Interpersona welcomes submission of original articles on all aspects of human interactions and relationships, from weak ties to close relationships, from any academic discipline (for details, please see Focus and Scope). Manuscripts will be sent anonymously for review by independent referees and so all material identifying the author should be deleted.

Authors should prepare their manuscripts in APA Style 7th edition.

All the available DOI numbers must be included in the references list. We strongly recommend a search at to verify every reference.

Manuscripts must be submitted in English. 

Manuscript submissions should  have no more than 7,000 words (considering the whole file) and an abstract (in English) of 150-250 words. The abstract must be followed by between 3-10 keywords. The authors can add supplementary files, with no word limit.

Each manuscript will be evaluated by the Editorial Board based on its relevance, clarity, originality and suitability for the journal.

Footnotes or endnotes, apart from the opening page Author Note and correspondence address, should not be used. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations (100 words or more) previously published elsewhere.

Figures and Tables should be included in the body of the manuscript, in a place considered adequate by the author(s). These must be elaborated according to the APA Style norms, with the respective legends and titles. Use Word's Insert Table function when you create tables.

Authors should also declare (if it is the case) that all ethical local regulations have been fully accomplished and that the manuscript has not been submitted to another journal.

All manuscripts should be submitted preferentially in Word for Windows 6.0 or above.

Book Review Section

Interpersona will include reviews of the most recently published books in the field. Books and suggestions for reviews should be sent to:

Prof. Dr. Vicente Cassepp-Borges
Instituto de Ciências Humas e Sociais de Volta Redonda
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Rua Des. Ellis Hermydio Figueira, 783 -  Bloco A - Sala 214A
bairro Aterrado Volta Redonda-RJ, Brazil
CEP 27213-145 



List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section. Here are some examples of basic reference formats:

1. Authored Book

Author’s last name, Initials. (Publication year). Complete title (edition, if not the first). Publishing company.

Mitchell, T. R., & Larson, J. R., Jr. (1987). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behavior(3rd ed.). McGraw-Hill.

2. Chapter in an Edited Book

Author’s last name, Initials. (Publication date). Title of the chapter. Initials and last name of the Editor (Ed.),Complete title of the book (first-final page numbers). Publishing company.

Bjork, R. A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In H. L. Roediger III & F. I. M. Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory & consciousness(pp. 309–330). Erlbaum.

3. Journal article

Author’s last name, Initials (Publication date). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume, first-final page numbers. DOI

Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology24, 225–229.

4. Dissertation or Thesis

Author’s last name, Initials (Year of defense). Title of work. Indication of the type of work, Institution, Location.

Miranda, R. F. (2009). As mulheres da Ilha das Caieiras: Relacionamento interpessoal e cooperação na formação e funcionamento de uma cooperativa. Doctoral Dissertation. Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitória.

5. Citations

Citations in the text should indicate the author’s last name, followed by the publication year between parentheses.  Use “and” whenever referring directly to the name of the authors and use “&” when their names are cited between parentheses.

When a citation refers to a work by three, four or five authors, list all the last names the first time a reference to the work appears, and in subsequent references give only the first author’s name followed by “et al.” and the publication year. If a work has six or more authors, give only the first author’s name followed by “et al.” in the first as well as in all subsequent citations.

The names of all authors should be mentioned in the references. When citing several works between parentheses, order them alphabetically, and not by date. The date mentioned in the text and in the references should refer to the edition used by the author.

Note that submissions are subject to plagiarism screening (read more). Please also see PsychOpen's Guidelines on Publication Ethics.