ISSN 2051-8315
Psychopathology Review
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 Guidelines for Authors

Scope of the Journal

Psychopathology Review is an e-journal created to publish cutting-edge reviews and theoretical articles relevant to psychopathology, clinical psychology and psychiatry. Published papers can include systematic reviews, literature reviews, meta-analyses and theoretical articles that supplement or challenge existing theoretical views of psychopathology or clinical phenomena. Contributions will be welcomed from the fields of experimental psychopathology, psychotherapy, psychiatry, clinical neuroscience, and any other areas of psychology and neuroscience where the content makes a significant contribution to understanding the aetiology or treatment of psychopathology phenomena. Reports on individual research studies are not appropriate, but instead should be submitted to Journal of Experimental Psychopathology. Articles contributing to knowledge in most areas of psychopathology will be considered for publication, including anxiety-based problems, depression and mood disorders, schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms, substance abuse and dependency, eating disorders, sexual and gender identity problems, personality disorders, somatoform disorders, dissociative experiences, neurological disorders, childhood and adolescent psychological problems, and learning, intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Submitting Manuscripts

Authors should submit their manuscript electronically via the journal's editorial system (http// Your manuscript will then be allocated to an Associate Editor who will manage the peer review process. You should retain an editable version of your paper in WORD or similar format because this may be needed for further processing should your manuscript be accepted for publication.

There is no word-limit to articles that may be accepted for publication, but the Editors would expect presentation to be efficient, concise and informative. Most articles accepted for publication would usually be no more than 50 manuscript pages.

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Editors.

Presentation of the Manuscript

The manuscript should follow American Psychological Association (APA) publication manual guidelines. All pages should be typed double-spaced and numbered (including pages containing the title, authors names and affiliation footnotes, abstract, acknowledgments, references, tables, and figure caption list)

Title Page: A title page should be provided and should include the full title of the article, the authors' names and affiliations, and a suggested running head. The affiliation should include the department, institution, city or town, and country. It should be made clear in which institution(s) the research was carried out. The suggested running head should be no more than 80 characters. The title page should also clearly indicate the name, address, email address, fax number and telephone number of the corresponding author.

Abstract: An abstract following American Psychological Association guidelines should be provided and preferably be no longer than 150 words. The abstract page should also provide a list of 5-10 key words that accurately reflect the content of the article and can be used for indexing and search purposes.

Format of the article: Divide your article into clearly defined sections with the use of headings (non-numbered). The following headings are mandatory: Abstract, Introduction, Method, Participants, Procedure, Results, Discussion and References, but authors may include other headings where appropriate. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Figures & Illustrations: Photographs, drawings, diagrams, graphs and charts should be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals. Each individual figure or illustration should be accompanied by a clearly-worded caption or figure legend. All figures, tables, photographs, drawings, charts and diagrams should be submitted within the manuscript, preferably on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. If your manuscript is accepted for publication you may then be asked to submit your artwork in an electronic format and supply high-quality printouts in case conversion of the electronic artwork is problematic.

Tables: Tables should be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals. Each table should be typed on a separate page with the title centred above the table and all explanatory footnotes, etc. printed below.

Acknowledgements: Do not include acknowledgements on the title page. Place them on a separate page after the main body of the article and before the reference list.

References: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. You are referred to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, the lastest can be found at

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.

Examples reference formats include:


Davey, G.C.L., Startup H.M., MacDonald C.B., Jenkins D. & Paterson K. (2005) The use of 'as many as can' stop rules during worrying. Cognitive Therapy & Research, 29, 155-169.


Davey G.C.L. & Wells A. (Eds) (2006) Worry and its psychological disorders: Theory, assessment and treatment. Chichester: John Wiley.


Davey G.C.L. (2006) A mood-as input account of perseverative worrying. In G.C.L. Davey & A. Wells (Eds) Worry and its psychological disorders: Theory, assessment and treatment. Chichester: John Wiley. Pp217-237


Lecce S. (2005) Should egalitarians be perfectionists? Retrieved January 30, 2008, from


New child vaccine gets funding boost. (2001). Retrieved March 21, 2001, from

Supplementary Files:

The Editors of the Psychopathology Review are keen to ensure that all published articles come with downloadable supplementary material that will enable readers and researchers to fully appreciate how the research was conducted and analyzed. We believe this will facilitate replication and further research.

Depending on the nature of the published article authors will be encouraged to provide supplementary material in a form that can be downloaded and used by students and researchers. These materials might include copies of questionnaires used in the research or developed by the research, instruction sheets, experimental protocols, stimuli and images, audio and visual media clips, computer programs (executables or source code), data analysis macros or scripts if an unusual analysis has been done, scripts for specialist software (e.g., data processing scripts for ERP or EEG data, eprime scripts etc.), photographs of custom-built apparatus, colour images that illustrate data (e.g., fMRI scans, ERP curves) etc. In order to ensure that supplementary material is directly usable, please ensure that data are provided in a file format suitable for downloading.

After an article has been accepted for publication, authors will be approached and encouraged to provide what supporting materials they can make available.

There will be no transfer of copyright for any of the materials deposited in the Tools & Materials Repository, and this will allow authors to retain copyright of any materials they may have developed themselves or over which they have current copyright ownership.

There will be no obligation for authors to provide materials for the repository, and a willingness to provide tools and materials will not be a factor taken into account when deciding whether a manuscript is accepted for publication.

Copyright: Upon acceptance of an article, an e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a link to a Journal Publishing Agreement form. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article.

Proofs: When your manuscript is received by the Publisher it is considered to be in its final form. Proofs are not to be regarded as 'drafts'. One set of page proofs will be sent electronically to the corresponding author, to be checked for typesetting/editing. No changes in, or additions to, the accepted (and subsequently edited) manuscript will be allowed at this stage. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. The Editors reserve the right to proceed with publication if corrections are not communicated.

Blind Review: Authors requesting blind review should explicitly request this when loading their manuscript up to the journal editorial system. The manuscript should also be submitted in a form appropriate to this process (see the APA Publication Manual).

Open Access Option

Many institutions and funding bodies have made funds available to allow authors to publish their research in an open access form. Psychopathology Review offers authors an open access option whereby their article will be freely available to both journal subscribers and nonsubscribers via the journal website. To prevent any conflict of interests, authors can choose to have their article made open access only after the article has formally been accepted for publication.
The fee for making an article open access is £1000/US$1595/€1161 excluding tax, and all authors wishing to take advantage of the open access option should complete and return the open access option form they will receive along with their copyright transfer and publishing forms prior to publication. Authors who wish to take advantage of the open access option will still retain their rights outlined in Textrum's Copyright Transfer & Publishing Agreement. Further information about Textrum's Open Access Options can be obtained by emailing

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