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Objectives and editorial policy
The Brazilian Journal of Cognitive Therapies (Revista Brasileira de Terapias Cognitivas (RBTC) is a biannual publication of the Brazilian Federation of Cognitive Therapies (Federação Brasileira de Terapias Cognitivas (FBTC). It is devoted to the publication of original papers that fit into the following categories: (1) Research reports (empirically-based investigation; 15 to 25 pages); (2) Review articles (systematic review, narrative review and theoretical papers; 15 to 25 pages); (3) Brief communications (brief research reports, professional experience reports, case studies and technical notes; 10 to 20 pages). The RBTC publishes the following modalities, at the discretion of the Editorial Board: interviews with professionals, comments on previously published articles and book reviews published in the last or current year (4 to 8 pages).
The RBTC follows the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association’s sixth edition (APA, 2010) style recommendations. As an alternative, it is suggested that authors consult the Manuals of Scientific Papers Standardization available at the Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde ( http://www.bvs-psi.org.br/ ). The ethical aspects inherent to the development and publication of a scientific paper must be considered, including explicit reference to the approval of an institutional Research Ethics Committee, if pertinent.
At the start of the submission process, the author responsible must indicate the modality in which the manuscript fits, formatting the manuscript according to the following guidelines:
Abstract: (a) Portuguese abstract with 150 to 200 words, with three keywords in Portuguese, previously consulted in DeCS ( http://decs.bvs.br/ ) and BVS- Psicologia ( http://www.bvs-psi.org.br ); (b) Abstract and keywords in English, previously consulted in MeSH terms (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).
(a) Scientific journal articles:
Kessler, R. C. (2000). Posttraumatic stress disorder: The burden to the individual and to the society. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 61, 4-12.
Meiser-Stedman, R., Smith, P., Glucksman, E., Yule, W., & Dalgleish, T.(2008).The posttraumatic stress disorder diagnosis in preschool and elementary school-age children exposed to motor vehicle accidents. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 1326–1337.
Mulligan, K., Fear, N. T., Jones, N., Alvarez, H., Fear, L., Naumann, U., …Greenberg, N. (2012). Post-deployment Battlemind training for the UK Armed Forces: A cluster-randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 331–341. doi:10.1037/a0027664.
(b) References to entire books:
(c) Book chapters:
(d) Dissertações e teses:
(e) Journal articles in press:
(f) Institutional authorship:
(g) Electronic media:
For updates regarding possible variations of electronic media, we suggest consulting the style section of the American Psychiatric association at www.apastyle.org
The Brazilian Journal of Cognitive Therapies holds copyright of all the papers it publishes. Publishing in any other Brazilian publication may only happen with the condition of citing the original source. Full or partial reproduction (more than 500 words of the text) of this journal’s papers is conditioned to the written authorization from the Editors of the Brazilian Journal of Cognitive Therapies.
Manuscript review process
Manuscripts that fit into the modalities specified above and rigorously follow the presentation rules will be included in the review process. An initial evaluation of the manuscript is performed by the journal’s editorial board, in which quality, content relevance, adequacy to the modalities of submission and theoretical and methodological coherence are assessed. The paper is then forwarded to the members of the Editorial Board or ad hoc consultants of acknowledged competence in the field. They will issue decisions with the possibility of recommendation for acceptance, reformulation or rejection. After receiving the manuscript with the suggested modifications, the author will have a period of 15 days to perform the alterations. Suggestions that are not met require justification through an attached letter. The submission of such material must be made through SGP. The authors will receive the decision regarding their manuscript and, if accepted, a probable date for publication. A language revision might be performed by the Editorial Board for publishing the paper’s final version. Substantial modifications should be made by the author, who will be previously notified and will be required to return the modified paper in a deadline determined by the editor. Submission of a paper to this journal implies in the authors’ agreement to the rules and guidelines expressed above. Every manuscript submitted to the Brazilian Journal of Cognitive Therapies must be in accordance with governmental regulations and resolutions, as well as with ethic standards associated to the authors’ fields or professional training and with international standards of ethics and integrity in scientific publications.
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