Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy accept experimental, clinical, theoretical papers, case reports and studies only written in English, which have not been published previously in any other journals or considered for publication elsewhere; as well as invited papers. The editors accept also a) letters to the editor, concerning the articles printed in the journal as well as letters on important issues connected with the theme of the journal and, b) book reviews.
All submissions should be made online via an electronic submission system http://www.editorialsystem.com/APP. New users should first create an account. Once logged in to the site, you will be guided step by step through the creation and uploading of the various files. After correct and complete fulfilment of all elements of the submitted paper, the last option “Send to Editor” will appear in the
bottom, which will enable the final transfer of the manuscript to the editor. The system will send the notification at the author’s e-mail address with the confirmation of receiving the manuscript and its registration number.
All papers will undergo a rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by at least two independent expert referees. Journal Policy regulates a double-blind review process; authors and reviewers remain anonymous. To permit anonymous review, identifying information about the authors and their affiliations should not appear in the body of the manuscript. These details must be entered when proceeding through submission At least one of the reviewers should be affiliated in a foreign institution than the author(s).
Authors may also track the status of their manuscript using the online submission system. After receiving the reviews, the author is asked to send a paper including the reviewers’ remarks by entering the manuscript in the same way as during submission. For all successfully published articles, a PDF file of the paper will be send in the corresponding author’s email address at no cost.
All papers submitted to the journal should follow the below directive:
Manuscripts have to be presented in Word up to 16 MB and should not exceed 20 standard pages (1800 signs per page, spacing included), including illustrations, tables and references. The length of the letters to the editor should not exceed 5 pages of normalized text, while the book reviews should not exceed 2 pages.
The first page of the paper should contain: the
title (very brief, if necessary a subtitle may be used),
key words (3-5) and abstract minimum 100 up to
250 words, which need to be entered in the appropriate
window in the submission system. The abstract
of the research paper must include the below
structure: an aim of the study, subject or material
and methods, results, discussion, conclusions.
The authors are obliged to mention if they have
been aided by any grant in their research. The information
on this should be place in the window
under additional information in the submission
system. Also all potential conflicts of interest for
all authors must be disclosed. If authors have no
interests to disclose, this must be explicitly stated.
This should be placed in a separate note in the
statement window in the submission system. In
the same way authors must inform on their given
participation scope in the work (eg. author of the
conception, aims, methods, study protocol). In case
of an even participation in the making of the publication,
this should be clearly noted alongside each
of the authors’ names. The corresponding author
should affirm that he or she has access to all data
from the study, both what is reported and what is
unreported. The corresponding authors also confirm
that there was no editorial direction or censorship
from the sponsors. Manuscripts including the results
of examination of patients (involving a risk
element) must have a copy of the written approval issued by the ethical committee attached or the statement
that author received such approval. All this
information should be placed under the author’s
statement document in the separate window in
the submission system.
The paper should be written in MS Word for
Windows. The font should be Times New Roman
12, double-spaced; minimum margins: left 3.5 cm,
right 1 cm, top 3.5 cm, bottom 3 cm. Pages should
be numbered in the middle of the page heading.
Titles and sub-titles should not be written in capital
letters. As regards numbers, decimal fractions
should be separated from units with a period and
not a coma.
The text cannot include any special layout tools
like double spacing, bold, or capital letters. The
layout of the mid-titles and that of the tables is selected
by the Editor according to the homogeneous
layout of the journal.
The authors are requested to use proper psychiatric
vocabulary and international names of
medicines (not trade ones). SI abbreviations should
be used. Tables and drawings should be added at the
end of the manuscript or as the separately named
documents numbered consecutively, and their placement
in the text should be clearly indicated.
Tables should be prepared in MS Word for Windows,
graphs in MS Excel and drawings in Corel
Draw. Drawings and tables should not be wider than
13 cm and should be capable of reduction.
Halftone drawings and illustrations should be
saved as black and white (256 shades of grey) in the
EPS or TIFF format, 300 dpi and the size in which
they will be printed. Shades of grey or patterns should
be used for filling the drawings and graphs. Do
not use colour if an illustration is to be reproduced
in black and white. High quality printouts of the
drawings and tables should be attached to the text.
Content of the tables and descriptions of drawings
should be written in Arial Narrow 10. The number
of tables and drawings should be reduced to minimum The author must obtain a written permission
from the copyright holder of the previously published
tables, illustrations and figures.
References should be presented in Vancouver
System. The authors are requested to cite only
necessary references, which are clearly referred to
in the text. In the reference list, each item should
start in a new line and be numbered according to
the appearance in the text. For references with no
author, the term “anonymous” should be used.
For papers published in journals the references
should preserve the following sequence: surnames
of the authors followed by their name initials,
title of the article, name of the journal (abbreviated
according to Index Medicus at http://nlm.nih.
gov; journals not indexed there should not be
abbreviated), year, volume, pages;
Kowalski N, Nowak A. Schizophrenia case-study.
Psychiatr Pol. 1919; 33(6): 210–223.
For books: surnames of the authors followed by
their initials, title of the book, place of publication,
publisher, year of publication. Example: Kowalski
ZG . Psychiatry. Sosnowiec: Press; 1923.
For a chapter of a book: surnames of the
authors followed by their name initials, title. In:
surnames and name initials of the editor of the
book, title, place of publication, publisher, year
of publication pages. Example: Szymański BM.
Depressive states. In: Kowalski AM, Głogowski
P, editors. Psychiatry Manual. 2nd ed. Krosno:
Psyche; 1972. p. 203–248.
For website: Author/Editor/Organisation’s
name. Title of the page [homepage on the Internet].
Place of publication: Publisher’s name; [updated
year, month, day; cited year, month, day]. Available
from: (url). Example: Polskie Towarzystwo Psychiatryczne
[homepage on the Internet]. Warszawa:
Grupa Medforum sp. z o.o.; [updated 2011 Sept
07; cited 2012 Sept 15]. Available from: http://
Be careful about punctuation (as in examples).
The editors reserve the right to correct stylistic errors and terminology and abbreviations without making the necessary arrangements with the author.
A person participating in the publishing process of Editorial and Publishing Committee of the Polish Psychiatric Association journals is required to submit a statement regarding the consent for processing of personal data necessary to carry out the publishing process and dissemination of the article by the Publisher (KRW PTP - Editorial and Publishing Committee of the Polish Psychiatric Association) and entities cooperating for these purposes: the printing company Technet, Poczta Polska SA. The author submitting a work on behalf of himself and his co-authors is required to obtain their prior written consent for processing of personal data, and to provide it to the Publisher.
The author submitting the work (and possible co-authors) is required to conclude an agreement concerning the transfer the copyrights of the work to the Publisher. The contract form, after downloading from the editorial system, printing, signing by the Author (all co-authors) and after scanning the document, must be entered into this system during the submission of the work. After accepting the work for publication, the Author may receive a copy of the contract signed by the person representing the Publisher.