Indian Journal of Psychiatry

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Indian Journal of Psychiatry  
Former names
Indian Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Indian J. Psychiatry
Discipline Psychiatry
Language English
Edited by T. S. Sathyanarayana Rao
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0019-5545
OCLC no. 746945928

The Indian Journal of Psychiatry is a quarterly peer-reviewed open access medical journal. It is published by Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Psychiatric Society. It covers research in all fields of psychiatry. Each year, the April issue is accompanied by a supplement that contains the abstracts of presentations at the annual meeting of the society.


The journal was established in 1949 as the Indian Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry and obtained its present name in 1958. The editor-in-chief is T. S. Sathyanarayana Rao (Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University). The following persons have been editors-in-chief:

  • N. N. De (1949–1951)
  • L. P. Verma (1951–1958)
  • A. N. Bardhan (1958–1960)
  • M. R. Vachha (1961–1967)
  • A. Venkoba Rao (1968–1976)
  • B. B. Sethi (1977–1984)
  • S. M. Channabasavanna (1985–1988)
  • A. K. Agarwal (1989–1992)
  • K. Kuruvilla (1993–1996)
  • J. K. Trivedi (1997–2002)
  • U. Goswami (2003)
  • T. S. S. Rao (2004)
  • N. G. Desai (2005–2006)
  • T. S. S. Rao (2007)
  • G. Swaminath (2007)

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Scopus,[1] EBSCO databases, Expanded Academic ASAP, IndMed, and InfoTrac.


In 2016, the journal retracted a 2013 supplementary paper because it plagiarized a Wikipedia article.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Content overview". Scopus. Elsevier. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Wikipedia page reincarnated as paper: Authors plagiarized paper on reincarnation". Retraction Watch. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Article retracted after ‘overlapping text’ from Wikipedia found". The Hindu. 6 February 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-02-12. 

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