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The International Journal of Bipolar Disorders is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal publishing contributions from the broad range of clinical, psychological and biological research in bipolar disorders. It is the official journal of the European Network of Bipolar Research Expert Centres (ENBREC), the International Group for the study of Lithium Treated Patients (IGSLi) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Bipolare Störungen (DGBS) and invites clinicians and researchers from around the globe to submit original research articles, short research communications, reviews, guidelines, case reports and letters to the editor that help to enhance understanding of bipolar disorders. The International Journal of Bipolar Disorders makes all articles freely available to researchers worldwide, ensuring maximum dissemination of content. Content is published online continuously to provide timely communication to the community and keep publication times to a minimum.

Each article type published by International Journal of Bipolar Disorders follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors.

The instructions for authors includes information about preparing a manuscript for submission to International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, criteria for publication and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies, the refereeing process and so on can be found in 'About this journal'.

International Journal of Bipolar Disorders publishes the following article types:

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