Description

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal ® (PRJ) is a quarterly journal publishing original, peer-reviewed scholarly work that advances the evidence for and understanding of psychosocial treatment and recovery of people with psychiatric disabilities, consistent with the principles and values of psychiatric rehabilitation and person-centered care. Manuscripts published in PRJ have implications for the interdisciplinary practice of psychiatric rehabilitation.

PRJ gives priority to impactful research that is directly applicable to the development, administration, and delivery of psychiatric rehabilitation services.

Topics within the purview of PRJ include but are not limited to:

  • studies of the development, refinement, or evaluation of psychiatric rehabilitation interventions including case studies, open pilot studies, quasi-experimental designs, and randomized controlled trials
  • research exploring relevant domains of functioning or targets of psychiatric rehabilitation intervention
  • research on the development or psychometric evaluation of instruments designed to measure constructs relevant to psychiatric rehabilitation
  • research on special populations of people with psychiatric disabilities, including disparities in access to services
  • implementation research of psychiatric rehabilitation interventions
  • research that informs the development of person-centered systems that support and broaden psychiatric rehabilitation approaches
  • rigorous theoretical articles that advance the psychiatric rehabilitation field

The journal has a broad audience, including researchers, policy makers, and psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners. PRJ welcomes submissions that support inclusiveness and diversity in both authorship and as the focus of scholarly work.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal® is a registered trademark of American Psychological Association
Editorial Board

Incoming (2019) Editorial Board

(handling all new submissions in 2018)

Incoming (2019) Editor

Sandra G. Resnick
Yale University School of Medicine
Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, VA Central Office

Incoming (2019) Associate Editors

David Roe
University of Haifa

Michelle Salyers
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Incoming (2019) Consulting Editors

Ulrika Bejerholm
Lund University

Dulal Bhaumik
University of Illinois at Chicago

Gary R. Bond
Westat Inc

Judith Cook
University of Illinois at Chicago

Patrick Corrigan
Illinois Institute of Technology

Larry Davidson
Yale University School of Medicine

Maryann Davis
UMMS 

Patricia Deegan
Pat Deegan PhD & Associates, LLC

Jonathan Delman
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Lisa B. DIxon
Columbia University Medical Center, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Robert E Drake
The IPS Employment Center, c/o Westat

Lene F. Eplov
Mental Health Center Copenhagen

Marianne Farkas
Boston University

Sadaaki Fukui
Indiana University

Kenneth J. Gill
Rutgers Univerity

Shirley M. Glynn
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System at West Los Angeles

Richard Goldberg
VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5) Mental Illness, Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)

Johannes Hamann
Technische Universitat Munchen

Ilanit Hasson Ohayon
Bar-Ilan University

Dori S. Hutchinson
Boston University Center for Psych Rehab

Mary A. Jansen
Bayview Behavioral Consulting, Inc.

Helen Killaspy
University College London

Terry Krupa
Queen's University

Max Lachman
Haifa University

Tania Lecomte
University of Montreal

Alisa Lincoln
Northeastern University

Weili Lu
Rutgers University

Alicia Lucksted
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Kim L. MacDonald-Wilson
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Susan R. McGurk
Boston University

Steffen Moritz
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Gary Morse
PLACES FOR PEOPLE

Kim Mueser
Boston University

Ottar Ness
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Joanne Nicholson
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

David Penn
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Roger H. Peters
University of South Florida

Susan Pickett
Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Lisa A. Razzano
University of Illinois at Chicago

Angela L. Rollins
Richard L. Roudebush VAMC; Indiana University; Regenstrief Institute

Rita Roncone
University of L'Aquila, Italy

Abraham Rudnick
Lakehead University, Canada

Zlatka Russinova
Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Mark S. Salzer
Temple University

Phyllis L. Solomon
University of Pennsylvania

Margaret (Peggy) Swarbrick
Rutgers University

Wilma Swildens
Altrecht Mental Health Care

John Torous
Harvard Medical School

Samson Tse
The University of Hong Kong

Robert Whitley
McGill University


Outgoing Editorial Board

(handling invited revisions only in 2018)

Outgoing Editors

Judith A. Cook
University of Illinois at Chicago

Kim T. Mueser
Boston University

Outgoing Managing Editor

Kathleen Furlong-Norman
Editorial Office & Boston University

Outgoing Consulting Editors

Dulal K. Bhaumik
University of Illinois at Chicago

Max Birchwood
University of Warwick

Gary R. Bond
IPS Employment Center & The Rockville Institute

Marit Borg
Buskerud University College

Catana Brown
Midwestern University

Peter F. Buckley
Virgina Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Francine Cournos
Columbia University

