1. DEFINITION OF THE
The Journal of Research on Psychology is a publication of the
Psychological Research Institute of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de
San Marcos, whose main purpose is the dissemination of research
conducted by the instructors of the Faculty of Psychology and of other
universities, mainly foreign, with the objective of exchanging research
results that enriches the specialized information and thus contributes
to strengthening the scientific, national, and international community.
The main topic is the scientific psychology, in all the areas of
research, in the qualitative and quantitative modalities. The journal is
directed to psychologists, mainly to those in the university education
and in research. It also serves as consultation to professionals of
related disciplines, as well as to graduate and post-graduate students.
2. ARBITRATION SYSTEM AND EXTERNAL EVALUATION
Manuscripts should be addressed to the Director, with the research data
in a separate file, specifying the responsibility of the study and
ethical commitment assumed with the results of the study. It is a
requirement to maintain the anonymity of the author or the authors, for
its review and evaluation. A second requirement for the acceptance is
that the research findings have not been disseminated, totally or
partially, in the reporting of results, in another journal or
publication, keeping, therefore, the publication as unprecedented. The
Director will send the manuscript to the Editorial Committee, as first
evaluators. If the committee considers a technical opinion on research
is necessary, they will send the manuscript to the members of the
specialized advisory committee on the topic of corresponding research.
In both cases, a report of the recommendations for publishing or to be
returned for the necessary observations to be taken into account, will
be prepared. The Editorial Committee will be responsible for the final
decision for publication.
3. INFORMATION SERVICES
The Journal of research in Psychology is indexed in the LATINDEX system:
On line Regional Information System for the scientific journals of Latin
America, Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal; Additionally, it can be accesed
in numerous virtual portals of universitiesof the world and specialized
Centers of psychological research, among which the following ones are:
(1) Portal of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World
Health Organization (WHO):
(2) Portal of Hispanic Scientific ProductionDIALNET:
(3) Brazilian Portal of Electronic Journals of Psychology, virtual
library on health: http://pepsic.bvs.org.br/journals/ripsi
(4) VHL Virtual health Library of the ULAPSI, Latin American Union of
Entities of Psychology: http://www.ulapsi.bvsalud.org
(5) National Autonomous University of Mexico Portal Library:
(6) Compludoc, database of the Complutense University of Madrid:
(7) Database of the Indiana University, Purdue University forum Wayne:
(8) Library of the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, Library Elma
Kohlmeyer de Estraou, National University of Córdoba, Argentina:
(9) Journals of Psychology and Psychiatry portal:
(10) Portal of the Ministry of Education of Peru, liaison for research
4. FORMAT STANDARDS FOR THE PRESENTATION OF ARTICLES
The technical recommendations assumed by the Journal of Research in
Psychology correspond to the “standards of the American Psychological
Association (PEC)”, specialized in the publication of psychological
literature, to standardize the presentation of authors and editors with
experience in the drafting of psychological subjects and to facilitate
as a result scientific communication.
The authors who send the manuscripts should follow the PEC Style Manual
of publications (1974, 1983, 1994, and 2002). With this technical
reference, manuscripts are evaluated according to the existing
verification instruments. The first evaluation should be done by the
researcher or the research team that signs the authorship.
The author is the one is who assumes the scientific and ethical
responsibility for research. When the authorship rests with a research
team, the aforementioned responsibility is assumed by the first name
that appears in the publication.
4.1. Types of articles
With the objective of qualifying the manuscripts for publication, the
Journal of Research in Psychology classifies the following types of
articles: (1) Empirical research reports; (2) Historical and/or
evaluative research reports (3) case Study; (4) Methodological articles;
(5) Original articles of tests or theoretical review; (6) Review
articles or book review and (7) institutional documents of historical,
academic, and/or professional interest. In all cases, the articles
should be original. Thus, it is recommended that the publication should
contribute to the history of knowledge management in Psychology.
4.2. Format of presentation of the manuscript
The manuscripts should be sent in printed form and stored in diskette or
CD, using the Word processor, Arial type size 12, printed matter in A4
double-spaced sheets, with a maximum of 20 pages, in triplicate, with
the objective of favoring the reading, evaluation and drafting. The
quality of the presentation will be subject to evaluation, with the
instruments proposed by PEC (2001, 2005).
5. STRUCTURE OF THE MANUSCRIPTS TO BE PUBLISHED
Generically, research projects should have the following sections: title,
authorship, summary in Spanish and English, key words in Spanish and
English, introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusions,
bibliographic references, appendices, notes concerning the author.
