Scope and policy
The journal welcomes empirical research reports, theoretical contributions in the form of essays, meta-analyses, critical reviews of the literature, and, in general, papers that apply any of the varieties of scientific methodology in psychology.
To ensure no conflict of interest in the peer review process, the author will also provide the names of two academic peers qualified to evaluate the work, along with a justification for the suggestion. The editor reserves the right to accept the suggestion or choose two different referees. The authors will not know the identity of the reviewers.
Once compliance with the minimum presentation requirements according to APA standards and other formal requirements has been verified, the manuscript is evaluated anonymously by at least two academic peers, who have three months to prepare an academic opinion on the basis of their knowledge and experience in the subject matter of the article.
The editor of the journal will make the final decision on the basis of the reviewers' opinions, and formally notify the author whether the article has been accepted, rejected, or accepted subject to the modifications requested by the reviewers. In all cases, authors will receive a general report that combines the evaluations of each one of the referees, specifying the strengths of the article and the aspects that must be modified. In many cases, they will also receive the manuscript with the comments that the different evaluators made to the text.
Whenever an article is accepted, the rights to publish and reproduce it in printed or digital media that allow for public access belong to the Revista Colombiana de Psicología, under a Creative Commons license. However, should the author request that permission for reproduction be obtained, such a request shall be assessed.
Published articles will be sent to the authors in .pdf format. To withdraw an article before its publication, the author must send a written request to the editor, and the withdrawal shall be effective only upon response from the editor.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Articles should not exceed 25 pages, and must be submitted as MS Word files according to the international standards of presentation of scientific literature in psychology recommended by the APA, 6th edition (2010). Tables and figures should be included in the Word document and the original file (e.g., .xls, .jpg, .tiff) should be enclosed separately.
We recommend using the standard language for scientific publications and avoid idioms characteristic of a particular geographic region. Empirical research (reports involving data collection) should be properly divided into the sections recommended by APA and must include the following information:
Title: Corresponding to the information and purpose of the manuscript.
Articles that are not research reports as such and do not contain the information itemized above can be submitted as reviews of a topic, critiques of a theory or of an empirical research study, or developments of a theoretical proposal. The presentation of these articles should conform to the general APA criteria regarding titles and subtitles, abstracts, writing style, and citation of references.
Additionally, these texts should have the following characteristics:
Sending of manuscripts
Articles submitted for review should be sent to the Revista Colombiana de Psicología at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to use the Open Journal System, you may access the http://www.revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/psychology/user/register site, where you can register as an author and follow the instructions for sending articles. This allows you to monitor the process of your article. Submitted articles must be unpublished and should not be concurrently assessed by other journals, for which reason it is essential that authors sign a letter provided by the journal certifying the originality of the text.
Ethics and Publication Malpractice
The RCP accepts the Bioethical and deontological code for the practice of psychology in Colombia (http://www.tribunales.colpsic.org.co) and the APA ethics code as ethical standards (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/) for research and publication. As a policy of RCP, accepted authors must warrant compliance with the principles mentioned in the document “Ethical principles for publication” available at the webpage of the journal (http://www.revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/psicologia).
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¿How to Cite the RCP When Using the Abbreviated Form?
When citing a journal, most citation formats require using the complete journal title (e.g., APA format). However, given the length of the title, some journals (e.g., Journal of Science Education and Technology) use citation formats that include the abbreviated citation form. RCP asks authors referring to Revista Colombiana de Psicología as Rev. colomb. psicol, when the abbreviated form is required by other publications. Additionally, we ask authors to cite articles from our journal with the respective doi numbers. Doi numbers are indicated in the title page of each article.
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