I am looking forward to serving as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric Quarterly. This
journal has a long history of providing outstanding peer-reviewed articles which
impact clinical care of patients. It is available to more than 7,500 institutions which
translates to approximately 15 million users worldwide. As an ISI-ranked publica-
tion in the area of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Quarterly has a signiﬁcant impact factor as
noted in the 2005 JCR Social Sciences Edition of the Journal Citation Reports. This
is a measure of how often our articles are cited in other work.
Psychiatric Quarterly is poised to be a leader in the electronic age. Articles can
now be submitted on line via Editorial Manager, Springer’s electronic manuscript
submission and peer review system. This system streamlines the process by which
articles are received, reviewed, edited and published. In addition to the traditional
print version of the journal, each issue is available on the Springer electronic journal
platform known as Springerlink. This platform allows our readers to view electronic
versions of Psychiatric Quarterly as well as other journals of related interest such as
The International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, the Journal of Behav-
ioral Medicine, and Mental Health Services Research.
Another exciting use of technology is Online First. When an article is accepted it
is published online individually in advance of being assigned to an issue. Authors do
not have to wait for the printed issue for their article to be published and readers do
not have to wait to get the most up-to-date articles. As soon as an article is published
on line individually, it is fully searchable, indexable and abstractable. Reprints are
also available at that point.
In 2005, Springer became the ﬁrst major publisher to offer an open-access option
for author’s whereby, for a fee, an author or sponsor can make an article freely
available to the public on a permanent basis. Springer Open Choice provides many
beneﬁts to our authors, library customers, and individual users and institutions. We
J. Borenstein, M.D. (&)
Holliswood Hospital, 87-37 Palermo Street, Queens, New York, NY, USA
Psychiatr Q (2007) 78:1–2
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Published online: 11 November 2006
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006