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Instructions for Authors:

Read Notes and Guidance on Confidentiality

Aims & Scope

Psychodynamic Practice is a journal of counselling, psychotherapy and consultancy.

The journal explores the relevance of psychodynamic ideas to different occupational settings. It emphasizes setting and application as well as theory and technique and focuses on four broad areas:

  • clinical practice
  • the understanding of group and organizational processes
  • the use of psychodynamic ideas and methods in different occupational settings (for example, education and training, health care, social work, pastoral care, management, and consultancy)
  • the understanding of social, political and cultural issues

The journal aims to make psychodynamic ideas accessible to a broad audience and is a home for new, as well as experienced, writers.

Notes for Contributors

  • All submissions should be consistent with the aims of the journal stated above.
  • It will be assumed that authors will keep a copy of their work, and that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • In addition to a more traditional main article selection, we invite less formal, more spontaneous contributions for Open Space. These papers reflect a range of themes, preoccupations and experience, including thoughts inspired by longer articles as well as psychodynamically oriented explorations of professional, political, social and cultural issues and events.
  • All articles and short papers will be reviewed by the editors. In addition, the articles will be read by at least two independent peer reviewers.
  • Enquiries regarding main articles should be made to: Nick Barwick, Commissioning Editor, 10 Bishops Way, Andover, Hampshire, UK SP10 3EH; tel 01264 357 976; email nickbarwick@ntlworld.com
  • Enquiries regarding Open Space articles should be made to: Maggie Turp, Open Space Editor, 73 Torbay Road, London, NW6 7DU; Tel: +44 (0)20 7461 0134; email: maggieturp@aol.com.


Main Articles

  • Authors should submit an electronic version of their article to nickbarwick@ntlworld.com
  • Articles should normally be approximately 5,000 words in length, although the editors will also consider longer contributions.

Short papers for Open Space section

  • Authors should submit an electronic version of their paper to maggieturp@aol.com.
  • Short papers should normally be no more than 2,000 words in length.


  • Submissions should be in English, double spaced with wide margins.

  • Each submission should be presented in the following order; title; name of author; abstract (under 300 words) and a list of up to six keywords (main articles only); text; author's job title and correspondence address (which will be published should your article be accepted); endnotes (if applicable); acknowledgements (if applicable); references. NB Endnotes should be kept to a minimum. Footnotes should be avoided.

  • Authors should note that they take full responsibility for the material presented with respect to preservation of confidentiality. For recommendations about this please see 'Notes on Confidentiality'.

  • The Harvard system of referencing is employed. When the author's name is mentioned in the text, the date is inserted in parentheses immediately after the name as in 'Smith (1970)'. When a less direct reference is made to one or more authors, both name and date are bracketed, with the references separated by a semi-colon as in 'several authors have noted this trend (Smith 1970; Cook 1968; Dobbs 1973)'. Where appropriate, page numbers should also be provided as in 'Roberts (1950: -56)' or 'Jones and Brown (1978: 23-4). Always use the minimum number of figures in page numbers, dates, etc., e.g. 22-4, 105-6 (but 112-13 for 'teen numbers) and 1968-9.

  • Submissions should include a reference list, in alphabetical order, at the end of the article. Their content and format should conform to the following examples:

    Kay, J, Mayer, C & Thompson, D (1968) Privatization and Regulation, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

    Streek, W and Schmitter, P.C. (1991) 'From corporatism to transnational pluralism: organised interests in the single European Market', Politics and Society, 19: 133-64.

    NOTE: Page numbers are required for articles in readers, journals and magazines. Where relevant, translator and date of the first publication of a book, and original date of a reprinted article should be given.

  • Authors will also be required to complete a Publishing Agreement from assigning copyright to the Publisher.

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

It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or licence the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to Taylor & Francis. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors retain many rights under the Taylor & Francis rights policies, which can be found at www.informaworld.com/authors_journals_copyright_position. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.


  • Please provide brief biographical details (100 words maximum).

  • Please provide contact details: name, address, tel no., fax where applicable and email. Clearly indicate 'correspondence address' - the address which will be published should your article be accepted. Also indicate, for publishing purposes, any affiliation and/or professional titles by which you would like to be identified.

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