Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ALTRUISTIK : Journal of Counseling and Educational Psychology publishes original articles related to the following topics:

  • School Counseling
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Career Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling Theory Development
  • Professional Counseling Ethics
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Counseling Service Program
  • Educational Psychology
  • Guidance and Counseling Media and Technology
  • Education and Learning


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

This journal is published 2 (Two) Times a year

June and December


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.


Plagiarism Checking

The editorial board of Altruistic Journal recognizes that plagiarism is unacceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating certain actions (penalties) upon identifying plagiarism/similarities in articles submitted for publication in Altruistic Journal. Altruistic Journal will use Turnitin originality checking software as a tool to detect text similarity in article manuscripts and final version articles ready for publication. A maximum of 25% similarity is allowed for submitted papers. If we find more than 25% similarity index, the article will be returned to the author for correction and resubmission.


Plagiarism involves "the use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of other authors and their representation as one's own original work."

Articles must be original, unpublished, and not awaiting publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be clearly identified as distinct from the existing original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

Any text in excess of fair use standards (here defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, where possible, the original author and also requires identification of the source; for example, previous publications.

When plagiarism is identified, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for reviewing the paper and will approve action according to the level of plagiarism detected in the paper according to the following guidelines:


Level of Plagiarism

Minor Plagiarism

A small sentence or short paragraph from another paper is plagiarized without any important data or ideas taken from another paper or publication.

Penalty: A warning is given to the author and a request to amend the manuscript and properly cite the original source.

Intermediate Plagiarism

Important data, paragraphs, or sentences from an article are plagiarized without proper citation of the original source.

Penalty: The submitted article is automatically rejected.

High Plagiarism

Most articles are plagiarism involving many aspects such as reproducing original results (data, formulations, equations, laws, statements, etc.), ideas, and methods presented in other publications.

Penalties: The paper is automatically rejected and the author is prohibited from submitting further articles to the journal.


Reference Management

References to other publications should be in the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th Edition (APA 7th) style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency.

Use Reference Management such as Mendeley, Zetero, and EndNote to make article reference management easier.



Article Withdrawal

Papers published in Altruistic Journal will be considered for retraction in publication if:

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of errors (e.g. data fabrication) or honest mistakes (e.g. calculation errors or experimental errors).
  2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e. a case of over-publication)
  3. Articles resulting from plagiarism
  4. Articles reported as violating research and publication Ethics
  5. The retraction mechanism follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Retraction Guidelines which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf