Focus and scope
The Political Psychology Magazine is a journal kept by the Brazilian Association of Political Psychology (ABPP). The magazine is a publication destined to interdisciplinary studies on Political Psychology. It is a journal dedicated to studies on Political Psychology issues. It has its epicenter in the pondering about political behavior in contemporary societies. Historically, Political Psychology is built on contributions from several areas of Social Sciences, articulating conversations in which objective and subjective conditions are present. They involve different theoretical approaches and, as such, help to determine collective behavior, speech, social actions and representations that form the political antagonisms of the social field. The magazine focus on publishing original empirical or theoretical studies about political phenomena, involving debates about, for instance, social movements, public policies, dominance relations, democracy, or about political psychology history. Such studies can be oriented by different theoretical and methodological approaches (qualitative and quantitative) that privilege disruption with dichotomies as: individuals versus society, objective versus subjective conditions, science versus politics. It is interesting for the magazine that the submitted production debate politics and its conceptions in their analysis, as the magazine aims to foster relevant debate in the Political Psychology field studies. The magazine focus on developing this interdisciplinary field of thinking and investigative praxis, some of the main debates have been held around social prejudice, different forms of racism, collective actions and social movements, collective and social violence, political socialization, voting behavior, power relations, democratic values, authoritarianisms, social participation and public policies, as well as studies on public opinion and mass communication media in qualitative and quantitative approaches. Adding to these subjects are studies on ideology and speech, symbolic universes and institutional practices. Our editorial board welcomes theoretical and methodological debates about such issues. The board aims to deepen the discussion of topics on the interface of psychological and political aspects.
The Political Psychology Magazine is published every four months.
The magazine publishes dedicated editions, also organized according to their own public notice. In addition, the Political Psychology Magazine publishes dossiers and sets of articles with specific themes and orientation. Besides manuscripts, submissions must present a general overview of the theme proposed by the organizers.
The Political Psychology Magazine usually publishes papers, reviews and interviews according to the following sections:
1. News from the Brazilian Association of Political Psychology
This section is reserved to the current ABPP board by the time the issues are published. It aims to present relevant information for ABPP.
This section is reserved to editor staff and dedicated editions publishers. It aims to present relevant information for the Magazine publishers, as well as reflect on the production released in the regular or dedicated issues.
This section is reserved to quality unpublished and original texts addressing empirical and theoretical aspects of the magazine focus, according to the format as shown in the Authors Guidelines. We recommend that at least one of the authors hold a PhD as a way to draw near the author already joining the debate on the field subjects. In the case authors are willing to afford with a translation, the RPP can make a bilingual issue available. Editors may nominate a translator and authors are responsible for the translation service costs. Papers might address critical reviews, meta-analysis or research results of empiric, experimental or conceptual nature on relevant subjects for Political Psychology. Systematic and integrative revisions, theoretical essays (critics and relevant theoretical knowledge formulations) and papers dedicated to present and discuss methodological aspects and techniques used in research also can be included in this section. To better meet the evaluation criteria for journals, whenever possible we encourage papers to classify their topics by objectives, methodology, results, discussion and final considerations, not necessarily in that order.
Important: at least 75% of the manuscripts published in each issue will be original. The remaining content will be divided into interviews, reviews, experience reports, translations, etc.
The RPP publishes dedicated and or methodological dossiers as suggested by its editorial board, ABPP associates or academic authors from the study field. Dossier proposals must include justification of relevance, scope and RPP affiliation and be directly forwarded to RPP editors. They follow a continuous flow. Manuscripts will follow similar editorial process to single submissions, being subjected to blind peer review.
5. Book reviews
This section is reserved to critical analysis of national or foreign recent works (published up to 5 years ago) related with political psychology topics or following a psycho-political approach. The review must guide the reader to the characteristics of the work, its potential uses and contributions to the political psychology field.
