Neuropsychopharmacology is an international scientific journal and the official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). This journal focuses upon clinical and basic science contributions that advance our understanding of the brain and behavior, especially as related to the molecular, cellular, physiological and psychological properties of agents acting within the central nervous system and the identification of the new molecular targets for the development of the next generation of drugs. While original reports are preferred, mini-reviews and perspectives are invited by the editorial office.

With a 2017 impact factor of 6.544, Neuropsychopharmacology ranks 10th of 142 Psychiatry journals, 13th of 261 Pharmacology and Pharmacy journals, and 21st of 261 Neuroscience journals.  68% of accepted articles are published online in less than 25 business days and in print in less than 111 business days. In 2017, all issues of Neuropsychopharmacology were published on or ahead of schedule.

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In view of the interdisciplinary nature of the field, particular emphasis is placed on:

  • studies that advance the biological bases of normal and pathological behavior
  • the nature, etiology and pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders
  • biologically relevant aspects of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of these disorders
  • the basic mechanisms by which psychopharmacological agents exert their effect

Dr. William A Carlezon Jr, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief

About the Editors

Dr. Gretchen Neigh, Ph.D.
NPP Social Media Editor

    

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