Aims & Scope

Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science

Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science is an official journal of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and part of the Biological Psychiatry family of journals. Companion titles include Biological Psychiatry and Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. The Society's purpose is to promote excellence in scientific research and education in fields that investigate the nature, causes, mechanisms, and treatments of disorders of thought, emotion, and behavior. In accord with this mission, this open-access, peer-reviewed, rapid-publication, international journal promotes open dissemination of research by publishing basic, translational, and clinical contributions from scientists across the world in all disciplines, research areas, and research methods relevant to the pathophysiology and treatment of major psychiatric disorders.

The journal publishes novel results of original research which represent an important new lead or significant impact on the field, including those addressing genetic and environmental risk factors, neural circuitry, neurochemistry, hormonal function, and computational understanding across the lifespan, as well as important new therapeutic approaches. Reviews, meta-analyses, and commentaries that focus on topics of key research and broad interest are also encouraged, as well as pre-registered reports.

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