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Group Analysis

The International Journal of Group-Analytic Psychotherapy
Published in Association with The Group Analytic Society International

Editor
Dieter Nitzgen MinstGA Heidelberg. Formerly Head of Psychotherapy Department of Rehab Clinic Birkenbuck, centre for Addictive Disorders, Malsburg-Marzell, Germany

eISSN: 1461717X| ISSN: 05333164|Current volume: 49|Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Group Analysis explores the theory, practice and experience of analytical group psychotherapy, embracing concepts derived from psychoanalytic psychology, social psychology, group dynamics, sociology and anthropology. The journal is a meeting-point for these varied disciplines, providing an international interdisciplinary forum for dialogue among practitioners, theoreticians and researchers.

Differing Approaches and Contexts

Group Analysis does not exclusively represent one approach to group psychotherapy but aims to bring together differing approaches within the field. The journal explores the application of group analysis in the wider context of medical and psychiatric institutions and community mental health care services. It also addresses the group dynamic processes in organisations and in the general society.

Special Sections, Reviews and Commentaries

Group Analysis regularly includes Special Sections devoted to particular themes and welcomes commentaries on its published articles. Book reviews are an important regular feature as is the international calendar which lists forthcoming events of interest to the reader.

"Group Analysis enables group psychotherapists from different orientations to enrich their work by looking at clinical phenomena from a psychoanalytic viewpoint. It is the only psychoanalytic group psychotherapy journal." Karl König Georg-August-University Göttingen

"Group Analysis has achieved unquestioned international prestige" Saul Scheidlinger Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

Electronic Access:

Group Analysis is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://gaq.sagepub.com

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



Associate Editor
Dick Blackwell Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, London, UK
Assistant Editor
Adeela Sharif Group Analytic Society, London, UK
Executive Editor
Kevin Power MIGA (London) & Canterbury NHS, UK
Book Review Editor
Alan Larney Brookside YP’s Unit, London
Editorial Committee
Jale Cilasun BM, MRCPsych, MIGA, South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust, UK
Robi Friedman Haifa University, Israel
Tom Ormay Budapest, Hungary
Malcolm Pines FRC Psych, MIGA; formerly Tavistock Clinic, London
Regine Scholz German Society for Group Analysis, Germany
Ivan Urlic IGA Zagreb, Croatia, and IGA Bologna, Italy
Kristian Valbak Aarhus University, Denmark
Linde Wotton Camden and Islington Mental Health Foundation Trust, UK
International Advisory Board
Ada Abraham Israel
Wilfred Abse USA
Yvonne Agazarian Philadelphia, USA
Goran Ahlin Sweden
Robert George Andry Hong Kong
Juan Campos Avillar Spain
Raymond Battegay Switzerland
Hans Bosse Germany
John Evans Scotland
Guillermo Ferschtut Argentina
Assie Gildenhuys University of Pretoria, South Africa
Thor Kristian Island Norway
Eduard Klain Croatia
Karl Konig Germany
Rita Leal Portugal
Gretel Leutz Germany
Claude Pigott France
Lise Rafaelsen Denmark
Max Rosenbaum USA
Jean-Claude Rouchy France
Sven Tjelta  
Yannis K. Tsegos Greece
Irvin D Yalom USA
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.1.1 Plagiarism
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    6. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    7. Other conventions
      7.1 Informed consent
      7.2 Ethics
    8. Acknowledgments
      8.1 Funding acknowledgement
    9. Permissions
    10. Manuscript style
      10.1 File types
      10.2 Journal style
      10.3 Reference style
      10.4 Manuscript preparation
      10.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      10.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      10.4.5 English language editing services
    11. After acceptance
      11.1 Proofs
      11.2 E-Prints and complimentary copies
      11.3 SAGE production
      11.4 OnlineFirst publication
    12. Further information

    Group Analysis is a peer reviewed journal that explores the theory, practice and experience of analytical group psychotherapy. It embraces concepts derived from psychoanalytic psychology, social psychology, group dynamics, sociology and anthropology. The journal is a meeting-point for these varied disciplines, providing an international interdisciplinary forum for dialogue among practitioners, theoreticians and researchers.

     

    1. Article types

    Articles are accepted which deal with the direct application of group-analytic principles of work with small, median and large groups in the wider context of institutions; medical, nursing and other health care services; education; and training in group work.