This section is dedicated to publish interviews with authors, acknowledged authorities of the academic field and other personalities contributing to the political psychology debate. Interviews must be related to political psychology topics, approach its history or researchers contributing to the interdisciplinary field of political psychology. Interviews must bring the names of the people interviewed and an introduction of their context and curriculum. We also ask that a digitalized copy of an authorization from the interviewed people be submitted, with their concordance with the publishing of the material. Quotes of their work in the interview must follow the quotation standards of the magazine. Interviews will be assessed by a member of the Editorial Board and/or of the Editorial Committee.
This section is dedicated to relevant papers, essays and interviews not available in Portuguese. Submitted collaborations must present title, authors names and translators names. Also, a digitalized copy of the original used in the translation must be submitted, as well as the digitalized copy from the editor or author to be published.
8. Social Movements Panel
This section is dedicated to publishing agendas and thoughts of activists and militants from organized social and collective movements. The section aligns with the epistemological approach of considering academic and non-academic knowledge, scientific and non-scientific at the same level. RPP understands that practices and action systems built by collectives are elaborations and knowledge that amplify our own comprehension of social reality. We expect reflections based on individual or collective experiences that generate papers from and with social movements. Political placements and arguments will be respected regardless of the empiric or theoretical bases used, as long as they conform to RPP focus and scope. The texts must contribute to the thinking about the democratization of our society and the amplification of the reciprocity between groups and individuals. The section contemplates creative elaborations that may address to the society agendas, demands and critics from social movements. This is a publishing space for organized movements disclose their actions, presenting historical retrospectives, agendas and others within an engaged interpretation on the several subjects and struggles that affect our society. Co-authoring between activists and researchers will be accepted as long as at least one of the authors is non-academic. The paper must be based on the organized collectives singular experiences and their political struggle front. Because publishing academic papers is not always interesting to political actors we count on peers to invite and encourage those productions. The manuscript format must follow the magazine guidelines, except that for this section files must not exceed 15 pages. Up to 5 (five) pictures in high 300 dpi resolution may be included per paper. Authorization for the use of each image must also be presented. The manuscripts will be evaluated as for other RPP sections. Interlocutors will be assigned to help authors on writing inaccuracies, orthography and readability. Interlocutors are referenced researchers on related topics and will not be anonymous, establishing a dialogue with authors in order to collaborate with text improvement.
9. Experience Reports
Reports on professional practice and concrete interventions on social reality, followed by relevant critical and systematical analyses for the political psychology. This section is dedicated to the labor market, community mobilizing processes, extension projects and the bridge between education and service.
10. Aesthetics and Politics
This section publishes manuscripts on themes within RPP scope in their interface with art and culture, as long as they use in their formal presentation iconographic, poetic, literary, musical and audiovisual resources in order to expand communicative and epistemological possibilities. The section is destined to works that record actions that politically heckle reality through artistic resources and cultural manifestations, in themselves considered as aesthetic and political objects. All submitted material must be followed by publishing authorization if they are not property of the authors.
1. Brazilian Association of Political Psychology Nominata
This section is dedicated to publish, in the RPP last yearly number, names of peers (ad hoc reviewers) that reviewed papers within that year, without specification of evaluated texts. The Nominata introduces the Editorial Board and reviewers, ABPP board and all involved with the RPP during that year.
Peer review process
Electronically submitted texts will endure a pre-evaluation procedure to verify compliance to the standards, editorial scope and relevance. Those which comply with the standards and are considered able to be published by RPP will be forwarded to ad hoc review by the editors.
Papers will be evaluated according to the blind peer review system, that is, authors will not be identified by reviewers and vice-versa. The system aims to preserve and respect opinions without any constraints.
At least two peers will be assigned to evaluate the manuscripts. In case of divergence, a third peer will be assigned.
The evaluation of the manuscripts submitted to RPP will focus on the work scientific merit, form and content, and its compliance to RPP editorial standards. Peers would recommend acceptance of the document without modifications, acceptance under modification or rejection of the document by the editors. Ad hoc reviews aim to provide authors with suggestions and recommendations to improve scientific quality of the text and guide the editor as for the publication of the manuscript.
Recommendations in the reports must be met or substantially discussed in formal letter to the editor, who will provide final assessment. We ask that the letter presents the amends to the text as well as the authors reasoning about topics out of compliance. We ask that revised versions of the manuscripts present the main amends marked in red.
