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
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The Latin American Journal of Fundamental Psychopathology is a four-monthly official vehicle of the University Association of Research in Fundamental Psychopathology; its purpose is to disseminate scientific works that may contribute to the advancement of knowledge about the treatment and prevention of psychic suffering (pathos). The journal gives priority to the publication of articles and essays resulting from research using the clinical method, that is, based on clinical cases presenting obscure and enigmatic aspects.
2 Peer Review Process
In the article peer review process for publication, the originality, the relevance of the theme and the quality of the scientific methodology used in the article will be evaluated, in addition to the editorial norms adopted by the journal. Articles about analysis of books or movie characters will not be accepted. Undergraduate, masters or doctoral students may submit their articles for publication, giving preference to those written in co-authorship with their advisors.
3 Originality of the Material
The content of the material sent for publication in the Latin American Journal of Fundamental Psychopathology should not have been previously published nor submitted for publication elsewhere. To be published in other publications, even partially, manuscripts require written approval from the Responsible Editor. The concepts and statements contained in the work are the sole responsibility of the authors.
4 Order of authorship
All contributors - readers of draft versions, sources of information and statisticians - should receive explicit acknowledgment in note at the end of the article.
6 Submission of the Manuscript
The manuscript may be written in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.
6.4 Authors and Institutions
6.5 Cover Letter
6.6 Files Submission
6.6.1 Title page
6.6.2 Main document
Abstracts: Six abstracts with the same content, in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, German and Chinese (Mandarin) should be presented. Abstracts should identify objectives, procedures and conclusions of the work and should be written very carefully, as they guide the reader to decide whether to read the article or not. Abstracts should contain a maximum of seven lines or 490 characters with space, and be clear and precise, revealing the general content of the article and the main conclusions. The abstract is an independent text of the article. It should be written at the end, after the final version of the article is done.
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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