Information for Au​thors

Manuscript and Letter Submission

If your manuscript fits within the scope of the journal, we encourage you to submit. Acceptance is contingent on favorable peer review.

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Our u​ser-friendly electronic manuscript submission and peer review system allows you to submit your manuscript online securely, conveniently, and instantly. Authors can track the progress of their manuscripts from submission to publication. Assistance is available via e-mail if needed.

First-time submitters will need to register for an account. After you follow the link above for the submission page, select “New authors should register for an account.” Note that this account is separate from the account you use to access and, so even if you are already registered to access our sites (which provides the ability to obtain free CME credit), you will still need to establish an account to use the manuscript submission system.

Journal Statistics and Impact Information

Journal Statistics (2013 Data)

Acceptance rate 28%
No. of articles published per issue Mean=10
Submission-to–first decision time (mean) 47 days
Submission-to–final decision time (mean) 66 days
Submission-to-acceptance time (estimated average) 4.8 months
Acceptance-to-publication time 4.9 months

Impact Information

The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry continues to be ranked in the top ten of the most cited psychiatric journals in the world—and as the #1 clinical psychiatry journal—with an IF of 5.799. Moreover, the Journal is ranked as the world’s fourth most important psychiatric journal, with an Eigenfactor™ score of 0.03655 (December 2011, Journal Citation Reports). The Journal mails to about 34,690 recipients, and over 20,000 allied mental health professionals have requested daily receipt of informational e-mails about our journals and Web CME activities.

The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry is the official journal of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. The ASCP was founded in 1992, and its membership includes clinicians and researchers who study the use of pharmacology in clinical practice.

Free Access Option

The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (JCP) offers authors of accepted articles and letters the opportunity to make their article freely available to nonsubscribers on JCP’s Web site, PSYCHIATRIST.COM. The charge for this service is $2,500 and is payable by check or credit card. Authors are provided this option at the time of acceptance.

Your article reaches 36,000 readers of the print journal, but the JCP Web site attracts over 200,000 visitors each month, most of whom are nonsubscribers who must pay a fee to read an entire article online. The option of financial sponsorship allows you to provide each Web visitor unrestricted access to your HTML article, thereby increasing its potential audience nearly sixfold. To further expand your article’s visibility, an e-mail announcement of its Free status will be sent to over 35,000 JCP E-Lert requestors.

Submission of payment signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions for copyrighted work.

Authorship / Copyright / Disclosure / Acknowledgment Form

See the form in PDF format. At the time of article submission, each author must submit a form incorporating 4 statements: (1) authorship, (2) copyright transfer or federal employment, and (3) financial or other relationships that might pose a conflict of interest. The corresponding author must sign (4) the Acknowledgment statement. This form can be mailed to Physicians Postgraduate Press, P.O. Box 752870, Memphis, TN 38175-2870, faxed to the Production Coordinator at 901-273-2752, or scanned and uploaded during the electronic submission process.

Quick-Reference Checklist for Manuscript Submission

See the checklist.

Guidelines for Authors on Manuscript Preparation and Submission

See the guidelines.


Corresponding authors receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their article or letter appears and are sent a reprint order form at the time their article is published. Authors can also order single copies of articles or back issues, as well as larger quantities of high-quality photocopies or reprints. Learn more about reprints.

Terms and Conditions

All materials published by Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc., are the property of Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc., unless otherwise stated, and are subject to all laws pertaining to copyrighted work.

Retention of copyright by Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc., means the work may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, including electronic, photocopying, or otherwise; distributed in any form or by any means; publicly displayed in any form including but not limited to internet, extranet, PowerPoint, or posters; and used for commercial, promotional, or marketing purposes, which include sale, resale, transfer, loan, license, or other forms of commercial exploitation.


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For permission to use the work in whole or part, follow these steps:

  1. Requests for permission to publish may be submitted by regular mail, fax, or e-mail.
    • Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
      Attn: Permissions Editor
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      fax: (920) 457-0501
  2. Permission will not be granted until the article has been published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry or The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders.
  3. Permission is not granted to place the full text of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry or The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders articles on other Web sites.

Information Required for a Permissions Request

  1. Requestor’s Information:
    • Person’s name, title, address, telephone, fax, and e-mail
    • Company’s name and postal address
  2. Article Information:
    • Article title
    • First bylined author
    • Volume number and issue dates
    • Page range of article
    • The copyrighted item to be used from the article, ie, the specific chart, table, figure, graph, or other illustration, abstract, quote, or full article
  3. Intended Use of the Requested Item:
    • Title of the work in which the item is to appear
    • Author/editor/compiler
    • Publisher, with full address
    • Edition number
    • Publication year
    • Approximate press run of work
    • Form of reproduction (print, online, language)
    • Sponsorship, funding, or retail price (if a book)
    • Intended audience(s)

Clinical Trials Registration Information

See the clinical trials registration information in our Guidelines for Authors on Manuscript Preparation and Submission.

Embargo Policy

Articles are embargoed until they are published online at PSYCHIATRIST.COM. Contact .

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