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Procedures of the Publishing Commission
Ethical Aspects of the Editorial Process and Publication
Duties of Autores
Online Submissions
Guidelines Authors
Parts of the Manuscript
Contact Journal



Procedures of the Publishing Commission


The publishing process of revision will only have beginning if the guiding of the manuscript obeys the previous conditions presentated on the section “Submission Online”. 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: (1) rejects, (2) recommends changes or (3) 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 The manuscript should be submitted in a single file in Word.



Ethical Aspects of the Editorial Process and Publication


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.



Duties of Autores


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.

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 “procedures” topic, on section “Method” of the article. They should indicate whether the procedures complied with the Declaration of Helsinki in constant (2013). The work of Brazilian authors should also indicate respect with Resolutions of the National Health Council nº 510, of the April 7, 2016 and the Research Ethics Committee by which it was approved.

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.



Online Submissions


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*Guidelines to Submission*

The submissions must be directed to the Scielo Submission System Scielo Submission. All the steps must be followed, as requested in the system.

There are no costs for article submission processing. However, for manuscript submissions submitted as of November 22, 2018, upon acceptance, a fee will be charged for publication (R$ 500,00).

It is important to point out that this fee is intended to cover part of the costs of review, layout and making of your article, without the objective of any profit on the part of the journal.

Articles should be submitted in portuguese, english or spanish. he 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.



Guidelines Authors


Do you want the editorial more agile?

Ensuring the quality of your manuscript will facilitate the more agile editorial process. We recommend that authors verify compliance of the submission with respect to all items listed below:

  1. Make a careful revision of the text with regard the english and to the typing;
  2. Requests to a bilingual colleague to revises the Resumo and the Resumen;
  3. Revise the text carefully, related to the publication norms of the journal (see seccion: The Formal Manuscript Presentation Script);
  4. 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;
  5. Carefully follow the submission layout by the magazine available in the “The Formal Manuscript Script”;

Submissions that do not conform to the standards will be returned to the authors for correction. If there is no return, the manuscript that do not conform to the standards will be archived.

The submission letter, available below, must be inserted signed by the author responsible for the submission, save as PDF file, in the "Summary" section, selecting the "Add a supplementary file" option. The document can be downloaded from the link below:

Submission letters

The Formal Manuscript Presentation Script

The manuscript of Researches Reports, Short Comunication or Literature reviews articles must be a maximum 25 pages including Figures and Tables inside the manuscript text.

Short Comunications must be a maximum of 12 pages including Figures and Tables inside the manuscript text.

Technical Notes and summaries must be a maximum of 8 pages.

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.

Template for the research report and short communication

Template for review article



Parts of the Manuscript


To streamline desktop publishing services, use Microsoft Office Word and be economical in using commands. Use Times New Roman 12 font, double space and all margeins with 2,5cm must be used. Paragraphs should be 1.25cm back indentation. Do not use bold, "quotation marks", watermarks, or other text-editing features that can make text visually appealing. These features make publishing difficult. Words or expressions that should be emphasized in the printed text, for example, words in a foreign language should arrive at the edition already in italics, and this will be the only type of tap allowed in the texts. Remember, however, that the APA Handbook does not recommend use of graphic emphases and griffins, as these can distract the reader and disrupt the understanding of the text.


1. Identified Face Sheet

  1. 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.
  2. Shortened heading in the main language of the manuscript (maximum 8 words).
  3. Name of each one of the authors with respective institutional affiliation of each one of the authors (to include only the name of the university and the city, state and country).
  4. Notes about the authors (see section 1.1).
  5. Footnotes with the full address of one of the authors for correspondence with the publisher (to include CEP, phone and email).
  6. Footnotes with the authors thanks and information on institutional project support.

ATTENTION: As the revision of the manuscripts is blind peer review, 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 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.

1.1. Notes about Authors

Include a brief description of training and the current activities of the authors. It should not exceed more than 3 (three) lines. As the example follows:

Nelson Hauck Filho is psychologist (UFSM), doctor in Psychology by Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Currentily, he is graduated school professor of Psychology of the São Francisco University - Campinas Campus.

Nelson Hauck Filho is psychologist (UFSM), doctor in Psychology by Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Currentily, he is professor in the stricto sensu postgraduate program of Psychology of the São Francisco University - Campinas Campus


2. Summary and Keywords

Summary in english until 150 words. 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. Em general, the summary must briefly present the objectives, method, results and discussion of the study.

Keywords in english (at least 3 and in maximum 5, very small and separate by letters with point and comma). It is recommended that keywords have not been cited in the title and abstract of your manuscript.

To use more adequate describers, consult the Thesaurus of APA, thus facilitating the future indexation of your work.

