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Adult ADHD

Guest Editors:
Akira Iwanami: Showa University, Japan
Thais Martins-Silva: Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Alexandra Philipsen: University Hospital Bonn, Germany

Submission Status: Open until 03 February 2024

Smartphone and internet addiction

Guest Editors:
Chung-Ying Lin: National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Amir H. Pakpour: Jönköping University, Sweden
Zubair Ahmed Ratan: University of Wollongong, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 01 February 2024

ICD-11 and mental disorders: important changes, controversies, and future directions

Guest Editor:

Florian SeemüllerLudwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

Submission Status: Open until 14 January 2024

Patient involvement in psychiatric research

Guest Editors:

Kirsten M. FiestUniversity of Calgary, Canada
Angela King: Patient Partner, United Kingdom
Iain Lang: University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Kristine Russell: Patient Partner, Canada

Submission Status: Open until 24 March 2024

Sleep problems and psychopathology

Guest Editors:
Hsi-Chung Chen: National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues: Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Submission Status: Open until 10 November 2023

Microbiome and psychiatric disorders

Guest Editors:
Kazi Farhana Afroz: Emory University, USA
Shaohua Hu: Zhejiang University, China
Mirko Manchia: University of Cagliari, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 10 November 2023

First episode psychosis

Guest Editors:
Shuichi Suetani: Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Australia
Wei Wang: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Submission Status: Open until 30 October 2023


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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 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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