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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
Audience: Psychiatrists and all other mental
health professionals, especially those involved with service
BJPsych Bulletin is an open access journal that
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), went bi-monthly (previously monthly)
and became open access.
In February 2015 the journal was renamed BJPsych
Bulletin (with new ISSNs, at the top).
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