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Biological Psychiatry

A Journal of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Therapeutics

A Publication of the Society of Biological Psychiatry

About Biological Psychiatry

Biological Psychiatry is the official journal of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, whose purpose is to promote excellence in scientific research and education in fields that investigate the nature, causes, mechanisms and treatments of disorders of thought, emotion, or behavior. In accord with this mission, this peer-reviewed, rapid-publication, international journal publishes both basic and clinical contributions from all disciplines and research areas relevant to the pathophysiology and treatment of major psychiatric disorders.

The journal publishes novel results of original research which represent an important new lead or significant impact on the field, particularly those addressing genetic and environmental risk factors, neural circuitry and neurochemistry, and important new therapeutic approaches. Reviews and commentaries that focus on topics of current research and interest are also encouraged.

Biological Psychiatry is one of the most selective and highly cited journals in the field of psychiatric neuroscience. It is ranked 6th out of 140 Psychiatry titles and 10th out of 252 Neurosciences titles in the 2014 ISI Journal Citations Reports® published by Thomson Reuters. The 2014 Impact Factor score for Biological Psychiatry is 10.255. Biological Psychiatry is also the second-ranked psychiatry journal according to Google Scholar (June 2015).

Biological Psychiatry's acceptance rate is less than 10%. The average time from submission to first decision is less than 20 days, with an editorial rejection (reject without peer review) decision issued within 5 days. Accepted articles are published online ahead of print in an average of 35 business days, and articles are published in print 3-6 months after acceptance.

More information about the journal and the Society of Biological Psychiatry is available through links at the top of this page. In addition to offering the finest reports in psychiatric neuroscience today, we hope to bring the journal's information to you in the most user-friendly and easily accessible manner. Therefore, your feedback is welcome at


No responsibility is assumed by the Publisher or by the Society of Biological Psychiatry for any injury and/or damages to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions, or ideas contained in the material herein. No suggested test or procedure should be carried out unless, in the reader's judgment, its risk is justified. Because of rapid advances in the medical sciences, we recommend the independent verification of diagnoses and drug dosages. Discussions, views, and recommendations as to medical procedures, choice of drugs, and drug dosages are the responsibility of the authors.

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Editor Information

    John H. Krystal MD

Impact Factor

* 2011 Journal Citation ReportsĀ®, published by Thomson Reuters

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  • Journal
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISSN: 00063223
  • 2014 Impact Factor: 10.255*