Biological Psychiatry (journal)

Biological Psychiatry  
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Discipline Biological psychiatry
Language English
Edited by John H. Krystal
Publication details
Former name(s)
Recent Advances in Biological Psychiatry
Publication history
Frequency Biweekly
Standard abbreviations
Biol. Psychiatry
ISSN 0006-3223 (print)
1873-2402 (web)
LCCN 78009779
OCLC no. 424038458

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. A 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.[1] It obtained its current name in 1969 with volume numbering restarting at 1[2] and is the official journal of the Society of Biological Psychiatry. The founding or-in-chief was Joseph Wortis, who ed the journal until 1992.[3][4] The current or is John H. Krystal (Yale University School of Medicine). In 2016, the Society of Biological Psychiatry launched a spin-off journal to Biological Psychiatry titled Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging ISSN 2451-9022.

Abstracting and indexing[]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2016 impact factor of 11.412.[5]


The following persons have been or-in-chief of the journal:

See also[]


  1. ^ "Recent Advances in Biological Psychiatry". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2013-10-18.
  2. ^ "Biological Psychiatry". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2013-10-18.
  3. ^ Dunner, David L. (1993-01-01). "Joseph Wortis, next term M.D. a new position: Founding or". Biological Psychiatry. 33 (1): 1. doi:10.1016/0006-3223(93)90270-N.
  4. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (1995-02-28). "Dr. Joseph Wortis, an Editor And a Psychiatrist, 88, Dies". The New York Times. pp. B8. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
  5. ^ "Biological Psychiatry". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.

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