The A.P.P.A.C. Archives is a quarterly scientific journal, certified by the Medical Association (with ISSN number) published by the A.P.P.A.C. The journal welcomes articles in all areas of Medicine (emphasis to Psychiatry and Neurology) and Psychology in Greek and English language. The journal accepts manuscripts for consideration with the understanding that they represent original material not previously published (except in abstract form) or submitted for publication elsewhere.
Peer review policy
The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to the journal readership. All papers submitted are first screened by the Editor or members of the Editorial Board for suitability and quality. If suitable, papers are then reviewed by two reviewers, experts in the field. Reviewers are blinded as to the contributors of each paper. The reviewers remain anonymous for contributors. The comments of the reviewers along with proposed revisions or corrections are sent to the authors. The authors are informed of the final decision of the Editorial Board after the procedure of review is over. The Editorial Board reserve the right to modify typescripts to eliminate ambiguity and repetition and improve communication between authors and readers.
Authors who wish to publish an article in the A.P.P.A.C. Archives must send it in Word Document (doc) file type, to the A.P.P.A.C. secretariat
1. Editorials: Short articles covering topics of particular importance, written by members of the Editorial Board by members and by invited authors (400 words and no more than 7 references).
2. Review articles: Should be written by one or two authors. They should not exceed 7,000 words including the abstract and references.
3. Research papers: These articles must be based on a research protocol. Statistical evaluation of the findings is essential. They should not exceed 3,000 words and 20 references.
4. Brief communications: This section includes research reports which can be accommodated in a small space. They should not exceed 1,500 words and 15 references.
5. Case reports: This section includes interesting case reports and descriptions of cases where new diagnostic or/and therapeutic methods have been applied (up to 1500 words, 20 references).
6. General articles: These articles may reflect opinions on the theory and practice of Psychiatry, on the systems of provision of psychiatric services, on matters concerning the borderland between Psychiatry and other specialties or disciplines, etc. They should not exceed 1.500 words and 20 references.
7. Letters to the editor: Brief letters (maximum 500 words) will be considered for publication. These may include comments or criticisms of articles published in the journal, comments on current psychiatric topics of importance, preliminary research reports (along with a short abstract).
Manuscripts should be typewritten, double-spaced on one side of the paper with a margin of at least 3.5 cm. Type your article’s title using Times New Roman font, size 12 pt. On the right upper corner of the first page a characterization on the article should appear (e.g., Brief Communication, Research Article). All pages must be numbered, starting with the title page.
Title page: It indicates the title (which should not exceed 20 words), the names and surnames of the authors, the Institute, Hospital, University, etc. where the work was conducted and the address, telephone number and e-mail of the author who will be responsible for the correspondence. In the same page appreciation for those who have contributed to the presented work can also be included.
Abstract: The second page must include an informative abstract (150 words) as well as 3-5 key words.
Greek abstract: extensive abstract in Greek, 350-500 words
Main part: Must be divided in sections: Introduction, Material and method, Results, Discussion. Results appearing in the tables should not be reported again in detail in the text. References: They must be identified in the text by arabic numbers (in brackets) and must be numbered in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (Vancouver system). The list of references should include only those publications which are cited in the text.
Tables & Figures: They must appear in a separate page, double-spaced. They must be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned on the text, with arabic numbers (Table 1). A descriptive concise title should be included. Tables and Pictures must not exceed 2 in total.
Symbols and abbreviations: Spell out all abbreviations (other than those for units of measure) the first time they are used.