The World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review does not receive any payment for subscription; the papers are freely accessible over the internet. Authors of papers are NOT required to pay a handling fee for processing their papers. There are no submission charges.
The WCPRR publishes:
Original research or theoretical papers
Accounts of cultural psychiatric research or clinical practice based on original, rather than confirmatory data. Typically, original research papers will present new data derived from a sizable series of subjects or patients, and should be based on original rather than confirmatory data .
Original research and theoretical papers should not exceed 7500 words, including an abstract of no more than 250 words, references, tables and figures.
Case reports are short papers that illustrate either a previously unrecognized disorder or a new aspect of a known condition. Ethical and legal considerations require the protection of a patient’s anonymity.
Case reports should not exceed 2.000 words, including an abstract of no more than 150 words, references, tables and figures.
Prospective authors should submit a formal and detailed proposal to the Editor, indicating the title and a brief outline of the content. Manuscripts should provide a review and synthesis of relevant literature.
Review papers about one or several (1 to 3) published or unpublished articles are considered. Any professional articles that already has been published in a peer-review journal and unpublished articles in their original languages (that can be displayed as attachments) can be reviewed: WCPRR is particularly interested in authors who are from countries in which publication of their work is difficult to achieve because of limited resources and lack of local or regional journals The factors relevant for selection of review papers are: the significance of the topics addressed; the importance for the readers to acquire the information (particularly for those who have limited access to journals); and representation of review articles from various geographic regions, language systems, and cultural backgrounds.
Book reviews; books relating to cultural psychiatry or culture and mental health can be considered and selected for book review. Special consideration will be given to authors who are members of WACP.
For published books or articles which need permission from publishers/authors, proper procedure will need to be followed to obtain official permission for review.
Review articles should not exceed 5000 words, including an abstract of no more than 250 words, references, tables and figures. Subjects of review articles may be:
Overview papers on selected topics of interest to cultural psychiatry.
This type of article is the summary of one or several ( 1-3 ) articles, published or unpublished. It must be summarised (with no additional commentary) by the authors themselves and should not exceed 3000 words. The main purpose is to introduce our readers to papers written by authors around the world, which are relevant to cultural psychiatry.
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor concerning local issues or communications about cultural psychiatry will be considered.
Letters critical of an article published in the WCPRR must be received within 8 weeks of the article’s publication. Letters received after the deadline will not be considered for publication; those considered will be sent to the authors for reply. Such letters must include the title and author of the article and the month and year of publication.
Brief letters (maximum of 500 words, including references; no tables or figures) will be considered if they include the notation “for publication.”
Images in Cultural Psychiatry
In addition to the regular articles/reviews above mentioned, WCPRR has established a special section devoted to: Images in Cultural Psychiatry. Accordingly, authors can forward to the Editor a visual image they consider to be of particular importance for understanding a specific topic in cultural psychiatry.
The photo/ picture must be accompanied by a text (maximum 3000 words) including:
- a clear and concise description of the image.
- the author’s subjective reason why the image has a strong impact on him/her and, by inference, on other scholars of cultural psychiatry
- an emic description of the meanings embedded in and attributed to the image, as understood by the population that created the image.
- an etic explanation of the epistemological value of the image for contemporary western psychiatry.
Manuscripts should be submitted to:
Rujuta Mahajan, assistant to the Editor-in-Chief