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Contributions accepted for publication

Original articles:
Limited to 25 pages (counted from the Resumo in Portuguese), considering original research reports, theoretical studies, critical reviews of scientific literature, as well as reports on personal experience. Articles must be related to the Revista da SPAGESP’s scope and unpublished in any other sources. They must not be on submission process in any other periodical.

Limited to 10 pages, they must present a critical review of a recently published work inside Revista da SPAGESP’s scope.

Proceedings by the Editorial Committee

Editorial review process will only start if the manuscript submission suits the conditions stipulated on Revista da SPAGESP rules of publication.

The editorial process follows the scientific community double blind review. The editorial review process starts when the manuscript is submitted to Revista da SPAGESP, which is notified via email with a registration protocol. If the original follow the magazine’s rules, the evaluation process by consultants ad hoc initiates. In case the articles are not in accordance with our rules, they will be returned to authors for adjustments. Articles outside the magazine’s scope might me refused in their first attempt. It is suggested authors verify previous publications by Revista da SPAGESP.

According to the assessors’ evaluation, articles might be refused, approved with or without need for adjustments. Each consultant releases a statement with a specific formulary. Suggestions in the text might also be given.

If corrections on the manuscript are needed, authors will be given a specific deadline for modifications, which must be justified through a letter to the Editor (to be forwarded via e-mail with the reformulated text). This new version will be reevaluated by consultants who might approve or indicate new adjustments, following the same evaluation procedure. Both evaluation and reevaluation processes of the manuscript meet the magazine’s stipulated deadline.

The whole editorial process (acknowledgement of the original, consultants’ assessments, acknowledgement of reformulated manuscripts and final decision) will occur via e-mail (

Manuscripts approved for publication will be revised by a team composed of translators and librarians. The final version of the text will be approved by authors via e-mail. After the approval, manuscripts will be sent to electronic publication.

Legal rights and ethical care

The Revista da SPAGESP magazine has the legal rights of all its published articles. Total reproduction of its articles in other publications or sources, for any reason, requires the Editor’s written authorisation.

The Revista da SPAGESP Council of Editors authorises free access and distribution of published content if sources are adequately cited. Thus, credits to authors and distributors are properly given, and the integral text is preserved.

When approved, the article will be released on database to which Revista da SPAGESP is indexed or any other virtual library, website or index system considered prospectively convenient by the Editor. Authors are allowed to automatically archive their publications on Revista da SPAGESP in acknowledged institution or thematic repositories in their areas.

Manuscripts sent to Revista da SPAGESP must be followed by a letter with a Declaration of legal rights responsibilities and transference). This letter must be signed by all the authors of the manuscript, and must be sent in the PDF format via e-mail, alongside with the manuscript for evaluation. The letter must have the following structure:

Forwarded the article entitled (title), by (list of authors in order of authorship) for the appreciation of Revista da SPAGESP. We authorise the evaluation process to initiate and inform that this article is unpublished and not currently submitted to other periodical. We make public our responsibility for its content, informing that we have not omitted any financial connections or agreements between authors and companies that might relate to this article’s publication. We declare that all directives and ethical rules in human research were strictly followed during the research realisation. If the article is accepted for publication, we shall give all legal rights to Revista da SPAGESP.

Presentation of the Manuscript

All Revista da SPAGESP Rules for Publication are written according to APA, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010, 6th edition), concerning style and presentation of manuscript.

Manuscript editing

A. A4 Paper size. The manuscript must not surpass the maximum allowed in each category, that is, 25 pages for original articles and 10 pages for reviews. Pages are counted from the Abstract until references, including tables, pictures and attachments.

B. Typeface: Times New Roman, 12 in size, throughout the whole text, including references, footnotes, tables, etc.

C. Margins: 2.5 cm on all sides. (Top, bottom, left, right).

D. Spacing: Double space throughout the whole manuscript, including Title Pages with and without identification, Abstract, Text Body, References and others.

