Formerly The Psychiatric
(6 per year)
15,500 (all RCPsych members plus subscription base)
Editor: Dr Jonathan Pimm, Consultant in Primary Care Psychiatry, East
London NHS Trust, Mile End Hospital. Full
Online version ISSN: 2056-4708
(These are new ISSNs from Feb 2015.)
Audience: Psychiatrists and all other mental
health professionals, especially those involved with service
Journal name change for
2015: Please note the title of this journal changed
from The Psychiatric Bulletin in February
Summary of the changes.
BJPsych Bulletin focuses
on psychiatric service provision by dealing with clinical issues
that affect everyday practice, written in an accessible style for
practising mental health professionals 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 mental
health practice. A selection of Editorial Board members
from overseas and a good number of submissions from outside Britain
ensure that BJPsych
Bulletin has a global
perspective and influences psychiatric practice internationally.
Each issue includes several substantial original research
- Rigorous two-stage
peer-review process for papers.
- Indexed in ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index).
Regular features in
BJPsych Bulletin include:
- Original papers
- Education & training
- Correspondence section
- Book reviews
Bulletin online has the following extra features:
- Papers are published online in
advance of appearing in the print version.
- 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.
Journal name history
Please note this journal has changed its name several times.
From 1977 to 2009 it was named Psychiatric Bulletin.
It was known as The Psychiatrist for four years, from
2010 to 2013 (during which time the ISSNs were print 1758-3209 and
During 2014 the name reverted back to The Psychiatric
Bulletin (ISSNs: print 2053-4868 and
online 2053-4876). More about the changes in Jan 2014.
In 2015 the journal was renamed BJPsych Bulletin.
More about the changes for 2015.