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Welcome to the World Journal of Psychiatry

The World Journal of Psychiatry (WJP) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of psychiatry.  It was launched on December 31, 2011 and is published trimonthly (4 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage psychiatrists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJP describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJP are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks.The WJP’s acceptance rate: 35%. Submit here >>

2017 Published Issues

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2220-3206 (online)

Identity and schizophrenia: Who do I want to be?  
Mary V Seeman
World J Psychiatr 7(1):1-7. Published online Mar 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i1.1
Evidence-Based Medicine
Differences between British and Japanese perspectives on forensic mental health systems: A preliminary study  
Akihiro Shiina, Aika Tomoto, Soichiro Omiya, Aiko Sato, Masaomi Iyo, Yoshito Igarashi
World J Psychiatr 7(1):8-11. Published online Mar 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i1.8
Systematic Reviews
Functional neuroanatomy in panic disorder: Status quo of the research  
Thomas Sobanski, Gerd Wagner
World J Psychiatr 7(1):12-33. Published online Mar 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i1.12
Neuroimaging studies of cognitive remediation in schizophrenia: A systematic and critical review  
Rafael Penadés, Alexandre González-Rodríguez, Rosa Catalán, Bàrbara Segura, Miquel Bernardo, Carme Junqué
World J Psychiatr 7(1):34-43. Published online Mar 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i1.34
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and suicide: A systematic review  
Judit Balazs, Agnes Kereszteny
World J Psychiatr 7(1):44-59. Published online Mar 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i1.44
Consequences of bullying victimization in childhood and adolescence: A systematic review and meta-analysis  
Sophie E Moore, Rosana E Norman, Shuichi Suetani, Hannah J Thomas, Peter D Sly, James G Scott
World J Psychiatr 7(1):60-76. Published online Mar 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i1.60