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The Journal of Humanities Therapy is concerned with all branches of theoretical, empirical, and methodological articles in the areas of humanities therapy, which embraces literature therapy, philosophical therapy, language therapy, art therapy, therapy history and psychology, merged with a variety of therapies. Preference is on the articles which make a contribution to applicable therapeutic debate closely related to current issues in the field of humanities therapy.


A manuscript should be submitted via e-mail ( The manuscript previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere is prohibited for submission. Contact the Managing Editor through email, if you have any further questions or requests.


The format and style requirement are described below. Authors are expected to refer to a recent issue of the journal for getting some information on features of formatting and style.
Format: The manuscript submitted to the Journal of Humanities Therapy should be formatted according to the Publication Guidelines of Journal of Humanities Therapy. Instructions regarding overall formatting, style, abstract, and reference are shown in the Guidelines. The total number of page is limited up to 20 (not including reference pages).
All articles submitted to the Journal must follow these instructions.
    1. An article is usually submitted in MS Word and corresponding PDF files.
    2. Text should be double-spaced throughout.
    3. Page numbers should be in the top right corner of each page, beginning with the title page.
    4. The manuscript should be ordered as follows; title page, abstract under 250 words, key words (5 to 7), article’s main text (under 6000 words), references, author’s address, with an appendix placed immediately before references. The title page should contain the title of the article, author’s name and affiliation, respectively on separate lines and centered.
    5. The first line of every new paragraph is indented, except for the first paragraph of a new section or subsection.
    6. All margins should be 30mm at least on all four sides of all the pages.
    7. Following the title page of an Article, article abstracts will be shown.
    8. Quotations of under 25 words should be included in single quotation mark in the text, whereas longer quotations should be separated as a unit of paragraph without any quotation marks. Longer quotations should be indented at the left margin with no extra indent on the first line.
    9. When short references in text written, the author-date-page format is used in various manners. In case of having several works mentioned, works are ordered chronologically, not alphabetically.

STYLE: Social implications of language choice should be considered with care by contributors, especially in terms of race and gender related issues which might imply discrimination voices. Abbreviations should be minimized unless they are commonly-known technical terms. In a footnote or an end of the article glossary, they should be laid out clearly.

FOOTNOTES: All material categorized as footnotes should be collected as endnotes in the manuscript. Endnotes should be double-spaced and numbered in order from number 1.

REFERENCES: The style is that of Unified Style Sheet for Journal of Humanities Therapy. References start on a fresh page, right after the main body of the text. The heading REFERENCES is in capitals and not in bold. The list is double-spaced and the right margin is not justified. Blank spaces or lines are not allowed for repeated names of authors. The names are always typed in full. A full-stop separates author name and the year of the publication. Joint authors or editors are typed with the ampersand(&), not the word ‘and’. Journal titles are also typed in full, not abbreviated with only initials.


An article should be anonymous for refereeing. Therefore, the name and address of the author should not be revealed lest the author should be identifiable. Instead, the name, address and affiliation of the author are supposed to be written in the cover letter. Any clue which might help identify the author should not be offered.

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