Submission Guidelines for Contributors
Submission of Articles, Books for Review and Book Reviews
The editors invite submission of material for publication. It is suggested that
prospective authors contact Editor-in-Chief Eric Y. Drogin at 350 Lincoln St.,
Suite 2400, Hingham, MA 02043-1579; phone: 877-877-6692; email:
email@example.com. Current editorial policy requires that for the majority of the article lead author(s) must be an attorney or a psychiatrist.
Please direct books for review to Daniel P. Greenfield, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., 24
Lackawana Plaza, Milburn, NJ 07041, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience has demonstrated that adherence to the following guidelines will
minimize inconvenience to our contributors as they prepare their manuscripts.
A. BEFORE YOU START:
- Articles may be submitted electroniacally as email attachments or in hard copy. Please use white 8-1/2” x 11” white typewriter/printer paper when submitting hard copy.
- Please type manuscripts in 12 point type, double-spaced throughout, including endnotes, quoted material, and references.
- All notes should be AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE, and also double-spaced.
- Allow ample margins (1”+) on all sides so that editorial queries or comments may be added where appropriate.
B. CONSIDERATIONS FOR STYLE:
- Any quoted material must be accompanied by an endnote citation giving the exact page where it may be found. In book reviews, quoted material may be followed by a page number in parentheses or be cited in an endnote.
- With respect to notes, only the most pertinent references and citations should be noted. (i.e. Do not thank secretaries and typists). Notes should appear AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE and should be numbered consecutively and DOUBLE-SPACED. For proper citations or stylistic decisions, please follow the style outlined in the APA style book. Notes should be in the same size type as text (minimum size 12 point)
- Use brief subheads to break up long articles.
- Since the JOURNAL is a forum for the interdisciplinary study of the law, the use of professional jargon or technical terms should be limited and, where used, explicitly defined.
- Graphs, tables and charts should be numbered consecutively and each such illustration must be prepared on separate pages. Submit clean, original drawings in black & white “camera-ready” condition (no copies will be accepted).
- It is the editor’s intent to have your article copyedited, but the responsibility for the correctness of quotations and citations rests with you, the author.
C. ARTICLE LENGTH:
- The editors are quite flexible about the length of an article. In almost all cases, this should be discussed with the editors if you are unsure.
D. SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES, DEADLINES, PUBLICATION:
- 1. Manuscripts not solicited by a specific editor should be submitted to Editor-in-Chief Eric Y. Drogin at 350 Lincoln St., Suite 2400, Hingham, MA 02043-1579; phone: 877-877-6692; email: email@example.com. Since all articles received are reviewed by a number of people, we can assume no responsibility for the return of rejected material. Every article that is submitted will be reviewed, however, and a decision will be communicated to the author as promptly as possible.
- The JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY & LAW is published four times each year, in the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Articles may be submitted at any time, but it should be noted that publishing commitments are made a number of months ahead of publication of any particular issue. Authors whose articles have been accepted for publication must submit final copy reflecting any necessary corrections and ready for the printer by the first (1st) of the month preceding the month of publication. In all cases, the editors will provide you with the appropriate deadline.
- Each accepted manuscript will be carefully copyedited and will be returned to the authors to clear up queries and for final approval. The corrected manuscript must be returned within ten (10) days of receipt or no responsibility can be assumed by the JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY & LAW for indicated changes or corrections. This will be the last chance for changes to be made. Proofs, however, will be carefully read by our staff. In case of unusual problems, please contact the editor you have been working with.
- In no case (unless previously agreed to by the editor) will corrections be made in proofs after copyedited manuscript is approved. We cannot stress strongly enough the importance of submitting final manuscript copy in final form.
- Lead authors will receive (1) copy of the full issue in which thier articles or book reviews are published. Lead authors and co-authors will receive a PDF copy—for their personal use only—of their articles or book reviews.
- Each author must provide, at the time manuscript is submitted, a complete mailing address or email address so that the copyedited manuscript and, eventually, PDF copies can be sent to that author as soon as available. Please include home, office, mobile phone and telephone numbers and an e-mail address.
- Articles accepted for publication will be copyrighted by the Publisher and the Publisher will have the exclusive right to publish, license and allow others to license the article in all languages and in all media; however, authors of articles will have the right, upon written consent of the Publisher, to free use of their material in books or collections of readings authored by themselves. Except for such arrangements, it is understood that you will not receive any remuneration for any article submitted to or accepted by the JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY & LAW.
- Manuscripts are received with the explicit understanding that they are not simultaneously under consideration by any other publication. The Journal will not review articles for possible publication if the article is presently being reviewed elsewhere.
- All articles should be prefaced by an abstract of not more than 150 words. It should be a factual (not descriptive) summary.
- A short professional biographical sketch of yourself should be submitted ona separate sheet of paper, including a bibliography of significant articles published by you.