1. Psychology, Society, & Education accepts empirical work and theoretical and methodological tools in the field of psychology and education, and involvement in society. They can be in English, Spanish or French.
2. Neither the editors nor the publisher shall be liable for the contents expressed by the authors. All articles will undergo a double blind review process by two specialists, unless they do not meet the objectives of the journal or fail to comply with the drafting standards of work, in which case they will be returned to the author.
3. The authors, by submitting an article, undertake not to send it to another publication during the review process, or that it has been previously published in another journal.
4. Articles should be no more than 5,000 words. It is only necessary to send an electronic copy (with tables and figures) through the link “Sending Manuscripts” located on the journal's web site.
5. The style and format of the articles should follow the specifications stated in the manual of style of the APA (6th edition). The articles should be written in Times New Roman font, size 12, double spaced and on one side of A4 paper with adequate margins and page numbering. The first level of section titles must be centred, in upper case and size 10 font. The second level must have an indentation of 1.25 cm in the first line and be in lower case, italics and size 12 font. The use of bold and underlining should be avoided. Indentation in first line of all paragraphs should be 1.25 cm. In order to facilitate the review of the articles, numbering of lines would be appreciated.
6. On the first page only should be:
a. The title of the article (as concise as possible), and the name and institution of the author(s). In addition to the title in the article's original language, a translation of the title into English must be provided. In the case of articles written in the English language, a Spanish version of the title must be also presented. The article title must be centred, in bold, size 16 Times New Roman font. Only the first letter of the first word should be in upper case. The institution of the author must be indicated by using a superscript in Arabic numbers.
b. A short title not exceeding 40 letters should be used as a header (in Times New Roman font, size 9).
c. The full name and address of the author with whom correspondence is to be maintained.
d. Acknowledgments (as short as possible).
7. On the second page, there should be the title again in two languages, the short title and an abstract not exceeding 250 words. The abstract must be in English and in Spanish or French and single spaced. In addition to the abstract, 3-5 key words must be included. Key words should show the essential topics of the work, not be included in the title in order to facilitate its search through databases, and be in the same languages in which the abstract is presented.
8. References should follow the specifications stated in the manual of style of the APA (6th edition). They must be on a separate sheet at the end of the article, alphabetically arranged and with an indentation of 1.25 cm. References should be included in the text, indicating the author and the year of publication. In the case of more than two authors, the first time that the reference is used all authors should be included, but subsequently the reference should include the name of the first author followed by the words et al. In the case of more than 6 authors, the reference should only state, even the first time, the name of the first author followed by the words et al. References to articles must include the names of the authors followed by their initials (separated by one space), year of publication, the title of the article, volume and number of pages. In the case of a book, the reference must also include the publisher and place of publication. Reference to chapters in books should indicate the number of pages they have. Some examples of references are as follows:
Morris, R. L., y Kavussanu, M. (2008). Antecedents of approach-avoidance goals in sport. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26, 465-476.
For articles accepted but not yet published:
Stuntz, C. P., y Weiss, M. R. (en prensa). Achievement goal orientations and motivational outcomes in youth sport: The role of social orientations. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.
Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience. New York: Harper & Row.
For chapters of book:
Vallerand, R. J., y Rousseau, F. L. (2001). Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in sport and exercise: A review using the hierarchical model of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. En R. N. Singer, H. A. Hausenblas, y C. M. Janelle (Eds.), Handbook of Sport Psychology (pp. 389-416). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
For PhD Thesis:
Jiménez, R. (2004). Motivación, trato de igualdad, comportamientos de disciplina y estilos de vida saludables en estudiantes de educación física en secundaria. Tesis doctoral no publicada, Facultad de Ciencias del Deporte, Universidad de Extremadura, Cáceres, España.
For published contributions to congresses:
Martínez Galindo, C., Alonso, N., y Moreno, J. A. (2006). Análisis factorial confirmatorio del Cuestionario de Percepción de Éxito (POSQ) en alumnos adolescentes de Educación Física. En M. A. González, J. A. Sánchez, y A. Areces (Eds.), IV Congreso de la Asociación Española de Ciencias del Deporte (pp. 757-761). A Coruña: Xunta de Galicia.
For non-published contributions to congresses:
Alonso, N., Martínez Galindo, C., Moreno, J. A., y Cervelló, E. (2005). Relación del género del alumno y el tipo de centro con la motivación, disciplina, trato de igualdad y estado de flow en educación física. Comunicación presentada en el V Congreso Internacional de Educación Física e Interculturalidad, Murcia, España.
For electronic materials:
Nicholls, A. R., Polman, R. C. J., y Holt, N. L. (2005). The effects of individualized imagery interventions on golf performance and flow states. Athletic Insight, The Online Journal of Sport Psychology, 7(1). Extraído el 5 de Mayo de 2005 desde http://www.athleticinsight.com/Vol7Iss1/ImageryGolfFlow.htm
9. Footnotes should only exceptionally be used. They should be indicated in the text by superscript and placed in a separate paragraph at the end of the article.
10. Tables should be included as little as possible and should be laid out as they are to appear in the final text. Each table should be placed on a separate sheet and numbered (e.g. Table 1) together with the legend (size 12). The legend must appear above the table. The place where they should be included in the text should be indicated in parentheses in the text (e.g. Insert Table 1). The table must be single spaced and without vertical lines. An example of a table legend according to the APA rules is shown below. Please notice that the legend is in italics and that the first letter of each word is in upper case, except for the nexus. A full stop must not be included:
Table 1. Analysis of Variance between Snuff Consumption of University Students at the University of Cordoba and the Assessment of Potential Risks Associated
11. Figures should be included only when essential. They must be edited in a high quality format and should be laid out as they are to appear in the final text. Make sure that the axes are properly named. Each figure should be on a separate sheet and numbered (e.g. Figure 1) together with the legend. The legend must appear below the figure. The text must indicate where they should be placed. An example of a figure legend according to the APA rules is shown below. Please notice that the legend is not in italics and that only the first letter of the first word is in upper case. A full stop must be included:
Figure 1. Teachers’ assessment of the methodology used.
12. Print proofs. The print proofs will be sent to the author in PDF and must be returned by e-mail within a week. Any amendments, which should be minimal, must indicate the number of the lines affected and the amendment.
13. Copyright. Submitting an article implies that the work has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication in another journal, that the article is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the authorities where it was made. In the case of acceptance by the journal 'Psychology, Society, & Education', it may not be published in another journal without the informed consent of the journal 'Psychology, Society, & Education'. The author transfers the copyright of the article to the journal 'Psychology, Society, & Education'. Any person or legal entity that wishes to reproduce totally or partially any of the published articles must obtain the prior consent of the Editor, who will grant it only with the consent of the author.
14. For the authors it is possible to post version of the journal article on personal webs or the web site of the institution, provided that it include a link to the journal home page of the article and include a complete citation for the article. As a journal author, they retain rights for a large number of author uses, including use by the employing institute or company. These rights are retained and permitted without the need to obtain specific permission from the journal.
15. All of the works submitted will be acknowledged with a return receipt and, in the case of being admitted for its evaluation, will receive the evaluators' commentaries and a first decision of the editor within three months. Articles may be rejected or accepted on the basis of advice assessment process, can also suggest making small changes or major changes before it can be accepted for publication.