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International Journal of Social Psychiatry

Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK
Letters Editor:
University of Foggia, Italy
Editorial Assistant:
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK
Book Review Editor:
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK
2013 Impact Factor: 1.333
2013 Ranking: 77/124 in Psychiatry (SSCI)
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

Established in 1954, International Journal of Social Psychiatry provides a forum for the dissemination of findings related to social psychiatry. The journal is of interest to psychiatrists and other members of the multi-disciplinary team around the world concerned with the impact of social factors on individuals' well-being and mental health.

Social psychiatry as a branch of psychiatry deals with the social, environmental and cultural factors in the aetiology and outcomes of psychiatric disorders as affecting individuals as well as communities. In addition to research reports on original research, social psychiatry also provides a link with social anthropology, cultural psychiatry, sociology and other disciplines in the field of mental health and is equally influenced by them. International Journal of Social Psychiatry publishes original empirical research, review articles, book reviews and letters to the editor. The journal welcomes brief communications that get fast track publication, and also aims to reflect the international nature of the readership by publishing state of the art reviews from different parts of the world reflecting the practice of psychiatric disciplines.

International Journal of Social Psychiatry publishes:

  • studies on the role of social factors in the origins, course and outcome of psychiatric disorders
  • mental health needs of the international communities
  • papers from anthropologists, sociologists and other disciplines allied to mental health
  • critique of biological aspects of mental health and services
  • articles on needs assessment and service development and evaluation
  • research of international impact and of interest to international readership

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This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


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Frequency: 8 Times/Year eISSN: 1741-2854 ISSN: 0020-7640
Months of Distribution: January , March , May , July , September , November Current Volume: 61 Current Issue: 4
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