Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The aim of JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) is to publish work that sets trends and provokes fresh thought and innovation in the practice and understanding of guidance and counselling. The journal seeks to communicate, enrich and advance theory, research, policy and practice in these fields. The scope of JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) are:

  1. school guidance and counseling
  2. career counseling
  3. higher educational guidance and counseling
  4. mental health
  5. assessment
  6. supervision in counseling
  7. spiritual counseling
  8. multi-cultural counseling
  9. educational psychology
  10. guidance and counseling media
  11. IT in guidance and counseling
  12. individual developmental problems
  13. Behavior adjustment and modification

All manuscripts must be submitted to JBKI Editorial Office using Online Submission, Author Guidelines click here.


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Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are initially reviewed by Editor of the Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia (JBKI). Unsuitable submitted manuscripts in terms of focus and scope; or NOT prepared according to the following author guidelines in template, or the similiarity score >25% would be rejected. The Editor shall inform you of the results of the initial review as soon as possible, hopefully between 3-8 weeks.

The submitted manuscripts to JBKI will be double-blind reviewed at least 2 (two) expert reviewers. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript by considering two main aspects, namely: relevance and contribution of articles on the theory and practical development. Please notice that may be paper submissions to JBKI the duration of the review process can be up to 4-13 weeks.

The manuscript that is accepted with revisions (minor or major) would contain comments from reviewers and would be returned to the author for revision. Please notice that the author is given the time to revise and re-upload the manuscript no later than one month. Extra time to revise should be asked to the editor. If there is no notification after the specified period, then the Author is deemed to resign and the article would be decline.

Publication of accepted manuscripts including the assigning the article to published issue will be made by Editor in Chief of JBKI by considering sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as thematic issue. 


Publication Frequency

JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) focuses on the research of a study on school counseling, career counseling, higher educational counseling. Starting 2022, JBKI will be published every January, May and September that containing papers/articles about the ideas and the research written by experts, educator, scientist, practitioners, and reviewers in the educational discipline/study.


Open Access Policy

JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) is a peer reviewed journal with open access. The article processing or delivery of the manuscript submitted to the manager or editor through an online system or by using the OJS Open Access publishing model. The paper appears electronically and freely available from our website. Authors can also use articles that have been published in pdf format either for non-commercial use on a personal website or non-commercial institutions. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of JBKI articles.

All content of the JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) is published with open access under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons License
JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.



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Publication Ethic

Ethics to the publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the author and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior.

 Ethics topics to consider when publishing:

  • Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Transparency about the contributions of authors is encouraged, for example in the form of a CRediT author statement.
  • Originality and plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Data access and retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.
  • Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Elsevier does not view the following uses of a work as prior publication: publication in the form of an abstract; publication as an academic thesis; publication as an electronic preprint. Note: some society-owned titles and journals that operate double-blind review have different policies on prior publication. Information on prior publication is included within each Elsevier journal’s guide for authors.
  • Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
  • Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  • Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.



All work in the manuscript should be free of any plagiarism, falsification, fabrications, or omission of significant material.

Authors are expected to explicitly cite others' work and ideas, even if the work or ideas are not quoted verbatim or paraphrased. This standard applies whether the previous work is published, unpublished, or electronically available. Failure to properly cite the work of others may constitute plagiarism. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

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Author Fees

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay Rp 500.000 for Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.



Waiver Policy

If you do not have the funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. A waiver or partial waiver of author fees may be decided by the editor in case of lack of funding, excessive length of submitted manuscript or other reasonable reasons provided by the author during the submission. The author should clearly declare that he asks for a waiver in the comments to the Editor box during their submission. A waiver is most likely to be denied if it is not asked in this stage. The waiver will have no effect to the review result.


Fast-Track Review

JBKI provides Fast-Track Review as an optional choice to help authors who urge to publish the manuscripts without ignoring quality. To get this assistance, the author must submit according to the JBKI template, then send a request to the editor (+6289614614759).


Withdrawal of Manuscripts

The author is allowed to withdraw the submitted manuscripts with status: awaiting assignment.

However, author is not allowed to withdraw the in-review manuscripts because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and reviewers spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, and works invested by the publisher.

If the author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, the author will be fined by paying Rp1.000.000 per manuscript, as withdrawal penalty to the publisher.

However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal.

Withdrawal of manuscript is only allowed after the withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher.

If the author doesn't agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal. Even, his/her previously published articles will be removed from our online system.


