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Presentation of works

The works should be originals and unprecedented. These can be of empirical or theoretical research nature. The works proposed for publication should be sent the address of the Editorial Committee: Av. Tomás Marsano 242, Lima–34, Peru; E-mail:

These should be sent in electronic format (digital or E-mail), with an extension of no more than 20 pages, letter-size paper, double-spaced, with 3 x 3 cm margins on every side. The Journal publishes articles in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

The complete transcription of said standards can be found in the Web page of the Liberabit journal:

To be publishable, the works should be bound, both in its format and in its content, to the standards of the American Psychological Association (PEC) in its fifth edition.

The proposed works will be anonymously evaluated by referees belonging to the Scientific Committee of the journal. The opinions and data that appear in this volume are the responsibility of the authors. If a work is accepted for publication, the journal holds the rights for printing and reproduction. The Editorial Committee of the journal reserves the right to carry out formal modifications to the articles in order to adapt the text to the standards of the publication.

Arbitration system of the articles

When an article fulfills with the indicated formalities, it is sent for anonymous evaluation of two arbiters, members of the Scientific Committee of the journal, that is, they are double reviewed (the arbiters do not know the identity of the authors and vice versa), who should communicate within no more than 30 days on the review of the article.

The article has three modalities of evaluation:

  1. Is ready for publication

  2. Requires some modifications

  3. Its publication is not recommended.

The authors are allowed to request at all times information on the process of arbitration of their respective article and this is communicated by the Editorial Committee. The authors are informed by the publishing body on the decision of the referees, and in case the article is accepted for publication, it should reflect the observations done by the judges if necessary. The articles already accepted and published are sent to the authors for their review, who then will return them accompanied by a letter of conformity for the publication in the respective issue of the journal. Each author will receive a printed copy of the journal.

Standards and general Structure of the works

The works should have the following general structure:

  • Title of the work that clearly indicates the principal idea.

  • Full name of the author and its institutional linkage, as well as its mailing address and E-mail

  • Summary should not exceed 150 words. This summary should present the principal objective the work, framework or theoretical perspective, methodology and principal findings.

  • Key words, with a minimum of three and a maximum of six, in alphabetical order.

  • Text or body of the article including the introduction, method and results (if it is empirical research), discussion and conclusions.

  • References

  • Title, the summary and key words should be presented in the original language and translated into English.

As an example, references mentioned in the text are done by citing author, which allows the reader a visibility in the references at the end of the text.

Both the references in the text and at the end of the same will be done in accordance with the standards of the American Psychological Association (PEC).

1. Works with a single author

  1. In an article of 1990, Esquivel explores some characteristics of the human behavior …. .

  2. Within the characteristics of the human behavior (Esquivel, 1990) ….

  3. Esquivel (1990) express who the characteristics of the behavior humano….

2. Works with multiple authors:

  1. When a work has two authors, whenever the reference occurs in the text both authors should be cited;

  2. When a work has from three to more authors, all should be cited the first time the reference occurs in the text. In the following references of the same work, only the surname of the first author, followed by the phrase et al. and the year of publication: Example: Melgarejo, Redecilla, and Martinez (2007) manifestaron que…. (primera cita en el texto)

  3. Melgarejo et al. (2007) expresaron que…. (following citations in the text)

References at the end of text

1. Books

  1. Works with a single author: Archers, S. (1999). Basic psychological processes. Madrid, Spain: Paidós.

  2. When it is from two to more authors: Froufe, M. & Ellis, C. (2005). The unconscious cognitive. Madrid: New Library.

2. Professional journals

Ballesteros, S. (1999). Memoria implícita y memoria explícita intramodal e intermodal. Psicothema, 11, 123 – 139.

3. Article published on the Internet

Moreno, J. (2005). Maltrato infantil: un estudio sobre la familia, la red de apoyo social y las relaciones de pareja. Recuperado el 15 de mayo, 2008, de



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