CFS: Men & Mental Health (IMHN)

Call for submissions: Men and Mental Health (IMHN)

Issues in Mental Health Nursing seeks manuscripts for a special issue on men and mental health. Deadline is October 15, 2013. Guest editor is Dr. Danny Willis (BC Wm Connell School of Nursing). Queries to the journal’s editor Sandra Thomas:

Journal details here:


CFS: Spirituality & Mental Health (IMHN)

Spirituality and Mental Health (IMHN)

Issues in Mental Health Nursing seeks manuscripts for a special issue on spirituality and mental health. Deadline is September 1, 2013. Guest editor Dr. Inez Tuck (NC A&T University). Queries to the journal’s editor Sandra Thomas: Journal details here:

CFS: Social Networks, Mental Health

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Social Science & Medicine: Social Networks, Health, and Mental Health

Guest Editors: Andrew V. Papachristos, PhD and Alexander C. Tsai, MD, PhD

Social scientists have long observed that the social environment and inter-personal relationships exert substantive influences on health and health-related behaviors. In particular, the past decade has seen a growing interest in the how social networks influence health behaviors including:

smoking, obesity, suicide, interpersonal violence, drug use, and communicable diseases and pathogens. For this Special Issue, Social Science & Medicine will assemble a collection of empirical, conceptual, and systematic review articles that will make novel contributions to advancing social science inquiry into how social networks affect health and mental health. We are most interested in work that conceptualizes social networks as ties that cut across traditional, “a priori” bounds such as kinship, geographic, or class constraints or expectations. The overall issue is intended to be inter- and multidisciplinary in scope, involving varied disciplines such as anthropology, development studies, economics, political science, public health, and/or sociology.

For this Special Issue, Social Science & Medicine encourages empirical (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods), conceptual, or systematic

review papers on any topic related to social networks and health. Of particular interest are papers that:

Analyze specific mechanisms through which social networks may affect health or mental health, including social support, social influence, social engagement, contagion, and access to material goods and resources;

Examine specific pathways proximate to health outcomes, including health-related behaviors, cognitive and emotional states, and physiologic stress responses; and

Employ experimental or quasi-experimental designs to estimate the effects of interventions on social network structures or collateral health outcomes, or study designs that incorporate social network information into the interventions themselves.

In keeping with the international scope of Social Science & Medicine, we highly encourage manuscripts based on data collected in non-Western settings. Priority will also be given to manuscripts that address health-related issues of concern to vulnerable populations.

Please contact the Guest Editors, Andrew V. Papachristos, PhD ( or Alexander C. Tsai, MD, PhD (, for any queries regarding this Special Issue. Authors who feel their work addresses the above aims should submit their full manuscripts for consideration to Social Science & Medicine at by 30 April 2013. Manuscripts will be reviewed and considered for acceptance on a rolling basis.

When asked to choose article type, authors should choose Submit New Article and select the appropriate Special Issue title from the drop down Article

Type menu. For further help with this submission step, please visit our online support site. All submissions should meet Social Science & Medicine

author guidelines criteria, available to view at:


CFS: Mental Health & Substance Use

Calls for Submissions: Mental Health and Substance Use is an international journal adhering to the highest standards of double-anonymous-blind peer review. The journal welcomes original contributions with relevance to co-existing mental health and substance use. The editor and editorial team believe it is imperative that the journal publishes manuscripts that are clear, informative, factual, and transparent, and the process from submission to the point of publication is timely and efficient. To achieve this primary objective, manuscript submission and review makes full use of electronic media. Mental Health and Substance Use subscribes to the Farmington Consensus regarding the ethics of articles published in journals in the field of addiction. Work should be the responsibility of the authors and all named authors should have made a major contribution to the paper.

Increased recognition of co-existing mental health and substance use issues over the past 20 years has led to a growing body of discussion and research into the efficacy of interventions, treatment, and service delivery. As knowledge and expertise advance, professionals at the forefront of the field need an effective and stimulating forum in which to share information, review strategies, and develop new concepts. This international and interdisciplinary journal provides a single authoritative source of reference for clinicians, managers, service developers, researchers, educators, trainers, and students. The journal’s primary aim is to explore the complex issues arising from co-existing mental health and substance use. The journal informs, develops, and educates professionals by facilitating, sharing, and pooling knowledge, thus enhancing expertise in this fast developing field. It covers assessment, intervention, treatment, prevention, innovation, opinion, conceptual exploration and analysis, service delivery, service development, policy and procedure, research and debate.

Mental Health and Substance Use is a quality, standard-setting publication that adopts a holistic and eclectic stance, providing a forum for the discussion and dissemination around subjects of innovative, developing, and proven practice. The journal aspires to enhance professional knowledge, understanding, research, clinical and managerial practice, and facilitate advancement of new services. The journal is not about mental health or substance use in isolation – as individual topics. It concentrates on concerns specifically related to coexisting mental health and substance use, referred to by some as ‘dual diagnosis.’ Such concerns relate to the individual, the family, and the future direction of services, interventions, and treatment. The journal presents a balanced view of what are best quality standards today. In doing so, it sometimes challenges concepts to stimulate debate and understanding, thus, exploring all sides of the development in treatment and intervention, facilitating reflection, discussion, and adoption of research-led best quality standards of practice. The journal is a peer-review and consists of at least 80% of peer reviewed articles. The remaining 20% being book reviews, editorial, free expression and commissioned articles.

