Call for authors – special issue on the quality of mental health care, revue Santé mentale au Québec – Fall 2023

Revue Santé mentale au Québec is a scientific journal that appears twice a year. Its main objective is to make available to clinicians, managers and researchers new knowledge on mental health, mental disorders and on innovative clinical and social interventions, in addition to being an opinion forum on various topics of interest to the scientific community.

As part of a partnership between this journal and the Mental Health of Populations (SMP) axis of the Quebec Population Health Research Network (RRSPQ), we are soliciting proposals for scientific articles for a special issue on theme of "Quality of care in mental health". All themes related to this subject will be considered – including but not limited to: the different dimensions of quality of care (safety, accessibility, continuity, efficiency, "good practices", etc.); evidence-based practices in the promotion/prevention of services; clinical assessment, treatments or services, offered to all types of users with different mental health problems or concerning their loved ones or care providers, etc. All types of original articles on the quality of mental health care presenting research results or a literature review will be accepted. The SMP axis will cover the $500 publication fee required by the journal for its regular researcher and student members (if you are not yet a member of the network and the SMP axis, here is the procedure:

If you are interested, we ask that you indicate your interest by email (with a potential article title) if possible by July 15, 2022 to An abstract of 400 words maximum (including the following sections: context/originality, objectives, method, anticipated results, anticipated impacts) must be sent to the following by September 30, 2022. You can also write to this email address regarding any other questions you have about the preparation of this issue. Responses of acceptance of article proposals will be sent to authors in October 2022. The article must be submitted directly to the journal Mental Health in Quebec no later than January 31, 2023. Note that articles submitted as part of of this issue will not be automatically accepted, and will be subject to peer review. The preparation of this thematic issue is under the responsibility of Marie-Josée Fleury, head of the SMP axis, with the support of the orientation committee of the axis. For more details concerning the instructions when writing articles, consult the website of the journal Santé Mentale au Québec at the following address: