Journal of Psychopharmacology

The Journal of Psychopharmacology is a fully peer-reviewed, international journal that publishes original research and review articles on pre-clinical and clinical aspects of psychopharmacology. The journal provides an essential forum for researchers and practicing clinicians on the effects of drugs on animal and human behaviour, and the mechanisms underlying these effects.

The Journal of Psychopharmacologyis truly international in scope and readership. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Impact Factor: 4.738 (2017)
Ranking: Psychiatry (SCI) 32 out of 140 | Clinical Neurology 35 out of 192 | Pharmacology & Pharmacy 45 out of 255 | Neurosciences 70 out of 252 |

5-Year Impact Factor: 3.442 
5-Year Ranking: Psychiatry (SCI) 43 out of 140 | Clinical Neurology 57 out of 192 | Pharmacology & Pharmacy 64 out of 255 | Neurosciences 108 out of 252

The Journal of Psychopharmacology is published monthly (12 times a year) by SAGE Publications (London).

The Journal of Psychopharmacology is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online

Annual Subscription (12 issues)

A subscription to Journal of Psychopharmacology is included in the membership benefits of BAP.
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  • Print ISSN: 0269-8811
  • Online ISSN: 1461-7285

The Journal of Psychopharmacology is abstracted  / indexed in many databases. See a full list

Submission of manuscripts

Submit your article online to the Journal of Psychopharmacology with SAGETRACK

Submission Guidelines

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal of Psychopharmacology Editorial Office as follows:

Dr Pallab Seth
Editorial Manager
Journal of Psychopharmacology Editorial office
Neuropsychopharmacology Unit
Imperial College London
Burlington-Danes Building
Hammersmith Hospital
Du Cane Rd
London, W12 0NN

Open Access

A large number of new gold open access (OA) journals have been launched in recent years to provide immediate open access to research at the point of publication. It is estimated that 16% of peer reviewed journals are now gold OA. These use funding models that do not charge the reader or institution for access. The most popular funding model is payment by the author of an Article Processing Charge (APC) at the point of acceptance, although there are other models, such as funding by societies or through advertising revenue...Read whole article