Manuscript Submissions

The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis publishes research and clinical papers dealing with hypnosis in psychology, psychiatry, the medical and dental specialties, and allied areas of science. There are four types of Journal contributions you might make. The editors encourage submission of articles devoted to clinical counseling issues and specific techniques applicable to the treatment of both psychological and medical disorders.

Basic Research and Theory Articles

Research papers should conform to the usual conventions and structure. Integrative theory papers, carefully grounded in empirical work, are encouraged.

Clinical Research and Theory Articles

The Journal particularly 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 perfectly 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 only original research and clinical papers dealing with hypnosis and psychology, psychiatry, the medical and mental specialties, and allied areas of science. Submissions include clinical and experimental studies, discussions of theory, 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 through inquiry.

Information for Authors

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts via email. 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 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 (See Christensen, 2005, Vol. 53, #3, 281-289). 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 the publisher. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher.

All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 120 words. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text in the abstract


Cite in the text by author and date (Smith, 1983). Prepare reference list in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 5th ed. Examples:

  • Journal: Orne, M. T. (1951). The mechanisms of hypnotic age regression: An experimental study. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 46, 213-225.
  • Book: Barabasz, A., Watkins J. G. (2005). Hypnotherapeutic Techniques, 2E. Brunner-Routledge, Taylor and Francis, New York.
  • 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: Plenum Press.


Illustrations submitted (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. The charge for the first page with color is $900.00. The next three pages with color are $450.00 each. A custom quote will be provided for color art totaling more than 4 journal pages. Good-quality color prints should be provided in their final size. The publisher has the right to refuse publication of color prints deemed unacceptable.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures (illustrations) 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.


Page proofs are sent to the designated author using Taylor & Francis’ EProof system. They must be carefully checked and returned within 48 hours of receipt.


The corresponding author of each article will receive 25 complementary offprints 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.