The importance of negative results from well-designed experiments is widely recognized in science. This is particularly true in human studies, where there have been repeated issues of non-replication of statistically significant results, as reviewed and analyzed by John P.A. Ioannidis. A paper on “Top 10 Replicated Findings from Behavioral Genetics” by Robert Plomin et al. is a useful example of how difficult it can be to assemble all the negative results on important topics in behavior and related neurobiology. The Journal of Psychiatry and Brain Science (JPBS) has decided to contribute to the problems of replicability in our areas of interest, by publishing papers with critically designed experiments, high quality execution and analysis, and negative results. Clinical trials in psychiatry and neurology, genetic analyses, neurobiological studies, and animal models of psychiatric disorders,would be areas of particular interest. We will also publish meta-analyses related to reproducibility issues, and articles on experimental design and analysis related to reproducibility.Elliot S. GershonEditor-in-Chief
The 5th Summit on Chinese Psychiatric Genetics with the theme of multi-omics and spectrum of psychiatric disorders was held in Suzhou, China on May 20-21, 2018. The Summit gathered a cluster of outstanding experts in psychiatry worldwide including Steve Faraone and Chunyu Liu from SUNY Upstate Medical University, Thomas G. Schulze from LMU Munich. Ten invited speakers shared their latest research results with more than 100 attendees. To encourage young researchers to exchange opinions with peers worldwide, the Summit also ran a best oral presentation competition and awarded three winners, who are listed below. Each best oral presentation winner was awarded 1,000 USD supported by Journal of Psychiatry and Brain Science (JPBS). The three winners will attend the ISPG annual meeting (XXVI World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics) in Glasgow, Scotland. Rujia DaiCentral South UniversityChen LiangCapital Institute of PediatricsFuquan ZhangWuxi Center for Mental Health Invited Speaker: Steve FaraoneChunyu Liu (The Chairman of the Summit)From left to right: Mary Fan (Managing Editor of JPBS),Best Oral Presentation winner Rujia Dai, Chunyu Liu (The Chairman of the Summit)During the Summit, JPBS organized its first Editorial Board Meeting. Chunyu Liu (Associate Editor-in-Chief), Steve Faraone, Thomas G. Schulze (Associate Editor-in-Chief), Margit Burmeister (Editorial Board Member) and Mary Fan (Managing Editor) participated in the journal meeting. Key issues regarding the journal have been discussed e.g., OA publishing problem, journal position, ways to attract good papers. JPBS is grateful for the support from the academic experts, and hope we will bring the journal to the next level together. From left to right: Steve Faraone, Mary Fan, Chunyu Liu, Thomas G. Schulze and Margit Burmeister
JPBS (Journal of Psychiatry and Brain Science) of Qingres’ new special issue intensively debuts at the two famous international Congresses: WCPG (World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics) and ASHG (American Society of Human Genetics), which were in hot pursuit. JPBS' new "Debate on the omnigenic model" (Click) written by 7 famous scholars including Professor Chunyu Liu from University ofIllinois and Professor Elliot S. Gershon (Chairman) of American Psychiatric Association, was an in-depth review of the cutting-edge article "An Expanded View of Complex Traits: From Polygenic to Omnigenic" from the CELL, it has been published in this special issue, and open for discussions with readers, many discussions were held to date. WCPG was the annual congress held by ISPG (International Society of Psychiatric Genetics) in Orlando of the United States during 13th – 17th October 2017, JPBS' special issue "Debate on the omnigenic model" has been cited by many reports in this Congress, which has attracted hot pursuits by the attendees. Meanwhile, together with SIPG, JPBS has set up the "Travel Award", sponsoring 4 selected outstanding researchers all over the world to attend this congress, which was widely praised. The sponsored researchers were all received individual awards at the WCPG congress. ASHG congress was held in Orlando of the United States during 17th – 21st October 2017, over one thousand participants attended this congress. JPBS’ special issue was covered in a featured report, and discussed by many participants; it was also widely acclaimed by the attendees. Following the JPBS’ debuts in many international congresses, its brand and reputation continue to expand, the number of global writers and readers, the volume of official website viewers keeps spiraling too. JPBS editors’ team will keep working hard, with the aim to produce good journals, to better serve outstanding researchers globally, and to better support the development of scientific researches.