Should synthesize the principal idea of the work, with simple writing
and with the style of a scientific communication. It should be a concise
enunciation concerning the central subject and identify the outstanding
theoretical aspects, in accordance with the type of article assigned by
5.2.1. Name of the author(s)
Begin by the one responsible for research, writing the name that is
frequently used for identification, following the paternal surname and
the initial of the maternal surname. If in the research more than one
author has participated, put them in the sequence that the research team
has decided, and maintaining the same characteristic of names and
surnames of the responsible for research.
5.2.2. Institutional affiliation
The affiliation identifies the institution that promotes the research
and where the author or the authors received the support and the
corresponding incentive. Include a double affiliation only if two
institutions contributed considerably to the financial support of the
study. Do not introduce more than two affiliations.
5.2.3. Page header
Is an abbreviated title printed in the upper part of the pages of the
article in order to identify it before the readers. The header should
have a maximum of 50 characters, counting the letters, punctuation marks
and the spaces between words.
5.2.4. Electronic address of the author and/or of the research team
The summary should point out new and important aspects of the findings
derived from the study, written in 120 words. The summary has singular
characteristics, in accordance with the qualification and classification
of the type of articles. It is a complete summary concerning the content
of the article. It should have the following characteristics: a. concise:
It should reflect correctly the objective and research content. Do not
include information that does not appear in the body of the writing. If
the study enlarges or responds to previous research, this should be
pointed out in the summary, and the author should also be cited (name in
initials and surname) and the year; b. complete: Define all the
abbreviations (except for the units of measure) and the acronyms. Write
the entire names of tests and drugs (uses generic names for the last
ones). Define the uncommon terms. Use paraphrases more than citations.
Include names of authors (initials and surnames) and publication dates
in the references concerning other publications (and provide a complete
bibliographic reference in the reference list); c. Specific: Each
sentence should be as informative as possible, especially the principal
sentence of the article. Be as brief as possible; d. Non-evaluative:
Specifically in empirical research, it more a Report than an evaluation;
e. Coherent and legible: Write in clear and vigorous prose. Use verbs
instead than substantive verbs, as well as active voice instead of the
passive one. It should be written in two languages: Spanish and English.
5.4. Key words
Neither less than three nor more than five are recommended, its
usefulness is to give conceptual information to the reader and permit
the indexation in electronic summaries publication format. It should be
written in two languages: Spanish and English.
Should constitute the first theoretical contact of research.
Sequentially, present the objective, the problem, the background and the
argumentation. Pertinent works should only be cited, with its reference
at the bottom of page, emphasizing the theory, the relevant
methodological aspects, and conclusions, in such a way that the logical
continuity with the previous and/or previous works and the current is
Description of the type and/or design, as well as the method used to
carry out research. Inform what was made and how it was made, so that
the reader could be interested in replicating the study. Specify
descriptively the property of the method used, as well as the validity
and reliability of the instruments used to appraise the obtained results.
In empirical research, specify the selection of subjects, as well as
their demographic features: sex, age, race, or ethnic origin, among
others, always explicitly indicating the ethical principles and codes of
conduct for the psychologists (PEC 1992ª), similarly in the employment
of tools and procedures.
Present the results following a logical sequence in the text, tables and
illustrations (if necessary), pointing out in the first place the most
important findings. Do not repeat in the text all the data of the tables
or the illustrations, to emphasize or to summarize, only the most
important observations. In non-empirical research, emphasize the
alternative proposals and contribution to the better understanding of
the problem of research.
Point out the most innovative and important aspects, as well as the
interpretation and analysis of the implications of the results. Avoid
statements or hints on the aspects of research that were not concluded.
Limit discussion on the findings, establishing the link and/or the
distance with similar research that has been carried out and cited as
Constitutes the final part of the article where the findings of research
with regard to the objectives proposed and the problem should be brought
about in a few words. As a result, the conclusions should be backed by
data or proposals on which the research was based on.
5.10. Bibliographic references
Uniformity of the bibliographic references should follow the standards
of the PEC. They should be prepared taking into account the alphabetical
order of the authors and in different literature modalities: complete
book, chapter of book, article in journal, summary of article, article
of journal of research, dictionaries, congress, thesis, Internet address,
5.11. Appendix (Annexes)
Include only if this helps the readers to include, evaluate, or
replicate the study. It can be, one test not published and its
validation, a detailed description of a complete piece of equipment or a
proposed psychological program.
5.12. Notes concerning the author(s)
(1) The institutional affiliation.
(2) Source of research economic research.
(3) Professional references.
(4) Electronic and mailing addresses.