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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

General Author Guidelines

  1. All manuscripts submitted to the journal should be written in good English. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to check the grammar and clarity of the paper before submission. The Manuscript has never been published or is not in the process of submission for publication to other media and does not contain elements of plagiarism. 
  2. The Manuscript may take the form of research, case studies, or literary studies.
  3. The length of the submitted paper is 10-12 pages. Journal Factor M will charge extra 25.000 IDR per page for every additional page, using at least 20 references published in the last 10 years, 80% of references are primary references/journal articles, and most of the references are from international references.
  4. The author should register as an author. The guide to registering and submit the paper is at the home.
  5. The Manuscript will publish in Journal Factor M after being reviewed by peer reviewers.
  6. The journal will give sanction to the author and their institution if in the middle of the peer-review process, the author wants to withdraw the manuscript of the article. (a) To author, the penalty is not being allowed to publish articles for six periods. (b) To institution, the penalty is not being allowed to publish articles for two periods. Also, his/her previously published articles will be removed from our online system.
  7. The acceptable level of similarity index for the text of an article checked without references, tables, figures, and exhibits is 25% or less. Journal Factor M uses Turnitin to scan papers for detecting plagiarism.
  8. The Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines and Template. The writing template can be downloaded in Jurnal Factor M Template 2022.
  9. The following documents should accompany the manuscripts submitted by online through online submission interface (as supplementary files and letter to editor):

Statement of Originality

Author Agreement


NOTE: A single author is NOT preferred in this journal, except come from qualified researcher (min WoS/Scopus h-index: 10). We would like to publish high quality papers of a research group. Paper with single author normally will be REJECTED.


Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Structure of the manuscripts

  1. Title. The title should be short, bright, and informative, but does not exceed 15 words. It has to be pinpointed with the issues discussed. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviations. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by their explanations.
  2. Author’s names and institutions. The author's name should be accompanied by the author's institution, institution's address, and email address, without any academic titles or job titles.
  3. Abstract. Abstracts are written in Bahasa Indonesia and in English. The abstract is made in one paragraph and between 150-200 words which consist of the background, objective, research methods (design, subject/sample, instruments, data analysis), results, conclusions, contributions, and keywords (3-5 phrases).
  4. Introduction. The introduction must contain (shortly and consecutively) a general background and a literature review (state of the art), the main research problems, and the research method. In the introduction, the research of previous persons related to it and the difference with the research conducted must be written. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose/research question and novelty of the article writing should be stated.
  5. Method. The method describes the type of research, population and sample or research subject, instruments, procedures for conducting research, data collection techniques, and data analysis techniques.
  6. Result and Discussion. This part consists of the research results and how they are discussed. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data. The research results and the discovery must be the answers, or the research hypothesis stated previously in the introduction part. The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what/how)? Do you provide an interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?
  7. Conclusion. The conclusion should answer the objectives of the research and research discoveries. The concluding remark should not contain only the repetition of the results and discussions or abstract. You should also suggest future research and point out those that are underway.
  8. References. The literature listed in the references contains only the sources referenced or included in the article, using at least 15 references published in the last 10 years, 80% of references are primary references/journal articles and use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Writing techniques bibliography, using the system cites the American Psychological Association 6th edition.
  9. References. We recommended preparing the references with a bibliography software package to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated references, such as Mendeley, EndNote, ReferenceManager, or Zotero. Include the digital object identifier (DOI) for all references where available. Order the reference list entries alphabetically by author. All references must be in the body of the article and vice versa. The source referred to in the body of the article must be in the reference section. The references used are at least 20 references consisting of a minimum of 80% from journal articles and the rest from other references. References must be up-to-date, at least the last five years, except for the fundamental theories required in writing articles. Authors must also input all references used in the Open Journal System (OJS) Jurnal Elemen when submitting articles. Reference writing and citation follows the rules of APA Style, 7 version, such as the following example:

    Journal article with a DOI

    McCauley, S. M., & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Language learning as language use: A cross-linguistic model of child language development. Psychological Review, 126(1), 1–51.

    Parenthetical citation: (McCauley & Christiansen, 2019)

    Narrative citation: McCauley and Christiansen (2019)


    Journal article without a DOI, with a non-database URL

    Ahmann, E., Tuttle, L. J., Saviet, M., & Wright, S. D. (2018). A descriptive review of ADHD coaching research: Implications for college students. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31(1), 17–39.

    Parenthetical citation: (Ahmann et al., 2018)

    Narrative citation: Ahmann et al. (2018)


    Journal article with a DOI, 21 or more authors

    Kalnay, E., Kanamitsu, M., Kistler, R., Collins, W., Deaven, D., Gandin, L., Iredell, M., Saha, S., White, G., Woollen, J., Zhu, Y., Chelliah, M., Ebisuzaki, W., Higgins, W., Janowiak, J., Mo, K. C., Ropelewski, C., Wang, J., Leetmaa, A., . . . Joseph, D. (1996). The NCEP/NCAR 40-year reanalysis project. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 77(3), 437–471.