Larry Davidson
Yale University

Maryann Davis
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Patricia E. Deegan
Pat Deegan PhD & Associates, LLC

Jonathan Delman
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Lisa Beth Dixon
Columbia University Medical Center

Robert E. Drake
IPS Employment Center & The Rockville Institute

Charles Edward Drebing
Bedford Veterans Administration Medical Center

Benjamin G. Druss
Emory University

Marsha Langer Ellison
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Marianne D. Farkas
Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Kenneth Joseph Gill
Rutgers University School of Health Professions

Shirley M. Glynn
Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System at West Los Angeles

Richard W. Goldberg
VISN 5 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center

Barbara Granger
Granger Consultation Services, LLC

Alexis D. Henry
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Dori S Hutchinson
Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Mary A. Jansen
Bayview Behavioral Consulting, Inc.

Terry M. Krupa
Queen's University

Max Lachman
Haifa University

J. Steven Lamberti
Universityof Rochester Medical Center

Tania Lecomte
University of Montreal

H. Stephen Leff
Harvard Medical School

Alisa K. Lincoln
Northeastern University

Weili Lu
Rutgers University School of Health Professions

Alicia A. Lucksted
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Kim L. MacDonald-Wilson
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Joseph Marrone
University of Massachusetts

Susan R. McGurk
Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Gary A. Morse
Places for People, Inc.

Patricia B. Nemec
Nemec Consulting

Joanne Nicholson
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

David L. Penn
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Roger H. Peters
University of South Florida

Susan A. Pickett
Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Alexander M. Ponizovsky
Ministry of Health

Stefan Priebe
Queen Mary University of London

Lisa A. Razzano
University of Illinois at Chicago

Priscilla A. Ridgway
Consultant

David Roe
University of Haifa

E. Sally Rogers
Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Rita Roncone
Università dell'Aquila

Abraham Rudnick
Lakehead University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Zlatka Russinova
Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Michelle P. Salyers
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Mark S. Salzer
Temple University

Benedetto Angelo Saraceno
Nova University of Lisbon

Lisa T. Schmidt
Drexel University

Russell K. Schutt
University of Massachusetts

Steven M. Silverstein
Rutgers University

Melinda Fox Smith
LB Fox & Assocaites, LLC

Phyllis L. Solomon
University of Pennsylvania

Margaret A. Swarbrick
Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey & Rutgers University

Wilma Swildens
Altrecht Mental Health Care

Graham J Thornicroft
King's College London

Haiyi Xie
Gelsel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Anthony M. Zipple
Centerstone Kentucky

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Manuscript Submission

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.

Submission

To submit to the Editorial Office of Sandra G. Resnick, please submit manuscripts electronically through the Manuscript Submission Portal in Word Document format (.doc).

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Articles and brief reports published in the journal should include implications for practice and/or policy to promote the translation of research findings into useful applications for the field.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal gives priority to submissions that are clearly applicable to the development, administration, and delivery of psychiatric rehabilitation services and those that inform the development of person-centered systems that support and broaden psychiatric rehabilitation approaches.

Data-driven articles that report results of rigorous research such as randomized controlled trials are especially welcome.

We will also consider:

  • quasi-experimental studies such as pre-post evaluations of services if they are adequately powered, with preference to those with comparison groups
  • relevant measurement development or testing research
  • high-quality qualitative studies that follow established procedures for qualitative research including well-justified sample sizes and clearly documented analytic strategies
  • impactful comprehensive literature reviews, policy studies, and theoretical manuscripts

Upon receipt, manuscripts will be reviewed for originality, timeliness, importance to the field, and alignment with the mission of the journal.

Manuscripts that do not significantly contribute to the literature in psychiatric rehabilitation may be returned without review.

Manuscripts are evaluated by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal editorial team according to the following criteria:

  • material is original and timely
  • writing is clear, concise
  • appropriate study methods are used
  • data are valid
  • conclusions are reasonable and supported by study results
  • findings are relevant and make a contribution to the field of psychiatric rehabilitation

From these criteria, the editors select papers for peer review. Papers of insufficient priority or quality are promptly rejected.

Masked Review

This journal has a policy of masked review for all submissions.

A title page should include all authors' names and institutional affiliations as well as contact information for the corresponding author, including mailing address, email, and telephone.

The manuscript should include a blinded title page, omitting author information, but maintaining the title of the manuscript and an abbreviated title to serve as the running head on each page of the manuscript.

Authors must make every effort to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to the authors' identities. This includes removing the names of academic or other institutions from human subjects assurance statements, and references to authors' prior publications that include citations revealing their identities.

