Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice

Cover image for Vol. 23 Issue 4

Edited By: J. Gayle Beck, Ph.D

Impact Factor: 2.113

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 45/122 (Psychology Clinical)

Online ISSN: 1468-2850

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice follows publication policies and ethical principles of the American Psychological Association (APA). Authors are assumed to be familiar with and are responsible for adherence to the policy. Among the tenets, the policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications or from publishing any manuscript that has already been published in whole or substantial part elsewhere. Authors are obligated to consult journal editors concerning prior publication of any material upon which their article depends.

Although the vast majority of papers will be review and discussion articles, occasionally papers representing programs of research or papers drawing on such research will be published. Compliance with APA ethical standards in the treatment and protection of the sample as elaborated in the APA Ethical Principles is expected by the journal.

Manuscript Format
Manuscripts are to be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Typing instructions (all copy must be double-spaced) and instructions for preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts appear in the manual. Manuscripts of regular articles are to be accompanied by an abstract containing a maximum of 960 characters and spaces (which is approximately 120 words), followed by three to six key words. Abstracts, tables, and figure captions should be typed on separate pages, and manuscript pages for any tables or figure captions should be placed at the end of the manuscript for production purposes.

Submitting Manuscripts

Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically. In order to do this, please visit:

There, you will be able to setup a user account and submit your manuscript.

All manuscripts undergo anonymous review. To facilitate this process, authors are responsible for removing identifiers from their manuscript. The manuscript will be returned to the author in cases where the manuscript is not prepared accordingly.

Early View
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice is covered by Wiley’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

NEW: Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley’s Author Services.

Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If you decide to select the OnlineOpen option, please use the links below to obtain an open access agreement to sign [this will supersede the journal's usual license agreement]. By selecting the OnlineOpen option you have the choice of the following Creative Commons License open access agreements:

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please click the license types above and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: