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I – Submission of the manuscript

The article must be limited to 8000 words. The preferred method of submission is via electronic mail, with your paper as an attachment, preferably in Word format (*.doc).

When sent by postal service a CD copy must by edited in Word format (*.doc) to the following address:

Jornal de Psicanálise
Instituto de Psicanálise da Sociedade Brasileira de Psicanálise de São Paulo
Av. Dr. Cardoso de Melo, 1450, 9º andar
Cep: 04548-005 – São Paulo – SP

II – Preparation of the manuscript

The Jornal de Psicanálise relies on rules established by the American Psychological Association (APA) in regard to the bibliographical references and citations.

The manuscript should be presented in the following sequence:

1 – An identified title page with:
– Title in Portuguese, Spanish and English;
– Full name and institutional affiliation of each author;
– Footnote with complete address for correspondence, including ZIP code, telephone and e-mail of each author;
– Footnote conveying information about: institutional support, acknowledgements, original source (presentation in events, academic dissertation or thesis) or information concerning ethical issues.

2 – Non-identified title page with:

Title in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

3 – Summary and keywords:

The summary and keywords must be presented in Portuguese, English and Spanish, after the bibliographic references. The summary must contain approximately 150 words and a maximum of five keywords is recommended.

4 – Text

4.1 – References in the text

4.1.1 – Reference of authors in the text

References in the text are given by citing the author’s surname followed by the year of the first publication in round brackets. If two co-authors are cited in the text, both names should be cited, linked by an “e” in case the text is written in Portuguese, by a “y” in case the text is written in Spanish, while in English the surnames should be linked by the word “and” or by the symbol & when authors are quoted in round brackets, e.g., Pessanha and Forones (2003) or (Pessanha & Forones, 2003).

If three to five authors are cited, all authors’s names should be cited the first time they appear in the text, while in subsequent references only the first author’s name is required, followed by “et al”. For example,

First citation:

Azevedo, Menezes e Meyer (1999) or (Azevedo, Menezes & Meyer, 1999).

Subsequent citations:

Azevedo et al. (2005) or (Azevedo et al., 2005).

In the list of references at the end of the paper all authors must be cited.

If six or more authors are cited, the surname of the first author followed “et al.” must be used, e.g., Bicudo et al. (1967) or (Bicudo et al., 1967).

In the list of references at the end of the paper, the surname and initials of the first six authors should be cited, while in case of subsequent authors the “et al.” expression should be used. E.g.: Bicudo, V. L., Marcondes, D., Uchôa, D. de M., Gill, M. J, Melsohn, I., Paiva, L. M. de et al. (1967). Édipo Rei: comentários sobre a peça Édipo Rei. Revista Brasileira de Psicanálise, 1(2), 218-239.

When various authors are cited for the same idea, the alphabetical order must be observed according to the surnames. E.g., Badaines (1976), Biller (1968, 1969) or (Badaines, 1976; Biller, 1968, 1969).

When there are citations of authors with the same surname, the initials of their prenames, should be indicated. E.g., M. M. Oliveira (1983) e V. M. Oliveira (1984) or (M. M. Oliveira, 1983; V. M. Oliveira, 1984).

Documents by the same author with different dates of publication must include the surname of the author and the years of publication should be chronologically pointed out. E.g., Merleau-Ponty (1942, 1960, 1966) or (Merleau-Ponty, 1942, 1960, 1966).

To identify texts by the same author and the same year of publication a small letter after the year of publication should be used. E.g., Rogers (1973a, 1973b, 1973c) or (Rogers, 1973a, 1973b, 1973c).

Documents in which the author is an institution must be indicated by the full name of the institution and acronyms should be avoided. E.g., American Psychological Association (2001) or (American Psychological Association, 2001).

4.1.2 – Citations of informal sources such as classes, conferences, personal communications, electronic addresses etc.

Include the information in round brackets after the citation. E.g., (Verbal information, September 19, 2003).

4.1.3 – Bibliographical references from original or republished editions

The date of the original publication should be mentioned followed by the consulted edition. E.g. Freud (1898/1976) or (Freud, 1898/1976).

