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General considerations


The European Journal of Psychiatry does not charge fees for job submission, nor fees for publishing your articles.

The European Journal of Psychiatry complies with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editor's Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (detailed examples available at: http://www.icmje.org/).

It was originally intended to report "the scientific activity of European psychiatrists" and "to bring about a greater degree of communication" among them. However, "since scientific knowledge has no geographical or cultural boundaries, is open to contributions from all over the world". These principles are maintained in the new stage of the journal, now expanded with the help of an American editor.


Organization of the manuscript

•The title page must list:

- The full title: it should be short, specific and clear;
- A short or running title;
- Full names and affiliations of all authors.
- Please, give also the full address, including e-mail, telephone and fax, of the author for correspondence.
- Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s), as well.

•Supply a structured abstract of up to 250 words for all articles. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should incorporate the following headings: Background and Objectives; Methods; Results; and Conclusions.

•Include between 3 and 6 keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.

Manuscript style. The language of the journal is English. Manuscripts written by those whose primary language is not English should be edited carefully for language prior to submission. All submissions must have a title, be printed on one side of the paper, be double-line spaced and have a margin of 3 cm all round; all pages must be numbered on the right-top corner. Original and Review articles ideally should not exceed 2000 words with no more than 6 tables or illustrations.

-The article should contain no citation to other unpublished work. Do not use footnotes or appendices. Such materials should either be incorporated in the text or offered to interested readers on request.

- All abbreviations should be preceded the first time they appear by the full name except the SI symbols for units which are to be used without explanation.

- Generic or chemical names should be used for all compounds: identify materials and products. State the species of any animals used precisely. Indicate the sources of unusual materials and chemicals, and the model and manufacturer of equipment. Identify materials and products by their generic term followed by the trade name in brackets.

Reference Style. References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in parentheses. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. All references must be complete and accurate. Online citations should include date of access. The European Journal of Psychiatry uses the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" (detailed examples available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html). Sample References:

- Journals: List the first six authors followed by et al.
Rao V, Spiro J, Degoankar M, Horská A, Rosemberg PB, Yousem DM, et al. Lesion location in depression traumatic brain injury using magnetic resonance spectroscopy: Preliminary results from a pilot study. Eur J Psychiat. 2006;20(2):65-73.

Starkstein SE, Jorge R, Mizrahi R. The prevalence, clinical correlates and treatment of apathy in Alzheimer’s disease. Eur J Psychiat. 2006;20(2):96-106.

- Books: World Health Organization. The ICD-10 classification of mental and behavioral disorders: Clinical descriptions and diagnosis guidelines. Geneva: World Health Organization; 1992

- Chapters in Books: Weissman MM, Bruce ML, Leaf PJ et al. Affective disorders. In: Robins LN, Regier DA, eds. Psychiatric disorders in America. New York: The Free Press 1991; 53-80.

Illustrations. Figures and tables submitted with the manuscript must be of sufficient quality to enable reviewers to evaluate the data. Figures that require color to communicate the data will be published only on payment of the additional cost by the authors.

Figure and table legends: Each caption should begin with a brief description of the conclusion or observation provided in the figure. These should be submitted as a separate section after the references.

Figures and tables must be submitted on separate files, and not be incorporated into the text.

General notes. Upon acceptance of a manuscript, authors will be required to complete and forward a copyright form, which will be forwarded to the corresponding author by e-mail when the article is accepted.

Editorials and book reviews are commissioned by the editors.

Proctection of humans and animals. Studies performed with humans must indicate in theMaterial and Methods section that informed consent was obtained, must respect the right to privacy, and must have been undertaken in a manner consistent with the guidelines of the World Health Organization and the declaration of Helsinki (http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/). In the case of animal experiments, it must be confirmed that the study complied with the procedures stipulated by the appropriate authorities.

Conflict of Interest. Prior to publication, authors must provide written confirmation of the absence of any conflict of interest. In the case that it exists, or even the slightest suspicion of them, it should be communicated in detail to the editor.


Manuscript submisssion

Each paper should be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to ejp@unizar.es

The cover letter should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, The European Journal of Psychiatry. We are able to use most word processing packages, but prefer Word. Illustrations must be submitted in electronic format where possible. Save each figure as a separate file, in TIFF, JPEG or EPS format preferably. We favour dedicated illustration packages over tools such as Excel or Powerpoint.

•Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere at the same time. Submitted material will not be returned to the author, unless specifically requested.

•The submission will be taken to imply that all listed authors have seen the final version and approved it.

Permission grants: if the manuscript contains extracts, including illustrations, from other copyright works (including material from online or intranet sources) it is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission from the owners of the publishing rights to reproduce such extracts. Permission grants should be referred to in the cover letter and be submitted by surface mail to the official address:

Professor Antonio Lobo
Editor-in-Chief, The European Journal of Psychiatry.
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine.
C/ Domingo Miral, s/n.
50009 Zaragoza (Spain).
E-mail: ejp@unizar.es


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