Transcultural Psychiatry Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcultural_Psychiatry

Transcultural Psychiatry
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DisciplinePsychiatry Anthropology
Edited byLaurence J Kirmayer
Publication details
SAGE Publications (United Kingdom)
2.28 (2016)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Transcult. Psychiatry
ISSN1363-4615 (print)
1461-7471 (web)
OCLC no.36732161

Transcultural Psychiatry is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers in the fields of cultural psychiatry, psychology and anthropology. The journal's editor-in-chief is Laurence J. Kirmayer (McGill University). The Associate Editors are Renato Alarcón, Roland Littlewood and Leslie Swartz. It has been in publication since 1964 and is currently published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry[1] of McGill University. It is the official journal of the World Psychiatric Association Transcultural Psychiatry Section and is also published in association with the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture.


Transcultural Psychiatry focuses on the social and cultural determinants of psychopathology and psychosocial treatments of the range of mental and behavioural problems in individuals, families and communities. The journal also draws from the disciplines of psychiatric epidemiology, medical anthropology and cross-cultural psychology.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Transcultural Psychiatry is abstracted and indexed in, among other databases: SCOPUS, and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2014 impact factor is 2.114, ranking it 49 out of 133 journals in the category 'Psychiatry'.[2] and 12 out of 83 journals in the category 'Anthropology'.[3]


  1. ^ Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry McGill University. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychiatry". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012.
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Anthropology". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012.

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