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Scope and policy


The articles submitted to the journal must follow the guidelines provided by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Fifth edition, 2001). The main author must write a letter to the director of the journal in which he (she) states that it is an original article, that it has not been submitted to any other journal and that all of the authors have agreed to send the paper.


Arbitration process


The editorial committee evaluates the relevance of the submitted articles and verifies the compliance of the requirements listed on the Instructions for the Authors section. If the first evaluation has a positive result, the paper is then passed on to peer review process, in which it is analyzed by two specialists. This double-blind type of process is anonymous; the only person who is aware of the identity of all persons involved is the journal's editor.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

  • Content: The journal accepts empirical, theoretical or review original manuscripts that contribute to the development of psychology as a science and as a profession. The submitted articles are evaluated by two referees through a double-blind process.

  • Ethical Aspects: Articles that are based on research done with human beings should include a statement that certifies that the experiments were done with the knowledge and approval of the people involved. Articles based on research made with experimental animals must include explicit reference about the use of appropriate means for reducing animal pain. In both cases, authors are required to follow ethical regulations developed by the APA.

  • Languages: Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana publishes articles in Spanish, Portuguese, English and Italian. The articles include abstracts and key words (from the American Psychological Association Thesaurus ) both in English and Spanish.

    Sending of manuscripts


    The articles must be sent in electronic format, in Word, along with a letter signed by the main author in which he or she confirms the authenticity of the paper and assures that it has not been submitted to any other journal; it must also include the other authors consent for submitting the article to Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana. Email both files to:

    Andrés M. Pérez-Acosta
    Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana
    Programa de Psicología
    Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia)


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