The Journal of Psychiatric Administration and Management (JPAM) is the official publication of the American Association of Psychiatric Administrators (AAPA). Established in 1961, AAPA is the premiere educational, networking, and support resource for psychiatrists interested in administration and management. The AAPA promotes medical leadership and medical excellence in behavioral healthcare systems, including services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities.
The purpose of the Journal is to provide up-to-date, accurate, and easily understandable information to our readership and to contribute to the body of scholarly work in the area of psychiatric administration and management. JPAM is distinguished from other publications in mental and behavioral health administration in terms of its focus on the roles and perspectives of psychiatrists in leadership and management within evolving systems of care. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed, original articles and also welcomes conceptual essays, commentaries, observations, and opinion pieces.