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Instructions to Authors(Manuscripts in English)

Paper submission

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Editors to the web of the journal ( E-mail to and postal address should be used exceptionally (The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, E-15782 Santiago, Spain). Submission of a paper to this journal implies that it represents original work not previously published, that it is not being considered elsewhere for publication and that it will not be submitted to other journal while it is under evaluation by The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context. The opinions and statements published are the responsibility of the authors, and such opinions and statements do not necessarily represent the policies of the Sociedad Española de Psicología Jurídica y Forense, the Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid or the views of the Editors.


The manuscripts will be reviewed by two blind referees. The reviews are anonymous for authors and reviewers. Author identities will be removed before sending out a manuscript to the reviewers.


Authors submitting a manuscript do so with the understanding that if it is accepted for publication the copyright of the manuscript, including the reproduction of the paper in all forms and media, shall be transferred to the publisher.


Manuscripts must be adhere to the instructions on references, tables, figures, abstract, format, narrative style, etc. as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition, 2020). Manuscripts that do not fit to the style set forth in this manual will not be considered for publication.

Examples of the most frequent references in APA style (for additional contingencies see the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association):

Journal article

With doi

McCauley, S. M., & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Language learning as language use: A cross-linguistic model of child language development. Psychological Review, 126(1), 1-51.

Without doi

Anderson, M. (2018). Getting consistent with consequences. Educational Leadership, 76(1), 26-33.

Advance online publication

Huestegge, S. M., Raettig, T., & Huestegge, L. (2019). Are face-incongruent voices harder to process? Effects of face-voice gender incongruency on basic cognitive information processing. Experimental Psychology. Advance online publication.


Burgess, R. (2019). Rethinking global health: Frameworks of power. Reutledge.


Weinstock, R., Leong, G. B., & Silva, J. A. (2003). Defining forensic psychiatryc: Roles and responsibilities. In R. Rosner (Ed.), Principles and practice of forensic psychiatry (2nd ed., pp. 7-13). CRC Press.

Non-English publication (give the original title followed, between brackets, the English translation)

Chaves-Morillo, V., Gómez Calero, C., Fernández-Muñoz, J. J., Toledano-Muñoz, A., Fernández-Huete, J., Martínez-Monge, N., Palacios-Ceña, D., & Peñacoba-Puente, C. (2018). La anosmia neurosensorial: Relación entre subtipo, tiempo de reconocimiento y edad [Sensorineural anosmia: Relationship between subtype, recofnition time, and age]. Clínica y Salud, 28(3), 155-161.

Amano, N., & Kondo, H. (2000). Nihongo no goi tokusei [Lexical characteristics of Japanese language] (Vol. 7). Sansei-do.

Check list of requirements (for further information see

Article title: It should be simply and concise expressing the topic, variables or issues under research. The recommended lengh is not more than 12 words.

Running head: Abbreviate the article title for the top of the pages of the manuscript. The maximum length is of 50 characters including letters, punctuations and spaces.

Abstract: The abstract is the access window of readers to the paper. Thus, prepare it carefully. It should be clear and easy to read with enough detail to help the reader understand what the article is about. The key elements for an experimental/research articles are: study purpose, brief description of the participants, methodology, study location (if relevant as for example if the legal context mediates the results), results, conclusions or implications. The abstract should be 150-250 words.

Keywords: Provide 4 or 5 keywords. These should express the precise content of the manuscript.

Title page: It includes the authors byline, institutional affiliations, article title, running head and author note (complete department affiliation, acknowledgements and correspondence author with mailing address and e-mail).

Full paper text: It includes, in a separate page, article title, abstract and keywords. Then, the full text. Text should be presented double spaced with numbered pages and anonymised.

References: Follow the sytle described at 6th edition of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Tables and figures: These will be placed at the end of the paper or attached separately. Introduce a suggestion of entrance for each table and figure into the text.

Ethical Standards. The Journal subscribes to the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association, and the legal framework of the country where the research was developed.

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