ISSN 0213-6163 - printed version
The European Journal of Psychiatry is a quarterly publication founded in 1986 and directed by Professor A. Seva until his death in 2004.
The journal, edited by the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zaragoza, was originally intended to report "the scientific activity of European psychiatrists" and "to bring about a greater degree of communication" among them. However, "since scientific knowledge has no geographical or cultural boundaries, is open to contributions from all over the world". These principles are maintained in the new stage of the journal, now expanded with the help of an American editor.
It also keeps to the original foundations of "an eclectic orientation in its scientific approach freed largely from ideological burdens". It invites contributions in areas related to biological, psychological and social sciences, and the aim is to communicate the research in the causes, consequences, treatment and care of all forms of mental disorder. It will be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, social scientists, nurses and others engaged in mental health professions, together with basic neurobiological researchers. Topics covered will include epidemiology of mental disorders, clinical aetiological research, post mortem pathological and neurochemical studies, treatment trials and evaluation of services.
The over-riding criteria for publication are originality, a high scientific quality and interest to a wide audience of those concerned with all aspects of mental illness. All original papers will be refereed by independent experts in the field. Review articles and monographs designed to bring the reader up to date with research in the area will be a feature of the journal. There is a Book Review section and correspondence to the editor will be considered for publication.
The articles are published in English, but a Spanish language edition was initiated in 2002. The journal is distributed to Faculties of Medicine, Departments of Psychiatry and Documentation Centres all over the world.
Its abbreviated title is Eur. j. psychiatry, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, bibliographical references and strips.
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