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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

BJPsych Open

 

BJPsych Open (journal)

 

Frequency: Quarterly

Circulation: Open access

Editor in Chief: Professor Kamaldeep Bhui, Professor of Psychiatry at Barts & The London School of Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London.
Full Editorial Board

ISSN (Online): 2056-4724

Audience: Psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and all other mental health professionals.

 

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BJPsych Open is a high-quality, new, online-only open access journal for the publication of all methodologically sound research in psychiatry and disciplines related to mental health.

A welcome and significant addition to the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ existing family of journals, BJPsych Open maintains the highest scientific, peer-review, and ethical standards of The British Journal of Psychiatry. BJPsych Open provides a more flexible format, free from the page limits and space restrictions of a printed journal, so it benefits from being able to publish a wider range of article types.

The College is committed to high scientific quality as well as public education and engagement and BJPsych Open maximises dissemination and sharing of research, at no cost to the reader.

 

  • BJPsych Open was launched in June 2015, during the College's 2015 International Congress.
  • BJPsych Open will publish the most exciting and progressive research in all fields of psychiatry and allied disciplines.
  • In due course, BJPsych Open will publish themed issues to highlight more specialist areas of practice and research from all around the world.
  • Papers are published continuously all year round, with online ‘issues’ assembled quarterly.
  • Upon acceptance, authors will be charged a one-time publication fee (APC) of £1250. This covers the costs of publication and ensures your article will be freely available.
  • There are reduced charges for authors based in LAMI countries; for further details please email: bjpo@rcpsych.ac.uk

Regular features in BJPsych Open may include:

  • Editorials
  • Opinion pieces (both analysis and debate)
  • Original research papers
  • Short reports
  • Review articles (including narrative, systematic and realist reviews)
  • Research protocols for commissioned research
  • Policy and analysis of topical practice and research findings
  • Case reports (impacting clinical practice)
  • E-letters sections

Advantages to authors

BJPsych Open aims to make it easier for you to publish your primary research and there are

various benefits of choosing to submit your papers to this new journal:

 

  • Rapid publication – 28 days from acceptance to online publication.
  • Increased chance of publication under the prestigious BJPsych brand – Without the page constraints of a print journal, BJPsych Open can publish all high-quality papers submitted.
  • No colour image charges.
  • Efficient dissemination – Research findings are shared widely, whilst maintaining the highest standards of scientific peer review and publication ethics.
  • Expeditive peer-review and processing timeBJPsych Open has a dedicated team of highly skilled editorial board members.
  • Creative commons license – Papers are published by default under a CC BY-NC-ND licence. Other licence types (e.g. CC BY) can be chosen to suit funder requirements.
  • Linked submissions system – Papers submitted to the BJPsych can be passed on directly to BJPsych Open without the need for resubmission; any BJPsych reviews are passed along automatically.

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Other useful links:

Online features

Editorial contact

Submitting a paper

Copyright and permissions


 

 

You can submit papers to BJPsych Open via the online manuscript processing system.