Guidelines for Authors


Liberabit: Revista Peruana de Psicología publishes papers related to various areas of psychology, and is aimed at professionals, scholars, and students of behavioral and health sciences. Its purpose is to contribute to the dissemination of researchers’ scientific production in psychology topics, by providing greater visibility to their studies, and to become an important source of consultation and reference in the area. Articles are accepted in English and Spanish.


1. Type of articles 


Manuscripts submitted for publication must be original articles that include:

Research articles: present information of a culminating research, such as empirical, instrumental and meta-analytic studies. The development of the manuscript should have: introduction, method, results, discussion and references (include attachments if applicable) in the order indicated. The maximum length is 8000 words.
 Theoretical articles: present a new theory, analyze an existing one or contrast the limitations or advantages of one theory with respect to another. Its structure can be flexible according to the author's criteria, it is suggested that it has an introduction, development of the topic, discussion, conclusions and references. The maximum length is 10 000 words.
Letter to the editor: they contribute to the scientific discussion of a specific topic. It contains a critical analysis of an article published in the journal that is no older than two issues or a topic of relevance that substantially contributes to the content of the journal. It will have a maximum length of 1000 words and 10 references.


2. Manuscripts format

Manuscripts should be sent to the OJS platform by attaching the pertinent  Ficha 01 and Ficha 02 only in Word format (doc. or docx.), strictly in accordance with publication standards of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition in English and 3rd edition in Spanish.

The file extension should not exceed the number of words indicated for each type of article, excluding the title, author(s), affiliation, abstract, keywords, references and annexes. Submitted manuscripts should be 20 to 25 pages in length using A4 page size, Times New Roman 12-point font, 1.5 line spacing, 2.5 cm margins, and left alignment. (Rules for structuring papers)

For articles in English, the authors assume responsibility for the quality of the writing.

On the first page, the manuscript title (English and Spanish version), authors, affiliation and corresponding authors’ data should be included. Authors should indicate the name, affiliation and e-mail exactly as they want them to appear in the article. On the second page, the abstract (150 to 200 words) and keywords (4 to 6) should be included in Spanish and English. On the following pages, the complete text is included, adjusted to the type of chosen manuscript format. 

Tables and figures should be included at the end of the manuscript, one on each page, indicating their correlative order and location in the manuscript. The manuscript content will have a maximum of five tables and/or five figures. Figures may be colored or grey, and should be in jpg format with 300 dpi resolution. (Rules for structuring papers)

If the work material is subject to copyright, it is the responsibility of the authors to declare it in the manuscript.