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BJPsych International - Further Info

Formerly International Psychiatry


BJPsych International - Editorial Board

Editor: David Skuse

Founding Editor: Hamid Ghodse

Deputy Editor: George Ikkos

Editorial Board

Michel Botbol

France (Associate Editor - Europe)

Nick Bouras

UK (Associate Editor – Special Papers)

Katy Briffa


Jorge Calderon


Rakesh Chadda


Santosh Chaturvedi

India (Associate Editor - Indian subcontinent)

George Christodoulou


John Cox

UK (Senior Editorial Advisor)

Anna Datta

New Zealand

Manohar Dhadphale

UK (Associate Editor - Country Profiles)

Oluwole Famuyiwa


Tariq Hassan Canada (Associate Editor - North America)

Rachel Jenkins

UK (Senior Editorial Advisor)

David Jimenez

UK (Associate Editor - Media and South America)

Lindsay Kent UK (Student Editor)

Stephen Kisely


Marinos Kyriakopoulos


Kelly Lai

Hong Kong (Associate Editor - South-East Asia)

Nasser Loza

Egypt (Associate Editor - Middle East)

Daniel Maughan

UK (Associate Editor - Sustainability)

Gholam Reza Mir-Sepassi


Hellme Najim


David Ndetei


Sean O’Domhnaill


Olufemi Olugbile

Nigeria (Associate Editor - Africa)

Eleni Palazidou

UK (Associate  Editor - Commentaries)

Sundararajan Rajagopal


Mohamed Omar Salem

United Arab Emirates

Ian Soosay

New Zealand (Associate Editor - Oceania)

Samuel Stein


Staff: Jonica Thomas (Administrative Support) and Andrew Morris (Head of Publications).

BJPsych International - Archive Issues

Please note this journal was previously known as International Psychiatry (from 2003 to 2014).

Volume 12 (2015)

Volume 11 (2014)

Volume 10 (2013)

Volume 9 (2012)

Volume 8 (2011)

Volume 7 (2010)

Volume 6 (2009)

Volume 5 (2008)

Volume 4 (2007)

Volume 3 (2006)

Volume 2 (2005)

Volume 1 (2003-04)


Open Access: online access to BJPsych International is unrestricted; use of its content is governed by an Open Access Licence Agreement.

Online ISSN: 2058-6264

(Please note, you cannot take out subscriptions to the online version, as they are free-of-charge PDF files.)

You may also be interested in the book International Perspectives on Mental Health, which collects together all the Country Profiles from this journal, up to the end of 2010.


International Perspectives on Mental Health


BJPsych International - Guidelines for Authors

Manuscripts for publication should be submitted via our online Manuscript Processing System.

The maximum length for papers is 1500 words; correspondence should not be longer than 500 words.  The Harvard system of referencing should be used. 

Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy-edited to improve readability and to ensure conformity with house style. Authors whose first language is not English are encouraged to contribute; our copy-editor will make any necessary corrections, in consultation with the authors. 

Contributions are accepted for publication on the condition that their substance has not been published or submitted elsewhere. Once a paper is accepted for publication, all its authors are required to disclose any potential conflict of interest. Completion of the form developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors for this purpose ( is mandatory.

Authors are expected to be aware of and comply with best practice in publication ethics, including (but not restricted to) avoiding multiple submission, plagiarism and manipulation of figures/data. Any concerns in this regard must be brought to the attention of the Editor. The procedures recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics will be followed in investigating allegations of misconduct. If conclusive evidence of misconduct is found, the journal undertakes to publish a correction or retraction as necessary to correct the scientific record.

About our peer-review process
All articles submitted will be peer-reviewed to ensure that their content, length and structure are appropriate for the journal. Research papers and special papers are reviewed by a minimum of two peers. Not all papers will be accepted for publication, but our peer-review process is intended to assist our authors in producing articles for worldwide dissemination. Wherever possible, our expert panel of assessors will help authors to improve their papers to maximise their impact when published.

Current Prices / How to Obtain BJPsych International


Prices as follows:

ISSN: 2056-4740
(New from Feb 2015, for BJPsych International)

UK/Europe USA Rest of World

Vol 13 (2016) Subscription
(4 issues)

£36 US $65 £36
Single issue £10 US $18 £10

*Prices above include postage by surface post. 


  • Back Issues
    - All issues are currently free to download as PDF files (available above).
    - If you wish to obtain print copies of any issue from volume 3 or more recent, please contact Turpin Distribution (details above).
    - If you wish to obtain print copies of any issue from volume 1 or 2, please contact the Publications Dept for costs and further details, or email:
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