International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies

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Edited By: Nadia Ramzy and Stuart Twemlow

Online ISSN: 1556-9187

Author Guidelines

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Information for Authors

The International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies (IJAPS) uses ScholarOne Manuscripts for online manuscript submission and peer review. This system brings with it a whole host of benefits including:

  • Quick and easy submission
  • Administration centralised and reduced
  • Significant decrease in peer review times

All submissions to the journal must be submitted online at Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance then click the 'Help' link which appears at the top right of every Manuscript Central page.

Any submission to IJAPS must not be under consideration to any other journal, be it in the same or any other language, nor may it have been published previously.

IJAPS requires that authors disclose any conflict of interest; these conflicts of interest arise when professional judgement concerning a primary interest may be influenced by a secondary interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise, which may be perceived as having the potential to influence an author’s objectivity, is considered a potential conflict of interest. Potential sources of conflict of interest include, but are not limited to, financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership or options, honoraria, patents and paid expert testimony). The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication in this journal.

If authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission. It is the responsibility of the coordinating author to review this policy with all authors and to collectively list in the manuscript (in the footnotes and in the acknowledgements section), and in the online submissions system ALL pertinent commercial and other relationships.

Manuscripts reporting empirical research should include consideration of any ethical issues arising from the research design (e.g., informed consent, right to withdraw, confidentiality/anonymity, deception, debriefing, and any potential risk to participants), and should mention ethical clearances that were obtained for the work.


International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface. Please read the remainder of these instructions to authors and then visit and navigate to the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies online submission site.

Getting started:

  1. 1. Launch your web browser and go to the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies ScholarOne Manuscripts homepage (
  2. 2. Log-in or click the "Create Account" option if you are a first-time user of ScholarOne Manuscripts.
  3. 3. If you are creating a new account:
    • After clicking on "Create Account", enter your name and e-mail information and click "Next". Your e-mail information is very important.
    • Enter your institution and address information as appropriate, and then click "Next".
    • Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID), and then select your area of expertise. Click "Finish".
  4. 4. If you have an account but have forgotten your log in details, go to "Password Help" on the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies ScholarOne Manuscript homepage and enter your e-mail address. The system will send you an automatic user ID and password reminder.
  5. 5. Log-in and select "Author Center".

Submitting Your Manuscript:

  1. 1. From the "Author Center", click the "Submit a Manuscript" link in the menu bar.
  2. 2. Enter data and answer questions as appropriate.
  3. 3. Click the "Next" button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.
  4. 4. You are required to upload your files. The title page and main document need to be uploaded as separate files to ensure author anonymity. The title page should contain manuscript title, names and affiliations of all authors.
    • Click on the "Browse" button and locate the file on your computer.
    • Select the designation of each file in the drop down next to the "Browse" button.
    • When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the "Upload Files" button.
  5. 5. Review your submission before sending to the Journal. Click the "Submit" button when you are finished reviewing.

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Authors must sign, scan and upload to the online system:

  • To enable the publisher to disseminate the author's work to the fullest extent, the author must sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement transferring copyright in the article from the author to the publisher. Without this we are unable to accept the submission. A copy of the agreement to be used (which may be photocopied) can be found on the Wiley Online Library website and through links in the online submission system.
  • Permission grants — if the manuscript contains extracts, including illustrations, from other copyright works (including material from on-line or intranet sources), it is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission from the owners of the publishing rights to reproduce such extracts using the Wiley Permission Request Form.
  • The Copyright Transfer Agreement and the Permission Request Form should be uploaded as "Supplementary files not for review" with the online submission of your article.

If you do not have access to a scanner, further instructions will be given to you after acceptance of the manuscript.

For manuscripts accepted outside Online submission system, authors must also supply:

  • a Copyright Transfer Agreement with original signature(s) — without this, we are unable to accept the submission.
  • Permission Request Form – it is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission to reproduce (in all media, including electronic) material which has appeared in another publication. Please return the completed, signed Permission Request Form to

Submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published and should not be submitted for publication elsewhere while they are under consideration by Wiley. Submitted material will not be returned to the author unless specifically requested.


The language of the journal is English. All submissions must have a title, be printed on one side of paper measuring 8 and a half by 11 inches, with numbered pages, be double-line spaces and have a 1 and a quarter inch wide margin all around. Illustrations and tables must be printed on separate sheets, and not incorporated into the text.

  • The title page must list the full title, short title, (no more than 80 characters), names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including e-mail, telephone and fax, of the author, who is to check the proofs.
  • Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s).
  • The article will be sent for peer review without the above identifying details.
  • Articles should not exceed 7500 words.
  • For articles, supply an abstract of no more than 50–150 words.
  • For articles, supply three to five key words.

Reference style . The APA system of citing sources indicates the author's last name and the date, in parentheses, within the text of the paper.

