The rules of participation follow guidelines
of formal quality for scientific journals mentioned in databases
MEDLINE, SSCI (ISI), PSYCINFO (APA),
EBSCO, LATINDEX, PSICODOC and ISOC (CSIC).
The articles must be original and unedited, and not
pending publication in any other media.
The subject of the articles must
Transpersonal Psychology and/or Psychotherapy or be related in
the scope of practice or theory.
PRESENTATION OF ARTICLES
The drafts will follow the publication rules
of the American Psychological
Association (APA) that are collected in the Publication
Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.
The articles will be
written in the New Times Roman style, font size 12,
double spacing and in a compatible Word format (*.doc).
suggested word limit of the paper is 6.000 words (including
abstract, acknowledgements, tables, figures, formulas, notes,
references and annexes). It can be
longer if approved by the editor.
The articles will be
redacted in Spanish or English and must contain material that is
unpublished and has not been presented for publication in any
The article's structure
should follow this order:
1.- Article title and
subtitle: It must be representative of the article's
contents and must be as specific as possible in both Spanish and
2.- Authors: Must
be clearly identified including name, surname, and the author's institutional
affiliation or place of work. A contact email address is also
required. Besides this an additional brief professional bio needs to
appear after references.
3.- Abstract: Each
article must be preceded by a summary in Spanish and English,
with a maximum of 150 words per language. The subject of
investigation, the aim of the research, the methodology applied,
and the results and conclusion must be stated in a clear and
concise manner. It is advisable that this section be written
article is finished.
4.- Key words:
There must be a maximum of five key words in both Spanish and
English. These words must accurately represent the article contents,
as they will serve in the classification and orientation of searches.
5.- Main text:
The article may be
written in Spanish or English.
construction is open.
structure must be followed in the case of works of empirical
The aim of the research must be clearly stated. A general description of the subject
must be addressed in the article. The original and unedited work
should attempt to answer new
questions and/or bring new information into the field of study. It is assumed that a previous
review of relevant literature has been undertaken. Previous
and related work must also be cited.
It is a description of the research procedures. Consulted
sources, materials and methods used may be cited here.
This section presents the evidence found by the investigation.
A commentary that includes the connection between the
introduction (aim of the investigation) and the results
obtained, comparing possible links with other research.
Will include a brief explanation of the research’s contribution
to the field of study, and possible further study to continue or
complete the current investigation.
Though preferably not used, they may contain additional text,
not bibliographical references. Numbers will
indicate footnotes in the
corresponding text and their text will appear
at the bottom of the text after the references, under the title “Footnotes”.
Generally of texts that support or explain a hypothesis.
If the quote is brief it
must be included in the main text between inverted commas or
with a different style of lettering to distinguish it from the
rest of the text. If the quote takes up more than four lines of
the original paragraph it shall be quoted as a separate
paragraph with smaller lettering, small interlinear spacing and
no commas. Check current APA edition quidelines for quote usage.
- Primary quotes: The
author of the text is the only reference. As there is no
consensus regarding the use of these kinds of quotes, there is no
specific presentation format. It is advisable to be as
exact as possible when referring to the origin of the quote
(conferences, recordings, interviews, notes, conversations,
- Secondary quotes:
Published and citable material.
references will include surname of the author and the year of
publication, both between parenthesis. E.g. (Callanan and
- If the name is
part of the text, only the year of publication will appear
between parenthesis. E.g. Puchalski and Romer (2000).
- If there are two
or more references they will be in alphabetical order. E.g.
López and Terrada (1992) and Puchalski and Romer (2000). Or (López
and Terrada, 1992; Puchalski and Romer, 2000).
- If the reference
has more than two but less than six authors, all the names will
appear the first time. In the following times only the
first author's name is listed,
followed by “et al.” E.g. Salmon, Manzi and Valori (1996).
After, Salmon et al.
- If there are six
or more authors it will always be referenced with the first
author, followed by “et al”. E.g. Payás et al. (2006).
- If there are various
references of the same author/s from the same year, the letters
a, b, c,.. will be added to the date. E.g. Frankl (1999b).
- If literal
references are to be included (this is not obligatory for
non-literal quotes) the page number must be included. E.g. Grof
(2006, p.54), Grof (2006, pp. 5-10).
- Avoid the phrase
“cited in”. Use: “As Prieto says” (Bornatxea, 2007), instead of
: (Prieto, cited from Bornatxea, 2007).
or “op. cit” must not introduce repeated quotes. The quotes must
be used as they were used previously in the text.
- “E.g.” is only to be
used when indicating “for example” when referencing related
examples from a previous text. “I.e” is only to indicate “this
- For quotes based on
notes from the text of origin, it will be indicated with the
letter “n”, period, and the number of note, or notes if varying.
E.g. (Cabodevilla, 2007, n. 4, 8).
- If the quote is from
an article in press or in preparation, textual references, dates
or page numbers, it should be indicated. E.g. (Payás, in press).
- If the quote is of a
re-edited or translated work, the publishing year to reference is
of the work used, not the original. E.g. (Wilber, 2007).
- If the quote is in a
different language to the main text, it must be translated and
indicated in the following manner: E.g. (Freud, 1923, p. 145, own
Any acknowledgments will be placed at the end of the main
text. Names and institutional affiliation of those acknowledged
must appear, as well as the type of contribution provided.
In alphabetical order, only those referenced in the text.
(surname, comma, initials and period. If there are various
authors they are to be separated by commas and putting “and”
before the last author); year (between parenthesis) and period;
complete title in cursive and period; city of publication and
two points; editorial.
Fremantle, F. and Chögyam, T. (1975). The Tibetan Book of the
Dead. Boston: Shambhala.
of the chapter; year; chapter title; names of the
directors/coordinators of the book, putting the initials and the
surname. Following the chapter title, “in,” then the main
authors of the book, then “ed”(s) must be stated between
parenthesis, if they are the editors. Book title in cursive,
first and last page of the chapter between parenthesis putting
before it the abbreviation “pp.”; city where published, two
E.g. Arranz, P. and
Cancio, H. (2000). Counselling:
Communication skills with the oncology patient, in F. Gil (ed.),
Manual, (pp. 39-56), Madrid: Nova
year, article title and period; complete journal title in
cursive followed by a comma; volume (without the word “volume”
or “vol.”) and number of the journal (in parentheses)and
comma; first and last page of the article.
E.g. Bayés, R. and
Borrás, F.X. (2005). ¿What
are the spiritual needs?.
Medicine, 12 (2), 99-107.
Figures and tables: Tables show data and figures show
graphics. They are to be sequentially numbered
with an appropriate heading, at the end of the paper, after
references. While in the text there will be a note specifying
the location of each table or figure.
Psychosocial factors associated to risky behaviors.
Complementary but essential material will be in this section.
Identification will be done with a number. If there is only one,
without number. E.g.
RECEPTION OF ARTICLES
The articles must be sent
together with a short professional bio to
indicating a contact email address.
A receipt notice will
be issued for original articles sent.
SELECTION OF ORIGINALS
The articles will be
evaluated according to the following:
Current and pertinent subject or thesis
Adequacy of the
and scientific quality of the data
quality of the writing.
Compliance of the
article redaction norms
The article and an
evaluation form will be sent to two reviewers of the editorial
board, according to the double blind system. The reviewer will
not know the author, and the author will receive comments anonymously from
After 180 days, notice
of acceptance, rejection or modification will be communicated to