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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Submission of an article in the Journal of Psychotraumatology and Mediation (JPM) implies that the data have not been published previously (except in abstract form) and are not subject elsewhere. Articles can be written in French or English. The articles that do not meet the guidelines will be returned to authors.

Presentation of the manuscript:

The manuscript without the abstract should count 4000 words maximum (excluding references). It must be typed single-spaced or double. If the text input on a PC, avoid changes of format and characters. The title page, abstract, tables, and references should be submitted on separate sheets. The title page should include: title; (s) name (s) and affiliation (s) (or) author (s); where applicable, indication of financial support, for example National Fund, National Institute or International Ministries, etc. Mailing address, telephone numbers, fax and email must be also mentioned.

The author must provide a summary with 150 words, including a maximum of 6 keywords.

The author must provide a translation of the summary in French with 150 words, including a maximum of 6 keywords as well as the French translation of the title of his article.

Original articles and reviews must be organized as follows: introduction, topic and method, results, discussion (which can be combined with the results), conclusion, acknowledgments, bibliography. For drugs, generic names will be used. In general, the appropriate brand names are mentioned in brackets or in a footnote.

Short Communications:

They should not exceed 1500 words (2-3 pages), with a summary of no more than 50 words.

Letters to the Editor:

Up to 500 words.


The black / white photographs must be drawn on glossy paper, with strong contrasts. Colour illustrations require prior agreement with the publisher in charge the additional cost to the author. Figures should have a caption which the font size corresponds to that of the illustration and takes into account the need to reduce the size. Each figure must mention the back order numbers and the name of the author.


All tables must be cited in the text, have a title and be numbered.


Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Mention only the published articles and those in press, specifying the name of the newspaper. The bibliographic index must follow the order of citations in the text (not alphabetically) and should be numbered similarly. The corresponding number must be included in the text in square brackets. The names of the first six authors and full titles of all works cited should be indicated. If there are more than six authors, “and others“. Should be added.


    1. Andrews G, Creamer M, Crino R, Hunt C, Lampe L, Page A. The treatment of anxiety disorders. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

    2.  Yonkers KA, Zlotnick C, Allsworth J, Warshaw M, Shea T, Keller MB. Is the course of panic disorder the same in women and men.

    3.  American Journal of Psychiatry 1988; 155:596*602.

    4.  Eaton WW, Kessler RC, Wittchen HU, Magee WJ. Panic and panic disorder in the United States. American Journal of Psychiatry 1994; 151:413*420.


The proofs reprints are sent to the first author listed on the title page, unless otherwise disclosed. Two proof reprints will be sent free of charge to the author.


Once the item has been accepted, it is understood that the author agrees to transfer its rights to the publisher. Requests for reproduction should be addressed to IPM-International