22 April 2017, directed by Hunan Provincial Association on Health Promotion and Tobacco Control; hosted by Mental Health Institution of Central South University, 《Journal of Psychiatry and Brian Science》 (“JPBS”), ScidataS Medical Big Data Platform, and DNZH research platform; co-hosted by Hunan Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission & Health Promotion Center, 《Med One》Journal, 《Guangxi Medical University Journal》, BrainSCZ Schizophrenia Big Data Platform, and BrainEXP Brain Expression Big Data Platform; sponsored by Hunan Qingpeng Conference Service Limited, 2017 International Schizophrenia Health Education Peak BBS successfully held at Ramada Plaza Hotel in Changsha city, Hunan. Picture 1 Opening Ceremony hosted byProfessor Chen XiaogangAttendees include 7 specialists from abroad: Professor John Davis from University of Illinois, Professor Deepak Cyril D’ Souza from Yale University; Professor John Adrian Sweeney from University of Cicinnati etc; also include 8 specialists: Professor Chen Xiaogang and Professor Wang Xiaoping from the 2nd Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Professor Liu Chunyu who works at both University of Illinois and Central South University etc. In total 200 specialists from hospitals, universities, research institutions attended this event. Picture 2 Professor John Davis fromUniversity of IllinoisPicture 3 Professor John Adrian Sweeneyfrom University of CicinattiPicture 4 Professor Wang Xiaoping fromthe 2nd Xiangya Hospital of Central South University Picture 5 Professor Liu Chunyu fromUniversity of Illinois and Central South University2017 International Schizophrenia Health Education Peak BBS aims in forming an international platform for research communications, introducing specialists in the Schizophrenia filed to China and Hunan Province for further collaborations. In addition, it also aims to link the doctors and researchers from local hospitals to the specialists from abroad, which helps the development of the clinical research systems of the local hospitals. In the meantime, specialists mutually benefited from achieving abundant research results. This event also shared the experiences of how ScidataS Big Data Platform becoming a world leading platform, aimed to repeat the same story for BrianSCZ Big Data Platform.Picture 6 Part of the Attendees Picture 7 Meeting VenueThis event successfully completed and concluded by Professor Chen Xiaogang and Professor Liu Chunyu.
The 4th Summit of Chinese Psychiatric Genetics with the theme of “phenotyping” will be hosted by the School of Psychology, Shanxi Normal University in Xi’an from May 8th to 9th, 2017. There will be experts and professors in the field of psychiatric genetics from mainland China, the United States, Germany, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other countries and regions. 《Journal of Psychiatry and Brian Science》 (“JPBS”) under the banner of Qingres focuses on publishing clinical and basic research in psychiatry and brain science. The magazine's mission is in line with the goals of the Summit. It has strived to facilitate the development of mental health service and research in China. In early 2016, JPBS participated the 3rd Chinese Psychiatric Genetics Summit hosted by the Wuxi Mental Health Center, and reached consensuses in many aspects with conference attendees. Many psychiatric genetics experts in that conference joined the JPBS editorial board. Now, Qingres's JPBS will cooperate with 4th Chinese Psychiatric Genetics Summit and support the conference. JPBS will sponsor three winners of a new Travel Award to attend the World Conference of Psychiatric Genetics. The selected conference abstracts will be published in the JPBS for free, etc.The cooperation between JPBS and the Chinese Psychiatric Genetics Summit aims to facilitate collaboration on psychiatric genetics research, and to promote the basic and clinical research of psychiatric genetics in China.Download invitation
Accompanied by Prof. Chunyu Liu (University of Chicago), Prof. Elliot S. Gershon, former chairman of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) and the editor-in-chief of 《Journal of Psychiatry and Brain Science》("JPBS") and his entourage from University of Chicago including Assistant Professor New Alliey-Rodriguez paid a visit to Qingres Ltd’s China branch (its data processing center) and met with Mr. Jingpeng Yan, the president of Qingres Ltd’s China Branch and Prof. Xiaogang Chen (Psychiatry Department of Second Xiangya Hospital), the co-editor-in-chief of JPBS, on the afternoon of August 31, 2016. At 2:00 pm. Prof. Gershon and his entourage arrived at the company, and they visited different departments of the Company guided by Mr. Yan. During the visit, Prof. Gershon was interested in the different kinds of Medical Journals operated by the company. They discussed with Mr. Yan and Prof. Chen on the direction of the future development of the medical journals and how to make better collaborations in the field. Liting An, the medical academic editor of Journal of International Psychiatry (Chinese version) explained the operational contents and future developments of Qingres Ltd in PPT, including cooperation with domestic and international large databases. During the explanation, participants also discussed the specific development plans for the future of JPBS. Prof. Gershon mentioned that he highly regarded the Qingres Ltd’s editor data processing center of in China and he was very proud to be the editor-in-chief of JPBS. He is also confident that the business of Qingres Ltd would be more successful with staff’s commitments, and JPBS is getting a more important position in the field of psychiatry and mental sciences.Prof. Gershon and his team concluded the visit by meeting the staff and taking photographs with one and all.