Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Psychological Research on Urban Society (PRoUSt) welcomes excellent empirical and theoretical contributions to applied research related to the psychology of urban issues. Reviews are also welcome, as are replications of previous research. Articles deal with all fields on urban society, such as urban mental health and well-being, educational and child development in urban society, intergroup relation, acculturation, and identity formation in urban contexts, urban social issues (e.g., poverty, traffic, crime and violence), urban culture, and urban issues on employment and organizational behavior. As these topics are closely related to issues in other disciplines, this journal is open to contributions of an interdisciplinary nature.

The readership of PRoUSt Journal consists of academics and practitioners; thus it is suggested that all authors consider these diverse audiences into their writing. Authors of theoretical or highly empirical papers are encouraged to communicate practical implications of their studies, and authors of practice-oriented papers should clearly elaborate the theoretical approach they are using.

The topics that include in this journal are:

  • Urban mental health and well-being
  • Education and child development in urban society
  • Intergroup relation, acculturation, and identity formation in urban contexts
  • Urban social issues (ex: poverty, traffic, crime and violence)
  • Urban culture
  • Urban issues on employment and organizational behavior
  • Technology and urban society


 

Section Policies

Original Research Paper

present new empirical results contributing to theoretical, methodological, and/or applied advances (with a maximum length of 8,000 words, including references but excluding tables and figures). Articles longer than 8,000 words will be accepted on an occasional basis.

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Research Note

Similar to original articles but shorter in nature (with a maximum length of 3,000 words, including references but excluding tables and figures).

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Review Article

Summarize and integrate a clearly defined literature and make theoretical advances in this area (with a maximum length of 10,000 words, including references but excluding tables and figures). Articles longer than 10,000 words will be accepted on an occasional basis. Policy reviews fall in this category.

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Case Study

The article should present good descriptions of experiences from particular contexts that allow lessons to be learned. It need not be a successful case, lessons can be learnt from failure. An article containing a case study should address the following questions: what are the context variables that made it a success or a failure; how can we transfer lessons from this case elsewhere. Case studies should be under 6,000 words, including references but excluding tables and figures.

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Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscripts are first reviewed by an assigned editor. Every submitted manuscript which pass this step will be screened using iThenticate to identify any duplicated text or possible plagiarism before being sent to reviewers. This journal uses double-blind review process, involving in-country and international reviewers, to ensure the manuscript in review meets high quality standard. The acceptance criteria for all manuscripts submitted are the quality and originality of the research and its suitability with our readership. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board.

 

Publication Frequency

This journal is published twice a year on April and October. 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal is an open access journal which provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of all published articles without charging readers or their institutions for access. Readers have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles in Psychological Research on Urban Society.

 

Article Processing Charge

Every article submitted to Psychological Research on Urban Society will not have any 'Article Processing Charges'. This includes submitting, peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the articles.

 

Publication Ethics

Pscyhological Research on Urban Society (PRoUSt) is an open access peer-reviewed journal that follows the ethical guidelines of COPE's core practices on international scholarly publishing. PRoUSt adapts COPE’s core practices to meet high quality standard of ethics for publisher, editors, authors, and reviewers. As an essential issue, publication ethics needs to be explained clearly to improve the quality of the research worldwide. In this part, we explain the standard for editors, authors, and reviewers. In addition, publisher don’t have right to interfere with the integrity of the contents and only support to publish in timely manner.

Allegations of Misconduct

Allegations of misconduct may happen during pre-publication and post-publication processes. Research misconduct may take the forms of data falsification, data fabrication, plagiarism, undisclosed conflict of interest, and peer-review manipulation. 

In cases of allegations of misconduct, the Editorial Board will use the COPE’s guidelines in helping them addressing the misconduct fairly. A submitted manuscript suspected of misconduct will be rejected during pre-publication process. In the case where the manuscript has been published and being suspected of misconduct, a post-publication changes in the form of correction, retraction, or expression of concern linked to the original article will be published by the Editorial Board.

Duties of Authors (based on COPE’s core practices on international scholarly publishing)

Reporting Standards 

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access, Retention and Reproducibility

Authors might be asked to provide the raw data in connection with the manuscript for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. The authors are responsible for data reproducibility.

Originality and Plagiarism 

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication 

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources 

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship and Contributorship of the Article

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution on the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study, drafting or revising the article critically for important intellectual content, and final approval of the version to be published. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where others have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the manuscript and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and have agreed to its submission for publication. Order of authors should be a joint decision of the co-authors. Whenever possible, make these decisions before starting to write up the project. Some groups list authors alphabetically, sometimes with a note to explain that all authors made equal contributions to the study and the publication. If you do so, make sure it is clear to the editor in the cover letter. Change of authors order is not possible after the publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Work 

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work, the author should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Duties of Editors (based on COPE’s core practices on international scholarly publishing)

Publication Decisions

The editor of PRoUSt is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall be enforced not to conduct libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Complaints and Appeals

PRoUSt has a clear procedure for handling complaints against the journal, Editorial Staff, Editorial Board, or Publisher. The complaints will be clarified to the respective person concerning the claim. The scope of complaints includes anything related to the journal management (i.e., editorial process, found citation manipulation, unfair editor/reviewer, peer-review manipulation). The complaint cases will be processed according to the COPE guideline. The complaint cases should be sent by email to proust@ui.ac.id.

Fair play and Confidentiality

An editor evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

The editor and editorial staff are prohibited from disclosing any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers (based on COPE’s core practices on international scholarly publishing)

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer reviewer assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the manuscript.

Promptness 

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse him or herself from the review process.

Confidentiality and Standards of Objectivity

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources 

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that is derived from the previously reported observation or argument should be accompanied by relevant citations. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest 

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not handle 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 manuscripts.

Plagiarism Screening

At the initial screening upon submission, all manuscripts will be checked for similarity index using Ithenticate program. The maximum limit of similarity score is 20%, and the percentage of each similarity unit score should not reach more than 3%.

 

 

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