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BJPsych Advances has been designed to meet the continuing professional development needs of consultant psychiatrists and practising mental health professionals.


The journal is committed to improving doctors’ effectiveness and confidence when treating patients by providing essential reading on current ideas, techniques and developments in psychiatry.

Ownership and Management

The journal is owned and managed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and published bimonthly by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the College. The College grants editorial freedom and independence to the Editor-in-Chief of BJPsych Advances.


Each issue includes commissioned articles dealing with physical and biological aspects of treatment, psychological and sociological interventions, management issues and treatments specific to the different psychiatric subspecialties. The journal also welcomes article proposals and these should be sent to for consideration.

We aim to publish research that is clinically relevant, accurate and ethical, following the principles and guidelines set out by COPE, WAME, ICMJE and EQUATOR.

Digital Content

The journal also delivers additional digital content to enhance the reader experience, including:

  • FirstView articles published ahead of scheduled issues
  • Podcasts on selected articles
  • Article collections
  • A lively Twitter feed covering the BJPsych portfolio @TheBJPsych
  • A selection of articles translated into Chinese, Italian and Spanish

Submitting to BJPsych Advances

Please use the menus to the left to find information about preparing and submitting your materials to the journal.