2.1. Resumo and Resumen

Resumo (in Português) and Resumen (in Espanhol which must be more than the translation of the Summary , but should consider the especificities of each language. To achieve this end, it is suggested that both be done simultaneously. The Avaliação Psicológica has as standard procedure to revise the Resumo 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

Palavras-Chave: (translation of the in keywords in Português, in lower case and separated by a semicolon).

Palabras-clave: (translation of the in keywords in espanhol, in lower case and separated by a semicolon)


3. Structure and Content for Different Types of Research

The Journal Avaliação Psicológica publishes original papers, preferably research reports, but also the literature review articles, technical notes and short reports of research, book reviews and news on Psychological Assessment. Table 1 presents different definitions for each type of study and some methodological specifications.



It is not necessary to presente topic "introduction" before starting the text.

Do not initiate a new page to each sub-heading. Use bold in the subtitle separate them using a blank line.

In some cases, it may be helpful to present Results and Discussion together, although this strategy is not recommended as a general rule.

The journal Psychological Assessment recommends the revision of the text, noting the connection between the sections and subtitles used. Single-sentence paragraphs should be avoided as they fragment the text. The objectives of the study should be clearly explained at the beginning of the text, referring to the review of the literature in the area and methodological procedures.

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 with each specificities. For more information on the types of table and figure formatting, refer to chapter five of the APA manual.


4. Citation

Observe, very carefully, the citation rules. Always give authors credit and the publication dates of all the mentioned studies. All the last names of authors whose works are cited must be followed by the year of publication.

The literal quotation of a text requires the reference of the page number of the work from which it was extracted and must be enclosed in quotation marks, with indentation of the left margin, when long quotations exceed more than four lines. All secondary citations should inform the original reference.

Avoid, however, whenever possible, use secondary citations, especially when the original can be retrieved with ease. However, if it is essential, please inform: author's surname, the date, the name of the original citation author and the publication date of the study.

All studies cited in the text should be listed in the references section. Only the works consulted and mentioned in the text should appear in this section.


5. Figures and Tables

Figures and Tables should be presented with their respective captions and titles, respectively and preferably in the text itself, or at the end (recommended not to send as a separate document). They should preferably be crafted using Microsoft Office programs. The titles of the Tables should be placed on top of them and should indicate their content, in up to 15 words.

The first letter of each word in the title of the Tables must be written in capital letters, the connectives and prepositions (“of”, “a”, “an”, “the”, “with”) and the other letters must be lowercase letters. The full title should be written in italics. Do not use uppercase, italics or italics inside the Table. Try not to use abbreviations in the tables, but if it is essential to indicate them clearly in the text.

The legends of the Figures should be presented below them, always in lowercase. Remember that the standards do not include the denomination Tables or Graphs, Tables and Figures only.

In tables and text, when reporting results and analyzes, avoid using more than two decimal places.


6. List of References

All manuscripts submitted to Revista Psicológica should, whenever possible, refer to works previously published in the journal.

Start a new page for the References section, with bold, centralized title. Use double space in this section and do not leave extra space between quotes. References should be cited in alphabetical order, by author's surname. To refer multiple studies by the same author, use chronological order. When author and date match, use the first letter of the title to list the references in alphabetical order. Author names should not be replaced by dashes or dashes.

Each of the References should appear as a new paragraph, leaving five spaces (.75cm) from the left margin on the second line (use the tab). Review the journal's standards before preparing your references to meet all criteria.

Do not use the bold command in this section. The italics should be in italics as indicated in the APA publication manual.

Avoid elaborating the reference list manually. Instead, opt for electronic reference management programs such as Mendeley , Zotero and Endnote.

Questions about how to do the citations and reference list of your manuscript?

Guidelines for citation/quoting and references


8. Annexes and appendices

The annexes should be presented in a new page, after the references, with bold and centralized title. The annexes should be indicated in the text and presented at the end of the manuscript, identified by the letters of the alphabet, upper case letters (A, B, C and so on), and appropriately titled. Only use attachments if this is really necessary for understanding the text. Rather than include instruments or other materials, authors may choose to inform readers, through a Note, of their availability and the procedures for obtaining them. If you wish, consult IBAP about the availability of these materials on your site.



Contact Journal


Mailing Address

Revista Avaliação Psicológica
Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Psicologia
Universidade São Francisco
Rua Waldemar César da Silveira, 105
Vl. Cura D'Ars (Swift), Campinas - São Paulo
CEP 13045-510


Principal Contact

Prof. Dr. Nelson Hauck Filho
Universidade São Francisco
Revista Avaliação Psicológica
Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Psicologia
Universidade São Francisco
Rua Waldemar César da Silveira, 105
Vl. Cura D'Ars (Swift), Campinas - São Paulo
CEP 13045-510

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Universidade São Francisco
Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Psicologia
Revista Avaliação Psicológica
Rua Waldemar César da Silveira, 105 – Vila Cura D'ars (SWIFT)
13045-510, Campinas – SP - Brasil