Guide for Authors
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice is a quarterly international journal with the primary mission of clinical dissemination: to bridge the gap between published clinical research and the actual clinical practice of cognitive and behavioral therapies. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice publishes clinically rich accounts of innovative assessment and therapeutic procedures that are clearly grounded in evidence-based practice. The primary focus is on application and implementation of procedures. Accordingly, topics are selected to address current challenges facing practitioners, both in terms of technique, process, and the content of treatment. To meet this goal, articles may include rich descriptions of clinical interventions, examples of client-therapist dialog, embedded video clips readers can view on line, and/or significant case descriptions. This journal is for the practicing mental health clinician, instructors, and researchers with an interest in the clinical dissemination of their findings. Continuing education examinations are included in each issue.
- Teaching Clinical Strategies: These papers focus on educating the readership about how to conduct assessments and/or treatments with particular populations within an empirically supported framework. They must include case illustrations and preferably will include transcript material or video demonstrations.
- Teaching about other aspects of Clinical Practice: These papers might deal with supervision, legal and ethical issues, managed care issues, or giving legal testimony, for instance. There is no limit on the topics as long as they are relevant to clinical practice.
- Research Reports: These are papers that present clinically relevant research results. They may present new data on assessment, treatment or psychopathology. If they are short articles, the authors need only to point out briefly the clinical utility of the findings. Longer papers must include detailed case illustrations and, hopefully, transcript material to make the research findings clinically realistic and immediate.
- Treatment Development Reports: These papers might describe the theoretical foundation and iterative process used to develop a novel intervention or describe how an established treatment is adapted to a novel population or clinical setting. These papers might highlight issues of acceptability, feasibility, and initial outcomes, but competitive papers will highlight detailed description of the structure, strategies, and techniques the treatment employs. Case examples and/or video clips of interventions are encouraged that highlight how the treatment is implemented and how barriers/challenges are addressed.
- Special Series: These are collections of papers focusing on a special clinical topic. There is a Series Editor who develops the theme and then invites other clinicians and scientists to write topical papers that fit into the theme.
- Case Conferences: Like special series, case conferences are a collection of papers that focus upon a theme; in this instance, it is how to assess and treat a particular patient. The Case Conference Organizer writes up a detailed description of a case and selects four to eight Case Conference Respondents. The Case Conference Respondents write 6- to 20-page papers describing how they would assess and treat the patient. Also, the Respondents attend to special issues involved with treatment. Typically, the Organizer writes up a summary of the similarities and differences among the approaches taken by the Respondents.
- Expert Clinical Commentaries: These are brief articles (solicited and unsolicited) in which experts in the field comment on the most up-to-date clinical topics, controversies, or discoveries within their expertise, and/or comment on an agenda for clinical research. These are roughly 3,000 words in length and are structured as a launching point for clinical practice and/or future clinical research.
- Clinical Reviews. These are regular length review articles that focus specifically on clinical strategy and existing evidence base for that strategy.
Contact detailsEthics in publishing
Questions about the appropriateness of a manuscript for Cognitive and Behavioral Practice should be directed (prior to submission) to the Editorial Office, at email@example.com (Bonnie Brown, Editorial Assistant, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, Center for Anxiety, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215).
For information on Ethics in publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication see http://www.elsevier.com/publishingethics and http://www.elsevier.com/journal-authors/ethics.
Policy and ethicsThe Council of Science Editors (CSE) has produced "Editorial Policy Statements" that cover the responsibilities and rights of editors of peer-reviewed journals. Publishers who would like to incorporate these Statements into their review and publication process are encouraged to link to http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/services/draft_approved.cfm
All manuscripts should be prepared in conformity with the format described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (2009), and it is the responsibility of the author that manuscripts adhere to the format and other requirements of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. Manuscript submission requirements for Cognitive and Behavioral Practice are in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Medical Journals (http://www.icmje.org) which describe ethical principles in the conduct and reporting of research and provide recommendations relating to editing and writing. However, in the few cases when elements of format and style differ between the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Medical Journals, manuscripts should follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. For example, reference style and format as well as formatting of tables and legends should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association as opposed to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Medical Journals.
