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Aims and scope of journal

Neuropsychopharmacology is an international scientific journal and the official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). This journal focuses upon clinical and basic science contributions that advance our understanding of the brain and behaviour, especially as related to the molecular, cellular, physiological and psychological properties of agents acting within the central nervous system and the identification of the new molecular targets for the development of the next generation of drugs. While original reports are preferred, mini-reviews and perspectives are invited by the editorial office. In view of the interdisciplinary nature of the field, particular emphasis is placed on:

  • studies that advance the biological bases of normal and pathological behavior
  • the nature, etiology and pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders
  • biologically relevant aspects of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of these disorders
  • and the basic mechanisms by which psychopharmacological agents exert their effect

Impact factor

2018 Impact Factor 7.160*

11/146 Psychiatry
21/267 Neurosciences
11/267 Pharmacology and Pharmacy

*2018 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)

Abstracted/indexed in

Thomson Reuters
Chemical Abstracts
Global News Media


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Neuropsychopharmacology is 0893-133X and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1740-634X.


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