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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.***

1. Introduction
It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in your paper being delayed and the effectiveness of the search capabilities offered by electronic delivery will depend upon the care used by authors in preparing their manuscripts. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission, and to check the manuscript for compliance with these notes before submitting it for publication.

2. Submitting a Paper to Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy
Papers for consideration should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Helen Payne, at the address below:

Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy
Dr Helen Payne,
Reader Counselling and Psychotherapy,
School of Social, Community and Health Studies,
University of Hertfordshire,
Meridian House,
32 The Common,
Hatfield, Herts, UK

Tel: 01707 285861

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts electronically. Electronic submissions should be sent as email attachments using a standard word processing program, such as MSWORD or PDF. 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.

In addition, we welcome relevant books for review.

Please make sure your complete contact address information - including email address - is provided at the time of submission.

3. General Guidelines
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy, that they have not been published already, nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Authors who fail to adhere to this condition will be charged with all costs which Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy incurs and their papers will not be published.

Submission of a manuscript to the journal will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere.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 right to reproduce and distribute the article have been given to the Publishers, including reprints, photographic reproductions of a similar nature and translations.

Contributions to Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy must report original research and will be subjected to review by referees.

The Journal has no free colour pages within its annual page allowance. Authors who propose publishing figures in colour should consult Taylor & Francis to agree a financial contribution to additional colour reproduction costs.

4. Writing your paper

  • For all manuscripts non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms should not be used.
  • A typical article will not exceed 3,000 - 5,000 words in length, including abstract and references.
  • Each paper should have three to six keywords.
  • Papers are accepted only in English.
  • Manuscripts should be typed on single sides of good quality white A4 or 8 x 11 inch paper, double-spaced throughout including the reference section, with wide (3 cm) margins.
  • All the authors of a paper should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and email addresses on the cover page of manuscripts. Author biography of 50-75 words should also be supplied on the manuscript cover page.
  • Abstracts of 100 - 150 words are required for all papers submitted and should precede the text of a paper.
  • Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgments; appendixes (as appropriate); references; table(s) with caption(s) (on individual sheets); figure caption(s) (as a list).
  • Section headings should be concise and numbered sequentially, using a decimal system for subsections.
  • When using a word which is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trade mark authors must use the symbol or TM or alternatively a footnote can be inserted using the wording below:

    This article includes a word that is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trade mark. Its inclusion does not imply it has acquired for legal purposes a non-proprietary or general significance, nor is any other judgement implied concerning its legal status.

Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy welcomes papers in the following categories.

A) Research papers falling under two categories:
* Reports from research studies including qualitative and quantitative methods, and a combination of the two.
* Discussions of research methodologies relevant to dance movement and body psychotherapy. Each research paper should include an introduction, methodology, findings/results, discussion and conclusions/recommendations.

B) Clinical practice section dealing with:
* Thorough descriptions and evaluations of practice
* Examples of evidence-based practice
* Discussions of ethical issues
* Reports from user groups
* Brief case studies, reports on small-scale pilots, and brief evaluations of clinical work. Descriptions of practice that do not have an innovative character will not be published. Similarly, topics concerned with remediation of body/movement will not be covered in the proposed publication.

C) Theoretical section offering:
* New insights into phenomena and contributions to the development of the knowledge-base and theory of body/movement therapies.
* Systematic and critical overview of previous studies and/or relevant literature.
Papers that repeat existing knowledge-base and/or theory will not be included.

D) Professional issues contributions should address:
* Professional activities such as state registration, training and professional development.
* Common ground and differences between dance movement and body therapies.

E) Reviews of books:
* Book reviews from the fields of body psychotherapy, dance movement therapy and relevant others from health and counselling/psychotherapy - not exceeding 1,500 words.

F) Reflections and commentaries:
* We would also accept pieces of 2,500 words (maximum) focussing on personal reflections and commentaries relevant to body, movement and dance therapy.

5. Copyright
It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or licence the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, in Taylor & Francis Group Ltd. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and 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.

6. Notes on Style
The Journal follows the APA referencing style.

7. 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

8. Page Charges
There are no page charges to individuals or institutions.

9. Book Reviews
We welcome you submitting titiles of new or recent books which are relevant to the focus of the journal and which you consider would be useful to review for readers. Please send relevant titiles with publisher details to the address below and we will forward a copy to a reviewer.

Perhaps you would like the opportunity to receive a book via the journal to read and review? If you would like to write a review please contact us. All reviews are refereed in the usual way, please refer to criteria for reviews for guidance.

Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy
Dr Helen Payne,
Reader Counselling and Psychotherapy,
School of Social, Community and Health Studies,
University of Hertfordshire,
Meridian House,
32 The Common,
Hatfield, Herts, UK

Tel: 01707 285861

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