Manuscripts are sent for peer review to at least two independent reviewers.

A separate statistical review is obtained when a reviewer or the editors request it. Authors are informed about the review decision after the review process is completed.

Manuscripts that are not rejected after the first round of peer review usually require revision and re-review by one or more of the original reviewers.

Revised manuscripts must conform to the general requirements listed below, including specified word counts, and word counts must be adhered to in revised submissions.

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts should be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual)

Follow US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) Language Guidelines. These guidelines are based on the fundamental values of the psychiatric rehabilitation field: respecting the worth and dignity of all persons and groups, as well as honoring and advocating for individual rights and interests, and opposing discrimination in services and in society.

Review APA's Journal Manuscript Preparation Guidelines before submitting your article.

Use 12-point Times New Roman font with consistent headings and subheadings and omit underlining. All references should be included in the reference list in APA format.

Use of Endnotes is not permitted.

Abstract and Keywords

All research manuscripts should include a structured abstract containing a maximum of 250 words.

Abstracts that are incomplete or do not conform to the following structure will be returned to the authors for revision.

  • Objective: the primary purpose of the article should be clearly stated.
  • Methods: this section must state the sample size and nature of subjects, data sources, study design, how dependent variables were measured and the specific analytic techniques (statistical tests, qualitative analysis strategy) that were used.
  • Results: primary findings should be stated clearly and concisely, describing statistical results as appropriate.
  • Conclusions and Implications for Practice: implications of the findings for the field of psychiatric rehabilitation, mental health, or recovery should be clearly stated and future directions may be described.

All theoretical manuscripts should include a structured abstract with the following required sections:

  • Objective: the primary purpose of the article should be clearly stated.
  • Method: this section should describe the methodology used and type of analysis conducted.
  • Findings: primary findings should be stated clearly and concisely.
  • Conclusions and Implications for Practice: implications of the findings for the field of psychiatric rehabilitation, mental health, or recovery should be clearly stated and future directions may be described.

Abstracts for brief reports should not exceed 150 words.

Please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases after the abstract.

Impact and Implications Statement

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal publishes impact and implications statements (also referred to as public significance statements) in addition to regular abstracts. This feature allows authors to support Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal's efforts to increase dissemination and usage of research findings by larger and more diverse audiences.

At the start of each paper, the authors should provide one to three sentences, approximately 30 to 70 words long, with the header "Impact and Implications," that answer the following questions: What did the study find? Why are these findings important to the audience you are trying to reach (e.g., practitioners, policy makers, news media, or other parties)? The impact statement is intended to summarize the significance of the study's findings for a general audience.

Please refer to Guidance for Translational Abstracts and Public Significance Statements to help you write your statement.

Your Impact and Implications Statement should be placed below the abstract in the manuscript file you upload during the submission process.

Authors of accepted manuscripts will be encouraged to promote their published research on social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, using this impact and implications statement.

Manuscript Length

Manuscript Length Articles should not exceed 5,000 words; Brief Reports should not exceed 1,500 words, and Letters to the Editor should not exceed 300 words. Word counts are exclusive of tables, figures, and references. All revisions must adhere to these word limits.

Authors must include the word count (exclusive of tables, figures, and references) on the title page of their manuscripts.

Authors must review and use the Guidelines for Nonhandicapping Language in APA Journals.

Formatting

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual. Additional guidance on APA Style is available on the APA Style website.

Below are additional instructions regarding the preparation of display equations, computer code, and tables.

Display Equations

We strongly encourage you to use MathType (third-party software) or Equation Editor 3.0 (built into pre-2007 versions of Word) to construct your equations, rather than the equation support that is built into Word 2007 and Word 2010. Equations composed with the built-in Word 2007/Word 2010 equation support are converted to low-resolution graphics when they enter the production process and must be rekeyed by the typesetter, which may introduce errors.

To construct your equations with MathType or Equation Editor 3.0:

  • Go to the Text section of the Insert tab and select Object.
  • Select MathType or Equation Editor 3.0 in the drop-down menu.

If you have an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you have access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, you can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Copy the equation from Microsoft Word and paste it into the MathType box. Verify that your equation is correct, click File, and then click Update. Your equation has now been inserted into your Word file as a MathType Equation.

Use Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType only for equations or for formulas that cannot be produced as Word text using the Times or Symbol font.

Computer Code

Because altering computer code in any way (e.g., indents, line spacing, line breaks, page breaks) during the typesetting process could alter its meaning, we treat computer code differently from the rest of your article in our production process. To that end, we request separate files for computer code.

