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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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  • 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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Biobehavioral assessment of the anxiety disorders: Current progress and future directions 
Deah Abbott, Yasmin Shirali, J Kyle Haws, Caleb W Lack 
World J Psychiatr 7(3):133-147. Published online Sep 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i3.133
Tattoos as a window to the psyche: How talking about skin art can inform psychiatric practice 
Hannah Roggenkamp, Andrew Nicholls, Joseph M Pierre 
World J Psychiatr 7(3):148-158. Published online Sep 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i3.148
Developmental psychopathology: A primer for clinical pediatrics 
Robert Eme 
World J Psychiatr 7(3):159-162. Published online Sep 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i3.159
Taking care of suicidal patients with new technologies and reaching-out means in the post-discharge period 
Giulia Falcone, Adele Nardella, Dorian A Lamis, Denise Erbuto, Paolo Girardi, Maurizio Pompili 
World J Psychiatr 7(3):163-176. Published online Sep 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i3.163
Catatonia as a putative nosological entity: A historical sketch 
Gábor Gazdag, Rozalia Takács, Gabor S Ungvari 
World J Psychiatr 7(3):177-183. Published online Sep 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i3.177
Systematic Reviews
Transition to school for children with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review 
Annabel Marsh, Vanessa Spagnol, Rachel Grove, Valsamma Eapen 
World J Psychiatr 7(3):184-196. Published online Sep 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i3.184