Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health (CJCMH) provides an important forum for Canadian scholars and practitioners with in the areas of positive mental health and effective, recovery oriented practices and systems. The Journal is evolving as a key resource in furthering the transformation of mental health systems and services in Canada.

Accordingly, priority topics for the Journal are best and promising, recovery oriented practices including psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) approaches, mental health reform and transformation  to effective, community mental heath services and systems and t evaluation and quality improvement, 

As well as original research , the Journal publishes high quality literature reviews and meta analyses as well as articles addressing major health and mental health policy issues. Additionally, the Journal has a Practice/Innovation Section which will accept manuscripts which discuss innovative and promising practices.

The Journal is interdisciplinary as well as bilingual.

 

Section Policies

Manuscripts - English

Articles (approx. 6,000 words including references) can be submitted to this section.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Manuscrits - Français

Des articles (approx. 6000 mots incluant les références bibliographiques) peuvent être soumis à cette section.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Brief Reports

Brief reports (approx. 3,000 words including references) can be submitted to this section.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The Senior Editor or a designated Associate Editor will assume responsibility for overseeing the peer review process and for corresponding with the corresponding author.   

The assigned Editor selects a minimum of two reviewers based on their knowledge of, and their experience in, the subject of the manuscript. Although authors are invited to suggest reviewers who are competent to examine their manuscript, the assigned Editor is not limited to such suggestions. Reviewers are invited to comment on the quality of the manuscript and its relevance to CJCMH and to make a recommendation for publication of the manuscript. The reviewers are asked to make one of four recommendations: accept, minor revisions required, major revisions required, do not accept. The assigned Editor retains full responsibility, however, for all decisions regarding the manuscript.

 The assigned Editor’s decision will be communicated by email to the corresponding author. In all cases, the corresponding authors are provided with copies of the reviews received from the peer reviewers. In those cases where revisions are requested, the corresponding author will be provided with a description of changes required or recommended for the manuscript, in addition to the copies of the reviews received from the peer reviewers. Authors should attempt to address all the objections raised by reviewers. Manuscripts requiring major revisions are sent for a second review by the peer reviewers. Minor revisions are overseen by the assigned Editor. Once the assigned Editor decides that the revised manuscript has met his or her approval, the assigned Editor will inform the corresponding author that the manuscript is considered accepted for publication in CJCMH.

 

Publication Frequency

4 issues per year