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Editorial Policy

Schizophrenia Bulletin seeks to review recent developments and empirically based hypotheses regarding the etiology and treatment of schizophrenia. We view the field as broad and deep, and will publish new knowledge ranging from the molecular basis to social and cultural factors. We will give new emphasis to translational reports which simultaneously highlight basic neurobiological mechanisms and clinical manifestations. Much of the Bulletin content will be invited reviews and manuscripts organized as a theme by special guest editors. Also, the Bulletin will carry unsolicited manuscripts of high quality that report original data related to theme issues or where the Bulletin can provide a special venue for a major study.

The editorial policy of the Schizophrenia Bulletin generally follows the Uniform Requirements guidelines articulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( The journal is published bi-monthly serving readership and contributors from the USA and internationally. Each issue of the Bulletin will be based on a major review and/or one or more themes comprised of 2-5 Reviews Articles covering clinical and basic scientific aspects of the theme area of the issue. Topics for future issues will be announced ahead of time and Original Reports related to the themes will be accepted for review. Some theme issues will be based on workshops and meeting symposia.

We consider the Bulletin to be an ideal venue for special reports such as treatment guidelines or the presentation of translational science. The Bulletin will publish the proceedings and abstracts of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. The Bulletin will publish first person accounts, At Issue articles expressing opposing views on controversial scientific issues, succinct discourses on clinical and basic neuroscience concepts, and brief essays on the role of specific environmental and genetic factors in schizophrenia. The Schizophrenia Bulletin will continue the tradition of the front cover display of art from artists with mental illness.


YearImpact FactorSsi: PsychiatrySi: Psychiatry
20148.4506 out of 1338 out of 140
20138.6075 out of 1247 out of 135
20128.4864 out of 1207 out of 135
20118.8003 out of 1174 out of 129
20108.2733 out of 1075 out of 126
20097.4673 out of 945 out of 117
20086.5923 out of 856 out of 101
20075.8433 out of 826 out of 94
20064.3528 out of 7713 out of 95

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index by ISI.


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