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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Publication Policy

  • The paper submission must be made on the site www.usp.br/rbtcc
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    Presentation of Manuscripts

    Submissions of manuscripts must follow the rules of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001, 5th. Edition) including the presentation style of the manuscript and the appropriate ethics for scientific work. When pertinent, a copy of approval of research from the Ethical Committee in Scientific Research should be forwarded when submitting the manuscript. Without this copy, it will not be started the editorial process of the manuscript. Manuscripts should be written in Portuguese or Spanish with an English copy, given the politics of bilingual publication of the journal.

    They must be typed double-spaced (distance between lines equal to 1 cm), Times New Roman, size 12, not exceeding 80 characters per line and must contain no more than ten pages of printed publication, including abstract, figures, tables, references and attachments. The page format should be set to A4 with the top and bottom margins at least 2.5 cm left and at least 3.0 cm on the right. Three typed pages configured in this way are equivalent to one printed page of the Journal. Front page

     

    1. Title in Portuguese and English (maximum 15 words)

    2. Name of each author

    3. Institutional affiliation of each author

    4. Title and qualifications of each author

    5. Full address of the author responsible for submission of the article, for correspondence with the Editorial Board (including postal code, phone numbers, fax and e-mail)

    6. Any acknowledgments of the authors in footnote(s).

    7. Address for correspondence of the authors in a footnote.

    Note: the identity of authors is concealed from the consultants and vice versa. The front page is the only page of the manuscript which should contain identification and will not be forwarded to the consultants. Authors should ensure that they can't be identified in any other part of the article (do not use even IDs in header or footer).

    Abstracts

    1. Abstract in Portuguese or Spanish, containing between 100 and 150 words. In the case of a research report, the abstract should include: a brief description of the investigated problem, characteristics of the sample, method used for data collection, results and conclusions, its implications or applications. The abstract of a critical review or a theoretical study should include the topic discussed (in one phrase), objective, thesis or construct under analysis or the main guideline of the study, sources used (for instance, observations made by the author, published literature) and conclusions.

    2. Keywords in Portuguese or Spanish (at least 3 and at most 5, lowercase and separated by semicolons).

    3. English version of the Abstract

    4. English version of Keywords

    Text

    The text starts on page 3 of the manuscript. Each subsequent page is numbered in plain text. Do not start a new page for any subtitle. Separate the subtitles with a white line. Where the manuscript is a research report, it should have an introduction, method, results, discussion and references. If necessary, different headings, such as conclusions or concluding remarks can be added. In some cases it may be convenient to present results and discussion together, but it is not the general rule.

    Footnotes should be used if really necessary and are indicated by numbers in the text and listed, after the references, on a separate page entitled "Notes". The inclusion of figures, charts and tables should be indicated in the text and annexed. Note the citation rules, giving credit to authors and publication dates. The first time they are mentioned in each paragraph, the names of authors whose works are cited must be followed by the date of publication.

    The literal citation of a text requires reference to the page number from where the work was copied from and must be presented within quotation marks, and in the case of long quotations (more than 40 words) indented from the left margin (?). Avoid secondary citations, but in cases where their use is indispensable must be reported to the original references.

    References

    Start a new page for the References Section. Use double space in this section and do not leave extra space between references. References should be listed alphabetically according to the author's surname. Each reference listed must appear as a new paragraph, using the feature "indent" in the paragraph formatting for Word for Windows.

    Carefully review the requirements of the journal before preparing your references in order to comply with all criteria.

    Figures, Charts and Tables

    Figures, charts and tables should be presented with their respective captions and titles, one on each page.

    Figures and tables should not exceed 11.5 x 17.5 cm. The titles of tables and charts should be placed on top in lower case, indicating their contents. The titles of figures should be presented beneath them. Both figures and captions should be informative enough to be understood without recourse to the text.

    Examples for the preparation of quotes

    The examples below will help organize your manuscript with regard to citations, but are not exhaustive. Use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001, 5th. Edition) to check the rules for other references.

