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Author Guidelines


Manuscripts submitted to Jurnal EMPATI must be original (or empirical) article in the field of psychology as stated in aim and scope of Jurnal Empati.

Manuscripts must be submitted using the Online Submission System on the Jurnal EMPATI portal ( after registering as an Author in the "Register" section. Online submission procedures can be found at the end of this guide.

The author must use the manuscript template provided by Jurnal EMPATI. Writing guidelines and templates can be downloaded here.

The Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) form (download hereshould accompany the manuscripts submitted by online through online submission interface (upload as Supplementary Files).


Any manuscript submitted to Jurnal EMPATI must follow the writing instructions below. If the manuscript does not comply with this guide then it will be returned to the author without further review.

  1. The manuscript should be written in English or Indonesia.
  2. The manuscript should be written with correct spelling, sentences and paragraph arrangements corresponding to the grammar used;
  3. The manuscript should be written with A4 (210 x 297 mm) page size and with a left margin, right margin, lower margin, and top margin of 1 inch;
  4. For manuscript format conformity, the author(s) must use our journal template.
  5. The chapters in the manuscript (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussions, and Conclusion) should be written in bold with the Title Case format and are arranged flat left.
  6. The sections are written in bold with the format Capitalize Each Word and are arranged flat left. The use of sub-section should be minimized. If any, the sub-section is written in italic with the format sentence case;
  7. Images and tables are placed after the text which is cited the tables;
  8. Each image must be clear (font size, resolution and line size must be clearly printed);
  9. Each image must be given a caption (bottom caption) at the bottom of the image and serial numbered Arabic numerals followed by the title of the image;
  10. Each table should be labeled (table caption ) and serial numbered Arabic numerals at the top of the table followed by a table title;
  11. Tables should not contain vertical lines, whereas horizontal lines are only given in table heading and in the bottom of the table.
  12. References and citation must follow APA Publication Manual 7th edition;
  13. Management reference application, such as MendeleyZotero or Endnote, should be used by authors when citing a reference and creating the bibliography in the manuscript, so that the citations and list of references are in concordance. Authors are recommended to make sure that article’s information cited in the article is correct by checking article’s metadata in reference manager (including: author’s name, year, title, etc.).


  1. Title : Title must be represented the content of article
  2. Abstract : The abstract describe objectives of the research, research methodology, subject / respondent research, research measurement tools,findings and conclusions. The abstract should be written in one paragraph
  3. Introduction
    1. In the introduction section, the author must write the objective of the study at the end of the section.
    2. Prior to writing the study’s objective, the author must write the background of the study and review of previous literature (state of the art) as the baseline for “gap analysis,” and for statements such as the novelty of the study, and hypothesis and/or research questions (if any).
    3. In the introduction part, it is not allowed for a literature review to exist in a separated sub-part (sub-section).
    4. Write it down integrated with the background explanation of the study so that the literature review could show the “state of the art” or the novelty of the study.
  4. Method
    1. The method part contains the explanation of the study type or the design. This part explains the number of subjects and their characteristics accompanied by demographic data.
    2. In quantitative research, if the study employs specific measurement tools, it is needed to convey the name (capitalize each word of the instrument’s name), number of items, reliability coefficient (use the appropriate symbol), sample item, and analytical method/technique used.
    3. In qualitative research, the qualitative perspective needs to be explained, up to the data collection, and the analysis method.
  5. Result
    1. The result and discussion part contain the data results of the study and the scientific discussion.
    2. Write the scientific findings obtained from the study’s result, which has been done and support the findings with adequate data.
    3. The scientific findings mentioned here are not the data itself.
    4. Scientific findings mean that the data is explained scientifically, including what are the scientific findings obtained? Why could those findings happen? Why does the variable trend act like that? All those questions must be explained scientifically, not only descriptive but also supported by adequate empirical data.
    5. Moreover, the scientific findings need to be compared to other results from other authors, which has a similar topic.
    6. The research results and findings must answer the hypothesis and/or research question in the introduction part.
  6. Discussion
    1. The conclusion part is built with only one paragraph that describes and represents the answer for hypothesis and/or the objective of the study, also for the obtained research findings.
    2. The conclusion is not meant to repeat the result and discussion section, but it sums up the result and findings of the study as it was expected from the study objective. If necessary, in the last part of the conclusion, the author may write down his/her future studies regarding the result of this study.
  7. Reference
    1. Every reference cited in the article manuscript should be included in the section of References.
    2. The rule of the references section is that every reference used in the manuscript must be a maximum of ten years and from a primary source (scientific article).
    3. Each of those rules must satisfy 80% of all references.
    4. The minimum number of references cited in the article is ten (10) references.
    5. The writings of citations are suggested to utilize reference management software, such as Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero, or other software the author may find. The writing format for citations and references used in Jurnal Empati is the Publication Manual for APA 7th Edition (American Psychological Association, 2019).


Manuscripts sent back to the authors after revision should be returned to the editor without delay. The revised manuscript should be uploaded to the Online Submission Interface in the "Upload Author Version" from Review task window. The revised document should include:

  • One (1) MS Word file for Revision Note file in a table form with respect to Reviewers' comments including the location of the revision on the revised manuscript. The table columns should be Number, Reviewers Comments, Answer/Revision Note, Location of Revision (page number, column, and/or line).
  • One (1) MS Word file for Revised Manuscript file according to Template-based format (MS Word file) (Important: please color highlight the revised sentences).


Manuscript preparation guidelines along with manuscript template can be downloaded here.


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. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Creative Commons License
Jurnal Empati by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, the copyright of the article shall be assigned to Jurnal Empati and Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Diponegoro as the publisher of the journal. Copyright encompasses rights to reproduce and deliver the article in all forms and media, including reprints, photographs, microfilms, and any other similar reproductions, as well as translations. 

Jurnal Empati and the Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Diponegoro, and the Editors make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions, or statements be published in the journal. In any way, the contents of the articles and advertisements published in Jurnal Empati are the sole and exclusive responsibility of their respective authors and advertisers.

The Copyright Transfer Form can be downloaded here: [Copyright Transfer Form Jurnal Empati]. The copyright form should be signed originally, scanned, and uploaded as a supplementary file when submitting the manuscript.


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)