What can we look forward to this year in regards to your journal’s content or development?
In terms of the coming year, I am thrilled to work with Springer Publishing in fostering the advancement of the journal Academic Psychiatry, the international journal of the American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, Association for Academic Psychiatry, and the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, features original, scholarly work focused on academic leadership and innovative education in psychiatry, behavioral sciences, and the health professions at large.
The journal began its 2014 volume year with a group of papers discussing the implications of the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which the American Psychiatric Association released mid 2013 and has far-ranging implications in psychiatric education - for trainees and for practitioners.
The journal addresses the challenges of incorporating neuroscience education into psychiatry training through a suite of articles in the March-April issue.
The May-June issue highlights various topics across the field of medical education, including in psychiatry, and features articles on the Psychiatry Milestone Project, a joint initiative of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Other articles planned for the year support work that furthers knowledge and stimulates evidence-based advances in academic medicine in the education, leadership, finance and administration, career and professional development, ethics and professionalism, and health and well-being.
Themes in development for the journal include training in addictions treatment and military psychiatry, developing educational programs for college mental health settings, and teaching social and behavioral medicine across the continuum of medical education.
The journal is also working with the Kubly Foundation to publish papers on suicide prevention, evaluation, and intervention in medical education.
Ongoing submissions are encouraged for the media, down-to-earth academic skills, literary resources, and educational resources columns, as well as educational case reports and letters to the editor, among other manuscript submission types.