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Author Guidelines


JURNAL SPIRITS  is a scientific journal published by Program Studi Psikologi Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa Yogyakarta. Spirits  provides platform for researcher, academician, professional, practitioner and students to contribute and share their knowledge in a form of empirical study or case study. The manuscript text general guidelines are as follows: public relation manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6 edition.

A. General Guidance

  • Writing provision of SPIRITS’s article refers to the format applied to Public Relation Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition.
  • SPIRITS published two times in a year, May  and November edition
  • Published paper in SPIRITS is a report study, either using qualitative or quantitative method which is done by individual or group of researcher
  • Thesis or dissertation manuscript must attach supervisor’s recommendation stated that the manuscript is decent enough to be submitted
  • Submitted manuscript is an original and has not been published or in consideration to be published in another journals.
  • Manuscript can be written in Indonesian or English by using correct and proper grammar rules. Manuscript written in Indonesian should be written in a formal Indonesian, as well as for odd-words which must be translated into Indonesian
  • Redaction have the rights to revise received article. Suitability of paper will be reviewed by anonymous reviewer and will be given recommendations either the paper accepted, rejected or accepted by revision
  • The author must revise the manuscript according to revision given by reviewer (if any). After being revised by the author, should the author submit the revised manuscript within specific deadline by Editorial Board. Editorial Board may conform the article to a style of punctuation, spelling, capitalization, referencing and usage that it deems appropriate without changing th e substance of article
  • Approved abstract will be reviewed by professional translator
  • Approved abstract which published in SPIRITS will be given 2 (two) copies of manuscript
  • Manuscript must be submitted through redaction of JURNAL SPIRITS to departement of Psychology Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa University Jl. Kusumanegara 157, Kelurahan Muja-Muju, Kecamatan Umbulharjo, Kota Yogyakarta 55165, or online submission through

B. Content Structure and Articel Systematics 

Contents and systematics of written manuscripts are described narratively using the essay format in paragraph form without subtitle numbering and should contain these following components:

1. Title of the Article

The title should be straightforward and concise describing the article’s contents, might also be creative or impressive article to attract the readers. The title should be written in Indonesian for Indonesian article and in English for English article. The maximum limitation of words for Indonesian paper is 14 words, meanwhile, the English paper is 10 words.

2. Author’s Name

Author’s full name should be stated without any degrees, stated the institution and correspondence phone or email. The author’s name arrangement should be written based on specific writing contribution which coded by superscript font (e.g Novrizal1). 

3. Abstract

The abstract is written in both Indonesian and English with 1.0 line spacing and a maximum of 200 words summarizing the content of the paper, including hypothesis, research subject, methodology, and result.

4. Keywords

Keywords are specific words included in the research taken from the research variable, characteristic of research subject and referred theory (Please provide three keywords written in alphabetical order). The keywords are arranged based on the prominent word to the supporting word. Should the author use “keywords” for English abstract, and “Kata Kunci” for Indonesian abstract.

5. Introduction 

The introduction should contain general background, state of the art, research gap, aims of the research and advantage of the research, and hypothesis.

6. Method

Methods contain variable identification, research subject, research instrument, research methodology and analysis technique being used in the research.

7. Result

The result of the research consists of descriptive statistics, assumption and hypothesis test which critically analyzed afterward.

8. Discussion

The discussion explains the result of research in accordance with the prior study, critically analyzed with currently relevant literature. The discussion should be ended with a conclusion and recommendation.

9. Conclusion

Conclusion contains the answer of research purpose, not summarizing all the research. This section should be written in a concise, solid and clear statement based on the result of study with not more than 5% of all the paper’s length.

10. References

References should be written alphabetically and chronologically. Every resource cited in manuscripts must be stated in the references section; In contrast, references must be stated in the manuscript. References are not a bibliography, so that should state every resource in the manuscript. Use  a tool such as Mendeley, Zotero, or EndNote for reference management and formatting. Below are the examples of writing reference by following resources:

 (a) Journal without Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Chekov, A.N, & Gergen, E.A. (2008). The dinamic of self presentation. Journal Social and Personality Psychology, 7(2), 83­92.

