Scope and policies
Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental (Latin American Journal of Fundamental Psychopathology) is the official organ of the University Association for Research in Fundamental Psychopathology (AUPPF), a scientific society that brings together doctorate professors at public and private universities in many places around the world.
This journal is dedicated to publishing original editorials, articles and reviews in psychopathology that take subjectivity into consideration. The journal also publishes rare, hard-to-find and often historically important texts, meant to serve as aids in future research. Special importance is given to unpublished articles and essays resulting from studies using the clinical method based on case studies with questions yet to be investigated are especially important for the journal.
The journal is directed by an editor and associate editors who are responsible for the various sections. The Editorial Board and the Scientific Board also play important roles related to the journal.
The Editorial in each issue is signed by the editor or by a person invited by him. Texts for editorials may also be submitted by persons with recognized knowledge of the theme being presented.
The Articles section is under the responsibility of the editor, and includes only as yet unpublished articles, in either Portuguese, English, Spanish or French.
The Mental Health section presents unpublished articles on this theme from different countries.
Observing Medicine includes unpublished articles and/or essays that discuss the most recent trends in the field of medicine.
Classics of Psychopathology consists of unpublished articles and essays on clinical and descriptive psychopathology from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Medicine of the Soul section presents unpublished articles and essays from the Ancient World and up until the 18th century on medical practices and reflections on questions that were relevant before the rise of modern medicine.
History of Psychiatry consists of unpublished articles and essays on the theme of each issue.
“Literary Movements” is comprised of original articles examining psychopathological aspects of literary works.“First Steps” publishes articles written by beginners, undergraduate students with scientific initiation scholarships. It aims to stimulate the scientific mind, creativity and authorship in future scholars.
Review by outside consultants:
Form and preparation of manuscripts
supervisors or persons responsible for writing parts of the article are considered co-authors.
All contributors, such as readers of early versions and sources of information, and techniques, should receive specific recognition in a note at the end of each article.
The contents of material submitted for publication in Revista Latinoamericana must not have been published elsewhere previously or be in the process of evaluation by any other publication. If the text is accepted for publication in Revista Latinoamericana, it may not be subsequently be submitted for publication elsewhere without the express written approval of the editor of Revista Latinoamericana. All concepts and declarations contained in the text are the sole responsibility of the authors.
7.2) Ethical aspects
In the letter the authors must mention any possible conflicts of interest (professional, financial, or direct or indirect benefits) that could possibly influence the results of the research. Authors must also disclose all the sources of financing involved in the work and guarantee that the privacy and anonymity of the persons involved have been respected.
When publishing scientific articles, Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamentalobserves the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition format. Articles, including tables and references, must be in Times New Roman 12 format, in double space, on a single side of the paper, and all pages, including the title page, must be numbered. Maximum length is 15 pages with 2100 characters each.
Articles must not contain over 30,000 characters with spaces.
Book reviews must be limited to a maximum of 4,200 characters with spaces.
The first page must show: a) a full but concise title of the article, describing the topic treated (superfluous words should be omitted). The title to the article must be provided in English, German, French and Spanish; b) Names of the authors (names will be published as sent); c) Academic titles and indication of the institution to which each author is affiliated, with respective full address; d) Name of the research group and institution where the work was carried out; e) Information regarding any funding for the research, including the supporting agency; f) If the article was based on an academic dissertation or thesis, the title, year and institution where it was defended must be identified; g) If the contents were presented at a scientific gathering, the name, location and date of the event must be indicated.
11) Structure of the text
11.9) Papers presented at congresses
11.10) Article in periodical in electronic format
Abbreviations should be indicated in the text when they first appear. After that, they should be used without repeating the full name.
Submission of manuscripts
Procedures for processing manuscripts:
shown on it should be explicitly treated in your opinion.
Dr. Manoel Tosta Berlinck
Guideline for evaluators' opinions
3.1. Does the abstract precisely and sufficiently reflect the article's contents?
4. Keywords: Are the keywords appropriate to the text and are they four in number?
5. Pertinence: Is the topic treated in the article pertinent for publication in the journal?
6.5. If the text is clinical, are there clear and precise references to the singularity of the case in terms of the way each patient is received and treated, according to a set of unique particularities and contingencies that govern her or his life?
6.5.1. If the text is clinical, is the account of the fragment of a case used as the grounds for the metapsychological arguments?
7. Language: Does the article comply with the requirements of 1) objectivity, 2) style, 3) conciseness and 4) correctness of language that appropriately represents the author's thinking?
8. Logical sequence: Does the article have a logic sequence: 1) identification, 2) description, 3) argumentation, and 4) conclusion, which adequately represent the author's thinking?
13. Ethical aspects:
14. Compliance with form: Is the text in accord with the journal's "Instructions for Authors"?
15. Originality: does the text represent any original contribution or is it a repetition of what has already been published?( ) original contribution ( ) repetition of material already published
16. Final position:
If you think that this article should not be published as is, please indicate changes that would make it publishable.
CHECKLIST FOR AUTHORS TO SEE THAT ALL NORMS HAVE BEEN COMPLIED WITH
Please verify that your evaluation contains the following, in this order:
Personalized cover sheet (see Item 6)
Abstract (see Item 7)
Preparing files for electronic publication
When sending the revised version to the journal
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