GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS ON PREPARING MANUSCRIPTS
Click here for a
detailed overview on preparing your manuscript, including general policies, the
review process, types of manuscripts published, and guidelines for preparing tables
Academic Psychiatry has implemented a web-based manuscript submission and
tracking system to accelerate the peer review process and shorten the time from
manuscript submission to publication decision. Thus, the Journal will no longer
accept manuscripts and letters by mail.
To submit your paper, please visit the manuscript submission site at Manuscript Central and either create an account or use your
existing account. Then follow the instructions to upload your manuscript. All submissions
must include a title page and be accompanied by a cover letter and list of suggested
AUTHORSHIP, DISCLOSURE, AND COPYRIGHT TRANSFER FORMS
Please visit the American Psychiatric Publishing (APP), website for the disclosure and copyright transfer forms.
PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY
Broad access to the research literature and the rights of our authors are important
to APP, the publisher of Academic Psychiatry. Read our public access policy for guidelines on deposit mandates for research funded
by NIH and others and institutional repositories.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Revised Policy on Enhancing Public Access
to Archived Publications Resulting from NIH-Funded Research (Public Access Policy),
which took effect on April 7, 2008, requires all investigators funded by the NIH
to submit or have submitted for them their final peer-reviewed manuscript upon acceptance
for publication to the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) PubMed Central (PMC) to be made publicly available no later
than 12 months after the official date of publication. APP acknowledges that the
Author retains the right to provide a copy of the manuscript to the NIH upon acceptance
for publication (i.e., after all modifications from the peer review process but
before copyediting, formatting, and production work performed to produce the final
published article) for public archiving in PubMed Central. Except for special circumstances
in which specific arrangements have been made, APP does not deposit manuscripts
on behalf of authors. The NIH has developed a password-protected, web-based NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system to implement the
NIH Public Access Policy.
Learn more about APP’s guidelines for
research funded by NIH and other funders.
No author reprints are furnished gratis. A reprint order form is available upon
request. Reprints are mailed to the corresponding author approximately 6 weeks after
the article has been published. Reprints of Book Reviews and Letters to the Editor
are not available, but they can be downloaded by subscribers from the Journal
website at ap.psychiatryonline.org.
BECOMING A REVIEWER
Individuals interested in reviewing for Academic Psychiatry should visit
and create an account.
Abstracts of articles within a reviewer’s given area of expertise are sent via e-mail
to the reviewer. Within 5 days, the reviewer is asked to indicate willingness to
review and availability to perform the review within a 3-week time frame.
Most competing interests, financial or otherwise, do not disqualify one from participating
in the peer review process, but the Journal requests that you indicate any
conflict that you may have in reviewing any particular manuscript. You can also
notify the Journal if you feel that you cannot review a manuscript because
of a competing interest. This will not affect your reviewer status in any way.
Manuscripts must be reviewed with due respect for authors’ confidentiality. In submitting
their manuscripts for review, authors entrust the Journal with the results
of their scientific work and creative effort, on which their reputation and career
may depend. Authors’ rights may be violated by disclosure of the confidential details
of the review of their manuscript. Reviewers should never copy, share, or discuss
a manuscript under review or the data within with anyone without expressed written
permission of the Journal’s Editor and the authors.
Contact the Editorial Office