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About BJPsych Bulletin

BJPsych Bulletin prioritises research, opinion and informed reflection on the state of psychiatry, management of psychiatric services, and education and training in psychiatry.


The journal is committed to supporting psychiatrists, psychiatry trainees, and anyone involved in the management and provision of mental healthcare by providing practical and educational value, and essential reading on matters relevant to everyday clinical practice.

Ownership and Management

The journal is owned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and published six times per year by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the College. The College grants editorial freedom and independence to the Editor-in-Chief of BJPsych Bulletin.


In addition to original papers, editorials and commentaries, the journal welcomes debate via the lively correspondence column and includes book reviews, obituaries and interviews. The popular Against the Stream series challenges conventional wisdom on controversial issues, stimulating discussion. Praxis, a new section dedicated mainly to psychiatry trainees, explores complex clinical scenarios and issues relating to personal and professional development. We welcome proposals for Against the Stream and Praxis – please contact the journal via

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

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

  • First View articles published ahead of scheduled issues
  • Article collections
  • A lively Twitter feed covering the BJPsych portfolio @TheBJPsych


BJPsych Bulletin provides essential reading and practical value to psychiatrists and anyone involved in the management and provision of mental healthcare. The journal is Open Access online, but institutional and individual print only subscriptions are available – please see Subscribe to BJPsych Bulletin for further information. The print version is sent to all members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which includes most psychiatrists working in the UK.

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Revenue Sources

Both the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Cambridge University Press are not-for-profit organisations, committed to fulfilling their respective objectives of securing the best outcomes for people with mental illness, learning difficulties and developmental disorders and advancing learning, knowledge and research worldwide.

BJPsych Bulletin can receive revenue through print only individual and institutional subscriptions; advertising, and rights and permissions. The journal is Open Access online and there are no submission or publication charges to authors.

Advertising policy

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Press and Embargoes

Upon acceptance, BJPsych Bulletin articles may be selected for press release by the author's institution, the RCPsych media team (, or Cambridge University Press media team ( The press release will be distributed under strict embargo, usually with advance access to the full article. Those registered to receive our press releases understand that the embargo is a strict one, and that no information about the article can be published or broadcast until the embargo has lifted. Journalists can contact the authors for comment or further details before the embargo date.


BJPsych Bulletin began in 1977 as the Bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The complete archive of contents is available online.


BJPsych Bulletin is not responsible for statements made by contributors. Unless so stated, material in BJPsych Bulletin does not necessarily reflect the views of the Editor-in-Chief or the Royal College of Psychiatrists.