E. Alignment: justified.

F. Paragraph spacing: tab = 1.25 cm.

G. Pages numbering: top right-hand side corner.

H. Internet websites: All “URL” links in the text (i.e.: ) must be active.

I. Order of elements in the Manuscriptr: Title Page with identification, Title Page without identification, Resumo, Abstract, Resumen, Text Body, References, attachments, footnotes, tables and pictures. Start each one of them in a new page.

(a) Title Page with identification

Titles in Portuguese, English and Spanish (minimum of 12 words in each one). The title must be pertinent, clear, informative and creative. The aim of the article must be clear to the target reader.

Abbreviated title to include on articles’ pages subtitles (maximum of 5 words).

All authors’ names, in order of authorship.

Footnote with the complete address of the author in charge of direct communication with the Editor and for publishing in the magazine. (include ZIP code, telephone, fax and e-mail)

Footnote with information about authors (three of four lines for each author).

Attention: Manuscripts’ revision is blind concerning the author’s identity; the Title Page with identification must be the only manuscript page with the authors’ names and addresses. Authors, when submitting, must be sure there are no indications that can reveal their identity throughout the manuscript.

(b) Title Page without identification

Complete Title in Portuguese, English and Spanish (maximum of 12 words in each).

Abbreviated Title (maximum of 5 words).

(c) Sheet containing Resumo in Portuguese

The Resumo in Portuguese must be written up to 120 words, in a single paragraph. It must present briefly the aims, method and main results. References must not be included. Authors must include from three to five key-words related to the manuscript content. These key-words must be separated with a semicolon and be in accordance with terminology used by Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde - Psicologia (BVS-Psi):

(d) Sheet including Abstract

The Abstract must be compatible and meet the same specifications of the Portuguese version, followed by the Keywords, also compatible with the “palavras-chave” in Potuguese.

(e) Sheet including Resumen

The Resumen in Spanish must be compatible and meet the same specifications of the Portuguese version, followed by the Keywords, also compatible with the “palavras-chave” in Potuguese.

(f) Text Body

This section of the manuscript must start in a new page, after the title pages, Resumo, Abstract and Resumen. The manuscript title must not be in this page. Do not start a new page for each subtitle. Separate them with a blank line. The text must have a clear organization, signalised by a system of titles and subtitles. Paragraphs should be neither very short or with long sentences. Footnotes can only be used in the Title Page with Identification.

(g) Citation in the text body

• Up to two authors: always cite both
Souza e Santos (2010) ou (Souza & Santos, 2010).

• From three to five authors: cite all authors in the first citation; after this, only cite the first author and type “et al”.
First occurrence in the text: Ziviani, Féres-Carneiro e Magalhães (2011) or (Ziviani, Féres-Carneiro, & Magalhães, 2011)
Second occurrence in the text: Ziviani et al. (2011) or (Ziviani et al., 2011).

• 6 authors or more: cite only the first author and “et al”, whenever necessary in the text.

• If a citation is used as reference, indicate it by “cited by”. It is advisable this structure be avoided, unless there is sheer necessity.
For Féres-Carneiro (1998, cited by Magalhães, 2009) or Féres-Carneiro (1998) cited by Magalhães (2009).

• Citation of dated and re-edited works: author (original publication date/consulted publication date)
i.e.: Lima (1973/2008).

• For direct citations: always indicate the page.

Citations up to 40 words must be inserted on the paragraph, between quotation marks. If they exceed 40 words, it is necessary to create a new paragraph, with 1.25 cm left margin, without quotation marks.

Analyse carefully all citation rules. All cited works must be on the reference list. Before submitting, authors in charge must double-check citations and references meticulously, verifying agreement between both, as well as their suitability to APA’s norms.

(h) List of references

Must be used. It is suggested 30% of references date from the last five years, counted from the manuscript submission. Only cited and mentioned works must be on the section. References must be cited in alphabetical order, according to the author’s name. In case of reference to multiple studies by the same author, chronological order should be used, that is, from the earliest to the latest work by the referred author. Each new reference must appear as a new paragraph, with five ‘spaces’ on the second line’s left margin. Do revise carefully all references before submitting.


