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About us/Basic information
Publishing line and criteria of arbitration
Submission of a manuscript
Procedures of the publishing commission
Reproduction of other publications
The formal manuscript presentation script
Parts of the manuscript
Examples in the text body quotation
Quoting examples in the list of references
Etics and publication malpractice statement
Before sending your manuscript
Contact Address



About us/Basic information


Avaliação Psicológica is the official journal of the Instituto Brasileiro de Avaliação Psicológica (IBAP), a quarterly publication. This journal is a spreading vehicle of the ibero-american scientific production in psychological evaluation area. It publishes original papers, preferentially researches reports, but also literature review articles, technical norms and summaries of important books on the area and news. Articles should be submitted in portuguese, english or spanish. The editorial process involves blind review by pairs and, unless there are special numbers or thematic sessions, the articles publication will follow chronological order of final acceptation form. Abstracts and summaries can be freely spread by index services, after communicating the Editor.




Publishing line and criteria of arbitration


The Journal Avaliação Psicológica is a quarterly publication of original works: short theoretical reports, studies, critical literature revisions, technical notes, reviews, news in the area of Psychological Evaluation and revisions interdisciplinary topics also related to evaluation psychological.

Its objective is to divulge the advances of the theory, searches and practical in the area of the evaluation in Psychology, Education, Counseling, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources and others related disciplines. The publishing process aims to present to the scientific community a text that reflects a significant and actualize contribution.

The Publication Norms of the journal are based on the Manual Publication of the American Psychological Association - APA (2010, 6ª edition), which regards the style of the manuscript presentation and the inherent ethical aspects to the accomplishment of a scientific work.




Submission of a manuscript


The submissions must be directed to the Scielo Submission System ( All the steps must be followed, as requested in the system. You type a cover letter, indicating the originality of the text, he is not being subjected to any other national or international journal and Avaliação Psicológica passing copyright to the journal Avaliação Psicológica rights if the manuscript is approved. When dealing with research report, must be explicit tracking of ethical procedures in data collection and approval from the Ethics Committee. The letter should also contain the name of all authors, and their email signatures.




Procedures of the publishing commission


The publishing process of revision will only have beginning if the guiding of the manuscript obeys the previous conditions. Otherwise, an e-mail will be sent to the authors requesting the adequacy to the norms. Papers that are in accordance with the mentioned Norms and that they are considered as potentially published for Avaliação Psicológica will be directed for Consultants ad hoc, specialists in the area with minimum doctored (Ph.D.) degree. These consultants will be chosen by the Publisher among recognized ability researchers of in the area.

The authors identity of and its institutional affiliations will not be informed the ad hoc consultants, as well as the identity of the consultants will not also be informed the authors of the manuscripts. In case that a consultant has any impediment manifesting on some manuscript, must to return it, immediately, to the publisher. The manuscripts always will be examined by two consultants and in case of discrepancy between the analyses, one third analyze will be requested.

After analysis , the editorial board rejects, recommends changes or accept the manuscript for publication. On occasion, authors will receive the opinions regarding your article, the responsibility of the Editor and a ssociate editors.

The recommendation for publication associated to the suggestions does not imply, necessarily, the acceptance of the manuscript. The suggestions aim at, in general, to improve the clarity or the precision of the text. It is important that the authors understand that requests of modifications in a manuscript are common and routine in high quality periodical.

The suggestions of the consultants have the objective to improve the work to attend the requirements of the scientific community and the journal and they do not have to be considered as personal critics. The authors of manuscripts recommended for publication, but subject the modifications, must reformulate their work, aiming at the final acceptance. They should also highlight the text with red font color, modifications made . All the reformulated manuscripts must be followed by a letter commenting the modifications or justifying the ones that for instance were not obeyed.

The final decision on the publication of a manuscript will be always of the editorial team, which will appreciate the reviser judgment and will notify the decision to the authors, as quickly as possible, indicating the foreseen date, the volume and the journal's number in which the article will be published.

During the graphic editing process of the journal, the editorial team reserves the right to make small modifications in the authors' text, to speed the publication process. Before sending the manuscript for final impression, a PDF test will be send for the last authors' revision. In case the authors do not return it, indicating corrections, the manuscript will be published in agreement to the test.





