Instructions to Authors

Please consult APA's Instructions for All Authors for information regarding

  • Manuscript Preparation
  • Submitting Supplemental Materials
  • Abstract and Keywords
  • References
  • Figures
  • Permissions
  • Publication Policies
  • Ethical Principles


Submit manuscripts electronically (.rtf, PDF, or .doc) to

London, UK

A. Freitas-Magalhães, Editor-in-Chief 
Facial Emotion Expression Lab
University Fernando Pessoa Health Sciences School
Rua Carlos da Maia, 296
4000 - 150 Porto

General correspondence may be directed to the Editor's Office.

Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages (including references, notes, tables, captions, and figures). Please avoid footnotes when possible. Number the pages consecutively in the upper right-hand corner.


Professor Freitas-Magalhaes is in the process of preparing an electronic scientific Journal called "Journal of Brain, Face and Emotion" (ISBN 9789729970023).


The Editor-in-Chief of journal will be Freitas-Magalhaes, Ph.D., APA Member and Director of the Facial Emotion Expression Laboratory (FEELab) at University Fernando Pessoa Health Sciences School, Oporto, PT. The Associate Editors will be Joan Borod, Ph.D, Department of Psychology, Queens College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA,  and Jenny Yiend, Ph.D., King´s College London, UK.


The  "Journal of Brain, Face and Emotion" (JBFE) is a new quarterly journal to be published April, 2010, from Facial Emotion Expression Lab (FEELab) at University Fernando Pessoa Health Science School. It will be involved internationally-renowned professors and researchers of the neuropsychophysiology of emotions with aim to diffusion the collect information to a large audience.


It is a fully reference journal with outstanding academic and professional representation on its editorial board and is aimed at health, mental health and legal professionals,  including review articles, analyses of professional issues, controversies and developments, cases studies and original empirical studies. The journal aims to publish and disseminate information regarding research and development in facial emotion expression, and their relationship with psychological, neurological, neuropsychological and psychiatric areas.


If your area of research fits well in this edited volume, we invite you to submit for consideration a paper (theoretical or research) on your area of research.


Articles should not exceed 5,000 words (excluding references) and may present new theory, new data, new methods, or any combination of these.


 Articles will be peer-reviewed and will require APA guidelines in manuscript submission. The status of your paper will be sent to you in eight weeks.

We encourage you to submit your work to the  "Journal of Brain, Face and Emotion". To do so, follow the instructions at or


We shall be happy to provide you with any further information. 


We look forward to your kind and earliest response. 

With best regards,

Dr. Erico Castro


Editorial Office
Assistant to Freitas-Magalhaes, Ph.D.
Facial Emotion Expression Lab

First issue:

April, 2010, Published by FEELab Science Books

Volume 1 (2010).
Volume 2 (2011) published quarterly (January, April, July, October)


FEELab Science Books is now accepting manuscripts online via
Contact the JBFE Editorial office for more information.

Keep a copy of the manuscript to guard against loss.

Masked Review Policy

All submissions receive masked review unless requested by the author. Include this request in the submission letter.

Do not include author information (addresses, phone numbers, electronic mail addresses, and fax numbers) in the manuscript.

Authors may submit a list of suggested reviewers for the manuscript; suggested reviewers should not have any conflict of interest regarding the review.

Submission Letter

Include the following in your submission letter:

  • a statement of compliance with APA ethical standards in the treatment of your sample, human or animal, or a description of the details of the treatment;
  • a statement that the manuscript or data have not been published previously and that they are not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
  • a statement to reflect that all listed authors have contributed significantly to the manuscript and consent to their names on the manuscript; and
  • a brief statement of how the article content is relevant to the domain of Journal of Brain, Face and Emotion as defined in the journal description presented here and on the inside front cover of the journal.

Authors should also include names and institutional affiliations, plus the contact details for the corresponding author.

Failure to include any of the requirements above may result in a delay of the review process.

Brief Reports

Journal of Brain, Face and Emotion accepts Brief Reports of soundly designed research studies that are of specialized interest or limited importance—reports that cannot be accepted as regular articles due to lack of space. An author who submits a Brief Report must agree not to submit the full report to another journal.

To ensure that a Brief Report does not exceed the available journal pages (approximately 4 pages), set your computer so that

  • the approximate number of characters per line is 90 (use 12-point Times Roman type with 1-inch [2.54-cm] side margins)
  • the number of double-spaced lines per page is about 25
  • the total number of lines in the report is about 400

Count all lines, including headings and references but excluding title, author name(s), affiliation(s), and abstract; figure 27 lines for each 1/4 journal page required for tables and figures (visual estimation necessary).

Letters to the Editor

Journal of Brain, Face and Emotion considers letters concerning articles previously published in the journal. Letters should be no more than 500 words and have a maximum of five references. Authors will be notified of the decision to publish the letter and will be sent an edited version.

Authors of the original article will be offered an opportunity to reply to the letter. No additional letters on the topic will be accepted.