Published monthly by The Royal College of Psychiatrists, this is one of the world's leading psychiatric journals. It covers all branches of the subject, with particular emphasis on the clinical aspects of each topic. In addition to a large number of authoritative papers from both the UK and around the world, the journal includes editorials, review articles, commentaries on contentious articles, short reports, a comprehensive book review section and a lively and well-informed correspondence column. A series of supplements, sent free to subscribers, provides in-depth coverage of selected areas.
The journal is essential reading for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and all professionals with an interest in mental health. The British Journal of Psychiatry print version is sent to all members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which includes most psychiatrists working in the UK. There is also a substantial international subscriber base.
All papers in this journal are peer-reviewed. No person is permitted to take any role in the peer-review of a paper in which they have an interest, defined as follows: fees or grants from, employment by, consultancy for, shared ownership in, or any close relationship with, an organisation whose interests, financial or otherwise, may be affected by the publication of the paper. Unless so stated, material in this journal does not necessarily reflect the views of the Editor or the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The publishers are not responsible for any error of omission or fact.
All content from January 2000 is online and is made freely available 1 year after publication.
The British Journal of Psychiatry was originally founded in 1853 as the Asylum Journal and was known as the Journal of Mental Science from 1858 to 1963. The complete archive of contents between 1855 and 2000 is now available online.
Publication information Time from submission to first decision: 1 week
Time from submission to acceptance (including review time): 10 weeks
Time from acceptance to online publication for original research: 2 months
Acceptance rate for original research: 6%
Impact Factor: 7.06
Print ISSN: 0007-1250
Online ISSN: 1472-1465
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