Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) is an-Opened Access journal and published every January, May, and September. It publishes the research (no longer than 5 years after the draft proposed) in term of:

  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.


Section Policies


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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.

In this publishing model, papers are peer-reviewed in the normal way under editorial control. 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-commercialinstitutions. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of articles JBKI

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

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

The statement of scientific publication code ethics is based on the LIPI Regulation Number 5 in 2014 about Scientific Publication Code Ethics, which uphold 3 ethnic values in publication, they are: (i) neutrality, it is clear from conflict of interest in the publication processing; (ii) justice, it gives right to the writer to claim his/her papers; and (iii) Honesty, it is clear from duplicating, fabricating, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in publication.       

Duties and Responsibilities of the journal manager:

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

Duties and Responsibilities of editors:

  1. Meeting the readers and authors/writers requirements.
  2.  Attempting to the increasing of publication quality continuously.
  3.  Applying the process to assuring the quality of published papers/articles.
  4. Promoting freedom of ideas objectively.
  5. Maintaining the integrity of academic track record of the authors/writers.
  6.  Submitting corrections, clarifications, returning, apologizing if necessary.
  7. 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.
  8. Actively asking the writer/authors, readers, experts, and the editors' committee about their opinion and suggestion to increase the publication quality.
  9. Promoting the assessment to the journal for each finding.
  10. 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.
  11. Participating ideas to educate the researchers about publication ethics.
  12. 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.
  13. Having open-minded attitude toward the new or others ideas which possibly oppose personal view. 
  14. Do not force on his/her own view, authors/writers or third parties view that can cause in giving subjective decision.
  15. Motivate the authors/writers in order to do constructive improvement to have the proper publications.

Duties and responsibilities of reviewers:

  1. Commanding duties from the editors committee to review the papers and deliver the results to the editors to determine a proper published paper.
  2. The reviewers cannot review a paper which involves him/her self directly or indirectly.
  3. Keeping the privacy of the authors to not publish the corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by giving critics, suggestions, and recommendations.
  4. Encourage the authors/writers to do improvement to their papers.
  5. Review again the papers that have been reviewed based on the standards.
  6. 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:

  1. Ensure that the author who registers has met the requirements as an author.
  2. Collectively responsible for his profession and the content of the article including the method, analysis, calculation/measurement, and details.
  3. State the sources (including fund) directly or indirectly.
  4. Explain the limits in his/her writing.
  5. Give response to the correction given by the expert professionally and on time.
  6. Inform to the editor if she/he wants to cancel his/her participation.
  7.   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.



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 Rp1.500.000 for Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

Please contact the editor if you need a letter of acceptance (LoA).

*) technical matters of cost can communicate with the Editor in Chief


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.