American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

ISSN: 0002-9432
eISSN: 1939-0025
Published: bimonthly, beginning in January
ISI Impact Factor: 1.504
Psychiatry : 66 of 124
This journal is a publication of the American Orthopsychiatric Association

As the principal publication of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (AJO) reflects the Association's purpose: "to facilitate the generation and exchange of knowledge relevant to the development and implementation of policies and practices consistent with the promotion of mental health and social justice, including the protection of human rights."

Consistent with that mission, the journal publishes articles that clarify, challenge, or reshape the prevailing understanding of factors in the prevention and correction of injustice and in the sustainable development of a humane and just society.

AJO publishes theoretical, policy–analytic, and empirical articles on topics related to the Association's historic values and themes.

In that regard, there are three contexts for selection of manuscripts for publication as articles.

  • First and most conventionally, scholars interested in the topical domains that are within AJO's scope are encouraged to submit individual manuscripts for consideration.
  • Second, AJO occasionally invites leading scholars to edit special sections or issues on topics of particular interest. Such special features typically contain articles solicited by the guest editor, who coordinates initial reviews of the manuscripts that are submitted in response to these invitations.
  • Third, AJO includes a unique magazine-in-a-journal. This feature is called The Community, a title that not only signifies the content of interest but also suggests the intent to generate exchange of ideas, as in "communities" within websites for social networking.
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