About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Revista Brasileira de Psicodrama (RBP) was created in 1993 as an official publication of the Federação Brasileira de Psicodrama (Febrap).

RBP is published every four months, and its scope, within the Humanities, falls within the area of Psychology, with a focus on the specialties Sociodinamics, Sociometry, and Sociatry, the latter being composed of the subspecialties: Group Psychotherapy, Sociodrama, and Psychodrama. It also publishes articles on related sciences of interest for the psychodramatic community. Manuscripts can be submitted in Portuguese, English, or Spanish.RBP editorial policy is guided by double-blind peer review, ensuring the anonymity of authors and reviewers during the evaluation process. It follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) regarding the ethical aspects and cases of misconduct and plagiarism in academic publications.

RBP provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The journal's editorial committee is composed of researchers from several educational and research institutions. Currently, 11 % are from international institutions, and, among the Brazilians, about 31 % are affiliated to institutions in the state of São Paulo, and the other members are from other states.Its editorial policy is guided by double-blind peer review, ensuring the anonymity of authors and reviewers during the review process. However, as it progressively seeks alignment with the best practices of open science, since 2020, it starts to accept manuscripts submitted previously or in parallel to the preprint’s platforms, and in some cases, it can adopt open peer review with the prior consent of authors and reviewers. Likewise, authors will be encouraged to deposit and share data, codes and/or methods used in the production of the manuscript in repositories, with the responsible author being responsible for informing the place of deposit, allowing access to reviewers and editors whenever necessary.

The publication of an article that has been published as a preprint will be considered unpublished. It will present its own DOI, referencing the DOI previously registered on the preprint platform.RBP considers in the publication of articles the ethical aspects recommended by the international community, appealing in cases of misconduct or plagiarism to the recommendations of SciELO (Good Practice Guide for Strengthening Ethics in Scientific Publication); COPE (Principles of Transparency and Best Practices in Publications; DOAJ; and OASPA.

To maximize the dissemination and use of the published material, the RBP adopts the Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 4.0 license. Thus, the copyrights will belong to the authors, allowed to distribute, remix, adapt, and create from their work, even for commercial purposes, if they attributed the due credit. The authors are solely responsible for the content of the published article.

RBP is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), not charging fees for submission or processing of articles.

RBP uses the PKP PN system to create a distributed file between participating libraries and allows them to develop permanent journal files for preservation and restoration. Editorial policies about storage and access to articles of RBP in institutional repositories are deposited in Diadorim (Directory of Editorial Policies of Brazilian Scientific Journals).

The classification of RBP in the QUALIS/CAPES system is A4.