Springer announced that beginning in January 2014, it will publish Academic Psychiatry in partnership with the Association for Academic Psychiatry, American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (the Consortium). The journal will be published six times per year, and articles will be available on Springer's online platform, SpringerLink.
This new partnership with Springer will enable Academic Psychiatry to expand and strengthen its mission to stimulate advancements in academic medicine, focusing on academic psychiatry and the behavioral health disciplines. Academic Psychiatry features scholarship in five key areas: education; leadership and administration; professional development; professionalism and ethics; and health and well-being. Given Springer's reach, the expanded target audience includes researchers, educators, academic leaders, administrators, trainees and clinicians whose work supports a better understanding of mental health in all areas of medicine and the behavioral health professions.
"We are working to ensure that our mission, our journal and its body of research will reach the widest possible international audience," said Dr. Laura Roberts, Editor-in-Chief since 2002. "In order to do so we sought a publisher with the experience and technology to serve our readers throughout academic medicine and in behavioral health professions across the globe. We see our journal as helping the professionals who are entrusted with the well-being of people with mental illness and society at large, now and in the future. "
Antoinette Cimino, Editorial Director, Clinical Medicine at Springer, said, "We at Springer are proud to be chosen by the Consortium for this new project. Our strong international publishing programs in both psychiatry and clinical medicine are further enhanced by the publication of Academic Psychiatry, and we look forward to helping our new partners further their important work."
The Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP) focuses on education in psychiatry at every level from the beginning of medical school through lifelong learning for psychiatrists and other physicians. AAP supports clinicians with academic careers in psychiatry to develop the skills and knowledge in teaching, research and career development in order to succeed. http://www.academicpsychiatry.org/
The American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry (AACDP) represents the leaders of departments of psychiatry in all of the medical schools in the United States and Canada. The AACDP is committed to promoting excellence in psychiatric education, research, and clinical care. The association is also committed to advocating for health policy to create appropriate and affordable psychiatric care for all. http://www.aacdp.org/index.aspx
The American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT) supports the education and training of future psychiatrists. Its mission is to promote excellence in the education and training of future psychiatrists. http://www.aadprt.org/
The Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) is an organization of psychiatric educators dedicated to the education of medical students in the behavioral sciences and psychiatry. http://www.admsep.org/
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe – especially in Germany and the Netherlands – primarily for physicians and professionals working in healthcare and road safety education. Springer published roughly 2,200 English-language journals and more than 8,000 new books in 2012, and the group is home to the world's largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. In 2012, Springer Science+Business Media generated sales of approximately EUR 976.3 million. The group employs more than 7,000 individuals across the globe.
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