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General Policies
Sleep and Hypnosis will consider for publication papers in the following categories:
  • Original articles
  • Case reports
  • Reviews
  • Letters to the Editor
Editorials, book reviews, news and notes, announcement of meetings and awards, and bibliography of recent literature in sleep, dream, and hypnosis research may be published.
The submission of a paper to Sleep and Hypnosis is understood to imply that:
  • Data contained therein has not previously been published (except in abstract form) and is not being considered for publication elsewhere,
  • The article is written in English
Papers will be evaluated for their importance to the field, scientific rigor, novelty, suitability for the journal, and clarity of writing.

Submission of Manuscripts
All manuscripts may be sent to the Editor electronically or by mail:
Mehmet Yucel Agargun, M.D.
Editor-in-Chief
Yüzüncü Yil University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry Van 65200 Turkey
e-mail: myagargun@kure.com.tr

Manuscripts should also sent to one of the associate editors:
for dream and dreaming;
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.
226 Amherst Avenue Kensington CA 94708 USA
e-mail: kellybulkeley@earthlink.net

for sleep and sleep disorders;
Joel Hasan, M.D.
Consultant in Charge Department of Clinical Neurophysiology Tampere University Hospital P.O. Box 2000 FIN-33521 Tampere Finland
e-mail: joel.hasan@pshp.fi

for hypnosis and hypnotherapy;
Steven Jay Lynn, Ph.D.
Psychology Department State University of New York at Binghamton, NY 13902, USA
e-mail: slynn@binghamton.edu.

Book reviews should be sent to;
Patrick McNamara, Ph.D.
Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine and VA New England Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 USA
e-mail: mcnamar@bu.edu

Authors are advised to keep one copy of the complete manuscript on file, since no manuscripts or photographs will be returned.
The Journal is not responsible for manuscripts lost or damaged.
Papers should be accompanied by a cover letter indicating that it has not been published previously, are not being considered for publication elsewhere, and have been approved by each author. If any data are derived from subjects or animals of a previous report, this must be stated explicitly in a cover letter and in the manuscript.

Manuscript Submission Forms
The following forms should be signed and enclosed in the envelope with the manuscript by each author:

  • Manuscript Submission Checklist & Copyright Release
  • Financial Disclosure Form
These forms can be downloaded in PDF format from above or can be obtained by postal system from Küre Iletisim Grubu A.S. ("Küre").

Presentation of Manuscripts
Title Page
Title page should include full names of authors, academic or professional affiliations, complete address and e-mail address with phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author. Grant support should be acknowledged in a separate paragraph and should include the full name of the granting agency and grant number.

Abstract
An abstract is to be provided, preferably no longer than 250 words. All manuscripts should include structured abstracts with the following information, under the headings indicated: Objective- the primary purpose of the article; Method- data sources, subjects, design, measurements, data analysis; Results- key findings; and Conclusions- implications, future directions. Case reports should include unstructured abstracts.

Key Words
Up to eight key words should be included for indexing in all manuscripts, and acknowledgments for personal and technical assistance should be indicated on the title page.

Organization of The Manuscript
All part of the manuscript or letter to the Editor, including case reports, quotations, references, and tables must be typed double-spaced with wide margins throughout on one side. Original articles, have no specific word limitation, but keep in mind that a short paper is more likely to be read. The text should be ordered under the following principle headings (subheadings are acceptable), with each heading and subheading clearly defined:
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Method
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Legends
Case reports must be strictly limited to 1000 words, carry no abstract, and have minimal figures, tables, and references.

Reviews, have no specific word limitation. Letters to the Editor (maximum of 600 words, including references; no tables or figures) will be considered if they include the notation "for publication." A letter must be signed by all of its authors. Letters critical of an article published in the journal must be received within 12 weeks.

References should be numbered and listed by their order of appearance in the text; the appropriate reference number in parentheses follows the text citation. Provide all authors' names when fewer than seven; when seven or more, list the first three and add et al. Provide article titles and inclusive pages.

Accuracy of reference data is the responsibility of the author. Authors' names and initials, full title of cited article, title of the journal in which the article appeared (abbreviated), year of publication, volume of the journal and finally the pagination, first and last pages should be included. Please carefully follow these examples, paying attention to spacing, punctuation and text format:

Journal:
Agargün MY, Kara H, Solmaz M. Sleep disturbances and suicidal behavior in patients with major depression. J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58:249-251.
Book:
Hilgard ER, Hilgard JR. Hypnosis in the Relief of Pain, Revised Ed, New York: Brunner/Mazel Publishers, 1994.
Edited book:
Kupfer DJ, Reynolds CF. Sleep and affective disorders. In: Paykel ES, ed. Handbook of Affective Disorders, 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1992;311-323.
Tables should bear Arabic numerals and be typed on separate sheets of paper. Each table requires a title and should be numbered in the order of their mention in text.
Figures should be submitted as clear, glossy prints, and professionally drawn and numbered with Arabic numerals in order of their mention in text. Uncounted photographs on glossy paper should be provided.
Type reference lists, tables, and figure legends on separate sheets.

Proofs and Reprints
After acceptance, manuscripts are forwarded to the publisher, and questions regarding publication, reprints, proofs, etc. should be addressed to them. The corresponding author receives proofs approximately 6 weeks prior to the publication, which must be corrected and returned to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt. Late return of proofs may cause delay in publication. Text, tables, legends, and references must be checked carefully.
Reprints may be ordered prior to publication at the prices quoted, using the reprint order form that accompanies proofs. This form can also be downloaded in PDF format from www.sleepandhypnosis.org/reprintorder.asp.

Copyright
The journal requires approval of manuscript submission by all authors in addition to transfer of copyright to the Küre so that the author(s) and the publisher are protected from misuse of copyrighted material. A covering letter signed by all authors constitutes submission approval. Manuscripts will not receive a final decision until a completed copyright transfer form has been received. As soon as the article is published, the author is to have considered transferred his right to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information under Turkish Copyright Law.

All concepts, ideas, comments, manuscripts, illustrations, and all other materials disclosed or offered to Küre on or in connection with this Journal are submitted without any restrictions or expectation of confidentiality. Küre shall have no financial or other obligations to you when you submit such information, nor shall you assert any proprietary or moral right of any kind with respect to such submissions. Küre shall have the right to use, publish, reproduce, transmit, download, upload, post, display or otherwise distribute your submissions in any manner without notice or compensation to you.



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