Psychosomatic Medicine

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About the Journal

Psychosomatic Medicine, founded in 1939, is the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. It publishes experimental and clinical studies dealing with various aspects of the relationships among social, psychological, and behavioral factors and bodily processes in humans and animals.

Psychosomatic Medicine is an international, interdisciplinary journal devoted to experimental and clinical investigation in behavioral biology, psychiatry, psychology, physiology, anthropology, and clinical medicine. The print journal is published nine times a year; most articles are published online ahead of print. Supplementary issues may contain reports of conferences at which original research was presented in areas relevant to the Society or may consist of monographs.

The 2012 Impact Factor is 4.077.

The acceptance rate for articles submitted in 2011 was approximately 20%.

The journal is indexed by Index Medicus (Current Contents (Life Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index, SciSearch Database, ISI/BioMed, Research Alert), EMBASE/Excerpta medica, BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, PsycINFO, and CINAHL.

The journal is available in print, online, and as an iPad app. Download the Psychosomatic Medicine iPad app now.

Full-Text Access:

For members of the American Psychosomatic Society and non-member subscribers, all content is available by username and password. You can use the same login you currently use for the Psychosomatic Medicine iPad app. If you need assistance, use the appropriate contact info below.

Members: email or call 1-866-489-0443, outside U.S. call 1-301-223-2300.

Non-member subscribers: email or call 1-800-638-3030, outside U.S. call 1-301-223-2300.

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Many university and medical center libraries throughout the world subscribe to Psychosomatic Medicine through Ovid.

For the Media:

To obtain copies of articles or to be notified about upcoming papers, please contact the journal's U.S. Editorial Office, (813) 525-0098,

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