Psicothema was founded in Asturias (northern Spain) in 1989, and is published jointly by the Psychology Faculty of the University of Oviedo and the Psychological Association of the Principality of Asturias (Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias).
We currently publish four issues per year, which accounts for some 100 articles annually. We admit work from both the basic and applied research fields, and from all areas of Psychology, all manuscripts being anonymously reviewed prior to publication.

  • Director: Laura E. Gómez Sánchez
  • Frequency:
         February | May | August | November
  • ISSN: 0214-9915
  • Digital Edition:: 1886-144X
  • Address: Ildelfonso Sánchez del Río, 4, 1º B
    33001 Oviedo (Spain)
  • Phone: 985 285 778
  • Fax: 985 281 374

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Guest Editors

Prof. Susana Al-Halabí, Ph.D. · ResearchGate
Department of Psychology
University of Oviedo

Prof. Eduardo Fonseca-Pedrero, Ph.D. · ResearchGate
Department of Psychology and Education
University of La Rioja






Dear colleagues,

An important fact to remember about suicidal behaviors is how widespread they are. Globally, suicide is an enormous social and public health issue accounting for almost a million deaths annually. The human cost associated with suicidal behavior for individuals, families, communities, health care, and society is beyond doubt. Despite these data and decades of research into suicidal behavior, there are still significant gaps between policy, research, prevention, and clinical practice. Nonetheless, increases in the rates of death by suicide are not inevitable. This is a moment when suicidal behaviour prevention must be prioritized as a global health concern. So, for this Special Issue, we are particularly interested in receiving high-quality papers that seek to advance theoretical accounts and explanations of suicide, investigate the pathways that take an individual closer towards or further away from suicidal ideation and behaviour, conduct ecologically valid, real-time measurement of suicide outcomes and associated mechanisms, examine prevention programs, as well as treatment development and evaluation studies (case series, feasibility studies, randomized controlled trials).

We invite you to submit a paper to this Special Issue and would greatly appreciate it if you could recommend it to your colleagues. If you are interested in contributing a paper, please inform us at your earliest convenience.

Keywords: Suicide; Suicidal behavior; Suicide ideation; Mechanisms; Meta-analysis; Pathways; Prevention; Treatment; Intervention; Self-harm; National prevention strategies.

Psicothema is an open access journal indexed in the most important international databases. According to Web of Science, Psicothema ranks Q1 in “Psychology,
Multidisciplinary”. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.


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Impact factor 2021:   JCR (WOS): 4.104 (Q1)   |   SJR (Scopus) : 1.308 (Q1)    |  CiteScore 2020: 5,3