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Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

2016 Impact Factor: 4.036
2016 Ranking: 32/142 in Psychiatry (SCI) | 19/139 in Psychiatry (SSCI)
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE

Editor
Professor Gin S Malhi Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Deputy Editor
Richard J Porter University of Otago, New Zealand
Associate Editors
Michael Berk University of Melbourne, Australia
Philip Boyce University of Sydney, Australia
Cherrie Galletly University of Adelaide, Australia
Scott Henderson Australian National University, Australia
Anthony F Jorm University of Melbourne, Australia
Roger Mulder University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand

Other Titles in:
Psychiatry

eISSN: 14401614 | ISSN: 00048674 | Current volume: 51 | Current issue: 11 Frequency: Monthly


Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
is the official Journal of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry is a monthly journal publishing original articles which describe research or report opinions of interest to psychiatrists. These contributions may be presented as original research, reviews, perspectives, commentaries and letters to the editor. The Journal is the leading psychiatry journal of the Asia-Pacific region.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry is the official Journal of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry is a monthly journal publishing original peer reviewed review articles which describe research or report opinions of interest to psychiatrists. These contributions may be presented as original research, reviews, perspectives, commentaries and letters to the editor.

The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry is the leading psychiatry journal of the Asia-Pacific region.

Advisors to the Editor
German Berrios University of Cambridge, UK
Kamaldeep Bhui Queen Mary University of London, UK
Andrea Cipriani Univeristy of Oxford, UK
Samuel Gershon University of Miami, USA
Ida Hageman Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
Matcheri S. Keshavan Harvard Medical School, USA
Julio Licinio Australian National University, Australia
Patrick McGorry University of Melbourne, Australia
Scott Patten University of Calgary, Canada
Advisory Board (Australia and New Zealand)
Gavin Andrews St Vincent’s Hospital, Australia
Bernhard Baune University of Adelaide, Australia
Henry Brodaty Prince of Wales Hospital, Australia
Richard A Bryant University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Marie T Crowe Univeristy of Otago Christchurch, New Zealand
Brian Dean University of Melbourne, Australia
Peter M Ellis St Michael's Hospice
David M Fergusson Univeristy of Otago, New Zealand
Paul B Fitzgerald Monash University, Australia
Nicholas Glozier University of Sydney, Australia
Wayne D Hall University of Queensland, Australia
Phillipa J Hay University of Western Sydney, Australia
Michael J Hazelton University of Newcastle, Australia
Assen V Jablensky The University of Western Australia, Australia
Jayashri Kulkarni Monash University, Australia
Jeffrey C L Looi Canberra Hospital, Australia
Sue Luty University of Otago Christchurch, New Zealand
Andrew J Mackinnon University of Melbourne, Australia
Nick Martin Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia
John J McGrath University of Queensland, Australia
Sally N Merry University of Auckland, New Zealand
Warwick Middleton University of Queensland, Australia
Vera A Morgan University of Western Australia, Australia
Tim Outhred University of Sydney, Australia
Nagesh Pai University of Wollongong, India
Christos Pantelis Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
Christopher J Ryan Westmead Hospital, Australia
Michael G Sawyer University of Adelaide, Australia
Peter R Schofield University of New South Wales, Australia
James Scott Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Australia
J Douglas Sellman University of Otago, New Zealand
Rebecca Syed Australian National University, Australia
Advisory Board (International)
Niruj Agrawal St George's Hospital, UK
Christine Allwang Klinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Germany
Sumit Anand Private Practice, USA
Frank Bellivier Hôpital Fernand Widal, France
Dinesh Bhugra Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK
Christopher R Bowie Queen's University, Canada
Bernard Carroll Pacific Behavioral Research Foundation, USA
Roy Chengappa University of Pittsburgh School, USA
Koen Demyttenaere KU Leuven, Belgium
Mark A Frye Mayo Clinic, USA
Raphael Gaillard Paris Descartes University, France
Peter Gallagher Newcastle General Hospital, UK
John Geddes University of Oxford, UK
S Nassir Ghaemi Tufts University, USA
Michael J Gitlin UCLA School of Medicine, USA
Paul Grof University of Toronto, Canada
Ulrich Hegerl University of Leipzig, Germany
Chantal Henry University Paris-Est Créteil, France
Jong-Hoon Kim Gachon University of Medicine and Science, South Korea
Veena Kumari King's College London, UK
Beny Lafer University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Raymond W Lam University of British Columbia, Canada
Marc Masson Clinique du Château de Garches, France
Roger S. McIntyre University Health Network, Canada
Kamilla Miskowiak Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
Alex J Mitchell University of Leicester, UK
Andrew Nierenberg Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
John T O'Brien Newcastle University, UK
Eugene S Paykel Cambridge University, UK
Jan Scott Newcastle University, UK
Xiao Shifu Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Edward Shorter University of Toronto, Canada
Andrew Thompson University of Warwick, UK
Si Tianmei Peking University, China
Lakshmi Yatham University of British Columbia, Canada
Alison Yung University of Manchester, UK
Trainee Advisory Board
Neelya Agalawatta Northern Sydney Local Health District, Australia
Nicole Burston St Vincents Hospital, Australia
Preeya Elangovan Psychiatry Registrar, Northern Sydney Area Health Service, Australia
Anisha Grover Roy Fagan Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Benjamin Hoadley Northern Sydney Local Health District, Australia
Greta Hug Psychiatry Registrar, Northern Sydney Area Health Service, Australia
Cornelia Kaufmann Northern Sydney Local Health District, Australia
Iain Perkes Brain & Mind Centre, University of Sydney, Australia
Statistical and Analytical Advisers
Vince Calhoun Mind Research Network, USA
Carissa Coulston Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia
Pritha Das Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia
Kristina Fritz  
Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic Prince of Wales Hospital, Australia
Glenn Hunt University of Sydney, Australia
Mayuresh Korgaonkar University of Sydney, Australia
Luan Phan University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Grant Sara University of Sydney, Australia
Ute Vollmer-Conna Statistical and Analytical Advisers
Former Editors
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/anzjp to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry is the peer-reviewed, bi-monthly Journal of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) that aims to promote the art of psychiatry and its maintenance of excellence in practice.

