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Aims and scope

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.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    45 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    44 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    80 days from submission to acceptance
    52 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    3.550 - 2-Year Impact Factor 

    Usage 
    152,018 Downloads
    185 Altmetric Mentions

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