About PCC

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To provide lifelong learning for clinicians by offering evidence-based, peer-reviewed scientific information about the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health and neuropsychiatric disorders.

The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders (PCC) is an international exclusively online peer-reviewed journal. Founded in 1998, PCC seeks to advance the clinical expertise of primary care physicians and other health care professionals who treat patients with mental and neurologic illnesses. PCC publishes research from disciplines such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and psychology, especially as it pertains to integrated delivery systems and interdisciplinary collaboration. PCC focuses on providing information of direct clinical utility and giving a voice to clinician researchers. Practice-based research from individuals and groups with clinical expertise is particularly welcome. A variety of Continuing Medical Education activities are also offered through the CME Institute.

PCC is indexed by the National Library of Medicine and publishes 6 issues per year, with weekly online postings of new content to bring you the most up-to-date information.

Types of manuscripts published include

  • Original research
  • Systematic reviews
  • Meta-analyses
  • Case reports and series
  • Commenting letters to the editor

PCC Statistics and Impact Information

  • Submission-to-first decision time (mean): 35 days
  • Submission-to-acceptance time (mean): 3 months
  • Average number of articles published/issue: 12
  • Average number of case reports published/issue: 14
  • Indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed

PCC Reach

  • Full text is freely accessible without registration
  • Over 100,000 registered users of Psychiatrist.com
  • Nearly 900,000 users per year with over 1.3 million visits at Psychiatrist.com (Google Analytics, June 2021)
  • Electronic alerts (Elerts) sent to about 30,000 allied mental health professionals who have requested daily receipt of informational e-mails about our journals and Web CME activities

PCC Print ISSN Print 2155-772 | Online ISSN 2155-7780

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