    Importantly, a condition of submitting articles for consideration of publication in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry is that all authors of the article also share in the task of processing other authors' submissions. We anticipate sending a paper for your review, and ask that you bring this to the attention of your co-authors.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      2.7 Clinical trials
      2.8 Reporting guidelines
      2.9 Data
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry publishes several types of manuscripts (Editorial, Debate, Viewpoints, Review, Research, Commentary and Letter). Please note that Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry does not publish Book Reviews.

    Editorials: the Editor normally commissions Editorials; however proposals are welcome and should be addressed directly to the Editor. Editorials should address contemporary topics of interest and provide thought-provoking discussion. The presentation of new hypotheses and novel ideas pertaining to psychiatry are welcome. 

    Word count: 2000
    Maximum refs: 5
    Abstract required: No
    Authorship: Editor, Deputy Editors, Associate Editors, Invited Guest Editors

    Debates: These are brief provocative accounts that provide differing perspectives on a single shared issue or topic of discussion. Their focus may be similar to that of editorials and viewpoints but these are generally shorter pieces that make one or two salient points.

    Word count: 1200
    Maximum refs: 5
    Abstract required: No
    Authorship: At invitation of Editor

    Viewpoints: Viewpoint perspectives are similar to editorials but allow the inclusion of personal perspectives and opinion. Viewpoints may choose to address contentious issues in psychiatry and may therefore contain controversial views.

    Word count: 3000
    Maximum refs: 20
    Abstract required: Yes – not necessarily structured
    Authorship: At invitation of Editor

    Reviews: These papers provide a synthesis of a topic within psychiatry. They may have a clinical and/or research focus. In exceptional circumstances these papers may exceed the specified length but this should be negotiated with the Editor at the time of submission.

