British Journal of Psychiatry

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The journal was established in 1853 as the Asylum Journal, changing title in 1855 to the Asylum Journal of Mental Science and changing title again to Journal of Mental Science from 1858 to 1963, when it obtained its present name. [3]


According to the Journal Citation Reports , the journal has a 2018 impact factor of 7.233. [4]

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  2. "All issues" . Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  3. "Information" . Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  4. "British Journal of Psychiatry". 2014 Journal Citation Reports . Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.