Aims and scope

The Andhra Pradesh Journal of Psychological Medicine (AP J Psychol Med) is a strictly anonymous double-blind inter-institutional externally peer-reviewed, open-access, official scholarly journal of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Andhra Pradesh (IPS-AP) state branch. We invite papers from around the world. The journal offers a platform for clinicians and researchers with divergent concepts and perspectives. It publishes manuscripts in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, psychiatric social work, mental health nursing and all sciences related to mental health.

The AP J Psychol Med aims to keep the field of mental health vibrant and relevant by publishing the latest advances.  In accordance to this mission, the journal publishes basic and clinical research from all disciplines and research areas related to mental health. We consider original articles on all aspects of the epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, diagnosis, management, prognosis and prevention of psychiatric disorders. We also encourage and publish reviews, case reports, editorials, commentaries and viewpoints that focus on topics of current research and interest. The journal has full editorial independence from the society, IPS-AP.

The journal started in the year 1988. It is published twice a year and the manuscript acceptance rate is approximately 80%. We aim to provide the first decision within six to eight weeks of submission. Accepted articles are published in print in July and December of every year, and are also available online.
Authors get several benefits such as free PDFs, a liberal copyright policy, etc.


Type of articles

Editorial, commentaries, guest editorial, view points, review articles, original articles, case reports, the stalwarts in the field of mental health and letters to the editor.

Disciplines / Category
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychology
    • Mental health
    • Behavioural medicine / sciences
    • Neuroscience
    • Medicine

We hope to reach a wide audience including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, psychiatric social workers, other mental health professionals, and all professionals with an interest in mental health.

Listings, database, directory, abstracting, indexing

The AP J Psychol Med is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), The World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and The European Association of Science Editors (EASE). Unless otherwise specified, the journal conforms to the guidelines set forth by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE): Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (2013), formerly the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication, 2010.

The journal is listed with:

Academic Journals Database
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
Biomedical Research Directory
British Library (lists the journal) in its library catalogue
Cabell’s directories of publishing opportunities in psychiatry and psychology
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI)
Electronic Journals Library
Genamics JournalSeek
Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
IndexCopernicus (2013 ICV 4.4 points)
Index Medicus for South East Asia Region (IMSEAR): An archive of publications in the WHO South-East Asia Region
IndMed (National Informatics Centre, Government of India): Indexing is in process. Established under an ICMR funded project – “National Databases of Indian Medical Journals”
New Jour
Open Academic Journals Index
Research Bib
British Library lists AP J Psychol Med in its library catalogue

Andhra Pradesh Journal of Psychological Medicine (AP J Psychol Med) ISSN 2249-5851