    Word count: 4000-7500
    Maximum refs: 100
    Abstract required: Yes - structured
    Authorship: Anyone

    Research: These are papers that report original high quality research.

    Word count: 5000
    Maximum refs: 50
    Abstract required: Yes - structured
    Authorship: Anyone

    Commentaries: This is correspondence typically pertaining to a recent or concurrently published article within Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Usually comments and critiques will be passed on to the authors of the original article; however, this will not determine the outcome of review and publication.

    Word count: 800
    Maximum refs: 5
    Abstract required: No
    Authorship: At invitation of Editor

    Letters: Correspondence to the Editor is welcomed and encouraged on any aspect of psychiatry. Please note case reports per se are no longer published by the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry but observations of single cases and case series can be reported in the Journal as letters.

    Word count: 400
    Maximum refs: 3
    Abstract required: No
    Authorship: Anyone

    If you think that you are likely to exceed these guidelines in terms of word count or number of references, you will need to seek the permission of the Editor and highlight this in your cover letter.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for the identity to remain concealed. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 4-6 weeks of submission.

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

      1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
      2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
      3. Approved the version to be published,
      4. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Funding

    Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki.

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.

    All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted.

    2.7 Clinical trials

    Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.

    2.8 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.

    2.9 Data

    SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.

    Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles [“alongside their article submissions” or “if the articles are accepted”] to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. The editor may consider limited embargoes on proprietary data. The editor can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Tables: Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Tables should be double-spaced and vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations should be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: $, %, §, ’, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for p-values. The table and its legend/footnotes should be understandable without reference to the text.

    Figures: All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Figures should be sized to fit within the column (80 mm), intermediate (118 mm) or the full text width (169 mm).

    Line figures should be supplied as sharp, colour graphs or diagrams, drawn professionally or with a computer graphics package; lettering should be included.

    Individual photographs forming a composite figure should be of equal contrast, to facilitate printing, and should be accurately squared. Photographs need to be cropped sufficiently to prevent the subject being recognized, or an eye bar used; otherwise, written permission to publish must be obtained. Magnifications should be indicated using a scale bar on the illustration.

    Photographs should be supplied as high-resolution (minimum 300 dpi.) files, saved in eps or tif format. Digital images supplied only as low-resolution printouts cannot be used.

    Figure legends: Legends should be self-explanatory and should form part of the manuscript. The legend should incorporate definitions of any symbols used and all abbreviations and units of measurement should be explained so that the figure and its legend are understandable without reference to the text. (Provide a letter stating copyright authorization if figures have been reproduced from another source.)

    Colour figures: Colour figures will be published without charge in both the online version and the hard copy of the journal.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article.

    SAGE will only publish supplementary material subject to full copyright clearance. This means that if the content of the file is not original to the author, then the author will be responsible for clearing all permissions prior to publication. The author will be required to provide copies of permissions and details of the correct copyright acknowledgement. 
    Copyright in article supplementary material depends on the source of that material:
    If the content is the property of the author – the author needs to grant a non-exclusive licence to Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), using the following statement:

    “<Rights holder> grants the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists a non-exclusive worldwide licence to reproduce and publish the aforementioned material as supplementary material to Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry in the English language in all print and electronic formats of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry for the life of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, including any future Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists print and electronic media, formats and products which may include Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry in its entirety. Full copyright acknowledgement will be made to the rights holder for this use.”

    If the content belongs to a third party– authors will need to clear (and pay, where necessary) all permissions prior to our posting any third party content, and provide us with copies of the permissions and details of the correct copyright acknowledgement for our site. The wording above can be sent to the third party copyright holders and be used for them too. 

    Please note that data supplements are permanent records just like the articles themselves – ie, they may not be altered after they have gone live (been published). 

    For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files, which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page.

    4.4 Reference style

    Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/anzjp to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry editorial office as follows:

    To the Editor
    Professor Gin S. Malhi

    c/o Sonia Bartoluzzi, Assistant to the Editor

    journal.assist@sydney.edu.au

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