Submit a Manuscript to CPT

All submissions to CPT are processed through the online submission and peer-review site. Authors are strongly encouraged to review the full Aims and Scope of CPT to ensure potential submissions are within the scope of the journal. CPT does not consider animal studies. Case reports are considered on a case-by-case basis.

All manuscripts must include the required information and follow the formatting requirements defined in the Guide to Authors at the time of submission.  Once all manuscript files are ready for submission, please proceed to the online submission system.

Submission Fees
ASCPT is waiving the $50 CPT submission fee for members from May 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017. The submission fee waiver will only be valid during the above dates. To confirm your member credentials in the journal submission system, please contact Please note that paid submission fees cannot be refunded. 

Peer Review
CPT is committed to furthering the field and supporting ASCPT members in their essential work. All submissions to CPT where an ASCPT member is the first, last, or corresponding author is guaranteed to undergo peer review. Please note that acceptance can never be guaranteed.

Submission Turn Time 
CPT strives to provide authors with a timely decision so that declined submissions may be promptly submitted elsewhere for consideration. 
  • An initial decision will be provided within 710 days of submission.
  • If selected for review, the corresponding author will receive a decision within 46 weeks.
Editorial Policy on Proper Citation
All submissions are verified for proper citation of information or data taken from published sources.  Duplicate publication, which occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references, is not permitted.  Use of material not properly cited is cause for rejection. 

If you have questions regarding submission, please contact the Editorial Office.
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