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Aims and scope

BMC Psychiatry is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses a wide range of topics, including psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and psychosocial approaches to psychiatric disorders, as well as genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology research. The journal welcomes both basic and applied science articles, and research exploring innovative treatments, service delivery methods, and social psychiatry. It promotes the participation of service users, patient representatives, and advisors to ensure that their perspectives are represented.

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  • Citation Impact
    4.144 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    5.040 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.686 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.252 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    57 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    72 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

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Identity transparency: Single anonymized

Reviewer interacts with: Editor

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