Atikah, A., Puspawati, F., & Sativa, D. (2006). Konstrual diri di kalangan mahasiswa. Jurnal Psikologi Sarjanawita tamansiswa, 8(2), 89-99.

 (b) Journal with Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Hons­Kohler, K.L., & Satre, J.A. (2005). The symbolic self in evolutionary context. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 24(1), 225­229.­5022.13.1.114

(c) Magazine Manuscript

Dedi,   J.,   Nova,   A.,   Susanti,   E.,   &   S,   M.   (2008,   May). Enhancing   worker   well­being:   Occupational   health   psychologists convene to share their research on work, stress, and health. Monitor on Psychology, 39(5). 26­29.

(d) Online Magazine Manuscript

Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs. ideology: Psychologists fight back about the misuse of research. Monitor on Psychology, 39(6). Retrieved from: 10 Agustus 2012.

(e) Anonymous Newspaper Article (No Author)

Six sites meet for comprehensive anti­gang initiative conference.   (2006,December). OJJDP News@ aGlance. Retrieved from: 

(f) Unpublished Thesis or Dissertation

Badriah, A.S. (2010). Dinamika pengungkapan identitas diri di dunia maya. (Disertasi tidak dipublikasikan). Fakultas Psikologi Universitas Sarjanawita tamansiswa, Padang.

(g) Book

Salim, S. (2012). Psikologi Pendidikan (ed.2). Padang:   Pustaka Cendekia.

Myers, D.G. (2012). Exploring social psychology,6th edition. New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

(h) Newspaper

  • With Author’s Name

Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesirty affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

Supriatna, Y. (2007, 20 Maret). Gaya Hidup “Sakit”. Kompas, hlm. 27.

  • Without Author’s Name

Memberdayakan Polres Bandara. (2007, 20 Maret). Kompas, hlm. 27.

(i) Translated Book

Erikson, E.H. (1989). Identitas dan siklus hidup manusia. Alih bahasa : Agus Cremers. Jakarta: PT Gramedia.

(j) Book (With Editor)

Mikarsa, L.H. (2007) Indonesia. Dalam J.J.Arnett (Ed). International encyclopedia of adolescence (pp. 459-468). New York: Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

McConnell, A.R., & Strain, L.M. (2007). Content and structure of the self-concept. In C. Sedidikes & S. Spencer (Eds.) The self in Social Psychology (pp 51-73). New York: Psychology Press.

Afrizal, A. S., & Abdullah, R.A. (1993). Berfikir dan menalar. Dalam D.Kasim & A.F. Sofyan (Eds.), Pendekatan kognitif dalam belajar (hlm. 215­235). Padang: Unand Press.

(k) Unpublished Manuscript

Baron, E., & Myers, P.J. (2003). Content and structure of the self-concept. Naskah   tidak   dipublikasikan,   Department   of   Psychology, University of Michigan, Vancouver, Canada.

Nanda, A., &  Nelia, A. (2003). Faktor­faktor yang memengaruhi pengambilan keputusna berbelanja di pasar tradisional.Naskah   tidak   dipublikasikan, Program Studi Psikologi, Universitas Sarjanawita tamansiswa, Yogyakarta.

(l) Article from Internet

Rinholm, J. (2001). Classroom behaviour strategies: Helping children stay on task. Diakses 28 Maret 2001 dari

(m) Book Written by an Organization/Institution

American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

C. Writing the Article

1. Authors need to comply with this guidance in preparing their manuscripts:

Top and bottom margins: 2 cm

Left and right margins: 2 cm

Font: Segoe UI

Font size: 11

Spacing; 1

Pages: minimum of 15, and a maximum of 26 pages (including abstracts and references)

Paper size: A4

2. Avoid using bullets, numbered lists, or alphabetical lists in articles. Instead write them up like this: 1) ..., 2) ... etc.

D. Manuscript Submission Procedure

Authors are welcome to submit their articles, either using the OJS submission process

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