The Indian Journal of Psychiatric Social Work is an international; peer-reviewed/refereed open access, indexed journal, primarily publishes original articles pertinent to social work practice in the mental health and health field. However, the journal also publishes contemporary practice or clinical practice with individuals, couples, families, groups and community from the multidiscipline namely psychology, social psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, rehabilitation professionals since it promotes multidisciplinary approaches in mental health and health. The journal intends to impart innovative theoretical framework, efficient practice and evidence-based clinical research.

The Indian Journal of Psychiatric Social Work is committed to the advancement of knowledge and insight of practitioners, educators, researchers, and policymakers in the area of prevention, intervention (treatment) and rehabilitation. 

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Section Policies 

The journal publishes the following type of submissions:

  • Editorial
  • Original Research Papers
  • Brief Research Reports
  • Review Articles
  • Case Reports
  • Commentary 
  • Viewpoint
  • Debate 
  • Book Reviews
  • Movie Reviews
  • My Voice
  • Letter to Editor
  • Announcements
  • News and Views
  • Letter to Editor

Editorial Policies

Publication Frequency

The Indian Journal of Psychiatric Social Work publishes half yearly,  January and July Issue.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


The material published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatric Social Work does not necessarily reflect the views of the Editor. The publisher is not responsible for any error or omission of fact. The appearance of the advertisement or product information in the Journal does not constitute an endorsement or approval by the Journal and /or its publisher of the quality or value of the said product or of claims made for it by its manufacturer.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism in any form will not be accepted and whenever plagiarism is detected in parts of a manuscript, we ask for the resubmission. If the author(s) submit a revised draft, we will send it again for peer review. If the entire manuscript is found to be plagiarized, we reject it and we will not entertain any resubmissions. The Indian Journal of Psychiatric Social Work checks for plagiarism using Google and the free online plagiarism checker tool,

Copyright Policy

All articles we publish online are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. 

Peer Review Process

All submissions, except editorial, will be screened by the editors for suitability and matching the journal policies and style.  If it is found suitable then submissions will be forwarded for peer review to two or more peer reviewers blind peer review. After receiving reviewers comment editor will communicate the corresponding author about the decision. The author may be asked to review or rewrite the part or the whole submission. Editor reserved the right to reject the submission or decline publication without giving any reason.

The journal is not charging any submission, processing and publication fee or charges.    

Journal Sponsorship

The Indian Journal of Psychiatric Social Work is not sponsored by any organization/institute/agency. It's fully dependent on the subscriptions.  

Subscription Information

This journal provides open access free of cost to all. 

Annual subscription rate of the print edition of the journal including postage is as follows:

Institutional: INR 5000 For India; $ 400 for other countries

Personal: INR 1200 For India; $ 100 for other countries

Subscription request can be sent to the editor on 

Details for payment by Cheque/Bank Draft/ NEFT

Account Name: Indian Journal of Psychiatric Social Work

State Bank of India

Current Account Number: 36993256467

Branch: Government Medical College Hospital Chandigarh

Branch Code: 10607

Branch Address: Government Medical College Hosptial Chandigarh, Sector - 32, Chandigarh - 160032

IFS Code: SBIN0010607