|Information For Authors
Author instructions for manuscript preparation
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Current Psychiatry is a peer-reviewed, monthly journal that serves 40,000 practicing psychiatrists, residents, and advanced practice nurses in the United States.
"Pearls" are brief, tightly focused articles featuring practical advice from psychiatrists on confronting clinical and practical challenges encountered in everyday practice (e.g., hidden keys to diagnosis, a successful medication change, calming an angry patient).
We encourage you to draw upon your valuable practice experience when writing this article. Please also write in a conversational tone, as if you were speaking to a group of colleagues.
Follow these guidelines to increase the likelihood that your article will be accepted for publication and minimize the need for revisions.
Software: Prepare the article as a Word document for PC or Macintosh.
Length: No more than 500 words (2 typed pages, double-spaced), including references, tables, and figures. If you feel that your topic merits a longer article, contact Sara Fiore (see below).
Byline: No more than 3 authors please. List additional authors under "Acknowledgments."
Contact information: Provide your mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail address.
Author credentials: State your current affiliation, academic appointment(s), or practice location at the end of the article. Examples:
Dr. Jones practices psychiatry in Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Jones is an associate professor, department of psychiatry Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
References: Provide references—3 maximum—to back up assertions about specific medications or treatments. Follow AMA style. Number the references (1, 2, 3) in the text as they are cited. At the end of the article, list the references in numerical order.
Manuscript submission/review:E-mail your article as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer review. Manuscripts are subject to peer review and editing. Often we ask authors to work with us to revise articles prior to publication. We will ask you to review the edited version in time to make necessary corrections.