Revised versions will be evaluated by editors, who could ask for a new report from the ad hoc reviewers. As many changes as necessary for the final acceptance of the text may be requested from the authors. Editors hold the right to decide for or against the paper publication at all times. Authors will be able to follow up the steps of the publishing process online through RPP publishing system interface.
Free access policy
The magazine is published under the open access model and is available to any person to read, download, copy and disclose, as long as dully referenced.
Since issue #14 (2007) the electronic repository of the magazine is on PEPSIC database ( http://pepsic.bvsalud.org/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=1519-549X ). Past issues of the Political Psychology Magazine (Numbers #1 to #13) are available at: https://usp-br.academia.edu/RevistaPsicologiaPol%C3%ADtica
Papers will be edited within RPP system ( http://submission-pepsic.scielo.br/index.php/rpp/index ), followed up by editors for continuous flow issues or guest editors in the case of dedicated issues and dossiers, and evaluated by peers in a blind peer review process.
There's no fee charge to guarantee the steps of paper evaluation and publishing process. However, abstracts translations and proofreading into other languages must be funded by authors and may be requested by editors once the manuscript is approved by merit but still presents writing issues.
The RPP publishes papers in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Bilingual or trilingual publications are available as long as the translation is funded by the authors. Translations must be performed by the end of the process, after the paper approval, by a translator nominated by RPP, or approved by the Editorial Committee.
The Political Psychology Magazine follows the national and international standards of technical aspects regarding research with human beings (Resolution 510/2016 of the National Health Council and IUPsys, Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles to Psychologists). To foster publishing good practices, ethical issues not directly related to human beings research must follow the international ethical conduct guidelines (COPE, Committee on Publication Ethics).
The Political Psychology Magazine presents the following publishing criteria to papers developed from research with human beings:
1. Present a complete list of bibliographic references at the end of the manuscript.
2. Inform about financial support (if so) including bid or process number by which the fund was raised. Pq researchers must comply with this condition.
3. Guarantee that the submitted manuscript is not published or submitted to any other media.
4. Assume that the manuscript authors actively engaged in the development process greatly contributing to the research.
5. Authors must publicly assume responsibility for the paper content.
6. Guarantee that all the data is real and that there isn´t any kind of plagiarism in the paper.
7. Guarantee that the ethical guidelines supported by the Resolution 510/2016 of the National Health Council (CNS) were followed whenever the content involves research with human beings, as well as the Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines for the remaining issues.
8. Authors must explicitly and individually declare any potential conflict of interest, financial or not, direct or not.
Political Psychology Magazine editorial board responsibilities
1. Evaluate with accuracy, objectivity and parsimony all the manuscripts submitted to the magazine, without distinction.
2. Provide authors of the manuscript with objective, meaningful and informative reports.
3. Choose reviewers without conflicts of interest in the manuscript publication, be it about authors, research goals or funding entity. In case of conflict of interest by reviewers the Editorial Committee will forward the manuscript to another ad hoc reviewer.
4. Guarantee that the double blind review process will be followed, that is, the identity of the authors and reviewers must be kept unknown.
5. Perform the processing of the manuscripts in a timely manner.
6. Guarantee that editorial decisions will be based solely on the manuscript's importance, quality, originality and merit at all times.
When submitting a manuscript to RPP, authors state that they are not breaking any academic integrity principle, incurring in plagiarism, self-plagiarism, redundant publication, etc.
From 2018 on the magazine adopted an antiplagiarism policy through an online and free platform to detect falsification in the submitted texts. This evaluation is performed by the editor responsible for the manuscript follow-up, verifying it before forwarding to the ad hoc reviewers. In case of plagiarism detection the editor will contact the authors for clarification. The review process will only begin after the plagiarism verification.
Besides the verification performed by the editors, the magazine guidelines for author states that all quoted works are duly referenced.
Sources of indexation
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It is mandatory to sign up and login to the system to submit works as well as follow up the editorial procedure.
The Political Psychology Magazine adopts, with some adaptations, the publishing norms from APA: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2010) [ https://www4.uwsp.edu/psych/mp/APA/apa4b.htm ].