  The Avaliação Psicológica journal possesses the copyrights of all the articles published by it. The total reproduction of the journal's articles in other publications, or for any other end, for any means, requires a written authorization of the publisher. Partial reproductions (summary, abstract, Resumen, more than 500 words of text, Tables, Figures and other illustrations) must have the written permission of the Editor and the authors. The authors agree to the spreading of the summary, abstract or Resumen for indexation services and similar, of the Journals criteria.  



Reproduction of other publications

  Citations (with more than 500 words), reproduction of one or more Figures, Tables or other illustrations must have written permission of the detainer of the copyrights of the original work for the specified reproduction in the Avaliação Psicológica. The permission must be addressed to the author of the submitted work. The rights secondarily gotten will not be transferred in any circumstance.  



The formal manuscript presentation script


The manuscripts of research reports, theoretical or review must have at least 18 and in the maximum 25 pages, in double space, with Times New Roman 12 source, including face sheet, Figures, Tables and References. Technical Notes must have a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 pages, as well as reviews. The manuscript should be submitted in a single file in Word.




Parts of the manuscript


1 Identified Face Sheet

Heading in Portuguese, English and Spanish (maximum of 12 words). The heading must be pertinent, clear and can be creative. It must inform to the reader the objective of the article. It does not have to include names of cities, countries, or other geographic information.

Shortened heading in the main language of the manuscript (maximum 8 words).

Name of each one of the authors.

Institutional affiliation of each one of the authors (to include only the name of the university and the city).

Footnotes with the full address of one of the authors for correspondence with the publisher (to include CEP, phone and email).

Footnotes with the authors thanks and information on institutional project support.

ATTENTION: As the revision of the manuscripts is blind to the identity of the authors, the identified Face Sheet must be the only page of the manuscript with the name and the addresses of the authors. It is responsibility of the authors to verify that there aren't elements capable to identify them in any other part of the article. The identified Face Sheet, obviously, will not be directed to the ad hoc consultants. The Avaliação Psicológica will not be hold responsible for authors' procedures which do not respect this norm.

2 Face Sheet without Identification

Complete Heading in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Shortened heading in the main language of the manuscript.

3 Summary

Summary in Portuguese, with 100 the 150 words. In case of research reports, the summary must briefly present the objectives, method, results and discussion of the study. The summary does not need, necessarily, to include information on the literature of the area and they do not have to be enclosed references. The objective must be clear, informing, appropriating, the problem and the hypotheses of the study. Only the most important results and the ones which respond to the objectives of the research must be mentioned in the summary.

Keywords- in Portuguese (at least 3 and in maximum 5, very small and separate by letters with point and comma). To use more adequate describers, consult the Thesaurus of APA, thus facilitating the future indexation of your work.

Abstract in English and Resumen in Spanish, which must be more than the translation of the Summary. The Avaliação Psicológica has as standard procedure to revise the Abstract and Resumen, reserving itself the right to correct them, if necessary. However, we recommend that the authors request to a bilingual colleague to revises the Abstract as well the Resumen, before submitting the manuscript. This is a very important item of its work, consequently it will be available in all the index adores of the journal.

Keywords (translation of the key- word in English);

Palabras-clave (translation of the key-word in Spanish).

4 The Text Body

This part of the manuscript must start in a new page. It isn't necessary to place the heading on this page. Do not initiate a new page to each sub-heading. Separate them using a blank line. When the manuscript were a research reports, the text will have to present the Face pages and Summaries, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion and References. These subs-heading must appear centered in the text, with only the first letter in capital, preceded and followed for a blank line.

The words Figures and Tables, which appear in the text, must, always, be written with the first letter in capital and must come followed by the respective number which they relate. Expressions as "the Table above" or "the Figure below" must not use because, in the editing process, its localization can be modified. The Norms do not include the denomination Pictures or Graphs, only Tables and Figures. The manuscripts in the other publishing categories must present headings and subs-heading according to the case.




Examples in the text body quotation


The examples below assist in the organization of your manuscript, but, certainly, do not drain the quotation possibilities in your work. Make use of the Manual Publication the American Psychological Association (2010, 6ª ed.) to verify the demanded norms make reference to other spreading vehicles that do not consist below in the list.

