Aims and scope


This multidisciplinary journal focuses on recovery-oriented care of persons with mental health problems and on their rehabilitation. It considers for publication original research articles in the following subjects:

  • Rehabilitation assessment in various mental health and community settings
  • Developmental disorders and substance use disorders
  • Measures to assess and monitor recovery, rehabilitation needs of patients and family members
  • Barriers to successful rehabilitation, recovery-oriented interventions, legal issues in rehabilitation
  • Measures to combat stigma
  • Disability and welfare measures
  • Novel rehabilitation interventions
  • Socio-cultural issues in rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation orientation in teaching and practice
  • Organization and coordination issues in rehabilitation
  • User perspectives
  • Caregivers’ perspectives, coping and stress
  • Rehabilitation advocacy
The journal also considers original research and reviews on the quality of life of persons with mental health problems, caregiver stress and burnout, and staff stress.

The journal invites submission of papers in the above-mentioned subjects and topics as-
  • Original research
  • Brief reports [up to 1500 words including references]
  • Guest editorials
  • Case discussions [up to 1500 words including references]
  • Debates, commentaries, controversies, essays [up to 1500 words]
  • Narrative and systematic reviews
  • Invited articles and reviews
  • Letters to editor and correspondence
  • Book reviews [up to 1500 words]
  • Review of rehabilitation facilities & services [up to 1500 words]
  • User and caregiver perspective articles [up to 1500 words]
  • Creative writing like poetry and paintings made by users, carers or professionals
  • News and notes from the field of psychosocial rehabilitation