Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The aim of this journal publication is to disseminate the conceptual thoughts or ideas and research results that have been achieved in the area of guidance and counseling

Empati : Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling particularly focuses on the main problems in the guidance and counseling areas as follows:

1. personal and social guidance and counseling
2. study guidance and counseling
4. career guidance and counseling
5. guidance and counseling in secondary schools
6. guidance and counseling in higher education
7. assessment in guidance and counseling
8. guidance group
9. group counseling
10. individual counseling
11. cultural counseling
12. individual understanding in counseling
13. guidance and counseling for children with special needs
14. evaluation and supervision in guidance and counseling
15. organization and management of guidance and counseling
16. interpersonal communication
17. mental health
18. crisis counseling
19. guidance and counseling media
20. Information technology in guidance and counseling
21. family counseling


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Jendela Olahraga uses an online submission and review system. The submission and peer review of every article must be managed using this system and based on following Peer Review Policy.

  • Empati : Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling Editorial Board is responsible for the selection of papers and the selection of reviewers.
  • Articles must typically be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.
  • Reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors, and authors are also unaware of the identity of reviewers (double blind review)
  • Reviewing process will consider novelty, objectivity, method, scientific impact, conclusion, and references.
  • The final decision of manuscript acceptance shall be made by the Editorial Board according to reviewers critical comments.
  • Section Editor will send the final decision regarding the submission to the corresponding author based on the reviewer’s recommendation.
  • Empati : Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling Editorial Board shall protect the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal and all communications with reviewers. 


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Publication Ethics


General Guidelines

Reported research must be conducted in an ethical and responsible manner, and must comply with all relevant laws.

The author must present the results clearly, honestly, without fabrication, falsification or data manipulation.

Authors should explain their research methods clearly and emphatically so that their findings can be confirmed by others.

Authors must comply with publication requirements, namely that the work published is original, not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere.

Authors must be collectively responsible for the work submitted and published.

Funding sources and relevant conflicts must be stated

Responsible research publication

1. Strength and reliability

Reported research must be conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and follow all relevant laws.

Reported research must be carried out properly and carefully.

Researchers should use appropriate methods of data analysis and display (and, where appropriate, seek and follow expert advice in this regard).

Authors must take collective responsibility for their publications. Researchers should check their publications carefully at every stage to ensure methods and findings are reported accurately.

2. Honesty

Researchers must present data honestly without fabrication, falsification or data manipulation. Images must not be modified to provide misleading results.

Researchers must explain the methods they use and present their findings clearly and unambiguously. Researchers must follow applicable reporting guidelines. The publication must provide sufficient details to allow the experiment to be repeated by other researchers.

Research reports must be complete. Researchers should not eliminate objectionable, inconsistent or unexplained findings or results that do not support the author's or sponsor's hypothesis or interpretation.

Research funders and sponsors cannot veto the publication of findings that do not support their products or positions. Researchers should not enter into agreements that allow the research sponsor to veto or control the publication of findings (unless there are extraordinary circumstances, such as research being closed by the government for security reasons).

Authors must immediately notify the editor if they discover an error in the submitted, accepted or published work. The author must cooperate with the editor in issuing corrections or retraction of the article, if necessary.

Authors must accurately reference the work of others in citations.

Authors should not copy references from other publications if they have not read the work cited.

3. Balance

New findings should be presented in the context of previous research. The work of others must be presented fairly and fairly. Scientific reviews and syntheses of previous research should be complete, balanced, and should include findings regardless of whether or not they support the proposed hypothesis or interpretation. Editorials or Opinions convey a single point of view or argument that must be clearly distinguishable from scientific reviews.

Research limitations must be conveyed in the publication.

4. Originality

Authors must comply with publication requirements that the published work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language. Work may not be submitted simultaneously to more than one journal unless the editors have agreed to joint publication. If articles are published together, this should be made clear to readers.

Copyright laws and applicable regulations must be followed. Copyrighted material (e.g. tables, figures or quotations) must be reproduced with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.

Relevant previous works and publications, both by other authors and the author himself, must be acknowledged and properly referenced. Whenever possible, quotations should come from the original reference.

Data, text, figures, or ideas originating from other researchers must be properly referenced, and must not be presented as if they were the author's own. Original words taken directly from other researchers' publications must appear in quotation marks with correct citation.

Authors should inform the editor if the findings have been previously published or if multiple reports or multiple analyzes of one data set are under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors must provide copies of related publications or work submitted to other journals.

Multiple publications arising from a research project should be clearly identified and key publications should be referenced. Translations and adaptations for different audiences must be clearly identified. The original source must be mentioned, copyright regulations must be respected. If in doubt, authors should seek permission from the original publisher before republication of the work.

