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Indian Psychiatric Society has total of five zones under its wing. The Western Zonal Branch of Indian Psychiatric Society has been in existence for nearly five decades. From its first conference in 1970 in a small town of Maroli, Gujarat it will now be hosting its 50th Annual Conference at Thane in 2019. The IPSWZB has members who are mental health professionals from the 3 states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa. The zone is very active in conducting several academic activities like a Midterm CME, Annual Conference and PG CME every year. It carries out community awareness programs throughout the year and has received the Best Zone Award on several occasions at the national level.

The 3 state branches are further divided into 13 branches each of which does propagation of mental health. The zone has several sub committees which look after the functioning and objectives of the zone. Each branch and subcommittee submits its annual report of the various activities undertaken throughout the year to the zonal branch. IPS WZB promotes excellence in research in young scholars and honors lifetime achievement of senior professionals by providing yearly national awards in the field of psychiatry and mental health, during the annual zonal conference.

Annals of Indian Psychiatry is the official journal of the western zonal branch. It is available as print and online and can be easily accessed atwww.anip.co.in. The zone has its own interactive website and archives section which gives all recent updates and information to its members with a dream of making mental health a top priority in the minds of all.
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Annals of Indian Psychiatry, a publication of Indian Psychiatric Society - Western Zonal Branch (http://www.ipswzb.net/), is a peer-reviewed print + online Semiannual journal. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.anip.co.in. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. 

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  Scope of the journal

The journal looks at the evidence based practices and will also cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in the field of mental health in the form of scientific articles, original research, case reports, opinions and letters, brief communication/ reports, book reviews and with a special PG corner where the post graduates can write about their experiences in training. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

The journal is committed to meet the needs of readers and authors, to constantly improve the quality of content and maintain integrity of the academic records. It is determined to handle complications transparently by publications of acknowledgements consistent with established policies. The journal has made it mandatory to upload the ethical clearance and patient declaration for every original and brief research articles to ensure that ethical guidelines are met. It also ensures that research paper published has no conflict of interest and discourages plagiarism and copyright violations.

The Editorial Advisory Board and Reviewer’s panel of our Journal have international representation with highly acclaimed researchers, clinicians and academicians from across the globe who contribute to the journal policies and its continuous improvement.

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