    Quote from article by multiple authors:

    Article with two authors: cite both surnames whenever the article is referred to.

    Example: Count and Brandão (1999).

    Article with more than three authors: cite all the surnames of the authors in the first reference to the article.

    Example:

    Banaco, Zamignani and Kovac (1997); then from the second reference onwards, use only the first author's surname followed by "et al." (without underlining and with a final stop after al) and date.

    Example:

    Banaco et al. (1997). When the quote is placed in brackets, you must use the "&" instead of "and", as in the example (Banaco, Zamignani & Kovac, 1997). In the list of references, you should always use the &.

    In citations with six or more authors, always cite the first author's surname followed by "et al." . In quotations from various authors from a single idea or result, one must obey the alphabetical order of their surnames.

    Example: Keller, 1953; Skinner, 1953, 1959.

    In the case of citations of authors with the same last name, indicate the initials of first names abbreviated.

    Example: (MM Oliveira, 1983; VM Oliveira, 1994).

    In the case of works by the same author, with different dates of publication, cite the author's surname and year of publication in chronological order.

    Example: (Wielenska, 1997, 1999). In citations of works with the same publication year and by the same author, add small letters after the year of publication. E.g. (Guilhardi 1997a, 1997b).

    Works produced by groups of authors (corporations, associations, government agencies and study groups) should be cited by the group name in full, followed by year of publication, e.g. (American Psychological Association, 1994) or American Psychological Association (1994).

    Citation of information obtained by personal communication:

    Add "personal communication" in parenthesis, and the date, after the citation. E.g. Kohlenberg (personal communication, September 5, 1999).

    Citation of reissued publications:

    Cite the original publication date followed by the reissue date, after the citation. E.g. (Pavlov, 1904/1989).

    Textual citation:

    In the case of literal transcription of a text, this must be delimited by quotation marks, followed by the surname of the author, date and page cited.

    E.g. "many verbal contingencies that promote self-observation are more explicit." (Skinner, 1989, p. 46)

    Indirect citation: In indirect citation (quotation of work from secondary sources), we use "cited by".

    E.g. Malott (1989, cited by Enuma, 1998). In the references mention only the work consulted.

    In articles in English: (as cited by) or "in". Citation of works in print: Quote the authors' names followed by "in press" in parentheses.

    E.g. Myiazaki (in press) or (Myiazaki, in press).

    List of references

    Books written in Portuguese

    Oliveira, M.M.H. (1984). Science and Research in Psychology: An Introduction. Basic Themes Collection. São Paulo: EPU.

    Translated book:

    Kohlenberg, R. J. & Tsai, M. (2001). Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Creating curative therapeutic relationships. Translation organized by R. R. Kerbauy. Saint Andrew: ESETec. (Original work published in 1991).

    Book chapter:

    Banaco, R.A. (1997). Can we can benefit from the findings of behavioral science? In R.A. Banaco (org.) On behavior and cognition: theoretical, methodological and training in behavior analysis and cognitive therapy, 1st. Edition, pp. 543-555. Saint Andrew: Arbytes.

    Unpublished thesis or dissertation:

    Silveira, J.M. (1997). The complaint as a condition for analysis of therapist-client interaction. Master's thesis, Institute of Psychology, University of São Paulo. Sao Paulo-SP.

    Work published in the annals of a congress:

    Kerbauy, R. R. (1991). Writing and reporting: experiment, routine work and clinical case. Proceedings of the XXI R.A. of Psychology, p. 415-425. Ribeirão Preto: Brazilian Society of Psychology.

    Summary of a paper presented at a congress:

    Michael C.F. & Nakamura, M.F. (1997). Misconceptions of graduate students in psychology at PUC-SP about Skinner. Santos, SP: VI Brazilian Meeting of the Brazilian Association of Psychotherapy and Behavioral Medicine, p. 77.

