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Editor: Dr Jonathan Pimm, Consultant in Primary Care Psychiatry, East
London NHS Trust, Mile End Hospital. Full Editorial
Online version ISSN: 1758-3217
Audience: Psychiatrists and other mental
health professionals, especially those involved with service
Please note that from January 2014, The
Psychiatrist will be changing its name (and ISSNs) and
reverting back to Psychiatric Bulletin. It will also
be migrating to Open Access and the print frequency will reduce to
bimonthly. More about these
The Psychiatrist focuses on
psychiatric service provision by dealing with clinical issues that
affect everyday practice, written in an accessible style for
practising psychiatrists of all levels. Prominence is given to
training in psychiatry (with many papers by trainees) and informed
comment and debate on topical issues in current psychiatric
practice. A selection of Editorial Board members from overseas
and a good number of submissions from outside Britain ensure that
The Psychiatrist has a global perspective and influences
psychiatric practice internationally. Each issue includes several
substantial original research papers.
- Rigorous two-stage
peer-review process for papers.
Regular features in The
- Original papers
- Education & training
- Correspondence section
- Book reviews
Psychiatrist online has the following extra features
- E-letters section.
- Full text archive dating back to
- Full text (as PDFs) and contents
lists archive dating back to the first ever issue in 1977.
- More online features.
Please note this journal was formerly known as the
Psychiatric Bulletin. It was relaunched in January 2010
as The Psychiatrist (and the ISSNs given above were
new at that time).