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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

  

South African Psychiatry publishes original contributions that relate to South African Psychiatry. The aim of the publication is to inform the discipline about the discipline and in so doing, connect and promote cohesion. 

The following types of content are published, noting that the list is not prescriptive or limited and potential contributors are welcome to submit content that they think might be relevant but does not broadly conform to the categories noted:

Letters to the editor

·         Novel experiences

·         Response to published content

·         Issues

Features

·         Related to a specific area of interest

·         Related to service development

·         Related to a specific project

·         A detailed opinion piece

Reports

·         Related to events e.g. conferences, symposia, workshops

News

·         Departments of Psychiatry e.g. graduations, promotions, appointments, events, publications

Announcements

·         Congresses, symposia, workshops

·         Publications, especially books

 

The format of contributions does not conform to typical scientific papers.
Contributors are encouraged to write in a style that is best suited to the content.
 
There is no required word count and authors are not restricted, but content will be subject to editing for publication.
Whilst references may be noted in text, they will not be published with content but noted as available from the author/designated author where there are multiple authors.
All content should be accompanied by a relevant photo (preferably high resolution – to ensure quality reproduction) of the author/authors as well as the event or with the necessary graphic content.
A brief biography of the author/authors should accompany content, including discipline, current position, notable/relevant interests and an email address.
 
Contributions are encouraged and welcome from the broader mental health professional community i.e. all related professionals, including industry. 
All submitted content will be subject to review by the editor-in-chief, and where necessary the advisory board. 

All content should be forwarded to the editor-in-chief, Christopher P. Szabo  Christopher.szabo@wits.ac.za

 

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