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Featured article: Clinical use of lithium salts: guide for users and prescribers

Lithium treatment continues as the gold standard of treatment for preventing recurrences in both type I and type II bipolar disorder, and remains the most extensively evaluated treatment for bipolar disorder, especially for long-term prophylaxis. 


Impact Factor

We are delighted to announce International Journal of Bipolar Disorders' first Impact Factor is 3.55!

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Announcing the launch of In Review

International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

See the full range of benefits of In Review and how to opt-in

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Thematic Series: Controversies in Bipolar Disorders

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This collection of articles aims to present areas of controversy and uncertainty in bipolar disorder seeking to identify reasons for some of the dilemmas and future solutions to it. Read the series here.
Further submissions of review articles on the topic are encouraged, please submit here.

Aims and scope

International Journal of Bipolar Disorders is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal publishing contributions from the broad range of clinical, psychological and biological research in bipolar disorders. It collaborates with the International Group for the study of Lithium Treated Patients (IGSLi) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Bipolare Störungen (DGBS), and serves as the official journal of these organisations. International Journal of Bipolar Disorders invites clinicians and researchers from around the globe to submit original research articles, short research communications, reviews, guidelines, case reports, study protocols and letters to the editor that help to enhance understanding of bipolar disorders. The journal makes all articles freely available to researchers worldwide, ensuring maximum dissemination of content. Content is published online continuously to provide timely communication to the community and keep publication times to a minimum.

Society affiliation

International Journal of Bipolar Disorders is affiliated with IGSLI (International Group for The Study of Lithium Treated Patients)


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