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Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry

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Online ISSN: 1931-227X

Author Guidelines

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Author Guidelines

1. The title of the article should be approximately 8-10 words (NB this is sometimes changed, subject to the authors’ approval).


2. Authors’ full names (both first names and surnames) and qualifications/affiliations should be provided at the beginning of the document. Please include all contributors.


3. Details of position/place of work of all authors (eg Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital, London) should be listed at the end of the article.


4. Figures/Tables are welcomed, and should be cited within the text and listed at the end of the document or sent as a separate file(s). JPG or TIFF format is preferred for photos. For other artwork or patient group logos high resolution tiff, eps or jpeg files are preferred.


5. In general, review articles should be approximately 1500-2500 words, Comment and Case notes articles should be approximately 500-1000 words and Patient group articles should be between 500-700 words long. Book reviews should be between 300-350 words long.


6. Within the article, main headings should be in bold, subheadings in italics.


7. Please use English spellings and SI units. Include proprietary drug names only (no brand names).


8. Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum. First time write out in full with abbreviation in brackets.


9. References should be numbered in superscript in the text (after punctuation) and listed at the end of the document in Vancouver style (first three authors only), eg Brugha TS, Bebbington PE, Singleton N, et al. Trends in service use and treatment for mental disorders in adults throughout Great Britain. Br J Psychiatry 2004;185:378-84.


10. Ideally, articles should be emailed to attached as a Word document (.doc). If this is not possible, please post a disc with the Word document to: The Editor, Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8SQ.


11. Please also include a name, postal address and email address for correspondence (will not be published). A proof will be sent prior to publication for authors’ approval.


12. Articles also appear on our website and on


13. For Case notes articles, please confirm in writing that you have gained the consent of the patient to publish details about their case (cases are always anonymised).


14. Interests should be declared. This includes consultancy/author/speaker fees received from pharmaceutical companies and financial interest in companies / research grants received over the last two years.


15. Authors should seek permission to publish non-original material, or give Progress the necessary information to do so.