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Submission

Submission of a paper to the German Journal of Psychiatry is understood to imply that the data contained therein have not previously been published (except in poster or abstract form). Only submissions in English will be considered. Papers written by authors who are not native English speakers may be revised by our translator at the authors' expense (ask for the costs by sending an E-mail).

Copyright

The authors have to agree that copyright of the article is transferred to the German Journal of Psychiatry for all publication purposes and retention in archive retrieval systems.

Contributing Authors

Manuscripts submitted under multiple authorship are reviewed under the assumption that each quoted author has contributed substantially to the work in terms of planning, research, statistical analysis, writing of the article or final approval of the article, concurs with the submission and has approved the final version of the manuscript. The first-named author must guarantee to be responsible for the content.

Statistics

Statistical evaluation should follow the "Statistical Guidelines for Contributors to Medical Journals" (Altman G. et al, Brit Med J 1983;286:1489-1493)

Disclosure of commercial interests

Any source of support for the presented research must be acknowledged in the paper, together with the disclosure of any financial involvement that might present an appearance of conflict of interests.

Patient Anonymity and Informed Consent

Please note that the German Journal of Pychiatry is widely available for public access through the internet. Ethical and legal considerations mandate that patients' anonymity be preserved. Patients must have given their informed consent to experiments on human subjects. The authors have to state that procedures involving experiments on human subjects have been approved by an ethics committee.

Review process

Submitted papers will be independently peer reviewed. Reviewers remain anonymous. The editorial decision is final. The editorial staff of the German Journal of Psychiatry aim to reach a decision within four weeks after submission.

Submission Procedure

Papers should definitely not exceed 7000 words (use the word count of your word processor to determine the exact number of words). Case reports should not exceed 2500 words.

Papers should be submitted by e-mail to bbandel@gwdg.de , or, as an exception, on a virus-free 3.5" DOS-formatted disk, together with a cover letter. Only MS Word for Windows or Mac files or *.htm files will be accepted (use the conversion program of your word processor to convert files). View template. Submissions should be accompanied by an e-mail address for correspondence. Submitted disks will not be returned.

Headings

The text should be ordered under the following headings: Abstract (no more than 200 words), Key Words (3-6, taken from the Index Medicus), Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References. Structured abstracts are prefered.

References

In-text-citations should be as follows: (Kraepelin et al., 1897). Accuracy of citation is the author's responsibility. References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the article as follows:

Neumann AE, Neumann BB, Neumann C. Lithium: an overview. J Irreproducible Results 1996;1:34-37

Brausepulver B. Psychiatry today. La Paz: Psychiatric Press 1991

Reinhardt DJ. Jazz therapy. In: Armstrong L, Holliday B (eds) Music therapy for psychiatric disorders. London: Acapella Press; 1991:20-40

Illustrations

Illustrations must be submitted in GIF or JPG format. Please take into account that downloading illustrations is time-consuming on the Internet.

Correspondence address

PD Dr Borwin Bandelow, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Goettingen, von-Siebold-Str. 5, D-37075 Goettingen, Germany. E-mail: bbandel@gwdg.de. Fax: +49-551-392004

 

 

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