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Call for Papers: Journal of Public Mental Health

Journal call for papers from Journal of Public Mental Health

Call for Papers: Journal of Public Mental Health

Editor: Woody Caan

The Editorial team of Journal of Public Mental Health (JPMH) focuses on the research, policy and practice that put mental well-being at the heart of the public health agenda. Journal of Public Mental Health provides a forum for dissemination and debate on all aspects of public mental health. It aims to develop the theory underpinning public mental health, and expand our knowledge of best practice in mental health promotion. The Editor welcomes papers based on work undertaken in the UK, Ireland and internationally.

The journal brings together material from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, including:

  • policy analysis from a public mental health perspective
  • economics
  • biomedicine and bioscience
  • regeneration and the built environment
  • developing local strategies
  • evidence of effectiveness and evaluation
  • identifying indicators and measuring success
  • culture, the arts, leisure and sports
  • engaging with different cultural and ethnic perspectives on mental health.


Papers are ideally accessible, readable, challenging and current. The Editor welcomes contributions to the journal from researchers, policy-makers, policy analysts, managers and practitioners working in the field of public mental health and mental health promotion, and from mental health service users. The Editor also invites reports on work in progress and brief commentaries on recently published research that is relevant to public mental health.

As a guide, articles should be between 4000 and 6000 words in length, and should comply with the author guidelines:

Papers should be submitted by email in MS Word format to the Editor, Woody Caan at [email protected]. Papers are reviewed by the editors and if suitable for this publication, are then subject to peer review.

For further information on the journal please visit: Emerald Group Publishing acquired Journal of Public Mental Health from Pier Professional in 2011. For a full list of acquired titles that make up Emerald’s new Health and Social Care collection, please click here.