1. Article published in scientific journal

Cicco, M. F., Paiva, M. L., & Gomes, I. C. (2005). Família e conjugalidade: O sintoma dos filhos frente à imaturidade do casal parental. Psicologia Clínica, 17(2), 53-63.

Hare, A. L., Miga, E. M., & Allen, J. P. (2009). Intergenerational transmission of aggression in romantic relationships: The moderating role of attachment security. Journal of Family Psychology, 23(6), 808-818.

• Articles published on electronic source

Rodrigues, A. S., Jesus, M. C., Silva, L. S., Oliveira, J. F., & Paiva, M. S. (2011). Representações sociais de adolescentes e jovens vivendo com HIV acerca da adolescência, sexualidade e AIDS. Revista Eletrônica de Enfermagem, 13(4), 680-687. Recuperado em 09 jan. 2012, de < >.

2. Books

Costa, J. F. (1983). Ordem médica e norma familiar. Rio de Janeiro: Graal.

Delle Fave, A. (2006). Dimensions of well-being: Research and intervention. Milão: Franco Angeli.

• Books organised by editors

Dell’Aglio, D. D., Koller, S. H., & Yunes, M. A. (Orgs.). (2006). Resiliência e Psicologia Positiva: Interfaces do risco à proteção. São Paulo: Casa do Psicólogo.

• Books with indicated translation

Eiguer, A. (1995). O parentesco fantasmático: Transferência e contratransferência em terapia familial psicanalítica. (M. A. Chiarella, Trad.). São Paulo: Casa do Psicólogo.

3. Dated work re-edited later

Freud, S. (1975). Totem e tabou. Paris: PUF. (Original publicado em 1913).

4. Institutional authorship

Brasil. Ministério da Saúde. Programa Nacional de DST e Aids. (2004). Política de distribuição de preservativos para ações de prevenção das DST/HIV/Aids no Brasil. Brasília-DF. Recuperado em 03 janeiro 2007, de < >.

5. Book chapter

Duarte, L. F. D. (2009). Família, moralidade e religião: Tensões contrastivas contemporâneas em busca de um modelo. In G. Velho, & L. F. D. Duarte (Orgs.), Gerações, família e sexualidade (pp. 17-45). Rio de Janeiro: 7Letras.

6. Non-published thesis and dissertations

Graziano, L. D. (2005). A felicidade revisitada: Um estudo sobre bem-estar subjetivo na visão da Psicologia Positiva. Tese de Doutorado não-publicada, Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo.

7. Published document on the Internet

Conselho Federal de Psicologia (1999). Resolução CFP n° 001/99 de 22 de março de 1999 – Estabelece normas de atuação para os psicólogos em relação à questão da Orientação Sexual. Recuperado em 5 de julho de 2011 de < >.

8. Legal documents

Constituição da República Federativa do Brasil. (1988, 5 de outubro). Recuperado em 11 ago. 2008, de < >.

Pictures and tables

These must be placed after the References section. However, the suggested place of insertion must be indicated in the text. The first letters of words Picture and Table in the text must be type in capital letter, followed by the respective number they refer to. Expressions such as “the table above” or “the picture below” must not be used. APA norms do not include charts and graphics, only Tables and Pictures. These must be presented with respective titles and subtitles, one in each page in the end of the text.

The quantity of pictures and tables must not exceed five units and must be black-and-white, without stilting or excess of information. Pictures’ titles must come below them whereas tables’ titles must be on top.

Check-list of an article Submission Process

(1) Article written in accordance to Revista da SPAGESP norms, including the following elements: (a) Title page with identification; (b) Title page without identification; (c) Sheet containing Resumo e palavras chave; (d) Sheet containing Abstract and keywords; (e) Sheet Containing Resumen e palabras clave; (f) Text body; (g) References; (h) Attachmnts; (i) Footnotes; (j) Tables and Pictures.

(2) Declaração de Responsabilidade e Transferência de Direitos Autorais (declaration of legal rights responsibilities and transference), according to Revista da SPAGESP structure.

Sending the manuscripts

All manuscripts must be sent electronically to or

As soon as received, authors will get a confirmation e-mail.

Any necessary correspondence must be addressed to:

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