Alpha Psychiatry is an international, scientific, open access periodical published in accordance with independent, unbiased, and double-blinded peer-review principles. It is an online-only journal owned by AVES and published biannually in January, March, May, July, September, and November. The publication language of the journal is English.

Alpha Psychiatry is a peer-reviewed general psychiatry journal. The aim of the journal is to contribute to science by publishing high quality publications of scientific and clinical significance. For this purpose, original research articles, invited reviews and letters to the editor are published in all fields of psychiatry and other areas related to mental health. 

The scope of the journal includes but not limited to all areas of psychiatry, basic and clinical neuroscience and behavioral sciences. 

The target audience of the journal includes psychiatrists, mental health workers, neuroscientists and researchers who are interested or working in in all fields of medicine.

Alpha Psychiatry is currently indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Embase, PsycINFO, Proquest, EBSCO, Gale, Türk Psikiyatri Dizini, and TUBITAK ULAKBIM TR Index.

The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)Council of Science Editors (CSE)Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal is in conformity with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (

Article Processing Charge (APC) and Waivers
No fees are requested from the authors during submission and evaluation process. All manuscripts must be submitted via the online submission system, which is available at The journal guidelines, technical information, and the required forms are available on the journal’s web page.

Alpha Psychiatry receives a 500 USD (including taxes) article processing charge (APC) for all types of manuscripts. Upon the acceptance of the manuscript, authors should transfer the payment to the account that is stated in the acceptance letter. Following the transfer, please send your receipt of payment to [email protected].

Alpha Psychiatry offers APC waivers to the manuscripts whose corresponding authors are based in countries classified by the World Bank as low-income economies as of July 2020. You may access the list here. Also, APCs of the invited articles will be waived. For waiver requests, please contact [email protected]

Please note that all submissions are evaluated by the Editorial Board and the external reviewers in terms of scientific quality and ethical standards. APC payments have not any effect on the outcome of the article’s evaluation and/or publication priority.

Open Access Statement
Alpha Psychiatry is an open access publication, and the journal’s publication model is based on Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) declaration. All published content is available online, free of charge at  Authors retain the copyright of their published work in the Alpha Psychiatry. The journal’s content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) 4.0 International License which permits third parties to share and adapt the content for non-commerical purposes by giving the apropriate credit to the original work.

Advertisement Policy
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Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in the journal reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of editors, editorial board, and/or publisher; the editors, editorial board, and publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials.

Editor in Chief: Okan Çalıyurt
Address: Trakya University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Balkan Campus, Edirne, 22030, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]

Publisher: AVES
Address: Büyükderece Cad., 105/9 34394 Mecidiyeköy, Şişli, İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 217 17 00
Fax: +90 212 217 22 92
E-mail: [email protected]


ISSN 1302-6631