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unpublished research.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
All manuscripts should follow the style guidelines of the Publication
Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition
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
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
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:
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
Books and monographic works: authors, editors or compilers, book
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.
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
Universidad Católica del
8 de octubre 2738,
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.