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Mandatory components of a manuscript:

Words count.     Manuscripts may be no longer than 5,000 words including all elements for Original Articles. Please indicate the total word number at the title page.

Manuscript layouts.     Manuscript should be prepared in following orders;
1. Original Article: title page, inner title page, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, references, table, and figure legends.
2. Review Article: title page, inner title page, abstract, introduction, subdivisions, discussion or conclusion, references, table, and figure legends.

Language.     Text should be written in fluent, plain, readable American or English-style English.

Yes No

Yes No

Acceptable Inadequate

Title page:

Components.     The title page must contain all of the followings; clear title, name and affiliation of all authors, information of the corresponding author (address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address), and running head.

Complete Incomplete

Inner title page:

Only title of the manuscript is listed. Any information on the authors and corresponding author is not shown on the inner title page.

Yes No


Words count.     Abstract should have no longer than 250 words for Original Articles. Please indicate the word number after Key words.

Key words.     Up to six keywords or phrases suitable for use in an index can be given.

Yes No

Yes No


Format.     Text is written in 11 point fonts with double line spacing on A4 paper.

Headings.     Do provide appropriate headings and subheadings with the following hierarchy: 14 point BOLD CASE, 13 point case, 11 point Italics

Figures and tables.     Cite in numerical order as they are first mentioned in the text.

Yes No

Yes No

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Style.     References are described following the rules of the Psychiatry Investigation.

Yes No


Style.     Table style should follow the conventional rules of the Psychiatry Investigation. Tables should be self-explanatory, and the data they contain must not be duplicated in the text or figures.

Yes No

Figures and Figure legends:

Figure resolution.     Author must guarantee the quality of figures. It should be noted that the manuscript could be rejected if print-suitable high quality figures are not provided at the initial phase of submission.

Figure legend.     Figure legend should be self-explanatory. Abbreviations should not be used and the present tense must be used for the description. Appropriate description of dyeing method and magnification for histological figure should be provided.

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In electronic submission, all of material must be included in a folder.

In hard copy submission, three hard copies of the manuscript and pictures are included.

All authors signed on the copyright transfer and publication agreement.

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Yes No

Date: Corresponding author’s signature:

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