Multiple Authorship Texts

- Two authors: quote both two names whenever the article is related in the text, followed by the date of the study between parentheses.

- Three to five authors: quote all the authors in the first reference, followed by the date of the study between parentheses. From the second reference, use the last name of the first author followed by "et al." and the date, if it is the first citation in the paragraph

- Six or more authors: quote only the last name of the first author, followed by "et al." and the date. However, in the References section all authors' names must be related.

Old and Reedited Work quoting

Author (original publication date/consulted publication date).

Secondary quoting

It's about the quotation of an article argued in another consulted publication, not using the original one. For example: "Piaget (1932, quoted by Flavell, 1996)...". In the references section, quote only the consulted work (in the case, Flavell, 1996).




Quoting examples in the list of references


1 Scientific Journal Article

1.1 – article printed

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Article title. Title of Journal, volume(number), initial and final article pages.

Carvalho, R. G. G. (2012). Pessoas versus coisas: sobre as diferenças de gênero nos interesses profissionais. Revista Brasileira de Orientação Profissional, 13, 173-182.

1.2 – eletronic article with DOI

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Article title. Title of Journal, volume(number), initial and final article pages. doi: xxxxx

Vallacher, R. R., & Wegner, D. M. (1987). What do people think they're doing? Action identification and human behavior. Psychological Review, 94, 3–15. doi: 10.1037/0033-295X.94.1.3

1.3 – electronic article without DOI

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Article title. Title of Journal, volume(number), initial and final article pages. Recuperado de http://xxx

Shimada, M., & Melo-Silva, L. L. (2013). Interesses profissionais e papéis de gênero: Escolhas femininas no BBT-Br. Avaliação Psicológica, 12(2), 243-251. Recuperado de

1.4 - Scientific Journal Article in evaluation process (in press)

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (in press). Article title. Title of Journal.

Sampaio, M. I. C., & Peixoto, M. L. (no prelo). Periódicos brasileiros de psicologia indexados nas bases de dados LILACS e PsycInfo. Boletim de Psicologia.

1.5 - ahead of print

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year, day and month). Article title. Title of Journal. Ahead of print. doi: xxx

King, N. C. de O., Lima, E. P. de, Costa, S. E. G. da (2014, 25 de fevereiro). Produtividade sistêmica: conceitos e aplicações. Production Journal. Publicação eletrônica antecipada. doi: 10.1590/S0103-65132013005000006


2 - Books

2.1 – book in print

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Book title. City, State or Country: Publisher.

American Psychiatric Association (1994). Manual de diagnóstico e estatística dos distúrbios mentais. 4ª edição (DSM IV). Porto Alegre: Artes Médicas.

2.2 - Single Authorship Book

Byrne, B. M. (2001). Structural Equation Modeling with AMOS: Basics Concepts, Applications, and Programming. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

2.3 – Book Organized by a Publisher

Sabadini, A. A. Z. P., Sampaio, M. I. C., & Koller, S. H. (Orgs.). (2009). Publicar em psicologia: um enfoque para a revista científica. São Paulo, SP: Associação dos Editores Científicos de Psicologia.

2.4 – Book Chapter

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xx-xx). City, State/Country: Publisher .

Costa, E. R.,& Boruchovitch, E. (2006). A Autoeficácia e a motivação para aprender: considerações para o desempenho escolar do aluno. EmR. G. Azzi & S. A. J. Polydoro (Eds.), Autoeficácia em diferentes contextos. (pp.87-109). São Paulo: Alínea.

2.5 - Book Translated to Portuguese

Bardin, L. (1979). Análise de conteúdo (L. A. Reto & A. Pinheiro, Trad.). São Paulo: Edições 70/Livraria Martins Fontes. (Original publicado em 1977).


3 – Academic work

3.1 – print

Author, A. A. (Year). Title (Doctoral thesis or Master´s dissertation). Instituition, Location.

Lima, L. B. V. (2012). Depressão infantil, compreensão de leitura e escrita: um estudo com crianças do ensino fundamental (Dissertação de mestrado). Universidade São Francisco, Itatiba S.P.

