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Selection of articles
In choosing articles for publication, several different criteria are considered, including originality, the relevance of the theme and the quality of the scientific methodology used, as well as compliance with the editorial norms followed by the periodical. Analyses of fictional characters from books, drama or movies are not accepted.
Undergraduate, masters and doctoral students may submit articles for publication, preference being given to those written in co-authorship with the respective advisers. Priority will also be given to articles sent in by subscribers of Pulsional Revista de Psicanálise.
Analysis by outside evaluators
All articles to be published are first commented on by outside evaluators. Under normal circumstances, the decision to accept an article for publication will be made within two months after date of receipt. The evaluator's opinion will subsequently be sent to the authors.
The contents of material submitted for publication in Pulsional Revista de Psicanálise must not have been published elsewhere previously nor be in process of evaluation by any other publication. All concepts and declarations contained in the text are the sole responsibility of the authors.
How to send in material to the editor
Texts for publication may be presented in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English. Material should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief of the PulsionalRevista de Psicanálise, at Rua Dr. Homem de Mello, 446, 05007-001 São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
The following should be sent to the editor: 1) a letter requesting publication of the article in the Pulsional Revista de Psicanálise; 2) three hard copies of the article (fax copies are not accepted); 3) a copy of the article on a diskette containing a single PC file in .doc format (MS Word). Figures, tables and photographs should be placed in separate files in the appropriate format.
1.1) Letter of presentation
All authors should sign the letter to the editor, with full addresses (including postal code), telephone and e-mail addresses for contact.
1.2) Ethical aspects
In the letter the authors should describe any possible conflicts of interest (professional, financial, or direct or indirect benefits) that might influence the results of the study described. All sources of financing involved in the study or related work must also be mentioned, and authors must guarantee that they have respected the privacy and anonymity of the persons involved. Approval by an ethics committee of the institution where the research was conducted must be mentioned when referring to diagnostic or therapeutic interventions in human beings.
Together with the letter of presentation, authors should include a declaration of transfer of copyrights, containing the signature of all authors, pursuant to the following model:
"I/We…, the author(s) of the article entitled..., hereby submitted for publication to the Pulsional Revista de Psicanálise, agree that any copyrights related to same shall become the exclusive property of the Livraria Pulsional and that no part of same may be reproduced in whole or in part in any other printed publication without prior written request to and authorization by Livraria Pulsional.
2) Preparation of the manuscript
When publishing scientific articles, Pulsional Revista de Psicanálise observes the NBR-6023/ 2000 Norms of the Brazilian Association of Technical Norms (ABNT). Articles must be printed in Times New Roman, 12, in double space (including tables and references), on a single side of the paper, and all pages, including the title page, must be numbered. Maximum length is 15 pages with 2100 characters each.
The first page must show: a) Concise and full title of the article describing the respective topic (superfluous words should be omitted). A translation of the title in English must also be included; b) Name or names of authors (names will be published in the manner presented); c) Academic degrees and the institution to which each author is affiliated, with respective full address; d) Name of the research group and institution where the research was carried out; e) If the work was funded, the funding agency must be mentioned; f) If the article was based on an academic thesis, the title, year and institution where it was presented must be indicated; g) If the article was first presented at a scientific meeting, the name, place and date of the event should be indicated.
2.1) Footnotes : Footnotes should be of the non-bibliographic type, of minimum length, and placed at the bottom of the pages, ordered with Arabic numerals, which must appear immediately after the section or term to which they refer.
2.1.1) Bibliographic notes in the text should be placed between parentheses the author name and date, and the page immediately after being mentioned.
The text should be organized for easy recognition and be well marked by a system of titles and subtitles that reflects this organization.
Minor corrections to the text may be added by the journal's editor or editorial board. When substantial changes are required the author will be advised and become responsible for making them. The author should return the revised text within the timeframe indicated in the correspondence.
3) Abstracts and describers
Four abstracts with the same contents, in Portuguese and English should appear on the second page of all articles. Abstracts must identify the objectives, procedures and conclusions of the article and must not exceed seven lines of 70 characters, including spaces. Authors must also list four describers, expressions that represent the topic treated in the article, also in Portuguese and English.
Acknowledgments should be brief and direct, and refer only to persons or institutions that have contributed substantially to the preparation of the article. They must be placed before the references.
4) Structure of the text
References must appear at the end of the article in alphabetical order by last name.
Care should be taken to see that all references mentioned in the text appear in the reference section, with exact dates and names of authors, correctly spelled. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of these references. Personal communications, unpublished papers or work still in progress may be quoted when absolutely necessary, but should be mentioned only in the text or in a footnote, and not be included in the list of references. The list of references must comply with the model shown in the examples below:
4.2) Articles in periodicals (single author)
BERLINCK, M. T. A dor. Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental, São Paulo, v. II, n. 3, p. 46-58, set. 1999.
