ISSN: 1136-5420
e-ISSN: 2254-6057
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Founded: 1996
Director: Prof. Bonifacio Sandin

The aim of the Revista de Psicopatología y Psicología Clínica is to publish reports of original research in psychopathology and clinical psychology, including also theoretical papers, reviews, short communications, and case studies. The journal aims to reflect the progress in psychopathology, measurement and treatment, both from laboratory and from clinical and normative field studies. In addition to abnormal psychology and mental disorders, the scope of the journal includes psychosomatics and behavioral medicine. Although a main goal of the journal is to publish original research produced in Spain, it accepts articles written in Spanish or English.

Since 1996 the journal is the official scientific publication of the Asociación Española de Psicología Clínica y Psicopatología (AEPCP) and is published jointly by the AEPCP and the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED, Spain).

 Impact Factor 2005-2009 (RESH): 2.46
 Impact Factor 2011 (In-RECS): 1.311

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Full Professor of Clinical Psychology
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Facultad de Psicología, Madrid, España

Directores Adjuntos

Full Professor of Clinical Psychology
Universidad de Valencia
Facultad de Psicología, Valencia, España

Full Professor of Clinical Psychology
Universidad Jaime I
Facultad de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales,
Castellón, España

Coordinadora y Secretaria de Redacción

Professor of Clinical Psychology
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Facultad de Psicología, Madrid, España

Asistentes de Edición

University teacher training
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Facultad de Psicología, Madrid, España

University teacher training
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Facultad de Psicología, Madrid, España

Ángel Aguilar , Universidad de Barcelona, España
Miguel AnxoHospital General, Santiago de Compostela, España
Alejandro Ávila , Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España
Rafael Ballester , Universidad Jaime I de Castellón, España
Rosa M. Baños Universidad de Valencia, España
David H. Barlow , Boston University , USA
Elisardo Becoña , Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, España
José Bermúdez , UNED, Madrid, España
Mercedes Borda , Universidad de Sevilla, España
Stéphane Bouchard , Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
José M. Buceta UNED, Madrid, España
Gualberto Buela , Universidad de Granada, España
Vicente CaballoUniversidad de Granada, España
Daniel CampagneClínica Bella Médica, Altea (Alicante), España
Antonio Cano-Vindel , Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España
Isabel Caro , Universidad de Valencia, España
Carmen CarrióUnidad de Salud Mental de Burjassot, Valencia
José A.I. Carrobles , Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, España
Paloma Chorot , UNED, Madrid , España
David A. Clark , University of New Brunswick , Canada
David M. Clark , Maudsley Hospital , Londres , UK
Cary I. Cooper , Manchester University , UK
Paz De Corral , Universidad del País Vasco, España
Michelle G. Craske , University of California Los Angeles , USA
Enrique Echeburúa , Universidad del País Vasco, España
Paul M.G. Emmelkamp , University of Amsterdam , Holanda
Consuelo EscuderoUnidad de Salud Mental de Getafe, Madrid, España
Guillen FeixasUniversidad de Barcelona, España
John Freeman , Goldsmith College, UK
Javier García-Campayo , Universidad de Zaragoza, España
Javier García Montalvo , Universidad Pública de Navarra, España
Carmen García-Montalvo , Universidad de Murcia, España
Azucena García-Palacios , Universidad Jaime I de Castellón, España
Óscar Gonçalves , Universidade do Minho, Portugal
David Hemsley , University of London , UK
Hubert J.M. Hermans , University of Nijmegen , Holanda
Héctor Hernández-Álvarez , Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hunter HoffmanHuman Interface Technology Lab. University of Washington , USA
Stefan G. Hofmann , Boston University , USA .
Thomas E. Joiner , University of Tallahassee , Florida , USA
Ed Keogh , Bath University, UK
Diana Kirzsman Centro Asistencial Aiglé, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marsha Linehan , University of Washington, USA
Concha López-Soler , Universidad de Murcia, España
José López SantiagoComplejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albacete, SESCAM; España

Jürgen Margraf Universität Basel, Suiza
Alma Martínez de SalazarCentro Salud Mental de El Ejido, Almería, España
M. Pilar Martínez-Narváez , Universidad de Granada, España
Richard J. McNally Harvard University , Cambridge , USA
Xavier Méndez , Universidad de Murcia, España
Harald MerckelbachMaastricht University, Holanda
Hipólito MerinoUniversidad de Santiago de Compostela, España
Juan E. MezzichCity University of New York , USA
Suzanne M. Miller , Fox Chase Cancer Center , Philadelphia , USA
Jordi Obiols , Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, España
Thomas H. OllendickVirginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg , USA
Arne Öhman. Karolinska Hospital, Estocolmo, Suecia
Begoña OlabarríaAyuntamiento de Madrid, España
Margarita Olmedo , UNED, Madrid España
Roberto OpazoCEDIDEP, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Luis M. Pascual , Departamento de Psicología, Universidad de Huelva España
Vicente PelechanoUniversidad de la Laguna , España
Wenceslao Peñate , Universidad de la Laguna , España
Ana M. Pérez-García , UNED, Madrid, España
Javier Pérez-Pareja , Universidad Islas Baleares, España
Conxa PerpiñáUniversidad de Valencia, España
Soledad Quero , Universidad Jaime I de Castellón, España
Francisco RamosUniversidad de Salamanca, España
Abilio ReigUniversidad de Alicante, España
Giuseppe RivaUniversità Cattolica di Milano, Italia
Albert Rizzo , University of Southern California , Marina del Rey , USA
Barbara Rothbaum , Emory University , Atlanta , USA
M. Ángeles RuizUNED, Madrid, España
Carmen Saldaña , Universidad de Barcelona, España
Paul SalkovskisMaudsley Hospital , Londres , UK
Pedro SánchezSalud Mental, Diputación de Valencia, España
Miguel A. SantedUNED, Madrid, España
Norman B. SchmidtFlorida State University , Tallahassee , USA
J. Carlos Sierra , Universidad de Granada, España
Wendy K SilvermanFlorida International University , Miami , USA
Steven Taylor , University of British Columbia , Vancouver , Canada
Miquel Tortella-Feliu , Universidad Islas Baleares, España
José M. Tous , Universidad Central de Barcelona, España
Samuel M. Turner University of Maryland , USA
Marcel Van den Hout , Maastricht University, Holanda
Carmelo Vázquez Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España
Jaime Vila , Universidad de Granada, España
Stefano VinacciaUniversidad San Buenaventura, Medellín, Colombia
Brenda Wiederhold Interactive Media Institute, San Diego , USA
Mark Wiederhold , Interactive Media Institute, San Diego , USA 

