Author Guidelines for Estudios de Psicología
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Contributions in English should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. Contributions in Spanish should follow the Manual de publicaciones de la American Psychological Association, 3a edición.
More information on scholarly authorship, rights and liabilities of authors, discounts, certificates, and other related matters in the Authors section.
Aims and Scope
Estudios de Psicología's main goal is to provide a dialogue forum both between psychological sub-disciplines, and between psychology and other related disciplines. Its aim is to promote theoretical debate and relevant research work. The journal aims to promote research in the frontier of psychological knowledge: innovative researchers are especially welcome in this publication.
Estudios de Psicología also fosters approaches that delve deep into psychology's most relevant trends and developments. Thus, at least one of its three yearly issues will be devoted to monographic themes.
Researchers and graduate students working in psychology and related disciplines, and psychologists working in both applied fields and academia.
Theoretical and empirical works which mean an advance or innovation in any field in psychology or related sciences. Given the diverse nature of psychological research, the journal Estudios de Psicología accepts articles, both theoretical and empirical, varying in extension and style (between 1000 and 5000 words in length).
The journal is structured around four sections:
-Theoretical reviews or positioning articles. They may (1) provide points of view about the issues, problems or new developments in psychology in general, or about the relationships among its subdisciplines, or about new developments in the frontier of psychology, be it the creation of new subdisciplines or its relations with other disciplines; (2) review new advances in a field of psychological research that may be interesting to readers from other fields; (3) present a critical literature review regarding a given research problem or research methodology. These articles are not empirical or meta-analysis works.
-Research articles. They may present a new theory, new data, new methods, or any combination of these. They must be written so as to be intelligible to a relatively wide audience. Estudios de Psicología journal will prioritize publication of empirical studies that present data supporting new theories or findings advancing the frontier of psychological science. The journal does not focus in complete presentations of methods and data that could be of interest to more specialized research journals. The main criteria for article publication are its wide theoretical significance and its interdisciplinary interest.
-Brief research reports. They are expected to present empirical results coming from new investigations, and will be positively considered inasmuch as they represent innovations in either approach or method. Experimental results from recently completed doctoral theses are especially welcome. In general, brief research reports will undergo a quicker reviewing process than research articles.
-Research micro-reports and commentaries. Micro-reports: they may present empirical results from brief experiments of general interest. Commentaries: they may discuss issues of general interest to psychological science, or complement or criticize articles and reports previously published in Estudios de Psicología.
The journal publishes manuscripts in Spanish and English. A native speaker level of written expression is expected for all manuscripts in any of both languages.
Authors who wish to improve the use of English or Spanish in their manuscripts should consider using professional editing services. Visit the Authors section for links and information on these services.
Manuscripts must be original, unpublished and not currently under review elsewhere. Authors are asked to certify this in their covering letter (if not they will be asked to do so on acknowledgement of receipt).
Manuscripts are screened using the CrossCheck's plagiarism detection system.
Submission will be made online through the RECYT online platform (manuscripts are not to be sent by postal mail). Authors will be asked to sign up; once authors have registered they must simply follow carefully the instructions that appear on each screen for manuscript submission.
-Theoretical reviews or positioning articles: up to 5000 words*. An abstract of no more than 150 words (in Spanish and English), between 3 and 5 keywords in Spanish and English**, and a list of no more than 50 references must be included. A total of (at most) 6 figures and/or tables may be included.
-Research articles: up to 4000 words*. An abstract of no more than 150 words (in Spanish and English), between 3 and 5 keywords in Spanish and English**, and a list of no more than 40 references must be included. A total of (at most) 6 figures and/or tables may be included.
-Brief research reports: up to 2000 words*. An abstract of no more than 150 words (in Spanish and English), between 3 and 5 keywords in Spanish and English**, and a list of no more than 30 references must be included. A total of (at most) 2 figures and/or tables may be included.
-Research micro-reports: up to 1000 words*. Commentaries: up to 1000 words*. An abstract of no more than 150 words (in Spanish and English), and between 3 and 5 keywords in Spanish and English** must be included. Only one table or figure may be included, and the reference list will be limited to 5 references.
*Word count: including the main text, as well as notes, acknowledgments and appendices. Bibliographic references are not included.
**Keywords in English (and their equivalent in Spanish) must be included in the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms (11th Edition).
Manuscripts submitted must adhere rigorously to APA guidelines (3rd edition for Spanish or 6th edition for English). Manuscritps that do not meet this requirement will be returned to authors and will not be considered eligible for peer review.
Should any problem or question arise involving manuscript submission, the author may contact only via e-mail:
Ricardo Rosas, Editor
Estudios de Psicología
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Escuela de Psicología
Manuscripts are screened first by the Editor and the Editorial Assistants who will verify the editorial and formal requirements for publication. Manucripts are then screened for plagiarism using the CrossCheck system.
Within two weeks of reception, authors will be notified if manuscript has been (a) rejected or (b) accepted for reviewing.
After the first notification, the manuscript is sent to one of the journal’s Associate Editors (the one most familiar with the subject being addressed), who in turn will send it to two or, exceptionally, three qualified experts in the specific field of research.
Within 90 days, authors will receive the referees’ comments and the Associate Editor’s report concerning the decision adopted regarding the work. Authors may check at any time the evaluation process' status through the RECYT management platform.
Upon acceptance, the author is asked to send the final version of the article (in both word and pdf format) and attend to the Editor’s formal requirements.
Proofs are sent to the designated author for revision, under no circumstance is it possible to include new text or material or make corrections of style at proof stage. These should be returned to the journal within seven days of receipt.
Authors receive a copyright agreement that they must return to FIA signed, establishing the terms under which they surrender the copyright to FIA for their defence and protection.
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The author receives two copies of the journal and a pdf file of the article. They are entitled to a 50% discount on printed copies of the issue in which the paper is published (subject to availability).
Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for reproducing illustrations, tables, figures taken from other authors and/or source. Permission must be placed at the foot of each figure.