About Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health
Aims and Scope
The Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health (ISSN 2639-9997) is devoted to the translation and dissemination of research knowledge specific to families living with parental mental illness. The idea for an e-journal dedicated exclusively to research and innovation specific to parental mental illness was born from a group of international researchers and change agents committed to enhancing the lives of families living with parental mental illness. This group is called the International Research Collaborative for Change in Parent and Child Mental Health.
The Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health is produced by the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC) in the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, MA, USA. iSPARC is a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Research Center of Excellence and was formerly called the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC).
The aim of the Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health is to have a resource dedicated to highlighting a range of activities and innovations specific to families living with parental mental illness. Products will cover a range of topics including, but not limited to, new and ongoing research, intervention development, evaluation, literature reviews, policy initiatives, first person accounts and others. We are particularly interested in learning across countries and cultures, and strive to bring together knowledge from around the globe that informs our understanding of this critical topic.
The Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health provides immediate open access to its content. Making research freely available to the public best benefits research, scholars, education, and society.
The Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health does not charge subscription, submission, or author fees.
The journal is published online up to four times per year.
Copyright and Author Rights
- Authors of original work accepted for publication in this journal grant first publication rights to the journal but retain ownership of the copyright of their content and all other rights.
- Works published in this journal will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Authors may request a different Creative Commons license during the submission process.
- For attribution, the author(s), article title, publication source (the journal) and the DOI of the article must be cited. For example: Originally published in: Laletas S, Wrigley L. 2020. “School Mental Health Promotion: Supporting Children Impacted by Family and Parent Mental Health Conditions.” Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health 5(2):1015. https://doi.org/10.7191/parentandfamily.1015
- Authors retain the right to self-archive any version of their work (preprint, accepted manuscript, or final publisher version) on preprint servers, subject-specific repositories, institutional repositories, or their own website, as long as the work is properly cited and a link to the DOI of the published article is included.
- Authors are responsible for obtaining the rights to use 3rd party materials prior to submission.
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This journal is published by the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC), Department of Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School in collaboration with UMass Chan's Lamar Soutter Library.
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