The editors invite experts, practitioners, and interested writers to submit articles on the results of community service that has been carried out. It must be original, Community service based, unpublished, and not being reviewed for possible publication in another journal. All submitted papers must be reviewed by the editor, editorial board, and blind reviewers. Submissions that violate our guidelines on formatting or length will be rejected without review.
Online Submission Guidelines
Manuscripts must be submitted online to the portal Community Development Journal: Journal of Community Development Journal : Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat at https://publikasi.abidan.org/index.php/pmsdu/index
Steps for Submitting Manuscripts
- Authors should register and check the â€œauthorâ€ column on the registration page:https://publikasi.abidan.org/index.php/pmsdu/user/register?source=
- After logging in, click "New Submission". The stages of article submission are as follow:
- In the Start section, complete all the checklists, then click save and continue.
- In the Upload Submission section, upload the article manuscript file in MS Word format. Then click save and continue.
- In the Enter Metadata section, enter the data of all the authors and affiliates. If there is more than one author, click â€˜add authorâ€™, then fill in their data in the same way as the first author, and so on. Next, fill in the title, abstract, keywords, research methods, and bibliography in each of the available columns.
- In the Upload Supplementary Files section, it is permissible to upload supporting files, cover letters or other documents.
- In the Confirmation section, click Finish Submission if all the data are correct.
- Articles should be formatted according to the writing pattern of scientific journals. The rules set out in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Seventh Edition should be followed. You may use Mendeley or Zotero reference management software, and select the setting for the American Psychological Association (APA), 7th Edition. For an explanation of the APA Citation Guide, please see APA Referencing Style.
- Articles should be original works, not previously published in any printed or online journal.
- When the status of the submission (article) is under review or has been published for this journal, the author(s) will not be allowed to submit the article to another journal.
- Submit the article to the editors online via the Open Journal System (OJS).
- The Times New Roman font (11 pt) should be used, with 1.5 spacing, in Microsoft Word format with A4 page size (210 x 297 mm). The number of words should be between 5000 and 7000, or around 17-20 pages, including pictures, graphs, and tables (if any).
- The article must be written in grammatical English or Indonesian.
- The article should be the result of empirical research in psychology.
- Because of the "single-blind" system, authors should not include their name, their affiliation, the address of the affiliation, or their email address on the cover of the article. Authorsâ€™ names, names of institutions, and email addresses are listed at the time of registration on the OJS author page. Please also give your telephone number when you send your article so that we can contact you easily.
- The content and guidelines of articles should be in narrative essay format, written in paragraphs, with no numbering of headings, and should include these components:
- Title. This should be a brief formulation of the content, and be compact and clear â€“ it may be creative to attract readers. It should be a maximum 17 words and be in English, in bold format, with the first word of the sentence capitalized.
- Abstract. This should be in English and Indonesian. It should comprise one single-spaced paragraph and not exceed 160 words. It should be brief and clear, comprising five elements: the background, aims of the research, methodology, findings, and contributions/implications of the research. Do not use abbreviations or citations.
- Keywords. These can be drawn from the research variables, the characteristics of the subjects, and the referenced theories (a minimum of three words or combinations of words, arranged in alphabetical order and separated using semicolons).
- Introduction. This should briefly provide information about the background, literature review, originality of the work, hypotheses (if using a quantitative method), and objective. Avoid the use of secondary citations.
- Methods. These should inform readers about the materials and methods used for the research. Please ensure that sufficient information is given to allow for replication of the research.
- Results. These present the outcome of the study. Use tables and figures whenever appropriate. The results should be able to answer the research question and/or hypotheses.
- Discussion. This contains an explanation of the research results in relation to the results of previous studies thathave been critically analyzed, and linked to relevant current literature. This section should give substantial meaning to the results of the analysis and provide comparison with previous findings based on the review of relevant literature. The authors should also address the strengths and limitations of their study. This section should not be a repetition of the results section.
- Conclusion. This presents the main conclusions of the study. It should be presented in concise, clear, and compact sentences based on the results and discussions, in the form of paragraphs (not in bullet or numbering); contain the findings of the study as a synthesis of the results of the data analysis and the discussions; highlight new findings that contribute to the development of psychology; and suggest paths for the further research. This section should also highlight the implications of the findings.
- References. Ones from the last 10 years are recommended. Provide a list of references in alphabetical order and prepared following the American Psychological Journal Referencing Style (7th Edition). All listed references must be cited in the text and all citations in the text must be listed in the list of references. The DOI for each reference must be provided if available. It is suggested that authors use reference manager programs such as Mendeley or Zotero, but they are not obliged to.
- Figures and Tables. Because tables and figures supplement the text, reference should be made to all of them in the text. Authors must also explain what readers should look when consulting tables or figures. When appropriate, table and figure should be cited using APA 7th Edition.