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Manuscript Submission Norms
The editorial process will only start if the manuscript sending obeys the following conditions. On the contrary it will be returned for norms adaptation, letter inclusion or other documents.
The Social Psychology magazine adopts, with some adaptations, the APA’s publications norms: “Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (5th edition, 2001)”. Information omission at the detailment that follows implies that APA’s orientation will prevail. The texts must be written in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.
For an quick Portuguese guide, consult the Stile Adaption According APA’s Norms (http://www.ip.usp.br/biblioteca/pdf). For examples of manuscript sections (in English), Psychology With Style: A Hypertext Writing Guide (http://www.uwsp.edu/psych/apa4b.htm) is suggested.
The original texts must be submitted via internet by author’s registration at the magazine’s website (www.fafich.ufmg.br/rpp) and then clicking at “Envie seu Artigo” (send your article). As manuscripts revision is blind concerning author’s identity, it is author’s responsibility the elimination of any identification at any other article part, including file’s propertie’s. The author’s information, filled at on-line formulary, will not be send to ad hoc consultants under any circumstance.
General Article’s Guidelines
The submission files must be either in doc or rtf format. The texts must be typed in double-length spacing under any circumstances, size 12 Times New Roman letter, at the whole manuscript, including baseboard references and notes, with justified paragraphs. Do not use italics, bold, watermarks or any other resources that can make the text more appealing, due to serious publishing problems. Underline words or expressions that should be emphasized at the print text, foreigner words, for instance, such as locus, rappaport, etc. and words that authors would like to emphasize.
The page must me A4 size (21 x 29,7cm), with all page edges equal to 2,5 cm. In case of subdivisions inside the text, there can be up to three titles subdivisions. The subtitles must have each word’s first letter in capital and fully underlined. Baseboard notes should be avoided when possible. However, if there is no other possibility, must be indicated by Arabic numerals in the text.
All “URL” addresses (internet links) in the text (e.g. http://pkp.sfu.ca) must be active.
Pictures, Tables and Annexes
The words Picture, Table and Annex that appears in the text must, always, be written with the first letter in capitals and be followed by the number (for Figures and Tables) or by the letter (for Annexes) that it refers to. The use of expressions such as “the Table above” or “the Figure below” must not be used because in the publishing process its location can be altered. The norms do not include the denomination of Frames or Graphics, just Tables and Figures.
The literal quotations with less than five lines must be normally typed in the text, with inverted comas. The punctuation comes before the inverted coma’s closure. By the end of the quotation there must be in brackets the author’s name, the work’s year and the page number. Quotations with five or more lines must be highlighted, four cm from the left margin, with simple spacing and 10 size Times New Roman letter, without inverted comas. The direct quotation must be exact, even if there are mistakes in the original. If that occurs and the risk of confounding the reader is imminent, add the word [sic], underlined and between fasteners, right after the mistake. An original font material omission must be indicated my three dots (…). Material insertion, such as comments or observations, must be made between fasteners. The emphasis in one or more words must be made with underlined letter and followed by [ours highlight].
Attention: Do not the terms apud, op. cit, id. ibidem, and others. They are not a part or APA’s norms.
The file that must be annexed in the submission formulary ought to follow the subsequent instructions.
1. Must have one unidentified imprint page.
2. Must contain an Abstract (100-150 words) and 5 key-words, in the original text’s language and its respective Portuguese, English and Spanish versions. If the original’s text language is French, it must include its three versions and the abstract in French.
The translations must preserve the abstract content, but also be adapted to each idiom’s grammatical stile. The Political Psychology Magazine asks for the author to make an final revision of the abstract’s versions. This is an very important item, because, in case of publication, it will be available in all magazine’s indexes.
3. The references must be put in a new page, after text’s end, in alphabetical order, according to APA’s norms (below, some examples of how to quote articles, books, book chapters, thesis and dissertations, respectively). Do not leave an extra space between quotations. Insert your reference’s font’s name in italics (book title, periodic, movie, music, etc).
4. Annexes should only be include if they contain indispensable information. Annexes longer than one page must be consecutively numbered with the text in size 12 Times New Roman letter, with double spacement. They must be indicated in the text’s body identified by alphabet’s letters in capital (e.g.: A, B, C and accordingly).
5. Tables and Pictures must be presented each one in a new page, with it’s respective legends and titles. They must not exceed half of a page (A4). They should preferentially made at MS-Word. – The tables titles must be placed in top of them, one line below the expression Table and it’s respective number. The first letter of each word of the title must be in small letters. The tile must be underlined and without punctuation in the end. Inside the table do not use capital letters, italics or bolds. – The picture titles must be presented soon after the expression Picture and its respective number (which must be underlined), following further Tables specifications, but with punctuation in the end.