1. The Revista de Psicopatología y Psicología Clínica (RPPC) accepts original manuscripts written in Spanish or English language related to psychopathology and clinical psychology. Although a major focus is on research articles, the journal also accepts reviews, shorter communications, case reports and book reviews. Editorials and monographic numbers are the initiative of the editorial committee.

2. The submission of an article implies that the work described represents original material, has not been published previously, is not being considered for publication elsewhere, its publication having been approved by each author and by the responsible authorities of the institution where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, and in any language.

3. Opinions expressed in a manuscript are entirely the responsibility of the authors. Clinical manuscripts will protect patient privacy. Identifying information such as names, initials, hospital numbers, and dates will be avoided. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included (e.g. figures), the author must obtain prior written permission from the copyright owners and duly credit the source in the article.

4. Submission to the journal. Authors may submit their articles by e-mail or via web ( Electronicsubmission must be in Word (Windows) format. The manuscript should be addressed to the Editor (Professor Bonifacio Sandín, UNED,Facultad de Psicología, Juan del Rosal 10, 28040 Madrid, Spain. E-mail:

5. Presentation of the manuscript. Authors must revise their article for a correct use of Spanish or English. Italics are not to be used for expressions of Latin origin, for example: in vivo, et al., per se. Use decimal points (in English) and commas (in Spanish); whilst keeping the 0. Manuscripts should not be edited (e.g., no bold types, no capital letters; italics can be used). Abbreviations must be defined at their first mention, and be consistent throughout the article. Statistics should be given in italics (e.g., N, N, r, DT, F, p, etc.). All pages to be numbered consecutively.

6. The manuscript should reflect the following data (in the order given):

6.1. First page (in the order given): a) title, b) author names and affiliations, c) affiliation addresses, d) full postal address including country and e-mail address of the corresponding author, e) acknowledgements, and f) short title.

6.2. Second and third pages may comprise: a) title, b) abstract (maximum length 150 words), c) keywords (between 3 and 8). These sections should be written both in Spanish (second page) and English (third page).

6.3. The following pages to contain the manuscript that should be divided in sections (in research papers: introduction, method, results, discussion and references), with the use of headings. Any subsection will be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. The headings are to be used for internal cross-referencing: no general referring to ‘the text’. Tables and figures should be on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. Footnotes are to be used sparingly, and numbered consecutively throughout the article (e.g., “Footnote 1”). The position of footnotes should be indicated in the text and the footnotes themselves presented separately at the end of the article.

7. General style, references and citations in the text should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010). Details concerning style can also be found at: It is recommended to consult a recent issue of the Journal as to layout and conventions.

7.1.References. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of bibliographic citations. Authors should ensure that all references listed are cited in the text, and vice versa. Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Manuscripts that are in press may be cited as such in the reference list.

7.2.Citing and listing of web references. The full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. If the URL includes authors’ names, then these should be included in the reference list. If authors are not included in the list, they must be cited in the text with superscripts and listed separately (e.g., after the reference list).

7.3.Tables and figures. Results should be presented in the simplest way. Tables are to be numbered as per their appearance in the text. Footnotes to tables should be placed below the table body and indicated with superscript lowercase letters. Vertical rules are to be avoided, so are three-dimensional figures. Tables should be used sparingly and data presented in tables should not duplicate results described elsewhere in the text. Tables should be preferred to figures. The manuscript may not include more than 6 tables and 6 figures.

8. Manuscript length: research papers: limit 8.000 words (preferred length 4.000 to 5.000); review papers: limit 10.000 words (preferred 5.000 to 7.000); short communications and case studies: limit 4.000 words; book reviews: limit 2.000 words. This limit includes the abstract, main text, and references, but not the title pages, tables and figures.

9. Reviewing processThe Editorial Board will determine if a submission falls within the scope and requirements of the journal and warrants a full peer review. Subsequently manuscripts are peer reviewed. The review will be blind, both for reviewers and authors. Every effort will be made to get feedback to the author within 3 months of reception. If the manuscript needs modification, the authors may present the modified manuscript within 90 days, with a reply to the reviewers’ comments, explaining each of the modifications. Authors are informed about the Editor’s decision after the review process has been completed.

10. Once the manuscript has been accepted it will be published. The publisher will supply proofs to the corresponding author prior to publication. This stage is to be used only to correct errors occurred during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs is required, preferably by urgent mail and within 7 days of receipt. The published paper reflects the dates of reception and of acceptance. A PDF copy of the manuscript can be ordered (, free of charge for authors that are members of the AEPCP or RPPC subscribers.

To subscribe to the Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology it is necessary to send this subscription form duly completed to:

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