Manuscript Submissions

IJCEH now accepts submissions via our ScholarOne submission website.
ScholarOne allows for rapid submission of manuscripts and facilitates communication between authors, editors, and reviewers.

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The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis publishes research and clinical papers dealing with hypnosis in psychology, psychiatry, medical, and dental specialties, and allied areas of science.

Basic Research and Theory Articles

Research papers should conform to standard conventions and structure. Studies must be rigorous in methods and analyses. Integrative theory papers, carefully grounded in empirical work, are encouraged.

Clinical Research and Theory Articles

The Journal encourages authors to submit case-based empirical studies on the practice of hypnosis. These articles should include some form of systematic observation, but need not involve large group methodologies. Intensive time-series studies of one, or only a few patients is acceptable. Clinical theory papers, especially those which integrate research and practice, are also encouraged.

Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis publishes original research and clinical papers dealing with hypnosis and psychology, psychiatry, within medical and mental specialties, and allied areas of science. Submissions include clinical and experimental studies, discussions of theory, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, significant historical and cultural material. Unsolicited commentaries on articles appearing in the journal are not accepted. It is the purpose of this journal to present in an integrated manner the best research in scientific hypnosis and to encourage support continued inquiry.

Information for Authors

Authors can submit manuscripts via email to [email protected] Beginning in 2019, submission will be online via ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Manuscripts should conform to the current Style Manual of the American Psychological Association ( The only exception to APA style is the use of “Subjects” rather than “Participants” as required by APA. The email should contain an attachment with the manuscript prepared using MS Word.

For purposes of standardization and translatability, the word ‘hypnotizability’ is the preferred (but not strictly required) term to be used as the descriptor of the capacity to experience hypnosis (hypnotic responsiveness). Other terms, such as susceptibility, suggestibility, tranceability, etc. should be avoided if possible. The preference for ‘hypnotizability is based on international (Munson, Trenkle, & Gallawa, 2015, IJCEH, Vol. 63, 284-293) and United States (Christensen, 2005, Vol. 53, 281-289) surveys. Studies of the effects of suggestion or suggestibility are also encouraged.

Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to IJCEH. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of IJCEH.

All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with margins one inch on all sides. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title which is referred to as the running head on the title page not exceeding 50 character spaces. Each article should be summarized in a single paragraph abstract of not more than 140 words. Abbreviations, diagrams, and references to the text must be avoided in the abstract.


Cite in the text by author and date (Smith, 1983). Prepare reference list in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 6th ed. (with hanging indent, not bullet points). Examples:

  • Journal: Orne, M. T. (1951). The mechanisms of hypnotic age regression: An experimental study. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 46(2), 213-225.
  • Book: Barabasz, A., Watkins J. G. (2005). Hypnotherapeutic techniques, 2E. New York, NY: Brunner-Routledge.
  • Contribution to a Book: Norman, D. A., & Shallice, T. (1986). Attention to action: Willed and automatic control of behavior. In R. J. Davidson, G. E. Schwartz, & D. Shapiro (Eds.), Conscious and self-regulation (Vol. 4). New York, NY: Plenum Press.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate sheets. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included.

Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet. All original figures should be clearly marked in pencil on the reverse side with the number, author’s name, and top edge indicated.

Figures (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:

  1. 300 dpi or higher
  2. Sized to fit on journal page
  3. TIFF format only
  4. Submitted as separate files, not embedded in text fill

Color illustrations will be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in their printing and publication. Good-quality color prints should be provided in their final size. The publisher has the right to refuse publication of color prints deemed unacceptable.


The corresponding author of each article will receive 50 complementary E-prints and one complete copy of the issue in which the article appears and up to two copies if there are multiple authors. Offprints of an individual article may be ordered from Taylor & Francis. Use the offprint order form included with page proofs. Up to 10 additional issue copies may also be ordered. If offprints are not ordered by the required date, reprint pricing goes into effect, and issue copies may not be ordered.