Conflict of interestDisclosure Statement for Authors
A conflict of interest may exist when an author or the author's institution has a financial or other relationship with other people or organizations that may inappropriately influence the author's work. A conflict can be actual or potential and full disclosure to the Journal is the safest course. All submissions to the Journal must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest. The Journal will publish such disclosures. A decision may be made by the Journal not to publish on the basis of the declared conflict if the conflict is clearly seen as influencing the choice of subjects, methodology, and/or outcomes.
At the end of the text, under a subheading "Disclosure Statement", all authors must disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three (3) years of beginning the work submitted that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest possible stage. Unless the authors include a statement disclosing conflicts of interest the corresponding author will sign a statement to the effect that there is no real or potential conflict of interest.
The Role of your Funding SourceAuthorship
If funding has been provided, all sources of funding must be declared. Authors must describe the role of the study sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication. Authors must report any royalties that may be affected directly or indirectly from material contained in the paper. Submission declaration
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint, see http://www.elsevier.com/postingpolicy), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. Changes to authorshipClinical trial results
This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts:
Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) Journal Managers will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and (2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed.
After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.
Randomized Clinical Trials: Use of CONSORT Reporting Standards
Title of ManuscriptThe title of a manuscript should be accurate, fully explanatory, and preferably no longer than 12 words. The title should reflect the content and population(s) studied. If the paper reports a randomized clinical trial (RCT), this should be indicated in the title, and the CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) criteria must be used for reporting purposes.
ABCT Journals require the registration of all clinical trials in a public trials registry. These registries set standards for the uniform reporting of the minimum registration data set as determined by the World Health Organization and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.clinicaltrials.gov, http://www.anzctr.org.au, http://www.umin.ac.jp/ctr, http://www.isrctn.com, http://www.trialregister.nl/trialreg/index.asp/). Clinical trials are defined as any study that prospectively assigns human subjects to intervention or comparison groups to evaluate the cause-and-effect relationship between an intervention and an outcome.Manuscripts that report randomized clinical trials are required to include a flow diagram of the progress through the phases of the trial and a checklist that identifies where in the manuscript the various criteria are addressed (see http://www.consort-statement.org for a full description of reporting procedures). The checklist should be placed in an Appendix of the manuscript for review purposes. When a study is not fully consistent with the CONSORT statement, the limitation should be acknowledged and discussed in the text of the manuscript. ABCT journals do not view single case studies as being included among randomized clinical trials and are, therefore, exempt for these standards.
For follow-up studies of previously published clinical trials, authors should submit a flow diagram of the progress through the phases of the trial and follow-up. The CONSORT checklist should be completed to the extent possible, especially for the Results and Discussion sections of the manuscript.ABCT Journals require the use of the CONSORT reporting standards (e.g., a checklist and flow diagram) for randomized clinical trials, consistent with the policy established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' Uniform Requirements for Medical Journals. Copyright
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to transfer copyright to ABCT. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. A letter will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript. A form facilitating transfer of copyright will be provided. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the sources(s) in the article. Elsevier has forms for use by authors in these cases available at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/permissions, phone: (+44) 1865 843830, fax: (+44) 1865 853333, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Role of the funding sourceFunding body agreements and policies
You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.
Elsevier has established agreements and developed policies to allow authors whose articles appear in journals published by Elsevier, to comply with potential manuscript archiving requirements as specified as conditions of their grant awards. To learn more about existing agreements and policies please visit http://www.elsevier.com/fundingbodies.
Language (usage and editing services)Submission
Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use the English Language Editing service available from Elsevier's WebShop (http://webshop.elsevier.com/languageediting/) or visit our customer support site (http://support.elsevier.com) for more information.
Submission to this journal proceeds totally online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. The system automatically converts source files to a single PDF file of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to PDF files at submission for the review process, these source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail removing the need for a paper trail.
