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The British Journal of Psychiatry (BJPsych) is a leading international peer-reviewed journal, covering all branches of psychiatry with a particular emphasis on the clinical aspects of each topic.


The journal is committed to improving the prevention, investigation, diagnosis, treatment, and care of mental illness, as well as the promotion of mental health globally.

Ownership & Management

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


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

BJPsych welcomes the following article types:

  • Paper*
  • Review*
  • Short Report*
  • Editorial
  • Analysis
  • Commentary
  • Book Review
  • Extra
  • Correspondence

*These article types may be eligible for APC waivers or discounts under one of the agreements Cambridge University Press has made to support open access.

Submitting to the BJPsych

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