4.1.4 – Textual excerpts

Literal excerpts from a text, should be indicated by inverted commas followed by the surname of the author, date of the publication and page number. When the quotation has forty words or more, it must be presented in a separate paragraph in small print, with no inverted commas and with a left margin of five spaces and no right margin. The excerpt must be written in small print.

In a testimonial citation or in an interview transcription, the speech should be presented in italics and the text should be presented following the orientation above.

4.1.5 – Indirect citations

Citations in which the ideas appertain to other sources, the expression “as cited in” should be used. E.g. According to Matos (1990) as cited in Bill (1998) or According to Matos (1990, as cited in Bill, 1998).

In the references at the end of the paper, list only the consulted text, for instance, (Bill, 1998).

4.1.6 – Citations in press

The surnames of the author should be mentioned followed by no prelo. E.g., (Magdaleno Jr., no prelo) or Magdaleno Jr. (no prelo).

When the text is written in English, use the expression in press.

4.1.7 – Citation of an electronic source

Citation from an electronic source should preferably be indicated in parentheses immediately after the information. E.g. (

Electronic addresses are not required in the final references.

4.1.8 – Punctuation and orthography in the cited text

In a cited text, the spelling and punctuation must be identical as used by the author in the consulted document.

4.2 – Footnotes

Footnotes should be kept to a minimum, however, when necessary they are numbered consecutively, immediately after the sentence they refer to. They must be on the same page as the excerpt. The authors mentioned in the citation should be listed in the bibliographical references at the end of the paper, not in the footnote.

4.3 – Bibliographical references

Bibliographical references must be listed by the surname of each author in alphabetical order, with the title References.

If more than one work by the same author is cited, the references must be displayed in chronological order according to the date of publication.

Bibliographical description


The author or authors are listed by surname in small letters, followed by abbreviated capital initials.


Titles and subtitles must be separated by a colon.

Place of publication

The city of publication should be given as displayed on the document, followed by the initial letters of the state.

Internationally recognized cities do not require their original state or country. E.g. Paris, New York, Chicago.

In case of Brazilian cities only those that are not the state’s capital are followed by the state’s initials.

E.g. Petrópolis, RJ; Campinas, SP; São Paulo; Porto Alegre; Rio de Janeiro.

When the place is not identified, use the expression [s.l.].


Publishers must be cited as shown on the document with abbreviated initials. Omit the words that designate the commercial nature of the publishing house. When the publisher is not identified, use the expression [s.n.].

Examples of bibliographical references:

4.3.1 – Books


Amati Mehler, J., Argentieri, S., Canestri, J. (2005). A babel do inconsciente: língua materna e línguas estrangeiras na dimensão psicanalítica [La babele dell’inconscio: lingua madre e lingue straniere nella dimensione psicoanalitica]. Rio de Janeiro: Imago.

Aulagnier, P. (1978). La violence de l’interpretation. Paris: PUF.

Grier, F. (Ed.). (2005). Oedipus and the couple (The Tavistock Clinic Series) London: Karnac.

Hargreaves, E. & Varchevker, A. (Eds.). In pursuit of psychic change: The Betty Joseph workshop. Hove: Brunner-Routledge, 2004.

Institutional authorship

American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed). Washington, DC: Author.

École des Sciences Criminologiques León Cornil. (1998). La pédophilie: Approche pluridisciplinaire. Bruxelles: Bruylant.

OCAL. (1992). Psicoanalisis: La ilusion interrogada. Montevideo: OCAL.

Unspecified authorship – according to the title of the work

The world of learning (41st ed.). (1991). London: Europa.

Date of edition

Eco, U. (1989). O pêndulo de Foucault (3ª ed.). Rio de Janeiro: Ed. Record.

Foucault, M. (1980). História da sexualidade: a vontade de saber (3ª ed.). Rio de Janeiro: Graal.

Milner, M. (1967). On not being able to paint (2nd ed.). New York: IUP.

Prado Jr., B. (2000). Alguns ensaios: filosofia, literatura, psicanálise (2ª ed.). São Paulo: Paz e Terra.