Submit your articleAdditional information
Please submit your article via http://ees.elsevier.com/candbp/
Data Access and Retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Hazards and Human or Animal SubjectsUse of word processing software
If the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them and whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed. Participants who are the subject of case descriptions will read the article and agree to its use in print, on the internet, etc. Authors must include a statement in the article saying they obtained informed consent and that they disclosed any conflicts of interests with study participants.
It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. In particular, do not use the word processor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts (see also the Guide to Publishing with Elsevier: http://www.elsevier.com/guidepublication). Note that source files of figures, tables and text graphics will be required whether or not you embed your figures in the text. See also the section on Electronic artwork.
To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor. Subdivision - unnumbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined sections. Each subsection is given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Subsections should be used as much as possible when cross-referencing text: refer to the subsection by heading as opposed to simply 'the text'.
If you are submitting original research, the structure of your paper should typically reflect the stages of the research process:Introduction
However, as contributions to this journal take various forms (including empirical research, review articles, methodological papers, and case studies), authors are urged to organize their manuscripts in ways that make sense to their particular article type.A detailed description of all possible sections is shown below. Methods
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Discussion
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. Glossary
Please supply, as a separate list, the definitions of field-specific terms used in your article.
AppendicesEssential title page information
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
• Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
• Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
• Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
• Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.
The journal uses a masked reviewing system for all submissions. The first page of the manuscript should omit the authors' names and affiliations but should include the title of the manuscript and the date it is submitted. Footnotes containing information pertaining to the authors' identity or affiliations should not be included in the manuscript, but may be provided after a manuscript is accepted. Every effort should be made to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to the authors' identity. Authors should be careful to keep a copy of the manuscript to guard against loss.
Cover Letter (including Authors' Names and Contact Information)Only original papers will be considered. Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been and will not be published - nor is presently submitted - elsewhere, and that all persons listed as authors have given their approval for the submission of the paper; further, that any person cited as a source of personal communications has approved such citation. Written authorization may be required, at the Editors' discretion. Articles and any other material published in Cognitive and Behavioral Practice represent the opinions of the author(s) and should be construed as reflecting the opinions of the Editors, the Association, or the Publisher.
The cover letter accompanying the manuscript submission must include all authors' names and affiliations to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the review process. Addresses and phone numbers, as well as email addresses and fax numbers, should be provided for all authors for possible use by the editorial office and later by the production department.
A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
A Graphical abstract is optional and should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership online. Authors must provide images that clearly represent the work described in the article. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system. Image size: Please provide an image with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm using a regular screen resolution of 96 dpi. Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files. See http://www.elsevier.com/graphicalabstracts for examples.
Authors can make use of Elsevier's Illustration and Enhancement service to ensure the best presentation of their images also in accordance with all technical requirements: Illustration Service.
Highlights are mandatory for this journal. They consist of a short collection of bullet points that convey the core findings of the article and should be submitted in a separate file in the online submission system. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name and include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 85 characters, including spaces, per bullet point). See http://www.elsevier.com/highlights for examples.
Immediately after the abstract, provide 3-5 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example "and", "of"). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. Abbreviations
Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.
For reasons of assisting with double-blind review, collate acknowledgements in a separate section on the title page beneath the author information. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).
Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.
Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).
Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many wordprocessors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.
Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter. Electronic artwork
• Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
• Embed the used fonts if the application provides that option.
• Aim to use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Symbol, or use fonts that look similar.
• Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
• Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
• Provide captions to illustrations separately.
• Size the illustrations close to the desired dimensions of the printed version.
• Submit each illustration as a separate file.
A detailed guide on electronic artwork is available on our website:
You are urged to visit this site; some excerpts from the detailed information are given here.
If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply 'as is' in the native document format.
Regardless of the application used other than Microsoft Office, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'Save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):
EPS (or PDF): Vector drawings, embed all used fonts.
TIFF (or JPEG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones), keep to a minimum of 300 dpi.
TIFF (or JPEG): Bitmapped (pure black & white pixels) line drawings, keep to a minimum of 1000 dpi.
TIFF (or JPEG): Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale), keep to a minimum of 500 dpi.
Please do not:
• Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors;
• Supply files that are too low in resolution;
• Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.
Color artworkFigure captions
Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF (or JPEG), EPS (or PDF), or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures then Elsevier will ensure, at no additional charge, that these figures will appear in color on the Web (e.g., ScienceDirect and other sites) regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Elsevier after receipt of your accepted article. Please indicate your preference for color: in print or on the Web only. For further information on the preparation of electronic artwork, please see http://www.elsevier.com/artworkinstructions.
Please note: Because of technical complications which can arise by converting color figures to 'gray scale' (for the printed version should you not opt for color in print) please submit in addition usable black and white versions of all the color illustrations.
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.
Text graphics may be embedded in the text at the appropriate position. If you are working with LaTeX and have such features embedded in the text, these can be left. See further under Electronic artwork.
Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
Web referencesReferences in a special issue
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.
Please ensure that the words 'this issue' are added to any references in the list (and any citations in the text) to other articles in the same Special Issue.
Reference management softwareReference style
This journal has standard templates available in key reference management packages EndNote (http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp) and Reference Manager (http://refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp). Using plug-ins to wordprocessing packages, authors only need to select the appropriate journal template when preparing their article and the list of references and citations to these will be formatted according to the journal style which is described below.
Text: Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. You are referred to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition, ISBN 978-1-4338-0561-5, copies of which may be ordered from http://books.apa.org/books.cfm?id=4200067 or APA Order Dept., P.O.B. 2710, Hyattsville, MD 20784, USA or APA, 3 Henrietta Street, London, WC3E 8LU, UK.
List: references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.
Reference to a journal publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59.
Reference to a book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style. (4th ed.). New York: Longman, (Chapter 4).
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
Video dataSupplementary data
Elsevier accepts video material and animation sequences to support and enhance your scientific research. Authors who have video or animation files that they wish to submit with their article are strongly encouraged to include these within the body of the article. This can be done in the same way as a figure or table by referring to the video or animation content and noting in the body text where it should be placed. All submitted files should be properly labeled so that they directly relate to the video file's content. In order to ensure that your video or animation material is directly usable, please provide the files in one of our recommended file formats with a maximum size of 150 MB and running time of 7 minutes. The maximum allowable unload size for all submission files (cover letter, manuscript file, video files, etc.) is 2000 MB. Video and animation files supplied will be published online in the electronic version of your article in Elsevier Web products, including ScienceDirect: http://www.sciencedirect.com. Please supply 'stills' with your files: you can choose any frame from the video or animation or make a separate image. These will be used instead of standard icons and will personalize the link to your video data. For more detailed instructions please visit our video instruction pages at http://www.elsevier.com/artworkinstructions Note: since video and animation cannot be embedded in the print version of the journal, please provide text for both the electronic and the print version for the portions of the article that refer to this content. Files can be stored on diskette, ZIP-disk or CD (either MS-DOS or Macintosh). Please view our Rough Guide to Video in Articles for Cognitive and Behavioral Practice for additional details. AudioSlides
The journal encourages authors to create an AudioSlides presentation with their published article. AudioSlides are brief, webinar-style presentations that are shown next to the online article on ScienceDirect. This gives authors the opportunity to summarize their research in their own words and to help readers understand what the paper is about. More information and examples are available at http://www.elsevier.com/audioslides. Authors of this journal will automatically receive an invitation e-mail to create an AudioSlides presentation after acceptance of their paper.
Elsevier accepts electronic supplementary material to support and enhance your scientific research. Supplementary files offer the author additional possibilities to publish supporting applications, high-resolution images, background datasets, sound clips and more. Supplementary files supplied will be published online alongside the electronic version of your article in Elsevier Web products, including ScienceDirect: http://www.sciencedirect.com. In order to ensure that your submitted material is directly usable, please provide the data in one of our recommended file formats. Authors should submit the material in electronic format together with the article and supply a concise and descriptive caption for each file. For more detailed instructions please visit our artwork instruction pages at http://www.elsevier.com/artworkinstructions.
Submission checklistAdditional information
The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.
