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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

The manuscript submitted for EXPERIENTIA should be an original research paper which sufficiently contributes novelty to psychology literature. The corresponding author should also provide a statement that the manuscript is not concurrently being under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The structure of manuscript is as follows:
1. Title.
The title should be short, clear and informative.

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. It should be placed below the title. For a joint paper, one of the authors should be notified as to the corresponding author.

3. Abstract and keywords.
The abstract should be approximately 100 – 250 words, concise covering the aim, the methodology, and the result of the study. The keywords should be of 3 to 5 words or phrases.

4. Introduction.
This section explains the background, the scope of the study, the aim, the contributions, and the results. This section also explains Literature Review. The hypotheses are not necessarily included, particularly for qualitative research.

5. Research Method.
This section describes the tools of analysis along with the data and their sources.

6. Results and Discussion.
This section explains the results of the study.

7. Conclusion.
This section concludes and provides a conclusion, implications, and suggestion for future study.

8. References.
This section lists only the papers, books, or other types of publications referred to in the body of the manuscript.


General Writing Format

1. The manuscript is prepared in an A4 paper, single-sided, and single line spacing format. A new paragraph should start 5 characters from the left margin, using 12-size, Times-new-romans font type.
2. The manuscript should be between 10 to 15 pages long.
3. The top and bottom margins are 1 inch.
4. The title is written using capital letters only at first word or special name (example: location name), 14 font size, center position.
5. Subtitles are written using capital letters only at first word or special name, 12 font size, starting from the left margin.
6. Sub of subtitles, if any, are written using capital letters only at first word or special name. They should be started from the left margin.
7. Sub of a sub of subtitles, if any, are written using capital letters only at the beginning of each word except for connecting words, all in italics. They should be started from the left margin.
8. References should be those of the last ten years publication (>80%), except for key references (80%). Referring to any textbook should be minimized. Guideline for Writing Reference Citations and references must strictly follow the APA (American Psychological Association) style seventh edition. References should include only works that are cited within the text of the manuscript. Consulting the APA style manual ( is strongly recommended for completing manuscript submissions.

References should appear as:

  • Book with one author:

Author, A. (Year). Title of work. Location/City. Publisher.

Example: Nugrohadi, G.E. (2013). Menjadi pribadi religius dan dinamis. Graha Ilmu.

  • Book with two authors and more than two authors:

Author, A., & B. Author. (Year). Title of work. Publisher.

Example: Coon, D., & Mitterer, J.O. (2013). Introduction to psychology: Gateway to mind and behavior. Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

  • Journal article:

Author, A. (Year). Title of article. Journal Name, Volume(Issue number): pages. DOI.

Example: Sanders, M. R., Kirby, J. N., Tellegen, C. L., & Day, J. J. (2014). The Triple P-Positive Parenting Program: A systematic review and meta-analysis of a multi-level system of parenting support. Clinical Psychology Review, 34(4), 337–357.

  • Website:

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. (2020, February 7). Violence in the workplace.

  • Unpublished doctoral dissertation or thesis:

Zellencia, R. (2021) Hubungan tingkat stres dengan pola makan pada remaja dalam komunitas OMK di kabupaten Nganjuk [Undergraduate thesis, Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University]. Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University’s Repository.

  • Published proceedings:

Kristianar, I.F., & Simanjuntak, E. (2021). Engaged teachers scale for special educational needs teachers in Indonesia: A Rasch model approach. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Psychological Studies (ICPSYCHE 2020). Atlantis Press.

  • A presented paper:

Omar, N., I.B. Mohamed, Z.M. Sanusi, & H.Y. Prabowo. (2013, November). Understanding social network analysis (SNA) in fraud detection [Conference session]. The 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science (ICIBSoS 2013), Jakarta, Indonesia.



Citation in the text body should be written using the family name and years of publication. The Authors are recommended to use Mendeley reference software. 


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.

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