The Ghana International Journal of Mental Health invites original
contributions in the areas of mental health. Submissions may include
results of empirical research, case studies, short reports, commentaries, correspondence and literature reviews

Manuscripts including references must be doubled spaced and follow APA guidelines.

Tables, Figures and other illustrations must be doubled spaced and follow APA format.Manuscripts that do not comply with these guidelines will not be considered for review. An electronic copy (Word file 2007 version) should be submitted to the following address:

Professor C. Charles Mate-Kole

Ghana International Journal of Mental Health
Department of PsychologyUniversity of Ghana
P.O.Box LG 84 Legon, Ghana

Email: ghanaijmh@
Phone : +233-26-515-8672


Each submission must be accompanied by stating that the paper is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors submitting manuscripts are requested to include with each copy, a cover sheet stating the title of the manuscript, the name of the author/s, the author's institutional affiliations, email address, and the date the manuscript is submitted.The first page of the manuscript should omit the author's name and affiliation but should include title, keywords and the date submitted.Footnotes containing information pertaining to the identity of the author should be on seperate pages.

Every effort should be made by the author to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues as to the author's identity. Manuscripts must conform in style to that described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed.., (APA). Manuscripts should be not more than 25 double spaced pages, including references. The title page must be followed by 100-150 word abstract.Each manuscript must include limitations
and recommendations for future study.All submissions must be doubled-spaced.References must be listed in alphabetical order.

Tables and figures must be camera ready.Enquires about submission should be sent via email to the same address named - ghanaijmh@gmail. com or via mail to C. C Mate-Kole, Editor-In-Chief,
Ghana International Journal of Mental Health, Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, P.O.BOX LG 84, Legon, Ghana.

Ghana International Journal of Mental Health (ISSN) is published bi-annually in April and November.All rights reserved.No portion of the contents may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the editor-in-chief.

Subscriptions: annual subscription rates for institutions and individuals are based on the current frequency.Prices quoted are in GH cedis and/or US dollar/U.K. pound sterling equivalent and are subject to change without notice.

Subscription Rates

Individual Subscription

GHc 19.00 (local) per issue

Shipping and Handling: GHc 5.00

Annually GHc 24.00

International: $25 per issue


A reprint of each paper costs GHc 5.00 which can be sent via mail.


Local Institutions: GHc 30.00

International Institutions :$50 per issue or $90 annually Including Shipping and Handling

Inquiries: all subscription inquiries, orders, and renewals with ship-to addresses must be sent to the address ghijmh@gmail. com

All inquires, change of address; back issues,claims, and renewal request should be sent to ghanaijmh@gmail. com

Abstracting and indexing: this journal is abstracted in the Ghana International Journal of Mental Health.

Copyright Permission: permission requests to photocopy or otherwise reproduce copyright material owned by the Ghana International Journal of Mental Health.

Please note: Cheques in Sterling should be drawn from a UK bank and be made payable to the Ghana
International Journal Of Mental Health. Cheques in US dollars should be drawn from a US bank and be made payable to Ghana International Journal of Mental Health.

To order copies of the Journal, please contact the address : Department of Psychology University of Ghana
P. O. Box LG 84 Legon

Tel: +233-26 -5158672
Email: ghijmh@