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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 >>

2018 Published Issues
  • Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, Professor, (E-mail:ashekhar@iupui.edu)Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana, IN 46202, United States
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2220-3206 (online)
Therapeutics Advances
Promoting recovery from severe mental illness: Implications from research on metacognition and metacognitive reflection and insight therapy 
Paul Henry Lysaker, Jay A Hamm, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Michelle L Pattison, Bethany L Leonhardt 
World J Psychiatr 8(1):1-11. Published online Mar 22, 2018. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v8.i1.1
Complex posttraumatic stress disorder: The need to consolidate a distinct clinical syndrome or to reevaluate features of psychiatric disorders following interpersonal trauma? 
Evangelia Giourou, Maria Skokou, Stuart P Andrew, Konstantina Alexopoulou, Philippos Gourzis, Eleni Jelastopulu 
World J Psychiatr 8(1):12-19. Published online Mar 22, 2018. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v8.i1.12
Clinical Practice Study
Repeatability of two-dimensional chemical shift imaging multivoxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy for measuring human cerebral choline-containing compounds 
Basant K Puri, Mary Egan, Fintan Wallis, Philip Jakeman 
World J Psychiatr 8(1):20-26. Published online Mar 22, 2018. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v8.i1.20
Audit of physical health monitoring in children and adolescents receiving antipsychotics in neurodevelopmental clinics in Northumberland 
Sundar Gnanavel, Sharafat Hussain 
World J Psychiatr 8(1):27-32. Published online Mar 22, 2018. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v8.i1.27
Factors associated with tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use among youth living in West Central Mexico 
Octavio Campollo, Payam Sheikhattari, Cesar Alvarez, Jaime Toro-Guerrero, Hector Sanchez Avila, Fernando A Wagner 
World J Psychiatr 8(1):33-42. Published online Mar 22, 2018. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v8.i1.33
Observational Study
Bullying among people with visual impairment: Prevalence, associated factors and relationship to self-efficacy and life satisfaction 
Audun Brunes, Morten B Nielsen, Trond Heir 
World J Psychiatr 8(1):43-50. Published online Mar 22, 2018. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v8.i1.43