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AAP Bulletin Winter 2016

Academic Psychiatry Update

Laura Roberts, MD and Ann TennierLaura Roberts, Ed, 1/26/2017

Academic Psychiatry features original, scholarly work focused on academic leadership and innovative education in psychiatry, behavioral sciences, and the health professions at large. The journal supports work that furthers knowledge and stimulates evidence-based advances in academic medicine in six key domains: education, leadership, finance and administration, career and professional development, ethics and professionalism, health and well-being.

The journal receives more than 325 new manuscript submissions yearly, with an average of 35 days between the date the manuscript is received and the first decision and an average of 34 days between acceptance and publication online ahead of print.

Academic Psychiatry is sponsored by the Association of Academic Psychiatry along with its partner organizations: American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, and Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry. Academic Psychiatry is your journal! We encourage you to contact us with your questions and manuscript ideas (

Submissions Encouraged!

The journal has many different article types to consider across its scope: Empirical Reports, In Brief Reports, Systematic and Other Reviews, Annotated Bibliographies, Commentaries; Columns—Media, Literary Resources, Technology Innovation, “Down to Earth” Academic Skills; Features—Missions, Perspectives, Educational Case Reports, Position Statements, Task Force Reports, Letters to the Editor, Poetry and Other Creative Work; Black and White Art.

Call for Papers: The Business Case for Academic Psychiatry

“Without a mission, there is no margin”… but a well-articulated, convincing mission can be invaluable in inspiring and sustaining the work needed to generate resources in support of academic psychiatry. Have we, as psychiatric educators and academicians, demonstrated the value of the field of academic psychiatry (the common noun, not the journal title) to the stakeholders and partners who support us, and have we been as mindful of our contributions to our margins as well as to our missions? Our journal is looking for articles that cover the roles of academic departments, for example, in improving quality and cost-effectiveness in health care systems, serving high-risk/high-needs populations, ensuring an adequate and well-prepared workforce, training colleagues in forward-thinking health care teams, and leveraging appropriate governmental and community resources, among other topics. Submissions of interest include analytical articles, data-based articles, commentaries, and letters to the editor from different stakeholders, including department chairs, department administrators, academic program leaders, and health care economists. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2017.

Laura Roberts, MD Editor in Chief
Ann Tennier, Senior Managing Editor


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