International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law – call for papers 

The editors and publisher of the International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law (ISSN: 2056-3922) are making a call for papers.

The Journal is an open access journal, producing two editions a year. It builds on the well-reputed Journal of Mental Health Law, with a revised name to reflect a wider focus. The planned publication date for the fourth edition is December 2017/January 2018.

We are keen to receive academic articles, practice points, case notes and reports of research of around 5000 words, broadly covering the topic of parity of esteem in mental health and capacity law. This can cover care and treatment issues, human rights, detention, legislation, comparative law, policy and practice aspects of this. If a longer article is required, we will also consider articles of up to 10,000 words. A double blind peer review process will be used.

The deadline for further papers to be considered for this fourth edition is 31 August 2017.

The editorial team for the fourth edition are Professor Jill Stavert, Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law at Edinburgh Napier University; Dr Giles Newton-Howes, consultant psychiatrist and senior lecturer at the University of Otago; Dr Piers Gooding, postdoctoral research fellow at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne; and Simon Burrows, barrister at Kings Chambers, Manchester, and Mental Health Tribunal Judge.

Please consult our About the Journal and Author Guidelines when preparing your submission.

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