Submission of manuscripts
It is not acceptable to submit an article to the journal that has been previously published or is being submitted simultaneously elsewhere. Authors are required to assert that they have not submitted their article elsewhere upon submission to International Psychogeriatrics.
Manuscripts should be submitted online via our manuscript submission and tracking site, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ipg. Full instructions for electronic submission are available directly from this site.
To facilitate rapid reviewing, communications for peer review will be electronic and authors will need to supply a current e-mail address when registering to use the system.
When submitting your manuscript you will need to supply each of the following:
- A cover letter
- The manuscript as a text file in MS Word format (font Arial, minimum size 11)
- Up to 5 suggested reviewers, including their names, institutions, email addresses, and the reason for their appropriateness as reviewers for your article
- All figures in TIFF or JPEG format.
If the paper reports the results of a randomized controlled trial please ensure that it conforms to our requirements listed below under the heading ‘Submission of randomized clinical trials’ section of these instructions. If the research was paid for by a funding organization, the cover letter must contain the following three statements (this information does not have to be included in the manuscript itself but only in the cover letter). If the research was not paid for by a funding organization only the third statement is required:
- That the authors have not entered into an agreement with the funding organization that has limited their ability to complete the research as planned and publish the results.
- That the authors have had full control of all the primary data.
- That the authors are willing to allow the journal to review their data if requested.
Submission of a manuscript will be taken to imply that all listed authors have seen the final version and approved it.
All papers judged to be appropriate for further review will be assessed by two or more reviewers
All submissions are acknowledged electronically upon receipt. Most authors can expect to receive an initial decision regarding their paper together with referees’ reports within 8 to 10 weeks of submission. Authors who have received no further communication 90 days after acknowledgment of receipt of their article should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following acceptance of a manuscript the contact author should receive proofs within 1-12 weeks. They also will be required to complete and forward a copyright form and authors’ checklist both of which will be forwarded to the corresponding author by email when the article is accepted.
The average time from an article being accepted to being e-published ahead of print as a First View article is 35 days, provided authors return proofs promptly. E-publication generates a doi number and counts as full publication for citation purposes.
Editorials and commentaries are commissioned by the editor.
Reviewers who reviewed papers in the previous calendar year will be acknowledged in the journal each year. International Psychogeriatrics no longer publishes an annual index as modern computerised search techniques have rendered annual hard copy indices obsolete.
Contributors should refer to recent issues of the journal for examples of formatting (abstracts, headings, references, tables, etc.).