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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. It provides essential reading and practical value to psychiatrists and anyone involved in the management and provision of mental healthcare.

BJPsych Bulletin focuses on matters relevant to everyday clinical practice. In addition to original papers, editorials and commentaries, the journal welcomes debate via the lively correspondence column and includes a book reviews section. 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.

BJPsych Bulletin is an Open Access journal owned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The journal is published bimonthly by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the College. There are no submission or publication charges to authors.

BJPsych Bulletin is not responsible for statements made by contributors and material in BJPsych Bulletin does not necessarily reflect the views of the Editor-in-Chief or the College.

All papers in this journal are peer-reviewed. No person is permitted to take any role in the peer-review of a paper in which they have an interest, defined as follows: fees or grants from, employment by, consultancy for, shared ownership in, or any close relationship with, an organisation whose interests, financial or otherwise, may be affected by the publication of the paper. Unless so stated, material in this journal does not necessarily reflect the views of the Editor or the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The publishers are not responsible for any error of omission or fact.


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