Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology has been publishing peer-reviewed articles in English in four issues per year since 1990. The articles reflecting contemporary interests of clinical, experimental, and basic scientists and authors in the following and related fields are published: psychopharmacology, psychiatry (pediatric and adulthood), and behavioral sciences. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology is a scientific publication aiming free access by medical institutions and professionals from all over the world. Target audience of the Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology includes specialistsand students in psychiatry, psychology, neurology, pharmacology, molecular biology, genetics, physiology, neurochemistry, and related sciences.
EDITORIAL POLICIES AND PEER REVIEW SYSTEM
The Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology will consider publication of papers in the following categories:
- Original Research
- Brief Reports
- Case Reports
- Letters to Editors
Papers that have not been published before or under evaluation by other journals are accepted for evaluation by Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology, if approved by the editor.
Publication board may amend manuscripts upon informed consent of authors. Editors and redactors are fully empowered to correct mistakes related to orthography, citation as given in PubMed and relevant issues.
For quoted texts, talulated data and graphics from published papers, author has to obtain permission from the authors or the owner of the publishing rights of the source article and indicate the allowance in the paper. Authors are responsible to obtain such permissions.
Short presentations that took place in scientific meetings can be referred if mentưoned in the article. The editor hands over the formally acceptible papers to at least two referees for evaluation and gives green light for publication upon modification by the authors in accordance to the referees' claims. Changing the name of an author (omission, addition or order) in papers submitted to Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology requires permission of all declared authors. Rejected papers and graphics are not returned to the author.
Peer Review System
This guide for reviewers contains information about basic considerations that should be applied when reviewing a manuscript that has been submitted to the PCP, and about the editorial policies and standards of the journal.
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology (PCP) uses a double-blind peer review system, where both the identities of reviewers and authors are anonymous. Manuscripts are submitted via online submission system of the journal http://www.editorialmanager.com/bcp/Default.aspx. Submitted manuscripts should not be published before or under evaluation by other journals and it should be approved by each of the contributing authors. Consideration for publication is initially assessed by the editor-in-chief, the editorial staff, and the appropriate subspecialty editors. Publication of research articles is dependent primarily on their validity and coherence, as judged by peer reviewers and editors. Submitted manuscripts are sent to appropriate peer reviewers and they are asked to provide detailed, constructive comments that will help the editors make a decision on publication and the authors improve their manuscript. The requested changes are made by the authors using the online system. The editorial board again reviews the manuscript and printed proofs are sent to the author for final corrections. The articles are published online followed by the print copies.
Editorship And The Relationship with Authors and Reviewers
The editor of the journal is the person responsible for its entire content. The editor does not share information about manuscripts (submission, contents, reviewing process, reviewers' suggestions or publishing decisions) with anyone other than the authors or reviewers.
The editor informs the reviewers that the manuscripts are confidential information and that this is a privileged interaction. The reviewers and editorial board cannot discuss the manuscripts with other persons. The reviewers are not allowed to have copies of the manuscripts for personal use and they can not share manuscripts with others. Unless the authors and editor permit, the reviews of referees cannot be published or disclosed. The anonymity of the referees is important. In particular situations, the editor may share the review of one reviewer with other reviewers to clarify a particular point.