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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal, including that references adhere to APA guidelines and DOI is included where relevant.
  • Please also see the Torture Journal Author formal style checklist and ensure the article complies with these formal requirements. You may want to go through this systematically once the article has been through the peer-review process. Please stipulate this when you submit the article. 
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • For observational research designs, the Torture Journal encourages readers to align their designs to STROBE guidelines. Please familiarise yourselves with the checklists in the link provided before submitting the paper: https://www.strobe-statement.org/index.php?id=available-checklists

Author Guidelines

Checks for submission
Please ensure you have read the full Author Guidelines. Please also see the Torture Journal checklist and ensure the article complies with these formal requirements. Regarding the latter, you may want to go through this systematically once the article has been through the peer-review process. Please stipulate this when you submit the article. 
 
For observational research designs, the Torture Journal encourages readers to align their designs to STROBE guidelines. Please familiarise yourselves with the checklists in the link provided before submitting the paper. 
 
Please also see the guidelines for submitting your article on our online submission platform here

Further information:

Selection of manuscripts will, amongst other things, be on the basis of the subject being worthy of investigation, as well as on the suitability and soundness of the research methodology and the soundness of the conclusions. Additionally, priority will be given to articles that provide original knowledge and information, particularly those with comparative and interesting or new perspectives.  Articles categorised as clinical trials, research methodology papers, data based population examinations, critical or explaining case descriptions may in some incidences be preferred.

The Torture Journal welcomes all submissions, and has a wish to promote submissions particularly from low and middle income countries. Where possible and if necessary, we will assist those working for the rehabilitation of torture survivors and the prevention of torture to make their submissions more publishable, especially those from non-English native speaking countries. (Please note, however, that publication of scientific articles cannot be guaranteed due to the integrity of the double-blind peer review system).
 
The Torture Journal will endeavour to provide succinct, relevant and timely feedback to authors on a manuscript, even when it is rejected.  The editors reserve the right to reject a manuscript at any time up to publication.

 

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