Psychotherapy magazine FSS MUNI

Practice - Inspiration - Confrontation

Instructions for contributors

Length of contributions

For sections Theory, Practice and Research in psychotherapy we accept contributions with maximum length of 18 standard pages (32400 characters including spaces), it is of course possible to send shorter contributions. The maximum length includes abstracts in two languages and bibliography. 

For sections Discussion and Conferences we accept contributions with maximum length of 8 standard pages (14400 characters including spaces) and shorter contributions.

Reviews of books are accepted to maximum length of 5 standard pages or shorter.

The contributions should be sent including

  1. Title in Czech (or Slovak) and title in English
  2. Key words in Czech (3-5) and key words in English
  3. Abstract (summary of the contents 10-15 lines long) in Czech and English
  4. Add author note (current workplace, e-mails) to their names
  5. List of bibliography
  6. Include the most important professional information on the author – up to 10 lines long

The department and contact, which will be published, must be included to the name of the author. All the contributions except for short news and reviews are reviewed.

The review process is mutually anonymous; the contributions are reviewed by two reviewers. The editorial office has the right to refuse a contribution before review process for not abiding to instructions for authors.

Instructions for formal aspects of the contributions

The editorial office accepts original contributions in Czech, Slovak or English which correspond with the professional profile of the journal. The contributions are accepted in electronic form in the WORD format, in all cases whether they are sent as an attachment to the email address of the editorial office psychoterapie [at] or delivered by mail to the address of the journal on an electronic medium. A page usually consists of 30 lines (line spacing 2) per 60 keystrokes and font size 12.

Important: Use the „enter “key to separate paragraphs only. Pages must be numbered. To emphasize chapter division, two degrees of structuring can be used (for example 1. Therapeutic approach, 1.1. Previous research). All figures, tables and graphs and other supplements must be sent separately - do not format them into the text. Just indicate their placement in the text.

Instructions for references

In order to unify the bibliography (and references in the text) we ask for complying with the following pattern. The list of bibliography is arranged alphabetically by author’s last name. References to literature in the text are stated by author’s last name and year of publication of the work, if using more works by a single author written in one year, distinguish them by lower case letters: (2007a, 2007b). In case of two authors, state both authors. If the work has three or more authors, only one name can be stated and then the abbreviation „et al. “can be used. In the list of bibliography, full form of citations is used which includes full title of the book, subtitle of the book, place of issue, publisher. When referring to journals, volume and page number in the journal must be stated (see below). Sources from the Internet can be referred to - always by stating the internet address and date of download (search) of the text.

Examples of references in the text

Reference to work by a single author
Rogers (1998) claims that… or: it is claimed by existential psychotherapists (Yalom, 2006) OR (compare to Yalom, 2006) OR (see Yalom, 2006).

Reference to work by multiple authors
two authors: Fonagy and Target (2005) deal with...
three and more authors: Vodáčková et al. (2002) refer to… OR Lambert et al. (2001) state that…

Reference to several sources
Multiple authors agree on this fact (Polsterová 2005, Yalom 2006).

Direct reference to an author (when using direct reference, the page on which the extract is located in the original work must be stated):
Sometimes it is considered important to bring to mind that “the founders of gestalt therapy had personal experience…within acting and expressive movement” (Mackewn 2004, p.165 or Mackewn, 2004:165- choose one reference style in the whole article). All references must be stated in the final Bibliography section. Do not state books or articles, which were not mentioned in the article.

Reference examples in chapter LITERATURE

Book [state also the subhead]
Fonagy, P., Target, M. (2005). Psychoanalytické teorie: perspektivy z pohledu vývojové psychopatologie. Praha: Portál.

An article in journal [state both years in brackets „(1936/2002)“ only if it is important to emphasize the year of first publication]
Libiger, J. (2003). Placebo: klamání nemocného nebo nástroj poznání? Psychiatrie 7(4), 290–300.
Rosenzweig, S. (1936/2002). Some Implicit Common Factors in Diverse Methods of Psychotherapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration 12(1), 5–9.
Seligman, M. (1995). The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy. The Consumer Reports Study. American Psychologist 50(12), 965–974.

Book chapter or an article in conference proceedings
Polsterová, M. (2005). Gestalt terapie: vývoj a využití. In J. Zeig, (Ed.), Umění psychoterapie (s. 516–533). Praha: Portál.