The Journal receives original papers, (considering such papers as not previously published in any language or form). Articles that have early appeared in a publication without a standard international identifier (ISSN or ISBN) will not be considered as already published, being these articles eligible for submission to our Journal.
Papers must be sent in at least two versions: original language and English, in order to submit them to a peer review. In case the paper were accepted for the publishing, the author must present a version in Spanish and Portuguese as well. The same rules are considered for abstracts, which must be written in the third person or using the passive voice.
The abstract must present the main argument or the main hypothesis as well as the theoretical and/or clinics fundaments that sustain it. It is important that this summary does justice to the article. Every abstract should be written in between 150 and 200 words and should be printed on a separate page at the ending of the paper. The paper must contain the page number at the right bottom of the page. At the end of the paper, the article must contain the corresponding key words according to the Thesaurus of the Argentinean Psychoanalytic Association (APA).
The received papers will be sent for anonymous peer review. After that, the authors will receive a detailed feedback.
When submitting a paper, the author must present a written confirm expressing that the paper is an original one; that the patient’s privacy would be protected in case clinical material were presented; that the paper does not contain any potentially libelous matter; and the author’s agreement to sign a copyright transfer form if the paper were accepted.
The maximum length for papers is 9200 words. These maxima do not include the abstract and bibliographical references. If the paper contains figures, tables or drawings, 250 words should be deducted from the total for each item in a half-page, or 500 words for a full page. A word count must be presented with the submitted paper.
In case clinical data were presented, it should have clear information about details of the setting, frequency of treatment sessions and other arrangements. The Editors Committee would consider that the patient’s privacy has been properly protected, emphasizing its importance for the advancement of clinical research. The authors will give special emphasis to the patient’s privacy protection.
The presentations must be sent by e-mail, with the paper attached within it. The author’s name and address, as well as the paper’s title and the abstract must be sent separately, that is, not to be included in the paper’s body. The paper must not include any reference to the author or other author’s works quotes, neither in the paper or the bibliography. In case the presentation is accepted, the author must send again the paper with all the information previously omitted in both the quotes and the bibliography.
Footprint notes should be numbered consecutively. If there were a large note (that extends at least half page), it must figure as appendix in the last part of the paper.
The Bibliography should not be extensive but carefully intensive, referring only the most appropriate and relevant works for the development of the article.
All citations must remit in detail to the bibliography at the end of work, and at the same time, the list of references should correspond exactly with the quotes in the footer.
If the text of another author is mentioned in the article, his surname should be cited in brackets: he [Bion] held … , respecting the italics of the original text. If the author wants to highlight a bit of the quoted text, he must clarify by writing “italics.” In the quotations from Freud, it’s preferable to use the Standard Edition. To indicate an omission in the quotation, ellipsis should be used.
Literature citations should take the following provision:
Books: author’s surname, comma, space, initial or initials followed by a period, space, year in parentheses, stop, space, title of book in italics and only the first letter capitalized. If there are two authors, they must be separated by &. If there are more than two authors, separate names with a comma and between the penultimate and last, set &. Then it should be includes the place of publication, publisher, edition number if any, year of the edition used by the author.
Example: Meltzer, D. & Harris, M. (1998)
Example: Laznik-Penot, M. C. (1997) Towards speech. Buenos Aires, New Vision Publishing, first edition.
Magazines: title in plain type, space, name of journal in italics, comma in italics, volume number in italics and Arabic numerals, comma in italics, pages separated by a dash and stop.
Example: Jinkis, J. (2011) Woman and child in the mother, Conjectural, Volume 55, 15-56. Buenos Aires, XXI Century Editions, 2011.
Online Journals: Idem common magazines, but adding the online address.
Example: Goyena, J. L. (2010) The frozen adolescence. Controversies in psychoanalysis of children and adolescents, No. 6, 2010, 29-59 www.controversiasonline.org.ar
Freud’s articles in the Standard Edition should be cited:
Freud S (1923). The Ego and the Id. SE 19
The authors should be cited in alphabetical order and their works in chronological order of publication date. The article title and paragraphs, the summary and bibliography will be written in capital letters. All items must carry a summary in English, French and Spanish. The abstract should present the main theme and its foundation and be written in third person. Should be between 150 and 200 words and printed on a separate page.
All items must carry a summary in English, French and Spanish.
Authors should submit along with each job a page with: 1) title, 2) the full name of the author, 3) the address of the author, 4) the telephone number, 5) e-mail, 6) a short resume vitae and 7) keywords based on APA Thesaurus.
The author must be willing to sign a transfer of publishing rights (copyright).
Authors should submit jobs by email in Microsoft or any system compatible with the IBM PC or an Apple system.
The names and e-mail addresses entered en 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.