The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

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The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry  
Discipline Psychiatry
Language English, French
Edited by Scott Patten
Publication details
Former name(s)
Canadian Psychiatric Association Journal
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
6 month embargo
Standard abbreviations
Can. J. Psychiatry
ISSN 0706-7437 (print)
1497-0015 (web)
LCCN 79644376
OCLC no. 04678455

The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry/La Revue canadienne de psychiatrie is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published originally by the Canadian Psychiatric Association. Since January 2015 it has been published by SAGE. It covers all aspects of psychiatry. Articles are published in English or French, with abstracts in both languages. The journal publishes original research papers, systematic reviews, book reviews, letters to the editor, and official position papers, position statements, policy papers, and clinical practice guidelines of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.


The journal was established in January 1956 as The Canadian Psychiatric Association Journal/La Revue de l'Association canadienne de psychiatrie.[1] The journal started as a quarterly publication, under its founding editor-in-chief, F. Rhodes Chalke.[2] He was succeeded in 1972 by Frederick Lowy, who remained until 1976.[3] Publication changed from bimonthly in 1974 to eight issues a year in 1975. Edward Kingstone took over as editor in 1977.[4] The journal obtained its current name in 1979.[5] He was succeeded in 1995 by Quentin Rae-Grant, who remained until 2004.[6] In 2004, the journal started publishing monthly.[7] Joel Paris became editor-in-chief in October 2004, continuing this role for 10 years.[8] The current editor is Scott Patten, who has been in this role since 2014 [9] The journal published 14 issues per year in 2005 and 2006, but returned to a monthly frequency in 2007.[10] An electronic version of the journal was launched in January 2012. Because of the advertising, web access was restricted to members only in 2012 to avoid direct-to-consumer advertising. Articles had been freely accessible since 2002. In 2013, paid subscribers were also allowed access.[11] As the Journal is now published by SAGE, access is governed by that company's policies. All members of the Canadian Psychiatric Association receive a subscription as a membership benefit.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Science Citation Index, EBSCO, and ProQuest. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 2.551, ranking it 39th out of 133 journals in the category "Psychiatry".[12] This places it in the second quartile of Psychiatry journals.

Online archives[edit]

The complete archive of the journal from 1996 to the present is available online. Full-text articles had been freely accessible since 2002. However, in January 2012, online access was restricted for six months, except for members of the Canadian Psychiatric Association who get immediate online access. In 2013, subscribers were allowed immediate online access.

Notable articles[edit]

Examples of highly cited articles (>200 times) published in the journal are:[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McKerracher DG. President’s foreword. Can. Psychiatr. Assoc. J. 1956; 1(1):1.
  2. ^ Paris, J (2000). "Canadian psychiatry across 5 decades: From clinical inference to evidence-based practice". Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 45 (1): 34–9. PMID 10696487. 
  3. ^ Lowy, FH (1976). "The state of the speciality". Canadian Psychiatric Association journal. 21 (8): 505–7. PMID 1024692. 
  4. ^ Kingstone E. Changing of the guard. Can. Psychiatr. Assoc. J. 1977;22(1):1-2.
  5. ^ Kingstone E. A time for change. Can. J. Psychiatry 1979;24(1):2.
  6. ^ Rae-Grant Q. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Can. J. Psychiatry 1995;40(8):433-434.
  7. ^ Rae-Grant Q. Looking back, moving forward. Can. J. Psychiatry 2003;48(11):715. Date accessed: November 15, 2012.
  8. ^ Paris J. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry: New Editor and New Policies. Can J Psychiatry. 2005;50(1):1. Date accessed: November 15, 2012.
  9. ^ Can. J. Psychiatry 2015;60(1):1-3. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry in 2014 and beyond. Date accessed March 21, 2016.
  10. ^ Paris J. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry in 2007: thanks to our reviewers in 2006. Can. J. Psychiatry 2007;52(1):1-2. Date accessed: November 15, 2012.
  11. ^ Paris, J (2013). "Bigger and better: Expanding in reviews and the electronic era". Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 58 (1): 1–2. PMID 23327748. 
  12. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychiatry". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 
  13. ^ "Canadian Journal of Psychiatry". Web of Knowledge. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013.