Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry

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Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry  
DisciplineMedical and psychiatric anthropology, cross-cultural psychiatry
Edited byAtwood D. Gaines
Publication details
1.288 (2011)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Cult. Med. Psychiatry
ISSN0165-005X (print)
1573-076X (web)
OCLC no.03375343

Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry is a cross-cultural peer-reviewed medical journal published quarterly by Springer Science+Business Media.


The journal was established in 1977 by Arthur Kleinman (Harvard University), who was editor-in-chief until 1986.[1] Kleinman was succeeded by Byron Good (Harvard University), with Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good (Harvard University) serving as co-editor from 1992 through 2004. In 2004, Anne Becker (Harvard Medical School) and Peter J. Guarnaccia (Rutgers University), became co-editors-in-chief and served until 2007.[2][3] They were succeeded in 2007 by Atwood D. Gaines (Case Western Reserve University), who brought on Managing Editor Brandy L Schillace (Case Western Reserve University). At that time, a range of new categories of scholarly contributions were introduced (Circumstantial Deliveries, Illness Narratives, Communiqués, Opinions, and Cultural Case Studies), in addition to the regular research articles.[4] The scope of the journal was also expanded to include not only the social sciences of medicine but also the histories and philosophies of medicine and science and bioethics. In addition, the journal hosted a medical humanities special issue in December 2012 and continues to seek medical history and medical humanities works in addition to other related content. In 2019, Rebecca J. Lester (Washington University in St. Louis) assumed the role of editor-in-chief.


The journal nowadays describes itself as 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".[5]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 1.288.[6]


  1. ^ Arthur Kleinman, Curriculum Vitae (PDF), retrieved 26 May 2010
  2. ^ Peter J. Guarnaccia (2003), "Editorial", Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 27: 249–257, doi:10.1023/A:1025390614115, ISSN 1573-076X
  3. ^ "Culture, medicine and psychiatry: Twenty years and more", Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 20 (1): vii–xi, March 1996, doi:10.1007/BF00118748, ISSN 1573-076X
  4. ^ "Editorial; Transitions, Affinities and the New Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry". Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 31: 275–282. December 2007. doi:10.1007/s11013-007-9061-3.
  5. ^ "Brief description of journal and scope". Springer Science+Business Media. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012.

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