Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Suksma is an open-access journal, dedicated to the wide dissemination of research in psychology. Jurnal Suksma invites manuscripts in the areas:

  1. Social Psychology
  2. Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology
  3. Clinical Psychology
  4. Psychology of Education
  5. Developmental Psychology
  6. Cognitive Psychology
  7. Psychometrics

Jurnal Suksma accepts research articles in any psychology-related subjects and any research methodology that meet the standard publication in this journal. The primary target audiences of this journal are academicians, graduate students, practitioners, and other professionals with interest in psychology.


Section Policies

Daftar Isi

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Tinjauan Buku

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Non-empirical or Review Studies

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

1. Initial screening
Manuscripts submitted to Suksma: Jurnal Psikologi Universitas Sanata Dharma will be selected by editors in accordance with: 1) the focus and scope of Suksma: Jurnal Psikologi Universitas Sanata Dharma and 2) this journal’s editorial template. Manuscripts that passed the selection will be checked for plagiarism with a maximum similarity rate of 25%.

2. Peer-review
Suksma: Jurnal Psikologi Universitas Sanata Dharma implements a double-blind review procedure in which the identities of the reviewers and author(s) will not be disclosed to the editors. Manuscripts that passed the initial screening will enter the peer-review stage. Editors will submit and assign manuscripts to the reviewers who have relevant expertise. The duration of the review stage will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks.

3. First stage verdict
The reviewers will provide comments and suggestions on the manuscript, either in a separate form or within the manuscript. Based on reviewers’ comments and suggestions, editors will inform the decision to the author(s) that the submitted manuscript is accepted, requires further revisions, or is rejected.

4. Revision and resubmit stage
Manuscripts that received recommendation from the reviewer for revision, will be returned to the author(s). The author(s) will be given an opportunity to revise the manuscript for a maximum period of 1 month. The author(s) should carefully read the reviewer's comments and make revisions based on those comments. The author(s) should respond to each comment by showing the revised section, for example by using highlight change or Microsoft Word Track Changes. If some revisions cannot be made, the author(s) need to adequately provide explanation. After the revision is complete, the authors will be required to resubmit the revised article to the journal.

5. Final verdict
The revised version of the article will be reviewed by the editor only. When the article is accepted, the authors receive a letter of acceptance. Author(s) will be required to fill out several documents as a publication requirement, such as a statement of originality and a copyright transfer agreement form. All accepted manuscripts will go through the final editing and layout process.

6. Withdrawal of Manuscripts
Author(s) is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Publication Ethics

Suksma: Jurnal Psikologi Universitas Sanata Dharma ethics statements are based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal.

Suksma: Jurnal Psikologi Universitas Sanata Dharma is committed to upholding high ethical principles of publication, and against all forms of academic disintegration practices. It is therefore important to agree on the expected standards of ethical behavior for authors, editors, peer reviewers, and publishers.

Faculty of Psychology, Sanata Dharma University as a publisher takes the duties of all stages of publishing seriously and is aware of ethical responsibilities and other responsibilities.


Duties of author

  1. The author(s) must provide a statement that the submitted manuscript is their own original work, has never been published anywhere else, and is not in the process of being published anywhere else.
  2. Authors are required to prepare and provide the raw data for the purpose of an editorial review, and should be prepared to provide data access to the public if possible. Thus the author needs to store the data in a reasonable time.
  3. Author(s) must be willing to participate in the peer review process. For example, they must be willing to revise their manuscript based on comments or suggestions from reviewers.
  4. All authors whose names are listed in the manuscript must show a significant substantial contribution to the study. The contribution of each author needs to be stated in the manuscript. Technical contributors can be written in a acknowledgements at the end of the manuscript.
  5. The data in the manuscript must be real and original data.
  6. The author(s) must disclose in the manuscript about potential conflicts of interest and research funding.
  7. The author(s) must list all references cited in the manuscript in the reference list section.
  8. If the author(s) find significant errors or inaccuracies in the submitted manuscript, the author must immediately notify the journal editor and work with the editor to correct the manuscript.


Duties of Reviewer

  1. Peer review helps author(s) in improving their manuscripts through editorial communication and assisting editors in making editorial decisions.
  2. Reviewers who acknowledge that they are unqualified to review research in a manuscript or know that the review is impossible to finish within the specified time limit should notify the editor.
  3. All reviewed manuscripts are confidential.  Manuscripts may not be presented or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.
  4. The review should be conducted objectively. Reviewers can express opinions with supportive arguments in order to improve the quality of manuscripts. It is not allowed to criticize the author(s) personally.
  5. Reviewers must ensure that the arguments presented by the author(s) are supported by references, and references cited by the author(s) must be included in the reference list.
  6. Reviewers also need to report to editors if there are substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript being reviewed and other known articles.
  7. Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not be used for personal gain.
  8. Reviewers are not allowed to review manuscripts where they have a conflict of interest resulting from competition, cooperation, or other relationships with the author or any institution associated with the manuscript.


Duties of Editor

  1. Editors are responsible for deciding which articles submitted to Suksma: Jurnal Psikologi Universitas Sanata Dharma are qualified to be published.
  2. Editors may refer to the policies of the Journal's Editorial Board, and  are limited by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors may confer with other Editor or Reviewer in making this decision.
  3. Editors evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy.
  4. Editors are not allowed to disclose any information regarding the manuscript other than to relevant parties i.e. the relevant author, prospective reviewer, reviewer, editor's board, and publisher.
  5. Editors are not allowed to take personal advantage of any material in manuscripts, both manuscripts they are currently editing or the ones in the peer review process.  Unpublished material disclosed in submitted manuscripts, without the consent of the author(s).
  6. Editors must resign and ask other editors to review and consider submitted manuscripts if they have a conflict of interest due to competition, collaboration, or other relationships with the author(s).


Matters Regarding Plagiarism

Suksma: Jurnal Psikologi Universitas Sanata Dharma will conduct a similarity level examination using turnitin with the provision of a maximum similarity of 25%. Above that number, the article will be returned to the author or rejected by the editor.