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Author Guidelines


1. General
All manuscripts must be submitted to JBKI Editorial Office using Online Submission at E-Journal portal address: author register as Author by online. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editor in Chief at the following email: [email protected] or phone number/WA: +6289614614759.

2. Manuscript Template

Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template. [download the template here]

All manuscripts are submitted to JBKI are checked for compliance before being sent for review. All information on terms and formats is in JBKI template. Read carefully and please pay attention and adjust it to the format. Writing a script that is not in accordance with the rules / format / template may be rejected. Please confirm proof of submitting your manuscript to the Editor.


3. Manuscript Structure

Manuscripts are prepared in the A4 paper size (210 x 297 mm) using margins; Top 1.9 cm, Down 2.8 cm, Left 1.43 cm, and Right 1.43 cm. Manuscripts are written in 2 columns (width 8.5 cm, spacing 1.14 cm). The length of the manuscript is at least 10 pages. It is strongly suggested to only using writing features provided by MS. Word (bold, italics, subscript, superscript, equation, etc.). For equation, it is accepted to use MathType. Ensure that each new paragraph is clearly indicated by paragraph indentation. Tables and figure and their captions are embedded directly in the manuscript. All parts of the text in the manuscript are written in Times New Romans 12pt font and single line spacing.

Manuscripts begin with title, name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s) & email address (es), abstract & keywords, followed by contents which include Introduction, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Notation (if any), Acknowledgements, and References.

Title, Author Name, Author Affiliation, Author Address, Corresponding Author
  • Title of article must be concise and informative. It is suggested to do not use abbreviations and formulae, that are not widely known.
  • All authors are written below the tittle. Please use a complete name but without academic degree.
  • Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript number immediately after the author's last name.
  • Author affiliation is indicated with a lowercase superscript number which corresponds to author name.
  • Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date.  

Abstract and Keywords

The abstract written in Indonesian, concise and factual and able to explain manuscript information accurately. Describe the main points of the research, including the background, research objectives and focus, methods used, findings or results and conclusions from the full-length paper. End with a final sentence that covers what you most want the reader to think about as they read the script. Type with one space and between 150-200 words in length. Avoid unnecessary information. Such as trade names, acronyms, abbreviations, or symbols. This section contains the extract (abstract) of your research. All information on terms and formats is in JBKI template.

Keywords are provided immediately after the abstract. Provide a maximum of 7 (seven) keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. Each keyword is separated by semicolons (;).


Introduction consists of research background, a brief literature review describing state of the art of the research and the objectives of the work.


In this part, materials and research procedure are written. Methodology must provide sufficient detail to allow to be reproduced. If there is a mathematical formulation/modelling, please give clearly description and evaluation of the model.

Results and Discussion

Results should be clear, systematic & constructive and followed directly by comprehensive discussion to support the research objective and conclusions.


Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. The table is placed next to the relevant text embedded directly in the manuscript. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place the caption above the table.


Figures are prepared using uniform letter and readable size. Present figures and their captions embedded directly in the manuscript. The caption is numbered in sequence and placed below the figure. You are urged to provide good quality of figure with high resolution format e.g. i) vector graphics (EPS, EMF, PDF), ii) Color or grayscale photographs (halftones), keep to a minimum of 300 dpi (TIFF or JPEG). Please do not supply figures with too low resolution like GIF, BMP and WPG.


The main conclusions should be presented in brief and concise. They answer the aim of the study and must be based on the results obtained.


Notation is listed based on an alphabetical order. Greek symbol is written first and then followed by alphabetical label. Please provide an appropriate information and unit for the notation.


Authors could acknowledge institution providing research funding (with grant number) and individuals who provided help during the research.


Reference must follow the style of writing of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (APA 6th). At least 15 references are used. Ensure that all references to the text are listed in the reference section and vice versa, and that the spelling of the author name and year is consistent. Please do not use footnotes or endnotes of any kind.

We require all of you to use reference software such as MENDELEY, ZOTERO, or ENDNOTE for easy quotation. Reference should be the latest and relevant literature available (about 5-10 years ago). The use of literature (more than 10 years ago) may have allowed at least 25% of the total references used in the manuscript. Example format of the 6th APA publication manual:

Examples of references:

Book: De Vaus, D. A. (2014). Surveys in social research. Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

Book chapter: McKenzie, H., Boughton, M., Hayes, L., & Forsyth, S. (2008). Explaining the complexities and value of nursing practice and knowledge. In I. Morley & M. Crouch (Eds.), Knowledge as value: Illumination through critical prisms (pp. 209-224). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi.

Journal article: Cheung, J. M. Y., Bartlett, D. J., Armour, C. L., Laba, T. L., & Saini, B. (2018). To drug or not to drug: A qualitative study of patients’ decision-making processes for managing insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 16(1), 1-26. doi:10.1080/15402002.2016.1163702

Webpage with an author: HealthTimes. (2015). The future of aged care nursing in Australia. Retrieved from

Webpage with no author: $250m funding boost for malaria vaccine. (2003). Retrieved from

Newspaper article: Fellner, C. (2019, April 7). Time bomb: Two new cases as NSW faces worst measles outbreak in years. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved from

Government publication: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2018). Physical activity across the life stages. Canberra, Australia: Author.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2018). Physical activity across the life stages.  Retrieved from

Company and Industry Reports: Vuong, B. (2018, November). IBISWorld industry report OD5381. Coffee shops in Australia. Retrieved from IBISWorld database.


4. Reviewing of manuscripts

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation and made by Editor. If two or more reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors within three months of the submission date.


5. Revision of manuscripts

Manuscripts sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface ( The revised and resubmit manuscripts returned more than 3 (three) months will be considered as new submissions (rejected/decline submission).


6. Editorial Office of JBKI 

All correspondences should be sent to the following Editorial Office:

Insan Suwanto (Editor-in-Chief)

Editorial Office of JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia)

STKIP Singkawang

Jalan STKIP - Kelurahan Naram Singkawang, Kalimantan Barat, INDONESIA, 79251

Phone: +62-89614614759

Email: [email protected]


7. Guideline for Online Submission

Author should first register as Author through the following address:

The author should fulfill the form as detail as possible where the star marked form must be entered. After all form textbox was filled, Author clicks on “Register” button to proceed the registration. Therefore, Author is brought to online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start a New Submission section, click on “’Click Here’: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of the journal. Thus, the author must check-mark on the submission checklists. An author should type or copy-paste Covering Letter in Letter to Editor.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click "Upload" button until the file has been uploaded. Do not upload cover letter and other supplementary files here.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to JBKI, click Finish Submission button after the documents are true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site. 

After this submission, Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes a status of manuscript review and editorial process.


8. Author Fees

JBKI (Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia) is an open access national journal. Authors should pay some fees for article processing. Readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge. For more detail, please click Author Fees.


9. User Rights

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows:

• Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)


10. Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

The paper will be published in JBKI after the peer-reviewed process and decided as “Accepted” by Editor. The final paper layout will be reproduced by Editorial Office of JBKI. 



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

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.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

The articles published in Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Indonesia are scientifically proved, which follow the code of ethics in scientific publication. The code of ethics it self-upholds three values of ethics in publications, namely, (1) Neutrality (free from conflicts of interest in public management). (2) Justice (giving the right of authorship to the beneficiary as the author). (3) Honesty (free from duplication, fabrication, falsification and plagiarism (DF2P) in the publication. The articles published also following certain procedures or orders, such as double-blind review and revision process that consistent with the journal’s regular review, to ensure that the quality is maintain properly.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 500.00 (IDR)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay Rp500.000 for Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

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

If you do not have the funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.