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Author Guidelines


The contact address for the editorial board is Originals should be uploaded to the OJS platform available at

Citation standards

Manuscripts must comply with the standards established by APA 7th. Edition (2020). It is suggested to attend to the need to include the minimum mandatory (M) and other recommended (R) elements that are combined to elaborate a standard citation in any standard style (e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago): (1) Author/s (M), (2) Author Identifier (R), Date (M), Title (M), Digital Object Identifier or DOI (M), Resource Type (M), Version and/or edition (M), Data Repository (R), Publication (R), Producer (R), Geographical Scope (R), Temporal Scope (R). As an example, the following models of frequent references can be followed:

Scientific Articles

Piedmont, R. L. (1999). Does Spirituality Represent the Sixth Factor of Personality? Spiritual Transcendence and the Five-Factor Model. Journal of Personality, 67(6), 985-1013. doi:10.1111/1467-6494.00080.

Book chapters

Piedmont, R. L. (2012). Overview and Development of Measure of Numinous Constructs: The Assessment of Spirituality and Religious Sentiments (ASPIRES) Scale. In L. J. Miller (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality (pp. 104-122). Oxford University Press.


Adorno, T. W., Frenkel-Brunswik, E., Levinson, D. J. & Sanford, R. N. (1950). The authoritarian personality. Harper

{PSOCIAL} accepts only original and unpublished works in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

The Jorunal has two sections.

  1.  Articles
  • The "articles" section includes empirical or theoretical research reports
  • Length: between 5 and 12 pages (not counting notes and bibliography).
  • Suggested structure:
  • 10-20 word title
  • Authors (affiliation and contact)
  • Summary in Spanish and English of between 100-250 words
  • 5 key words in Spanish and English
  • Introduction with the objectives of the article
  • Methodology
  • Content (may include subtitles to separate sections)
  • conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • The use of footnotes and illustrations is discouraged.
  1. Reviews
  • The “reviews” section includes critical notes on books published in the last 10 years on the subject.
  • Length: between 2 and 5 pages (not counting notes and bibliography).
  • Structure:
  • Review title
  • Authors (affiliation and contact)
  • Bibliographic data of the reviewed book
  • Content (suggested: thesis of the book, opinion of the review author, contributions to the field, reviews and open questions)
  • The use of footnotes and illustrations is discouraged.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published and has not been submitted for consideration by any other journal (or an explanation has been provided in the Comments to the editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect format.
  3. Text is spaced 1.5, 12-point font size, italics are used instead of underlines (except URLs), and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed in the appropriate places in the text, rather than at the end.
  4. The text meets the stylistic and bibliographic conditions included in Guidelines for the author, in About the magazine. In the case of sending the text to the peer evaluation section, follow the instructions included in Ensuring an anonymous evaluation.

Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright, guarantee the journal the right to be the first publication of the work and accept that the articles published by this journal are available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0): interested parties can share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform and create from the material another work), provided that: a) the authorship and original source of its publication (magazine, editorial and URL of the work) are cited; b) are not used for commercial purposes; c) the same terms of the license are maintained. These types of licenses are based on the principle of creative freedom for academic, scientific and cultural purposes.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this jorunal will be used exclusively for the purposes established in it and will not be provided to third parties or for use for other purposes.