The journal Paidéia is affiliated with the Graduate Program in Psychology at the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto School of Philosophy, Sciences and Languages. Issued since 1991, it published original research in Psychology every four months. The authors are solely responsible for the papers published, whose opinions and judgments do not necessarily reflect those of the Editorial Board.
Publication types accepted by Paidéia
Paidéia strongly discourages multiple manuscripts on the same research.
Editorial board review
The editorial review process only starts if the submitted manuscript strictly complies with the conditions published in the Publication Guidelines. If this is not the case, the submitted manuscript will be refused and filed. If a manuscript fits into one of the publication categories specified above, it will be submitted to pre-analysis by the Editorial Board. After checking for compliance with all Publication Guidelines, it will be forwarded for review by ad hoc consultants, presupposing that: (a) it has not been published elsewhere or is not under other editors analysis, (b) manuscripts with similar contents should not have been published or be under any other editor’s analysis, (c) all listed authors approved its submission to Paidéia for publication; (d) any person mentioned as a source of personal communication previously approved his/her citation through the signing of a written document.
The editorial process of Paidéia is based on double blind peer review, which means that the authors and ad hoc reviewers’ identities are not revealed. The process starts when the manuscript is submitted to Paidéia, followed by a confirmation receipt from the journal Secretariat. First, the Editorial Board analyzes the original, based on the following criteria: (a) contents in accordance with the journal’s thematic line; (b) originality, relevance of the theme and quality of the scientific method used; (c) compliance with the editorial standards the journal adopts.
The result of this pre-analysis phase can be: (a) the manuscript returns to the authors for modifications, in case formal requirements are not complied with; (b) rejection or (c) continuation of the review process if the manuscript complies with the above criteria.
Next, the Editorial Board will analyze the submitted papers, supported by ad hoc reviewers of renowned competence in the specific knowledge area. The abstract is used to consult the reviewers. In general, between three and five researchers are invited to issue their expert opinion. In case an invited reviewer meets any impediment to pronounce him/herself on the manuscript (professional or financial conflict of interests, direct and indirect benefits), the Editorial Board should be informed. The first review round starts with the forwarding of the full manuscript to those reviewers who accepted the invitation. At least two reviewers assessed each manuscript. The analysis will be based on the assessment instrument the journal adopts. After an accurate analysis of the submitted manuscript, the reviewers suggest rejection or recommend publication – which can be conditioned to recommended changes. Each reviewer issues an opinion on a standard form and finishes with his/her judgment, marking one out of five alternatives below, three of which refer to possible acceptance and two to rejection.
In conditions for acceptance: Excellent; Good, with some shortages; Good, but needs a broad review.
No conditions for acceptance: Needs extensive reformulation for resubmission; Rejected for publication.
Acceptance of the submitted manuscript can be conditioned to modifications that aim to improve the text’s clarity or precision. The authors will receive the full versions of the reviewers’ opinions. The Editorial Board can further comment on the manuscript and inform this to the authors. Manuscripts recommended for publication but subject to modifications should be reformulated with a view to final acceptance. The reformulated version should be returned within 30 days, together with a letter from the authors to the Editorial Board, submitted in an additional document, listing the changes that were made based on the criticism/suggestions in the reviewers’ opinions, and justifying any suggestions that were not accepted. If the authors do not forward the revised manuscript and response letter within this deadline, the editorial process will be terminated, in any phase of the submission process.
The Editorial Board will assess the response letter with the justifications, the reformulated manuscript and the Editorial Board’s opinion on the original version. If necessary, these documents can also be forwarded to the ad hoc consultants, who will assess the reformulations in line with the opinions issued, also assessing consistencies in the authors’ arguments. After this analysis, it is the responsibility of the Board to judge whether the manuscript can be published or requires further changes, or if it will be rejected. If the Editorial Board decides that the manuscript needs further changes, a new reformulation will be requested, following the process described above. Manuscripts can be submitted to two reformulations at most.
If the manuscript displays conditions for acceptance, the Editorial Board will submit the opinions and text to a final analysis, looking for any further changes needed. If approved, the manuscript will be forwarded for the final standardization procedures with a view to publication. It should be clarified that, based on the opinions issued, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for making the final judgment on the manuscript’s acceptance or refusal. The authors will be informed of this decision.
In specific situations (inconsistent opinions, ethical issues, ambivalent judgment, among others), the reformulated version of the manuscript can also be forwarded to a third ad hoc reviewer. In this analysis, the reviewer can reject the manuscript, suggest further changes (s)he may find necessary or accept the reformulated version. The Editorial Board will analyze the opinions to decide on whether or not to recommend publication.
