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International Journal of Bipolar Disorders publishes the following article types:

Click the relevant link to find style and formatting information for the article you are going to submit.

Manuscripts should conform to the following reporting guidelines:

  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: PRISMA
  • Randomized Clinical Trials: CONSORT
  • Observational studies: STROBE
  • Studies of diagnostic accuracy: STARD
  • Animal pre-clinical studies: ARRIVE
  • Other types of health-related research: Consult the EQUATOR web site for appropriate reporting guidelines.


Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.0 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.7 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.527 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.414 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    5 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    105 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage
    629,480 downloads
    1,190 Altmetric mentions