Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Schoulid | Indonesian Journal of School Counseling is concerned with research, theory, or program applications pertinent to school counseling and people who have interests in all areas of counseling and school development. The aim of this journal is to give design and support for school counselor efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.

The section journal scope is all of student development and school counseling sevices such as career, academic, spiritual, social, and multicultural studies; coordination of services; consultation; leadership; advocacy; collaboration and teaming, managing resources; use of data, and; technology in school counseling. Published articles like evaluation reports and research findings; conceptual and methodological issues; and/or implications of the above for action; and/or an extensive book reviews section and also occasional reports on school counseling and educational materials and equipmen, are the main target of Schoulid Journal.

If you work with student populations (elementary school, junior high school, senior high school, and higher education or equivalent) or if you are concerned about the quality of school counseling and school or student development programs, you are welcome for Schoulid Journal.

Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Featured Research

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Practitioner Research

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Methodological Issues

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Schoulid Indonesian Journal of School Counseling is a double blind peer-reviewed Journal. To ensure the integrity of the double blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and both the reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review). Correspondence and all forms of published correction may also be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors. Typically, after a paper is submitted to this journal, a journal editor screens the manuscript and decides whether or not to send it for full peer review. Only after clearing the initial screening is the manuscript sent to one or more peer reviewers. Finally, journal editors or the journal’s editorial board consider the peer reviewers’ reports and make the final decision to accept or reject the manuscript for publication. In general, to be acceptable, a paper should represent an advance in understanding likely to influence thinking in the field (see Focus and Scope).

Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process, and we base our choice on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations and our own previous experience of a reviewer's characteristics. For instance, we avoid using people who are slow, careless, or do not provide reasoning for their views, whether harsh or lenient. We check with potential reviewers before sending them manuscripts to review. Reviewers reserves the right to reject the script if the script review didn't match to the fields/expertise. Reviewers should bear in mind that all correspondeces in this journal contain confidential information, which should be treated as such.

Schoulid Journal are committed to rapid editorial decisions and publication, and we believe that an efficient editorial process is a valuable service both to our authors and to the scientific community as a whole. We therefore ask reviewers to respond promptly within the number of week agreed. If reviewers anticipate a longer delay than previously expected, we ask them to let us know so that we can keep the authors informed and, where necessary, find alternatives. In general, we need 1 (one) month to inform you about the results. Totally, review process for Schoulid Journal estimated time consuming up to 2 (two) months. For any general questions and comments about the peer-review process, the journal or its editorial policies that are not addressed here, we encourage you to contact us.

Publication Frequency

Schoulid Journal publishing in Three Times for a year. The schedule for publishing are:
1. Issue Number 1 in April in each volume. Submission deadline March, 12th.
2. Issue Number 2 in August in each volume. Submission deadline July, 10th.
3. Issue Number 3 in December in each volume. Submission deadline November, 11th.
The author who will submit the manuscript after deadline of submission will be process for next issue.


To ensure the continuity of data article that has been published to be accessible to everyone, the editor took the policy of every issue of Schoulid Journal for doing digital archiving at the National Library of Republic of Indonesia. The manuscript has been published each issue delivered to the national library as much as two copies and OAI.

Each Member of the National Library of the Republic of Indonesia (Perpusnas) and has had a number of legitimate members, has the right to make use of our online digital collection write-up (e-Resources).

To become a member of Perpusnas, please do registration online via http://keanggotaan.perpusnas.go.id, or by visiting the Perpusnas in service building at Jalan Salemba Raya 28 Jakarta Pusat or Jalan Merdeka Selatan 11 Jakarta Pusat.

Schoulid journal also utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. Detailed information, please see Schoulid Journal LOCKSS Publisher Manifest, or visit LOCKSS for more information.

Status submission

We are committed to prompt evaluation and publication of fully accepted papers in Schoulid Journal. To maintain a high-quality publication, all submissions undergo a rigorous review process. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically to two or three reviewers, but sometimes more if special advice is needed (for example on statistics or a particular technique). The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities: (1) Accept, with or without editorial revisions; (2) Invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached; (3) Reject, but indicate to the authors that further work might justify a resubmission, and; (4) Reject outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems.

Accepted manuscripts

Authors will receive information for submitting a final copy of their manuscript upon acceptance from the Editor. Your article cannot be published until the publisher has received the appropriate signed license agreement. Once the article has been finalized for print production, the corresponding author will receive an e-mail by Editor. Page proofs for review will be sent to the corresponding author via e-mail and/or Open Journal System (OJS).

Receipt of final PDF file upon publication

Upon publication of the journal, the corresponding author will be able to download a free PDF offprint of the article through the journal site. Information on the terms and conditions regarding the use of the final article PDF for the corresponding author and/or any co-authors is available on the site.


In cases of serious errors that affect the article in a material way (but do not fully invalidate its results) or significantly impair the reader’s understanding or evaluation of the article Schoulid Journal publishes a correction note that is linked to the published article. The published article will be left unchanged.

Retractions (expressions of concern)

If the Journal receives a complaint that any contribution to the Journal infringes copyright or other intellectual property rights or contains material inaccuracies, libelous materials or otherwise unlawful materials, the Journal will investigate the complaint. Investigation may include a request that the parties involved substantiate their claims.

