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Author Guidelines for Psyecology


Fundación Infancia y Aprendizaje encourages authors to read carefully the journal’s guidelines before submitting their manuscripts: publication is speeded by care in preparation!

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.

The FIA production department and/or the journal’s Editorial Assistant shall adapt the text and section headings to fit current FIA style.

More information on scholarly authorship, rights and liabilities of authors, discounts, certificates, and other related matters in the Authors section.

Aims and Scope

Psyecology is a four-monthly bilingual journal in English and Spanish for the publication of multidisciplinary papers in the field of Environmental Psychology. Subjects of interest for Psyecology include environmental representation and cognition, environment assessment and intervention, quality of life and environment, environmental participation and education, ecological behaviour, cognitive maps, place attachment, symbolic space and social identity processes, environmental attitudes and beliefs, space design, institutional and working environments, health and environment, environmental stress, noise, crowding, dangerous environments and fear of crime, risk perception, psychosocial aspects of environmental impact, conservation and management of natural resources, landscape perception, research methods specific of the aforementioned fields, and ultimately, all research focused on the relation between human activity and the environment.


Psyecology will be of interest to researchers from a wide number of disciplines focused on the interaction between people and the environment, such as psychology, education, biology, environmental sciences, architecture, design, sociology, anthropology, political science, geography, history, urban planning, etcetera.

Manuscripts admitted

Manuscripts admitted for publication include empirical investigations and intervention experiences whose principal subject is the interaction between people and their environment, and all aspects involved in this relationship: psychological processes, individual and social activity, and cultural mediation. Theoretical reviews will also be considered for publication in terms of their originality and current relevance.

The journal admits manuscripts written in English and Spanish; all accepted papers are translated and published in bilingual version (English and Spanish). 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 and previously unpublished (whether entirely or in part), must not be in press, and must not have been submitted for review to any other journal; all of the above regardless of language of publication and publishing medium. Manuscripts are screened using the plagiarism detection system provided by CrossCheck.


Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts must be sent via email to:

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The whole document must not exceed 20 pages or 5000 words, including notes, references, and all other elements.


1) All manuscripts must be typed and double spaced on a DIN-A4 paper format, and sent by email. Text must be sent in one document and Figures, Tables and notes in another document. The preferred word processing format is Microsoft Word® or other compatible formats; in all cases the name and version of the application must be indicated.

2) Authors must avoid any information or hint that may give away their identity; the wording of the text must always preserve the authors’ anonymity: expressions such as “as we said in our previous work”, personal acknowledgments, in-text self-citations, etc. must be avoided, and all information about authorship, including personal acknowledgements and institutional affiliation, should be confined to a removable front page (see 5, 6, and 7), ensuring that only the manuscript title appears on the first page.

3) The same style (normal) and font size must be used throughout the whole document, preferably Times font, size 12.

4) Only one Table or Figure must be presented per page, all of them must be presented in their definitive layout and be ordered sequentially; the preferred position for each must be indicated within the text. If there are photographs or similar figures to be included, they must have enough quality and resolution for their correct reproduction. All text complements must fall into the Table or Figure categories.

5) The article title and running head in both Spanish and English must be included in a separate sheet. In another sheet, the title, first name and last name of the authors must be indicated (only one last name; if the author would rather include another last name it must be preceded by a hyphen: López-Amor; this rule also applies for compound first names: María-José), along with the center or institution and the full address, including email, of all authors. This sheet must have the running head as header and the page number as footnote all throughout the text. Authors must try not to include clues or hints that may reveal their identity.

6) At the beginning of the article an abstract (100-150 words) must be included, along with the keywords. This abstract must be a summary of all the article and not only of its conclusions.

7) In the next pages the text of the manuscript must be included, heeding as a general orientation the following structure: Introduction (any or no title may be used for this section; it may de divided in subsections, each with their title or heading). Method (the main sections to be included here are: Participants, Instruments and/or Measures, Design, and Procedures). Results. Discussion. References.

8) Notes (to be avoided inasmuch as possible) must be included at the end of the text.

If any doubts arise or further explanations are needed about manuscript submission, authors may contact us by email at:


Bernardo Hernández (Editor)

Cristina Ruiz (Managing Editor)


Universidad de La Laguna

Facultad de Psicología

Campus de Guajara

38071 La Laguna (Tenerife)

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Manuscripts are first screened by the Editor, the Managing Editor and the Editorial Assitants in order to check if they fit the scope of the journal. If this report is positive, manuscripts are then screened for plagiarism using the CrossCheck system. Afterwards they are sent to an Associate Editor, who will send them for review to two or three representative referees. Authors will receive the comments of the reviewers, along with a letter from the Associate Editor and the Editor, informing them of the decision regarding their work. Submitted manuscripts will not be returned to the authors.

Final version

Upon acceptance, authors are requested to send an electronic file with the final version of the paper 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.

Visit this page to know more about your rights and liabilities as a FIA author.

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.

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