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Peer review information

Review process

This journal uses a single-anonymous peer review model. This means that the identity of the authors is known to the peer reviewers, but the identity of the peer reviewers is not known to the authors.

Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium

European Psychiatry participates in the Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium — a cross-publisher alliance of neuroscience-related journals that accept manuscript reviews from other NPRC journals. If a manuscript is not accepted by one journal in the NPRC, authors have the option to submit their manuscript to another participating NPRC journal and have the reviews from the first journal forwarded to the second journal, reducing work and duplication of effort for authors, reviewers, and editors.

This is entirely optional for authors, and editors receiving such prior reviews will use them at their discretion. For more information about the NPRC and the process involved please visit the website here:


To appeal an editorial decision, contact the journal editorial office and specify the reason for your appeal. Appeals should refer to a specific manuscript in question, and should be based upon rational argument. Your appeal will be reviewed by the Editor in Chief and other members of the editorial board, and the final decision regarding your appeal will rest with the Editor in Chief. If you have submitted an appeal and are awaiting an outcome, you should not submit your manuscript for publication elsewhere until you have notified this journal that you wish to withdraw your manuscript from consideration.