3.2 – formato eletrônico – disponível em sites institucuinais

Author, A. A. (Year). Title (Doctoral thesis or Master´s dissertation). Instituition, Location. Retrieved of

Lima, T. H. (2011). Cloze e escala de avaliação de estratégias de aprendizagem: evidências de validade (Dissertação de mestrado, Universidade São Francisco, Itatiba, S.P.) Recuperado de

3.3 - Work Presented at Congress, but Not-Publish

Hutz, C. S. (2000, Agosto). Applying Psycological theory to develop effective community based interventions. Trabalho apresentado no Simpósio "Developmental Psychology in Brazil: Research Trends and Applications"; na XVI ISSBD Biennial Meeting. Beijing, China.

3.4 - Work Presented at Congress with Summary Published in Annals

Custódio, E. M. (2000). Avaliação psicológica no contexto da saúde: perspectivas atuais. Em Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Psicologia (Eds.), Anais, VIII Simpósio de Pesquisa e Intercâmbio Científico (p. 170). Serra Negra, SP: ANPEPP.

3.5 – old book reissued

Bronfenbrenner, U. (1996). A ecologia do desenvolvimento humano: experimentos naturais e planejados. Porto Alegre: Artes Médicas. (Original publicado em 1979)

4 – Podcast

Author, A., & Author B. (Year, day and month). Title [Audio podcast]. Retrieved of

5 - Web Site ou Homepage

To cite Web Site Homepage or in full, include the address of the same text, preferably between commas or parentheses and italics. No need to list it in the References. For example: (



Etics and publication malpractice statement


The journal Avaliação Psicológica is committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical publication and takes all possible steps against any malpractices in the publication process. We assume that the principles recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE ( should guide the behavior patterns of all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the magazine's editors and board members of editorial board. For the authors, besides the conditions included in the submission process is required:

Ethical issues related to research involving human subjects are the sole responsibility of the authors

All papers resulting from research or experience reports involving human subjects will have their publication subject to compliance with ethical principles, which should be clearly described in the method of the article. They should indicate whether the procedures complied with the Declaration of Helsinki in constant (1975, revised 1983). The work of Brazilian authors should also indicate respect with Resolutions of the Conselho Nacional de Saúde n. 466, de 12/12/12 an the Comitê de Ética em pesquisa pelo qual foi aprovado.



Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The articles should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors are included on the article, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and have agreed to its submission to the Journal for its publication.

Significant errors in published papers

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his own published work, it is his duty to immediately inform the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to be made a retraction or correction of the article.

Other ethical procedures published:

Fair play

The editor and reviewers evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, nationality, or political thought of the authors.


Any papers received for analysis should be treated as confidential documents. They should not be shown or discussed with third parties except as authorized by the editor of the journal Avaliação Psicológica.

Standards of objectivity

The opinions of the reviewers will be conducted objectively. Critical personal to the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Credit sources

Reviewers should identify any relevant work, already published, that has not been mentioned by the authors. Any statement that an observation or argument has already been published must be accompanied by appropriate citation. The reviewer should also call the attention of the publisher for any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript in question and any other article that has personal knowledge.


Any deviations above rules should be reported directly to the editor, which is committed to provide quick resolutions to any such problem.

Corrections and Retraction

When there are errors in published articles due to trouble during the editorial process, there will be the publication of a correction or erratum on part of the work. The corrections will appear on a numbered page, listed in the Table of Contents. If substantial doubt arises about the honesty or integrity of work, either submitted or published, it is the editor's responsibility to ensure that the question is appropriately pursued, usually by the authors' sponsoring institution. After the final decision, if a fraudulent paper has been published, the journal will publish a retraction. As an alternative to retraction, the editor may choose to publish a spontaneous rectification or an expression of concern or about aspects of the conduct integrity of the work.



Before sending your manuscript


Make a careful revision of the text with regard the Portuguese and to the typing.

Requests to a bilingual colleague to revises the Abstract and the Resumen.

Revise the text carefully, related to the publication norms of the journal.

Requests an area colleague to makes a previous appreciation of your manuscript to guarantee the quality and to turn the publishing into a more agile process. Verify, then, the following item.




Contact Address


Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos Santos
Revista Avaliação Psicológica
Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Psicologia
Universidade São Francisco
Rua Alexandre Rodrigues Barbosa, 45, Centro – 13251-900, Itatiba, SP.
Fones: + 55 11 4534-8040




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