Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This journal is the channel of scientific diffusion of the psychological research. We wish that Accion Psicologica will be a meeting point between the theoretical and applied research. Therefore we accept papers containing studies on relevant aspects of behavior, with empirical data and justified and analyzed ideas, which may represent a real contribution to the psychological knowledge.


Section Policies

Personal Strengths

  • Anita Feher
  • Accion Psicologica
  • Donald Saklofske
  • Vanessa Sinclair
  • Gabriela Topa Cantisano
  • Claire Wislow
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Peer Review Process

Evaluation process: Accion Psicologica will acknowledge receipt of manuscripts received, which will be reviewed first by the associate editor to verify their compliance with the publishing line of the journal. Overcome this phase, the manuscript will be sent to two external and independent reviewers, who will judge the convenience of his publication. The method of peer review employee is of double blind, which guarantees the anonymity of authors and reviewers. Authors will receive feedback from reviewers and the editor / director (partner), which will inform the decision on their manuscript (acceptance, rejection, or invitation to revise and resubmit) within 60 days from receipt.


Publication Frequency

Accion Psicologica is published biannually (June and December).


Open Access Policy

The journal Accion Psicologica does not have either article submission charges or  article processing charges (APCs).

Accion Psicologica is a journal published in open access, ie, provides free access to its content. Thus, we provide access to scientific research to all interested in psychological research regardless of their economic, social or political circunstances.


Call for Papers Special Issue "Personal Strengths"

Special issue topic: Researching personal strengths for creating positive lives and environments: an international perspective.

Editors of the Special issue: 

  • Senior Guest Editor: Gabriela Topa.
  • Guest Editors: Vanessa Sinclair, Anita Feher and Claire Wilson.
  • Consulting Guest Editor: Donald H. Saklofske.

Introduction: Positive psychology has contributed to the identification of personal strengths that contribute both to psychological health and well-being but also supportive environments. But the link between these strengths and wellness is complex, because it is often mediated by several processes which often take place in the social network and the organizational fields, and could be limited by both natural but also human imposed constrains. Intellectual strengths, interpersonal strengths, and temperament strengths would appear to be key factors contributing to promotion of healthy individuals and society. This special issue aims to report current research that will contribute to better understanding of the interplay between strengths and outcomes. Priority is given to those contributions that involve novel theoretical and methodological approaches, examine key factors linked with well-being, and consider different cultural contexts.

Type of articles: papers should report the results from empirical research studies, but theoretical and review papers may also be considered Length: not to exceed 7000 words inclusive of text, tables, references; brief articles of approximately 2500 words will be considered.

Format: paper presentation should follow APA guidelines; all papers will be submitted and published in English.


  • Submission Deadline for Abstracts: 30 March 2018; authors will be advised by April 15 if their abstract has been accepted to go forward with the full article submission. 
  • Submission Deadline for full manuscripts: 30 June 2018. 
  • Probably data for Publication: December 2018.

Procedure for review: all manuscripts will be subjected to double-blind review process by the editors and review panel. Each contributor should assume the role of reviewer for, at least, one paper submitted to the special issue by others.

Submissions should be sent to the section "Special Issue: Personal Strengths" clic here to register