John Libbey Eurotext

L'Information Psychiatrique

L'Information Psychiatrique

Official journal of the “hospital psychiatrists society” (SPH)

L’Information Psychiatrique is the psychiatrist’s clinical and professional journal.
L’Information Psychiatrique publishes mainly research papers focusing on psychopathology. It also looks at ethic issues, health organisation and health care policy, topics that reach towards social science and the neurosciences.

With the many changes taking place in psychiatry, L’Information Psychiatrique reflects readers’ current clinical concerns.
The journal is a platform for news, discussion and debates on the global care of the patient. It publishes every main controversy going through the profession. L’Information Psychiatrique is also dedicated to the vocational education of all psychiatry practitioners.

L’Information Psychiatrique has become the essential benchmark journal for hospital psychiatrists.


Editorial policy

Here you will find all John Libbey Eurotext (JLE) policies regarding publication in our journals. JLE journals follow the recommendations of the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors). These guidelines are the reference for best practices and ethical standards for the conduct and presentation of research and other information published in medical journals.


Version française de notre politique éditoriale


Articles submitted to L'information Psychiatrique must be original, unpublished and not accepted by other journals.


The principal author is the one who has made a substantial contribution to the conception and writing of the manuscript.

By submitting the manuscript, he/she assures the editors of l’Information Psychiatrique that all measures have been taken during the collection of experimental and clinical data to comply with legal obligations and the Helsinki Charter revised in 2013 (in particular, he/she undertakes to have obtained informed consent from the patient and to ensure his/her anonymity). In due course, the lead author will return the copyright assignment signed by all authors.

Links of interest: the authors all undertake to inform the editorial staff of l’Information Psychiatrique about their possible links of interest. A declaration of interest will be sent to them at the time of the tests, where they will be asked to mention any financial interests, clinical trials, occasional interventions or family relationships likely to influence their professional judgements.


All articles should be sent by e-mail to the editor-in-chief: Dr Thierry Tremine, l'Information Psychiatrique:

Manuscripts respecting the following recommendations are transmitted to the reading committee under cover of the authors' anonymity. The reading committee gives its answer within three months. The editor-in-chief then communicates this response to the main author of the article. If the article is accepted, the author is informed of the publication date a few weeks before. If changes are requested, the modified article is reviewed by the editorial board before final acceptance. If the article is rejected, the authors are free to submit it to other journals.

Article submission. Each article is reviewed by at least two experts chosen by the editorial board (experts whose field fits better with the scope). Editor in chief acts as an additional reviewer when external reviewers do not agree about the quality of the submission. Based on the reviews, editor-in-chief can choose to accept the manuscript, reject it, or suggest revision. In the latter case, authors must amend the manuscript and resubmit it to the editor. Revision is re-evaluated following the same reviewing process, as many times as necessary until the editor finds the manuscript suitable for publication.
Articles solicited by the editorial board are evaluated following the same procedure.


The title should be short, explanatory and easy to index, possibly followed by a short subtitle.

Articles should not exceed 30,000 characters including spaces and bibliography (they should be sent in 12-point font, double-spaced, on numbered pages).

The following must be included:

– the title and subtitle: short, explanatory title, easy to index, possibly followed by a subtitle (also succinct),

– the surname and first name of each author, their function and full address,

– the name of the author in charge of proofreading, his/her e-mail and telephone number,

– summaries and key words (our editorial staff will review the title, summary and key words in English and Spanish) :

. in French, in a maximum of 10 lines (about 800 characters) + 4 to 6 key words,

. in English, in a maximum of 15 lines (about 1200 characters) + 4 to 6 keywords,

. the keywords are to be chosen from the SantéPsy thesaurus of the Ascodocpsy documentary network in mental health, (modifications or corrections are given by our documentalists in order to make them conform to the international indexes),

– possibly the place where this work was carried out and the scientific event where it was presented,

– the text :

. the successive chapters are announced by headings,
. abbreviations must always be explained when first used,
. capital letters should be kept to a minimum,

– at the end of the article :

. bibliographical references

. then, on a separate page: tables and figures (see below).


In addition to the headings listed in the bear of the journal, a Letter to the Editor or Testimony may be proposed to the committee, without abstract or keywords and not exceeding 9000 characters including spaces. The Editorial Board may propose to an author(s) to transform an article submission into a Letter to the Editor or a Testimonial, which must meet the above standards.


As with tables, figures are referenced in the text, numbered in order of appearance, but presented at the end of the article on separate pages (with good graphic quality, jpeg or tiff format).

Reproduction authorisations: in the event that some of the illustrations are produced by third parties, whether or not they have already been published or put on the Internet, the author undertakes to obtain from the latter and their publisher all the necessary authorisations (which may be subject to a charge) for the integration of the illustrations in the text.

The author will communicate these authorizations with his manuscript.


A French-speaking database (Ascodocpsy, INIST, etc.) must have been consulted on the subject of the article. It will be indicated by the author.

The bibliographical references, limited to a maximum of 40, must conform to the "Vancouver" style (regularly updated and available on many sites).

In the body of the text, each reference is followed by a number in Arabic numerals surrounded by square brackets. The reference may be cited several times in the text and will keep the same numbering.

The final bibliographic list is presented in order of appearance of the titles cited.

All the references cited must be called in the text, they will be presented in the following way:

for an article: Girardon N, Perreaut A, Despet C, Voisard F. Phobia and attachment disorder: therapeutic implications. Inf Psychiatr 2021; 97: 298-304.

for a book: Gauthier S, Durant B (dir). Philippe Paumelle, un psychiatre dans la cité. Arcueil: John Libbey Eurotext, 2021.

for a chapter from a book: Georges-Tarragano C, Mechali D. "Hôpital et prise en charge des populations vulnérables". In: Lefèvre C, Thoreau F, Zimmer A. Les humanités médicales. Arcueil: Doin, 2020.

for an Internet link: Bantman P. Quelles conséquences du Covid-19 sur notre vie psychique ? Métamorphose et transformations liées au coronavirus. (accessed on 29 March 2021).


Digital proofs (pdf format) are sent to the author. Corrections should be made within three days of receipt and should be limited to typographical corrections.


The corresponding author will receive an electronic reprint of his/her article. An order form for offprints is sent to the corresponding author together with the proofs.

The editors would like to thank the authors for their contribution to the journal.