TITLE

Science and the Psychiatric Publishing Industry

AUTHOR(S)
McLaren, Niall
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;2009, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: An empirical examination of the scientific status of psychiatry. Method and Results: Analysis of the publications policy of the major English-language psychiatric journals shows that no journal meets the minimum criteria for a scientific publishing policy. Conclusion: Psychiatry lacks the fundamental elements of any field claiming to be a science. Furthermore, its present policies are likely to inhibit scientific development of models of mental disorder rather than facilitate them. The psychiatric publishing industry is in urgent need of radical reform.
ACCESSION #
38123727

 

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