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Cogent Mental Health

An Open Access Journal

Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, according to latest UN data – a staggering figure that is even more worrying, if you consider that it includes around one in seven teenagers.

Cogent Mental Health, a new open access journal from Taylor and Francis, is focused on disseminating research as quickly and as widely as possible, advancing innovations within the broad field of mental health. By facilitating the dissemination of cutting edge and interdisciplinary research, we can improve our understanding of the issues and challenges around global mental health.

The Editorial team has identified the following topics for upcoming Collections. Calls will be available soon.

  • Depression

  • Mental health trends among youth

  • Gun violence

  • Cultural disparities in mental health access and outcomes

  • Suicide

  • Mental health effects of marijuana use

  • Biomarkers of effective mental health treatment

  • College student mental health

Cogent Mental Health considers original research articles, brief reports, case reports, registered reports, and review articles from researchers, clinicians, practitioners and policy makers in the following broad areas:

  • Addiction. Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders

  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): includes Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

  • Crisis includes Suicide Prevention, Stress and Traumatic Events & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-traumatic Growth

  • Dementia

  • Depression, anxieties and mood disorders

  • Digital mental health includes application of digital health technology for mental health assessment, support and prevention

  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities

  • Mental health practice and research, directions in education and training, professional issues, policy development, law & ethical questions, theoretical inquiry and clinical issues.

  • Mild cognitive impairment

  • Schizophrenia

  • Sexual health and sexual diversity includes gender health disparities

Meet the Editor

Dr. Hayes received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Maryland. He currently is a professor at the Pennsylvania State University, where he has been a faculty member since 1993. Throughout his career, Dr. Hayes has researched and written about psychotherapy, publishing more than 100 articles, book chapters, and books that have focused mainly on the characteristics of treatment providers that affect therapy process and outcome.

During the past decade, he has also conducted research on college student mental health. His research has been funded by several agencies, including the American Psychological Foundation and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He has received early career awards from both the Society for Psychotherapy Research and the American Psychological Association, where he is a fellow in two divisions.

Dr. Hayes has served as President of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, was associate editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, and was the editor of Psychotherapy Research from 2016 to 2021.He is a licensed psychologist and hasprovided psychotherapy to adults for the past 25 years.

Dr Jeffrey A. Hayes

Why publish open access?

  • Increase the visibility and readership of your research by publishing in a fully open access journal.

  • Make an impact beyond the academy by making your article accessible to anyone, anywhere (including readers in industry and even policy-makers).

  • Freely share your work with no restrictions or paywall.

  • Retain ownership of your research through our unrestrictive publishing agreements.

  • Discounts and waivers for researchers in developing countries are available. The journal will also consider requests for discretionary APC waivers. Find out if your institution or country has an open access agreement to publish with us.

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