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T he editors welcome contributions of original manuscripts that are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors submitting manuscripts containing data of clinical observations that have already been published or are in press, submitted elsewhere, or to be submittedelsewhere must provide full details ofthis in a cover letter. Upon acceptance ofan article, the author(s) will be required to assign copyright ownership in writing to the Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Peer Review: All manuscripts are subject to peer review to determlne the originality, validity, and significance of the submitted rna.. terial. Criteria for publication include scien- rifle merit and significance to the field. .The initial review process is usually completed within 8 weeks, but delays sometimes occur. Reviewers' comments will be 'returned with rejected manuscripts at the discretion of the editors. Manuscript Specifications: Manuscripts must be typed double-spaced with one-inch margins on plain bond paper. The cover page must contain the article title, authors' names and affiliations, address for correspondence and reprint requests, and phone number. Each article must include an abstract (IOO-word maximum) and a reference list. References are cited by number in the text in sequence of first appearance and listed numericallyat the end of the text. Reference format and punctuation must conform to the following style: I. Yarden PE, Finkle MG, Raps CS, et al: Adverse outcome of hip fractures in older schizophrenic patients. Am) Psychiatry 1989; 146:377-379 2. Davidson J: The pharmacological treatment of psy- chiatric disorders, in Geriatric Psychiatry, edited by Busse E\V, Blazer DG. Washington, DC, American Psychi atric Press, 1989, pp 515-542 Correct Index Medicus journal abbrevia- tions must be used; those references to jour- nals not in Index Medicus should include full journal title. Figures must be submitted in camera.. ready form, usually as glossy black and white prints. Authors of accepted articles will be asked to send a copy of their article on diskette. Regular Research Articles: Original pa- pers demonstrating the results of scientific studies based on empirical data should not exceed 12-15 pages) including tables, flg- ures, and references, and an abstract of no more than 100 words. Special Articles: Typically these should review a defined topic in depth, with con- sidered attention to theory and conceptual understanding, as well as data and recent research findings. Thoughtfully constructed commentaries are also suitable. Authors considering submitting are welcome to call Eric D. Caine, M.D. (716) 275-3574 to dis- cuss the submission. Length should not ex- ceed 25 pages, including an abstract of no more than 100 words. Clinical Reports: Report data from single.. or small-sample case studies and from uncon- trolled studies and controlled studies contain- ing a small number of subjects. Case material can be described in brief clinical vignettes and should not exceed 4-6 pages, including an abstract of no more than 75 words. Editing: All manuscripts will be edited for clarity, conciseness) and conformity to [our- nal style. Authors are given an opportunity to review editorial changes prior to publi- cation. Submissions: Submit original manu- script and five copies to: Gene Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Editor) The American Journal of Geri- atric Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1400 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, (202) 682·6336.

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T he editors welcome contributions of original manuscripts that are notunder consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors submitting

manuscripts containing data ofclinical observations that have already beenpublished orare in press, submitted elsewhere, or to be submitted elsewheremust provide full details ofthis in a cover letter. Upon acceptance ofan article,the author(s) will be required to assign copyright ownership in writing tothe Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

Peer Review: All manuscripts are subjectto peer review to determlne the originality,validity, and significance of the submitted rna..terial. Criteria for publication include scien­rifle merit and significance to the field. .Theinitial review process is usually completedwithin 8 weeks, but delays sometimes occur.Reviewers' comments will be 'returned withrejected manuscripts at the discretion of theeditors.

Manuscript Specifications: Manuscriptsmust be typed double-spaced with one-inchmargins on plain bond paper. The cover pagemust contain the article title, authors' namesand affiliations, address for correspondenceand reprint requests, and phone number. Eacharticle must include an abstract (IOO-wordmaximum) and a reference list. References arecited by number in the text in sequence offirstappearance and listed numerically at the end ofthe text. Reference format and punctuationmust conform to the following style:

I. Yarden PE, Finkle MG, Raps CS, et al: Adverseoutcome of hip fractures in older schizophrenicpatients. Am) Psychiatry 1989; 146:377-379

2. Davidson J: The pharmacological treatment of psy­chiatric disorders, in Geriatric Psychiatry, edited byBusse E\V, Blazer DG. Washington, DC, AmericanPsychi atric Press, 1989, pp 515-542

Correct Index Medicus journal abbrevia­tions must be used; those references to jour­nals not in Index Medicus should includefull journal title. Figures must be submittedin camera..ready form, usually as glossyblack and white prints. Authors of acceptedarticles will be asked to send a copy of theirarticle on diskette.

Regular Research Articles: Original pa­pers demonstrating the results of scientificstudies based on empirical data should notexceed 12-15 pages) including tables, flg­ures, and references, and an abstract of nomore than 100 words.

Special Articles: Typically these shouldreview a defined topic in depth, with con­sidered attention to theory and conceptualunderstanding, as well as data and recentresearch findings. Thoughtfully constructedcommentaries are also suitable. Authorsconsidering submitting are welcome to callEric D. Caine, M.D. (716) 275-3574 to dis­cuss the submission. Length should not ex­ceed 25 pages, including an abstract of nomore than 100 words.

Clinical Reports: Report data from single.. orsmall-sample case studies and from uncon­trolled studies and controlled studies contain­ing a small number of subjects. Case materialcan be described in brief clinical vignettes andshould not exceed 4-6 pages, including anabstract of no more than 75 words.

Editing: All manuscripts will be edited forclarity, conciseness) and conformity to [our­nal style. Authors are given an opportunityto review editorial changes prior to publi­cation.

Submissions: Submit original manu­script and five copies to: Gene Cohen, M.D.,Ph.D., Editor) The American Journal ofGeri­atric Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Press,Inc., 1400 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC20005, (202) 682·6336.