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American Journal of Psychiatry  
Former name(s) American Journal of Insanity
Abbreviated title (ISO) Am. J. Psych.
Discipline Psychiatry
Language English
Edited by Robert Freedman
Publication details
Publisher American Psychiatric Association (United States)
Publication history 1844–present
Frequency Monthly
Impact factor
ISSN 0002-953X (print)
1535-7228 (web)
LCCN 22024537
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The American Journal of Psychiatry is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering all aspects of psychiatry and the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association.[1] The first volume was issued in 1844, at which time it was known as the American Journal of Insanity. The title changed to the current form with the July issue of 1921.

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The American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP) is a widely read psychiatric journal in the world. It covers topics on biological psychiatry, treatment innovations, forensic, ethical, economic, and social issues. Official American Psychiatric Association reports appear from time to time. The AJP is published monthly, using a peer-reviewed process. In addition to articles, it publishes letters to the editor and book reviews.

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According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 12.75. Its ranking was second among 126 journals in the category "Psychiatry".[2]

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  1. (2007). About The American Journal of Psychiatry. American Psychiatric Association. URL accessed on 2007-12-03.
  2. Impact factor and ranking. American Psychiatric Association. 2011

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