    The journal welcomes commentaries on its published articles and aims to stimulate dialogue through correspondence. Commentaries should be no more than 2000 words.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Group Analysis operates a strictly blinded peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. 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 both identities to remain concealed.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

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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

    Group Analysis 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 articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where 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 (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Manuscripts and illustrations should be submitted by e-mail attachment to:
    Email: group-analysis@live.co.uk

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    5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    Group Analysis, the Group-Analytic Society 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 articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where 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 (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Group Analysis does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    When relevant, please include any declaration at the end of your manuscript after any acknowledgements and prior to the references, under a heading �Declaration of Conflicting Interests'.

    When making a declaration, the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.

    Any commercial or financial involvements that might represent an appearance of a conflict of interest need to be additionally disclosed in the covering letter accompanying your article to assist the Editor in evaluating whether sufficient disclosure has been made within the Declaration of Conflicting Interests provided in the article.

    Please acknowledge the name(s) of any medical writers who contributed to your article. With multiple authors, please indicate whether contributions were equal, or indicate who contributed what to the article.

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    7. Other conventions

    7.1 Informed consent

    Submitted manuscripts should be arranged according to the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals". The full document is available at http://icmje.org. When submitting a paper, the author should always make a full statement to the Editor about all submissions and previous reports that might be regarded as redundant or duplicate publication of the same or very similar work.

    Ethical considerations: All research on human subjects must have been approved by the appropriate research body in accordance with national requirements and must conform to the principles embodied in the Declaration of Helsinki (http:/www.wma.net) as well as to the International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects and the International Guidelines for Ethical Review for Epidemiological Studies (http:/www.cioms.ch). An appropriate statement about ethical considerations, if applicable, should be included in the methods section of the paper.

    7.2 Ethics

    All articles that report previously unpublished empirical work should state that ethical approval has been obtained from the competent authorities. All research articles should have a statement as follows, followed by the ethical reference number in square brackets:
    Ethical Approval
    Ethical approval for this project was given by XXXXXX [ref number xxx].
    This statement should be made after the conclusion under a separate heading.

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    8. Acknowledgements                                                         

    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.

    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, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    8.1 Funding Acknowledgement

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Group Analysis additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgement on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for funding acknowledgement guidelines.

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    9. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining 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 visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    10. Manuscript style

    10.1 File types
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted.� Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork [and supplemental files] below.

    10.2 Journal Style
    Group Analysis conforms to the SAGE house style.� Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style. The editors would request authors follow the �ize rule.

    10.3 Reference Style

    Essential notes should be collected on a single page at the end of the text. References in the text should be written thus: Brown (1975: 64-5), Brown and Smith (1975, 1980). The letters a, b, c and so on should distinguish different works by the same author in one year, for example Brown (1975a, 1975b). Extended quotations must be followed by page number references. All references cited should be listed alphabetically at the end of the article after any notes, using the following style:

    Articles in Journals: Graham, F.W. (1984) 'Psychoanalysis and Group Psychotherapy', Group Analysis 19(1): 3-11.

    Books: Foulkes, S.H. (1975) Group-Analytic Psychotherapy. Method and Principles. London: Gordon and Breach.

    Contributions to Books: Alger, I. (1972) 'Television Image Confrontation in Group Therapy', in C.J. Sager et al. (eds)

    Progress in Group and Family Therapy, pp. 135-50. New York: Brunner/Mazel.

    Unpublished Works: Moor, W.F. (1986b) 'Modern Old Age', PhD dissertation. University of California, Berkeley, CA

    10.4. Manuscript Preparation
    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.

    10.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    10.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review. Please also submit a brief autobiographical note on a separate sheet to the main body of the text.

    10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting 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.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article.� For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    10.4.5 English Language Editing
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service.� Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.

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    11. After acceptance           

    11.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    11.2 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies
    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.We additionally provide the corresponding author with a complimentary copy of the print issue in which the article appears and up to a maximum of 5 copies for onward supply by the corresponding author to co-authors.

    11.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Group Analysis with SAGE.�

    11.4 OnlineFirst Publication
    A large number of SAGE journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet. This option is available for Group Analysis authors.

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    12. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office at group-analysis@live.co.uk.

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