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About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Journal of Psychiatry and Brain Science (JPBS) is an international open-access peer-reviewed journal published online bimonthly by Hapres, dealing with all the aspects of psychiatry and related neuroscience. It publishes original articles (regular research papers), reviews and communications in a timely fashion. The journal aims to cover the full spectrum of psychiatry research. Papers including negative findings are also welcome.

Topics include but not limited to:


The journal accepts: Reviews, Original Articles, Technical Notes, Editorials, News and Views, Letters to the Editors, as well as Conference Announcements and Book Reviews. Controversies and debates are also welcomed. A Special Section of the journal (Virtual Special Issues**) is devoted for publishing accelerated papers considered as a breakthrough in the field.


**note that Virtual Special Issue (VSI) is a collection of papers centered around a specific topic, led by an expert (Guest Editor) in the field. Virtual Special Issues are an important component of the journal and cover current hot topics within the scope of the journal.


All papers belonging to a Virtual Special Issue will be gathered together on a single webpage. They are published in the regular issues of the journal as soon as publishable, and labeled as belonging to the Virtual Special Issue. A link from each paper will take you to the Virtual Special Issue webpage.

Indexing and Abstracting

The articles published in JPBS are listed in major on-line abstracting and indexing databases, including:

1. Google Scholar

2. China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)

3. Portico

4. Wanfang Data

5. Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

Publishing Ethics Announcement

JPBS is a member of COPE and we adhere to Core Practices when dealing with ethical issues. JPBS uses iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. Manuscripts suspected plagiarism may be rejected at all stages.

Journal Contact Information

JPBS Editorial Office

1st Floor Cobham MSA, Cobham, Surrey, Greater London, KT11 3DB, United Kingdom

Tel. +44 1932 379 585

E-mail: jpbs@hapres.com

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