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Aims and scope of journal

Molecular Psychiatry publishes work aimed at elucidating biological mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders and their treatment. The emphasis is on studies at the interface of pre-clinical and clinical research, including studies at the cellular, molecular, integrative, clinical, imaging and psychopharmacology levels. Learn more about the journal here.

Journal metrics

Citation Impact*:
2-year Impact Factor: 12.384
5-year Impact Factor: 12.455
6/146 Psychiatry
10/267 Neurosciences
11/298 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

*2019 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2020)

33 days from submission to 1st decision
20 days from submission to acceptance
17 days from acceptance to publication


Abstracted/indexed in

Current Contents
Current Contents/Life Sciences
EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
MEDLINE/Index Medicus
Neuroscience Citation Index
Research Alert
Science Citation Index
Science Citation Index Expanded


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Molecular Psychiatry is 1359-4184 and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1476-5578.

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