Journal of Mental Health and Addiction Nursing

Publishes research and scholarly contributions relevant to nurses engaged in mental health and addiction nursing, publ. by Dougmar Publishing Group

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Journal of Mental Health and Addiction Nursing (JMHAN)



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.


Peer Review

​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

Journal of Mental Health and Addiction Nursing (JMHAN) will charge an APC of US $825. Letters to the Editor, short commentaries, and select invited articles are not charged an APC. All articles are archived through Portico and assigned a unique DOI (Digital Object Identifier). We also provide a PDF of each articles published, found on the journal's homepage.

ATTENTION: The JMHAN is pleased to offer a 50% rate reduction of any articles submitted before June 29th, 2018. The reduced article processing charge will now be US $412.50, only on article received on or before June 29, 2018!


Best Practice Policies

DPG has enlisted the help of a Publishing Advisory Board to help us develop, monitor, and maintain best practice policies and procedures when it comes to our Open Access publishing program. DPG is a fee-based Open Access publisher and authors pay an APC (Article Processing Charge) for articles that are accepted for publication (after a rigorous peer review process). These fees differ from journal to journal. Please see individual titles for actual price.


Quality Content

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.​



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