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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The manuscript is plagiarism free. Checked using the free online plagiarism checker tool like http://www.duplichecker.com or any other.

Author Guidelines

Articles can be submitted electronically from the website. Registration and login are required to submit article online, this process is a simple self-explanatory process. This is an online manuscript processing system which allows submission of articles with tracking of its progress till proof stage. If the article is submitted electronically, there is no need to send a hard copy.

The journal follows Indian Journal of Psychiatry guidelines for formatting the paper for further details, contributors are requested to visit the website of Indian Journal of Psychiatry Information for Authors section.

References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text and same must appear at the end of the paper in the Vancouver style.