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BJPsych International
  • ISSN: 2056-4740 (Print), 2058-6264 (Online)
  • Frequency: 4 issues per year
BJPsych International provides psychiatrists and all mental health professionals with an overview of current policy and practice in psychiatry from a global perspective. Our primary mission is to provide a publication platform for authors from low-and-middle-income countries. Published on behalf of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the journal is entirely open access. We accept peer-reviewed articles dealing with developments in mental health policy, novel approaches to the management of mental health services, and we promote worldwide training in psychiatry. As the BJPsych International evolves, we intend to highlight more digital content, such as videos and podcasts to accompany our published articles. Regular features include thematic papers exploring topical subjects and Global Echoes, a section dedicated to contributions from trainees and junior doctors. We do not publish original empirical research, but may occasionally accept audits that have clinical implications of international relevance.
  • On the cover
  • Cover artwork: ‘Space Truck‘ by Mr X

    Mr X has been making cardboard and mix media vehicles, at fi rst in his room and now in Bethlem Gallery.

    These vehicles, repeatedly modifi ed, document the endless process of adjustment that occurs as Mr X calculates and recalibrates his relationship to the institution.

    The vehicles are simultaneously a form of escape, a sanctuary, a fi lter, a second-skin - an alternative way of inhabiting the institution but also a refl ection and a critique of its spaces and rules.

    These vehicles have a specifi c use-value for Mr X.

    Survival in any institution requires a series of recalibrations, moments when you conform and others when you resist. Making these vehicles is a response to the question: “How do I make this space adapt to me when I am constantly being asked to adapt to it?

Title history
Currently known as:
BJPsych International
Vol 12 (2015) onwards
ISSN: 2056-4740 (Print), 2058-6264 (Online)

Formerly known as:
International Psychiatry
Vol 1 (2003) - Vol 11 (2014)
ISSN: 1749-3676 (Print), (Online)