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With a 2016 impact factor of 6.403 Neuropsychopharmacology ranks 12th of 142 Psychiatry journals, 14th of 256 Pharmacology and Pharmacy journals, and 21st of 258 Neuroscience journals.  50% of accepted articles are published online in less than 25 business days and in print in less than 169 business days. In 2017, 71% of accepted articles are published online in less than 30 business days.

NPPOnline readership spiked in 2016 with 2,232,725 page views, about 1.35 million site visits, and over 1.7 million article views. The site averaged nearly 4.7 thousand visits per day and 68% of the page views were from outside the US. More than 75,000 individuals registered for NPP's electronic table of contents alerts.

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.

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.



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