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Author Guidelines


The manuscripts
1. The manuscripts represent academic research in Psycology discipline or an equivalent research results (findings) in psychology, preferably about Indonesian cultural values. It should contribute novelty or state-of-the-art for academic development or real world application or both. The sentences should be plain and straightforward to avoid ambiguities.
2. The article can be written in English or Indonesian in 10-20 pages of A4 paper (1.15 spaces). Articles equipped with the abstract (less than 150 words) and key words.

Structure of the manuscripts
1. Title. The title should be clear and informative, but does not exceed 12 words.
2. Author's names and institutions. The author's names should be accompanied by the author's institutions and an email account, without any academic title.
3. Abstract, keywords, and INDIGENOUS classification numbers. The abstract should be less than 105 words. Please provide the abstract in both English and Indonesian versions. The key words should be of 3 to 5 words or phrases.
4. Introduction. This section explains the background of the study, a review on the previous researches in the area, and aims of the manuscripts. It should be written without numbers and/or pointers.
5. Methods. This section describes the tools of analysis along with the data and their sources.
6. Results and discussion. This section explains the results and discussion of the study.
7. Conclusion. This section concludes and provides policy implications, if any, of the study. The conclusion(s) should be at the same order with ones discussed in the body of the manuscript.
8. References. This section lists only the papers, books, or other types of publications referred in the body of the manuscript.

Specific Writing Format
1. Any table should contain only heading and contents or follow the international standart. Please provide only the top and bottom lines, along with the line(s) that separate the heading and the contents. Note(s) and source(s) should be included underneath the table if appropriate. Example:

Tabel 1.
Latar Belakang Subjek

Subjek 1 Subjek 2 Subjek 3 Subjek 4
Inisial M.B.K.T I.W W U.T.E.M
Usia 39 tahun 35 tahun 39 tahun 42 tahun
Jenis Kelamin L P L L

2. References should be written in APA Format.
a. For books, the format should follow the following example:
Clark, T. (2007). Starbucks: a double tall tale of caffeine, commerce, and culture. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

b. For a book with editor, the format should follow this example:
Cone, J. D. (1999). Observational assessment: Measure development and research issues. In P.C. Kendall, J.N. Butcher, & G.N. Holmbeck (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in clinical psychology (Page. 183-223). New York: Wiley.

c. For journal articles, the format should follow this example:
Mahilum, J.V.(2011).The empty nest : unvoiced concerns of the elderly. Asian Journal of Health : Social Qualitative Section. 1(1).16-30.

d. For internet references, the format should follow the following example:
Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs ideology: psychologists fight back about the misuse of research. Monitor on Psychology, 39(6). Download from : accessed on 10 june 2012

How to send the manuscript
1. The manuscript in microsoft word should be sent in to INDIGENOUS Open Journal System at
2. A brief CV contains full name, academic title, institution, telephone, and mobile number should accompany the manuscript.
3. After consulting with the peer reviewers, the decision of the manuscript will be informed to the authors by INDIGENOUS OJS system.


Use the following template to write an article.

DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE (in Bahasa Indonesia)

The template has all the styles needed for writing.


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

Indigenous is the copyright holder of each paper/article that has been published in the journal. The readers are allowed to download, use and adopt the content of the article as long as they cite the article by mentioning its title, authors, and name of this journal. Such citation is done for the sake of science and humanity development and should not violate the applicable law.


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)