In Online Supplemental Material

We request that runnable source code be included as supplemental material to the article. For more information, visit Supplementing Your Article With Online Material.

In the Text of the Article

If you would like to include code in the text of your published manuscript, please submit a separate file with your code exactly as you want it to appear, using Courier New font with a type size of 8 points. We will make an image of each segment of code in your article that exceeds 40 characters in length. (Shorter snippets of code that appear in text will be typeset in Courier New and run in with the rest of the text.) If an appendix contains a mix of code and explanatory text, please submit a file that contains the entire appendix, with the code keyed in 8-point Courier New.

Tables

Use Word's Insert Table function when you create tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.

Academic Writing and English Language Editing Services

Authors who feel that their manuscript may benefit from additional academic writing or language editing support prior to submission are encouraged to seek out such services at their host institutions, engage with colleagues and subject matter experts, and/or consider several vendors that offer discounts to APA authors.

Please note that APA does not endorse or take responsibility for the service providers listed. It is strictly a referral service.

Use of such service is not mandatory for publication in an APA journal. Use of one or more of these services does not guarantee selection for peer review, manuscript acceptance, or preference for publication in any APA journal.

Submitting Supplemental Materials

APA can place supplemental materials online, available via the published article in the PsycARTICLES® database. Please see Supplementing Your Article With Online Material for more details.

References

List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section. Please do not use Endnotes in submissions. All references should be included in the reference list in APA format.

Examples of basic reference formats:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Figures

Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff or EPS files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.

The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.

For more information about acceptable resolutions, fonts, sizing, and other figure issues, please see the general guidelines.

When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure instead of to the side.

APA offers authors the option to publish their figures online in color without the costs associated with print publication of color figures.

The same caption will appear on both the online (color) and print (black and white) versions. To ensure that the figure can be understood in both formats, authors should add alternative wording (e.g., "the red (dark gray) bars represent") as needed.

For authors who prefer their figures to be published in color both in print and online, original color figures can be printed in color at the editor's and publisher's discretion provided the author agrees to pay:

  • $900 for one figure
  • An additional $600 for the second figure
  • An additional $450 for each subsequent figure

Permissions

Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including test materials (or portions thereof), photographs, and other graphic images (including those used as stimuli in experiments).

On advice of counsel, APA may decline to publish any image whose copyright status is unknown.

Publication Policies

APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.

See also APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines.

APA requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).

Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to transfer the copyright to APA.

Ethical Principles

It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).

In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14).

APA expects authors to adhere to these standards. Specifically, APA expects authors to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.

The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on its website in HTML, PDF, and Word format. You may also request a copy by emailing or calling the APA Ethics Office (202-336-5930). You may also read "Ethical Principles," December 1992, American Psychologist, Vol. 47, pp. 1597–1611.

Other Information

Visit the Journals Publishing Resource Center for more resources for writing, reviewing, and editing articles for publishing in APA journals.

Special Issues
  • Digital and Mobile Mental Health

    Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3, September 2017. Includes articles about electronic and mobile mental health as it pertains to people with psychiatric disabilities and behavioral health conditions.

  • Disability Policy Research

    Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2, June 2017. The issue includes research related to three broad topics relevant to disability policy as it pertains to mental illness: employment, education, and disability policy; Medicaid policy and health reform; and supporting the workforce.

  • Cognitive Remediation

    Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1, March 2017. The papers highlight the continuing evolution in cognitive remediation programs for people with serious mental illnesses.

  • Peer-Delivered Services

    Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3, September 2016. The articles discuss peer support in the behavioral health care system and how peer support specialists have evolved to address unmet needs and to attend to social determinants that affect wellness and recovery.

  • Self-Stigma and Mental Illness

    Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 38, No. 2, June 2015. The articles push forward the knowledge about and inquiry into the effects and dynamics of internalized stigma associated with mental illness as well as potential avenues and strategies for intervening to reduce it.

  • Parents With Psychiatric Disabilities

    Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 37, No. 3, September 2014. Articles discuss policy, practice, and research challenges regarding families with parents with psychiatric disabilities, as well as ways to bridge the gaps among those challenges.

  • Special Issue on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model of Supported Employment

    Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2, June 2014. Articles examine the mechanisms and strategies for improving the quality, implementation, and availability of IPS services; address IPS for new populations; and discuss funding mechanisms and public policy.

  • Illness/Wellness Management for Individuals With Serious Mental Illnesses

    Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4, December 2013. The articles are evidence of the explosion in the development, evaluation, adaptation, and implementation of programs aimed at improving the ability of consumers to manage psychiatric, medical, and substance use disorders in collaboration with others.