Information omission in the following details implies what is stated at APA guidelines.
The publishing process will only begin after the metadata fields of the submission are complete, and all the subsequent guidelines met. If there is no metadata, inform "not available". If not so, the manuscript will be returned for adaptation. We highlight that submissions returned twice due to non-compliance with the following guidelines will not be accepted a third time.
Texts might be written in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.
Because of the double blind review, authors must eliminate all kinds of identification in any part of the manuscript, including the file properties. Authors information provided in the online form will not be disclosed to ad hoc reviewers under any circumstances.
Institutional information or methodological details that may identify the author must be suppressed, using, for example, expressions as "University XXX" and "School XXX".
Avoid quoting your own work multiple times. If unavoidable, the body of the text must bring "Author (publication year)" and, in the beginning of the references list, the following information (do not follow the alphabetical order in this case): "Author (publication year) - include reference after peer review".
There are several ways to suppress the author identification from the file properties, depending on the version of the word processor. In the Help section of your word processor, look for "Properties" or "Inspect document" and follow the instructions to remove personal information from your document.
Authors with accepted submissions will have the opportunity to include additional data during the final revision. The RPP does not charge for submission or publication. Basic costs are funded by the ABPP. However, in case reviewers deem necessary, the technical proofreading for Portuguese may be required from the authors. In this case, editors would recommend a professional and the authors would pay the service directly to the proofreader.
Documents to be submitted must be in .doc or .docx format, within the maximum number of pages according to each category as described below (including Abstract, Resumen, Pictures, Tables, Attachments and References, besides the body of the text):
- Papers: 15 to 25 pages
- Book reviews: 3 to 7 pages
- Interviews: 15 to 20 pages
- Translations: 15 to 25 pages
- Social Movements Panel and Experience Reports: 10 to 15 pages
1. LAYOUT GUIDELINES
a) Original manuscripts must be submitted in .doc or .docx format (Word).
b) Spacing of 1,5 cm throughout the file, including Front Page, Abstract, Body of Text, References, Attachments, etc.
c) Typeface Font: Times New Roman 12 (except for direct quotations, blocked, 4 cm indentation on the left margin, must be on font size 10; footnotes also in size 10).
d) Margins: the page must be size A4 (21 x 29,7 cm) with all margins with 2,5 cm.
f) Alignment: left
g) Indentation of the first line of the paragraph: tab = 1,25 cm.
h) Page numbers on the upper right corner.
i) Images must be in high resolution (300 dpi minimum) and .jpeg format.
j) All the URL http://pkp.sfu.ca ) must be active links inside the text and leading directly to the quoted document.
k) Italicize to highlight words and expressions in the text, for example: self, locus, rapport and words that the authors would like to point out.
2. ELEMENTS OF THE MANUSCRIPT
a) Front Page: without author identification (this should be in the metadata), not computed in the total number of pages. It must bring the title in Portuguese (maximum of 14 words), Spanish and English. It must include the title in French only if the publication is in this language.
b) Abstract: must comprise between 100 and 150 words, in the original language of the text and followed by translations in English, Spanish and Portuguese, if this is the case. The same is valid for the manuscript title. If the original text is in French, abstracts in English, Portuguese and Spanish must also be included. Below each abstract 5 (five) keywords must be listed. Translations must preserve the abstract content, but also adapt to the grammar rules of each language. The RPP reserves the right to require amends in the abstracts if needed. This is a very important item, as in case of publication it will be available in all the magazine indexers.
Abstracts in video: Some magazines already use video abstracts as a way to widen the access and disclosure of their papers (Se Elsevier's example: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-number-theory/video-abstracts ).
Unfortunately, PEPSIC resources do not support video. However, we encourage authors to record videos to summarize the content of their papers so that we can publish them in our social media. We commit to publish and disclosure separately your paper with the video. The video can be recorded in a mobile or video camera, but the resolution of audio and image must be of quality. We recommend that the videos do not exceed a 3 minutes length, as longer videos are less viewed. Videos above 10 minutes will not be accepted. The videos must be shared through the magazine email email@example.com, cloud apps (DropBox, Google Drive) or similar. We will download it and publish in the RPP page on Facebook.
c) Body of Text: it is not necessary to repeat the title of the manuscript in the first page. If there are subdivisions in the text we recommend a maximum of 3 levels of subheadings. Subheadings must bring only the first letter of each word in capitals. Do not italicize.
