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EDITORIAL
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2

The Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry is becoming more visible and international


Department of Psychiatry, Wang Fang Medical Center; Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

Date of Submission29-Jan-2021
Date of Acceptance30-Jan-2021
Date of Web Publication25-Mar-2021

Correspondence Address:
M.D Winston W Shen
No. 111, Section 3, Shing Long Road, Taipei 116
Taiwan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/TPSY.TPSY_1_21

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Shen WW. The Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry is becoming more visible and international. Taiwan J Psychiatry 2021;35:1-2

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Shen WW. The Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry is becoming more visible and international. Taiwan J Psychiatry [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Apr 15];35:1-2. Available from: http://www.e-tjp.org/text.asp?2021/35/1/1/311937



In 2020, 7 editorials, 4 reviews, 21 original articles, 2 brief reports, 13 letters-to-the editor and 1 corrigendum were published in the Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry. Four invited international reviews in 2020 included mental health and psychiatric care in Pakistan[1], the United States of the America[2], and Sweden[3], as well as an antidementic drug development history in Japan[4]. The authors of those reviews were invited from members of the international advisory board of the TJP. This kind of reviews has been a standard feature of the TJP in the past several years, in an attempt to educate the readers of the TJP about what psychiatry is happening outside of Taiwan.

With honor, I received one contribution of a manuscript for a letter-to-the editor from the USA written by Higgins[5], who raised a question on whether patients with schizophrenia existed in ancient Japan or Arab world after he read a 2019 TJP article on a history of mental health care in Japan[6]. That letter was published with a companion editorial[7], written by López-Muñoz, another member of the international advisory board of the TJP.

Since the publications of those two letters-to-the editor[5],[7] in June 2020, manuscript submissions from international contributors to the TJP have increased from Asian, European, and African authors. At the press time, I am pleased to see that all several submitted manuscripts are on various stages of peer review, revision, and copy-editing for future publications in the TJP. In this issue of the TJP, I am happy to introduce just a letter-to-the editor[8] and companion commentary[9] on the issue of telepsychiatry. Effective from the June 2021 issue of the TJP, the readers are anticipating to read more the publication of international articles.

So far, Taiwan has done a successful job in preventing coronavirus infection of COVID-19[10], which has been more visible and well recognized internationally. People in Taiwan live pretty normal life with all schools open. All psychiatrists in Taiwan see their patients in person in the clinics and in the hospital. The real gross domestic product in Taiwan was 2.46% in 2019 and 2.71% in 2020, as well as is predicted to grow 4.24% in 2021 (www.focustaiwan.tw/business).

We believe that “Taiwan can help”[10] as well as that Taiwan[11] and the TJP have been rising internationally. As the editor-in-chief of the TJP, I also believe that the TJP, an open-access publication without manuscript-processing fee, can help share international psychiatric publications. Thus, I am sincerely inviting more manuscript submissions outside of Taiwan to enrich the TJP.

As I did previously, the names printed in the table “Reviewers in 2020” next page are those who functioned as blind reviewers in 2020. As the editor-in-chief of the TJP, I appreciate their time and efforts of those royal experts to keep the TJP in good scientific standard.


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The author declares no potential conflicts of interest in writing this editorial.



 
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1.
Javed A, Khan MN, Nasar A, et al.: Mental healthcare in Pakistan. Taiwan J Psychiatry 2020; 34: 6-14.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
Truong AH, Maguire GE, Maguire GA: A history of psychiatry in the United States of America. Taiwan J Psychiatry 2020; 34: 59-66.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.
Allgulander C: Mental health care in Sweden. Taiwan J Psychiatry 2020; 34: 101-9.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
4.
Takeda M, Tagami S: A history of antidementic drug development in Japan. Taiwan J Psychiatry 2020; 34: 152-61.  Back to cited text no. 4
    
5.
Higgins ES: Did patients with schizophrenia exist in ancient Japan? Taiwan J Psychiatry 2020; 34: 146.  Back to cited text no. 5
    
6.
Shinfuku N: A history of mental health care in Japan: international perspectives. Taiwan J Psychiatry 2019; 33: 179-91.  Back to cited text no. 6
    
7.
Lopez-Munoz F: In reply: did patients with schizophrenia exist in ancient Japan? Taiwan J Psychiatry 2020; 34: 146.  Back to cited text no. 7
    
8.
Okechukwu CE: The need for implementation of effective telepsychiatry services in the era of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. Taiwan J Psychiatry 2021; 35: 44-5.  Back to cited text no. 8
    
9.
Allgulander C: An invited companion comment on: the need for implementation of effective telepsychiatry services in the era of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. Taiwan J Psychiatry 2021; 35: 46.  Back to cited text no. 9
    
10.
Su YS, Shen WW, Lee WS: The prevention of new corona virus infection in Taiwan: a report from participants/observers (in Japanese). Jinmeikai Journal of Psychiatry (Kobe) 2020; 18: 1-10.  Back to cited text no. 10
    
11.
Shen WW: A history of Taiwan: the Han Chinese and Austronesian perspectives in Japanese). Jinmeikai Journal of Psychiatry (Kobe) 2021; 19. [in press].  Back to cited text no. 11
    




 

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