- Quality Criteria
1. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy is a journal which publishes empirical and theoretical contributions on any topics of Psychology. The Journal will be consider for publication research or theoretical reports, theoretical reviews, case studies, letters to the editor dealing with comments about articles previously appeared in the journal or reporting specific information on any topic of Psychology, and book reviews. Monographic issues will also be published. The Journal will punctually announce the planned subjects and contribution form.
2. Manuscripts should be typed 1.5 spaced in DIN A-4 format with Times 10 font and with 3cm margins. Concerning research or theoretical reports, theoretical reviews, and case studies should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association:
(a) A separate page must be enclosed containing: the title of the paper; the author(s) name(s); the institutional affiliation and E-mail address of each author; and, the postal and E-mail address for corresponding author.
(b) The title page should include an abstract in English not exceeding 250 words followed by a list of up to five keywords.
(c) Figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in separate pages. Authors must indicate their approximate intended location in the manuscript. They must be provided in a form suitable for direct reproduction, with a recommended size of 9 x 12 cm. Every figure in Excel format as a separated document should be identified with its number. Tables in word document should also be consecutively numbered with arabic numerals.
(d) References (examples)
Articles (please indicate DOI if possible)
Fontaine R & Reveillere C (2004). Bullying at school: Description, vulnerability and psychopathological repercussions. Annales Medico-Psychologiques, 162, 588-594.
Ossman W, Wilson KG, Storaasli RD, & McNeill JW (2006). A preliminary investigation of the use of acceptance and commitment therapy in group treatment for social phobia. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 6, 397-416.
Lasch C (1996). Refugio en un mundo despiadado. Reflexión sobre la familia contemporánea. Barcelona: Gedisa.
Chapter of a book
Orsillo SM, Roemer L, Block-Lerner J, LeJeune C & Herbert JD (2005). ACT with anxiety disorders. In SC Hayes & KD Strosahl (Eds), A Practical Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (pp. 103-132). New York: Springer Science & Business Media.
Conference Proceedings (published)
Gerome JR (2005). Working with the terminally ill. In ABA Conference Proceedings (pp. 279-282). Chicago, USA: ABA.
Unpublished conference paper
Gerome JR (2004). Working with the terminally ill. Paper presented at the ABA Meeting, New York, USA.
Author (Year). Title of dissertation. Doctoral dissertation, Institution.
3. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, and submited via Email to the following address: email@example.com
4. The review process is anonymous, so authors’ names or affiliations should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. If corrections are needed before definitely acceptance, corrected manuscripts should be send to the editor within three months. Passed this time without receiving the new version, manuscripts will be rejected for publication and returned to the author. When submitting a corrected version, authors should enclose a letter itemising every change (section, page, line) and, where appropriate, the difference of opinion.
5. When an author is preparing to submit a manuscript, he/she needs to ensure that there is a section following the Abstract entitled “Novelty and Significance” written in a style that is understood by a general audience. This section, which should be about 100 words, comprises 2 subsections under the following headings:
1. What is already known about the topic? (with a two or three bullet points over the facts conocidos en la literatura sobre el tópico del paper.)
2. What this paper adds? (with a two or three bullet points highlighting the novelty of data or arguments of the paper.)
Manuscripts are considered on the understanding that they contain original material, that the manuscript and material within the manuscript have not been published and are not being considered for publication elsewhere in whole or in part in any language, including publicly accessible web sites or e-print servers, except as an abstract.
The authors also certify that any and all other work in preparation, submitted, in press, or published that is potentially overlapping either in the actual data presented or in the conceptual approach is enclosed along with the original submission. Any material within the manuscript that has appeared elsewhere must be cross-referenced and permission to use or adapt the material must be received, in writing from the copyright holder.
