Acceptance rate


Time to first decision

19 days*

Time from acceptance to publication

20 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.

Plan S compliance

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and  Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.

Journal information

Ownership Evidence-Based Mental Health is co-owned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Psychological Society and BMJ
Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Quarterly
Launch date 1998
Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 1362-0347
Online ISSN 1468-960X

Journal Statistics (2020)

Acceptance rate: 43%

Time to first decision: 19 days (mean)
Time from acceptance to publication: 20 days (mean)

Impact Factor category: Psychiatry
Impact Factor (JCR): 8.541
Impact Factor rank: 13/156
5 Year Impact Factor: 6.895
Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 1.26
Eigenfactor: 0.00322
Citescore: 8.6
Citescore rank: 30/502
Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.282

2020 total content views: 306,255
2020 total Altmetric mentions: 423

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