Transcultural Psychiatry
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Transcultural Psychiatry

2014 Impact Factor: 2.114
2014 Ranking: 49/133 in Psychiatry (SSCI) | 12/83 in Anthropology
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)
Transcultural Psychiatry Section of the World Psychiatric Association

Editor-in-Chief
Laurence J Kirmayer McGill University, Montréal, Canada
Managing Editor
Liana Chase SOAS, University of London, UK

eISSN: 14617471| ISSN: 13634615|Current volume: 53|Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Now included in Thomson Reuters’ (ISI) Journal Citation Reports in both Psychiatry and Anthropology.

Transcultural Psychiatry is a fully peer-reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles on cultural psychiatry and mental health. Transcultural Psychiatry provides a channel of communication for psychiatrists, other mental health professionals, and social scientists concerned with the social and cultural determinants of psychopathology and psychosocial treatments of mental and behavioural problems in individuals, families and communities.

"Bridging the disciplines, Transcultural Psychiatry is devoted to an encyclopedic examination of the relationship between culture and psychiatry. Theoretically and geographically comprehensive, it makes indispensable reading for everyone interested in mental health." Margaret Lock, McGill University, Canada

"The oldest and still one of the most authoritative and important scholarly and professional resources in the study of cross-cultural psychopathology and psychotherapy... Essential reading for clinicians, researchers, and students." Anthony J. Marsella, University of Hawaii, USA

"Many of us have come to rely on the thoughtful and thorough reviews of key topics and critical issues we have come to expect from the journal." Mitchell Weiss, Swiss Tropical Institute, Switzerland

"The oldest and still the most prestigious journal in the field." Wolfgang Jilek, World Psychiatric Association

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Transcultural Psychiatry is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://tps.sagepub.com

Transcultural Psychiatry is a fully peer-reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles on cultural psychiatry and mental health. Cultural psychiatry is concerned with the social and cultural determinants of psychopathology and psychosocial treatments of the range of mental and behavioural problems in individuals, families and communities. In addition to the research methods of psychiatry, it draws from the disciplines of epidemiology, medical anthropology and cultural psychology.

Transcultural Psychiatry publishes original research reports, systematic reviews, case reports, book reviews and letters to the editor on all topics relevant to cultural psychiatry and mental health, including:

  • social and cultural factors that influence the origins, course and treatment of psychiatric disorders
  • the mental health of indigenous peoples, ethnocultural minorities, immigrants and refugees
  • indigenous psychiatric theory and practice (ethnopsychiatry) including scientific evaluation of the knowledge and methods of traditional healing systems
  • cultural critique of biomedical ('Western') psychiatric theory and practice
  • international and cross-national research and practice in mental health.

Transcultural Psychiatry began publication in 1956 (as Transcultural Psychiatric Research Review) to provide a forum for communication between psychiatrists and social scientists around the world concerned with the relationship between culture and mental health and is essential for clinicians working in multicultural or intercultural settings and for research workers in the borderlands between psychiatry, psychology and anthropology.

Associate Editors
Renato D. Alarcón Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University, Peru
Roland Littlewood University College, London, UK
Leslie P Swartz Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Qualitative Methods Editors
Danielle Groleau McGill University, Montréal, Canada
Robert Whitley McGill University, Montréal, Canada
Statistical Editors
Eduardo Chachamovich McGill University, Montréal, Canada
Andrew G. Ryder Concordia University, Canada
Editorial Board
Kamaldeep Bhui Queen Mary University of London, UK
Gilles Bibeau Université de Montréal, Canada
Ellen Corin McGill University, Canada
Simon Dein University College London, UK
Jaswant Guzder McGill University, Canada
Eric Jarvis McGill University, Canada
Sing Lee The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Klaus Minde McGill University, Canada
Duncan Pedersen McGill University, Canada
Eugene Raikhel University of Chicago, USA
Hans Rohlof National Dutch Psychotrauma Centre, The Netherlands
Cécile Rousseau McGill University, Canada
Michel Tousignant Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Ronald Wintrob Brown University, USA
Allan Young McGill University, Canada
Editorial Advisors
Sofie Baarnhielm Transcultural Centre, Stockholm
Morton Beiser Ryerson University, Canada
Yoram Bilu The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Joop de Jong Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Shigeyuki Eguchi Musashino Hospital, Japan
Mohammed Fakhr El-Islam Cairo University, Egypt
Edvard Hauff University of Oslo, Norway
Devon E. Hinton Harvard University, USA
Sushrut Jadhav University College London, UK
Wolfgang G Jilek Emeritus Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Kenji Kitanishi Jikei University, Tokyo, Japan
Arthur Kleinman Harvard University, USA
Julian Leff Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Roberto Lewis-Fernández Columbia University, USA
Keh-Ming Lin National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
Fernando Lolas University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Steven Lopez University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Wielant Machleidt Medical School of Hannover, Germany
Anthony J Marsella University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
Juan E Mezzich City University of New York, USA
Harry Minas University of Melbourne, Australia
Seggane Musisi Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda
Vikram Patel Sangath Centre, Goa, India
Alberto Perales Cabrera National Institute of Mental Health, Lima, Peru
Richard Rechtman Centre Hospitalier Specialise de la Verriere, France
Derrick Silove University of New South Wales, Australia
Mitchell Weiss Swiss Tropical Institute, Switzerland
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    Original articles and overviews should be accompanied by an abstract of between 150-250 words and about five key words, plus a cover sheet providing authors' postal/email addresses and tel/fax numbers.

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    Review Articles -- text: 5000-7000 words, abstract: 250, tables and figures: 5 (total).

    Articles (original quantitative research -- text: 3500-5000 words, abstract: 250, tables and figures: 5 (total).

    Articles (original qualitative or mixed-methods research) -- text: 5000- 7500, abstract: 250, tables and figures: 5 (total).

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    Address correspondence to: L.J. Kirmayer, Editor-in-chief, Transcultural Psychiatry, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, 1033 Pine Avenue West, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3A 1A1.

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