The Journal now produces an electronic version of each issue produced specifically for psychiatry residents. The Residents’ Journal contains an electronic table of contents of the current American Journal of Psychiatry, with special links to the articles and to AJP Audio, a downloadable MP3 file featuring highlights from the issue. In addition, this e-mail bulletin contains four exclusive features:
One of the month’s featured articles presented with an overview, discussion questions, and an editorial by a senior member of the field that places the article into context and outlines its strengths and limitations. The May issue will discuss Johan Kakko et al.’s “A Stepped Care Strategy Using Buprenorphine and Methadone Versus Conventional Methadone Maintenance in Heroin Dependence. ”
2) Clinical Education Article
Case presentations to illustrate a major point in clinical practice or to highlight unique treatment approaches. The May issue will feature Kenneth I. Shulman et al. ’s “Assessment of Testamentary Capacity and Vulnerability to Undue Influence.”
A guide on what to look for in the Journal, and how to read and interpret original articles for the maximum in educational value.
What has made this initiative particularly lively are articles from residents, who are providing instructive cases, descriptions of unique programs, perspectives on training and career development, research findings, and comments arising from journal club discussions. Original submissions from residents have discussed wide-ranging and informative topics, from beginning a career in research, to Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy as treatment for panic disorder, to the use of law enforcement in the emergency transportation of mentally ill patients.
If you would like to submit a short piece for publication in the Residents’ Journal, please visit our website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com//appi-ajp. Once there you will need to create a user account if you do not already have one. Please designate your submissions as “Resident Journal,” and please keep to under 500 words. Your participation will ensure the continued success of this e-publication. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have contributed to the inaugural issues of the Residents’ Journal:
Rachel A. Davis, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Alison P. Deem, Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Michelle S. Horner, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Qazi U. Javed, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Andrew R. Kaufman, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center
Jeanne M. Lackamp, Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Falk W. Lohoff, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Amanda B. Mackey, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville
Katherine F. Maloy, Department of Psychiatry, New York University
Tanuj Sidhartha, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
The Residents’ Journal is sent free-of-charge to all psychiatry residents, and is delivered approximately 1 week after the latest issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry is published. Anyone interested in being included on the distribution list should contact Lisa Devine, the Residents’ Journal staff editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Subscribe to Residents’ Journal” in the subject line.