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Guidelines for Authors

The journal publishes papers referring to the academic field and professional of the various areas of psychology and is aimed at professionals and researchers in the behavioral sciences. Aims to contribute to the dissemination of the scientific production of the psychologists, providing greater visibility; thus seeking to constitute as an important source of consultation. Articles are accepted in English and Spanish.

Manuscripts should be sent to the platform OJS, enclosing the corresponding tabs only in Word format doc. docx, strictly in accordance with the rules of publication of the American Psychological Association 6° English Edition 3ra version in Spanish. The tables and figures should be included at the end of the manuscript, one per page and should indicate the order correlative and its location in the manuscript.The content of the manuscript will have a maximum of five tables and/or five figures.

The manuscripts that are sent for publication may be:

  • Original articles: provide a completed research information (include empirical, instrumental studies and metaanaliticos). Studies that reported secondary data analyses, provided they reflect results not included or considered in other publications are also considered. The development of the manuscript must keep the following order: introduction, method, results, discussion and references (include annexes if the case). The maximum length is 8000 words.

  • Short original articles: includes report of preliminary results of investigations in process treated in depth. The maximum length is 2500 words.

  • Methodological articles: providing new input on approaches, updates or modifications of methods and techniques are quantitative, qualitative or mixed, and statistical programs. The generic of this type of article structure should contain the problem statement, the description of the procedure, one or more developed examples, and final comments. The maximum length is 8000 words.

  • Theoretical articles: presented a new theory, analyze an existing, contrasting the limitations or advantages of a theory with respect to another. Its structure is flexible according to the author, it is suggested: introduction (begins the approach to the problem and relevant aspects that the author points), theme development (paragraphs that allow a better visualization of the subject are considered), (verification of the ideas treated) discussion, conclusions and references: maximum length of 10000 words.

  • Letter to the editor: contribute to the scientific discussion of a specific topic. It contains critical analysis of any article published in the journal with a maximum age of two numbers. It is suggested a maximum length of 1000 words and 10 references.

Format of the manuscripts

The file extension must not exceed the number of words indicated for each type of article, excluding title, abstract, keywords, references and annexs, which represents between 20 to 25 pages, A4 sheet, Times New Roman Font 12 1.5 spacing, margins of 2.5 cm, aligned to the left.

In the first sheet should be included the manuscript title and summary in English and Spanish (between 150 to 200 words) and key words (spanish and english) between 4 and 6. The authors should indicate the name, affiliation and email as you want it to appear in the article. In the following sheet the content of the manuscript.

In the following pages includes the full text appropriate to the type of manuscript chosen. It includes the introduction, methods, results, discussion and references (depending on the type of manuscript chosen).

Tables and figures should be developed according to the rules APA 6° English Edition 3° in Spanish at the end of the text indicating consecutively its location, one for each sheet.

If the working material is subject to copyright, it is the responsibility of the author(s) to declare it to the manuscript.

General information

Open access policy

Liberabit: Revista Peruana de Psicología, is a publication of the University of San Martin de Porres which adheres to the Budapest Open Access Initiative (2002)

Which allows any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or add a link to the full text of (their) articles, track them to their indexing incorporate them as data to software, or use them for any other purpose that is legal, without financial, legal or technical barriers apart from those that are inseparable from the same access to the Internet.

It is published under license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), provided that it recognizes the name of the authors and of Liberabit, without making any commercial use of materials and recognizing the corresponding appropriations.


Where the manuscript is approved for their next publication, authors retain copyright and cede to the journal the rights of publication, editing, reproduction, distribution, display, communication and marketing in the country of origin and abroad through print media and digital in the different databases.

During the process of editorial review, the journal delivered to the author (s) versions previas(post-print) must not be disclosed by any means of broadcasting, only is for final review and personal use.

After the publication of the articles, the authors may make other additional or separate agreements for the non-exclusive broadcast of the version of the article published in this journal (publication in books or institutional repositories) provided that explicitly, with the respective reference, that the work has been published for the first time in this journal.

Liberabit, sent to the author (s) the final version of the article (e-print) PDF to be shared, disseminated, and reported by the media of communication available on the web.

