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Group Analysis
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Group Analysis

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

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

Other Titles in:
Group Therapy

eISSN: 1461717X | ISSN: 05333164 | Current volume: 50 | Current issue: 3 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

Group Analysis is available on SAGE Journals Online.

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, UK
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, UK
Regine Scholz German Society for Group Analysis, Germany
Ivan Urlic IGA Zagreb, Croatia
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, UK
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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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Group Analysis

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below prior to submitting 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 Group Analysis 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.

    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 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.5 Research ethics and patient consent
    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
      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 Group Analysis, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Group Analysis encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    2.5 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.

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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 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

    Group Analysis 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. 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.

    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.

    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. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 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

    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

    Group Analysis is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gaq 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 Group Analysis editorial office as follows:

    group-analysis@live.co.uk

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