ISSN 1657-8961
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Basic Information

Pensamiento Psicológicois a peer-reviewed scientific journal which offers an opportunity for the publication of research findings in the field of basic and applied psychology, and of disciplines related to mental health, human welfare and the quality of life. Since its foundation in 2002, its aim has been to serve as a privileged means of circulation for academics and researchers of psychology and disciplines related to national and international matters. It has a scientific committee and another formed by local and international peers whose responsibility is to review articles submitted to the Journal, which is published on a half-yearly basis by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia. Articles are published in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The readers of Pensamiento Psicológico include psychologists, social workers, sociologists, epidemiologists, anthropologists, doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, and educators, thus the Journal is circulated among professionals, technicians, researchers, professors and students of human, social academic and health sciences, in the American continent as well as in other parts of the world. We extend this invitation to the local and international scientific community to participate by sending their contributions via our on-line mailing system, in accordance with our publication guidelines which can be found on this web site.

The abbreviation for the journal title is Pensam. Psicol., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, legends and references.


Information Services

Pensamiento Psicológico is indexed in the following scientific databases and bibliographical index:

  • BVS: "Biblioteca virtual en Salud y Psicología". Bibliographic database (Colombia)
  • Clase: Scientific database of Social Sciences and Humanities (México)
  • Dialnet: Open Access database of hispanic scientific literature (España)
  • DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals. Bibliographic database (Suecia)
  • Lilacs - Bireme: Health scientific literature published in Latin America and the Caribbean (Brasil)
  • Latindex: Regional bibliographic database of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal (México)
  • Proquest: Research library database (EUA)
  • Publindex: National bibliographic index of Colciencias - Colombias regulatory entity of research (Colombia)
  • PsycINFO: Bibliographic index of the American Psychological Association (EUA)
  • Redalyc: Bibliographic index (México)



On sending articles for publication, the author(s) accept that authors rights will be transferred to the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, for their publication in printed or electronic form.

It is understood that the opinions and evaluations expressed by the authors in their articles are their exclusive responsibility and in no way compromise the opinion or scientific policy of Pensamiento Psicológico or of the University. Also, that the scientific prodiction presented by authors is original, and that it adjusts to the ethical standards of publication of the American Psychological Association.



The publication of this journal is financially supported by:

  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, sectional Cali (Colombia)

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