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Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Manuscripts are being sought on issues of physical health in people diagnosed with mental illness for a special issue of Issues in Mental Health Nursing. The journal is peer-reviewed and indexed in PsycINFO, CINAHL, PubMed, and many other data bases. 2018 is its 39th year of publication. Its impact factor is 0.867 and it is ranked 78 out of 116 journals in the Nursing Science Category of the 2016 JCR.

People diagnosed with a mental illness have a reduced life expectancy of up to 25 years compared with the general population. Premature death largely results from preventable physical health conditions. Strategies to address this significant health inequality are urgently needed, and nurses are well placed to contribute to the solutions. A broad range of topics will be considered including nurse-led initiatives to enhance physical health, consumer perspectives on physical health, methods to influence more positive attitudes among nurses and other health professionals toward improved physical health care, and innovative solutions to physical health colleagues. Review articles will be considered as well as research-focused, practice-oriented, and theoretical/conceptual papers.

This special issue is slated to appear in print in October 2019. However, accepted manuscripts will be available online ahead-of-print.

How to submit

Deadline: Manuscripts must be received by January 31,2019.

Issues in Mental Health Nursing requires APA format. There is no specific page limit, but most papers range from 15 to 25 pages of double-spaced text. Accuracy in citations is imperative. 

Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like your paper to be considered for the special issue. 

Please read our Instructions for Authors for further advise on submitting.

Manuscripts will be reviewed by the guest editor Professor Brenda Happell, University of Canberra, and by two reviewers who are blinded to the identity of authors.

Please use the online submission system for all submissions. 

Queries may be addressed to editor-in-chief Sandra P. Thomas at