Mental Health and Substance Use includes:

  • Research papers
  • Conceptual exploration and analysis
  • Critical reviews
  • Original papers
  • Case studies
  • Media reviews
  • Clinical practice
  • Policy and procedure
  • Service user and carer perspectives
  • Service development
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Transcultural and ethnicity issues
  • Debate

Detailed author information is at:

CFP: Integrative Medicine After the Age of 40

Integrative Medicine After the Age of 40: The International Conference on Integrative Medicine, May 13-15, 2012, Jerusalem

The 2nd International Conference on Integrative Medicine will be held on May 13-15, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. The conference will bring together physicians, nurses and therapists from all over the world to discuss the changes and influence of the Integrative Medicine. The conference will be held in English, French and German with simultaneous translation. For details visit:

Main Topics:

  • Motor System, Movement and Posture study, Muscular Skeletal Pain, Myofascial Pain
  • Nutrition, Food Supplements, Digestive System, Metabolic Diseases
  • Wellness and Aging, Preventive Medicine
  • Neurological Disorders, Cognitive Disorder, Memory Disturbance
  • Depression, Stress, Sleep Disturbances, Insomnia – Non Organic Origin
  • The Oncologic Patient
  • Chronic Headache
  • Menopause
  • Cardiac Aspects, Hemodynamic System
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Mind and Body Medicine

The conference scientific committee encourages the submission of original Abstracts for either oral or poster presentations. All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee. Abstract submission deadline abstracts may be submitted until Saturday, December 10th 2011. Details on submitting an abstract:

CFS: Advances in Mental Health: Substance Use and Mental Health

Advances in Mental Health Vol 11/1, Substance Use and Mental Health | Deadline for Papers: 15th September 2011

Problems of substance use and mental health issue are widely visible and the high rate of co-occurrence of these disorders is well known in the field, yet little attention has been paid to this major societal problem. Major mental health and addiction institutions in the industrialized countries are facing with the crisis of funding cutbacks while similar institutions are barely functional in many underdeveloped/developing countries. In Canada, for example, one in four individuals suffers from mental illness or addiction while the other three live with it. The purpose of this substance use and mental health theme issue is to bring together the work of leading scientists, social scientists and other scholars. We are particularly interested in work that considers the impact of childhood maltreatment on mental health and substance abuse issues, recognizing the increased likelihood of both and co-morbid issues among violence survivors across the lifespan. As a chronic living environment and as related to a lack of safe, stable, nurturing relationship, maltreatment can continue as a ‘lived’ experience beyond the cessation of the maltreatment events. While mechanisms are emergent, maltreatment can be considered a demand factor for substance use, from a range of domains (stress and coping; motivations and outcome expectancies for enhancement; learned contingencies etc.). This issue is invitational towards work considering maltreatment, including prevention, theory-testing, health and service systems use, and under-studied populations.

As the guest editors of the journal of Advances in Mental Health, we would like to invite you to submit an article to the special issue of Advances in Mental Health, volume 11/1 (April 2012). We are seeking submission from people from a range of disciplines and settings including but not limited to: public health, mental health, addiction, psychology, sociology, neuroscience; law; government. Here are some dates pertaining to the issue:

We expect to receive your intention to submit your manuscript addressed to Masood Zangeneh ( ) and Christine Wekerle ( ) by July 30, 2011. We expect to receive your manuscript by September 15, 2011. Authors will receive the editor’s feedback by October 15, 2011. We are expecting to receive your final drafts by November 15, 2011. Authors will receive the review feedback by December 15, 2011.  Authors are expected to submit their final revision by January 30, 2012. Editorial decision is due on February 15, 2012.

The journal’s Web page is:

CFS: Health, Culture and Society

Health, Culture & Society is a new, digitally published periodical through Pittsburgh University’s D-publishing initiative with the internationally distinguished participation of members and senior members from The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Brazil); The Institute of Public Health (Bangalore); The Center for Modern European Philosophy, University of Kingston (UK); CODESRIA: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (Senegal); The Department of Anthropology (Brunel University, UK); Cambridge University (UK); The University of Colombo (Sri Lanka);The University of Rome (Italy); the Royal College of Psychiatry (UK); Kathmandu University (Nepal), and the University of ChapecÓ (Santa Catarina, Brazil). HCS is the product of initiative, research and debate centered on the history and development of the health paradigm and the social, cultural and community realities which define it. HCS is the product of dialogue and initiative from areas of expertise which have over the past decade been furnished by innovative research. HCS is a platform where protagonists in the debate of health, critical perspectives and research from the social and medical sciences, can give visibility and exposure to research, development strategy and important debate in health and culture. HCS is geared towards an inter-disciplinary approach to issues of health, culture and society inviting contributions from a diversity of fields. HCS encourages both original and funded research into regional developments which can impact upon the global image of health, society and culture. HCS will reflect the very real developments in ideas that shape our modern understandings of health, and how cultural and social factors are important to its paradigm.

Areas of interest: anthropology; health; social and community development; regional health research; national and global health awareness; mental health; quality of life issues; health legislation; health research, training and education; the social history of medicine; philosophies of health; cultural psychiatry; the history of medicine.

The first issue of HCS will be released late July 2011 . The theme will be “perspectives”. The international editorial committee invites contributions from researchers, workers and professionals who can relate the social urgencies and efforts of the realities they face as well as the changes they seek to implement. HCS adheres to the strictest of editorial and review standards. For details, contact and registration please go to:

Deadline for submissions: June 25, 2011

Contributions in English are preferred (Latin and Germanic idioms are also acceptable), the limit of which is 9,000 words including notes and bibliography.

Dr. David Reggio, Email: Visit the website at