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, social psychology, industrial & organizational psychology, but not limited to:

  1. Personality and Learning
  2. Learning Interventions
  3. Teaching Strategies
  4. Education of Children with Special Needs
  5. Education of Gifted Children
  6. Counselling in Education
  7. Development of Children, Adolescents, Adults, and the Elderly
  8. Developmental Problems
  9. Parenting Strategies
  10. Quality of Life
  11. Personality Disorder
  12. Behaviour Modification
  13. Counselling and Psychotherapy
  14. Psychosis Disorders
  15. Psychological Intervention
  16. Social Transformation
  17. Social Intervention
  18. Employee Engagement
  19. Aggressive Behavior
  20. Prosocial Behavior
  21. Group Conformity
  22. Customer Satisfaction
  23. Organizational Leadership
  24. Organizational Commitment
  25. Work Motivation
  26. Work Stress


Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia published semi-annually, in June and December

Important to note:

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


Manuscripts received by Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia, will be reviewed through several stages:

  1. Submitted manuscript will be evaluated whether it has conformity with the journal template, purpose and scope of the journal, and the methodology used (rejected if it does not meet the criteria)
  2. Submitted manuscript must be free of plagiarism content, the maximum limit of similarity is 15%. The manuscript will be rejected if the similarity is high, however, the author will be asked for clarification if the similarity is low.
  3. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two peer reviewers. Reviewers do not know the identity of the author, and the author does not know the identity of the reviewer (double-blind review method). A review of the manuscript will pay attention to the novelty of the writing, the theory used, the method used, the results and discussion, conclusions, and suggestions.
  4. Records given by reviewers will be discussed in the editor's meeting to decide whether the manuscript is rejected, requires major revisions, requires minor revisions, or accepted.
  5. If the submitted manuscript decision is a revision, the author will be contacted to revise the text and must be returned to the editor without delay. 
  6. Authors who cannot submit revisions according to the schedule can contact the editor, to request an extension.
  7. Authors who do not submit the manuscript after the extension is given, the manuscript will be rejected.
  8. After the manuscript has been revised by the author and returned to the editor, the editor will make the final decision.


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, Candara 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 Mendeley application
  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.


Technical Guidelines

  1. The author sends the manuscript to the editor of Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia 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 Persona Journal. 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 Persona: 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 clinical psychology, education psychology, development psychology, Social Psychology, Industrial & Organization Psychology that have never been published
  2. Manuscripts must be free of plagiarism. Only manuscripts that have less than 15% 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 Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia, the writer must be absolutely sure that he wants to publish the manuscript in Persona. 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 Candara 12
  11. The manuscript is written in 1 (one) column format
  12. Quotes and references are written using the Mendeley application

 Systematics Of Manuscripts Writing

Title: 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, Candara 12, Bold]

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

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

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

Abstract: Abstracts of a maximum of 200 words, written in Indonesian and English using the font Candara 12, 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) abstract ends by giving a brief conclusion. Don't use quotes and abbreviations. Don't write abstract data analysis results [Justify, Candara 12, Single Spacing, Italic]

Keywords: A maximum of 5 keywords, written in alphabetical order, and separated by semicolons. [Justify, Candara 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, Candara 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 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, Candara 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, Candara 12, space 1.15]

Discussion: Explain the results of the study. The results of the study were critically analyzed, 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, Candara 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, Candara 12, space 1.15]

Suggestions are written concisely, clearly, and concisely. Suggestions are written in paragraph (not numeric) form. [Justify, Candara 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. [Candara 12, space 1].


Table writing refers to APA Style Edition 7, Visit


Image writing refers to APA Style Edition 7, Visit


The author who will publish the manuscript at Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia, agree 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 ShareAlike 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


 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.


Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia provides direct open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports greater global knowledge exchange. Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia 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 Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia.


Publication Ethics Statement

Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia 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 (Fakultas Psikologi 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 Persona 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.  

Fakultas Psikologi Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya as the publisher of Persona 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 Fakultas Psikologi 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 Persona 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 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 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 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 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, 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

Tatik Meiyuntariningsih


Editor in Chief of Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia



Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia, 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 manuscripts that have a similarity rate of less than 15% 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.


Writing citations and references must refer to the APA (American Psychological Association) 7th edition reference style. We require the author to use the Mendeley application in writing citations and references.


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.


Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia 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 Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia are Fakultas Psikologi Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya


Article Submission: - (IDR)
No Fee

Article Publication: 1.000.000 (IDR)

If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author will be asked to make a donation. The donation will be used to improve the quality of the manuscript, the administration of the DOI, abstract proof reed, and the dissemination of publication. As a reward, the author will get five copies of the latest edition

If you get into trouble with the donation, don't hesitate to contact the editor to get a solution


Persona: Jurnal Psikologi Indonesia (Persona Journal) was first published in 2012. The name persona is taken from the meaning of human personality. The persona can be interpreted as a mask in explaining human personality. 

  • In the period 2012 to 2016, Persona Journal published psychology research in general and was published three times a year.
  • Starting in 2017 Persona Journal was only published twice a year, in June and December.
  • Starting in 2017 Persona Journal changes journal covers. journal covers are designed more modern and add the Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya logo.
  • Starting in 2017, there was a change of publishers, which were previously published by the Master of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya. Now published by the Faculty of Psychology, Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya
  • Starting in 2017 the Persona Journal narrows its scope, only publishing research in the fields of educational, clinical, and developmental psychology.
  • Starting in 2017 there is a change in the editorial board. This is because some editorial boards have died and some have retired from work.
  • In February 2018, Persona Journal had ISSN Online, with number ISSN 2615-5168
  • In August 2019, Persona Journal was accredited Rank 2 as a scientific journal based on the Decree of the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia, Decree No. 23 / E / KPT / 2019, 8 August 2019.
  • Starting volume 8 issue 2, there is a change in the layout of the manuscript by adding logos and changing the writing structure of the author's name.
  • Starting in 2020, Suroso is no longer on the editorial board of the Persona Journal
  • Starting Volume 9 No. 2 editor in chief of Persona journal is Dra. Tatik Meiyuntariningsih, M.Kes
  • Starting from Volume 10 Number 2, the Persona Journal accepts manuscripts in the fields of Social Psychology and Industrial & Organizational Psychology