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Author Guidelines

Carefully read the submission guidelines as follows:



The minimum standard requirements of Consilium : Berkala Kajian Konseling dan Ilmu Keagamaan must be: 

  1. Manuscripts written in the Indonesian Language or English Language;
  2. Writing at least 6 pages long and no more than 20 pages. Editors evaluate if the manuscript more than 20 page
  3. The use of a tool such as Zotero or Mendeley or EndNote or  Other Tools for reference management and formatting, and choose APA (American Psychological Association) Style 7th Edition.
  4. The paper begins with the manuscript title, author name, Author Affiliation, Address, and email;
  5. If Indonesia language manuscript, then the abstract must be written in the language of Indonesia and English language of good and right. If the article is in English, then the abstract is written in English only;
  6. The entire article process runs online, please REGISTER and Submit;
  7. Make sure the journal has been compiled according to the template that has been provided. Please DOWNLOAD here.
  8. After the article is declared ACCEPTED, the author is required to send a stamped statement of authenticity
  9. Statements are accepted after going through a review process and consideration from the editorial board. The time it takes is approximately 40-90 days

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Research Objectives: The author should describe the research objectives of this article.
Research Methods: writing methods in the abstract must contain approaches, research samples, data collection techniques, and data analysis techniques.
Research Results: contains the main research findings
Conclusion: conclusions from research results and theoretical studies
Implications: Effects or impacts resulting from this research.
Abstract written in Indonesian and/or English with a maximum of 200 words.


The introduction contains the purpose of the article/research which is formulated and presented with an adequate introduction and avoids detailed references and presentation of research results. The urgency of the research, supporting facts, and data must be stated. The results of the preliminary research should be explained as the basis for the research. Before mentioning the objectives, the gap analysis should be explained. Gap analysis reveals differences between the study and other previous studies. At this point, the novelty will be visible. Research attitudes should be included, whether correcting, debating, or supporting previous research.
New paragraph: use this style when you need to start a new paragraph. All manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 7th edition. (7th American Psychological Association [APA]). The complete length of the submission manuscript for the original study is not less than 4000 words; including references, tables and figures (Appendix—Except [if any]).
Make sure your Introduction is very short, well structured, and includes all the information needed to keep up with your findings. Don't overburden the reader by making the introduction too long. Get to other important sections of paper sooner rather than later.

  1. Begin the Introduction by providing a brief background on the problem studied.
  2. State the research objectives. Your research objective is the most important part of the introduction.
  3. Define the importance of your research: Why is there a need to do research?
  4. Introduce the reader to the related literature. Do not provide a complete history of the topic. Citing only previous work that is directly related to the current issue.
  5. State clearly your hypothesis, the variables investigated, and summarize the method used.
  6. Define abbreviations or special/regional terms.
  7. Provide a brief discussion of the results and findings of other studies so that the reader understands the big picture.
  8. Describe some of the main findings presented in your manuscript and explain how they contribute to the larger area of research.
  9. State the main conclusions drawn from your results.
  10. Identify all unanswered questions and new questions generated by your research.



In the Methods section, you clearly explain how you conducted your study to: (1) allow readers to evaluate the work done and (2) allow others to replicate your study. You must describe exactly what you are doing: what and how the experiment was run, what, how much, how often, where, when, and why equipment and materials were used. You have to strike a balance between brevity (you can't explain every technical issue) and completeness (you need to provide sufficient detail to let the reader know what's going on). It is conventional and wise to divide the Methods section into labeled subsections.

Research design
In this section, the author needs to explain the research approach used by the author along with the reasons why this approach is used.

The identification of appropriate research participants is essential for the science and practice of psychology and/or social science, particularly for generalizing findings, making comparisons across replicates, and using evidence in research synthesis and secondary data analysis. Identification of the sample of participants for key demographic characteristics for humans, such as age; sex; ethnic and/or racial groups; level of education; socio-economic; generational, or immigrant status; disability status; sexual orientation; gender identity; and language preferences and important topic-specific characteristics. Describe the participant selection procedure, including (a) the sampling method if a systematic sampling plan is used; (b) percentage of participating sample approaches; and (c) the number of participants who chose themselves to be the sample.

