Biological Psychiatry

Biological Psychiatry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1969 and published twice monthly (1st and 15th) by Elsevier since 1985. It is the official journal of the Society of Biological Psychiatry. The journal also publishes an annual supplement which contains the abstracts from the annual meeting of the Society. The founding editor-in-chief was Joseph Wortis, who edited the journal from 1969 to 1992. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is John H. Krystal (Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and Chief of Psychiatry at the Yale-New Haven Hospital).

The journal covers a broad range of topics related to psychiatric neuroscience and the pathophysiology and treatment of major neuropsychiatric disorders. Based on its 2010 impact factor, this highly-cited journal ranked 4 of 126 journals in the category “Psychiatry,” and 15 of 237 in the category “Neurosciences” in the Journal Citation Reports.

It is abstracted and indexed in the following databases: BIOSIS, Beck Medical Information, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, EMBASE, Elsevier BIOBASE, Focus On: Psychopharmacology, Inpharma, MEDLINE, Mental Health Abstracts, PsycINFO Psychological Abstracts, Referativnyi Zhurnal, Reference Update, Science Citation Index, Scopus, and  Selected List of Tables of Contents of Psychiatric Periodicals.

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