• The elaboration and submission of articles to Psique is subject to international scientific standards, according to the following conditions:

Articles submitted for publication must be original and unpublished. The authors sign a declaration (Annex 1) guaranteeing:
A) The names of the persons who have written the article , whose content they are fully responsible for;
B) That they respected the international ethical and methodological standards in force in the scientific area of ​​Psychology, proposed by American Psychological Association (APA) and the European Science Foundation (European Code of Conduct for Integrity of Research);
C) And that they have not simultaneously submitted the article to another journal for publication;
D) The journal will endeavour to guarantee the above criteria by requesting proof of documents and through the use of plagiarism detecting software (Urkund). Authors will be informed if there are indicators of plagiarism, and may comment on those indicators before the article is rejected.

  • Psique is published every six months, with publication date from January 1 to June 30 and from July 1 to December 31.
  • Psique publishes five types of articles:

A) Empirical articles that present reports of original scientific research.
B) Literature review articles that contain critical analyses of previously published material.
C) Theoretical articles where the author expands on innovative or previously published theories.
D) Methodological articles that present new methodological approaches, modification of existing methods or discussions about quantitative or qualitative approaches in scientific research.
E) Case studies that report case material obtained through working with individuals, groups, a community or an organization.

4. Psique owns the copyright on the publication, but authors own copyright of their own text; in case of republishing it later elsewhere, reference to publication in Psique is requested. The journal does not embargo articles. The author (s) may publish the article in self-archiving systems or in institutional repositories.

  • Psique has a maximum publication limit for an article by the same author in each volume.

Formatting the articles

  • The texts can be presented in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.
  • The first page of the article must contain the full name of the author (s), without acronyms, the respective affiliation, place and country, as well as the contact email (s) of all authors of the article. . The author designated for the contacts (name and email) must also be indicated.
  • The structure of the articles must comply with the rules of the latest edition of the APA Publications Manual. The recommended font is: Times New Roman 12.
  • The recommended line spacing is 1.5.
  •  The title and abstract must be written in the original language of the article and in English, as well as the keywords of the article. The abstract has a limit size of up to 250 words and must follow the following structure: Background / Objectives / Method / Results / Conclusions. Here are the keywords, a maximum of five.
  • The file extension of articles is “.doc”.
  • The size of the articles must not exceed 30 pages, excluding the bibliographic references, tables and figures.
  • The images (diagrams, maps, tables and graphs) must be referred to and identified in compliance with the latest edition of the APA Publications Manual.
  • Citations and bibliographic references are made according to the rules of the latest edition of the APA Publications Manual, for example:

A) Scientific Journal Articles: Herbst-Damm, KL, & Kulik, JA (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, XNUMX, XNUMX–XNUMX. Health Psychology, 24225-229.
B) Author Books: Mitchell, TR, & Larson, JR, Jr. (1987). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behaviour 3rd ed.). McGraw-Hill.
C) Book Chapters: Bjork, RA (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In HL Roediger III & FIM Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory & consciousness (pp. 309–330). Erlbaum.

  • Whenever justified, without prejudice to their inclusion in the document in “.doc”, the original files of the tables and figures can be sent separately, in JPEG, TIFF or XLS format.
  • Footnotes are made according to the rules of the latest edition of the APA Publications Manual.

Submission of articles

Review and Evaluation of Articles

  • The proposed articles are submitted to a scientific arbitration process, blind peer review (blind peer review) made by at least two specialists (PhDs in Psychology) that are part of the Editorial Board of the magazine, and most of them are external to the Autonomous University of Lisbon.
  • The submission and evaluation process of manuscripts will take the following form:
  • Articles are received by the Editor and sent to two reviewers without the authors' name. The anonymity of the authors ensures a “blind peer review”. In the evaluation process, reviewers will also be anonymous with regard to authors;
  • The reviewers will evaluate the articles and express their opinion on the quality of the article, on the relevance of its publication in the journal and may indicate suggestions for improvement as specific as possible for the reformulation of the article. In the event that the reviewers' opinions are not in agreement, the Editor may decide on the publication, after his / her own analysis of the article, or he / she may request another opinion from a third reviewer;
  • The authors will be informed of the editorial decision, in an average period of three months, which may consist of:
    • a) Accepted (the manuscript is accepted for publication as it is);
    • b) Conditionally accepted with minor changes. In this case, after the changes have been made, the rewritten article can be accepted by the editor;
    • c) Invited to resubmit after substantial reformulations (the topic is of interest to the journal, however, the article needs a profound reformulation). In these cases, the authors are invited to reformulate the article according to the reviewers' suggestions and to resubmit it to the journal. After the articles have been reformulated, they will be sent back to the reviewers for a second evaluation;
    • d) Rejected (when the manuscript does not meet the criteria for publication).
  • Psique's editorial board, responsible for the evaluation of published articles, is made up of at least 75% members of academic institutions external to Psique's host institution.

Good habits

  • Psique abides by codes of ethics and good editorial practices, namely:

O Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, I Committee on Publication Ethics - Committee on Publication Ethics (2011). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. retrieved from
O White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, from Council of Science Editors - Scott-Lichter, D. & Editorial Policy Committee, Council of Science Editors (2012). CSE's White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications. Retrieved from
For more details on the ethical obligations of authors, reviewers and editorial coordination, see the Editorial Ethics tab.

  • At no stage of the editorial process are costs set for authors. Psique is a non-profit scientific publication.
  • In case of publication, the authors allow the use of their work through the use of the creative commons license, CC-BY [], which allows copying, distribution and transmission of the content, as well as its adaptation for commercial use.

To download the copyright statement, click on the following link.

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