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Temas em Psicologia publishes empirical research reports, historical, theoretical and conceptual studies, professional experience analyses, critical reviews of literature, technical notes and letters addressed to the editores. The journal, published twice a year, aims to promote the production of knowledge, the communication and the collaboration among researchers of all Psychology areas.
Note: The accepted manuscript might be published in more than one language by responsibility of the author(s). However, translators will be indicated by the journal, and no other translation will be accepted. If you are interested in publishing your work in more than one language, please, contact our editorial board: email@example.com
Articles in sections 1, 2 and 3 must present maximum size of 25 pages, including resumo, abstract, resumen, text itself, references, images and tables (when relevant). Technical notes/reports (section 4) must present maximum size of 10 pages, including text itself, references, images and tables (when relevant).
Manuscript should not exceed six (6) tables and figures.
Articles must be submitted through the electronic system of management of the publishing process, available at http://submission-pepsic.scielo.br/index.php/tp/. Manuscripts received by post, fax, email or any other form of submission will not be considered by the Editorial Board. Authors will receive a confirmation message of submission.
We accept manuscripts for editorial analysis that:
Manuscripts which do not comply with the standards of publication of American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition, 2010, will not enter into the editorial process, and will be returned to authors.
Considering the Journal is exclusively electronic, the manuscript might have, when necessary, colored figures or images. Considering APA rules it is not allowed the use of colors in tables.
The article must be typed in a text editor compatible with the Word for Windows 6.0 or superior standard, using the font Times New Roman, size 12, double space, left-aligned. The page shall be A4-sized, the margins set to 25 mm (2,5 cm) all the way around the page (top, bottom, right, left). It is requested not to use any kind of special editing resources – such as justifying, indents, hyphenation, bold and/or italic, etc – just indicating the change of paragraphs (don’t use the Tab or the Space keys to indicate paragraph indents in the text). Words and expressions that need to be highlighted using italic, e.g. foreign words, must be underlined. Formatting paragraphs and indents is reserved to the final stage of the edition of the article.
If the manuscript is "recommended for publication with reformulations", this shall also be sent electronically following the same instructions.
The manuscript presentation shall observe the following order:
1. Custom title page, containing:
1.1. Full title in Portuguese, English, and Spanish,
not exceeding the limit of 15 words.
2. Custom title page without identification
2.1. Full title in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
3. Page containing Abstract in Portuguese, English, and Spanish
The Abstract must have 150-250 words, followed by 3 to 5 keywords for the article’s index. The keywords must be accurately chosen with classification purposes, allowing the retrieval with other similar articles. Keywords are ones that could possibly be used for bibliographical survey.
4. The text body
This part of the manuscript must begin in a new
page, organized in a way that allows an easy recognition of topics, signaled
by titles (centered) and subtitles, when necessary. The suggested places to
insert pictures and tables must be clearly indicated in the text.
Figures must be presented, one per page of the text and/or computer file, including caption, at the end of the text. To ensure a quality image reproduction, figures that contain drawings must be sent in photo-quality image. Since the width of the pictures is limited in the published version (PDF), the author must ensure the captions keep quality for reading, in case there’s the need to reduce the size. The title of the figures must be presented separately as text – it’s not part of the caption.
Tables must be presented, one per page of the text and/or computer file, including title above the text, which must be presented separately from the table. The author must limit its width to 60 characters, for simple tables which occupy a printed column, including a 3-characters space between columns, and limit its width to 125 characters, for tables which occupy 2 printed columns. The length must not exceed the limit of 55 lines, including title and footnotes.
7. Attached files/Appendices
Should be presented only when they contain original relevant information, or are indispensable to the comprehension of the article. Authors who present articles of instrument validation may sent the used version of the instrument attached. In all other cases, it’s recommended to avoid them.
The manuscripts received will be appreciated by the Editorial Committee. If they are in accordance to the editorial policy of the journal, they will be sent to ad hoc consultants. The evaluation is double-blind. The identity of the authors and their institutional affiliations will not be exposed to the consultants. In the same way, the identity of the assessment body will not be revealed to the authors. The Editorial Committee will do the appreciation of the consultants’ assessments, and will notify the authors about its decision, which may be accepted unmodified, accepted with the request of reformulations, need extensive reformulations or resubmission, or rejected. The authors will receive a copy of the assessment together with the decision of the Editorial Committee.
If reformulations in the text body are requested, these must be done by the authors and sent by e-mail. The modified text must be sent by a letter specifying the changes made. The modified version will go through another appreciation by the Editorial Committee, which may, if decided so, send it to ad hoc consultants. It will be requested as many reformulations as considered necessary for a possible final acceptance of the manuscript. The Editorial Committee will make the final decision on the publication of a manuscript.
The Editorial Committee may make small changes on the text body. If the manuscript is approved for publishing, the authors will receive a graphic evidence for a last review. This review shall be sent back to Editorial Committee, together with a manifestation of approval by the author and co-authors, when it’s the case.
Note: The Journal Temas em Psicologia will not correct submitted articles regarding grammatical, orthographical, and concordance errors. This task should be done by the author(s) prior to submission. The author(s) should take responsibility for the submitted and published work.
1. Articles published in the journal Temas em Psicologia
The copyright of published articles belong to the journal Temas em Psicologia. The full reproduction of its content in other publications, or for any other means, demands a written authorization by the Responsible Editor of Temas em Psicologia. The partial reproduction of articles (pieces of the text body that exceed 500 words, tables, pictures, and other illustrations) demands a written permission by the authors of the reproduced article.
2. Partial reproduction from other publications in articles published Temas em Psicologia
The submitted articles must observe the limits specified in the previous topic, when it contains pieces of text extracted from other publications. It’s recommended to avoid the reproduction of pictures, tables, and illustrations; the acceptance of a manuscript that contains that sort of reproduction will depend on a written authorization for reproduction purposes, by the entity owner of the copyrights of the original manuscript, addressed to author of the manuscript submitted to the journal Temas em Psicologia. The journal Temas em Psicologia will not forward reproduction copyrights obtained in this manner, under any circumstance.
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