Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health
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Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health (CPEMH) will
encompass all aspects of clinical and epidemiological research in
psychiatry and mental health, and will aim to build a bridge between
clinical and epidemiological research.
CPEMH is aimed at clinicians and researchers focused on improving the
knowledge base for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of mental
health conditions; and improving the knowledge concerning frequencies
and determinants of mental health conditions in the community and the
populations at risk.
The journal will also cover health services research and economic
aspects of psychiatry, with special attention Clinical Practice and
Epidemiology in Mental Health considers the following types of articles:
* Research: reports of data from original research.
* Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of any
subject within the scope of CPEMH. These articles are usually written by
opinion leaders that have been invited by the Editorial Board.
* Short reports: brief reports of data from original research.
* Commentaries: short, focused and opinionated articles on any
subject within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually
related to a contemporary issue, such as recent research findings, and
are often written by opinion leaders invited by the Editorial Board.
* Case reports: reports of clinical cases that can be educational,
describe a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma, suggest an association, or
present an important adverse reaction. All case report articles should
be accompanied by written and signed consent to publish the information
from the patients or their guardians.
* Methodology articles: present a new experimental method, test or
procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may
offer a better version of an existing method. The article must describe
a demonstrable advance on what is currently available.
* Debate articles: present an argument that is not essentially
based on practical research. Debate articles can report on all aspects
of the subject including sociological and ethical aspects.
* Hypotheses: short articles presenting an untested original
Hypotheses backed solely by previously published results rather than any
new evidence. They should outline significant progress in thinking that
would also be testable.
* Study protocols: describe proposed or ongoing research, providing
a detailed account of the Hypotheses, rationale, and methodology of the
* Book reviews: short summaries of the strengths and weaknesses of
a book. They should evaluate its overall usefulness to the intended
All articles will be published and listed in PubMed immediately upon
acceptance (after peer review). given to manuscripts presenting new
results and methods in the important area of epidemiology of treatments
in mental heath, particularly clinical epidemiologic investigation of
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to CPEMH using the online
Dr Mauro Giovanni Carta
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Cagliari
Department of Public Health
Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health is available free of
charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet.
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 1:5 (28 April 2005)
Date: 26 May 2005