Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Psychofenia - Ricerca ed analisi psicologica pubblica lavori scientifici di ricerca clinica, di analisi teorica o meta-analisi di ricerche, di ricerca di base, di ricerca psico-sociale, senza preclusioni di Scuola o di indirizzo metodologico. Psychofenia - Ricerca ed analisi psicologica accoglie sia contributi ad invito, sia liberi.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

I lavori pubblicati in questa rivista sono valutati separatamente da due revisori associati al Comitato Scientifico e di redazione (referees) in modo anonimo


Publication Frequency

The journal is published in two issues per year.


Exchange and Subscription Info

Print version

La rivista viene pubblicata semestralmente, a giugno e a dicembre, e distribuita nelle principali librerie nazionali.



Open Access Policy

Psychofenia offre l'accesso aperto ai sui contenuti in accordo al principio di rendere la ricerca liberamente disponibile per i ricercatori e migliorare lo scambio globale di conoscenza. In accordo con la Budapest Open Access Initiative, ogni utente può leggere, scaricare, distribuire, stampare o fare il link agli articoli di questa rivista.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journal Psychofenia - Ricerca ed analisi psicologia (Psychofenia – Psychological research and analysis) is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and of the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

ESE Salento University Publishing as publisher of the Open journal of psychological research Psychofenia – Ricerca ed analisi psicologica takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. In addition, ESE Salento University Publishing subscribes iThenticate by iParadigms and promotes its use to prevent plagiarism.

Author's responsibilities

Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process. All authors who have significantly contributed to the research and/or the study, must state that all data in article are real and authentic. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Peer review / responsibility for the reviewers

Reviewers Judgments are objective. Reviewers have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Reviewers point out relevant published work which is not yet cited. Reviewed articles must be treated confidentially. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Editorial responsibilities

Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept, only accept a paper when reasonably certain, when errors are found, promote publication of correction or retraction, preserve anonymity of reviewers.


Promote your articles in Psychofenia!

Dear Author,

After the publication of your paper in Psychofenia, it could be useful to work for its dissemination.

Listed here are some simple and effective ways in order to promote the diffusion of your paper to reach the widest and most appropriate audiences.

Author eprints: your friends and contacts can read your published articles for free. The introduction of the Open Journal System (OJS) enables all authors to quickly and easily share links to the electronic version of their articles. On ESE Salento University Publishing you are already able to view all your articles by signing into the "Authors area" within your Account. Within the Authored Works section you can access the new eprint facility which allows you to send other people links to any of your articles. Recipients will instantly have free access to the specific article you are looking for, without any requirement to register or sign in. Anyone will be able to access each paper for free.

Free access: inform all your contacts of the opportunity to register for free with ESE ( http://siba-ese.unile.it/index.php/psychofenia ) in order to open, download and print, free of charge, all the published issues of Psychofenia and their full content from the issue one (1998) until today.

Reading lists: add your article, or the journal, to your students' reading lists as essential reading.

Department website and personal webpage: use your staff profile entry on your department website, or your personal webpage, to add information about your article and a link to the online version.

Twitter and Facebook: authors are increasingly promoting their content via Twitter and Facebook so it can be picked up by other researchers and practitioners. Place an announcement on your Twitter or Facebook page highlighting the publication of your article with a link of  its online version.

CiteULike: you could add your article to your personal CiteULike library to share with others, which helps them discover literature which is relevant to their field. You can help with this process just by using CiteULike and through the invite a friend command.

Discussion lists: post a short message to any discussion lists you are a member of, letting people know that the journal's latest issue, which includes your article, is now available. The easiest way to do this is to register for the table of contents alert for the journal so you can forward the email once you have received it. When browsing our content, at the top of the page (under the journal cover image) you can click on the Alert Me button. Please select the type of alert you require from the dropdown menu (either email alert or RSS feed).

Library recommendation: check your Institution or University Library has a free online registration/subscription to the journal. If not, recommend it to do it.

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