In accordance with the "Retraction Guidelines" by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Schoulid Journal will retract a published article if: (1) there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation); (2) the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication); (3) it constitutes plagiarism; (4) it reports unethical research, and; (5) An article is retracted by publishing a retraction notice that is linked to or replaces the retracted article. Schoulid Journal will make any effort to clearly identify a retracted article as such. If an investigation is underway that might result in the retraction of an article Schoulid Journal may choose to alert readers by publishing an expression of concern.

Copyright without restrictions

Schoulid Journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and will retain publishing rights without restrictions.

The submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application; responsibility for technical content and for protection of proprietary material rests solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not the responsibility of the Schoulid Journal. The main (first/corresponding) author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission.

Ethical guidelines

Author(s) duties
Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of their research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Authors also must ensure that their work is entirely original, and therefore wherever and whenever the work and/or words of others are used, all instances must be appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication. Some articles (especially Reviews) may contain figures, tables or text taken from other publications, for which Schoulid Journal does not hold the copyright or the right to re-license the published material. Please note that the author(s) should inquire with the original copyright holder (usually the original publisher or authors), whether or not this material can be re-used.

Editor(s) duties 
Editors evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. Editor not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Whenever ethical complaints are filed concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, editors must take reasonable action to ensure that proper compliance to ethical standards is restored.
Editor should evaluate the manuscripts initially without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, citizenship etc. Submitted information and ideas must be kept confidential and cannot be used for personal advantage or gain. Editors should pass the final acceptance only after discussion with the other managing and co-editors and reviewers based on the compliance, originality and quality of the article. It is the duty of editors to correct the articles if demand comes from authors. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken at the time of processing of the article. Editor should address and take sufficient steps about ethical complaints to the published data and/or methodologies. Further communications should be made to the corresponding authors.

Reviewer(s) duties
All manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any appointed reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript, or is otherwise aware that a prompt review will be impossible, should notify the editor and step down from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Schoulid Journal publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly referring to Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The present statement is committed to ensuring publication ethics and quality of articles intended for publication in Schoulid Journal. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers. Suggested information for COPE: (1) Guidelines for the Board of Directors of Learned Society Journals; (2) Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing; (3) Code of Conduct of Journal Publisher. Detailed information about COPE, please visit http://publicationethics.org/

Open access policy

Schoulid Journal is open access journal. In other words, this journal provides immediate open access to all article on the principle that making research freely available to the public; supports a greater global exchange of knowledge; and invaluable way to maximize the visibility and impact of research, especially counseling, counselor education, psychology of education and study of education field. This means  the journal its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

Policy on conflicts of interest

Schoulid Journal will only publish articles after the author(s) have confirmed that they have disclosed all potential conflicts of interest.

Plagiarism checker

Plagiarism is presenting the words or ideas of someone else as your own without proper acknowledgment of the source.When you work on a research paper you will probably find supporting material for your paper from works by others. It's okay to quote people and use their ideas, but you do need to correctly credit them. Even when you summarize or paraphrase information found in books, articles, or Web pages, you must acknowledge the original author (Sources: http://library.ucsc.edu/help/research/what-is-plagiarism).

To uphold the academic honesty and as a way to inform readers that certain parts of our writing is free from acts of plagiarism, then in publishing articles through examination of anti-plagiarism. Schoulid Journal use Unplag.com to checks academic papers literally on the fly. The engine perform real-time check against real-time web index ensuring you receive the most accurate similarity results.

If it finds the existence of elements of plagiarism in the script, then the article will be rejected and the author is subject to punishment can not publish the manuscript in Schoulid Journal for 2 years. 

Article submission charges

We opened up the opportunity for authors all around the world to going submission their article in Schoulid Journal. The authors are not charged at the time for submission their article on to Schoulid Journal.

Article processing charges (APCs)

The amount of APCs is 400.000 (IDR). The APC, payable when only due once the author knows the manuscript is accepted by editorial team and ready for publication. The APC is charged to either you, or your funder, institution or employer. Authors can request that the invoice be sent to their institution or funder.

Starting on August 1, 2017, APC waiver is granted to foreign (non-Indonesian) authors who publish the manuscript in Schoulid journal. Their article publications totally with no charges.

The sample journal reprint is only available by special request. Please contact Schoulid Support Center for more information.

The payments for APC only can be done via PayPal with your credit cards (Visa, Master Card) and Bank Transfer to below address.

Bank Transfer:
Account Name: Itsar Bolo Rangka
Account No.: 1650169316 
Bank: PT. Bank Central Asia (BCA) Tbk
Branch Kramat Jati Jakarta 


PayPal: Click here: PayPal.Me/itsarbolor

All of the proof of payment can submit to email: schoulid@konselor.org

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Article Posting

We routinely modify our policies based on the demand and to respond the needs of the scientific communities. They are mainly related with addition, deletion, rearrangement of author names in the authorship or uploading newer form of the article based on the editorial/reviewer’s comments. If there is any request to add, change, rearrange the name of the authors before publication of the article, it must be sent to the editor of the journal by corresponding author with reason behind such changes and a written confirmation of agreement from all other authors (hard copy or scanned image).