About Us

About Intervention

Editorial Board of Intervention, the Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, a multi-disciplinary, fully reviewed journal.

The journal is aimed at:

  • People who work in the field of mental health and psychosocial support, including field workers, volunteers and professionals such as psychosocial counsellors, community workers, social workers, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists and art therapists.
  • Staff members of local or international nongovernmental organisations implementing mental health and psychosocial support projects.
  • International experts, and students, in the field of mental health and psychosocial support within academic organisations.
  • Policy makers in relevant fields within humanitarian aid agencies.

The purpose of this journal is to make existing knowledge on mental health and psychosocial support in areas of conflict explicit and accessible to all interested parties, both in areas of armed conflict and elsewhere. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that are relevant to professionals working in conflict affected areas, and to those working with refugees from areas of armed conflict throughout the world. The journal also welcomes papers on mental health and psychosocial support in settings with limited formal resources of chronic adversity that are not directly related to war or violence, as well as papers situated within complex humanitarian emergencies.

Intervention publishes articles based on empirical research, practical experience, and literature reviews. In addition, the journal welcomes descriptions and evaluations of current projects in the field of community mental health and psychosocial support, including training approaches for local professionals and community members. Descriptions of case studies that are illustrative of a more general problem and reviews of relevant books are also welcome, as are personal reflections on being involved in mental health and psychosocial support work.
The initiative to start this journal came from ‘Shanthiham’ (House of Peace), Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Copyrights © War Trauma Foundation. Diemen, The Netherlands. ISSN 1571-8883

Intervention is indexed in: Academic Search Premier: BNI (British Nursing Index); CINAHL (‘Cummulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature’); Global Health: Google Scholar; Human Security Gateway; PILOTS (‘Published Literature on Traumatic Stress’); Psyclnfo.

Intervention online
Journal website: www.interventonjournal.com.
Publishers website: www.interventionjnl.com.
email: intervention@wartrauma.nl.

Submitting a manuscript
Please submit your manuscript via http://www.editorialmanager.com/int. You will be guided step by step through the creation and uploading of your files. The system automatically converts source files to a single PDF file of the article, which is used in
the review process. All correspondence takes place by email.

Subscription rates per year (3 issues): USD $96.00 for personal use, USD $211.00 United States institutions, USD $251.00 for worldwide institutions. Prices include handling and shipping, but not VAT.
To subscribe visit www.lww.com or tel: +1 (800)638-3030 (US and Canada), +44(0) 20 7981 0525 (Europe), +1 (301) 223-2300 (Rest of the world) or email customer service at: customerservices@lww.com.

Editorial board
Members: Janice Cooper; PhD (Carter Center, Liberia), Ananda Galappatti, MA (The Good Practice Group/University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), Ton Haans, MA (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Rebecca Horn, PhD (Queen Margaret University, UK), Mark Jordans, PhD (HealthNet TPO, the Netherlands & King’s College London), Pau Pérez-Sales, MD, PhD (La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain) , Guus van der Veer; PhD (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Peter Ventevogel, MD, MA (UNHCR, Switzerland).

Editor in chief: Marian Tankink, PhD (War Trauma Foundation, the Netherlands).

Editorial staff
Project manager: Relinde Reiffers.
Production editor: Mindy Ran.
Assistant editor: Jackie June ter Heide.
Advisor: Simon van den Berg.