Frontiers in Psychiatry is a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing outstanding discoveries across a wide spectrum of translational, basic and clinical research. The journal's mission is to use translational approaches to improve therapeutic options for mental illness and consequently to improve patient treatment outcomes.
Modern psychiatry is an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and medically and socially relevant clinical subject. In recent decades, advances in basic research led to promising perspectives in this field. Studies on psychiatric diseases, predictive imaging and genomics, as well as computational modeling and novel biomarkers provide the foundations for the integrative bio-social context of public mental health, societal well-being and cutting-edge clinical practice and specialization.
Frontiers in Psychiatry is a community-driven journal and seeks to inform and educate its readers, as well as to stimulate exploration into all aspects of diagnosis, nature, causes, treatment, and public health aspects of mental illnesses. Frontiers’ unique collaborative peer review is based on a standardized, rigorous, fair, efficient and transparent approach, and further enables authors to interact with the editors and reviewers in a direct online dialogue where the ultimate goal is to improve the manuscript.
Frontiers in Psychiatry is a member of COPE, the Committee on Publication Ethics, and authors are required to disclose any potential conflict of interest based on the Frontiers and ICMJE guidelines. Further, studies involving human participants will only be accepted if performed according to the Declaration of Helsinki and in agreement with national guidelines.
Frontiers in Psychiatry brings an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and “bench-to-bedside” approach to communicate translational progress and innovations to clinicians, scholars and research scientists in the field of psychiatry. We publish the latest research and clinical progress in an open access format, aiming to improve patient care and well-being worldwide.
Short Name: Front. Psychiatry
Electronic ISSN: 1664-0640
Indexed in: PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Google Scholar, DOAJ, CrossRef, PsycINFO, EMBASE
PMCID: all published articles receive a PMCID
Frontiers in Psychiatry is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Psychiatry welcome submission of the following article types: Book Review, Case Report, Clinical Trial, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Psychiatry, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Psychiatry.