About the Journal
The Journal of Mental Health and Addiction Nursing publishes research and other scholarly contributions that inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of practice, research, education, leadership, and policy relevant to nurses engaged in mental health and addiction nursing.
Emphasis is placed on nursing-led knowledge and innovation that assists in preventing and managing conditions of individuals, communities, and specific populations experiencing mental health issues or illnesses.
We are seeking quality manuscripts related to all aspects of mental health and addiction nursing, included but not limited to the following:
- Recovery-oriented approaches to care
- Trauma-informed care
- Concurrent disorders and dual diagnosis
- Mental health promotion
- Mental illness prevention and management
- Early detection and intervention
- Services and systems to support family caregivers of adults with mental health problems and illnesses
- Mental health literacy
- Capacity and informed consent
- Caring for populations with special needs
- Harm reduction
All articles published in DPG Open Access journals are licensed under
Copyright Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. CCBY NC
An initial in-house quality control check deals with issues such as competing interests, financial disclosures, plagiarism, etc. Submissions may be returned to authors for queries, and will not be seen by our Editorial Board or peer reviewers until they pass this quality control check.
After the quality control check, the Editor of the journal reviews the article, and decides if the article is accepted for review or rejected. In some cases, where an article is submitted in English, by an author not fluent in English, the article may be sent back with the recommendations to have the article edited for English, and resubmitted.
Once an article has been accepted, it will be sent to a selected editorial board member, based on experience and expertise. The Editorial Board member will then either act as one of two peer reviewers, or will select two peer reviewers to review the article. Reviews are double blind.
Questions, comments, and suggestions from peer reviewers will be submitted to the Editor for consideration, after which the article and peer review remarks will be sent to the author.
Once the peer reviewer, Editorial Board member, and Editor are satisfied with the author's changes, the article will be published.
Article Process Charges
- Like most Open Access titles, the JMHAN applies an Article Processing Charge (APC), only after the manuscript has been peer reviewed and accepted by the editor. The author will be sent an invoice for the Article Processing Charge. Letters to the Editor, short commentaries and select invited articles will not be charged an APC. The APC for the Journal of Mental Health and Addiction Nursing is US $399. The Journal will provide the highest level of editorial service for the author, including a rigorous peer review process, expert editing and production editing, and excellent design services. All articles are archived through Portico and will be assigned a unique DOI (Digital Object Identifier) through Cross Ref. Articles will also be archived and available on ScienceOpen. An author’s ability to pay APCs is not a consideration in the decision of whether to publish. Authors living in one of the United Nations' list of Least Developed Countries may request a fee waiver. See UN country list list for full details. Authors living in countries not considered "least developed" who do not have the ability to pay the APC's may be eligible for a reduced rate. Please contact the publisher directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Editor-in-Chief of the respective journal first reviews all articles submitted to it to ensure the content is suitable for the journal. Once reviewed, the Editor elects to either move the article through to the peer review process or reject articles, based on quality and the editorial contribution the article provides the journal. Once the Editor feel an article meets the publishing criteria of the Journal, the article will move on for peer review. All peer review is double blind. Reviewers can elect to reject the article, accept the article with changes, or accept the article as is. Reviewer comments are shared with the author and once the author has made any suggested changes to the article, the Editor gives final approval for publication. At this point the author is then charged the APC. Please see peer review process for more details.
Archiving Through Portico
DPG is proud to partner with Portico, a digital preservation service, to ensure all articles published are archived for future use.
Criteria for Publishing
DPG Open Access journals publish original research, select review articles, case-reports, conference abstracts, letters-to-the editor, book reviews, and special supplemental issues. All content must be accepted by the Editor-in-Chief and is subject to plagiarism-checking and the peer review process.
All articles published in DPG Open Access journals are licensed under
Corrections - Retractions
In the event of a correction is needed within an article, the author will notify the publisher immediately and outline the correction required. This request will be sent to, and reviewed by, the Editor who may ask members of the Editorial Board for input. Once the correction has been established, and addendum to the original article will be published and the full-corrected article will be published on line. A retraction request will be considered by the Editor/Associate Editors in conjunction with Editorial Board members. Once an article has been retracted a notice of retraction will be published disclosing the reasons for the retraction.
For manuscripts reporting medical studies involving human participants, authors are asked to provide a statement identifying the ethics committee that approved the study, and that the study conforms to recognized standards. Authors are encouraged to take adequate steps to minimize harm to participants, to avoid coercion or exploitation, to protect confidentiality, and to minimize the risk of physical and psychological harm.
In biomedical sciences, editors should consider only publishing information and images from individual participants where the authors have obtained the individual free prior informed consent. Research involving animals should be conducted with the same rigor as research in humans. Authors should confirm that ethical and legal approval was obtained prior to the start of the study, and state the name of the body giving the approval. Authors should also state whether experiments were performed in accordance with relevant institutional and national guidelines and regulations.
Authors should protect the confidentiality of individual information this is obtained through the doctor–patient relationship. Authors must obtain written informed consent from patients described in case reports/articles and for photographs of patients. It may be possible for an author to publish with our explicit consent in cases where patient consent is not readily available or accessible.
Ethics and Transparency