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
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
3. REFEREE SYSTEM AND
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
8. AGREEMENT ON STANDARDS
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
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.
Standards and regulations reported on here are available on the Journal
web page – Universidad Católica del Uruguay home page -