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ISSN 1130-5274 - printed version
ISSN 2174-0550 - online version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and policy

Clinical and Health is a journal covering mainly original research literature of interest for psychologists within the field of Clinical and Health Psychology including the following topics: Development, validation and administration of psychological assessment tools within the field of clinical and health psychology; Development, validation and administration of techniques and strategies for the psychological treatment of disorders starting in the infancy, childhood and adolescence, memory and cognitive disorders, substance abuse related disorders, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, factious and simulation disorders, dissociative disorders, sexual disorders, food disorders, sleep disorders, drive control disorders, adaptive disorders and personality disorders; Environmental and psychosocial factors associated with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of diseases including pain, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastro-intestinal, dermatological and endocrine disorders, chronic diseases, etc; Studies on health promotion and disease prevention; Studies on personality and personality assessment within the clinical and health field; Critical reviews and meta-analysis on therapeutic success; Methodological studies on clinical and health psychology related issues.

Clinical and Health is published mainly in Spanish but contributions written in English are also accepted. This journal accepts free original papers but can also request specific papers to relevant scholars that will be published in ordinary issues or in special issues (monographic issues).

Original manuscripts whether in Spanish or in English will be anonymously peer reviewed.

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

All articles published in the journal Clinical and Health should be empirical contributions to knowledge of the subject, and the final decision about publication will be made based on this criterion (contribution to knowledge of the field), as well as the article’s relevance to clinical and health psychology practice. We therefore encourage potential contributors to Clinical and Health to prepare their articles with the following criteria in mind: (a) in what way does the article contribute to knowledge of the question being researched? and (b) what is its relevance for clinical and health psychology practice? Potential authors should also be aware that although Clinical and Health makes use of an anonymous revision process, the director of the journal may make a final decision to reject a manuscript, without sending it for revision, in cases where the content of the paper does not fit the field of the journal, or it has not been prepared in accordance with the rules given to potential contributors.

All the information related to the intructions to authors is available through the journal's webpage http://www.cop.es/publicaciones/ClinicaYSalud/autores/index_ing.aspx and also in pdf format.

 

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