Ensure that the following items are present:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
• Phone numbers
All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:
• All figure captions
• All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
• Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
• References are in the correct format for this journal
• All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)
• Color figures are clearly marked as being intended for color reproduction on the Web (free of charge) and in print, or to be reproduced in color on the Web (free of charge) and in black-and-white in print
• If only color on the Web is required, black-and-white versions of the figures are also supplied for printing purposes
For any further information please visit our customer support site at http://support.elsevier.com.
Continuing Education Questions
Upon acceptance of an article, authors may be required to provide 10 multiple choice questions to be used for CE quizzes corresponding to their article. For more information about these quizzes please click here
Rough Guide to Video in Articles for Cognitive and Behavior PracticeGetting started
Clearly the first thing required to create a video to supplement and expand your article is a video camera. This will need to be a digital video camera. Much of what we see on streaming videos, or video supplements, in articles and on YouTube is filmed on relatively inexpensive cameras, or even on webcams that are built in, or come with, a laptop, Mac, or PC.Here is an example of a relatively inexpensive and versatile video camera:
Here is an example tutorial available on the Mac websitehttp://www.apple.com/findouthow/movies/
Remember - for a simple explanation or exposition video, editing may even not be required as it could be done in one take.Video file size and length
Videos should not exceed 150 MB in size or 7 minutes in length. Large videos may be reduced in file size after filming using compression software.Examples of existing videos
"Call for Videos" Editorial by Maureen Whittal, Editor in Chiefhttp://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/S05.cws_home/cbp_news
Cognitive Treatment of Obsessions: Enhancing DisseminationWith Video Components by Maureen L. Whittal, Melisa Robichaud and Sheila R. Woody
doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2009.07.001The Coping Cat Program for Anxious Youth: The FEAR Plan Comes to Life by Jennifer L. Podell, Matthew Mychailyszyn, Julie Edmunds, Connor M. Puleo, and Philip C. Kendall
doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2009.11.001After you have filmed (and possibly edited) your computer/software will save the file that it is set up for. The file that you save should have these minimum specifications below. Although they look complicated, the specifications that accompany the camera or the software should have this information for you to check. Most cameras (e.g. the Flip Mino above - go here http://www.theflip.com/store/Mino.aspx and click on "specifications") easily meet these specifications.
Frame rate: 15 frames per second minimum NTSC (4:3) size and frame rate, deinterlacedVideo Codec: MPEG2 or MPEG4 (MPEG4 preferred)
Video Bitrate: at least 260kbps (750kbps preferred)Audio Codec: MP3 vbr
Audio Bitrate: at least 70kbps (128 kbps preferred)When filming on a webcam, you will likely see options for settings such as these above. Set them as indicated, and where it is a scale setting (e.g. frames per second or bitrate) set these at the highest quality.
Format Extension DetailsMPEG.mpg.mp4 - Preferred movie format
MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 format requiredSet on highest possible quality
QuickTime.mov - Acceptable movie format
Set on highest possible quality
.AVI's are generally much larger (they are an older format) and sometimes require compression or reformatting to work. .MOV's and .MP4's seem to be the best regarding file size and ease of use, and generally you need QuickTime (a free download from Apple) or iTunes to view them.Supplying material in one of the formats outlined above will ensure that the majority of potential users have the best chance of being able to access, view or play the data, both now and in the future.
Submitting the videoPlease submit:
•EES Manuscript Number (e.g., CANDBP-D-00-00000)•Video File ("Zipped" and protected using a "Protect Archive" feature)
•Video Number (e.g., 1 of 4)•Video Thumbnail for online version (optional)
•Higher-quality image file to act as thumbnail for print version (optional)A captured frame from the video will stand as the "Icon" of the video when it is not playing. Instructions on how to capture a frame will be in your editing software.
If you do not submit one, the middle frame may very well be used as the default image. You may also submit a higher-quality "Icon" file for the print version if you wish.Submit your videos online. The maximum allowable unload size for all submission files (cover letter, manuscript file, video files, etc.) is 2000 MB. Larger video files can be emailed separately as attachments or in a Zip file to email@example.com. If the videos are too large for emailing, then an FTP server or free online transfer service can be utilized. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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