    Parenthetical citation: (Kalnay et al., 1996)

    Narrative citation: Kalnay et al. (1996)

    Because the original DOI was long and complex, a short DOI,, is used.


    Journal article, in press

    Pachur, T., & Scheibehenne, B. (in press). Unpacking buyer-seller differences in valuation from experience: A cognitive modeling approach. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

    Parenthetical citation: (Pachur & Scheibehenne, in press)

    Narrative citation: Pachur and Scheibehenne (in press)


    Journal article, published in another language

    Chaves-Morillo, V., Gómez Calero, C., Fernández-Muñoz, J. J., Toledano-Muñoz, A., Fernández-Huete, J., Martínez-Monge, N., Palacios-Ceña, D., & Peñacoba-Puente, C. (2018). La anosmia neurosensorial: Relación entre subtipo, tiempo de reconocimiento y edad [Sensorineural anosmia: Relationship between subtype, recognition time, and age]. Clínica y Salud, 28(3), 155–161.

    Parenthetical citation: (Chaves-Morillo et al., 2018)

    Narrative citation: Chaves-Morillo et al. (2018)

    When an article is in a different language than your paper, include a translation of the article title in square brackets.


    Special section or special issue in a journal

    Lilienfeld, S. O. (Ed.). (2018). Heterodox issues in psychology [Special section]. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 6(1), 51–104.

    McDaniel, S. H., Salas, E., & Kazak, A. E. (Eds.). (2018). The science of teamwork [Special issue]. American Psychologist, 73(4).

    Parenthetical citations: (Lilienfeld, 2018; McDaniel et al., 2018)

    Narrative citations: Lilienfeld (2018) and McDaniel et al. (2018)



    Cuellar, N. G. (2016). Study abroad programs [Editorial]. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 27(3), 209.

    Parenthetical citation: (Cuellar, 2016)

    Narrative citation: Cuellar (2016)


    Authored book with a DOI

    Brown, L. S. (2018). Feminist therapy (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

    Parenthetical citation: (Brown, 2018)

    Narrative citation: Brown (2018)


    Authored book without a DOI, from most academic research databases or print version

    Burgess, R. (2019). Rethinking global health: Frameworks of power. Routledge.

    Parenthetical citation: (Burgess, 2019)

    Narrative citation: Burgess (2019)


    Authored book with editor credited on the book cover

    Meadows, D. H. (2008). Thinking in systems: A primer (D. Wright, Ed.). Chelsea Green Publishing.

    Parenthetical citation: (Meadows, 2008)

    Narrative citation: Meadows (2008)


    Edited book with a DOI, with multiple publishers

    Schmid, H.-J. (Ed.). (2017). Entrenchment and the psychology of language learning: How we reorganize and adapt linguistic knowledge. American Psychological Association; De Gruyter Mouton.

    Parenthetical citation: (Schmid, 2017)

    Narrative citation: Schmid (2017)


    Edited book without a DOI, from most academic research databases or print version

    Hacker Hughes, J. (Ed.). (2017). Military veteran psychological health and social care: Contemporary approaches. Routledge.

    Parenthetical citation: (Hacker Hughes, 2017)

    Narrative citation: Hacker Hughes (2017)


    Book in another language

    Sumintono, B., & Widhiarso, W. (2013) Aplikasi model Rasch untuk penelitian ilmu-ilmu social [Rasch model application for social science research]. Trim Komunikata. 

    Parenthetical citations: (Sumintono & Widhiarso, 2013)

    Narrative citations: Sumintono and Widhiarso (2013)


    Book in a series

    Madigan, S. (2019). Narrative therapy (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

    Parenthetical citation: (Madigan, 2019)

    Narrative citation: Madigan (2019)


    Chapter in an edited book with a DOI

    Balsam, K. F., Martell, C. R., Jones, K. P., & Safren, S. A. (2019). Affirmative cognitive behavior therapy with sexual and gender minority people. In G. Y. Iwamasa & P. A. Hays (Eds.), Culturally responsive cognitive behavior therapy: Practice and supervision (2nd ed., pp. 287–314). American Psychological Association.

    Parenthetical citation: (Balsam et al., 2019)

    Narrative citation: Balsam et al. (2019)


    Chapter in an edited book without a DOI, from most academic research databases or print version

    Weinstock, R., Leong, G. B., & Silva, J. A. (2003). Defining forensic psychiatry: Roles and responsibilities. In R. Rosner (Ed.), Principles and practice of forensic psychiatry (2nd ed., pp. 7–13). CRC Press.