Reference of the translator

Mijolla, A. de (Org.). (2005). Dicionário internacional de psicanálise: conceitos, noções, biografias, obras, eventos, instituições (A. Cabral, trad.). Rio de Janeiro: Imago.

Year and title of original edition

Merleau-Ponty, M. (1994). Fenomenologia da percepção (C. A. R. Moura, trad.). São Paulo: Martins Fontes. (Trabalho original publicado em 1945. Título original: Phénoménologie de la perception).

Bion, W. R. (1994). Estudos psicanalíticos revisados (W. M. de M. Dantas, trad., 3ª ed.). Rio de Janeiro: Imago. (Trabalho original publicado em 1967. Título original: Second thoughts)

Reference of a translated title

Merleau-Ponty, M. (1964). Le visible et l’invisible [O visível e o invisível]. Paris: Gallimard.

Reference of volume

Carterette, E. C., & Friedman, M. P. (Eds.). (1974-1978). Handbook of perception (Vol. 1-10) New York: Academic Press.

Spillius, E. B. (Ed.). (1990). Melanie Klein hoje, desenvolvimentos da teoria e da técnica. Vol. 2: Artigos predominantemente técnicos. Rio de Janeiro: Imago.

Chapter of a book

Chauí, M. (1998). Notas sobre cultura popular. In P. S. Oliveira (Org.), Metodologia das ciências humanas (pp. 165-182). São Paulo: Hucitec; UNESP.

Williams, M. H. (2005). Creativity and the countertransference. In M. H. Williams, The vale of soul making: The post-kleinian model of the mind and its poetic origins (pp. 175-182). London: Karnac.

Klein, M. (1962). Amor, culpa e reparação. In M. Klein & J. Riviere, Vida emocional dos civilizados (pp. 57-113). Rio de Janeiro: Zahar.

Chapter of a book with reference of the date of the original edition

Freud, S. (1977). Histeria. In S. Freud, Edição standard brasileira das obras psicológicas completas de Sigmund Freud (J. Salomão, trad., Vol. 1, pp. 77-102). Rio de Janeiro: Imago. (Trabalho original publicado em 1888)

Freud, S. (1973). El yo y el ello. In S. Freud, Obras completas (L. López-Ballesteros & De Torres, trads., 3ª ed., Vol. 3, pp. 2701-2728). Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva. (Trabalho original publicado em 1923)

4.3.2 – Scientific journals

Complete editions (instalments)

Green, A. (Dir.). (2001). Courants de la psychanalyse contemporaine [Numéro hors série]. Revue Française de Psychanalyse, 65.


Bicudo, V. L. (1989). Conversando sobre formação. Jornal de Psicanálise, 22(44), 13-20.

Tuckett, D. (2005). Does anything go?: Towards a framework for the more transparent assessment of psychoanalytic competence. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 86(1), 31-49.

Papers published in a supplement

Kernberg, O. (1993). Discussion: Empirical research in psychoanalysis. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 41(Suppl.), 369-380.

Paper in press

Magdaleno Jr., R. (no prelo). A função da identidade psicanalítica: apreensão do método como incorporação de uma ética. Jornal de Psicanálise.

4.3.3 – Magazines

Published text

Diatkine, R. (1993, 17 de março). Histórias sem fim. Veja, 26(11), p.7-9.

4.3.4 – Newspapers


Frayze-Pereira, J. A. (1998, 22 de maio). Arte destrói a comunicação comum e instaura a incomum. Folha de S. Paulo, São Paulo, Caderno 5, p. 24.

Published interview

Costa, J. F. (1995, 3 de dezembro). Um passeio no jardim sexológico [Entrevista com Manuel da Costa Pinto]. Folha de S. Paulo, p. 5.

In case of a testimonial see Testimonials.

4.3.5 – Scientific events (Congresses, seminars, symposia etc)

Published in abstracts or annals

Perrini, E. (2000). A psicanálise além do divã: na instituição, na supervisão e na psicoterapia. In Anais do II Encontro de Psicanálise do Núcleo de Psicanálise de Campinas e Região (pp. 65-67). Campinas, SP: NPCR, 2000.

