Categories of Manuscripts
Accepted manuscripts fall into three categories: Articles (no more than 20 pages including references, tables and diagrams), which can include research reports of qualitative or quantitative data, theoretical developments, integrative and critical literature reviews and methodological contributions.
Brief Reports (no more than 10 pages including references, tables and diagrams) which
may include innovative professional experiences, policy issues, training, or data
from preliminary or pilot studies, and Book reviews (usually by invitation; no more
than 5 pages). They should consider the book’s merits and its contributions to psychology
in the Americas. The Journal will also publish articles, which have received the
Student Research Prize of the SIP (both at the undergraduate and graduate levels)
and the presentations of Interamerican Prize awardees, which are not published in
the Congress Proceedings. It will also publish Special Issues and Special Sections.
Guidelines for these should be requested from the Editor.
Editorial Process and Decision Making
Manuscripts cannot be submitted to any other professional or academic journal simultaneously with the RIP. They must not have been published partially or in their entirety in any other publication. Each manuscript will be submitted anonymously to the Editorial Board. The authors must make every effort to eliminate clues or suggestions from the manuscript that may identify them. The Editorial Board members will make suggestions regarding publication to the Editor, who will be responsible for final decisions regarding publication, and will communicate them to the authors, with whatever changes need to be made, if any.
The RIP will strictly follow the guidelines of the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (6th Edition, 2011 ).
1. Each article must include two abstracts (125 words) one in the language in which the article was written and another in one of the four official languages of SIP (Spanish, English, Portuguese, French).
2. The title page must include a footnote containing information about how the reader may communicate with the author/s. This information, as well as the author’s name should not appear in any other page of the manuscript.
3. The title length should be around 12 words.
4. The use of footnotes is not encouraged.
5. All sources cited in the manuscript should be included in the reference list and
6. The title page should include 3-
The RIP encourages the use of inclusive language in terms of gender, ethnicity, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability and other socio-
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, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
2. The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
4. The text is single-
5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
6. If submitting to a peer-
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication, with the work [SPECIFY PERIOD OF TIME] after publication simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for
c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
Manuscript submitted for consideration for possible publication in the Interamerican
Journal of Psychology must be submitted to this website: http://journals.fcla.edu/ijp