The approved manuscript will be forwarded for bibliographic review by the journal’s librarian, followed by standardization by the Editorial and Technical Team of Paidéia, with a view to final formal corrections. Small modifications in the text writing/structure can be made, upon the Board’s decision. After these procedures, the approved manuscripts are forwarded for design. The composition of the papers approved for publication in each journal issue is based on the diversification of authorship per geographical region and institution, which implies that acceptance of the manuscript is not conditioned to its immediate publication. PDF files are forwarded to the librarian team for indexation and to a specialized professional to prepare the texts in the SciELO method. The final phase involves the distribution of print copies to authors, indexers, libraries linked with the Brazilian Network of Psychology Libraries (ReBAP), the editorial board and ad hoc consultants. Each author of a published paper will receive a copy of the issue in which his/her study was published. In the final issue of each journal volume, the list of ad hoc consultants who cooperated with the assessment of manuscripts in that year will be published.
The Editorial Board authorizes free access to and distribution of published contentes, provided that the source is cited, that is, granding credit to the authors and Paidéia and preserving the full text. The author is allowed to place the final version (postprint / editor’s PDF) in an institutional/thematic repositor or personal page (site, blog), immediately after publication, provided that it is available for open access and comes without any embargo period. Full reference should be made to the first publication in Paidéia. Access to the paper should at least be aligned with the access the journal offers.
As a legal entity, the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto School of Philosophy, Sciences and Languages owns and holds the copyright deriving from the publication. To use the papers, Paidéia adopts the Creative Commons Licence, CC BY-NC non-commercial attribution. This licence permits access, download, print, share, reuse and distribution of papers, provided that this is for non-commercial use and that the source is cited, giving due authorship credit to Paidéia. In these cases, neither authors nor editors need any permission.
When deriving from research involving human beings, manuscripts need IRB approval, in compliance with the guidelines and standards of the Brazilian National Health Council Resolution 196/96 – Ministry of Health. Authors should attach the digital copy of the IRB declaration of approval, according to instructions displayed further ahead.
Reproduction of other publications
Citations of more than 500 words, reproductions of one or more figures, tables or other illustrions should be accompanied by written permission from the copyright owner of the original work with a view to reproduction in Paidéia. This permission has to be addressed to the author of the submitted manuscript. Secondarily obtained rights will not be transferred under any circumstance.
The attribution of authorship is based on the substantial contribution of each person listed as an author, concerning the conception and planning of the research project, data collection or analysis and interpretation, writing and critical review. The indication of the authors’ names, immediately below the article title, is limited to six. Further collaborators should be listed under acknowledgements.
General orientations for submission
Manuscripts have to be submitted through the electronic publication process management system available at http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/paideia. The Editorial Board will not consider manuscripts that are forwarded by common mail, fax, e-mail or any other form than online submissions.
When submitting, the authors should attach the following files in the system (in the specific field):
Manuscripts submitted onle received a numerical identification protocol.
Paidéia fully adopts the publication standards of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2010). It is important to observe some steps before submitting the manuscript: (1) carefully revise the text for grammatical correction, typos and bibliographic errors, also considering the items included in the submission; (2) check whether all requisites of the Publication Guidelines were complied with.
When submitting online, the manuscript should be submitted to Paidéia in one of the following languages: Portuguese, English or Spanish. Texts should be formatted as follows: double lining (distance of 1 cm between lines), in font Times New Roman, size 12, across the text, especting the page limit. The manuscript should be number as from the title page, which will receive page number 1. The A4 format should be adopted, with 2.5cm margins (upper, lower, left and right) and indentation of the first line of the paragraph: tab = 1.25cm.
The presentation of the papers has to follow a specific order, considering:
Examples of citations in the body of the manuscript
Citation of papers with multiple authors
Citation of papers based on a secondary source
The paper uses a reference that discusses another reference, without having fully read the original one (e.g. Flavell’s study, cited by Shore, 1982). This kind of citation should be avoided and limited to specific cases, which should be informed and justified to the editor in a separate message. In the text, the following citation format should be used:
In the References, inform the secondary source (in that case, Shore), using the appropriate format.
Citation of re-edited century-old publication
Author (date of original publication / date of consulted edition), as in Franco (1790/1946).
Citation of private communication
This type of citation should be avoided, as it does not provide information obtained through traditional methods. If unavoidable, it can appear in the text, but not in the References.
Orientations for bibliographic references
References should be arranged according to the following general rules. Papers by a single author and the same authors are ordered per publication year, from older to newer publications. Single-author precede multiple-author publications if the surname is the same. Papers in which the first author is the same but the co-authors differ are arranged by the co-authors surnames. Publications with the same multiple authorship are arranged per date, from the older to the newer. Papers with the same authorship and data are displayed alphabetically by the title, ignoring the first word if that is an article or pronoun, except when the title itself contains an indication of order; the year is immediately followed by lower-case letters. When repeated, the author’s name should not be replaced by a hyphen or other signs. The formatting of the bibliographic list should be appropriate for review and editing, with double lining and font 12. Each reference should be placed in a new paragraph, with an indentation of 5 spaces from the left margin on the second line. Carefully check the Publication Guidelines before preparing the references. The authors are fully responsible for the exactness of references. Below are examples of common reference types.
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