Allegations of Misconduct

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing an article by authors, or in reporting research results. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, Editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In cases of suspected misconduct, JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) will use the best practices of COPE (https://publicationethics.org/misconduct) to resolve the complaint and address the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the Editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.

 The first step involves determining the validity of the allegation and an assessment of whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest. The allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the co-authors, is requested to provide a detailed response.

After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article are sufficient.

Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on evaluation of these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions. JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific articles publishing.


Authorship and contributionship

As a globally active open access journal, JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) strive to promote the best practice in the academic area and maintain integrity in all of our publishing activities.

JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) use the Authorship and Contributionship Policy by CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) (hyperlink: https://credit.niso.org/). CRediT is a high-level taxonomy, including 14 roles, that can be used to represent the roles typically played by contributors to research outputs. The roles describe each contributor’s specific contribution to the scholarly output.

Therefore, JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) ask to the authors of manuscript that each authors have to share an accurate and detailed description of their diverse contributions to the published work.

  • The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the descriptions are accurate and agreed by all authors.
  • The role(s) of all authors should be listed, using the relevant above categories.
  • Authors may have contributed in multiple roles.
  • CRediT in no way changes the journal’s criteria to qualify for authorship.

CRediT statements should be provided during the submission process and will appear above the acknowledgement section of the published paper as shown further below.




Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims


Development or design of methodology; creation of models


Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components


Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/ reproducibility of results/experiments and other research outputs

Formal analysis

Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data


Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection


Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools

Data Curation

Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later reuse

Writing - Original Draft

Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation)

Writing - Review & Editing

Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group, specifically critical review, commentary or revision – including pre-or postpublication stages


Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/ data presentation


Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team

Project administration

Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution

Funding acquisition

Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication

* Reproduced from Brand et al. (2015), Learned Publishing 28(2), with permission of the authors.


Complaints and Appeals

JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) will have a clear procedure for handling complaints against the journal, Editorial Staff, Editorial Board or Publisher. The complaints will be clarified to a respected person with respect to the case of complaint. The scope of complaints includes anything related to the journal publishing process, i.e., editorial process, found citation manipulation, unfair editor/reviewer, peer-review manipulation, etc.

JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) deals with complaints and appeals in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): https://publicationethics.org/appeals.

The complaint cases should be sent by email to: [email protected]


Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of interest exist when an author (or the author’s institution), reviewer, editor, editorial board member has financial or personal relationships with other individuals or organizations that could inappropriately influence his or her actions in a way that creates bias. The existence of such a relationship does not necessarily represent a true conflict of interest. The potential for conflicts of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects their judgment. Financial relationships (e.g., employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patents) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and are most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and the scientific value of the research.



All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.


Editors, authors and reviewers of a manuscript should inform the relevant journal of any significant financial interest-recent, present or anticipated - in any organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of the piece (for example, employment by such an organisation; funds for research; funds for a member of staff; fees for consulting; stock or shareholdings; patent interests). If you have such an interest, you may have a conflict of interest, which should be declared.


Other Interest

An editor, author or reviewer may wish to disclose to the editor a conflict of interest that would be embarrassing if it became generally known (for example, an academic link or rivalry or a close relationship with, or a strong antipathy to, a person whose interests may be affected by publication of a manuscript).


Potential Reviewers

We may ask authors to recommend suitable reviewers on submission of their manuscript. When recommending reviewers, the following points should be considered:

  • Authors should not recommend reviewers with whom they have a conflict of interest, for example, a close collaborator or colleague.
  • Recommended reviewers should not be at the same institute as any of the authors listed on the manuscript.
  • Institutional email addresses should be provided for recommended reviewers, wherever possible.

For further guidance on avoiding potential conflicts of interest during the peer review process, see the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) ethical guidelines for peer reviewers.


Conflict Of Interest Statement

Please note that a Conflicts of interest statement is required for all submitted manuscripts. If no conflicts exist, please state that there are no conflicts to declares under a Conflicts of interest heading as the last section after your Acknowledgements.


Journal Management

To ensure efficiency and productivity, the roles and tasks of each member of the editorial team are specifically designated and aligned with their personal expertise. The responsibilities of each role are detailed below.

The (Executive) Editor-in-Chief (EiC) is responsible for all final decision-making related to the journal topics and content, editing, website content, advertising, and relationship building, as well as the future direction of the journal. The general responsibilities of this role include:

  • Collaborating with Editors to decide future issue topics, content, and contributors;
  • Ensuring that the content of contributions meets the appropriate ethical proprieties and high international standards of ethical practice;
  • Assigning responsibilities to all team members and ensuring that they are completed on time;
  • Editing the content to enhance its quality and approving or rejecting submissions based on present grounds;
  • Maintaining regular communication with the Editorial Board;
  • Generating ideas to promote the journal and increase citations of articles, including by using new technologies, implementing ways to increase readership worldwide.