4.3) Articles in periodicals (two authors)
BERLINCK, M. T. and FÉDIDA, P. A clínica da depressão: questões atuais. Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental, São Paulo, v. III, n. 2, p. 9-25, jun. 1999.
4.4) Articles in periodicals (three or more authors)
Canongia , A. I. et. al. A participação da enfermagem e do alunato nos grupos com pacientes psicóticos: um encontro fundamental. Pulsional Revista de Psicanálise, São Paulo, ano XIV, n. 150, p. 27-31, out. 2001.
4.5) Articles without author’s name
Editorial. Pulsional Revista de Psicanálise, São Paulo, ano XIV, n. 150, p. 3-4, out. 2001.
BERLINCK, M. T. Psicopatologia Fundamental. São Paulo: Escuta, 2000.
4.7 Chapters of books
BERLINCK, M. T. A histeria e o psicanalista. In: BERLINCK, M. T. (Org.). Histeria. São Paulo: Escuta, 1991, p. 29-47.
Marin , I. da S. K. Sujeito e violência na contemporaneidade. 2001. 224 p. Tese (doutorado em Psicologia Clínica). Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.
4.9) Papers presented at congresses
MAGALHÃES, M. C. R. Haverá psicanálise no século XXI ou A psicanálise tem futuro? In: Congresso “O século da psicanálise”, Salvador, BA, out. 1995.
4.10) Article in a periodical in electronic format
BERLINCK, M. T. and GAMA, C. A. P. da. Agorafobia, espaço e subjetividade. Psychiatry On-Line Brazil, n. 7, janeiro 2002. Available at: <http://polbr.med.br/editorial.htm> Accessed on 30 janeiro 2002.
Other types of reference must be in accord with NBR Norms 6023/2000, available at http://www.abnt.org.br
If texts are not in accord with the above specifications they may be rejected without analysis of their content.
Abbreviations should be indicated in the text the first time they appear. From then on, the full form should not appear.
PROCEDURES FOR PROCESSING MANUSCRIPTS
Immediately following receipt, manuscripts are sent to an outside evaluator for comments, accompanied by the letter and script shown below. After this guideline has been filled out and returned by the outside evaluators, a copy is sent to the author for suggested changes.
Pulsional Revista de Psicanálise practices a system of evaluation of articles by anonymous outside consultants, according to policies in use by the São Paulo State Foundation for Support to Research (Fapesp). The consultants have access to the authors' names. The names of the outside consultants are kept confidential.
Editor’s letter to outside evaluator
Date . . . .
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am enclosing the article entitled........ for your detailed opinion. It has been submitted for publication in the Pulsional Revista de Psicanálise.
Your comments should be presented on the attached form and returned withinfour weeks. If this timeframe is not possible, we would ask that you return the material immediately.
Even if you decide not to use the form provided, each of the questions on it should nevertheless be explicitly treated in your comments.
Taking into account the great number of articles received by for the Revista Pulsional de Psicanálise, and its constant insistence on a high standard of excellence, I would ask that opinions regarding articles be as strict as possible. I would also ask that you pay special attention to the pertinence of the articles submitted. Revista Pulsional is particularly interested in texts based on the clinical method or directly derived from clinical experiences. It therefore has great interest in publishing articles on research in clinical work. In contrast, it is not interested in articles related to works of fiction or critiques of films. Articles on social or cultural issues, or topics related to civilization and contemporary life, are considered important when they are likely to have clear repercussions for clinical work and mental health. The Revista also gives great importance to material dealing with the interfaces between psychoanalysis and other areas of knowledge, as long as such can be considered a clear contribution to the clinic and to mental health. Except in special cases, bibliographic reviews or promotional information are not of interest. Badly written articles will refused, since there is, in psychoanalysis, a tradition of well-styled and clear writing, an aspect that should continue to be cultivated.
If for some reason you are unable to prepare an opinion, we would appreciate receiving suggestions as to the name and address of some other ad hoc evaluator for this article.
The Pulsional Revista de Psicanálise keeps the identity of its consultants in strict confidence.
Thank you in advance for your valuable contribution.
Prof. Manoel Tosta Berlinck, Ph.D.
If you do not think the article should be published as is, please indicate changes that might make it acceptable.
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GUIDELINE FOR AUTHORS TO SEE THAT ALL NORMS HAVE BEEN COMPLIED WITH
See whether your article contains the following, in this order:
Personalized cover sheet (see Item 6)
- Title of the article in Portuguese and English
Abstract (see Item 7)
- Abstracts in Portuguese and English, accompanied by four keywords, also in these languages. It is extremely important that abstracts have a maximum length of seven lines or 490 characters with spaces.
- Declaration of transfer of copyrights (see Item 5.3).
- Make sure that all authors mentioned in the text are listed in the references, with date, place, publisher and page number, when such is the case (for example, in references to journals).
To prepare files for electronic publication
When sending the revised version to the journal
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