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Impact Factor leap for Psychiatry Karger journal -- home of innovation

Karger Publishers

According to the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) recently released by Clarivate Analytics, the Impact Factor of the Journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has increased from 8.964 to 13.122 in 2017. This takes the rank of the journal to the fifth position of 142 journals in total in the subject area Psychiatry of the SCI.

"This journal is a home for innovation. We focus on choosing articles for the journal that represent new ideas," is the explanation of Editor-in-Chief Professor Giovanni Andrea Fava for this significant improvement. Over the last few years, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has anticipated and developed new lines of research in psychosomatic medicine, psychotherapy research and psychopharmacology. The journal features editorials and reviews on current and controversial issues at the interface between medical and behavioral sciences.

"For Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, we have decided to give priority to submissions of high methodological quality that may provide new clinical insights. Of course, not every idea is followed by developments and gains acceptance. But we are happy to take a chance. I am thankful for the freedom and the trust of our publishing house," emphasizes Fava.

"Primarily, the increase of the Impact Factor of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics reflects the excellent job of our Editor-in-Chief Giovanni Fava and the editorial board for this journal," says Gabriella Karger, Vice Chairwoman and Publisher.

The journal was founded in 1953 as Psychotherapeutica et Psychosomatica by E.A.D.E. and continued in 1965 as Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at Karger Publishers. Giovanni Andrea Fava has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal since 1992.


About Karger Publishers

Karger Publishers in Basel, Switzerland, is a globally active medical and scientific publishing company. Independent and family-run in the fourth generation by Vice Chairwoman and Publisher Gabriella Karger and Chairman Thomas Karger, the company is dedicated to serving the information needs of the scientific community with publications of high-quality content, covering all fields of medical science. The publication program comprises 50 new books per year and 108 peer-reviewed journals with a growing number of open access publications. Karger content is published predominantly in English, with a strong focus on basic and clinical research, and is generally available online. S. Karger AG consists of the publishing company Karger Publishers (est. 1890) and the International Subscription Agency Karger Libri (est. 1960).

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