Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry

An International Journal of Cross-Cultural Health Research

ISSN: 0165-005X (Print) 1573-076X (Online)


Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry is an international and interdisciplinary forum for the publication of work in the fields of medical and psychiatric anthropology, cross-cultural psychiatry, and associated cross-societal and clinical epidemiological studies.


The journal offers original research, and theoretical papers based on original research, across the full range of these fields. Contents include clinically relevant interdisciplinary work which bridges anthropological and medical perspectives and methods, along with research on the cultural context of normative and deviant behavior, including the anthropological, epidemiological and clinical aspects of the subject.

Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry fosters systematic, wide-ranging examinations of the significance of culture in health care, including comparisons of how the concept of culture operates in anthropological and medical disciplines.

2-Year Impact Factor: 0.938 (2014)
5-Year Impact Factor: 1.457 (2014)

Subject Category "Anthropology": Rank 35 out of 84
Subject Category "Social Sciences, Biomedical": Rank 26 out of 39
Subject Category "Psychiatry": Rank 102 out of 133

SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2013:  0.849

Art and Humanities (Misc) 101 out of 439
Health (Social Science) 33 out of 222
Psychiatry and Mental Health 148 out of 490

SJR is a measure of the journal’s relative impact in its field, based on its number of citations and number of articles per publication year.

Impact per Publication (IPP) 2013:  1.367

The IPP measures the ratio of citations per article published in the three previous years.

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2013:  1.147

The SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa.



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