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Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome (RIPPPO) is an online, open-access, peer reviewed journal published by the Italian Area Group of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR Italy Area Group).
Its aim is to promoting a fruitful communication between the Italian and International communities, enriching clinicians and researchers mutual collaboration. It welcomes high quality articles from any part of the world, concerning a variety of topics (e.g., psychotherapy process and outcome, diagnosis and assessment, psychopathology etc.), with different formats (e.g., reviews, empirical studies, methodological works, clinical studies) and from different epistemological, theoretical and methodological perspectives of the contemporary research in psychotherapy.
Peer review is a cornerstone of science, whose quality and efficiency depends on a complex, large-scale collaboration process, which is sensitive to motivations, incentives and institutional contexts. Recent proofs of the failures of peer review, due to judgment bias and parochialism and cases of misconduct, have contributed to calls for a reconsideration of the rigour and quality of the process. This Action aims to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability of peer review… Read more