Aims and scope

Evidence-Based Mental Health systematically searches a wide range of international medical journals applying strict criteria for the validity of research and relevance to psychiatrists and psychologists. Content is critically appraised then the most clinically relevant articles are summarised into a succinct expert commentary focusing on the papers key findings and implications for clinical practice. Evidence-Based Mental Health also publishes articles relevant to the study and practice of evidence-based medicine; including Original Research and Reviews.

Editorial Board

For information about Evidence-Based Mental Health’s Editor-in-Chief Professor Andrea Cipriani and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


Evidence-Based Mental Health is co-owned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Psychological Society and BMJ.

Journal statistics

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Quarterly
Launch date 1998
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Index Medicus (Medline), Excerpta Medica (Embase), Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 1362-0347
Online ISSN 1468-960X

Journal statistics

Time from acceptance to online publication 17 days

Contact information

For all contact information please refer to the Contact Us page.


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Royal College of Psychiatrists‘ members are entitled to free access to the full text of Evidence-Based Mental Health. Gain your free access here (you will need your Royal College of Psychiatrists website secure area login details). A discounted print rate for members is also available.

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British Psychological Society members can subscribe to print/online at a discounted rate.

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BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.


The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting transparent, accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.