GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS ON PREPARING MANUSCRIPTS
for a detailed overview of manuscript preparation, including
general policies, disclosure of competing interests, the
review process, types of manuscripts published, and guidelines for
preparing tables and
Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate that the attachment
is a manuscript intended for publication in FOCUS. For manuscripts submitted by regular mail, three copies of the manuscript and a computer disk
containing the manuscript should be submitted to Deborah J. Hales, M.D., Co-Editor, FOCUS: Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry,
Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825, Arlington, Va. 22209-3901;
(703) 907-7300. A notation on the disk should specify the file name,
word processing software,
and the type of computer used. Papers should be
accompanied by a cover letter indicating that the paper is intended for
AUTHORSHIP, DISCLOSURE, AND COPYRIGHT TRANSFER
Review the FOCUS Guidelines for Authors on Preparing Manuscripts for
details on authorship, disclosure, and copyright transfer.
PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY
Broad access to the research literature and the rights of
our authors are important to American Psychiatric Publishing (APP), the
publisher of FOCUS. Read our public access policy for guidelines on deposit mandates for research funded by NIH
and others and institutional repositories.
No author reprints are furnished gratis. A reprint order
form will be sent to the corresponding author before publication of the
article. Reprints are
mailed to the corresponding author approximately 6 weeks
after the article has been published. Articles can be downloaded by
subscribers from the
journal website at focus.psychiatryonline.org.
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BECOMING A REVIEWER
Individuals interested in reviewing for FOCUS should contact the Editorial Office.
Abstracts of articles within a reviewer’s given area of
expertise are sent via e-mail to the reviewer. Reviewers are asked to
complete the review
within three weeks.
Most competing interests, financial or otherwise, do not
disqualify a reviewer from participating in the peer review process, but
the journal requests
that reviewers indicate any conflict they may have in
reviewing a particular manuscript. Reviewers who have a competing
interest can decline to review
and inform the Editorial Office. Reviewer status is not affected in any way.
uses a double-blind review. In submitting their
manuscripts for review, authors entrust the journal with the results of
their scientific work and
creative effort, on which their reputation and career may
depend. Authors’ rights may be violated by disclosure of the
confidential details of the
review of their manuscript. Reviewers should never copy,
share, or discuss a manuscript under review or the data reported in it
with anyone without
written permission of the journal’s Editor and the
Contact the Editorial Office
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