New Article Type: Fresh Focus

Community Mental Health Journal will now accept articles in formats (see below) that expand beyond research articles and brief reports.  This will allow us to explore content areas of relevance to our readers. The Journal will accept articles in one of the following formats that address one of the following topics:


Section Editors

Pharmacology in the Community – Lead editors: Swapnil Gupta, Shannon Hughes, Robert Cotes

Community-based Participatory Research –  Lead editors: Laysha Ostrow, Nev Jones

Applied Conceptual Concerns – Lead editor: Awais Aftab

Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance – Lead editor: Margie Balfour

Social Justice – Lead editor: Rebecca Miller



Each of the topic areas can accept articles in any of the following formats:


  • Book review
    • Max 3 pages
  • Case presentation with discussion
    • This can include multiple discussants, and should include an academic discussion that links to the content area.
    • Max 16 pages
  • Point/Counterpoint  
    • These can include two or more perspectives.
    • Max 20 pages
  • Review article
    • Max 20 pages
  • Innovative practice
    • Max 16 pages


It is recommended that if you have an idea for an article for this section, you should contact the Editor in Chief (Sandra Steingard, SandyS@howardcenter.org) before you submit to ensure this is something we have an interest in publishing. All submissions will go through a peer reviewed process.