    Parenthetical citation: (Weinstock et al., 2003)

    Narrative citation: Weinstock et al. (2003)


    Chapter in an edited book in another language

    Carcavilla González, N. (2015). Terapia sensorial auditiva: Activación cerebral por medio de la música [Auditory sensory therapy: Brain activation through music]. In J. J. García Meilán (Ed.), Guía práctica de terapias estimulativas en el Alzhéimer (pp. 67–86). Editorial Síntesis.

    Parenthetical citation: (Carcavilla González, 2015)

    Narrative citation: Carcavilla González (2015)


    Wikipedia entry

    List of oldest companies. (2019, January 13). In Wikipedia.

    Parenthetical citation: (“List of Oldest Companies,” 2019)

    Narrative citation: “List of Oldest Companies” (2019)


    Report by a government agency or other organization

    Australian Government Productivity Commission & New Zealand Productivity Commission. (2012). Strengthening trans-Tasman economic relations.


    Parenthetical citations: (Australian Government Productivity Commission & New Zealand Productivity Commission, 2012)

    Narrative citations: Australian Government Productivity Commission and New Zealand Productivity Commission (2012)


    Conference session

    Fistek, A., Jester, E., & Sonnenberg, K. (2017, July 12–15). Everybody’s got a little music in them: Using music therapy to connect, engage, and motivate [Conference session]. Autism Society National Conference, Milwaukee, WI, United States.

    Parenthetical citation: (Fistek et al., 2017)

    Narrative citation: Fistek et al. (2017)


    Paper presentation

    Maddox, S., Hurling, J., Stewart, E., & Edwards, A. (2016, March 30–April 2). If mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy: The effect of parental depression on mood dysregulation in children [Paper presentation]. Southeastern Psychological Association 62nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States.

    Parenthetical citation: (Maddox et al., 2016)

    Narrative citation: Maddox et al. (2016)


    Poster presentation

    Pearson, J. (2018, September 27–30). Fat talk and its effects on state-based body image in women [Poster presentation]. Australian Psychological Society Congress, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

    Parenthetical citation: (Pearson, 2018)

    Narrative citation: Pearson (2018)


    Symposium contribution

    De Boer, D., & LaFavor, T. (2018, April 26–29). The art and significance of successfully identifying resilient individuals: A person-focused approach. In A. M. Schmidt & A. Kryvanos (Chairs), Perspectives on resilience: Conceptualization, measurement, and enhancement [Symposium]. Western Psychological Association 98th Annual Convention, Portland, OR, United States.

    Parenthetical citation: (De Boer & LaFavor, 2018)

    Narrative citation: De Boer and LaFavor (2018)


    Unpublished dissertation or thesis

    Harris, L. (2014). Instructional leadership perceptions and practices of elementary school leaders [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. The University of Virginia.

    Parenthetical citation: (Harris, 2014)

    Narrative citation: Harris (2014)


    Dissertation or thesis from a database

    Hollander, M. M. (2017). Resistance to authority: Methodological innovations and new lessons from the Milgram experiment (Publication No. 10289373) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin–Madison]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

    Parenthetical citation: (Hollander, 2017)

    Narrative citation: Hollander (2017)


    Dissertation or thesis published online (not in a database)

    Hutcheson, V. H. (2012). Dealing with dual differences: Social coping strategies of gifted and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adolescents [Master’s thesis, The College of William & Mary]. William & Mary Digital Archive.

    Parenthetical citation: (Hutcheson, 2012)

    Narrative citation: Hutcheson (2012)


    Unpublished manuscript

    Yoo, J., Miyamoto, Y., Rigotti, A., & Ryff, C. (2016). Linking positive affect to blood lipids: A cultural perspective [Unpublished manuscript]. Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin–Madison.

    Parenthetical citation: (Yoo et al., 2016)

    Narrative citation: Yoo et al. (2016)


    Manuscript submitted for publication

    Lippincott, T., & Poindexter, E. K. (2019). Emotion recognition as a function of facial cues: Implications for practice [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Department of Psychology, University of Washington.

    Parenthetical citation: (Lippincott & Poindexter, 2019)

    Narrative citation: Lippincott and Poindexter (2019)


    Informally published work, from a preprint archive or an institutional repository

    Leuker, C., Samartzidis, L., Hertwig, R., & Pleskac, T. J. (2018). When money talks: Judging risk and coercion in high-paying clinical trials. PsyArXiv.

    Stults-Kolehmainen, M. A., & Sinha, R. (2015). The effects of stress on physical activity and exercise. PubMed Central.

    Parenthetical citations: (Leuker et al., 2018; Stults-Kolehmainen & Sinha, 2015)

    Narrative citations: Leuker et al. (2018) and Stults-Kolehmainen and Sinha (2015)


    Informally published work, from ERIC database

    Ho, H. K. (2014). Teacher preparation for early childhood special education in Taiwan (ED545393). ERIC.

    Parenthetical citation: (Ho, 2014)

    Narrative citation: Ho (2014)



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