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Tidsskrift for psykisk helsearbeid is aimed at providing knowledge and imparts theory, research, professional development, clinical experience and debate within mental health work. The journal is the only one in its field in the Nordic countries and scores at level 1 on the publishing system of the universities and other schools of higher education.

The journal’s contributors are mental health service users, specialists in the field, clinicians, government, teachers and researchers with different traditions and various perspectives on mental health.

The journal’s aim is to be representative for various traditions and perspectives in mental health and to contribute to debate within the field. Articles are published in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, and English.

Tidsskrift for psykisk helsearbeid is directed to students and those employed in higher education in mental health work, politicians and the health authorities, those responsible for professional development in hospitals, and to professionals and mental health service users who collaborate with regard to mental health.

Peer Review
All research articles that are considered relevant for publication in the journal are reviewed by at least two anonymous academic referees with no ties to the author. In addition, the article is reviewed by the journal's editorial board and the final decision regarding publication of the article is made by the Editor in chief. The journal practices "double blind" peer review, whereby both reviewers and the author remain anonymous to each other.

The journal is covered by the following indexing and discovery services:
  • Svemed+
  • Google Scholar
  • Primo Central Index (Ex Libris)
  • The Summon Service (ProQuest)
  • Ebsco Discovery Service
  • WorldCat Local (OCLC)
The journal is authorized as a publication channel on level 1 in NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data (for Norway and Sweden), and in Publication Forum (Finland).

All content in this journal is also exported to Portico, a preservation archive that safeguards perpetual access to e-journals, e-books, and digital collections.


Rita Sørly 
Associate Professor, Institute for Child Welfare and Social Work, UiT The Arctic University of Norway


Jill Arild
Country manager, Mental Helse

Vår Mathisen
Associate Professor, UiT – The Arctic university of Norway

Turid Møller Olsø
Adviser, Norwegian national center for mental health care

Tor Helge Tjelta
Chair, Norwegian association for mental health care


Aud Aasen
Editoral assistant

Email: redaksjonen.tph@gmail.com

Tidsskrift for psykisk helsearbeid
Rita Sørly
Institute for Child Welfare and Social Work
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
UiT Campus
Post box 6050 Langnes
9037 Tromsø
Tidsskrift for psykisk helsearbeid is a subscription-based scholarly journal. The journal is green open access. Authors are thereby permitted to archive their article in an open institutional archive, or on their own or their employer’s website. Archiving must occur after the article’s publication in the journal, and the archived article must be the version accepted for publication by the journal’s editors (accepted version).

Note that authors are not permitted to distribute or publish the final, published version of their article. Authors wishing to archive their article should therefor ensure that they keep a copy of the accepted version of their article. Authors may provide a link to the published version of their article on Idunn.

All content published in the journal is regulated by the provisions laid out in the standard contract for publication of literary work in journals (10th November 2010) agreed by the Norwegian Publishers Association and the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association. This agreement can be read in its entirety (in Norwegian) at http://www.nffo.no.

Articles published in this journal will be made available on Idunn, Scandinavian University Press’ e-publishing database (www.idunn.no). 

The editors assume that the following conditions are met upon acceptance of an article for publication:
  • That the author accepts the provisions of the abovementioned standard contract
  • That the author understands that the publisher reserves the right to publish and distribute their article, and that the publisher must be contacted prior to the author entering into an agreement with a third party regarding republication of the same content
  • That the original publication be properly credited in the event that the author republishes said content with a third party.
Please contact the editorial board for author guidelines in English.

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