Journal of Psychiatry Reform Reaches 100,000 views

Journal of Psychiatry Reform vol. 10 #5, May 2023

In November 2015 Alan Eppel and a group of residents from McMaster’s Psychiatry  program spontaneously came together to set up the Journal of Psychiatry Reform. This included Susan McNair, Jessica Vanderveen, Robyn Fallen, Parkash Singh, and Joanna Jarecki. This was in response to concerns about the narrowing focus within psychiatry. The group determined that an independent and critical voice was required to promote high-quality psychiatry research and practice.

A number of faculty members subsequently joined the editorial board as well as contributors from the University of California.

The Journal of Psychiatry Reform is circulated to faculty and residents within McMaster and is linked to a Twitter account exclusively devoted to psychiatric and mental health-related topics.

Readership has grown exponentially particularly in the last four years and this month reached over 100,000 page visits.


To promote the humane and effective practice of psychiatry by the publication of unbiased and critically appraised psychiatric information.


  • independence
  • integrity
  • authenticity
  • evidence-based
  • biopsychosocial orientation
  • equity
  • social justice


  • To publish articles, reviews and abstracts.
  • To disseminate psychiatric information by means of social media and electronic communications.
  • To advocate for improvements to psychiatric services and practice.
  • To improve the experience and engagement of patients within psychiatry
  • To promote the mental health of patients



The Journal of Psychiatry Reform is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles.

The authors retain copyright without restriction. There are no author or submission fees or any other charges.

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