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World Psychiatry is the official journal of the
World Psychiatric Association.
The editor and founder is WPA President Prof Mario Maj, and
associate editor is Prof Helen Herrman, WPA Secretary for
Publications. It is a high quality journal of international mental
health, widely disseminated to all countries. It supports
publication of material from authors of all regions and countries.
It publishes research articles from around the world, balanced with
a significant proportion of Special Articles, Forums, Mental Health
Policy Papers, Section Reports and WPA News, with the participation
of many of the most highly cited authors in our field, aiming to
keep the readership informed on significant clinical, service and
research developments in mental health as well as on WPA
It is now distributed to more than 33,000 psychiatrists worldwide.
It is produced in the English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian
languages. Selected articles or abstracts are translated into
several other languages and posted on the WPA website and/or those
of the relevant WPA Member Societies. The first French language
edition will be published in early 2010.
The journal is indexed by PubMed, and full articles and abstracts
since its inception in January 2002 are available online through
PubMed as well as the journal website. In July 2006 World
Psychiatry was accepted for inclusion in the Current Contents
and in the Science Citation Index. Its first impact factor,
released in June 2009 is 3.896, ranking it as the 24th of 101
indexed psychiatric journals.
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