Journal of Psychology Applied to the Trial Process


ISSN: 2952-1769 • Digital edition

The Journal of Psychology Applied to the Trial Process publishes case studies, theoretical reviews, and studies of the forensic repercussions of mental disorders, and also values ​​the presentation of empirical studies and meta-analysis. All works must be characterized by technical rigor, regardless of the type of article presented.

In empirical studies, the methodology and design of the study will be assessed in detail, as well as the adequacy of the methodology to the objective or objectives set. Proposals for empirical work from disciplines of Psychology other than Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology will be considered, although works in the latter two will have preference with equal rigor.

In addition, the originality and social relevance of the work will be valued positively.

Instructions for submitting manuscripts

Last update: 2023-March-21

Submission method and editorial process

– Submission method. In order to submit the manuscript, you must first register on the Authors page of the Website. Once you have registered you will be able to access your JPATP Author account and submit your manuscript.

– Privacy Policy. The personal data and email addresses provided to the Journal of Psychology Applied to the Trial Process will be used exclusively for the publication process of your manuscript. They will not be transferred to third parties, nor used for commercial purposes. Detailed information about our Privacy Policy can be found on the Website.

– Only unpublished manuscripts are published. Articles published in whole or in part in another publication, nor those that are in the process of review or publication in other journals will not be accepted.

– Review of the relevance of the manuscript. Receipt of the manuscripts will be acknowledged within 24-48 hours of their submission and the Editorial Board will begin the process of reviewing their relevance based on the following criteria:

  1. Adjustment to the editorial guidelines of the Journal of Psychology Applied to the Trial Process and to the formal writing requirements. They can be consulted below in the Manuscript Preparation section.
  2. Updating, originality and relevance, in such a way that it contributes to scientific progress in the field.
  3. Methodology used and scientific update.
  4. Structure and presentation. Submitted manuscripts must present a logical structure and use correct language and writing.

– Within 10 business days, the mailing address will be notified if the article review process continues. Manuscripts submitted that present formal deficiencies or do not conform to the editorial line of the journal or the acceptance criteria will be rejected without the option of review. Subsequent communications will not be maintained after the rejection of the submitted manuscript.

Scientific review of the manuscript. Manuscripts that meet the indicated membership criteria will be submitted to scientific review.

Furthermore, the works that are accepted may require modifications that will be sent to the authors so that they can make the improvements.

Conditions for the publication of articles

Open access. Journal of Psychology Applied to the Trial Process is an "open access" journal. The submission of manuscripts and their publication are free of charge for the authors. In addition, the published articles are free for readers.

Copyright. Before the publication of the manuscript, it is an essential requirement that the printing and reproduction rights of the articles accepted for publication be transferred to the Journal of Psychology Applied to the Trial Process.

Intellectual property rights. The authors reserve the intellectual property rights of the articles. Likewise, the use of the published material is authorized without requesting permission from the journal, as long as it is cited correctly using the APA 7th edition standards, and including the link to the online publication of the article in the JPATP journal.

– Authors are encouraged to share the electronic version of an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Psychology Applied to the Trial Process on their personal and institutional websites, social networks, and repositories. Authors are requested to include the link to the electronic publication of the specific article.

Tests prior to the pdf edition of the accepted articles. The final version of the article in PDF format will be sent to the correspondence address of the accepted articles.

The authors have a maximum period of 72 hours to verify that they fully comply with the accepted original. Modifications that are not corrections of printing errors or typographical errors that have not been detected during the review process of the submitted manuscript will not be accepted.

Rights of use by readers. Readers may use and spread articles published in JPAT for exclusively personal (non-commercial) purposes as long as the original authorship and source of their publication (publisher and URL of the work) is acknowledged.

Manuscript preparation

APA standards. Manuscripts submitted for publication to the Journal of Psychology Applied to the Trial Process must conform to the standards and style of the 7th edition of the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, both in content and in tables and figures. Manuscripts submitted that do not meet these standards will not be accepted.

Format and length. Submitted manuscripts must not exceed 6,000 words. This limit does not include the list of references but it does include the citations in the text and the rest of the content (title, article, abstracts, keywords, tables and figures). Footnotes, annexes and appendices are not accepted.

Manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word format with the following specifications:

  • Font: Times New Roman.
  • Size: 12 points.
  • Line height: 2 for text and simple in tables and figures.
  • Alignment: left.
  • Numeration: lower right corner.

– The tables, graphs and figures will be included at the end of the manuscript in that order, on independent and numbered pages, duly cited in the text, indicating approximately where they should be placed.

– Along with the manuscript, a Graphical Abstract and Highlights will be sent, in a separate document. The specific regulations detail the requirements for sending these documents.

Specific regulations

Title and authors. On the first page will appear the title in Spanish and its translation into English, the name of the authors as they wish to be cited with their corresponding affiliation, as well as the address for correspondence.

Abstract and keywords. It will contain the the Abstract as well as 3-5 keywords in Spanish and English. The maximum length of the abstracts is 200 words, and they must be written in a single paragraph, without bibliographic citations, acronyms or abbreviations, and using a past tense. The keywords should be aimed at identifying the essential elements of the article: theme, population, method or practical application, among others. Nouns will be used preferably and general, redundant terms or words without semantic meaning should be avoided.

Authors are requested to use the same term several times in keywords, title and abstract to improve the positioning of the article in databases and search engines. Likewise, authors are informed that the Journal of Psychology Applied to the Trial Process can modify the titles and abstracts of the submitted articles to improve their positioning, respecting the meaning of the original article.

Graphical Abstract. It consists of an image that synthesizes the main findings of the article, in a way that makes it easier for readers to understand its scientific relevance. It will be sent in a separate document in PPT format.

Highlights. It consists of the main findings of the article summarized in bullets, with a maximum of four with 85 characters each (including spaces).

Manuscript. It will include the following sections: Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion and References. Optionally, a Conclusions section can be included after the Discussion.

o Introduction. It should include the purpose, importance (for example, its possible practical application) and current knowledge of the research topic. It will begin with more general elements until reaching the purpose or objective of the study.

o Method. Empirical articles must include the sample and the instruments and procedures used, including the statistical tests used to evaluate the results. Non-empirical articles should report how the theoretical review or case study was carried out. It must be written in the past tense.

o Results. They will be presented through texts, tables and figures. In general, the text will be used to present little data, the tables when you want to report precious and repetitive data, and the figures to report important trends or patterns. It must be written in the past tense.

o Discussion. The results obtained should be compared with those of other investigations. Likewise, recommendations and suggestions for future research can be included.

Conclusions. If this section is included, they will be numbered consecutively or briefly recapitulated.

o References. Authors are requested not to include more than 35 bibliographic references in their manuscripts, and to indicate the corresponding DOI when available.

– In the case of acknowledgments, they must be included in a separate section before the bibliographical references.

Financing. It will be included after the "Acknowledgments", mentioning the name of the institution or institutions, the funds contributed and their role in the study, preparation of the manuscript or decision to send it for publication.

Language. Correct language must be used from a grammatical, formal, bias-free and precise point of view, given space limitations.

Responsibility of the authors

– Authorship. It will be presumed that the list of authors and the order of appearance corresponds to their substantial contribution to the article (study, writing or review). Any modification or rearrangement of authors must be made before the manuscript is accepted for publication, and will require the approval of the editorial board of the journal and the consent of all named authors.

Opinions. The authors are solely responsible for the opinions expressed in the articles published in the Journal of Psychology Applied to the Trial Process

Ethical standards. The activities described in the published articles must comply with the generally accepted ethical norms, having special relevance in experimental articles with animals or human beings. The Journal of Psychology Applied to the Trial Process will not publish articles deemed not to meet the ethical and quality standards of the American Psychological Association (APA) Code of Conduct and the General Counsel's Code of Ethics for the Psychological Profession. Psychologists of Spain [General Council of Psychology of Spain].

Copyright. In the event that content protected by copyright is reproduced, the authors of the manuscript declare that they have obtained the pertinent permissions for its reproduction. Likewise, they undertake to report the existence of conflicts of interest.

If you need additional information about submission, preparation of the manuscript or publication conditions, you can contact the journal through the email address

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ISSN: 2952-1769 · Digital edition