Discover Mental Health is part of the Discover journal series committed to providing a streamlined submission process, rapid review and publication, and a high level of author service at every stage. It is an open access, community-focused journal publishing research from across all disciplines involved in the transdisciplinary field of mental health, including theoretical and fundamental sciences as well as clinical sciences, public health, and socioeconomic, biological and environmental factors.
  • We welcome research from a range of disciplines involved in mental health research.

  • Our streamlined submission process ensures a swift turnaround time to publish your research rapidly while maintaining the highest peer-review standards.

  • As a fully open access journal, we ensure that your research is highly discoverable and instantly available globally to everyone.

  • We provide you with an excellent support service at every stage to guide you through the whole submission, review and publication process.

  • The Discover journals uphold the ethical standards for research and publication as defined by COPE, and support authors in adhering to these throughout the peer-review process.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Julio Licinio
Publishing model
Open Access. How to publish with us

Journal metrics

34 days
Submission to first decision (Median)

Latest articles

This journal has 21 open access articles

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  • Introducing In Review

    In Review, a new preprint service brought to you by Research Square, is available on Discover Mental Health. By opting in to this service, you will be able to:

    • Showcase your work to funders and others with a citable preprint while it is under review 
    • Track the status of your manuscript through the peer review process on a more granular level 
    • Benefit from early sharing, such as more collaboration opportunities and earlier citations.

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About this journal

Electronic ISSN
2731-4383
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. Baidu
  2. CLOCKSS
  3. CNKI
  4. CNPIEC
  5. DOAJ
  6. Dimensions
  7. EBSCO Discovery Service
  8. Google Scholar
  9. Naver
  10. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  11. Portico
  12. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  13. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  14. Psyndex
  15. TD Net Discovery Service
  16. Wanfang
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