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Instructions for Authors:

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

Archives of Suicide Research, the official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research, is an international journal in the field devoted to suicide research. The contributions in Archives represent the breadth of suicide erudition in the scientific community featuring original research from diverse disciplines including biology, psychiatry, psychology and sociology. The journal has become renowned for reporting on the most current and relevant aspects of suicide research, as well as defining the foundations of the field.

Submission of Manuscripts:

Please send questions and/or electronic manuscripts in English to the Editor-in-Chief: Barbara Stanley, Ph.D. E-mail: archives@neuron.cpmc.columbia.edu. Manuscripts, including tables, figures, and references, should be prepared in accordance with the American Psychological Association 5th Edition. All manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, on 8.5 x 11 inch paper with a 1-inch margin all around. Articles should be limited to 6000 words. For any other inquiries please contact Abbie Kwitel, Editorial Assistant at (country code: 001) 212-543-2913.

Review Process

The Journal Editor and Editorial Staff determine whether the subject matter and content of the manuscripts submitted are pertinent to ASR. The manuscript will be sent out for peer review if it is found to be relevant and important. The author may expect to receive the reviewers’ responses within 4 to 6 weeks from the date the manuscript was originally sent to ASR. All reviewers remain anonymous. Authors will be informed of the Editor’s decision regarding their manuscript’s status of publication when the review process ends.

Manuscript Organization

Cover Letter: A cover letter must be included indicating that the material is intended for publication and that all the authors have agreed to the content and submission of the manuscript.
Title page: The title page should include the following:

  • Title of the manuscript: Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 characters and spaces.
  • Total word count
  • Up to 6 keywords
  • Complete contact information: this includes the corresponding author’s full name, title, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
Disclosures and Acknowledgments: authors are required to disclose of all forms of support, including financial support or involvement in their cover letter. Pharmaceutical company and grant support, as well as any other supportive agency, grant number or contract, and acknowledgments of individuals should all be included here.
Abstract: Each article should be summarized in an abstract of no more that 120 words. Abstract should be separated into Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text.
Text: The contents of the text should adhere to the general structure of scientific papers: introduction, method, results, and discussion. If applicable, it should be made clear in the methods section that informed consent was obtained from subjects who participated in the study.
Illustrations: Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines: 300 dpi or higher; sized to fit on journal page; EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only; submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files.

Color illustrations will be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in their printing and publication. The charge for the first page with color is $900.00. The next three pages with color are $450.00 each. A custom quote will be provided for color art totaling more than 4 journal pages. Good-quality color prints or files should be provided in their final size. The publisher has the right to refuse publication of color prints deemed unacceptable.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be numbered and included as separate sheets or files. Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet.


References should be listed on separate pages following the text. They should be listed alphabetically by first author and should not be numbered. Be sure all references have been cited in the text. Provide the last names and first initials of maximum three authors; “et al.” should be used for articles containing more than three authors. Journal names should not be abbreviated. Italicize journal names and book titles. Article references should include the author names, year of publication, title of the article, complete name of the journal, the volume and the page numbers in which the article appears.


One set of page proofs is sent to the designated author. Proofs should be checked and returned within 48 hours.

Off prints and Complimentary Copies

The corresponding author of each article will receive up to 3 complimentary issues. Off prints of the article and additional issues may be ordered from Taylor & Francis by using the link to the order form included with the page proofs.


Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources.

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