Submissions should be sent via the web page or, should problems arise during submission, by e-mail to the editor

The author must specify that the work is unpublished and has not been submitted to other journals at the same time. The title must be followed by the author’s full name, the institution or faculty to which they belong, and the address for correspondence.

Each paper must be accompanied by an abstract in Italian and English that clearly highlights the original aspects and the basic thesis of the article.

The abstract succinctly introduces the manuscript. It clearly indicates the aspects of originality and the basic thesis of the article. The Abstract is conceptually divided into the following four sections: objective, method, results, conclusions. It must be written in four paragraphs.

Research papers must consist of: a) a brief introduction, b) a comprehensive description of the methods used, c) the results, and an adequate discussion of the data.

Diagrams and tables must be separate and accompanied by explanatory captions; besides, the author is requested to clearly indicate where in the manuscript he or she wishes them to be included.
Authors are solely responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce figures and other material already published.

References and citations within the article must fully comply with the standard APA style in the latest edition (7th).

Visit this link to read the guide to a proper compilation of bibliography and in-text citations.

The author can ask the Psychiatry and Psychotherapy editorial team to adapt the article’s references and citations to APA formatting for a fee of 100 euros.

All submissions will be reviewed blindly by the Editors and external referees. A draft will be sent after final acceptance, at which point authors will be required to complete and sign our copyright agreement, our disclosure agreement and, when applicable, a statement that written and informed consent has been obtained following a thorough explanation of the procedure.

Each author should also declare whether there are any financial, personal or professional interests that could be construed to have influenced the work.

Any relevant competing interests of authors must be available to editors and reviewers during the review process and will be declared in published articles.

All authors must download and sign a conflict of interest statement, available as a PDF at, and send a copy with the article.

Finally, the author must declare that the article has been written in accordance with the “Guidelines for the Care and Use of Animals”.

All accepted articles will only be published after the copyright form and declarations of interest have been properly completed, signed, and submitted.

Articles should be around 8-15,000 words.

Papers accepted for printing will be published against payment of a 150 euro reimbursement for expenses incurred by Psichiatria e Psicoterapia during evaluation and publication.