Scope and Policies of the Journal
The Latin-American Journal for Fundamental Psychopathology [Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental (RLPF)] is the official journal of the University Association for Research in Fundamental Psychopathology (AUPPF), a scientific society that brings together university professors from around the world.
The journal is dedicated to publishing original editorials, articles and book reviews in psychopathology that take subjectivity into account. It also publishes little-known texts that nonetheless constitute important and useful historical sources. Articles and essays resulting from research using the clinical method based on case studies with questions yet to be investigated are especially important for the journal.
The journal is managed by two editors-in-charge, by associate editors who are responsible for the specific sections, as well as by participating editorial and scientific boards.
The "Editorial" is signed by the editors-in-charge or a guest. It may also be submitted by experts in the subject matter. It shall provide scientific content that justifies its indexing, publishing and performance tracking and must include data of authorship, institutional affiliation, references, and contents that has the potential to be quoted.
The editors-in-charge are responsible for the “Articles” section, which only publishes original articles in Portuguese, English, Spanish or French.
The section on “Mental Health” publishes original articles on this theme from different countries.
“Observing Medicine” includes original articles and essays that discuss recent controversial trends in the field of medicine.
“Classics of Psychopathology” includes original articles and essays on clinical and descriptive psychopathology of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century.
“History of Psychiatry” consists of original articles and essays on the subject that are based on relevant historical sources.
“Observing Psychiatry ” consists of original articles on contradictory issues of that field.
“Literature, Psychopathology” contains articles that examine psychopathological aspects of literary works.
“First Steps” publishes articles by starting authors, undergraduate students and specialization course students. Aims to stimulate the scientific spirit, creativity and authorship.
“Book Reviews”. Only critical reviews will be accepted that provide new knowledge and go beyond the simple summary of a work.Evaluation by peer reviewers
All articles published are commented on by outside consultants. Whenever possible, the decision whether or not to accept an article for publication will be made within two months as of the date of its receipt. The evaluation of the article is sent to the authors, but the consultants themselves remain anonymous. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to introduce any changes needed to adapt the texts to the journal's editorial possibilities. For substantial changes, the authors will be consulted in advance.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
2) Selection of articles for publication
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.
5) Unpublished texts
6.1) Letter of presentation
6.2) Ethical aspects
Articles must not contain over 30,000 characters with spaces.
The first page must show: a) Concise and full title of the article describing the respective topic (superfluous words should be omitted). Reviews must contain the title in German, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese; b) Name of the authors. The names will be published exactly as they have been 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.
7.1) Footnotes: footnotes consist of very brief non-bibliographic notes places at the bottom of pages in numerical order and indicated by Arabic numbers, and should appear immediately after the segment of text to which they refer. Bibliographic notes must comply with the author-date system, including page numbers, and must appear in parentheses immediately following the point in the text to which each note refers.
10) Structure of the text
10.2) Articles in periodicals (single author)
10.3) Articles in periodicals (two authors)
10.4) Articles in periodicals (three or more authors)
10.5) Articles without author's name
10.7) Chapters of books
10.9) Papers presented at congresses
10.10) Article in periodical in electronic format
Other types of reference should follow the NBR 6023/2000 norms, available on the Internet at http://www.abnt.org.br
10.11) Ancient work, reedited at a later date
10.12) Institutional authorship
10.13) Personal communicationMay be a letter, an e-mail, a phone call, or a personal communication. Quote the text only; provide the initials and the surname of the author, and the date. Do not include into the references.
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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