Editorial Policy

Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy is an international peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Polish Psychiatric Association. The journal publishes full-length articles, brief reports, and book reviews on topics concerning various aspects of psychiatry and psychotherapy as well as related disciplines. The journal is issued quarterly in both printed and electronic form. It can be accessed at http://www.archivespp.pl Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy is internationally indexed in Web of Science (ESCI), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, PsycINFO, EBSCO, Index Copernicus,
12 points MNiSW, PBL/GBL, CrossRef/DOI, Cochrane Library, SCOPUS, ERIH PLUS.

The Editors endorse the principles embodied in the Helsinki Declaration, and expect all research involving human subjects to be conducted in accordance with these principles. The authors of clinical and research articles are obliged to protect the patients’ right to privacy. Only clinically or scientifically essential data can or should be published. Therefore, if it is necessary to identify a patient in a case report, illustration or paper, the Editors require that the authors obtain and provide a written consent form from the patient or his/her legal guardian to publish their data, including photographs, results of imaging tests, etc., prior to publication.

For animal experimentation reported in the Journal, it is expected that investigators will have observed the Interdisciplinary Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education issued by the New York Academy of Sciences’ Ad hoc Committee on Animal Research.

All human and animal studies must have been approved by the primary investigator’s institutional review board prior to submission of the manuscript to the journal for review. Manuscripts including the results of examination of patients, involving a risk element, must have a copy of the written approval issued by the ethical committee attached.

Journal policy requires that reviewers, associate editors, editors, and senior editors reveal in written correspondence to the Editor-In-Chief any relationships they have that could be construed as causing a conflict of interest with regard to a manuscript under review. The letter should include a statement of any financial relationships with commercial companies involved with a product under investigation.

The authors of papers accepted for printing transfer to the Publisher, without supplementary confirmation, free of charge, their copyright, without limitation of time and on the territory. Upon such acceptance, all published manuscripts become the permanent property of Publisher (Polish Psychiatric Association Editorial Committee), and may not be published or reproduced elsewhere without explicit written permission from the Publisher. All content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher (or the author?). This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access, Polish license CC BY, SHERPA RoMEO: Blue.

Material derived from all other sources must be accompanied by a written statement from both the original author and the publisher granting permission to the Journal for reproduction. Permission should be obtained in writing from at least one of the author(s) of the manuscript while in press, regarding unpublished data, and/or personal communications.

Every effort is made by the Publisher and the Editorial Board to ensure that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in the Journal. However, it is explicitly stated that the data and opinions appearing in the articles as well as advertisements appearing in Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy are the sole responsibility of the contributor, sponsor or advertiser concerned. Accordingly, the Publisher and the Editorial Board accept no liability whatsoever in part or in whole, for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statements made by the author(s).

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