Submission of Articles

General Information

Please send manuscripts or other content to the office of Suicidology Online. There is no word limit per article. All articles are subject to peer-review. Occasionally, invited Letters, Essays or Reviews may not be subject to external peer-review.
All submissions have to be sent electronically to the editorial office by email (

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Review Process

After a successfull submission, the manuscript will be assigned to an editor and the author will be notified whether the manuscript is of relevance to SOL and if it has been sent out for peer-review. Each manuscript is subject to a strict peer-review by two reviewers, but additional reviewers may be requested by the assigned editor. Submitting authors will be notified about the reviewers recommendations. The assigned editor has the final decision on reviewed manuscripts. The aim is to publish articles online in the order in which they are accepted.

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Reviewers of SOL accept and follow the COPE Ethical Guidelines.

Submission Fees

Currently, no submission or publication fees are charged.

Author Guidelines

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Submission Requirements

Cover Letter should include a statement why you think your paper should be published in SOL.

Manuscript: Should be submitted as a Microsoft Word-Document according to APA 5th edition (see Submission Guidelines and Checklist below).

Illustrations: Digital files should be 300 dpi or higher; sized to fit manuscript pages; numbered, titled, embedded and submitted each illustration as a separate Word-Document.

Tables: Should be sized to fit manuscript pages; numbered, titled, embedded and submitted each illustration as a separate Word-Document.

References: Please use APA 5th edition style. In text citations:
Periodicals: (Leenaars, 2010), (Lester & Leenaars, 2010), (Högberg et al., 2010).
Books: (Shneidman, 1985, p. 49).

Reference List Style:
Leenaars, A. A. (2010). Edwin S. Shneidman on Suicide. Suicidology Online, 1, 5-18.

Wegener, D. T., & Petty, R. E. (1994). Mood management across affective states: The hedonic contingency hypothesis. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 66, 1034-1048.

Kernis, M. H., Cornell, D. P., Sun, C. R., Berry, A., Harlow, T., & Bach, J. S. (1993). There's more to self-esteem than whether it is high or low: The importance of stability of self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 1190-1204.

Durkheim, E. (1897). Le suicide: Étude de sociologie Paris: Félix Alcan.


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