BJPsych Open: A summary of growth and vision for my second innings as editor-in-chief

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As my second 5-year term as its editor-in-chief begins, it is important to review what BJPsych Open has accomplished, its areas of growth and what should be our future vision for the Journal. The keyword throughout this editorial is growth, with emphasis on growth in quality, for meaningful growth can only exist with increased quality. The original remit remains the correct long-Term direction for the Journal, with the important modifier 'relevance' added to ensure quality-a general psychiatric journal with high-quality, methodologically rigorous and relevant publications, with relevance to the advancement of clinical care, patient outcomes, the scientific literature, research and policy. During this second term, I desire to expand the editorial board to fill expertise and diversity gaps; increase editorials and commentaries highlighting specific articles and timely events with psychiatric themes; focus on thematic series driven by the editorial board; and address under-represented topics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere55
JournalBJPsych Open
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 23 2023
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


  • BJPsych Open
  • editor-in-chief
  • editorial board
  • ethics
  • growth
  • metrics
  • productivity and quality
  • remit
  • thematic series
  • vision


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