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PUBLISHING INFORMATION Mind & Brain, the Journal of Psychiatry (MBJP) [Print ISSN 2042-

468X, Online ISSN ISSN 2042-4698] is published semi-annually by San Lucas Medical, Ltd. Copyright 2011 by San Lucas Medical, Ltd.

Scientific Review and Acceptance

The MBJP publishes original research manuscripts, reviews, editorials, correspondences and special articles on the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. The focus of the MBJP is on original reports, but other high-quality work that relates to psychiatry may be considered.

The MBJP is distributed in print and electronic form across Europe to thousands of physicians, researchers, academics, nurses and related care practitioners with an interest in psychiatry. Both subscription and access are free and there are no author fees for publication.

Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by members of the MBJP editorial board by a double-blind peer review process with the understanding that manuscripts have not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers are accepted for publication based on originality, quality and relevance to the audience.

Manuscript Submission All prospective authors must submit their manuscripts

electronically; a manuscript may be e-mailed directly to the editorial team ( or submitted online ( An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to the author within 48 hours, and the author will be given the assigned reference number of his/her manuscript. Prior to submitting a manuscript, authors are encouraged to subscribe to the journal, as having a subscription will allow us to better track manuscripts. This will also allow us, once your manuscript is published, to quickly send you a copy of the journal and proofs.

Manuscript Lead Times

Authors should expect to receive a first decision with reviewers’ comments approximately four weeks after submission.

Instructions for Authors Manuscripts should be prepared in concise, clear, and grammatically correct English. They should contain the following: a title page; a short letter transferring copyright to San Lucas Medical Limited if the article is accepted for publication; an abstract of up to 250 words; and up to 7 keywords for indexing purposes. Abstracts are also required for review articles. Text should contain the following: introduction, results, discussion, materials and methods, acknowledgments and references, figure legends, footnotes, tables (with descriptive titles and legends), conficts of interest, and a disclosure of funding.

Style & Format

MS Word (version 2.0 and above),Word Perfect (version 5.1 and above) and RTF are the preferred formats to receive submissions.

Referencing Manuscripts must use the Vancouver (author-number) style of referencing (i.e., a number series to indicate references). The

bibliographymust then list these references in the numerical order in which they appear in the text.

Images & Tables Tables and charts should complement, rather than duplicate, the

text. Photographs and illustrations must be the following: supplied in high resolution, at least 300 dpi, JPEG/Tiff format, and CMYK or grayscale. It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain permissions from the concerned publishers / institutions for the reproduction or re-use of figures, tables and other materials.

Fees There are no author fees.

Free Subscriptions Access to the MBJP is free. To obtain a free subscription, please

send your contact details to Please remember to include your full name, title, medical speciality, postal address and email address. Alternatively, you can subscribe online at


The MBJP is committed to allowing a range of opinions to be expressed and publishes appropriate reader correspondence. To comment on a published article, please send a letter to the editor at

Copyright and Permissions

Any use of this journal must include the customary bibliographic citation that includes author attribution, date and article title. All articles are made available and publicly accessible via the Internet and are free to use for non-commercial purposes. San Lucas Medical offers a reprint service for individuals who require professional quality reproductions of articles.


For price quotes and to purchase display advertising, please contact Zak Isaacs ( Artwork must be submitted as high-resolution digital media with a minimum of 300 dpi. Preferred formats are as follows: PDF/Acrobat 4.05 or later; Adobe Illustrator (with all fonts outlined); Adobe Photoshop EPS, TIFF or JPEG (CMYK and 300 dpi): and Adobe InDesign (packaged with all links). Please send all artwork electronically to

Disclaimer Every precaution has been taken by the authors, editors and the

board to verify the results and data published in Mind & Brain, the Journal of Psychiatry. However, the opinions expressed are the responsibility of the contributors, and not necessarily those of the MBJP editorial teamorboard. As a result, MBJP accepts no liability for the consequences of any inaccurate or misleading data, statement or opinion. Please write to the editor if you identify an error.

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