Instructions for Authors
Writing for Evidence-Based Mental Health
Please describe in around 350 words (including references*):
- The context of the problem addressed by the paper (epidemiology, history)
- The clinical implications for practice - will this study make you rethink your practice - why/why not?
* Note: please try and avoid too many references if possible - 0 up to 3 references are ideal. We only have limited room on the page and more references means less room for your commentary and opinion
Please do not cite the article you are reviewing, as your commentary will appear on the same page as a summary of the article. You may refer to it as (e.g.) "Smith and colleagues screened..." or "This paper follows up..."
BMJ journals are willing to consider publishing supplements to regular issues. Supplement proposals may be made at the request of:
- The journal editor, an editorial board member or a learned society may wish to organise a meeting, sponsorship may be sought and the proceedings published as a supplement.
- The journal editor, editorial board member or learned society may wish to commission a supplement on a particular theme or topic. Again, sponsorship may be sought.
- The BMJ itself may have proposals for supplements where sponsorship may be necessary.
- A sponsoring organisation, often a pharmaceutical company or a charitable foundation, that wishes to arrange a meeting, the proceedings of which will be published as a supplement.
In all cases, it is vital that the journal's integrity, independence and academic reputation is not compromised in any way.
When contacting us regarding a potential supplement, please include as much of the information below as possible.
- Journal in which you would like the supplement published
- Title of supplement and/or meeting on which it is based
- Date of meeting on which it is based
- Proposed table of contents with provisional article titles and proposed authors
- An indication of whether authors have agreed to participate
- Sponsor information including any relevant deadlines
- An indication of the expected length of each paper Guest Editor proposals if appropriate
For further information on criteria that must be fulfilled, download the supplements guidelines (PDF).
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