Publishing Partnership renewed for Neuropsychopharmacology

20 June 2011
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Publishing Partnership renewed for Neuropsychopharmacology

The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) and Nature Publishing Group (NPG) are pleased to announce a renewal of their publishing partnership. Under the agreement, NPG will continue to provide publishing services for the journal Neuropsychopharmacology (NPP). The ACNP and NPG have worked together continuously since 2003.

This is the second time that the ACNP and NPG have renewed their contractual agreement. Eric Nestler, president of the ACNP said, "NPP is one of the ACNP's most important products, and we are delighted to continue our alliance with NPG to make NPP a top tier journal in the basic and clinical neurosciences."

Established in 1987, NPP is the official publication of the ACNP.  The journal has a 2009 Impact Factor of 6.993 and ranks 18/230 in the Neuroscience category, 6/117 in the Psychiatry category, and 10/236 in the Pharmacology & Pharmacy category in the 2009 Journal Citation Report (Thomson Reuters, 2010).

NPP journal is published monthly in print and online at, including a full-text archive back to 1994. This journal focuses upon clinical and basic science contributions that advance our understanding of the brain and behavior. 

NPG also publishes Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews (NPP Reviews), which is published each January as a special issue of Neuropsychopharmacology. As a commitment to the ongoing growth and development to NPP, NPG in 2010 started publishing a yearly podcast as a complement to the NPP Review issue.
"NPP has proven to be an excellent fit within NPG's top-quality portfolio of clinical and basic research journals," said NPG Publisher Kathleen Lyons. "NPG is committed to working closely with the ACNP and the editorial office to ensure that NPP continue to attract, retain and publish the highest quality research in the field."



About American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)

The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), founded in 1961, is the nation's premier professional society in brain, behavior, and psychopharmacology research. The field of neuropsychopharmacology involves the evaluation of the effects of natural and synthetic compounds upon the brain, mind, and human behavior.
The core purpose of the ACNP is to advance scientific understanding of and to facilitate communication about disorders of the brain and behavior in order to further their prevention and treatment. The ACNP has historically provided a venue at which the best scientists from academia, government, and industry have gathered to share, discuss, and debate their research. The meeting has served as a catalyst to advance discovery and disseminate information about scientific advances.

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Focusing on the needs of scientists, Nature (founded in 1869) is the leading weekly, international scientific journal. In addition, for this audience, NPG publishes a range of Nature research journals and Nature Reviews journals, plus a range of prestigious academic journals including society-owned publications. Online, provides over 5 million visitors per month with access to NPG publications and online databases and services, including news and comment from Nature and NatureJobs plus access to Nature Network and Nature Education's

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Annual Meeting

Program CoverThe ACNP Annual Meeting is one of the world's leading forums for the exchange of cutting edge scientific information about the brain, behavior, and psychotropic drugs.

ACNP Publications

Program CoverThe College offers a variety of Publications with the latest and most comprehensive research in psychopharmacology and related fields.

Research Discussions

This forum enables discussion of articles that have appeared in Neuropsychopharmacology. It is intended to stimulate scholarly interactions among researchers, and to help educate members of the public who are interested in psychiatric illness.