Scope and Policy
Psychology: Science and Profession (PSP) it is a journal quarterly published by the Brazilian Federal Council of Psychology.
The journal publishes original manuscripts in Portuguese, English or Spanish, in the following categories: theoretical articles, research reports, case reports. Submitted manuscripts will be evaluated according to specific criteria focused on its social and scientific relevance to the production of knowledge in psychology.
The abbreviated title Psicol., Ciênc. Prof. must be used in bibliographies, footnotes, bibliographical references and strips.
Guide for authors
Submission of an article to PSP implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Regarding ethical aspects and the arrangement of the article, all manuscripts submissions should follow the conventions laid down in the Sixth Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 2010. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association 6th ed. Washington, DC). The information omitted in the following description implies that the APA orientation shall prevail.
Types of papers
1. Theoretical articles – theoretical papers discussing problems and topics, critically reviewing scientific advances and indicating the “state of the art” associated with it. It must be divided as following: abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion or final considerations and references. Papers should contain 20 to 25 pages (excluding the abstract and reference list);
2. Research reports - reports of original empirical studies likely to further our understanding of psychology. It should be based on “state of the art” and empirical evidence, backed by specific methodology and discussion. It must be divided as following: introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusion or final considerations. Papers should contain 20 to 25 pages (excluding the abstract and reference list);
3. Case reports – case reports of professional interventions that contribute in terms of social and scientific merit, aid to improve the psychological knowledge in different areas of psychology and demonstrates contribution to the professional practice. It must be divided as following: abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion or final considerations and references. Papers should contain 10 to 15 pages (excluding the abstract and reference list).
Papers must be unpublished and the original manuscript will be subjected to examination by the editorial board, which may appeal to the Advisory Board and/or to independent reviewers ad hoc, at its own discretion, with authors omitted identity.
Authors manuscript submission
Manuscripts should be submitted with the following specifications:
1) Cover Letter
Only manuscripts submitted to the Journal P: SP via SciELO Platform will be evaluated.
2) Title page
3) Online submission
Authors will be notified immediately after the manuscript is received and can follow the electronic publishing process, using his username and password. Manuscripts will have the editorial process iniciated after the registration of all authors in the journal site and their respective e-mails.
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