Special Calls for Papers, Scope and Information for Authors

Mental illness is culturally influenced, and to conduct clinical assessments, form diagnostic opinions, and formulate health policy that affects people from different communities, the historical and social nuances of the culture must be well understood. The Journal of Muslim Mental Health provides an academic forum to explore social, cultural, historical, religious, and psychological factors related to the mental health of Muslims in North America as well as that of the global Islamic community.

To this end, the Journal welcomes contributions across the medical and social science disciplines, including psychiatry, psychology, public health, Islamic studies, nursing, social work, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and other fields interested in mental health and the Muslim community. Readership is intended to include social scientists, clinicians, counselors, and health policy makers. JMMH invites submissions for original articles, reviews, brief communications, case studies and book reviews dealing with, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Epidemiological studies of mental illnesses in Muslim communities
  • History of mental illness
  • Mental health concepts
  • Stigma of mental illness in Muslim cultures
  • Role of traditional healing
  • Role of spirituality in patient-therapist relationship
  • Stages of child development in the Islamic tradition
  • Models of psychotherapy (psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, etc...)
  • Marital counseling
  • Utilization of services
  • Domestic violence
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Islamic law and forensic psychiatry
  • Disaster psychiatry/psychology, refugee rehabilitation
  • Ethics

All manuscripts must follow American Psychological Association Publishing guidelines.

To submit articles, please submit directly to the journal's website. For any question about submissions email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject: "JMMH article submission".

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