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Manuscript Preparation and Submission Requirements

Each manuscript component should begin on a new page, in the following sequence: title page, abstract, text (including tables and figures), and references.

Cover Letter: Include a cover letter and complete contact information for the corresponding author (postal/mail address, e-mail address, and telephone number).

Title Page: The title page should list full names, degrees, academic affiliations, and locations of each author.

Abstract: The summary should count 200-250 words and have a structured form, i.e. reflect structure of an article (background, material and methods, results, conclusion).

Keywords: Keywords should not repeat the title of the manuscript. Ideally, authors should use key words selected from the MeSH catalogue.

Text: Research works should be divided into background, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusions, references.

References: References should be presented in consecutive order (as they are cited in the text). The first six authors should be presented. Journal title abbreviations should be in Medline standard. Citations in the text should be marked by Arab numbers in brackets. Each citation item should be placed in a separate paragraph.

Informed consent is one of the primary ethical considerations in research involving human participants. The lead researchers are required to disclose financial interests for them or other research personnel related to all research projects that involve the use of human subjects. Permission of ethics committee/institutional review board (IRB), statement of sources of support and conflict of interest are mandatory.

Conflict-of-Interest Statement: Public trust in the peer review process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how well conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial decision making. Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). These relationships vary from those with negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion.

- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ("Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals") -- February 2006

Statement of Informed Consent: Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.

Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.

The requirement for informed consent should be included in the journal's instructions for authors. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.

- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ("Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals") -- February 2006

Statement of Human and Animal Rights: When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ("Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals") -- February 2006

Review Process

The manuscript submission and editorial review process includes the following steps:

  1. An author submits a manuscript.

  2. The editor reviews the manuscript and makes an initial decision based on manuscript quality and editorial priorities, usually either to send the manuscript to peer reviewers or to reject the manuscript at that point so that the author can submit it to another journal.

  3. For those manuscripts sent to peer reviewers, the editor assigns reviewers to the manuscript.

  4. The reviewers review the manuscript.

  5. When required, papers may be assigned to statisticians as well to check the correctness of statistical data and analysis.

  6. The editor makes a final decision based on editorial priorities, manuscript quality, reviewer recommendations and perhaps discussions with fellow editors.

  7. The decision letter is sent to the author.

  8. The accepted article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs and the copyright transfer form. This service has been designed to ensure the earliest possible circulation of research papers immediately after acceptance. This is the first publication citable. After release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.

We prefer that all submissions be online unless otherwise noted. Manuscripts and covering letters should be submitted electronically by email attachment to dysphrenia@gmail.com

About the journals (By Editor)

Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences, formerly DYSPHRENIA™ is a peer-reviewed academic journal of psychiatry published biannually by Academy Publisher on behalf of Academia Dysphrenia. It publishes editorial, article, research, case, and commentary in the fields of psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, psychiatric social work, clinical psychology, allied behavioural and medical sciences.

Although, all efforts have been put so as to implement zero tolerance towards plagiarism, yet we would appeal to all budding researchers to shun the plagiarism and let's start thinking in line with scientific ethics. Perspective authors willing to submit the manuscript for potential publication in Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences, formerly DYSPHRENIA™ shall ensure that the manuscript submitted for review is a bonafied record of their own genuine works, not submitting the works of other authors, i.e. violating the copyright act and has not even been submitted for review to any other publishing agency. While submitting the manuscript for review, authors transfer all kind of copyrights and intellectual property rights of the manuscript to the journal. The Editorial Board of the journal will support quality control of the contents and improvement of the journal standards. Apart from that, deals with compliance, adherence, conflict of interest, etc.

Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences, formerly DYSPHRENIA™ is Open Access Journal.

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