Biological Psychiatry

A Journal of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Therapeutics

A Publication of the Society of Biological Psychiatry

Biological Psychiatry - ISSN 0006-3223
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.337 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 5.49 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 11.982 (2017) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 10.884 (2017) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volumes 85-86
Issues: 24 issues
ISSN: 00063223

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About Biological Psychiatry



Biological Psychiatry is the official journal of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, whose purpose is to promote excellence in scientific research and education in fields that investigate the nature, causes, mechanisms and treatments of disorders of thought, emotion, or behavior. In accord with this mission, this peer-reviewed, rapid-publication, international journal publishes both basic and clinical contributions from all disciplines and research areas relevant to the pathophysiology and treatment of major psychiatric disorders.



The journal publishes novel results of original research which represent an important new lead or significant impact on the field, particularly those addressing genetic and environmental risk factors, neural circuitry and neurochemistry, and important new therapeutic approaches. Reviews and commentaries that focus on topics of current research and interest are also encouraged.



Biological Psychiatry is one of the most selective and highly cited journals in the field of psychiatric neuroscience. The 2017 Impact Factor score for Biological Psychiatry is 11.982. In the 2017 Journal Citation Reports® published by Clarivate Analytics, it is ranked 6th out of 142 Psychiatry titles and 9th out of 261 Neurosciences titles, by Impact Factor. By total citations, Biological Psychiatry is ranked 1st in Psychiatry. It is also the 1st ranked journal in Psychiatry according to Google Scholar (July 2017).



Biological Psychiatry's acceptance rate is less than 10%. The average time from submission to first decision is less than 20 days, with an editorial rejection (reject without peer review) decision issued within 5 days. Accepted articles are published online ahead of print in an average of 35 business days, and articles are published in print 3-6 months after acceptance.



More information about the journal and the Society of Biological Psychiatry is available through links at the top of this page. In addition to offering the finest reports in psychiatric neuroscience today, we hope to bring the journal's information to you in the most user-friendly and easily accessible manner. Therefore, your feedback is welcome at biol.psych@sobp.org.



No responsibility is assumed by the Publisher or by the Society of Biological Psychiatry for any injury and/or damages to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions, or ideas contained in the material herein. No suggested test or procedure should be carried out unless, in the reader's judgment, its risk is justified. Because of rapid advances in the medical sciences, we recommend the independent verification of diagnoses and drug dosages. Discussions, views, and recommendations as to medical procedures, choice of drugs, and drug dosages are the responsibility of the authors.