Acceptance rate


Time to first decision with review

39 days*

Time from acceptance to publication

14 days*

Impact Factor (JCR):


Impact Factor rank (JCR):




Aims and scope

Evidence-Based Mental Health (EBMH) updates researchers and mental health practitioners with clinical reviews, research and opinion on recent developments in the field and their clinical applications.

EBMH also features case conferences, expert commentaries and practical statistics articles which enable clinicians to learn and apply an evidence-based approach to their own clinical practice.

Submissions and article proposals are welcomed by the international editorial team, which is led by Professor Andrea Cipriani (University of Oxford).

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.

Open access

From January 2023, Evidence-Based Mental Health will change its name to BMJ Mental Health and become a fully open access and online journal. By submitting to this journal you agree to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) of £3,090 if your article is accepted for publication.

Journal information

Ownership From 1998 to October 2022, Evidence-Based Mental Health was co-owned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Psychological Society, and BMJ. The journal is now fully owned by BMJ.
Publication Model 1998-2022: Subscription with hybrid open access option

2023- : Open access Frequency Quarterly Launch date 1998 Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar Peer Review Model Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author Print ISSN 1362-0347 Online ISSN 1468-960X

Journal Statistics (2021)

Acceptance rate: 19%

Time to first decision without review (median): 3 days
Time to first decision with review (median) : 39 days
Time from acceptance to publication (median): 14 days

Impact Factor category: Psychiatry
Impact Factor (JCR): 13.538
Impact Factor rank: 9/155
5 Year Impact Factor: 9.324
Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 1.86
Eigenfactor: 0.00417
Citescore: 15.2
Citescore rank: 10/529
Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 3.433

2021 total content views: 375,843
2021 total Altmetric mentions: 400

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