A. A typical citation of an entire work consists of the author's name and the year of publication .
Example: Charlotte and Emily Bronte were polar opposites, not only in their personalities but in their sources of inspiration for writing (Taylor, 1990). Use the last name only in both first and subsequent citations, except when there is more than one author with the same last name. In that case, use the last name and the first initial.
B. If the author is named in the text, only the year is cited .
Example: According to Irene Taylor (1990), the personalities of Charlotte. . .
C. If both the name of the author and the date are used in the text, parenthetical reference is not necessary .
Example: In a 1989 article, Gould explains Darwin's most successful. . .
D. Specific citations of pages or chapters follow the year .
Example: Emily Bronte "expressed increasing hostility for the world of human relationships, whether sexual or social" (Taylor, 1988, p. 11).
E. When the reference is to a work by two authors, cite both names each time the reference appears .
Example: Sexual-selection theory often has been used to explore patters of various insect matings (Alcock & Thornhill, 1983) . . . Alcock and Thornhill (1983) also demonstrate. . .
F. When the reference is to a work by three to five authors, cite all the authors the first time the reference appears. In a subsequent reference, use the first author's last name followed by et al . (meaning "and others") .
Example: Patterns of byzantine intrigue have long plagued the internal politics of community college administration in Texas (Douglas et al ., 1997) When the reference is to a work by six or more authors, use only the first author's name followed by et al . in the first and all subsequent references. The only exceptions to this rule are when some confusion might result because of similar names or the same author being cited. In that case, cite enough authors so that the distinction is clear.
G. When the reference is to a work by a corporate author, use the name of the organization as the author .
Example: Retired officers retain access to all of the university's educational and recreational facilities (Columbia University, 1987, p. 54).
H. Personal letters, telephone calls, and other material that cannot be retrieved are not listed in References but are cited in the text .
Example: Jesse Moore (telephone conversation, April 17, 1989) confirmed that the ideas. . .
I. Parenthetical references may mention more than one work, particularly when ideas have been summarized after drawing from several sources. Multiple citations should be arranged as follows .
  • List two or more works by the same author in order of the date of publication: (Gould, 1987, 1989)
  • Differentiate works by the same author and with the same publication date by adding an identifying letter to each date: (Bloom, 1987a, 1987b)
  • List works by different authors in alphabetical order by last name, and use semicolons to separate the references: (Gould, 1989; Smith, 1983; Tutwiler, 1989).

All references must be complete and accurate. Where possible the DOI for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Online citations should include date of access. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. References should be listed in the following style:

Journal Article
Gardikiotis, A., Martin, R., & Hewstone, M. (2004). The representation of majorities and minorities in the British press: A content analytic approach. European Journal of Social Psychology, 34 , 637-646. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.221
Paloutzian, R. F. (1996). Invitation to the psychology of religion (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Book with More than One Author
Natarajan, R., & Chaturvedi, R. (1983). Geology of the Indian Ocean . Hartford, CT: University of Hartford Press.
Hesen, J., Carpenter, K., Moriber, H., & Milsop, A. (1983). Computers in the business world . Hartford, CT: Capital Press. and so on.
The abbreviation et al. is not used in the reference list, regardless of the number of authors, although it can be used in the text citation of material with three to five authors (after the inital citation, when all are listed) and in all parenthetical citations of material with six or more authors.
Web Document on University Program or Department Web Site
Degelman, D., & Harris, M. L. (2000). APA style essentials . Retrieved May 18, 2000, from Vanguard University, Department of Psychology Website:
Stand-alone Web Document (no date)
Nielsen, M. E. (n.d.). Notable people in psychology of religion . Retrieved August 3, 2001, from
Journal Article from Database
Hien, D., & Honeyman, T. (2000). A closer look at the drug abuse-maternal aggression link. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 15 , 503-522. Retrieved May 20, 2000, from ProQuest database.
Abstract from Secondary Database
Garrity, K., & Degelman, D. (1990). Effect of server introduction on restaurant tipping. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 20 , 168-172. Abstract retrieved July 23, 2001, from PsycINFO database.
Article or Chapter in an Edited Book
Shea, J. D. (1992). Religion and sexual adjustment. In J. F. Schumaker (Ed.), Religion and mental health (pp. 70-84). New York: Oxford University Press.

Illustrations. Supply each illustration on a separate sheet, with the lead author's name and the figure number (in Arabic numerals), with the top of the figure indicated, on the reverse. Line artwork must be high-quality laser output (not photocopies). Tints are not acceptable; lettering must be of a reasonable size that would still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Supply artwork at the intended size for printing. Electronic artwork shoudl be submitted on a separate disk and should be in TIFF or JPEG format (1200 dpi for line and 600 dpi for halftones and gray-scale art). A hardcopy of the artwork must accompany the disk.

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Copyright. To enable the publisher to disseminate the author's work to the fullest extent, the author must sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement, transferring copyright in the article from the author to the publisher, and submit the original signed agreement with the article presented for publication. A copy of the agreement can be obtained from the journal editor or publisher.


Further information. Proofs will be sent to the author for checking. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimise the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue. Free access of the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Further offprints and copies of the journal may be ordered. There is no page charge to authors.

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