JAMA Psychiatry is an international peer-reviewed journal for clinicians, scholars, and research scientists in psychiatry, mental health, behavioral science, and allied fields. The Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry began publication in 1919 and, in 1959, became 2 separate journals: Archives of Neurology and Archives of General Psychiatry. In 2013, their names changed to JAMA Neurology and JAMA Psychiatry, respectively. JAMA Psychiatry is a member of the JAMA Network, a consortium of peer-reviewed, general medical and specialty publications.
Journal Frequency and Access. JAMA Psychiatry is published online weekly, every Wednesday, and in 12 print/online issues a year. The journal receives over 4.3 million online visits annually, and more than 5.6 million article views and downloads. Without any author fees, all research articles are made free access online 12 months after publication on the website. In addition, the online version is freely available or nearly so to institutions in developing countries through the World Health Organization's HINARI program.
Editorial Information. The journal's acceptance rate is 8%. The median time to first decision is 1 day, and 35 days with review. The journal's Impact Factor is 17.5, one of the highest ranking among psychiatry journals. All articles are published online first. Additional information on the types of articles published and editorial policies is available in the journal's Instructions for Authors.
Editorial Team. Dost Öngür, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, is the editor in chief. For a complete listing of the journal's Editors and Editorial Board, see Editors and Publishers.
Mission Statement: JAMA Psychiatry strives to publish original, state-of-the-art studies and commentaries of general interest to clinicians, scholars, and research scientists in psychiatry, mental health, behavioral science, and allied fields. The journal seeks to inform and to educate its readers as well as to stimulate debate and further exploration into the nature, causes, treatment, and public health importance of mental illness.
ISSN 2168-622X (Print)
ISSN 2168-6238 (Online)
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JAMA Psychiatry publishes innovative, clinically relevant research that covers the field broadly, from genetic mechanisms to psychotherapeutic intervention trials.
JAMA Network journals welcome manuscript submissions on diversity, equity, and inclusion. For example, see the Health Disparities Topic Collection and the list of articles on race, racism, and racial/ethnic disparities/inequities published during the last 5 years here.
For more information, see JAMA Psychiatry Instructions for Authors. Submit your manuscript at https://manuscripts.jamapsych.com.
Updated April 2021
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