Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The below mentioned areas are just indicative. The editorial board also welcomes innovative articles in Educational Psychology and Guidance Counseling field. Focus and Scope OPTIMA are:

  1. Educational Psychology
  2. Developmental Psychology
  3. Assessment of Psychology
  4. Diagnostic of learning difficulties and tutoring
  5.  Professional Ethics of Guidance and Counseling
  6. Developmental Guidance and Counseling
  7. Program Development and Management of Guidance and Counseling
  8. Children’s Guidance and Counseling
  9. Adolescent’s Guidance and Counseling
  10. Adult’s Guidance and Counseling
  11. Special Population’s Guidance and Counseling
  12. Multicultural Guidance and Counseling
  13. Family’s Guidance and Counseling
  14. Guidance and Counseling in the Pascaglobal
Development of Technology and Guidance and Counseling’s Innovation


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The Journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing. Detailed information of peer reviewed process is in here.


Publication Frequency

This journal will be published two times a year on the following months: April and September. Every issue consist of 9 articles and therefor every volume has 18 articles/reviews.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



  1. OPTIMA promotes research in the broad field of Educational Psychology and Guidance Counseling Journal.
  2. Contributions are expected from senior researchers, students of doctoral program ,scholars and students, reseachers working at research organizations and government agencies, and also for enterprises undertaking applied R&D to lead innovations.

As far as the criteria for evaluating and accepting submissions is concerned, a rigorous review process will be used. Submitted papers will, prior to the formal review, be screened so as to ensure their suitability and adequacy to the journal. In addition, an initial quality control will be performed, so as to ensure matters such as language, style of references and others, comply with the journal´s style.