Journal of Muslim Mental Health

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Journal of Muslim Mental Health accepts submissions to the following areas:

Manuscripts must be original submissions, adhere to accepted standards of patient anonymity and informed consent, and include full disclosure of all forms of support, including conflicts of interest. All manuscripts should follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition.

All authors must approve the submissions and one corresponding author should be designated along with current contact information. Corresponding authors must:

  1. Include a cover letter assuring that the manuscript has not been published in print or electronically and is not being considered for publication
  2. Suggest three peer reviewers who do not have a conflict of interest with the research
Special featured sections may also include Islamic Law and Ethics, History of Muslim Mental Health, Global Mental Health Policy, and Muslim Youth. Potential contributors are welcome to submit reviews in the above topics.

Human/Animal Research Policy

Experimental research on vertebrates or any regulated invertebrates must comply with institutional, national, or international guidelines, and where available should have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. The Basel Declaration outlines fundamental principles to adhere to when conducting research in animals and the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) has also published ethical guidelines.


Informed Consent Policy

If the manuscript has an individuals’ data, such as personal detail, audio-video material etc., consent should be obtained from that individual. In case of children, consent should be obtained from the parent or the legal guardian. Proper consent must be acquired prior to publishing. The original should be retained by the corresponding author. Editors may request to provide the original forms by fax or email.


Peer Review Policy

Submitted manuscripts judged by the editors to be within the scope of the journal's interests and otherwise suitable for external review are sent to professional colleagues. Authors are asked to suggest three peer reviewers who do not have a conflict of interest with the research. The double blind review process means that the editors communicate neither authors' identities to referees or referees' identities to authors. The journal asks authors to remove identifying information from submitted manuscripts. Submitted manuscripts judged by the editors not to be within the journal's scope are promptly declined.



*Authors do not pay fees to publish in the journal. 
Journal of Muslim Mental Health