Materials and Equipment
In preparing your manuscript, you will need to inform readers of the materials (e.g., questionnaires, stimulus words) and equipment (e.g., data-recording devices, surgical equipment) you are using. In general, if the researchers tend to be familiar with your materials and equipment, you should only mention them. But if you create your own material, you must provide a very detailed description of the material. If you use a relatively unknown material or piece of equipment made by someone else, you should provide a description of it and show the reader where to get it. If you are using a personality inventory or questionnaire, it is a good idea to indicate the level of reliability reported by previous researchers.
In the social and behavioral sciences, it is important to always provide sufficient information to enable other researchers to adopt or replicate your methodology. This information is especially important when new methods have been developed or innovative uses of existing methods are used. Lastly, please avoid creating subsections in Methods.

Research procedure
This information is likely to combine actual procedures with materials and equipment because it is difficult to say what participants did without indicating what they did it with. There are some fairly standard elements in the procedure. They include, (a) manipulated and measured variables, including independent and dependent variables, (b) any conditions or groups you wish to compare, (c) how participants were assigned to, or assigned to, groups, (d) the role of the researcher in sessions, (e) directions received by participants, (f) activities in which participants are involved.
Finally, include a statement with the procedure that participants gave consent. When you write your own section of the procedure, you can determine whether to include how you obtained your informed consent. Actually, this is not part of the data collection process, so you can logically argue that it is not part of this subsection.

Data analysis technique
This section will contain brief informational information about the analytical methods (eg two-factor ANOVA) that you have used to analyze the collected data. In qualitative research, this section allows you to tell the reader from the start whether your study uses ethnography, case studies, phenomenology, narrative analysis, historical inquiry, grounded theory, or generic qualitative methods that do not follow a particular qualitative approach. philosophy.


The results section contains research findings obtained from research data and relates to hypotheses. Please check all drawings in your journal, both on screen and printed versions. When examining a printed version of an image, make sure that: (1) the colors have sufficient contrast, (2) the image is clear enough, (3) all labels on the image are legible.
Pictures are numbered using Arabic numerals. Image captions must be in 10 pt regular font. Captions in one line (eg Fig. 2) are centered, while multi-line captions must be centered. Image captions with image numbers must be placed after the associated image.


The research discussion section contains a discussion of research results and comparisons with theories and or similar research. The title in the reference section must not be numbered. All reference items are in 11 pt font. References and citations use the APA 7th edition style.


The conclusion part is the answer to the hypothesis, research objectives and research findings as well as suggestions regarding further ideas from the research. Conclusions are presented in the form of paragraphs. It is important that these conclusions do not leave questions unanswered.

  1. State your conclusions clearly and concisely. Be brief and to the point;
  2. Explain why your study is important to the reader. You have to instill a sense of relevance in the reader;
  3. Prove to readers, and the scientific community, that your findings are worth noting. This means organizing your paper in the context of previous work. The implications of your findings should be discussed within a realistic framework, and;
  4. Strive for accuracy and originality in your conclusions. If your hypothesis is similar to a previous paper, you should determine why your research and your results are genuine.

For most articles, one paragraph developed is sufficient for a conclusion, although in some cases two or three paragraphs of conclusion may be required. Another important thing about this section is (1) not rewriting the abstract; (2) a statement by "investigated" or "studyed" is not a conclusion; (3) not introduce new arguments, evidence, new ideas, or information unrelated to the topic; (4) do not include evidence (quotes, statistics, etc.) that should be in the body of the article.


Acknowledge anyone who has assisted you in this research, including: Researchers who supply materials, reagents, or computer programs; anyone assisting with writing or English, or offering critical commentary on content, or anyone providing technical assistance. State why people have been recognized and ask their permission. Acknowledge the funding source, including the grant or reference number. Please avoid apologizing for doing a poor job presenting the script.


All references referred to in the text of the article must be listed in the Bibliography section. Writing bibliography and citations in APA 7th edition style. We require authors to use reference management applications such as Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote, and others. The minimum number of reference lists is 25 references, originating from primary sources (Books and Journal Articles) that are relevant to the research study, and the latest (maximum of the last 10 years).


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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