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About Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry


What is Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry?

Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal covering the wider field of Psychiatry, Neurosciences and Psychological Medicine.

Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry is aimed at publishing articles on all aspects of psychiatry. Primary research articles will be our priority. Both basic and clinical neuroscience contributions are encouraged. The journal strongly supports and follows the principles of evidence-based medicine.

This Open Access, online journal emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach to illness and health, and where possible a wider dialogue will be opened on specific articles thereby placing the research into a wider framework. Online publication and Open Access are powerful tools to achieve these goals.

Edited by George Kaprinis, Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry will be supported by an international Editorial Board.

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Content overview

Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry considers the following types of articles:

  • Research - reports of original research data; these articles should follow the principles of evidence-based medicine.
  • Review articles - these articles deal with an important question by systematically reviewing the literature. The electronic nature of the journal makes the publication of such large articles easier, although the authors should keep the length reasonable. Review articles should describe the review method in detail including databases searched, key words, evaluation method etc.

All articles will be published and listed in PubMed immediately upon acceptance (after peer review).

Articles in Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. However, because articles in this journal are not printed, they do not have page numbers. Instead, they have a unique article number.

The following citation:

Ann Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2003, 2:1

refers to article 1 from volume 2 of the journal.

As an online journal, Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry does not have issue numbers either. Each volume corresponds to a calendar year.

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Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted to Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry electronically using the online submission system. Full details of how to submit a manuscript are given in the instructions for authors.

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Peer review policies

Peer review in Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry is designed to ensure that the research published is 'good science'. Peer reviewers are asked to indicate which articles they consider to be especially interesting or significant. These articles will be given greater prominence within Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry and greater external publicity. Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two external experts; who will have four possible options: 1) accept without revision, 2) accept after revision, without expecting to check those revisions, 3) neither accept nor reject until author(s) make revisions and resubmit, 4) reject because scientifically unsound.

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