Journal

JournalThe Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care is the official publication of NAPICU. For non-members,  annual subscriptions are available either for online only or for print and online. For subscription prices and ordering, please visit http://ebiz.turpin-distribution.com/ or e-mail custserv (at) turpin-distribution (dot) com.

NAPICU members can access the Journal online for free here.

For Fast Track online articles, and volumes published from April 2016, please click here.

NEW in 2016 NAPICU created their own publishing arm NAPICU International Press, as a result of this exciting new development hard copies of the journal are available to purchase for £10 plus postage and packaging. To order your copy today, click here

For volumes 1-11 (2005-2015), please click here.

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Published twice a year it is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary academic resource devoted to issues affecting the care and treatment of people with mental disorders who manifest severely disturbed functioning.  It provides stimulating papers and articles of interest to all disciplines, whether they work in psychiatric intensive care, low secure services, acute inpatient wards, challenging behaviour environments, emergency psychiatry, or intensive treatments settings in other parts of the wider mental health system.

The Journal seeks to encourage informed debate and exchange of opinion.  The content includes editorials, original research, brief reports, reviews, conference reports, news and notices, but preference is given to original research of a high scientific quality.

We would welcome your input into articles to be published in future issues.  We hope the Journal stimulates practitioners to put pen to paper so our audience can hear about initiatives in your area of work and share good practice.  People worry writing articles takes a long time and requires expertise, but do not let this put you off from offering contributions.

For instructions on how to submit, please click here for Author Guidelines

Email the journal team, the editor in chief or the deputy editor.

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Useful research links

The Integrated Research Application System (IRAS):

  • a single system for applying for permissions and approvals for health and social care / community care research in the UK
  • Enables you to enter information about your project once instead of duplicating information in separate application forms
  • Uses filters to ensure the data collected and collated is appropriate to the type of study and the permissions and approvals required
  • Helps you to meet regulatory and governance requirements
  • Retains familiar aspects of the NRES form system