Accessing BJPsych titles on Cambridge Core

The BJPsych journal portfolio is hosted online by Cambridge University Press on Cambridge Core. Use your RCPsych member login details to access the latest full content of the British Journal of Psychiatry (BJPsych) and BJPsych Advances.

This the same username and password that you already use to gain access to your secure area on the College website.

BJPsych Bulletin, BJPsych International, and BJPsych Open are open access journals with no login needed to access.

Single Sign-on

Follow the steps below to access BJPsych and BJPsych Advances via Cambridge Core:

(BJPsych has been used as the example, the same steps can be followed for BJPsych Advances)

  1. Navigate to the Journal homepage on Cambridge Core
  2. Click the blue Login button that appears in the top right-hand corner of all journal pages (desktop/laptop) or top left-hand corner (mobile/tablet), marked in red on this screenshot:


  3. On the Login Options display that opens, select RCPsych in the Select your society drop-down menu, and click Log in.

  4. If you are already logged into your secure area on the RCPsych website, you will be granted access to all content included in your membership package in Cambridge Core (you may be required to complete the simple registration step if this is your first visit).

If you are not already logged into My RCPsych, the system will automatically redirect you to the College log-in interface, where you should enter your member username and password as usual.

When you click Log in you will be automatically returned to Cambridge Core and, provided that you are authenticated by the College as a current member, you will be granted access to subscription content in BJPsych and BJPsych Advances.

Further information about your RCPsych member and Cambridge Core accounts:

  • This process provides you with a separate registration to Cambridge Core (using your RCPsych member account email address). This is required to provide you with access to content and functionality in Cambridge Core, including the submission of eLetters to College journals. Other features include personalisation settings under ‘My account’ on Cambridge Core, such as My bookmarks, My content and My searches
  • It is important that you do not change your email address in Cambridge Core. This email address uniquely identifies you as an RCPsych member with access to the journals.
  • If you have previously used the email address associated with your RCPsych membership to create a user account in Cambridge Core, your RCPsych membership will be twinned automatically with your existing Cambridge Core account, and you will be able to access all your existing personalisation settings and stored content.
  • If you have NOT previously used the email address associated with your RCPsych membership to create a user account in Cambridge Core, on your first visit to Cambridge Core you will be asked to complete a simple and quick registration process and to agree to the Terms and Conditions governing your use of the site. A new Cambridge Core user account will then be created and twinned with your RCPsych account.

Find out more about how to navigate BJPsych journals on Cambridge Core

BJPsych Advances at a special member price

As a member you can subscribe to the print version of BJPsych Advances at a discounted rate.

Please note, if you have already set up access as outlined above, you will need to create a new password to manage your subscription preferences.

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