International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

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Edited By: Kim Usher

Impact Factor: 1.943

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 8/114 (Nursing (Social Science)); 10/116 (Nursing (Science)); 56/139 (Psychiatry (Social Science)); 80/142 (Psychiatry)

Online ISSN: 1447-0349

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This issue is released to coincide with Mental Health week. This issue includes several papers published over the last few years related to Indigenous mental health. These papers highlight the important role for mental health nurses in the area of Indigenous mental health. Mental health issues are the second leading cause of disease burden for Indigenous Australians. The articles featured offer an important contribution to mental health nursing.

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New - IJMHN iPhone/iPad App


Stay up to date with the latest mental health practice and research, with the new International Journal of Mental Health Nursing app for iPad and iPhone.

The app is freely available for anyone to download. All ACMHN members, and those with institutional access or a personal non-member subscription can read the full text on the app. Non-subscribers can access a sample issue and the abstracts for free.

Log in instructions are available here.

Special Issues - Call for Papers

Professor Eimear Muir-Cochrane is Chair of Nursing (Mental Health) and Chair of Academic Senate with adjunct professorial appointments at UniSa and City University, London, UK.

Professor Joy Duxbury is Professor of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Aggression and violence in mental health

Papers concerned with conflict between people in psychiatric care and health professionals, (including aggression, violence) will fit within the scope of this special issue. Topics include but are not limited to person centred care, stigma, gender, trauma-informed care, recovery, risk and protective factors, new models of care including strengths based approaches, minimising restrictive practices, workforce and policy issues, professional development, and innovations. Research and review articles will be considered as well as practice-oriented papers.

Submit your manuscript for consideration via our online peer review management system, ScholarOne Manuscripts:

For submission requirements, please refer to the Author Guidelines here. If you have any queries regarding submission, please contact the Editorial Office at

Closing date for submissions is January 31 2017.



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