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About Psychiatric Services

A Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
Editor: Howard H. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.
Psychiatric Services, established in 1950, is published monthly by the American Psychiatric Association. The peer-reviewed journal features research reports on issues related to the delivery of mental health services, especially for people with serious mental illness in community-based treatment programs. Long known as an interdisciplinary journal, Psychiatric Services recognizes that provision of high-quality care involves collaboration among a variety of professionals, frequently working as a team. Authors of research reports published in the journal include psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, drug and alcohol treatment counselors, economists, policy analysts, and professionals in related systems such as criminal justice and welfare systems. In the mental health field, the current focus on patient-centered, recovery-oriented care and on dissemination of evidence-based practices is transforming service delivery systems at all levels. Research published in Psychiatric Services contributes to this transformation.

Highest-Ranking Mental Health Journal in Health Policy & Services

By impact factor, Psychiatric Services is Highly Ranked by Impact Factor in Health Policy & Services Category of ISI’s Journal Citation Reports. Of the 56 peer-reviewed journals ranked in the Health Policy & Services Category of ISI's Journal Citation Reports, Psychiatric Services ranks 9th. Of 114 peer-reviewed journals ranked in the Public Health Category, Psychiatric Services ranks 16th.

Information for Authors & Reviewers

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