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Author Guidelines

Submission of an Article

 Starting from January 1st 2022, review and submission forms will be highly recommended.

With reference to submission, we provided a standard word file form facilitating the inclusion of all required information. The official submission form is now available at this link.

 Submitted articles should have a summary/abstract, separate from the main text, of up to 350 words. This summary does not include references, numbers, abbreviations or measurements unless essential.

The summary should provide a basic-level introduction to the field; a brief background and principle of the work; a statement of the main results and conclusions; and 2-3 sentences that place the main findings into a general context.

Formats for MJCP: original articles, reviews, abstracts, addendum's, announcements, article-commentaries, book reviews, rapid communications, letters to the editor, annual meeting abstracts, conference proceedings, calendars, corrections, discussions, meeting-reports, news, product reviews, hypotheses and analyses.

Cover Letter: All submissions should be accompanied by cover letter briefly stating the significance of the research, agreement of authors for publication, number of figures and tables, supporting manuscripts, and supplementary information. Also, include  author information and current telephone and fax numbers, as well as postal and E-mail address of corresponding author.

Article Preparation Guidelines Manuscript 

Title: The title should be limited to 25 words or less and should not contain abbreviations. The title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper.

Abstract: The abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the research, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should summarize the manuscript content in 350 words or less. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. The preferable format should accommodate a description of the study background, methods, results and conclusion. Following the abstract, a list of keywords (3-5) and abbreviations should be included.

Text Introduction: The Introduction should set the tone of the paper by providing a clear statement of the study, the relevant literature on the study subject and the proposed approach or solution. The introduction should be general enough to attract a reader’s attention from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and Methods: This section should provide a complete overview of the design of the study. Detailed descriptions of materials, participants, comparisons, interventions and types of analysis must be mentioned. However, only new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures must be cited and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly.

Results and discussions: The results section should provide complete details of the research that are required to support the conclusion of the study. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results and discussion may be combined or in a separate section. Speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be put into the discussion section.

Disclosure and conflict of interest: All authors must disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. Authors are required to disclose any potential conflict of interest.

Acknowledgement: This section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc.

References: All references must be formatted in APA style 7th Edition in the text and listed in the references section as shown below:

Journals Oguisso, T. (1999). Professional nursing in Brazil. International Nursing Review, 43, 81-94.

Journal online Outbreak news. (2001, February 23). Weekly Epidemiological Record, 76, 57-64. Retrieved February 28, 2001 from

Book Geissler, E. M. (1998). Pocket guide to cultural assessment (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Book Chapter Russians. (1998). In T. L. Gall (Ed.), Worldmark encyclopedia of cultures and daily life (Vol. 4, pp. 332-339). Detroit, MI: Gale Research.

Dissertation Crow, G. K. (1988). Toward a theory of therapeutic syncretism: The Southeast Asian experience: A study of the Cambodians' use of traditional and cosmopolitan health systems. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Utah, 1988).

Abstract retrieved March 19, 2001 from CINAHL database. Poster sessions Worral, P. S. & Levin, R. (2004, June). Developing a statewide research agenda. Poster session presented at the biannual meeting of the American Nurses Association, Minneapolis, MN.

WEBSITE The Amish, the Mennonites, and the Plain People. (n.d.). Retrieved May 30, 2000 from Pennsylvania Dutch Country Welcome Center Web site:


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, hyperlink form for every DOI of the references have been provided.
  4. The text is 1,5 spaced; uses a 12-point Garamond font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. It is important that the author who submits the paper, in the registration form, fill carefully the field references according to specifications.

    Each reference must distancing of a line between the one and the other. All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.

    APA Style 7th Edition must be adopted for both in-text and final list references. Footnotes are not allowed. 

    This process is important for bibliographic citation.

  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. In compliance with ethical polices, for all manuscripts including human subjects, the authors must declare an ethical statement. Studies involving human subjects must contain a statement reporting their will to adhere to the study and their informed consent. 

  8. In compliance with ethical policies, for all animal studies, the authors are required to specify that their practices were ethically adherent to high standards, approved and compliant to guidelines.


    Ethical Committee approval number and date are mandatory for all studies including human subjects and animals.


  9. The submitted manuscript has been "spell checked" and "grammar checked".
  10. Authors' contribution: A short paragraph reporting authors’ individual contribution to the research. Authors shall be listed with their initials. For homonyms and authors presenting identical initials, specify their position within brackets (e.g. AA (first author) and AA (last author)). All research activities must be reported.

  11. Submissions made by involved figures: Authors participating as involved figures in the Journal must include a statement reporting their role in the official cover letter. All submissions provided by the above-mentioned figures will be assigned to external section editors in order to respect the peer review process.

  12. The event of an infringement of the provisions adopted entails the rejection of the submission.

  13. The official submission form was considered as recommended by guidelines.

  14. All involved authors were reported according to MJCP requirements during the submission process (website mandatory and not mandatory fields, by "Add Author in case of more than one author), specifying name, middle name (if present), family name, institution, department, state.

Copyright Notice

Creative Commons License Articles and conference papers published in Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology are distributed under the terms and conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. Correspondingly, authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).



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