5. Transparency

All sources of research funding, including direct and indirect financial support, procurement of equipment or materials, and other support (such as statisticians or writing assistants) must be stated.

Authors must disclose the role of research funders or sponsors (if any) in the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation and reporting of the research.

Authors should disclose relevant financial and non-financial interests and relationships that may be considered likely to influence the interpretation of their findings or that editors, reviewers or readers may wish to know about. This includes relationships with journals, for example if editors publish their own research in their own journal. In addition, authors must follow journal requirements and institutional requirements to declare any conflicts of interest.

6. Author Contributions

Authors of research publications must accurately reflect each individual's contribution to the article.

Major contributors should be listed as authors, while people who have made less substantial, or purely technical, contributions to either research or publications are listed in the acknowledgments section. Authorship or award criteria must be agreed at the start of the project.

Researchers should ensure that only people who meet the criteria for authorship (i.e. have made a substantial contribution to the research work) are rewarded with ‘authorship’ and that authors with worthy contributions are not omitted from their names. Institutions and journal editors must prevent guest, gift, and ghost authorship.

Guest authorship (guest writers) are those who do not meet the criteria as authors but are listed by name because of seniority, reputation or influence
Gift authors are those who do not meet the criteria for authorship but are listed for personal support or in exchange for payment
ghost authorship (ghost writers) are those who meet the criteria as a writer but whose names are not listed
All authors must agree to be named and must approve the version submitted and accepted for publication. Changes to the list and order of authors must be approved by all authors, including authors who have been removed from the list. The corresponding author should act as a point of contact between the editor and other authors. He or she should liaise with other authors and involve them in key decisions about publication (e.g. responding to reviewer comments).

Authors may not use misleading acknowledgments/acknowledgments to imply contribution or endorsement by certain individuals who, in fact, were not involved with the work.

7. Accountability and responsibility

All authors must read and understand the submitted article and must ensure that the article is correct. follow the principles set out in these guidelines. In most cases, authors are expected to take joint responsibility for the integrity of the research and reporting. However, if a particular author is only responsible for certain aspects of the research and article, then this must be stated.

The author cooperates with the editor and publisher to correct immediately if errors or omissions are discovered after publication.

Authors must respond appropriately to post-publication comments or published correspondence.

8. Compliance with peer review and publication regulations

Authors must follow the publisher's requirements that work not be submitted to more than one publisher at the same time.

Authors should inform the editor if they withdraw their article from review, or choose not to respond to reviewer comments.

Authors must respond to reviewer comments professionally and in a timely manner.

Authors must respect publishers' requests for press embargoes, meaning they must not allow their findings to be reported to the press if they have been accepted for publication (but have not yet been published). Authors and their institutions should work together to coordinate media activities (e.g. press releases and press conferences) related to publication. Press releases must accurately refer to the work and must not contain statements beyond the results of the research.

9. Responsible reporting for research involving human subjects or experimental animals

An ethical approval letter and permission letter or other registration documents must be obtained before the research begins. Details of the letter must be provided in the article, for example the name of the ethics commission and licensing authority.

If requested by the editor, the author must be able to show proof of these letters, including proof of approval after explanation from the research subject.

Researchers should not publish data on identifiable individuals without the specific consent of the individual (or his or her guardian)

Researchers must publish all research results that may contribute to knowledge. In particular, there is an ethical responsibility to publish all clinical trial findings. Publication of clinical trials that fail or have results that reject the hypothesis can help prevent similar research from being repeated. If the findings from small studies that failed to reach statistical significance are combined, it is possible to obtain statistically significant meta-analysis results that may be useful.

Authors should provide research protocols to journal editors if requested (e.g. for clinical trials) so that reviewers and editors can compare the research report with the protocol to check that the research has been carried out as planned and that no relevant details have been overlooked. Researchers must follow relevant clinical trial registration requirements and must include the clinical trial registration number on all publications arising from the clinical trial.

Adapted from:

Wager E & Kleinert S (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)


General duties and responsibilities of the editor

The editor is responsible for everything published in the journal.

This means editors must (1) strive to meet the needs of readers and authors; (2) strive to improve the quality of the journal on an ongoing basis; (3) have a process or flow to guarantee the quality of published material; (4) prioritizing freedom of expression and opinion; (5) maintain the integrity of academic track records; (6) setting aside business interests that compromise intellectual and ethical standards; (7) be willing to issue corrections, clarifications, retractions (withdrawals) and apologies when necessary

1. Relationship with readers

Readers should get information about who funds research or other scientific work and what role the funder plays in the research and publication

2. Relationship with the author

The editor's decision to accept or reject a manuscript for publication must be based on the importance of the article, its originality and clarity, as well as the validity of the research and the relevance of the manuscript

The editor does not reverse the decision to accept a manuscript unless serious problems are identified at the time of submission.

