Perspectives in Psychiatric Care

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Edited By: Editor: Evelyn Parrish

Impact Factor: 1.13

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 61/114 (Nursing (Social Science)); 64/116 (Nursing (Science)); 103/139 (Psychiatry (Social Science)); 115/142 (Psychiatry)

Online ISSN: 1744-6163

Author Guidelines

Note to NIH Grantees
Pursuant to NIH mandate, Wiley Blackwell will post the accepted version of contributions authored by NIH grant-holders to PubMedCentral upon acceptance. This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication. For further information, visit NIH. Frequently asked questions are answered here.

License Agreements:
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

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 visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services 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:

Author Guidelines

Information for Authors

Perspectives in Psychiatric Care (PPC) is the peer-reviewed, international interdisciplinary resource for advanced practice psychiatric nurses and for nurse psychotherapists. The journal publishes original articles about innovations in clinical practice, education, or administration; case presentations; public policy information; synthesis of research findings; and original research. Contributions should (a) clearly specify the nursing problems/issues, (b) make a compelling argument for the way in which the author addresses the issues, (c) provide information that will facilitate clinical judgments, (d) describe how clinicians can best use the information presented, and (e), where applicable, include a list of additional resources (including Web sites) that provide related information for clinical judgment.

Manuscript submission
PPC accepts original contributions through online submission to ScholarOne Manuscripts at

Please log in to the site with your username and password and choose the “Author Center” option. (If you are a new contributor, first choose the "Create an Account" tab in the top right corner of the window.)
Complete instructions are provided to guide you through the submission process, but questions about this process can be directed to

Prepare separate files for the (a) title page, (b) abstract, body, and references, (c) figures, (d) tables, and (e) pictures. Contributions should be typed in 12-point font, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins, and no longer than 20 pages total.

The submitting author should enter his/her contact details, as well as information about the co-authors. To ensure a double-blind peer-review process, authors' names and other identifying information should not appear in your main text file.

Determine authorship based on 1) Substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND 3) final approval of the version to be published (The International Committee, 2010).

Title page
Include a title page that lists each author’s full name, credentials, role/title, affiliation, and location (city, state, country). Full contact information should be provided for the corresponding author, including an e-mail address.

Please also include a conflict of interest statement. Please see the information and link here for PPC’s policy. See the following for example wording for the statement.

Example: Author A receives travel funding and speaker fees from Institution W. Author B is funded by Company X for related research. Author C has stock in Company Y. Author D sits on the board for Company Z.
Example: The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.

Please also include acknowledgements for funding resources. Example wording is below.

Example: Acknowledgment. This research was funded by NIH grant # XXXXXXX and a private grant from Institution X to the first author. The research was funded in part by an intramural grant to the second author.
Example: Acknowledgment. No external or intramural funding was received.

Include a structured abstract of no more than 100 words. Headings for research abstracts are Purpose, Design and Methods, Findings, and Practice Implications. For other abstract types, please use Purpose, Conclusions, and Practice Implications. Include 3 to 5 relevant keywords as search terms.

Contributions should conclude with a final paragraph under the heading Implications for Nursing Practice. Authors should address this issue to help readers judge the existing evidence for decision-making.

Each figure and table should be referenced within the text and include a short legend.

Whenever possible, references should be limited to publications within the last 5 years. References should follow the format of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (2010). For example:

Journal article:
Pearson, G. S. (2009). When to forgive [Editorial]. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 45(3), 159-160. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2009.00217.x

Advance online publication:
May, K. M., & Rew, L. (2009). Mexican American youths’ and mothers’ explanatory models of diabetes prevention. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2009.00207.x

Chapter in a book:
Bryant, R. (2004). In the aftermath of trauma: Normative reactions and early interventions. In G. Rosen (Ed.), Posttraumatic stress disorder: Issues and controversies (pp. 187-211). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Reference with more than 7 authors:
Bramley, D., Riddell, T., Whittaker, R., Corbett, T., Lin, R-B., Wills, M., . . . Rodgers, A. (2005). Smoking cessation using mobile phone text messaging is as effective in Maori as non-Maori. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1216), 1491.

