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Now seeking submissions for Early Career Commentaries!
This is a new article type for trainees and early-stage investigators (within 10 years of terminal research degree or residency and have not had R01 or equivalent) to share their scientific ideas and perspectives. If discussing a current debate, we encourage authors to provide the historical context and suggest constructive approaches. Pre-submission inquiries are required.
Topics can include journal-club style commentaries, research perspectives and opinions, comments on current issues, dueling opinions, or another focus. Manuscripts should be less than 1,000 words and include 15 references or fewer. One figure or table is allowed, but not required. There is no abstract for this type of article. Please note that all proposed authors should meet the definition of a trainee or early-stage investigator (within 10 years of terminal research degree or residency and not having received an R01 award or equivalent).
Pre-submission inquiries must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries should include the following:
- Tentative title
- List of authors, their current rank/positions, and institutional affiliation
- A short summary of the topic to be covered
Inquiries that do not include the proposed authors’ position and trainee or early-stage investigator status, as well as other requested information, will not be reviewed. Priority will be given to inquiries that focus on novel and/or timely topics (scientific, social, policy, equity, and ethics) of broad interest and importance to the larger NPP and ACNP community. Preference may also be given to submissions that include multiple authors across diverse career stages (undergraduate/graduate student, post-bac, post-doc, etc.), racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds, as well as from diverse geographic locations and institutions.
Inquiries will be reviewed in several rounds by the Special Projects Team and Editorial Board. One-two inquiries will be selected per round to proceed with submission. Submissions will then undergo the standard NPP peer review process.