The editor may not reverse the decision to publish a manuscript made by the previous editor, unless serious problems are identified.

An explanation of the peer review process must be published, and the editor must be able to account for any deviation from the outlined process.

Journal managers must have a mechanism that allows authors to appeal editorial decisions.

Editors must publish manuscript writing guidelines for authors. Guidelines must be updated regularly and must refer to this code of ethics.

3. Relationship with bebestari partners (reviewers)

Editors must provide assignment guidelines for review partners (peer reviewers) including guidelines for submitting review results confidentially.

Editors must ask review partners (peer reviewers) to disclose potential conflicts of interest before reviewing the manuscript.

Editors must have a system to ensure that the identities of peer reviewers are kept confidential.

4. Relationship with members of the editorial board

The editor must provide assignment guidelines for editorial board members

5. Relationship with journal owners and publishers

The editor's relationship with the publisher and/or owner must be based on the principle of editorial independence.

Editors make decisions regarding article publication based on the quality and suitability of the journal without interference from the journal owner

6. Editorial and peer review process

The editor ensures that the peer review process is fair, unbiased and timely.

Editors must have a system to ensure that manuscripts sent to journals remain confidential while in the review process.

Editors must ensure the quality of published material

7. Maintain the confidentiality of individual data

Editors must comply with laws regarding confidentiality in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Indonesia. They must always protect the confidentiality of individual information obtained during research or professional interactions.

8. Encourage compliance with medical and health research ethics for research involving humans or experimental animals

Editors must ensure that published research complies with internationally recognized medical and health research ethics guidelines.

9. Matters related to alleged violations

Editors have an obligation to act if they suspect an ethical violation has occurred. This assignment applies to both published and unpublished articles.

Editors should not simply reject articles suspected of infringement. Ethically, editors are obliged to investigate further.

10. Maintain the integrity of academic track records

False, misleading or inaccurate statements must be corrected immediately with full attention.

Editors must follow COPE's retraction guidelines.

11. Intellectual property rights

Editors must be alert to intellectual property rights issues.

12. Support the discussion process

The editor encourages and is willing to consider criticism of work published in the journal.

The author of the criticized article should be given the opportunity to respond.

Editors must allow the publication of research with negative results

13. Conflict of interest

Editors must have a conflict of interest management system for themselves as well as for staff, authors, peer reviewers and editorial board members.

Adapted from:

COPE Code of conduct and best practice guidelines for Journal Editors (www. Publicationethics.org)


Bebestari Partners must:

Only willing to review manuscripts that are in accordance with their field of expertise and able to review manuscripts according to the required deadlines

Maintain peer-review confidentiality and not disclose details of the manuscript or the results of its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those released by the journal

Do not use information obtained during the peer-review process for personal or other people's or organization's interests, or to harm or discredit other parties

Declare all potential conflicts of interest, seeking advice from the journal if unsure whether something constitutes a conflict of interest

Not influenced by the origin of the manuscript, nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the author, and must not be influenced by commercial considerations

The resulting review is objective and constructive, avoiding attacking comments or making slanderous or insulting comments

Provide a professional review that is accurate and in accordance with the reviewer's expertise.

Understand that impersonating another party during the review process is a serious violation

Adapted from:

COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. www. publicationethics.org


Screening for Plagiarism

Manuscripts submitted to EMPATI Journal of Guidance and Counseling
are screened for plagiarism using Turnitin.
When plagiarism is identified by Turnitin,
the editor is responsible for reviewing the manuscript
and will approve measurements according to the level of plagiarism
detected in the manuscript according to the following guidelines:

less than equal with a similarity index of 20%.
The manuscript is accepted for review or the author is asked to correct the citation.

similarity index between 20 - 35%.
Submitted manuscripts are sent back to the author to be corrected so that they can cite the original source correctly.

The similarity index is more than 35%.
Papers are rejected automatically.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Published 2 times a year (April dan October)


Publication Fee

All articles accepted after April 1, 2020, are subject to "Article Processing Charges" to provide free access to readers and to cover the costs of peer review management, journal production, online hosting, and long-term archiving. This APC is valid for the current calendar year and may be changed at any time at the sole discretion of the publisher. The submitting author is responsible for payment of the APC and must confirm, at the time of submission, that s/he will organize payment of the APC, should the article be accepted for publication. This responsibility may not be delegated to any third party unless agreed to by the publisher. Note: APC will be billed after the article "Accepted" and will not affect the peer review process.

For article accepted per April 1, 2020:
All authors from Indonesia: IDR 300,000.00

We request that you evaluate your potential to obtain funding for the Article Processing Charge before submission, not after acceptance.