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

Journal Online-versions

About Journal Online-versions

There are online-versions of three Royal College of Psychiatrists' journals (The British Journal of PsychiatryBJPsych Bulletin and BJPsych Advances). The online-versions of the journals contain the same text content but have the additional benefit of a considerable number of features to improve the ease and speed with which content can be accessed and searched (see below). BJPsych Open is an (online-only) open access journal with the same online features (but there is no print version).

Evidence-Based Mental Health journal is hosted on the same platform (by HighWire) as the College journals so whilst its online-version may look slightly different, many of the search functions and other online features are the same.

Quick Links to the Journal Online-versions

 Link to British Journal of Psychiatry online BJPsych Open (journal)  Link to BJPsych Advances online Linkk to BJPsych Bulletin online  Link to Evidence-Based Mental Health online

Key Online Features

  • RSS Feeds for current and recent issues - includes citation and abstract information.
  • 'eTOCs' - new issues' tables of contents, and/or future issues' contents, sent to you by email.
  • 'CiteTrack' alerts you by email you when new papers mention subjects you are interested in (citation alert whenever new content is published on the online journal or a participating journal that matches criteria based on the topics, authors and articles you want to track).
  • Download abstracts and contents lists to your PDA/handheld computer.
  • Instant 'offprints' by downloading articles in printable PDF format.

Searches are aided by:

  • Extensive search facilities: search by author, keyword, citation, or full text.
  • Quick search option.
  • Search across multiple journals (including over 1100 HighWire platform journals) with options to limit searches to review articles, condense results, branded results, keywords in context, and an indicator of which content is free or available by pay-per-view.

Subscribers to an online journal will be able to access the following:

  • 'E-letters' sections allow you to rapidly submit a response to articles.
  • Some additional online-only content and data supplements. 
  • Fully linked references, including Medline abstracts and full text via CrossRef.
  • Access to full text of all BJPsych supplements.
  • MEDLINE included in the quick search options (BJPsych only).

More details on features of the journal online-versions

Activating Online Access

In order to gain access to the full text of some of the journal online-versions (British Journal of Psychiatry and BJPsych Advances) subscribers must "activate" their subscriptions.

How to activate your online-access

Short-term (Pay-Per-View) Access

Access-controlled content (under 1 year old) can also be obtained using short-term access options ("pay per view"). The cost of these are:
  • US $30 per article (access for 24 hours).
  • US $45 for a 24 hour site licence (per journal).
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