Author Guidelines

When you submit to the Indonesian Journal of Counseling and Development, please upload the documents, including the Manuscript, Author BiographyGraphical Abstract, Highlights, and Figure/Table Compact.

Editors will initially review all submitted manuscripts, which at least two reviewers evaluate through the double-blind review. This is to ensure the quality of the published manuscripts in the journal.

The writing system follows the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th and notes the following guidelines:

A. Type of Paper

Original Articles: Original Articles should be high-quality research papers demonstrating scientific study results. This is the most common type of journal manuscript used to publish complete reports of data from research. Original Articles should contain a structured abstract limited to 250 words. Please use the following headings in the abstract: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. The main text should be limited to 3500 comments and organized into the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion.

Review Articles: Articles should contain comprehensive and balanced literature reviews that combine and analyze existing knowledge on a topic relevant to infectious diseases in clinical practice. Review articles should include an unstructured abstract limited to 250 words. The main text should be limited to 5000 comments and organized into appropriate subheadings.

Case Reports: Case reports should be concise descriptions that primarily focus on a clinical case's unique manifestations or new observations. These articles report specific instances of exciting phenomena. A goal of Case Studies is to make other researchers aware of the possibility that a particular phenomenon might occur. Case reports should contain an unstructured abstract limited to 150 words, and the main text should be limited to 1500 words. The main text should include a description of the case and = a discussion about the issue. Case reports used to illustrate a topic and are accompanied by a comprehensive literature review should be submitted as Review Articles.

Letters to the Editor: We will seek to publish a limited number of reader correspondence in each issue. These submissions must be limited to no more than 1000 words, with a maximum of 7 references and one table or figure. No abstract is necessary.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscript Type: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any compensation claims.

Permission: Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such consent has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Title Page

The title page should include:

* The name(s) of the author(s)

* A concise and informative title

* The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)

* The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author


Please provide an abstract of 100 to 150 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

* Use a plain font (e.g., 10-point Garamond) for text.

* Use italics for emphasis.

* Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.

* Do not use field functions.

* Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.

* Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.

* Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.

* Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).


Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently after that.


Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation and should never have the bibliographic details of a concern. They should also not contain any figures or tables. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the article's authors are not given reference symbols. Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc., should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

* Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson, 1990).

* This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1999).

Reference List

The list of references should only include works cited in the text that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. The last names of the first author of each work should alphabetize reference list entries.

Journal article

Gao, Z., Lochbaum, M., & Podlog, L. (2011). Self-efficacy as a Mediator of Children's Achievement Motivation and in-class Physical Activity. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 113(3), 969-981.

Article by DOI

Allred, S. L., Harrison, L. D., & O'Connell, D. J. (2013). Self-efficacy: An Important Aspect of Prison-based Learning. The Prison Journal, 93(2), 211-233. doi: 10.1177/0032885512472964


Bandura, A., & McClelland, D. C. (1977). Social Learning Theory. Prentice Hall: Englewood Cliffs.

Book chapter

Chongvilaivan, A. (2016). Does Outsourcing Enhance Skill Premiums in ASEAN? In ASEAN Economic Community (pp. 217-229). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Online document

Abou-Allaban, Y., Dell, M. L., Greenberg, W., Lomax, J., Peteet, J., Torres, M., & Cowell, V. (2006). Religious/spiritual commitments and psychiatric practice. Resource document. American Psychiatric Association. Accessed 25 June 2007.

Journal names and book titles should be italicized.

We suggest all of you use the software ENDNOTE, MENDELEY, and ZOTERO for easy citation. References should be the most recent and pertinent literature (about 5-10 years ago). Authors must also carefully follow APA6th Publication Manual guidelines for nondiscriminatory language regarding gender, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic identity, disabilities, and age. In addition, counselling, counsellor, and client are preferred over their many synonyms.


* All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.

* Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.

* For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.

* Identify any previously published material by referencing the original source at the end of the table caption.

* Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

Please download the Indonesian Journal of Counseling and Development Template for further details.