Duties and responsibilities of Managing Editors:

  • Coordinating editorial activities, especially correspondence with authors and other editors;
  • Managing staffing and scheduling for the journal;
  • Monitoring the progress of soliciting articles;
  • Scrutinizing the progress of peer review;
  • Monitoring the journal’s website.

Duties and responsibilities of Journal Manager:

  • Deciding the title of the journal, the study scope, the period, and accreditation if it is necessary.
  • Arranging the membership of editor committee.
  • Defining the relationship between the publisher, editor, experts, and other participants in the agreement.   
  • Respecting to the confidential things, whether it is for the contributed researchers, writers/authors, editors, and experts.
  • Applying norms and conditions about the rights of intellectual properties, especially the copyrights.
  • Studying the journal policies and deliver them to the authors/writers.
  • Creating code ethics guidance for editors and experts.
  • Publishing the journal regularly.
  • Giving guarantee the availability of funding sources for the continuity of journal publication.
  • Setting networks and marketing.
  • Preparing the license and other legalizing things.

Duties and responsibilities of Editors:

  • Meeting the readers and authors/writers’ requirements.
  • Attempting to the increasing of publication quality continuously.
  • Applying the process to assuring the quality of published papers/articles.
  • Promoting freedom of ideas objectively.
  • Maintaining the integrity of academic track record of the authors/writers.
  • Submitting corrections, clarifications, returning, apologizing if necessary.
  • Responsible for the style and form the writing, whilst the content and any statements written in the writing is the responsibility of the writers/authors.
  • Actively asking the writer/authors, readers, experts, and the editors' committee about their opinion and suggestion to increase the publication quality.
  • Promoting the assessment to the journal for each finding.
  • Supporting the ideas to decrease the research and publication errors by having the authors/writers to enclose their Ethic Clearance forms that have been approved by the Ethic Clearance Commission.
  • Participating ideas to educate the researchers about publication ethics.
  • Studying the effects of publication policies on the writers/authors and experts and fixing it in order to increase the responsibilities and minimize the errors.
  • Having open-minded attitude toward the new or others ideas which possibly oppose personal view.
  • Do not force on his/her own view, authors/writers or third parties view that can cause in giving subjective decision.
  • Motivate the authors/writers in order to do constructive improvement to have the proper publications.

Duties and responsibilities of Copyeditors:

  • Ensuring that the textual content is written in a scientific and understandable manner, is free from any spelling or grammatical errors, and conforms to publication styles and guidelines. This includes scrutiny of usage of certain words, phrases, or typographical elements, and ensuring consistency in textual and illustrative content;
  • Making the manuscript clear and concise, with relevant suggestions passed to the Editors-in-Chief;
  • Fact-checking and raising queries with authors;
  • Looking out for potential issues which may arise in relation to plagiarism and inconsistent results;
  • Checking that tables, illustrations, legends, and captions are correct;

Producing material for publication.

Duties and responsibilities of Reviewers:

  • Commanding duties from the editors committee to review the papers and deliver the results to the editors to determine a proper published paper.
  • The reviewers cannot review a paper which involves him/her self directly or indirectly.
  • Keeping the privacy of the authors to not publish the corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by giving critics, suggestions, and recommendations.
  • Encourage the authors/writers to do improvement to their papers.
  • Review again the papers that have been reviewed based on the standards.
  • The papers are reviewed in time based on the scientific standard form determined (Data collection method, the authorization of the author, conclusion, etc).

 Duties and Responsibilities of the Authors/Writers:

  • Ensure that the author who registers has met the requirements as an author.
  • Collectively responsible for his profession and the content of the article including the method, analysis, calculation/measurement, and details.
  • State the sources (including fund) directly or indirectly.
  • Explain the limits in his/her writing.
  • Give response to the correction given by the expert professionally and on time.
  • Inform to the editor if she/he wants to cancel his/her participation.
  • Make a statement letter stated that the paper is genuine, never published in other publishers and in any other languages, and not in process of proposing to the other publishers.


Copyright Notice

All rights, title and interest in the copyright to manuscript submitted, if accepted, are hereby transferred to JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia). Authors who publish with JJBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.