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Author Guidelines

IJSFP do not accept new articles or manuscripts for publication. 


SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES IS CLOSED. Below you can see the instructions that were in effect 2013-2017:

  • Send article to Editor-in-Chief Caroline Klingenstierna at the Solutionwork Institute in Stockholm. .
  • You will receive a confirmation that the article was received within 24 hours.

How to Submit a Paper

  • Use the email address above to submit your articles for publication 
  • Include a name, postal address, telephone number, and email address for correspondence.
  • Articles should be attached as a Word document (.doc). If this is not possible, please attach the document in Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Research Articles should be approximately 4000-6000 words in IMRaD format (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion)
  • In general, review articles should be approximately 2500-6000 words
  • Comments and Case Reports should be approximately 1000-4000 words
  • Book and film reviews should be approximately 800-2000 words 


  • The title of the article should be approximately 5-15 words (this may be changed with the authors’ approval).  


  • The full names, qualifications, affiliations, details of position/place of work of all authors should be listed at the beginning of the article. 


Article Word Counts

  • Longer papers are likely to be returned to the authors for editing before being sent to the editorial team for review.


Figures and Tables

  • Figures/Tables are welcomed and should be cited within the text and listed at the end of the document, or sent as separate files. JPG or TIFF format is preferred. 



  • Use proprietary drug names only (no brand names)
  • Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum 


Description of clients should be fictional

  • All descriptions of clients or transcripts of conversations need to be fictional, and the identity of all clients must be thoroughly concealed. It is recommended that authors clearly state in the article that the description of the client is not authentic in order to protect the integrity of the client. There will be only one situation when an exception may be granted: If the author are also the identified client and the author have a need to describe the situation of his/her private competence in relation to a topic.


  • If written by multiple authors, identify a "Corresponding Author" who can submit the paper and liaise with the editor. As part of the article submission process, you will be asked to comment on the following and you will not be able to progress otherwise.

License to Publish

  • The Corresponding Author will have to confirm that he/she has the right to grant on behalf of all authors, and grants on behalf of all authors, an exclusive license on a worldwide basis to the IJSFP to publish their article in the journal. See more link.


  • You will have to confirm that the paper is your original work and that you have provided appropriate references and credit where it is due.


  • You will have to confirm that you have not submitted the article for publication elsewhere.

Ethics Issues

  • With studies that needed approval by an ethics committee, please confirm that it was obtained.

Declaration of Interests

  • A Declaration of Interest must be given and should list fees and grants from, employment by, consultancy for, shared ownership in, or any close relationship with an organization whose interests, financial or otherwise, may be affected by the publication of your paper. This pertains to all the authors.


  • You will have to confirm that you have read and agree with the disclaimer.

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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.

Copyright Notice

  • The copyright for articles in this journal are retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use with proper attribution in educational and other non-commercial settings.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.