    Article in scientific journal:

    Tynan, W.D., Lampert, N. & Schuman, W. (1999). Concurrent parent and child therapy groups for externalizing disorders: from the laboratory to the world of care management. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 1, 3-9.

    Information obtained from electronic media: All references begin with the same information that would be provided for a printed source

    . If the information is obtained through the Internet or World Wide Web information is placed at the end of the reference.

    It is important to use "Retrieved from" and the date because documents on the Internet may have the content altered, place changed or be removed from that address.

    In the case of information obtained through personal email, reference should be identical to a personal communication. To cite a Web site in the text (not a specific document) it is sufficient to give the address (e.g. http://www.apa.org).

    Elements of references to online information:

    Author, I. (Date) Title of the article. Name of Journal [On-line], xx. Available: Specify path. Retrieved on [date].

    Author, I., & Author, I. (Date). Title of chapter.

    In Title of complete work [On line]. Available: specify the path. Retrieved on [date].

    Author, I., Author, I, & Author, I. (Date). Title of complete work [On line]. Available: specify the path. Retrieved on [date].

    E.g.: Koen, B. V. (2001). Contingencies of Reinforcement to Maintain Student Progress Throughout a Web-Based PSI Course. [On line]. Available: http://www.eecs.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/ITHET01/proc/037.pdf. Retrieved on May 7, 2004.

    Abstract online:

    Meyer, A. S., & Bock, K. (1992). The tip-of-the tongue phenomenon: Blocking on partial activation? [Online]. Memory and Cognition, 20. 715-726. Abstract retrieved from: DIALOG File: PsychoINFO Item: 80-16351

    Abstract on CD-ROM:

    Meyer, A. S., & Bock, K. (1992). The tip-of-the tongue phenomenon: Blocking on partial activation? [Online]. Memory and Cognition, 20. 715-726. Abstract retrieved from: DIALOG File: PsychoINFO Item: 80-16351

     

     

    Examples for the preparation of quotes

     

    The examples below will help organize your manuscript with regard to citations, but are not exhaustive. Use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (1994, 4th. Edition) to check the rules for other references.

    Quote from article by multiple authors:

  • Article with two authors: cite both surnames whenever the article is referred to. Example: Count and Brandão (1999).
  • Article with more than three authors: cite all the surnames of the authors in the first reference to the article. Example: Banaco, Zamignani and Kovac (1997); then from the second reference onwards, use only the first author's surname followed by "et al." (without underlining and with a final stop after al) and date. Example: Banaco et al. (1997). When the quote is placed in brackets, you must use the "&" instead of "and", as in the example (Banaco, Zamignani&Kovac, 1997). In the list of references, you should always use the &.
  • In citations with six or more authors, always cite the first author's surname followed by "et al." .
  • In quotations from various authors from a single idea or result, one must obey the alphabetical order of their surnames. Example: Keller, 1953; Skinner, 1953, 1959.
  • In the case of citations of authors with the same last name, indicate the initials of first names abbreviated. Example: (MM Oliveira, 1983; VM Oliveira, 1994).
  • In the case of works by the same author, with different dates of publication, cite the author's surname and year of publication in chronological order. Example: (Wielenska, 1997, 1999).
  • In citations of works with the same publication year and by the same author, add small letters after the year of publication. E.g. (Guilhardi 1997a, 1997b).
  • Works produced by groups of authors (corporations, associations, government agencies and study groups) should be cited by the group name in full, followed by year of publication, e.g. (American Psychological Association, 1994) or American Psychological Association (1994).
  • Citation of information obtained by personal communication:

    Add "personal communication" in parenthesis, and the date, after the citation. E.g. Kohlenberg (personal communication, September 5, 1999).

    Citation of reissued publications:

    Cite the original publication date followed by the reissue date, after the citation. E.g. (Pavlov, 1904/1989).

