Aims and scope
General Psychiatry (GPSYCH) is an open access journal that covers all topics of interest to psychiatrists and other mental health professionals internationally. The journal includes original research, systematic reviews, meta-analyses (that, unlike meta-analyses in other journals, pool results from studies published in Chinese and English), forums on topical issues (with commentaries from Chinese and international authors), case reports, research methods in psychiatry, and a unique section on ‘Biostatistics in Psychiatry’. Original articles on basic research, clinical research, community-based studies, and ecological studies are all considered for publication.
General Psychiatry is owned by the Shanghai Mental Health Center. In addition to serving as a mental health clinic offering medication management and psychotherapy, the center is involved in teaching, research, and mental health prevention planning for Shanghai and the entirety of China.
|Publication Model||Continuous publication, open access|
|Indexed by||MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, DOAJ, Google Scholar|
|Peer Review Model||Double blind; the names of reviewers and authors are hidden from each other|
|Previous Title||Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry|
Rights and permissions
Shanghai Mental Health Center (SMHC), formerly known as the Shanghai Psychiatric Hospital, was founded in 1958. Its predecessor, Mercy Hospital, was established in 1935. In addition to serving as a mental health clinic offering medication management and psychotherapy, the center is involved in teaching, research, and mental health prevention planning for Shanghai and the entirety of China.
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