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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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