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Psychological Medicine is a hybrid journal, meaning that it publishes on a subscription basis but provides authors with options to make their article open access in two different ways.

Under the Green Open Access policy for Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) journals authors can archive certain versions of their articles six months after publication – the submitted version under review or the accepted (peer reviewed) version, but not the final version of record – in an institutional or non-commercial subject repository, or on their personal or departmental websites. This allows authors to comply with the open access mandates of many funders and institutions. For more details, see the Green Open Access policy page.

Under Gold Open Access the author can publish under a Creative Commons license, enabling anyone to access and redistribute the content and, depending upon the license, re-use the content in new or derivative works with attribution. The terms of re-use for Gold Open Access content are stated in the copyright line.

Gold Open Access is supported by an article processing charge (APC) typically paid for by the author’s funding body or institution. For more details journal’s APC and the payment process, see the Gold Open Access for journals page.

Visit our Hybrid Open Access FAQs for more information. For any questions which are not answered by our policy pages and resources, please contact


Sharing your article with colleagues and the wider community is a vital part of research. But please share it responsibly, and follow the journal’s policy for posting the article in institutional repositories or websites such as social sharing sites. Responsible sharing will help safeguard the future of this journal.

If you choose to publish as Gold OA, you are free to post the final published PDF (the Version of Record) on your own website or elsewhere, in keeping with the Creative Commons license you choose.

Psychological Medicine
  • ISSN: 0033-2917 (Print), 1469-8978 (Online)
  • Frequency: 16 issues per year
Psychological Medicine is a leading international journal in the fields of psychiatry, clinical psychology and the related basic sciences. The journal includes original articles reporting key research being undertaken worldwide, together with literature reviews and shorter editorials by distinguished scholars.