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Call for Papers: South African Journal of Industrial Psychology (SAJIP) Special Issue 2019

12 December 2018
The South African Journal of Industrial Psychology (SAJIP) invites original scientific articles, reports, position papers and reviews that will bring new knowledge on insights into and conversation around mental health research in African organisations that advance theory and practice.
 
Within a South African context, mental health research appears to be fragmented, yet there is an acknowledgement of its importance and the role of a sustained empirical focus on this issue. Notably, there is an absence of empirical attention on understanding mental health within the confines of the African organisation. 
 
The proposed special issue on Mental Health Research in African Organisations: Advancing Theory & Practice to be published in the South African Journal of Industrial Psychology envisages three main benefits. Firstly, to bridge the chasm that exists between theory and practice concerning mental health research in African organisations. Secondly, the special issue seeks to propose ways in which individual and organisational capabilities can be harnessed to address mental health issues affecting African organisations. Finally, to ignite and create a platform for a sustained dialogue around mental health research from the lens of the African organisation.

New Submission Deadline:

Timelines: 
• Special issue release date: 15 December 2018
• Deadline for submission: 30 April 2019. Submit on the journal website.
• Review of results: 31 May 2019
• Deadline for revisions: 24 June 2019
• Notification of final decision: 31 July 2019
• Publication date: 10 October 2019 (World Mental Health Day)

Guest Editor: 
Prof. Willie Tafadzwa Chinyamurindi 
Associate Professor
University of Fort Hare
wchinyamurindi@ufh.ac.za
043 704 7621
 
Background: 
The above reflects a need for research and the sharing of best practices amongst academics and practitioners concerning mental health issues in the African work environment. We, therefore, encourage submissions of empirical papers that address (but are not limited to) the following topics:

Manuscript Information: 
Manuscript contributions may consist of the following:

Preparation of manuscripts:

References: 
1. Pillay, A.L. & Kriel, A.J. (2006). Mental health problems in women attending district-level services in South Africa. Social Science & Medicine, 63, 587-592.