Journal of Analytical Psychology

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Edited By: William Meredith-Owen and Susanna Wright, Joint Editors-in-Chief and David Sedgwick, US Editor-in-Chief

Online ISSN: 1468-5922

Author Guidelines

Notes for Contributors

Address for submissions and correspondence:
The Editors
The Journal of Analytical Psychology
1 Daleham Gardens
London NW3 5BY, UK

All papers published in The Journal of Analytical Psychology are eligible for Panel A: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Articles should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format via the online manuscript submission and review website at The manuscript should be typed in double-spacing and not more than 8,000 words in length, including footnotes and references.
Articles should be accompanied by a word count, an abstract of not more than 200 words and 6 to 8 key words at the beginning of the paper, indicating the major argument of the article and its significance as an addition to existing knowledge. Guidance on the optimization of titles and abstracts for online searching can be found at
Articles should be original contributions and should not be submitted to another publication simultaneously. Authors of articles already published in foreign journals should communicate with the Editors before sending manuscripts. A brief autobiographical note containing relevant details about the author should be included on a separate page. In order to maintain the anonymity of the peer review process, authors should ensure that their own name does not appear anywhere in their submission.  References to authors’ own work should be anonymised as far as possible to prevent the author from being identifiable.

Pre-submission English-language editing
Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at:
All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

The Journal welcomes responses to its published articles and aims to stimulate dialogue through correspondence. For brief communications, an abstract is not required.

Bibliographical references
All references cited should be listed alphabetically at the end of the article, using the house style.

House Style Guidelines
Click here to access house style guidelines.

The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a web site. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following web site.

This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Hard copy proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately.

It is the author's responsibility to obtain clearance for use of any material requiring copyright permission and to pay any fee which may be due. This applies to all verse quotations regardless of length, all prose quotations which exceed the fair dealing limits (i.e. more than 200 words for any one extract and more than 800 words for extracts from any one source), and for photographs and illustrations in copyright.

Exclusive Licence Form
Authors will be required to sign an Exclusive Licence Form (ELF) for all papers accepted for publication. Signature of the ELF is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a signed form has been received. Please note that signature of the Exclusive Licence Form does not affect ownership of copyright in the material. After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various media/circumstances (please see the form for further details).  To assist authors an appropriate form will be supplied by the editorial office. Alternatively, authors may like to download a copy of the form here

Colour Policy
It is the policy of the Journal of Analytical Psychology for authors to pay the full cost for print reproduction of their colour artwork. (Online colour publication remains free.) Therefore, please note that if there is colour artwork in your manuscript when it is accepted for publication, Wiley will require you to complete and return a Colour Work Agreement form before your paper can be published. This form can be downloaded as a PDF here. If you are unable to access the internet, or are unable to download the form, please contact the Production Editor and they will be able to email a form to you.

Authors are warned to avoid any comment that might be deemed libellous or in breach of confidentiality.

Further guidance on how to prepare manuscripts for submission to the Journal can be obtained from the JAP editorial office, email -

Authors are strongly advised to make use of this guidance, and also, if possible, to examine a Journal issue before beginning the final draft of their manuscript. Too great a departure from Journal requirements will necessitate resubmission in a retyped print-out in accordance with Journal style.