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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

 


General Standars and Regulations

Publication Standards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Standars and Regulations

1. AIM
Ciencias Psicológicas is an indexed, peer reviewed Journal, published by Universidad Católica del Uruguay. It is the official academic publication of the Psychology Department, Universidad Católica del Uruguay. Ciencias Psicológicas Journal publishes research papers on psychology and related areas, as well as theoretical and methodological manuscripts in the field. Research lines, theoretical, and methodological approaches are in the line of fundamental academic principles.

2. STRUCTURE AND PERIODICITY
The Journal is composed of four sub-sections, one of which includes original research papers; one comprising communications and conferences; the third sub-section is on which newly released books and assessment techniques are presented by their authors or other notorious professionals in the field; and the fourth sub-section announces national and international academic events.
Ciencias Psicológicas is published in Spanish, also including tables of contents, abstracts, keywords, and documents on editorial guidelines, regulations, and policies in English.  In the cases in which author´s origin and / or institutional affiliation may possibly deserve the translation to a third language, the Editorial Council may endorse publishing manuscript’s title, abstract, and keywords translation. Moreover, the Editorial Council could consider the appropriateness of publishing a complete work in a language other than Spanish. If this should be the case, abstract in Spanish (official Journal´s language) and English should be also submitted.
Ciencias Psicológicas is published in paper format biannually. When considered suitable by the Editorial Council, additional extraordinary editions might take place. The Journal´s digital edition is accessible on SciELO Platform - opened access, and on EBSCO's Academic Source Premier – in full text in both cases. Furthermore, it may be accessed on the Journal´s web page: http: //cienciaspsicologicas.ucu.edu.uy – publications section. Ciencias Psicológicas is analyzed and indexed by Latindex and is an important resource for the Psychology Department, Universidad de Buenos Aires, as well as for several Ibero-American federations and associations.
   
3. REFEREE SYSTEM AND PUBLICATION GUIDELINES
Each manuscript submitted for publication shall be reviewed by at least two referees, on a double-blind basis. Referees shall be selected among the Editorial Council´s members and among national or international experts in the field of the paper to be reviewed. Each referee will be given a maximum term of 30 working days for review purposes. Some papers could require some form of revision. If the paper is not accepted, the original manuscript will be returned to the corresponding author.
The Journal shall provide guidelines comprising all main aspects to be considered by authors, organizing referee´s conclusions into three categories: Publication is recommended; Publication is recommended under special considerations and revisions; and Publication is not recommended – unfavorable evaluations require justification.
Manuscripts shall observe the Journal´s publication standards and guidelines. All works should follow the style guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), presented in brief and extended format on every published number and on the Journal´s web page, in compliance with author´s requests.
The Editorial Council may perhaps submit the work to a third referee in cases of incompatibility among the conclusions referred by the two original referees, or when a manuscript´s procedures, or originality were questioned. The latter does not exclude author´s responsibility for manuscript´s content.

4. PUBLICATION
The Editorial Council shall come to a decision regarding acceptance of manuscripts for publication, based on referee evaluation reports, and according to the Journal´s publication standards and guidelines. Once the paper is accepted, the Editorial Council will decide the volume and number of the Journal considered suitable for its publication, with the least possible delay.
Ciencias Psicológicas Journal shall notify the corresponding author once the manuscript is received, and inform him / her regarding subsequent review, revision, and acceptance process.

5. RESPONSIBILITY
The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Psychology Department, Universidad Católica del Uruguay; hence, it does not imply institutional ascription to a specified methodological approach. Opinions expressed by each author are their exclusive responsibility.

6 ON-LINE PUBLICATION
Authors hereby consent the inclusion of published manuscripts on Universidad Católica del Uruguay web page, as well as on public and / or restricted access national or international databases through which the Journal is accessed.

7. JOURNAL COPIES
Once edited on paper-based format, each author is entitled for a copy of the Journal´s corresponding volume and number, and shall receive an electronic (pdf) version of the manuscript of their authorship. The latter procedure shall be the inducement for their contribution.

8.  AGREEMENT ON STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS
Authors are required to send a signed letter of agreement on Journal standards and regulations along with their manuscripts. Prospective authors shall request the Journal's standard contract form to the Executive Secretariat.

9. ACADEMIC AND EDITORIAL BODIES
Ciencias Psicológicas Journal has a Chief Editor; Technical, and Redaction Secretariats; an Editorial Council; a national / international Editorial Board, and an Honor Editorial Board, composed of accomplished academic researchers and notorious professionals on each field approach.

10. PUBLICATION
Standards and regulations reported on here are available on the Journal web page – Universidad Católica del Uruguay home page - publications section. 

 


 

 

 Publication Standards

Ciencias Psicológicas Journal is an indexed, peer reviewed Journal, published by Universidad Católica del Uruguay.  Published biannually, its communications are written in spanish, and include abstracts in english.
The main emphasis of Ciencias Psicológicas is on original, unpublished research. Submissions are welcomed from authors in psychology, neurosciences and other psychology-related disciplines. A manuscript that is currently being considered by another publication may not be submitted for concurrent consideration by Ciencias Psicológicas.
All manuscripts should follow the style guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition (2010).
Manuscripts should be submitted as a single file in a standard document format type such as .doc, .txt, .rtf.
The first page of every submitted article should contain the title of the paper. It should be clear and accurate. The title should not exceed 40 characters (letters and spaces) and must include research variables. On the second page the name(s) followed by surname(s) with respective institution(s) and corresponding author(s). The third page should contain the full title of the paper in english when author(s) is(are) native spanish speaker(s). Title in spanish must be provided by authors whose  native language is english. On the fourth page keywords in spanish and english (3 to 5 words). On the fifth page an abstract in spanish of 100 to 150 words.On the sixth page an abstract in english of 100 to 150 words.
Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages typewritten on one side including tables, figures, graphics and references, on A4 format, one-and–a-half spaces, 3 cm margins, 12 point arial font. In case the author(s) consider these limits unduly restrictive, this must be communicated to the Editor with a strong foundation.
Manuscripts should preferentially use the following structure: introduction, instruments, methods, results, discussion, conclusions and references.
The place where tables, graphics and figures should be inserted must be indicated on the article’s body. These shall be placed at the end of the main text. Each table should be submitted on a separate sheet, identified by a corresponding number and be self-explanatory. Figures should not to exceed 21.5 x 28 cm. In the case of graphics the numbers, letters and figure captions should have an adequate size in order to be easily visualized after a possible reduction to a maximum width of 8.5 cm.
Examples of references:
Articles in Journals. When a work has three to five authors, cite all authors the first time the reference occurs. In subsequent citations, include only the surname of the first author followed by et al. When a work has six or more authors, cite only the surnames of the first author followed by et al. Example: Díaz, S., Méndez, K., Torres, R. (1979). Disfuncional Families. Family Psychology. Vol. 4: 9-4.
When a work has collective authorship. Example: National Institute of Mental Health (2003): Family perception of adolescents from 15 to 18 years old in spanish language countries, Montevideo: Uruguay.
When citing a Journal supplement. Example: López. S. (1998). Research about Depression. In Contemporary Psychology, 67 (supl.II):322-8.
Books and monographic works: authors, editors or compilers, book chapter.
Thesis. In case of unpublished Theses. Example: López, L. (1989). Parental expectations  about the role of psychologists in an educational institution in Montevideo.  Unpublished M.Sc Thesis, Universidad Católica del Uruguay Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga, Montevideo, Uruguay. In case of published dissertations. Example: López, L. (1989). Parental expectations about the role of psychologists in an educational institution in Montevideo. Doctoral Dissertation published in Medical Press. Montevideo, Uruguay.
An electronic version of the manuscript in .doc format should be submitted by email.
Author(s) should provide a full address, telephone number,  fax number and email address of the corresponding author.
All manuscripts should be submitted to:

Prof. Dra. Lilian R. Daset Carretto       
       Revista “Ciencias Psicológicas”           
       Facultad de Psicología               
       Universidad Católica del Uruguay       
       8 de octubre 2738, CP11600           
       Montevideo, Uruguay

Ciencias Psicológicas Journal shall notify the corresponding author once the manuscript is received and inform him whether or not the paper is likely to be accepted for publication. Some papers could require some form of revision. If the paper is not accepted, the original manuscript will be returned to the corresponding author.
Kindly consider papers shall be revised within approximately three months after submission. When  revisions are suggested, papers should be submitted back to the Editor within one month time.
Once the paper is accepted for publication, the Chief Editor will decide the volume and number of the Journal considered suitable for its publication, with the least possible delay.

 


 

 

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