    Textual citation:

    In the case of literal transcription of a text, this must be delimited by quotation marks, followed by the surname of the author, date and page cited. E.g. "many verbal contingencies that promote self-observation are more explicit." (Skinner, 1989, p. 46)

    Indirect citation:

    In indirect citation (quotation of work from secondary sources), we use "cited by". E.g. Malott (1989, cited by Enuma, 1998). In the references mention only the work consulted. In articles in English: (as cited by) or "in".

    Citation of works in print:

    Quote the authors' names followed by "in press" in parentheses. E.g. Myiazaki (in press) or (Myiazaki, in press).

     

    List of references:

    Books written in Portuguese

    Oliveira, M.M.H. (1984). Science and Research in Psychology: An Introduction. Basic Themes Collection. São Paulo: EPU.

    Translated book:

    Kohlenberg, R. J. & Tsai, M. (2001). Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Creating curative therapeutic relationships. Translation organized by R. R. Kerbauy. Saint Andrew: ESETec. (Original work published in 1991).

    Book chapter:

    Banaco, R.A. (1997). Can we can benefit from the findings of behavioral science? In R.A. Banaco (org.) On behavior and cognition: theoretical, methodological and training in behavior analysis and cognitive therapy, 1st. Edition, pp. 543-555. Saint Andrew: Arbytes.

    Unpublished thesis or dissertation:

    Silveira, J.M. (1997). The complaint as a condition for analysis of therapist-client interaction. Master's thesis, Institute of Psychology, University of São Paulo. São Paulo-SP.

    Work published in the annals of a congress:

    Kerbauy, R. R. (1991). Writing and reporting: experiment, routine work and clinical case. Proceedings of the XXI R.A. of Psychology, p. 415-425. RibeirãoPreto: Brazilian Society of Psychology.

    Summary of a paper presented at a congress:

    Michael C.F. & Nakamura, M.F. (1997). Misconceptions of graduate students in psychology at PUC-SP about Skinner. Santos, SP: VI Brazilian Meeting of the Brazilian Association of Psychotherapy and Behavioral Medicine, p. 77.

    Article in scientific journal:

    Tynan, W.D., Lampert, N. & Schuman, W. (1999). Concurrent parent and child therapy groups for externalizing disorders: from the laboratory to the world of care management. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 1, 3-9.

     

    Information obtained from electronic media:

    All references begin with the same information that would be provided for a printed source. If the information is obtained through the Internet or World Wide Web information is placed at the end of the reference. It is important to use "Retrieved from" and the date because documents on the Internet may have the content altered, place changed or be removed from that address.

    In the case of information obtained through personal email, reference should be identical to a personal communication.

    To cite a Web site in the text (not a specific document) it is sufficient to give the address (e.g. http://www.apa.org).

    Elements of references to online information:

    Author, I. (Date) Title of the article. Name of Journal [On-line], xx. Available: Specify path. Retrieved on [date].

    Author, I., & Author, I. (Date).Title of chapter.In Title of complete work [On line]. Available: specify the path. Retrieved on [date].

    Author, I., Author, I, & Author, I. (Date).Title of complete work [On line]. Available: specify the path. Retrieved on [date].

    E.g.:

    Koen, B. V. (2001). Contingencies of Reinforcement to Maintain Student Progress Throughout a Web-Based PSI Course. [On line]. Available: http://www.eecs.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/ITHET01/proc/037.pdf. Retrieved on May 7, 2004.

    Abstract online:

    Meyer, A. S., & Bock, K. (1992). The tip-of-the tongue phenomenon: Blocking on partial activation? [Online].Memory and Cognition, 20. 715-726. Abstract retrieved from: DIALOG File: PsychoINFO Item: 80-16351

    Abstract on CD-ROM:

    Meyer, A. S., & Bock, K. (1992). The tip-of-the tongue phenomenon: Blocking on partial activation? [Online].Memory and Cognition, 20. 715-726. Abstract retrieved from: DIALOG File: PsychoINFO Item: 80-16351

     

     

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