The journal provides a forum for international debate on mental health and addiction-related issues, and helps make sense of the effects of mental health and addiction on individuals and societies. It reports on current information and developments in mental health and addiction-related research, policy, phenomenology, literature, and treatment.

The International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction offers broad-ranging coverage in such fields as psychology, sociology, anthropology, criminology, public health, history, law, and literature. The journal publishes feature articles, review articles, clinical notes, research notes, first-person accounts, letters to the editor, commentaries, conference reports, book reviews and abstracts.

  • Presents current information and developments in mental health and addiction-related research, policy, phenomenology, literature, and treatment
  • Helps make sense of the effects of mental health and addiction on individuals and societies
  • Offers broad-ranging coverage in a wide-array of disciplines, from psychology to literature
  • 94% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Masood Zangeneh
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.42 (2018)
Impact factor
1.719 (2018)
Five year impact factor
90 days
Submission to first decision
160 days
Submission to acceptance
374,028 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1557-1882
Print ISSN
1557-1874
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  1. AGRICOLA
  2. CNKI
  3. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  4. Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
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  10. EBSCO Social Sciences Abstracts
  11. EMCare
  12. Gale
  13. Gale Academic OneFile
  14. Google Scholar
  15. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  16. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
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  20. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  21. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  22. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  23. PsycINFO
  24. Psyndex
  25. SCImago
  26. SCOPUS
  27. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  28. Semantic Scholar
  29. Social Science Citation Index
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