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