Thiers, V. O., Seabra, A. G., Macedo, E. C., Arbex, S. M., Feitosa, M. D., & Capovilla, F. C. (1993). PCS-Comp: Picture Communication Symbols System: versão computadorizada. In Resumos de Comunicações Científicas, III Congresso Interno do Núcleo de Pesquisa em Neurociências e Comportamento da Universidade de São Paulo (p. 15). São Paulo: Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas da Universidade de São Paulo.

Published as an article

Pacheco e Silva Filho, A. C. (1972). O mito, complexo, dos vampiros: sua importância psicológica e psicopatológica. Jornal de Psicanálise, 6(18), 18-22. Trabalho apresentado no 3º Congresso Brasileiro de Psicanálise, São Paulo.


Franco Filho, O. de M. (1996). O campo da transferência e a contratransferência na formação analítica: quando o analista é também professor. Trabalho apresentado no Pré-Congresso Didático, 18, Monterrey, México.

4.3.6 – Master dissertations and doctoral theses

Herrmann, L. A. F. (2004). Andaimes do real: a construção de um pensamento. Tese de Doutorado, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, São Paulo.

Vidille, W. F. (2005). Práticas terapêuticas entre indígenas do Alto Rio Negro: reflexões teóricas. Dissertação de Mestrado, Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo.

If Master dissertations or PhD. theses are published, the guidelines for references of books should be used.

4.3.7 – Unpublished papers

Franco Filho, O. de M. (1996). O campo da transferência e a contratransferência na formação analítica: quando o analista é também professor. Texto não publicado.

4.3.8 – Documents derived from electronic sources

Article of a journal

Paiva, G. J. (2000). Dante Moreira Leite: um pioneiro de psicologia social no Brasil. Psicologia USP, 11(2). Recuperado em 12 de março de 2001, da SciELO (Scientific Eletronic Library On Line):

Abstract from an article in a journal

Bernardino, L. M.F. (2001). A clínica das psicoses na infância: Impasses e invenções [Resumo]. Estilos da Clínica: Revista sobre a Infância com Problemas, 6(11), 82-91. Recuperado em 09 de janeiro de 2003, da Base de Dados Index Psi Periódicos:


Glover, N. (2005). Art, creativity and the potential space. In N. Glover. Psychoanalytic aesthetics: The British School. London: Free Associations. Texto recuperado em 14 de março de 2005:

4.4 – Images and illustrations

Images as photographs, drawings or graphs, considered strictly necessary to the argument in the paper should be presented in numerical order with indication of their position in the text.

Present high quality images of photographs, graphs and drawings with a maximum size of 100mm x 150mm. Since the image may be reduced, files with a TIFF extension are preferable. The original images must be sent separately even if they are presented in the paper. If the images have already been published, the source and authorization for reproduction should be sent.

III – Procedures of the Editorial Board, the Editorial Consultants and Board of Guardians

The texts should be forwarded to the Editorial Board of the journal according to the guidelines described above. The original texts will be submitted to the Editorial Board and/or to the consultants ad hoc. The author’s identity and institutional affiliations will be kept anonymous for the consultants. The authors will not have information of the identity of the consultants.

After analysis of the manuscript, the consultants utter their judgements: approved, approved with recommendations and/or suggestions for revisions or refused for publication. The Jornal de Psicanálise counts on qualified consultants who are expected to give constructive judgments about the authors’ papers. Copies of the consultants judgements are forwarded to the authors. Nevertheless the Editorial Board is responsible for the final decision referring to the acceptance or not of the manuscript for publication.

IV – Copyrights

Copyrights of all published articles belong to the Jornal de Psicanálise. The complete reproduction of the articles in other publications require a written authorization from the Editorial Board of the journal.

V– Electronic publication

The Jornal de Psicanálise is available to readers in the traditional graphic form and in electronic versions, hosted at several data based references in the field. Hence the accepted manuscripts will be automatically edited in full in both versions – graphically and electronically.

The Editorial Board of the journal also maintains the right to determine which data bases will receive the electronic copy of the journal.


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