By manuscripts describing studies on humans, authors must state that the research have been approved by the appropriate ethics committee (if it was the case). Names, initials or codes of medical histories should be masked in order to prevent the identification of any single person. At the section subjects of the manuscript should also be stated that all persons gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Reports of animal experiments must state that the research follows international directives or national laws concerning care and protection of animals for scientific purposes. Financed studies should mention the institution or sponsor that provide the funding. Authors must be in possession of publication permission by the supporter institution. The journal does not accept already published material. The authors are responsible for holding permission to reproduce partially text, tables or figures published elsewhere and for quoting their source accurately. In order to prevent any conflict of interests authors are expected to state any commercial association concerning their reported work. On the authors’ list should solely figure persons contributing intellectually to the reported research. Generally, it is understood that authorship implies the participation in the planning and carrying out of the work, the participation in the writing of the manuscript and any possible revisions and having endorsed the final version. Data and opinions appearing in the articles are the solely responsibility of the contributors. IJP&PT and AAC denies any liability for the consequences of any opinion or statement. The journal also denies any liability for conflicts concerning authorship of the published papers.
The decision to publish a paper is based on an editorial assessment and peer review on a two-step process:
1. Initially all papers are assessed by an Editorial Committee consisting of 2 or more members of the Editorial Team. The prime purpose is to decide whether to send a paper for peer review and to give a rapid decision on those that are not.
Papers which do not meet basic standards or are unlikely to be published irrespective of a positive peer review, for example because their novel contribution is insufficient or the relevance to the discipline is unclear, may be rejected at this point in order to avoid delays to authors who may wish to seek publication elsewhere.
Occasionally a paper will be returned to the author with requests for revisions in order to assist the editors in deciding whether or not send it out for review. Authors can expect a decision from this stage of the review process within 3-4 weeks of submission.
2. Manuscripts going forward to the review process are reviewed by members of an international expert panel. All such papers will undergo a double blind peer review by two or more reviewers, plus a member of the Associate Editorial Board. All papers are subject to peer review and we take every reasonable step to ensure author identity is concealed during the review process. We aim to complete this process within 2-6 months of the decision to review although occasionally delays do happen. Authors should allow at least 6 months from submissions before contacting the Journal. The Editor reserves the right to the final decision regarding acceptance.
Statements, opinions, and results of studies published in IJP&PT are those of the authors and do not reflect the policy or position of the Editor, Editorial Council of IJP&PT, and AAC, and the AAC provides no warranty as to their accuracy or reliability.
Open Access Publication Policy
The full text of every article published in IJP&PT is immediately accessible on http://www.ijpsy.com through open access, for everyone. IJP&PT is committed to keeping articles Open Access (with deposit of the full text content in Proquest, Scopus, Redalyc as well as fully Open Access on http://www.ijpsy.com).
To support this IJP&PT is now asking all authors to pay an Open Access fee of 6.00€/page on acceptance of their paper. IJP&PT do have a waiver policy for authors who cannot pay the Open Access fee. Consideration of articles is not related to ability to pay the fee, and we ask authors not to discuss with Editors any issues concerning payment at any stage of the peer review process. Any communications related to fees are handled by Managing Editor and Editorial Office staff not involved in decisions about manuscripts.
The IJP&PT’s publication licence allows each author to post their article’s URL on either their own or their institutional’s website, thereby giving users free access to the full text of the article on http://www.ijpsy.com.
Authors may use their own articles for the following non commercial purposes without asking IJP&PT for permission (and subject only to acknowledging first publication in IJP&PT and giving a full reference or web link, as appropriate):
- Posting a pdf of their article on their own personal or institutional website for which no charge for access is made.
- Making a reasonable number of copies for personal or teaching purposes.
- Using individual figures or tables or extracts of text (up to 250 words) in other publications published by a third party with appropiated reference.
On orders that we receive for a single article reprint or translation sale that exceed 1500 € in value, we will pay authors a royalty of 50% of net receipts less sales any commission, which will be paid to the Corresponding Author for distribution as agreed between the authors.
Anyone else (other than the author of a paper) who wants to reproduce a IJP&PT article needs to ask for permission.