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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and Policy

The articles need to be unpublished, and their originals subjected to examination by the Editorial Commission, which can consult advisors and elicit opinions based on their own criteria, always maintaining the authors' identity anonymous. They are then notified of the acceptance or not of their articles. The originals are not returned and minor modifications in the text may be made by the editorial commission. But any substantial modifications are remitted to the authors. The articles express their authors' opinions. The partial reproduction of the articles is permitted as long as you mention the source. In synthesis, the process of sending of articles to CFP is as follows: 1) Preliminary evaluation by the editorial commission; 2) Forwarding for recommendations/opinions; 3) The opinions are forwarded to the editorial commission for final decision; 4) The author is informed of the final decision: rejected, approved or reformulate (in this last case, there is a defined period of 30 days, after which the article will be not considered, if the author doesn't reformulate it); 5) Approved articles are forwarded for proofreading and modifications can be made in the text, maintaining the content; 6) After revision, they are forwarded for illustration composition. 7) Forwarded for text design and sent to the author for revision (48 hours are given); 8) Publication.

 

Form and  preparation of  manuscripts

III - Types of text to be published

1. Theoretic studies/ Essays - analyses of theoretically based themes and topics. Which lead to questions on existent behaviors and ways of thinking and to new elaborations (20 to 25 pages in double space);

2. Research reports - investigations based on empiric data, using quantitative and or qualitative methodology. In this case, it is necessary to include introduction, method, results, discussion and conclusions (20 to 25 pages in double space);

3. Reports on professional experience - of interest to the different psychological practices (15 to 20 pages in double space).

VI - References

The titles of books, newspapers, reports, theories and articles presented in Congresses should be put in italics.

1. Article in scientific journals

Gomide, P. I. C., Guimarães, A. M. A., & Meyer, P. (2003). Analysis of a case of extinction of family power. Psychology: Science and Profession, 23(4), 42-47.

When referring up to five authors, all of the authors' names are mentioned. In the case of references with six or more authors, the first six authors' last names are indicated and the seventh is abbreviated as well as subsequent ones using the Latin expression "et al".:

Carvalho Neto, M. B., Maestri, T. C., Tobias, G. K. S., Ribeiro, T. C., Coutinho, E. C. N. N., Miccione, M. M. et al. (2005). the jet of hot air as a punitive incentive in rattus norvegicus. Psychology: Theory and Research, 21(3), 335-339.

2. Books

Féres-Carneiro .T. (1983). Family: Diagnosis and therapy. Rio de Janeiro: Zahar.

Piaget, J. (2002). The construction of reality in children (3a ed., R. A. Vasques,). São Paulo: Ática.

3. Old re-edited articles with very subsequent dates

Franco, F. M. (1946). Treaty of boys' physical education. Rio de Janeiro: Act. (originally published in 1790)

4. Book chapter

Blough, D. S., & Blough, P. (1977). Animal psychophysics. In W. K. Honing & J. E. Staddon (Eds.), Handbook of operant behavior (pp. 514-539). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-hall.

Freud, S. (1977). Hysteria. In S. Freud, Brazilian standard Edition of Sigmund Freud's complete psychological works (J. Salomão, trad., Vol. 1, pp. 77-102). Rio de Janeiro: Imago. (Original published in 1888)

5. Institutional authorship

American Psychiatric Association. (1988). DSM-III-R, Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorder (3rd ed. rev.). Washington, DC: Author.

6. Technical report

Birney, A. J., & Hall, M. M. (1981). Early identification of children with written language disabilities (Report n. 81-1502). Washington, DC: National Educational Association.

7. Articles presented at events

Yamamoto, M. E. (2001). The use of the laboratory in the teaching of psychology in federal universities. In Summaries of Scientific Communications, XXXI Annual Meeting of Psychology (p. 19). Ribeirão Preto, SP: Brazilian society of Psychology.

8. Unpublished Articles presented at events

Haidt, J., Dias, M. G., & Koller, S. (1991). Disgust disrespect and culture: Moral judgment of victim violation in the USA and Brazil. Article presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Cross-cultural Research, Isla Verde, Puerto Rico.

9. Dissertations and Theories

Costa, L. (1989). the disintegrated family: interaction, competence and style. Case Study. Masters Degree Dissertation, Institute of Psychology, University of Brasília, Brasília, DF.

Melo, M. H. S. (2003). Children with interaction difficulties in the school atmosphere: a multifocal intervention. Doctorate Theory, Institute of Psychology, University of São Paulo, São Paulo.

10. Electronic Documents

Bernardes, A. G., & Guareschi, N. M. F. (2004). Mental Health Workers: Self care and subjectivity. Psychology USP, 15(3), 81-101. Recovered on October 6, 2007, of SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online): http://www.scielo.br/scielo /

11. Articles in the press

Amorim, A. M., & Peres, T. C. (in the press). Xml metadata in the production of magazines of the portal PEPSIC and relationship with base of data CIsis of the methodology SciELO. Psychology for Latin America [electronic Version]. Access: PePSIC (Electronic Newspapers in Psychology): http://www.bvs-psi.org.br /; http://www.psicolatina.org / The author's last reference respects the sequence of the order of the names.

In cases not foreseen in the items above, consult the manual edited by The American Psychological Association (APA, 2001) or the document "Citations in the Text (APA) " and "Normalization of References (APA) ", available on: <www.ip.usp.br/biblioteca/biblioteca_produtos.htm>.

 

Send of the manuscripts

II - Editorial orientations

The articles need to be unpublished, and their originals subjected to examination by the editorial commission, which can consult advisors and elicit opinions based on their own criteria, always maintaining the authors' identity anonymous. They are then notified of the acceptance or not of their articles. The originals are not returned and minor modifications in the text may be made by the editorial commission. But any substantial modifications are remitted to the authors. The articles express their authors' opinions. The partial reproduction of the articles is permitted as long as you mention the source. In synthesis, the process of sending of articles to CFP is as follows: 1) Preliminary evaluation by the editorial commission; 2) Forwarding for recommendations/opinions; 3) The opinions are forwarded to the editorial commission for final decision; 4) The author is informed of the final decision: rejected, approved or reformulate (in this last case, there is a defined period of 30 days, after which the article will be not considered, if the author doesn't reformulate it); 5) Approved articles are forwarded for proofreading and modifications can be made in the text, maintaining the content; 6) After revision, they are forwarded for illustration composition. 7) Forwarded for text design and sent to the author for revision (48 hours are given); 8) Publication.

 

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