Scope and policy
Pensamiento Psicológico represents an opportunity for the publication of research findings in the field of basic and applied psychology and disciplines related to mental heath, human wellbeing and the quality of life.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
I. INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
OBJECTIVES AND READERSHIP
Pensamiento Psicológico is 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. Its aim is to become a privileged means of circulation for academics and researchers of psychology and disciplines related to national and international matters. It is published on a half-yearly basis by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia.
The journal is circulated among professional people, researchers and students of the social and health sciences, in the American continent as well as in other parts of the world. The journal has its own web site, http://revistas.javerianacali.edu.co/index.php/pensamientopsicologico/index, which offers free access to all of its contents.
Pensamiento Psicológico is indexed in PsycINFO from the American Psychological Association (APA), Latin-American and Caribbean Literature in Health Sciences - LILACS, the Latin-American Index of Scientific and Technological Journals - LATINDEX, in the National Index of Serialized Scientific and Technological Publications - PUBLINDEX of Colombia. It is also registered in data bases such as the Scientific Journal Network of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal, Social Sciences and Humanities - REDALYC, Latin American quotations in Social Sciences and Humanities - CLASE (México), DIALNET of Spain, Directory of Open Access Journals-DOAJ of Switzerland; ProQuest (USA) and the Virtual Library of Health and Psychology - Colombia.
II. GUIDE FOR THE PRESENTATION OF MANUSCRIPTS PUT FORWARD FOR PUBLICATION
A. SECTIONS OF THE JOURNAL OR TYPES OF CONTRIBUTION 1. RESEARCH ARTICLES
The primary objective of Pensamiento Psicológico is the publication of empirical or theoretical research articles which present original results of completed studies in a detailed and systematic manner. Such articles are especially welcome and should make a significant contribution to the field of psychology and its connections with similar disciplines.
The manuscripts must be divided into the following categories, corresponding to the Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion (IMRD) format.
Research articles of a theoretical nature, sometimes referred to as review articles, present the results of completed research in which the results of published or unpublished research are analyzed, organized, and compiled with the intention of setting out clearly the advances and trends in the development of the case, the field of psychology, and related disciplines. Systematic reviews, metaanalysis, bibliometric studies are considered in this type of study, and are required to include a meticulous bibliographical review of at least 50 references.
2. SHORT REPORTS. Brief manuscripts which show partial and original results of research, which require early publication.
3. CASE REPORTS. Manuscripts which contain results of the study of a particular situation with the aim of presenting the technical and methodological experiences considered in a specific case. These include a systematic review with observations of literature on comparable cases.
The main content of Pensamiento Psicológico is complemented by other types of document, such as:
B. PRESENTATION FORMAT
LENGTH AND PRESENTATION
TITLE PAGE. This should contain:
ABSTRACT. The abstract should contain a maximum of 250 words. It must be in Spanish and English and be organized as follows: a) Objectives, b) Methods, c) Results and, d) Conclusions. Case reports must be accompanied by a nonstructured summary with a maximum of 200 words.
KEY WORDS. The abstract should be accompanied by a maximum of six key words in Spanish and English. The words to be used are those accepted by international data bases, which may be consulted at the following web sites:
BODY OF THE ARTICLE. Empirical or theoretical research articles must be categorized according to the IMRAD format: introduction, methods, results and discussion. Short articles will present preliminary or partial results. Case reports usually require other titles and subtitles according to their content, but it is recommended to keep to this sequence in the text.
ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS. The manuscript must include an explanation of the procedure followed in the study to guarantee compliance with the ethical principles and norms of the Declaration of Helsinki of 1975, and its subsequent revisions. Furthermore, the articles are subject to the laws of the country in which the research was carried out and must include the name of the institution which gave the ethical guarantee and the registration number, if applicable. For studies carried out in Colombia, the ethical guidelines must be in line with Resolution 8430 of 1993 of the Ministry of Health.
TABLE. They must appear in a form which is understandable for the reader, and complement, not repeat, the results presented in the body of the text. Each table will have a brief title above it, and will indicate the place, date and source of the information. They must be consecutively numbered, and appear at the end of the article after the REFERENCE section.
FIGURES. must appear in a form which is understandable to the reader, and complement, not repeat, the results presented in the body of the text. Each table will have a brief title below it, and will indicate the place, date and source of the information. They must be consecutively numbered, and appear at the end of the article after the REFERENCE section. They must be in black and white in the program used to produce them (that is, Excel, Power Point, or any other commonly used software) or provide the file in "eps" format (encapsulated postscript) for editing purposes.
REFERENCES. Must be in accordance with APA norms. Details can be found in the following web sites: http://www.apastyle.org/manual/index.aspx and http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/All authors referred to in the text.must be listed alphabetically at the end of the article. Below are some examples of each type of reference:
- Journal article.
Aguado, C., Martínez, J. y Onis, M. C. (2000). Adaptación y validación al castellano de la versión abreviada de la Geriatric Depresión Scale (GDS) de Yesavage. Atención Primaria, 26, 28-36. DOI: (CUANDO ESTÁ DISPONIBLE)
Beck, A., Rush, A., Shaw, B. y Emery, G. (1979). Terapia cognitiva de la depresión. Bilbao: Desclée de Brouwer, S.A.
- Chapter of book.
Andrés, H. y Gastrón, L. (1998). ¿Es posible medir el bienestar? Limitaciones y alcances de las escalas usuales en gerontología. En L. Salvarezza (Ed.), La vejez: Una mirada gerontológica actual (pp.125-145). Buenos Aires: Paidós.
- Web pages. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (2004). Social Panorama in Latin America. 2002-2003. United Nations. Recuperado el 29 marzo, 2008, de http://www.eclac.cl/publicaciones/xml/6/15086/PSIcompleto.pdf - The citation of references obtained through web pages must be kept to a minimum, and must supply all available information (DOI, names of authors, etc.)
C. SENDING THE MANUSCRIPT
The editorial team will acknowledge receipt of your manuscript and will inform you of the identification code assigned to you for subsequent communication.
All correspondence between the editorial team and the authors will be by e-mail. Printed copies of manuscripts are not required.
When sending their articles to Pensamiento Psicológico, the author(s) accept that for the benefit of publication their rights will be transferred to the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali for circulation of the journal in printed or electronic format.
It is understood that the opinions and appreciations expressed by the authors in their articles are made under their sole responsibility, and do not compromise in any way the opinion or scientific policy of Pensamiento Psicológico or of the University.
Sending of manuscripts
Manuscripst should be submitted in word format, through the web page of the journal, clicking on the submit link http://revistas.javerianacali.edu.co/index.php/pensamientopsicologico
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