Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Merpsy Journal is a student journal published by the Psychology faculty of Mercubuana University which publishes articles from all branches of psychology such as Social, Clinical, Developmental, Educational, Industry and Organization, Experimental, Psychometric with emphasizing novelty in:
1. The uniqueness of the research from existing research (excluding different subjects)
2. Specific, distinctive and/or different research findings from previous research
3. Urgency and benefits for the development of psychological concepts
4. Applicative contribution to the werll being of society
Journals that we accept should meet at least one of the criteria specified above


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to this journal must follow the focus and scope, and author guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism content. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using Turnitin or other plagiarism software.

The manuscript submitted to this journal will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 (two) or more expert reviewers. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript. Submitted papers are evaluated by anonymous referees by Single-blind Peer Review for contribution, originality, relevance, and presentation. The Editor Board shall inform the results of the review as soon as possible, hopefully in 2 months.

The final decision of article acceptance will be made by Editors according to the reviewer's comments. Publication of accepted articles including the sequence of published articles will be made by Editor in Chief by considering the sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as thematic issues.

Please notice that because of the great number of submissions that Journal Biopsikososial has received during the last few months the duration of the review process can be up to 3 months. Plagiarism scanning will be conducted with the help of Google Scholar and Anti-Plagiarism Software.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Merpsy is published bi-annually: In Mei and November.



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.



This journal 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. More...


1. Publication Ethic. 2. Plagiarism Policy. 3. Manuscript Policy.