International Body Psychotherapy Journal
The Art and Science of Somatic Praxis
The USABP and EABP, sister body psychotherapy organizations in the US and Europe, are pleased to announce their new peer reviewed journal entitled, the International Body Psychotherapy Journal. The first issue is now available as a free pdf down load. From the second issue the online Journal will be available free to members of both associations.
The Journal’s mission will be to support, promote and stimulate the exchange of ideas, scholarship and research within the field of body psychotherapy as well as encourage an interdisciplinary exchange with related fields of clinical theory and practice through ongoing discussion. The joint publication evolved from the USABP Journal in response to tremendous growth in the field of body psychotherapy worldwide over the past ten years. As the field continues to expand, the Journal’s aim will be to broaden its readers’ horizons by inviting submissions of original theory, qualitative and quantitative research, experiential data, and case studies, as well as comparative and secondary analysis and literature reviews from clinicians and researchers practicing in all health care fields across the globe.
Jacqueline A. Carleton, PhD will be the first editor and will remain editor in chief for the first two to five years. She will be joined by a European co-editor beginning in 2013. Dr Carleton’s expertise has guided the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy Journal since its inception in 2001. The 10th anniversary edition will appear in 2011 and will transition into the IBPJ.
Submissions to the journal
Initial submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment in Microsoft Word. See author’s guidelines for submission details. Submission of an article to the IBPJ represents certification on the part of the author that it has not been published or submitted elsewhere.
The Journal is currently forming editorial, peer review, and advisory committees comprising representatives from all over the world contributing to this growing field. If you wish to be part of this initiative, we welcome your participation.
Robyn Burns, Nancy Eichhorn, Christine Hayes, Michel Heller, Elizabeth Marshall, Katy Swafford, Jill van der Aa.
International Advisory Board: Regina Axt, Jeff Barlow, Joachim Bauer, Marianne Bentzen, Malcolm Brown, Fabio Carbonari, Will Davis, George Downing, Lidy Evertsen, Ulfried Geuter, Stanley Keleman, Rubens Kignel, Alice Ladas, Peter Levine, Jerome Liss, Clorinda Lubrano, Gustl Marlock, Frank Röhricht, Maurizio Stupiggia, Joop Valstar, Halko Weiss, Courtenay Young.
Manuscript should be single-spaced in 10pt. type, with a one-inch (25 mm) margin on all four sides. Please include page numbers, otherwise the manuscript must be free of other formatting.
Title, full authorship, abstract of about 100 words and 3-5 key words will precede the text. Please include an endnote with author’s degrees, training, mailing address, e-mail address, fax, acknowledgment of research support, etc.
Authors are responsible for preparing clearly written manuscripts free of errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation. Please note, it is the author's responsibility to ensure that where clients' names are mentioned in their paper, these are disguised to make them anonymous, i.e., fictional and not identifiable. The editor recognizes that the majority of contributors will not be professional writers, and many are not functioning in a publish or perish mode. Furthermore, we are aware that the work of our profession is sometimes pragmatic, associative, intuitive and difficult to structure. However, a professional journal such as we envision accepts only pieces that are fully edited. Therefore, we may suggest that writers find someone to review and edit their work before it can be accepted. We will suggest names of possible editors if requested.
References: Please consult the references guide. References within the text should include author’s surname, publication date and page number.
Full attribution should be included in thebibliography at the end.
For books: Surname, first name, book title, place, publisher, date of publication.
For periodicals: Surname, first name, title of article in quotes, name of publication, year, volume, and page numbers.
Please consult the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for all reference questions.
The online Journal will be published in the English language. Abstracts of articles will be presented in other European languages.
If an article originally written in another language has been accepted for publication in English, the full article can also be published in the original language at the end of the English internet journal.
- We encourage authors to submit their articles to the IBPJ editorial committee in acceptable English. Articles are then evaluated by two to three reviewers.
- The editorial committee is seeking appropriate people who can read and evaluate papers in as many languages as possible as well as translate abstracts.
- Once an article in a language other than English has been evaluated and considered suitable for IBPJ publication, the author can present an abstract of the article translated into acceptable English to the IBPJ editorial committee.
- If the article is then deemed suitable for publication in the IBPJ, the author will be encouraged to have the entire article translated into acceptable English for further review by the editorial committee.
- For final publication, the article must be fully corrected in the English language.
- The editorial committee can assist in supplying translators and language collaborators. We are seeking translators to/from as many foreign languages as possible for the abstracts and invite volunteers.
- The costs for translation and correction are the responsibility of the author and must be paid before publication. Payment may also be in the form of joint authorship or a combination of the two which can be decided upon by author and collaborator together.
It is a condition of publication that authors license copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in the IBPJ. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the material elsewhere after publication, providing that prior permission is obtained from the IBPJ Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.
Submission of a manuscript to the Journal will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article have been given to the Publishers, including reprints, photographic reproductions of a similar nature and translations.
Contributions to the International Body Psychotherapy Journal must report original research and will be subjected to review by one or two referees.