ISSN 0870-8231
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ISSN 1646-6020
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Scope and policy


The journal Análise Psicológica, published continuously since 1977, is the first national periodical in this scientific field, specially welcoming research papers. The editorial board is composed of both domestic and foreign experts in different fields of psychological application. Análise Psicológica mainly publishes research articles and, exceptionally, revision or theoretical discussion works in the fields of Psychology.



Form and preparation of manuscripts


Instructions for Authors

All articles should follow the standards of the APA (American Psychological Association) regarding the presentation style of the manuscript and the ethical aspects of the scientific work.

The article should be prepared in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), not exceeding 25 pages (starting on page 1 with the Summary and including Figures, Tables, Appendixes and References).

Articles (Max 25 pages): high quality reports of original work based on thorough and systematic research. Both theoretical and review articles will be considered, although in a limited number, if presenting a critical and appropriate analysis of a wide range of works regarding subjects of interest for the development of psychology.

General guidelines

A. Pagination: A4 size (21 x 29,7 cm). The manuscript should not be longer than 25 pages from abstract to references, including tables, figures and appendices.

B. Font: Times New Roman, size 12, throughout the text, including references, footnotes, tables, etc.

C. Margins: 2,5 cm on all sides (top, bottom, left and right).

D. Spacing: double spacing throughout the manuscript, including the title page (not identifying the authors), Abstract, Text, References, Attachments, etc.

E. Text alignment: left.

F. Paragraph: 1,25 cm.

G. Page numbers: in the upper right corner, at the level of the first line on each page.

H. Header: the first two or three words of the title should appear indented 5 spaces to the left of the page number. The header will be used for identification of the manuscript during the submission process. When using MS Word, when you insert the header and the page numbers these elements will appear in all other pages.

I. Internet addresses: all "URL" addresses (internet links) in the text should be active.

J. Order of sections: Title page, unidentified; Abstract; Text; References; Appendices; Tables and Figures. Each element should start on a new page.

L. Sections

Unitentified title page: Maximum 15 words, capita first letter in capital, center-aligned.

Abstract with keywords: Paragraph with a maximum of 200 words, entitled "Summary", center-aligned on the first line after the header. At the end of the summary list at least 3, and up to 5, keywords (in capitals, separated by semicolons).

Text: The title of the manuscript is not required on this page. The sub-sections of the text should not begin on a new page. Their Headings should be aligned to the center, with the first letter of each word capitalized (e.g., "Results", "Methods" and "Discussion"). Sub-headings of sub-sections should be in italics with the first letter of each word capitalized (for example, the sub-headings of the sub-section "Methods", "Subject" or "Data Analysis") . The words "Figure", "Table", "Appendix" that appear in the text should have the first letter capitalized and then the number (Figures and Tables) or letter (Appendices) to which they relate. The suggested locations for insertion of figures and tables should be indicated in the text.

Submission Conditions

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with respect to all items listed below. Submissions that do not comply with the standards will be returned to the authors.

1. The contribution is original, unpublished and is not under review or for publication elsewhere. It will not be submitted to another journal while under review.

2. Files for submission are in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or RTF format (provided they do not exceed 2MB)

3. URLs for the references have been provided when available.

4. The text is double-spaced; using a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); tables and figures are at the end of the document.

5. The text adheres to the style and bibliographic requirements outlined in the About section of the journal.

6. Instructions available in Ensuring Blind Peer Review have been followed by the authors.

Privacy Policy

The names and addresses provided in this journal will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for other purposes or to third parties.



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