Table 1

Current Editorial Standards for Published Case Reports Adhered to by High-Impact Psychiatric Journals

JournalDisguise LevelWritten ConsentVerbal ConsentPatient ReviewMay Revoke Consent
Archives of General Psychiatry1++NA
American Journal of Psychiatry1+NANA
Schizophrenia Bulletin1+NANA
British Journal of Psychiatry1++
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry1*++NA
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry1+NANA
Psychological MedicineNANANANANA
Journal of Psychiatric Research1+NANA
Schizophrenia Research1+NANA
Journal Psychiatry and Neuroscience1+NANA
Journal Child Psychology and PsychiatryNA*NA*NA*NA*NA*
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry1+NANA
World PsychiatryNANANANANA
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica1+NANA
Psychosomatic MedicineNA*NA*NA*NA*NA*
Journal of Affective Disorders1+NANA
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law1,2±±NANA
  • 1, Identifying data removed; 2, fictionalized or composite patient; NA, not addressed.

  • * Level of disguise not explicitly stated, but journal affirmed adherence to ICMJE criteria.

  • All cited according to standards of the IRB that approved the study.

  • ± , see text of article.