|Former name(s)||Recent Advances in Biological Psychiatry|
|Abbreviated title (ISO 4)||Biol. Psychiatry|
|Edited by||John H. Krystal|
|Publisher||Elsevier on behalf of the Society of Biological Psychiatry|
Biological Psychiatry is a biweekly, peer-reviewed, scientific journal of psychiatric neuroscience and therapeutics, published by Elsevier since 1985 on behalf of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, of which it is the official journal. The journal covers a broad range of topics related to the pathophysiology and treatment of major neuropsychiatric disorders. An yearly supplement is published which contains the abstracts from the annual meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry.
The journal was established in 1959 as Recent Advances in Biological Psychiatry. It obtained its current name in 1969 with volume numbering re-starting at 1 and is the official journal of the Society of Biological Psychiatry. The founding editor-in-chief was Joseph Wortis, who edited the journal until 1992. The current editor is John H. Krystal (Yale University School of Medicine).
Abstracting and indexing
The journal is abstracted and indexed in:
According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 9.247, ranking it 4th out of 135 journals in the category "Psychiatry" and 13th out of 251 journals in the category "Neurosciences."
The following persons have been editor-in-chief of the journal:
- Joseph Wortis, 1959–1992
- Wagner H. Bridger, 1992–1997
- Richard C. Josiassen, 1997
- Dennis S. Charney, 1998–2006
- John H. Krystal, 2006–present
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- "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychiatry". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013.
- "Journals Ranked by Impact: Neurosciences". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013.