The preparation and submission of articles for the magazine Psique Journal is subject to international scientific standards, according to the following conditions:

  1. Articles submitted for publication must be original and unpublished. The authors sign a declaration (Annex 1) guaranteeing:

A) Those wo carried out the work they present and who are fully responsible for what is written in the articles;

B) That they respected the international ethical and methodological standards in force in the scientific area of ​​Psychology, proposed by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the European Science Foundation (European Code of Conduct for Integrity of Research);

C) And that they did not simultaneously submit the work to another journal for publication;

D) The journal will endeavour to guarantee the previous criteria, namely by requesting proof of documents and through the use of plagiarism software (Urkund). Authors will be informed if there are indicators of plagiarism, and may comment on those indicators before the article is rejected.

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

  1. Articles sent for submission must be sent electronically to the Editorial Coordination: João Hipólito (;
  1. The first page of the article must contain the full name of the author (s), without acronyms, their affiliation, location and country, as well as the contact email (s) of all authors of the article. .
  1. The texts can be presented in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.
  1. The proposed articles are submitted to a scientific peer review process by blind peer review by at least two specialists (holders of PhDs in Psychology) who are part of the Editorial Board of the journal, and mostly external to the journal. Autónoma University of Lisbon.
  1. The submission and evaluation process of submitted manuscripts will follow the following steps:
  • Articles are received by the Editor and sent to two reviewers. Articles will be sent without the authors' name. The entire process of evaluating articles is done under the anonymity of the authors to ensure 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 make improvement suggestions as specific as possible to assist the rewriting of the article. In the event that the reviewers' opinions do not agree, the Editor may decide to publish, after his own analysing of the article, or 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 was accepted for publication in its current form);
    • 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 changes (the topic is of interest to the journal, however, the article needs a profound alteration). In these cases, the authors are invited to make the changes in according to the reviewers' suggestions and to re-submit it to the journal. After the articles have been altered, they will be sent back to the reviewers for a second evaluation;
    • d) Rejected (when it is considered that the manuscript does not meet the criteria for publication in the journal).
  1. The basic language for sending the original files is “.doc”.
  1. The size of the articles is limited to 30 pages, excluding the list of bibliographic references, tables and figures.
  1. The images (diagrams, maps, tables and graphs) must be referred to and identified in compliance with the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  1. The structure of the articles must comply with the rules of the latest edition of the APA Publications Manual. 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 200 words and the keywords cannot exceed five.
  1. 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, 24, 225–229.

B) Author Books: Mitchell, TR, & Larson, JR, Jr. (1987). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behavior(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.

  1. 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.
  1. Footnotes are made according to the rules of the latest edition of the APA Publications Manual.
  1. 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 develops advances 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.

  1. Psique journal has a maximum publication limit of an article by the same author in each volume.
  1. 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.
  1. The publication is semi-annual, with publication date from January 1 to June 31 and from July 1 to December 31.
  1. Psique subscribes codes of ethics and good editorial practices, namely:

The Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, of the Committee on Publication Ethics - Committee on Publication Ethics (2011). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from 11.pdf

The White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, of the 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 tab Editorial Ethics and Good Practices.

  1. At no stage of the editorial process are costs set for authors. Psique is a non-profit scientific publication.
  2. 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.

Copyright Statement for PSYQUE Publication

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