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Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Special Issue

Gambling Disorder: Impact On Families, Communities, Workplaces: Implications For Healthcare Providers

Manuscripts are being sought on Gambling Disorder and Healthcare for a special issue of Issues in Mental Health Nursing. Readership includes psych nurses, generalist nurses, physicians, ancillary healthcare providers, and interested general public. This journal is peer-reviewed and indexed in PsyclNFO, CINAHL, PubMed, and many other databases. 2020 is the 41st year of publication. Its 2018 impact factor is 0.977.

We are interested in receiving research-focused, practice-oriented, and theoretical/conceptual papers as well as literature reviews and case studies. A broad range of topics on problem gambling and healthcare will be considered; however, we are especially interested in the following topics: the role of nurses in Gambling Disorder screening, assessment, referral and treatment; health-related risks of gambling; comorbidities; special populations [children, teens, military, veterans, seniors, racial/ethnic minorities]; etiology and diagnosis of Gambling Disorder; treatment approaches for Gambling Disorder and research on the effectiveness of treatment; natural course of untreated Gambling Disorder; and personal and/or family stories of problem gambling.


You will benefit from publishing in Issues in Mental Health by:

  1. Gain recognition from an international audience and increase your opportunities for future collaboration 
  2. Receive guidance from the prestigious and experienced members of our international Editorial Board throughout the submissions process 
  3. Receive 50 free e-prints & promotional tips on promoting your article courtesy of our Author Services site  
  4. Immediately see the impact of your research made in the community by tracking downloads, citations, and the Altmetric Score of your article on My Authored Works  
  5. Increase the discoverability of your research with PubMed/MEDLINE, EBSCOhost listings and more

Submission guidelines

This issue is #12, December, 2020. Deadline for submission of papers is March, 2020.

Issues in Mental Health Nursing requires APA format. There is no specified page limit, but most papers range from 15 to 25 pages of double-spaced text. Accuracy in citations is imperative. Please send all manuscripts here.

Indicate in your cover letter that you would like your paper to be considered  for this special Gambling Disorder issue. Manuscripts will be reviewed by guest editor, Dr. Marcie Parker, Ph.D., CFLE, and by two reviewers who are blinded to the identity of the authors.

Accepted papers will be posted online-ahead-of-print.

Queries may be addressed to editor-in-chief: Sandra P. Thomas.

Editorial Information:

Sandra Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN

University of Tennessee-Knoxville• College of Nursing

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