British Journal of Psychiatry

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British Journal of Psychiatry 
Discipline Psychiatry
Language English
Edited by Kamaldeep Bhui
Publication details
Former name(s)
Asylum Journal, Journal of Mental Science
Publication history
Royal College of Psychiatrists  (United Kingdom)
Frequency Monthly
After 12 months
Standard abbreviations
Br. J. Psychiatry
ISSN 0007-1250  (print)
1472-1465  (web)
LCCN 89649366
OCLC  no. 1537306

The British Journal of Psychiatry is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by the Royal College of Psychiatrists containing original research, systematic reviews, commentaries on contentious articles, short reports, a comprehensive book review section, and a correspondence column relating to all aspects of psychiatry. A series of occasional supplements provide in-depth coverage of specific topics. [1] Its editor-in-chief is Kamaldeep Bhui. The complete archive of contents from 1855 to the present is available online. All content from January 2000 onwards is made freely available 1 year after publication. [2]



The journal was established in 1853 as the Asylum Journal and named Journal of Mental Science from 1858 to 1963, when it obtained its present name. [1]


According to the Journal Citation Reports , the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 7.991. [3]

See also


  1. 1 2 "ABOUT THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY" . Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  2. "Archives" . Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  3. "British Journal of Psychiatry". 2014 Journal Citation Reports . Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.