Established in 1956, The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry has been keeping psychiatrists up-to-date on the latest research for nearly 60 years. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry provides a forum for psychiatry and mental health professionals to share their findings with more than 3000 researchers and clinicians.
The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry includes peer-reviewed scientific articles analyzing ongoing developments in Canadian and international psychiatry. Regular features include:
• the popular In Review series, written by world leaders in psychiatric research on a broad range of biopsychological topics, such as
• Cognition in Schizophrenia (January)
• Pharmacogenetics (February)
• Suicide (March)
• Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (April)
• PTSD in Soldiers and Civilians
• Anxiety Disorders
•NEW perpectives articles that take evidence-based sides on controversial, complex, or emerging themes;
•the latest Original Research and Systematic Review papers;
•Book Reviews and Letters to the Editor;
•official Position Papers, Policy Statements, and Clinical Practice Guidelines of the Canadian Psychiatric Association; and
All of these contribute to the scholarly knowledge base. That’s why more Canadian psychiatrists read more pages of The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry than any of the 20 other medical publications the Print Measurement Bureau’s Medical Media Study analysed in 2013. According to the most recent study:
• 61% of the 4668 psychiatrists in Canada read The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry;
• of those who read it, 71% said they read every issue and 97% said they read at least two of every four issues; and
• 68% of readers reported reading half or more of the last issue.
Building on this success, Editor-in-Chief Dr Joel Paris and the Editorial Board are working to continue raising The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry’s impact factor, which was 2.483 in 2012. This maintains The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry’s status as one of the top general psychiatry journals in the world.
Through its online manuscript submission and peer review processing system, Manuscript Central, The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry receives nearly 200 manuscripts a year. Only about one-third of these manuscripts are accepted for publishing. This allows The CJP to publish only the highest quality research as quickly as possible. In 2013, an average article was published about 9.5 months after it was submitted, with authors receiving peer review comments back in less than 2 months.
The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry is the obvious and proven readers’ choice.
CPA members and subscribers now have privileged access to an electronic version of The CJP. Identical to the print edition, the cyber-CJP is accessible, ahead of print. Nonmembers and nonsubscribers can read abstracts online ahead of print and full-text articles 6 months later.
Print ISSN 0706-7437
Online ISSN 1497-0015
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