Original reports of empirical research or critical analyses of important topics in psychiatric education or academic psychiatry may be submitted in one of the following formats. Special Articles are overview articles that bring together important information on a topic of general interest to academic psychiatrists. Authors who wish to write a Special Article are advised to check with the Editor to ensure that a similar work has not already been submitted or invited. Special Articles may not exceed 5,000 words (20 double-spaced pages), including tables, figures, an abstract of no more than 100 words, and no more than 100 references. Empirical Reports present quantitative results and Original Reports are conceptual in nature. Submissions in these two categories may not exceed 4,000 words (16 double-spaced pages), including references, tables, figures, and an abstract of no more than 100 words. Brief Reports may not exceed 1,750 words (7 double-spaced pages), with up to 10 references, 2 tables or figures, and an abstract of no more than 40 words. Brief reports may be conceptually or empirically oriented. For all articles, a table or figure that fills one-half of a vertical manuscript page equals 100 words of text; one that fills one-half of a horizontal page equals 150 words of text.
This section includes descriptions of innovative programs, curricula, teaching strategies, techniques, and technologies worthy of broad dissemination to the field. Generally, the programs being described should have been implemented, and some form of evaluation should be reported. Submissions for the New Ideas section are limited to 3,750 words (15 double-spaced pages).
Submissions for the Commentary section should be tightly reasoned opinion pieces not exceeding 3,750 words (15 double-spaced pages) that address an important issue in psychiatric education, professional development, or academic psychiatry more broadly.
Brief letters will be considered if they include the notation for publication. Editorials and pertinent notices and official actions of the sponsoring organizations will also be published.