Quotations and references elaborations examples:
The examples below will help the manuscript elaboration, but certainly do not exhaust your work’s quotations possibilities. Use the Publication Manual os the American Psychological Association (2001, 5th edition) to verify rules for other references.
Manuscript body quotations:
1. Multiple authors’ article quotation
a) Article with two authors: mention both names every time the article is referred.
b) Article with three to five authors: mention all authors in the first reference; from the second reference and on, use the first author’s surname followed by “e cols.” and date, if the quotation is the first of the paragraph.
c) Article with six or more authors: mention the first author’s surname only, followed by “e cols” and date. However, in the reference’s section all authors’ names must be listed.
2. Old and reedited works quotations
Use the following format: Author (date of consulted publication)
3. Secondary quotation
It refers to an article quotation commented in another consulted publication, being that the original has been used. For instance: "Elster (1989, quoted by Sandoval, 1989, p. 128)...". In the reference section, quote only the consulted work (in this case, Sandoval, 1989).
1. Scientific magazine’s article
Machado, F. V. & Prado M. A. M. (2005). Movimentos Homossexuais: A Constituição da Identidade Coletiva Entre a Economia e a Cultura: O Caso de Dois Grupos Brasileiros. Interações, 10(19), 35-62.
2. Scientific magazine’s arcile in press
Indicate instead of the date, that the article is in press. Include periodic’s name underlined after article’s name. Do not refer the date and number of the volume, installment or pages until the article is published. Indicate in the text that the article is in press.
Melucci, A. (1996). Challenging Codes: Collective Action in the Information Age. Cambridge: University Press.
4. Book chapter
Freitas, M. F. Q. (1994). Prácticas en Comunidad y Psicologia Comunitaria. En Montero, M. (Org) Psicologia Social Comunitária: teoria, método y experiência. Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara.
5. Work presented in conference, but not published
Moral, M. V., Rodriguez, F. J. & Sirvent, C. (2004, julio). Percepcion de Las Consecuencias Asociadas al Abuso de Alcohol y Otras Sustancias Psicoactivas en Adolescentes en Riesgo. Work present in the First Conference of Legal Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Espanha.
6. Work presented in conference with abstract published in annals
Magalhães, M. S. ; Prado, M. A. M. (2005). História e Atualidade no movimento de mulheres trabalhadoras rurais de Minas Gerais: bandeiras de luta, trajetórias de lideranças e antagonistas políticos. In Annals of XIII Encontro Nacional da ABRAPSO. Belo Horizonte:ABRAPSO.
7. Unpublished Thesis or dissertations
Ansara, S. (2000). Repressão e Lutas Operárias na Memória Coletiva da Classe Trabalhadora en São Paulo. Master’s Dissertation, Post Graduated Study Program in Social Psychology. São Paulo: Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.
8. Ancient work reedited in considerable posterior date
Le Bon, G. (1995). Psychologie des foules. 5º ed. Paris: PUF (Original Published in 1895).
9. Institutional authorship
American Psychological Association (1994). Publication manual (4ª ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
10. Personal communication
Can be a letter, electronic message, phone or personal conversation. Quote only in text, providing initials and surname of the transmitter and date. Do not include in the references.
11. Article in Scientific Electronic Magazine (Internet)
Löwy, M. (2003). Las formas modernas de la barbarie. Metapolitica, 28, article 1. Accessed in April the 6th of 2003, of http://www.cepcom.com.mx/meta/28/vimpresa/dossier/1doss.htm13.
12. Newspaper Article
Franco, C. (2003, 6th of April of). Os Bórgia e as orgias do desejo profano. O Estado de S. Paulo, [São Paulo], p. D5.14.
13. Article in Non-scientific magazine
Oyama, T. (2001, 27th of June of). Dias Alegres: Parque de Diversões Promove Dia Gay e ensina funcionários a tratar visitante homossexual. Veja, 34(25), 71.
14. Article in Non-Scientific Newspaper or Magazine (Internet)
EUA isolam Bagdá, invadem palácios de Saddam e matam civis em bombardeio (2003,7 de abril de), O Estado de S. Paulo., Accessaed in April the 8th of 2003, of http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/folha/mundo/ult94u54748.shtml
Westphal, W. (2003, 7th of April of). Rubinho promete ganhar un GP do Brasil. Folha On-line, Accessed in April the 8th of 2003, of http://www.estadao.com.br/esportes/noticias/2003/abr/07/218.htm
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