Info For Authors

Types of accepted articles and their specifications are given below. Word count for the main manuscript includes only the main body of text (not including tables, figures, abstracts or references). All pages should be numbered. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, submitted as a word document. All abbreviations should be spelled out the first time they are used anywhere in the manuscript. British spelling should be used.

Types of articles the Kent Journal of Psychiatry will accept

Original research or audit

Abstract to be no longer than 250 words.

The text should not exceed 3500 words, with the following structure: introduction, methods, results, discussion.

In case of original research the Journal will expect to see evidence of ethical approval, or explanation of why formal ethics committee approval was not sought.

Reviews or meta-analyses

Abstract to be no longer than 250 words.

The text should not exceed 5000 words, with the following structure: introduction, methods, results, discussion.

Case reports or case series

Abstract to be no longer than 250 words.

The text should not exceed 2000 words, with the following structure: introduction, methods, results, discussion.

In case of case reports or case series the Journal will expect to be provided with signed written consent of patients, or in case of incapacity, the next of kin. Patient details should be anonymised.

Opinion papers

Abstract no longer than 250 words.

The text limited to 5000 words, with the following structure: introduction, methods, results, discussion.

Letters to the editor

No abstract, text limited to 500 words.

Book reviews

No abstract, text limited to 500 words.

References

All manuscripts should be referenced in Vancouver referencing style. Use of a reference manager such as EndNote or Mendeley is recommended.

Manuscript/tables/figures

All should be provided in a single word .doc or .docx files. The main manuscript should be double-spaced in times new roman or arial size 11 font.

On page 1 should be the title page with the title of the article submitted clearly stated. Authors in the relevant order, their place of work and the contact details of the corresponding author should also be detailed on the title page.

On page 2 the abstract should be placed.

On page 3 the main manuscript should begin.

This should be followed by references.

Tables and references can be either embedded within the manuscript or added as appendices at the end.

Completed manuscripts should be sent to aamer.sarfraz@nhs.net

Alongside a covering letter for consideration in the Journal.

An email of acknowledgement will be sent once submission has been received and feedback will be given if it needs amendment or is rejected.