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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements of APA style 7th edition.
  • When submitting the cover letter to the editor, authors should suggest 2 reviewers

Author Guidelines

Articles should be submitted electronically via the OJS (Open Journal Systems) platform of the PsychTech-Journal, accessible from New users should register in advance.

Once the author is registered in the PsychTech & Health OJS platform they must provide the requested data and submit the manuscript, which involves 5 steps:

  1. After selecting the Online Submissions link, it is necessary to indicate the article type/section, select the main language of the manuscript, and accept the general conditions of submission. Authors may also make some optional comments to editors, such as indicating the scientific area of the article submitted.
  2.  In the second step, the final version of the manuscript should be submitted, according to the norms of the journal. This file should not contain any identifiers of the authors in the body of the text or in the properties of the document.
  3. After transferring the manuscript to the system, the complete contact information of all authors (name, surname, institution, address, e-mail address) should be included. It will also be requested to appoint an author who performs the duties of the corresponding author, who will be solely responsible for establishing contacts with the editors and keep informed the other co-authors of all decisions and modifications relating to the manuscript. The submission of the title, abstract (up to 250 words), and keywords of the main language of submission will also be performed in this step. Preferably, they should use the descriptors in the health area.
  4. The fourth step, which is optional, allows the transfer of supplementary documents that the authors consider as an added value for the evaluation/revision of the manuscript. The submission of the letter of submission and its mandatory attachments, indicated below, should not be carried out at this time.
  5. In the fifth step, the corresponding author must confirm the correct submission and record the respective reference (ID) assigned to the manuscript. This reference should be used in all subsequent contacts with the editors concerning the manuscript submitted.

After confirming the correct manuscript submission, the corresponding author should send an email to, carefully including in the "subject" box the article code assigned by the OJS system to the manuscript submitted. Authors should be careful to send the following documents to the Editor: (1) a letter of submission and presentation of the theme and authors; (2) a statement on the contribution of each of the authors to the work; (3) a declaration of assignment of copyright; (4) statement of possible conflicts of interest; and (5) a statement of ethical conduct / favorable opinion from the ethics committee or scientific committee that oversees the conduct of research in its institutions.

The review process is double-blind (neither the author nor the reviewer knows the other's identity) and each work is reviewed by at least 2 reviewers.


O PsychTech & Health Journal follows the rules for open-access content allowing quick dissemination of the authors' manuscripts. PsychTech &Health is indexed in prestigious international databases.

Manuscripts, galley proofs are sent to the authors once accepted for publication. Authors must pay a publication fee of 125.00 euros (plus 23% of VAT). After completing the transaction, a receipt will be issued and provided to the authors. The responsible Journal authorities will give the details on how to proceed with the payment.


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