The International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law invites papers for inclusion in a special edition on the topic of Deprivation of Liberty to be published in 2016. The special edition builds upon a conference held in September 2015 at Senate House in London: ‘Rethinking Deprivation of Liberty in a Health and Social Care Context’ conference’ held in London on 30th September 2015. The conference brought together legal, social work and clinical professionals, academics and law reformers. This special issue will build on the discussions and presentations at that conference, but it is not restricted to contributions from those who participated in this event.
We are keen to receive submissions of between 5,000 – 10,000 words (given the complexity of the issues, we envisage that many submissions may well be longer rather than shorter). A double blind peer review process will be used.
The editors will accept submissions for publication until 31 January 2016. Articles submitted after this date will most likely be considered for the next issue of the journal. The journal will only accept contributions submitted via the website. For further information please see here.