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor are welcomed and will be published on a space-available basis. Letters should be submitted online here:

General Formatting Requirements
Follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (2010). Authors can review the changes between the 5th ed. and 6th ed. of the manual at: Use generic names for medications. Put all measurements in the metric system. Acknowledge any funding (monetary or in-kind support or provision of equipment) for conduct of the research or preparation of the manuscript. If any author has a financial stake in the funding agency or a product mentioned in the manuscript, state this also.

Art work, figures, charts, tables
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any copyrighted material, including text, tables, photographs, and figures; see Copyright FAQs .If photographs of people are used and the person is identifiable, copies of the person’s permission to use the photograph must accompany the manuscript.

Label and title all figures and include the necessary legend(s). Submit vector graphics or line art saved as Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) or PDFs, and halftones or photographic images saved as Tagged Image Format Files (TIFF). Please find detailed information online at for electronic submissions. Do NOT submit figures as Word (.doc), Excel (.xls), or PowerPoint (.ppt) files.

Refereed publication
All manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editor, and if deemed appropriate for PPC, at least two members of the review panel. PPC uses a double-blind peer-review process. Accepted manuscripts may be revised to conform to the journal’s standards and style.

Guidelines for inexperienced authors and/or authors for whom English is not the first language
The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) provides some basic guidelines in several languages to help authors get published. The guidelines are available at

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. Information about Wiley's 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.

Online production tracking via Author Services
Author Services enables an author to track his/her article - after it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. An author can check an article’s status online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. For more information, visit

Authors will have access to a free PDF of their published article via Wiley Blackwell’s Author Services. Information will be provided during the production process on registering for this service.

Early View
PPC is part of the Wiley Blackwell Early View service. Articles will be published on a regular basis online in advance of their appearance in a print issue. These articles are fully peer reviewed, edited and complete - they only lack page numbers and volume/issue details - and are considered fully published from the date they first appear online.

Publication Ethics

Author order
After a manuscript has been submitted, any change to the listed order of the authors must be accompanied by a statement indicating the change and signatures from each of the authors signaling their agreement. This statement must be sent to the Managing Editor by email (

PPC takes seriously any instance of publication misconduct such as fabricated data, plagiarism, dual submission, etc.

Dual submission
It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal at a time. If the manuscript was submitted to Journal A and received a decision of “major revision,” for example, after the first round of review, the manuscript can not be submitted to Journal B until the author has formally requested that the manuscript be “withdrawn” from consideration from Journal A. (Receiving a decision of “reject” ends the submission process and the manuscript may be submitted elsewhere.)

Plagiarism is any instance where another person’s, or one’s own previously published, thoughts, words, or ideas are used without appropriate attribution.

PPC employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.

Expressions of Concern and Retractions
If a case of duplicate submission is found during the peer-review process, the paper will be rejected outright. If plagiarism comes to light after a paper is published, PPC will conduct a preliminary investigation and may issue an “Expression of Concern” to alert readers to potential problems before the results of prolonged formal investigations are available.

Depending on the extent of the misconduct, the paper may be formally retracted, and a retraction notice published. For serious cases of research misconduct warranting retraction (like fabricated data), PPC will consult with Wiley Blackwell and COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) to determine appropriate actions.

Errata are published when requested by the author(s) and/or deemed necessary by the editor(s). The errata will publish online and in the next available print issue.

Submissions from journal staff or editorial board members
Submissions from members of the journal’s staff or editorial board receive double-blind peer review. Journal staff and editorial board members are not assigned to review or make decisions on manuscripts for which they are listed as an author.

Please click the link here to access the PPC appeals policy.


American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. (2010, April). Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: Ethical considerations in the conduct and reporting of research: Authorship and contributorship. Retrieved from: