Taylor & Francis are proud to introduce Digital Psychiatry, a new open access journal for 2018.
Digital Psychiatry is a peer-reviewed open access journal which covers broad aspects of digital applications across psychiatry, from psychotherapy to psychopharmacology.
The context for our journal
Until recently, psychiatrists have been confined to relying on disease history narratives and observational clinical symptom data to support diagnosis and treatment.
However, recent austerity measures in combination with the rapid development of new technologies have led to a revelation among psychiatrists about the huge potential of modern technology to improve practice.
For example, we now have new apps for collecting clinically-relevant information directly from patients; wearable devices which can provide us with longitudinal observations; avatar therapy which can address delusions and hallucinations; in addition to other forms of virtual reality devices which can be used for phobia desensitisation.
These are but a few examples of new technologies that Digital Psychiatry is broadly concerned with exploring.
What we publish
We publish original articles, review and debate papers, in addition to special issues on a variety of topics relevant to e-health and digital psychiatry. All accepted papers will be published gold open access.
Why do we only publish research open access?
We believe that it is critical that the academic studies published in Digital Psychiatry are disseminated openly for all researchers. In today’s academic world, it is essential to spread knowledge and let everyone share in the findings of our research.
Open access also has a number of benefits for authors:
Unlimited reach: Your paper will be freely and permanently available online for anyone, anywhere to read
Increased readership: Open access research typically receives greater and more varied readership compared to traditionally-published articles. Your paper could be read and cited by fellow researchers and practitioners all over the world
Influence clinical practice: No barriers to readership means your research can read beyond academia and inform and influence real clinical practice from psychiatrists all over the world.
What we are looking for
We are currently seeking submissions for our very first issue, to be published in 2018.
The Editorial Board of Digital Psychiatry are specifically interested in manuscripts from authors who are involved in:
1. Psychiatric research utilising advanced technology as a tool with potential for direct implementation into clinical practice (for both diagnostic or therapeutic purposes);
2. Other research projects and methodological descriptions of medical devices being used in psychiatry;
3. Research using machine learning for developing clinical decision algorithms and/or ‘big data’ collection as a means of improving clinical practice;
4. Research around distance and/or internet therapy.
How to contribute your research
Read the Instructions for Authors for further information about how to prepare your manuscript for submission.
For 2018, all authors will be eligible to publish open access in Digital Psychiatry for a waived Article Publishing Charge (APC). This means that all authors of 2018 submissions can publish in the journal for free.