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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Please prepare your manuscript regarding: Template

Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted via the online system, and manuscripts submitted for publication must be prepared according to the guidelines given below.

This guideline is intended to assist authors as they prepare their manuscripts. To avoid any delay and time-consuming restructuring, International Journal of Mental Health Promotion (IJMHP) asks and encourages authors to read the guidelines before writing the manuscript.
IJMHP publishes review and research articles. All papers must be written in English, and follow a clear, concise style. The language editors may have to check the language and grammar of your submitted manuscript, and make editorial changes if deemed necessary.

1 Cover Letter

A submitted manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter. The cover letter must clearly state that the manuscript is an original work with its own merit, has not been previously published in whole or in part, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. It should also include statements clearly indicating that all authors have read the final manuscript, have approved the submission to the journal, and have accepted full responsibilities pertaining to the manuscript’s delivery and contents. If there are any ethical, copyright, disclosure issues that come with the manuscript, please reveal them in the cover letter. In the cover letter, authors need to declare that there is no conflict of interests or disclose all the conflicts of interest regarding the manuscript submitted.

2 Templates

Authors are strongly encouraged to use the Microsoft Word templates .

3 General Format of Articles

For Article

An Article is a detailed technical report of original research data that is likely to be influential. This format is not a review of technology, but its primary report in the literature. Articles include a detailed description of the hypothesis, background study, methods, results and discussion, etc. Original research articles usually require word limit ranging from 3000 to 6000, and can even go more than 10,000 words.

For Review

A Review is a critical and constructive analysis of existing published literature in a field and methodological approaches to a technology or a specific aspect of a technology and providing recommendations for future research. Reviews do not present new data from the author’s experimental work. The types of review articles can be broadly speaking: literature reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. Short reviews are normally 3,000–4,000 words, some lengths could range up to more than 10,000 words.

For Correspondence

A Correspondence (Letters to the Editor) is a flexible format that may include anything of interest to the journal's readers. A Correspondence may describe primary research data, but only in summary form. Correspondence should never be more than one printed page, and usually much less. The number of references should not exceed 10 for either the Correspondence or its Reply, and article titles are omitted from the reference list. Titles for correspondence are supplied by the editors.

For Brief Communication

A Brief Communication is a more concise format used typically to report a significant improvement to a tried-and-tested method, its modification and adaptation to an important original application, or an important new tool or resource of broad interest for the scientific community. This format typically does not exceed 3 printed pages. As a guideline, Brief Communications allow up to 20 references, and article titles are omitted from the reference list.

For Case Reports

Case Reports encourages the submission of clinical/trial case reports that feature novel findings, or new management strategies. Well written and illustrated reports of rare classical conditions will also be considered. Common cases are welcome if they detail a specific issue or novelty in diagnosis or management. Cases which focus on key aspects of background pathology, pharmacology, or management strategy are considered of particular importance.