The Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental [Latin-American Journal for Fundamental Psychopathology - RLPF], first published in March 1998, is the official publication of the Associação Universitária de Pesquisa em Psicopatologia Fundamental [University Association for Research in Fundamental Psychopathology - AUPPF]. The AUPPF is a scientific society that brings together professors and researchers from public and private universities around the world. The journal is open access and peer-reviewed, published quarterly (with issues in March, June, September, and December of each year), and contains editorial, original articles, and book reviews on psychopathology.
Its abbreviated title is Rev. latinoam. psicopatol. fundam., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.
All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY-NC.
Associação Universitária de Pesquisa em Psicopatologia Fundamental
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Scope and policies of the journal
The scope of the Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental covers not only research related to the clinics of psychology, psychoanalysis, and psychiatry in the strict sense, but also subjectivity in its broader articulations with history, philosophy, social sciences, arts and culture in general. Furthermore, it publishes documents that constitute important historical sources, as well as interviews with authors in the field. Articles may be written in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English, and should contain titles, abstracts, and keywords in those four languages. Submitting an article to the journal implies that it has not been previously published and is not being considered for another publication. The journal adopts the double-blind peer review process. We use plagiarism detection tools to verify submitted articles, and we publish the authors' contributions according to CRediT -Contributor Roles Taxonomy.
The journal is managed by two editors-in-chief and by associate editors who are responsible for specific sections. It has also an Editorial and a Scientific Board with members of various national and international universities.
The "Editorial" is signed by the editors-in-chief or by a guest. It may also be submitted by experts in the subject matter.
“Interview” approaches current themes in psychopathology, and authors who have discussed them. Editors: Cristina Lindenmeyer-Saint Martin and Paulo Roberto Ceccarelli.
The “Articles” section, which only publishes original articles that may contribute to the advancement of knowledge in psychopathology, focusing on psychic suffering and subjectivity. Editors: Maria Lívia Tourinho Moretto, Nelson da Silva Jr, Paulo Antonio de Campos Beer e Rafael Alves Lima.
“Mental Health” publishes original articles on this theme from different countries. Editors: Erotildes Maria Leal and Ilka Franco Ferrari.
“Classics of Psychopathology” includes original articles and historical sources on psychopathology of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Editor: German Berrios.
“History of Psychiatry” publishes articles on psychiatric theory, practice, and institutions, in various historiographical perspectives. Editor: Ana Maria Galdini Raimundo Oda.
“History of Psychoanalysis” consists of original articles and essays on the subject. Editor: Cristiana Facchinetti, Mariano Ruperthuz Honorato and Pedro Felipe Neves de Muñoz
“Epistemology of Psychopathology” contains articles that discuss epistemological assumptions of the various currents of thought in the field of psychopathology. Editors: Mario Eduardo Costa Pereira and Caio Padovan
“Observing Psychiatry ” consists of critical and reflective articles on the categories that organize the clinical and institutional practices of contemporary psychiatry. Editors: Julio Verztman and Octávio Domond de Serpa Jr.
“Literature, Arts, Culture” contains articles that examine the interlocution of these topics with relevant aspects of psychopathology and subjectivity. Editor: Sonia Leite.
“Book Reviews” aims to disseminate and suggest new books, new translations or reissues of works in the field of psychopathology and its interfaces. Only critical reviews that provide new knowledge and go beyond a simple summary of a work will be accepted. Editor: Marta Regina de Leão D'Agord.
Psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, mental health workers in general, historians, philosophers, social scientists, and other interested parties.
From July 1, 2020, the RLPF will charge a fee for publishing articles, to assure the maintenance of the journal, due to the current restrictions on financial support from Brazilian public agencies for scientific journals. The amount of this fee is R$ 600.00 (six hundred reais) per approved article, and the authors must pay it after the article is accepted for publication when we will instruct them on how to make the payment. We will provide a declaration of payment of the fee. Requests for exemption from payment of the fee should be sent to the journal's editors, duly justified. Members of AUPPF who have already paid their annual membership fee will be exempt.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Manuscripts may be written in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English. Articles should be formatted using 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced ('.doc' or '.docx' files). Articles should not exceed 50,000 characters including spaces. Character count includes main text, notes, and references, and excludes abstracts and keywords.
Abstracts: Four (4) abstracts with the same content, in Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English should be presented. Abstracts should identify the objectives, procedures, and conclusions of the work. Abstracts should contain a maximum of 900 characters including spaces.
Keywords: There should be four (4) keywords provided in Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English.
Footnotes: These are non-bibliographical notes. Footnotes should be reduced to a minimum and be ordered by Arabic numerals appearing immediately after the text fragment to which the footnote refers.
References: References and citations should follow the American Psychological Association style - APA, in its last edition, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. See http://www.apastyle.org and appear at the end of the article, in alphabetical order by surname. Authors should make sure that the references cited in the text are included in the list of references with exact dates and correctly spelled authors' names. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Personal communications, unpublished or ongoing work may be cited when absolutely necessary, and should not be included in the list of references, only in the text or footnotes.
Submission of manuscripts
Articles should be submitted via the online system.
Peer Review Process: As soon as they have been received, the articles are evaluated by the editorial staff as to their suitability for the journal, to formal aspects, and to the editorial norms adopted. All articles accepted for evaluation are sent to peer reviewers, who are subject matter specialists and who support editorial decisions. In selecting articles for publication, the originality, the relevance of the theme, and the quality of the scientific methodology used are evaluated.
Online Submission Instructions
Following the instructions for online submission, files referring to the Title Page, Main Document and Cover Letter must be sent, as well as specific files with Figures and Tables, if any.
The title page should include:
Title. Describing the main subject of the manuscript, provided in Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English;
Authors. Names, academic qualification, and the indication of the institution to which each author is affiliated, with full address, e-mail and ORCID iDs;
Other information. This should include the name of the research group and institution where the work was performed; if funded, the entity that granted the funding; if based on an academic thesis, the title, year, and institution; if presented at a scientific meeting, the name of the event, place, and date.
Acknowledgments. Should be brief and directed only to people or institutions that have contributed substantially to the preparation of the paper.
The main document sent by the authors should remain anonymous in order to ensure a double-blind review. It should contain the abstracts and keywords in the languages requested and the full text of the article with bibliographical references.
All authors should sign the cover letter addressed to the editors-in-chief. The authors should indicate which section of the journal the work is intended for, and describe the specific contribution of each author. The authors may highlight other relevant information for the assessment of the article. Researchers submitting studies involving human participants must include the approval for human subjects research by an Institutional Review Board or equivalent Ethics Committee. The authors must disclose any conflict of interest that may have influenced the results of the research.
Tables should be submitted as separate files and should not be included in the main document.
Figures which were not produced electronically should be forwarded in photo quality not exceeding the dimensions 10x13cm. Figures with images should be saved in Adobe PhotoShop 6.0 or higher, in JPGE format. They should not be saved in BMP or compressed formats. When using a scanner to reproduce pictures, give resolutions of at least 500 DPI, in the Draw (drawing) or Gray Scale (photos) modes.
Figures should be submitted as separate files and should not be included in the main document.
Book Reviews: Book Reviews should be submitted to the section editor by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, and may be written in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English, and should have the title in Portuguese, Spanish and English. The first page of the manuscript should include information about the book reviewed (title, author, city, publishing company, date published, and number of pages) and the identification of the author, including institutional affiliation. The manuscript should contain a brief presentation of the content and structure, as well as a critical analysis of the book reviewed, and should have a concise bibliography. Manuscripts should not exceed 7,000 characters including spaces, and be formatted in 12 point size Times New Roman font, double-spaced.