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About This Journal

The Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health 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 Parental and Family Mental Health Worldwide.

The Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health is produced by the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, USA. SPARC is a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Research Center of Excellence.

Aims and Scope

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.

Open Access

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.

Fees

The Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health does not charge subscription, submission, or author fees.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online up to four times per year.

Copyright

Authors of original work accepted for publication in the Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health grant first publication rights to the Journal but retain ownership of the copyright of their content. All content in the Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health, unless otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution—Non-Commercial—Share Alike License. Under this license, authors' work may be downloaded, redistributed, and new creations built upon it for non-commercial purposes, provided that the authors are credited and the derived work is licensed under identical terms.

Measuring Impact

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Digital Preservation

The publisher utilizes the bepress Archive service with Amazon's Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to create permanent archives for the purpose of ensuring long-term availability and accessibility of journal content.

Publication Statement

This journal is published by the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC), Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School in collaboration with the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School through its eScholarship@UMMS publishing and repository system.

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