Frontiers in Affective Disorders and Psychosomatic Research is a Specialty Section of Frontiers in Psychiatry.
Frontiers in Affective Disorders is devoted to publishing major insights into the etiopathogenesis and treatment of mood disorders derived from human and animal studies of neurobiological and psychosocial determinants and their interplay, while also addressing the interplay between biological, physiological and social factors in the pathogenesis of disease. Our overarching goal is to enhance the dissemination and exchange of critical knowledge leading to improved care and outcomes, and to provide an effective forum for communication and debate, and consequently, stimulate new research.
Frontiers in Affective Disorders and Psychosomatic Research welcomes the following tier 1 article types
: Book Review, Clinical Case Study, Clinical Trial, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
All articles must be submitted directly to Frontiers in Affective Disorders and Psychosomatic Research, where they are processed by the associate and review editors of the Specialty Section.
All articles published in Frontiers in Affective Disorders and Psychosomatic Research will be subjected to the Frontiers Evaluation System
after online publication. Authors of the original research articles
with the highest impact, as judged by many expert readers, will be invited by the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Psychiatry to write a prestigious Frontiers Focused Review
- a tier 2 article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering
". The author selection is based on article-level impact metrics of Original Research published in the Frontiers Specialties. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it in a wider context, and aim to address the wider audience across all of Psychiatry.