About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Revista Brasileira de Psicodrama (RBP) was created in 1993 as an official publication vehicle of the Brazilian Federation of Psychodrama (Febrap), with publication every four months. In order to accelerate the dissemination of its content, from 2022 onwards, RBP will adopt continuous publication.

Its scope, within the Human Sciences, falls within the field of Psychology, focusing on the specialties Sociodynamics, Sociometry and Sociatry, the latter being composed of the subspecialties: Group Psychotherapy, Sociodrama and Psychodrama.

RBP's mission is to stimulate debate and the scientific development of its specialty through the publication of original articles of theoretical and practical relevance, contributing to the advancement of the specialty and scientific research.

RBP accepts submissions written in English (preferentially), Portuguese and Spanish.  

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.

RBP editorial policy is guided by double-blind peer review, ensuring the anonymity of authors and reviewers during the evaluation process. Since RBP is committed to the open science initiatives and will progressively offer to the reviewers and correspondence author the opening of their identities according to the use of the Open Science Compliance Form that must be submitted as a supplementary file to the manuscript

Its editorial policy is guided by double-blind peer review, ensuring the anonymity of authors and reviewers during the process. However, as it progressively seeks alignment with the best practices of open science, from 2020, it starts to accept manuscripts submitted previously or in parallel to the preprint platforms, being able, in some cases, to adopt open peer review with prior consent of authors and reviewers, using the Open Science Compliance Form, which must be submitted as a supplementary file to the manuscript. The publication of an article published as a preprint, will be considered unpublished and will present its own DOI, referencing the DOI previously registered on the preprint platform. Likewise, authors will be encouraged to deposit and share data, codes and/or methods used in the production of the manuscript in repositories, the responsible author being responsible for informing the place of deposit, allowing access to reviewers and editors whenever necessary.

RBP considers in the publication of articles the ethical aspects recommended by the international community, resorting in cases of misconduct or plagiarism to the recommendations of SciELO (Guide to Good Practices 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.

RBP provides immediate open and free access to its content with no embargo, on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

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 create 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.