Peer evaluation

All received manuscripts peer evaluation are evaluated in initial manner by the Scientific Committee as a first filter within the formal processes. If these do not meet the criteria required by the journal, they may not keep up with the publishing process and will be returned to the main author / correspondent (as the case may be). If they meet the requirements, the manuscript continuous assessment process by pairs (double blind). The identity of the author and peer is not revealed during the evaluation process.

Completed the evaluation of the manuscript, the author (main or correspondent) receives a notification of the opinion of the pairs, suggesting verbatim remarks, comments or suggestions issued by the same.

Once received changes made by the author, the manuscript will be evaluated again by the couple who will issue a definitive opinion. Then, the document is verified with a copyeditor. Made the edit, test printing of the article is sent to the author for verification and compliance within the period indicated, specifying if there any changes. The author is responsible for claims and modifications of the submitted article. Acceptance does not imply immediate release, journal reserves the rights to release dates.

Digital preservation

This journal uses Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (LOCKSS) to create a file system distributed between collaborating libraries, which allows them to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Frequency of publication

Liberabit, publishes two issues per year between June and December.

Shipping charges

Liberabit Does not have charges or fees for processing of articles (reception, initial review, or for publication of their articles peer review) in any of the formats accepted (original articles, short original articles, methodological articles, theoretical articles and letters to the editor).

Rejection rate

The rate of rejection of Liberabit is 70 % of articles by number.

Policy on plagiarism

Liberabit detection protects the fulfillment of national and international ethical standards in the publishing process. Therefore, following international standards of Ethics Committee on publication (Committee on Publication Ethics-COPE) and use the Turnitin software to ensure transparency in the information.

In case of plagiarism detection, the procedures followed are based on the following information provided by COPE link: and American Psychological Association Ethical Principles:

Policies of punishment for inappropriate conduct

The set of inappropriate conduct includes: the falsification of data, data manipulation in favor of results, indiscriminate use of auto quotations and authorship unjustified. In case of absence of any of these bad practices in some manuscript, the editorial committee will assess the case and submit to punishment according to the type of fault.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors should indicate in the manuscript in detail if there is any type of conflict of interest to be subjected to evaluation (conflicts of interest may be, moral, economic, labor and research).

Ethical Responsibility

Liberabit adheres to the Declaration of Helsinki on the protection of basic principles. The author/res shall attach a letter where you specify that the study has been approved by an ethics committee and must be explicitly declared in the manuscript. In case you do not have this Charter shall explain why it has not been requested. The authors should indicate in the section of method that all procedures in the acquisition of data made with participants (test, interviews, recordings, videos, etc.) have been carried out after obtaining the informed consent.

Responsibilities of the participants in the publishing process:

  • Publishers (as): monitor publishing processes according to ethical standards, as well as to ensure that manuscripts are reviewed according to the publication rules.

  • Author (s): results of transparent research processes, with ethical and rigorous standards. They take responsibility for the contents of the research to be published. While the editorial process manuscripts must not send to another journal. Likewise, they must indicate the source of funding and declare conflicts of interest (if any).

  • (As) reviewers: use evaluation objective, rigorous and timely systems; the observations must be relevant and informed.


The journal is currently included in:

  • Subscribed databases: SCI (Scielo Citation Index of Web Of Science), ESCI  (Emerging  Sources  Citation  Index),  HINARI:  Access  to Research in Health Programme, EBSCO: Electronic Journals Service, ProQuest (Databases, EBooks and Technology for Research) y PSICODOC (Base de Datos Bibliográfica de Psicología, dirigida por el Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid – España).

  • Databases of open access:   SCIELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online),  REDIB   (Red   Iberoamericana   de   Innovación   y Conocimiento Científico), DIALNET (Portal de difusión   de   la   producción   científica),   PePSIC   (O   portal   de   Periódicos   Electrónicos   de Psicología), REDALYC (Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal), LILACS (Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde), BVS (Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde), LIPECS (Literatura Peruana en Ciencias de la Salud – Perú) y DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

  • Platforms of evaluation of journals : INDEX COPERNICUS , MIAR (Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals) y LATINDEX (Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal).


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