Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Psychological Reviews is a publication of the Brazilian Association of Research and Postgraduate Studies in Psychology. The purpose is to publish high quality review papers on different aspects of the broad field of psychology. It is a trilingual journal publishing in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Authors can submit their manuscripts online in any of these three languages. The editors will conduct an electronic peer-review process. Once accepted, the manuscript will be published as an open access paper in all the three languages in one of the three issues published annually.


Section Policies


Peer Review Process

All published articles are peer reviewed. The Editors make an initial appraisal of each manuscript. If the work is within the journal's scope, the manuscript is assigned to one of the Associate Editors of the Editorial Board. They will oversee the review process with the help two independent expert reviewers. Manuscript evaluation consist in verify whether the work is coherent and whether there is really contribution to the area. The ultimate responsibility for editorial decisions lies with the Editors based on the recommendations of the two expert reviewers


Instructions to Authors

The manuscript ought to be written by acknowledgeable experienced authors. The number of authors should not exceed 3, except when clearly justifiedManuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition.The abstract should be no more than 300 words and must have a set of 4 to 6 keywords. 

The main text can have between 3.000 to 6.000 words (excluding abstract and references). It should have a list of 3 to 7 highlight points that convey the central points of the review. It should also contain a glossary of 4 to 12 significant terms adopted in the review to facilitate the understanding of readers unfamiliar with the subject. Authors are encouraged to prepare up to four boxes to explain technical and/or theoretical subjects addressed in the main text.