Footnotes must be avoided whenever possible. However, if unavoidable, footnotes must be referenced in the text by Arabic algorisms. Footnotes must not be used to inform bibliographic references. Bibliographic references must be listed at the end of the paper. Footnotes font size must be 10 with simple spacing.
References must be listed at the end of the text, in alphabetical order, according to the APA norms adapted by RPP (find below some examples of how to quote papers, books, chapters, theses and dissertations, respectively). Do not leave extra space between quotations.
2.1 Pictures, Tables, Charts and Attachments
Pictures and Tables must be presented with their respective title and caption. They must be done in formats that allow edition in Word. The title must be bold, without period. Do not use capitals, italics or bold inside the Table. The titles of the Pictures must be presented just after the expression "Picture" and their respective number (must be underlined), following the specification for Tables.
2.2 Quotations inside the body of text
3. Examples of quotations and references
The following examples will help with manuscript organization, although they to do limit quotation possibilities in your work. Use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010, 6th edition) [ https://www4.uwsp.edu/psych/mp/APA/apa4b.htm ], to check rules and references, considering adaptation for the Political Psychology Magazine as for authors' full names: mandatory on references and optional inside the body of the text.
Examples of quotations inside the text
Multiple authors paper quotation
1. Two authors
The last name of the authors is detailed in all quotations using "and" or "&" according to the following situations:
First quotation inside the body of text: The analysis proposed by Marco Aurelio Prado and Frederico Viana Machado (2014).
Subsequent quotations inside the body of text: The analysis proposed by Prado and Machado (2014).
The "&" must be used only when the quotation is between round brackets: The analysis was initially proposed to the study of ideologization (Prado & Machado, 2014).
2. From 3 to 5 authors
The last name of all the authors must be detailed in the first quotation. From the second quotation on, only the last name of the first author must be detailed, followed by "et al." and, if this is the first quotation of a reference inside the same paragraph, the year.
First quotation inside the body of text: Allan Gomes, Letícia Andrade and Kátia Maheirie (2018) evidenced that...
Subsequent quotation to the first in the paragraph: Gomes et al. (2018) verified that...
Omit the year in subsequent quotations inside the same paragraph: Gomes et al. verified that...
All the names must be detailed in the References section.
3. Six or more authors
In the text, since the first quotation, only the first author is mentioned, followed by "et al.", except if the format originates ambiguity. In this case, the previous item guidelines must be followed. The first quotation presents name and last name, subsequent quotations presents last name and date.
All the names and last names must be detailed in the References section.
4. Quotation from work discussed in a secondary source
The manuscript uses as source a work discussed in another study without having consulted the original work (for example, a study by Foucault quoted by Hamann, 2012). This type of quotation must be avoided, used in specific cases that must be communicated and justified to the editor in a private message. Inside the body of text use the following quotation:
First quotation inside the body of text: Michel Foucault (as quoted by Cristiano Hamann, 2012) adds that those studies….
Subsequent quotations of this work: Foucault (as quoted by Hamann, 2012) .
In the Reference section, inform the secondary source (for example, Hamann) according to the appropriate format.
5. Quotes from reedited old works
Author (original publication date/date of the consulted edition) Ex.: Comte (1856/1948).
For other quotation forms see American Psychological Association Publishing Manual, 6th Edition, 2010.
3.1 References elaboration
References must be organized according to the following guidelines:
Works from one and same author must be classified by publication year, the oldest in the first place, at the top of the list.
Whenever the last name of the author is identical, works from one author precede works from multiple authors.
Works in which the first author is the same and the coauthors differ are organized by the coauthors last names.
Works with the same multiple authors are organized by date, the oldest first.
