A Routledge Journal: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry - Instructions for Authors 
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Instructions for Authors:

***Note to Authors: please make sure your contact address information is clearly visible on the outside of all packages you are sending to Editors.***

Authors should submit their paper electronically, to Professor Conor Duggan at forensic-psychiatry@nottingham.ac.uk. Electronic submissions should be sent as email attachments using a standard word processing program, such as MSWORD. If email submission is not possible, please send an electronic version on disk along with three paper copies together with one set of high quality figures for reproduction.

Legal submissions should be sent to Dr Bridget Dolan, 3 Serjeants' Inn, London EC4Y 1BQ. Bridgets: bdolan@3Serjeantsinn.com

Correspondence and Book Reviews to Dr Simon Wilson, Assistant Editor (Psychiatry) & Book Review Editor, Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Forensic Outreach Service, Clinical Treatment Centre, Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ.

It will be assumed that authors will keep a copy. Submission of a paper to the journal will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article have been given to the publishers, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm, or any other reproductions of a similar nature, and translation.

The submission should include for each author, name, degrees or other qualifications, position or affiliation, the department where the work was done and an address for correspondence with post code.

The manuscript
Submissions should be in English, typed in double spacing with wide margins, on one side only of the paper, preferably of A4 size. Articles should normally be between 3,000 and 8,000 words in length and preceded by an abstract of less than 200 words. The abstract should be followed by six key words. Any notes or footnotes, tables and figures should not be inserted in the pages of the manuscript but should be on separate sheets. Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals with a descriptive caption. The desired position in the text for each table and figure should be indicated in the margin of the manuscript. Permission to reproduce copyright material must be obtained by the authors before submission and any acknowledgements should be included in the typescript or captions as appropriate. If possible a word count should be provided.

Photographs should be high-contrast black and white glossy prints and have an explanatory legend. Permission to reproduce them must be obtained before submission, as for tables and figures.

Case Report
Case reports should be accompanied by the written consent of the subject. If a subject is not competent to give consent the report should be accompanied by the written consent of an authorized person.

The journal's reference style is APA. The APA system uses the name of the author and the date of publication as a key to the full bibliographical details which are set out in the references.

When an author's name is mentioned in the text, the date is inserted in parentheses immediately after the name, as in 'Dell(1982)'. When a less direct reference is made to one or more authors, both name and date are bracketed, with the reference separated by a semi-colon, as in 'several authors have noted this trend (Griew, 1984; O'Donovan, 1984; Ashworth, 1987)'.

When the reference is to a work of dual or multiple authorship, use only surnames of the abbreviated form, as in 'Friar and Matthews (1980)' or 'Fisher et al.(1974)'.

If an author has two references published in the same year, add lower case letters after the date to distinguish them, as in 'Bullard (1980a, 1980b)'.

For direct quotations of 40 words or more, which will be printed as prose extracts, page numbers are required. Always use the minimum number of figures in page numbers, dates etc., e.g. pp. 24-4, 105-6 (but using 112-13 for 'teen numbers) and 1968-9.

Format of reference lists and bibliographies
Submissions should include a reference list in alphabetical order whose consent and format conform to the following examples. Note: elements of information are separated by a full stop; authors' names are given in full; page numbers are required for articles in readers, journals and magazines; where relevant, translator and date of first publication of a book, and original date of reprinted article, are noted.

Walker, N. (1977) Behaviour and Misbehaviour: Explanations and Non-explanations. Oxford: Blackwell.

Multiple author
Gibbens, T. C. N. and Prince, J. (1962) Shoplifting.
London: Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency.

Two references in same year/translated text
Jaspers, K. (1963a) General Psychopathology, 7th edn. Trans. Hoenig, J. and Hamilton, M. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Article in edited Volume
Pernanen, K. (1976) 'Alcohol and Crimes of Violence'.
In Kissen, E. and Begleiter, H. (eds) Biology of Alcoholism, Vol 4, Social Aspects of Alcoholism. New York: Plenum Press, pp. 176-92.

Article in journal
Wong, M. and Singer, K. (1973) 'Abnormal Homicide in Hong Kong'. British Journal of Psychiatry 123: 295-8.

Article in Newspaper
The Observer (1985) 'The Obscene Telephone Caller'. 1 September 1985: 35.

Law reports should be in a separate list arranged alphabetically.

Law reports
In reference to law reports in the text care should be taken to distinguish between round and square brackets.

From the year 1891 onwards and where there is more than one volume per year the date is placed in square brackets: eg DPP v Camplin [1978] in the text and DPP v Camplin [1978] 1 AL ER 168 in the legal reference list.

For cases before 1891 and where volumes are serially expressed the date is in round brackets: e.g. R. v Dix (1982) in the text and R. v Dix (1982) 74 Cr App R 306 in the reference list.

The title of law reports is underlined to indicate that it will appear in italics. (The 'v' is in Roman.) Where there is a volume number it follows the brackets. An abbreviated form of the source of the law report follows, and then the page reference.

Acts of Parliament and other legislation are referred to in the text only and appear in their shortened form: e.g. Mental Health Act 1959, with no comma before the date.

Page proofs will be sent for correction to a first-named author, unless otherwise requested. The difficulty and expense involved in making amendments at the page-proof stage make it essential for authors to prepare their typescripts carefully: any alteration to the original text is strongly discouraged. Authors should correct printers' errors in red; minimal alterations of their own should be in black. Our aim is rapid publication: this will be helped if authors provide good copy, following the above instructions, and return their page proofs to the editor on the date requested.

Free article access: Corresponding authors will receive free online access to their article through our website (www.informaworld.com) and a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article. Reprints of articles published in this journal can be purchased through Rightslink® when proofs are received. If you have any queries, please contact our reprints department at reprints@tandf.co.uk

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