Works from the same author and with the same date are classified by title in alphabetical order, disregarding if the first word is an article or pronoun, except if the title itself brings indication of order, the year is immediately followed by lower case letters (and that way it must be also indicated in the quotation and call for reference). The name of the author must not be replaced by dashes or other signs whenever repeated.
It must be in font size 12 and simple spacing. Each reference must be in a new paragraph, with indentation of 0,5 cm from the left margin, from the second line.
Read carefully the magazine's Publishing Guidelines before preparing your references so to comply with all criteria.
We strongly recommend that all authors full names are clarified. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their references. Following are some examples of common references:
1. Technical Report
Rocha, K.&Pizzinato, A. (2018). Teste rápido para HIV, sífilis e hepatites virais: análise do impacto dessas tecnologias de cuidado no acesso a populações em situação de maior vulnerabilidade em um Centro de Testagem e Aconselhamento em Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. (Research technical report) Brasília: Health Ministry.
2. Theses and dissertations
References for theses and dissertations must be avoided. Prefer quotations of the indexed papers that originated the reference. If there is no published paper derived from the thesis or dissertation, quote another paper regarding the same topic. If quotation from a thesis or dissertation is unavoidable, they must be available online:
Cavagnoli, M. (2017). Jazz e improvisação musical: relações estéticas e processos de criação (Master Degree Dissertation). Retrieved at: https://repositorio.ufsc.br/handle/123456789/100873
Dimenstein, M. (2008) Psicologia social comunitária: aportes teóricos e metodológicos. (1. ed.). Natal: EDUFRN.
4. Book Chapter
Hernandez, A R. C. &Scarparo, H. B. K. (2014). Psicologia política, arte e experiência política. In: A. M. S. Sandoval; D. U. Hur; B. S. Dantas (Orgs.). Psicologia política: temas atuais de investigação (pp 54-78). Campinas: Alínea.
5. Book translated into Portuguese
Kuhn, T. (1996). The structure of scientific revolutions [A estrutura das revoluções científicas] São Paulo, SP: Perspectiva. (Originally published in 1970).
6. Old works reissued in further posterior dates
Comte, A. (1983). Curso de filosofia positiva: discurso sobre o espírito positivo. São Paulo: Abril. (Originally published in 1830).
7. Institutional Authors
Federal Council of Social Welfare Federal Council of Psychology (2007) Parâmetros para atuação de assistentes sociais e psicólogos(as) na política de assistência social. Retrieved at: http://site.cfp.org.br/publicacao/parmetros-para-atuao-de-assistentes-sociais-e-psiclogosas-na-poltica-de-assistncia-social/
To work available online, do not include retrieve date unless the source of the material suffer changes along time (example, wikis).
8. Paper in scientific journals (with and without DOI)
Silva, Conceição F. S. & de Castro, Lúcia R. (2014). Brazilian Youth Activism: In Search of New Meanings for Political Engagement? Alternatives, 39(3), 187–201. https://doi.org/10.1177/0304375415569389
If the online paper do not present the Digital Object Identifier number (DOI), inform the URL. Do not inform retrieve date.
Abreu, Demetrius L.& Leite, Jáder F. (2016). Protestos de Junho 2013 no Brasil: novos repertórios de confronto. Revista Polis e Psique, 6(3), 12-35. Retrieved at: http://pepsic.bvsalud.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2238-152X2016000300003&lng=pt&tlng=pt .
9. Papers in printer
Avoid this kind of reference. If unavoidable, do not inform year, volume or page number until the paper is published. It will be the last author reference respecting the names order.
Costa, F. A. (In printer). Formação e atuação em psicologia social e a política de pós-graduação brasileira. Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão.
10. Legal Documents
Law n. 9.394 , December 20th 1996 (1996). Establishes Guidelines and Basis for the National Education. Official Journal of the Union, section 1, Constitution of the Brazil Federal Republic. (1988, October 5th). Retrieved at http://www.senado.gov.br/sf/legislacao/const/
For other quotation forms see American Psychological Association Publishing Manual, 6th Edition, 2010. [Available at https://www4.uwsp.edu/psych/mp/APA/apa4b.htm].
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