About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Archives of NIMH (ArNIMH) strives to publish original, state-of-the-art studies, covering all branches of psychiatry and allied health fields. Two issues of the journal are published each year and without any author fees, all research articles are made free access online six months after publication.

Review Process

All papers published in this journal are peer reviewed. All submissions are initially assessed for suitability by the Editorial Manager(s). After the initial assessment, submissions are single-blind peer-reviewed by two independent, anonymous expert reviewers and the assigned Handling Editor. The Handling Editor will recommend a decision to the Editor-in-Chief who is responsible for making the final decision.

The editor(s) will decide whether the submission is suitable to be sent out for review. This review process can take up to 1–2 months. If you have concerns about the timetable, we encourage you to discuss these with the journal's editor(s). The editor(s) will make a decision regarding your paper based on the reviewer reports. It is common for an article not to be accepted in first draft and you may be asked to revise and resubmit.

Once accepted, your manuscript will be prepared for publication. At this stage you will usually be asked to sign a form to define copyright terms. Submission of a manuscript for publication implies the transfer of the copyright from the author to the journal upon acceptance. Accepted manuscripts become the permanent property of this journal and may not be reproduced by any means in whole or in part without the written consent of the publisher.

Potential conflicts of interests

Authors of articles must disclose any conflicts of interest they may have with the publication, any institutions or products mentioned in the article, or any products that compete with those mentioned in the article. This is especially important if the authors are part of the editorial board. All conflicts of interest must be clearly stated.

All manuscripts for articles, original research reports, editorials, comments, reviews, book reviews, and letters submitted to the journal must include a conflict of interest disclosure statement or a declaration by the authors that they do not have any conflicts of interest to declare. 

Ethical issues

When conducting research on human subjects, it is important to follow the ethical standards outlined in the Helsinki Declaration and obtain approval from a responsible committee or ethics board. This includes obtaining informed consent from adult participants and assent from children over the age of 7 (or whatever age is specified by regional or national guidelines). Confidentiality should be maintained by not disclosing personal information such as names or hospital numbers, especially in illustrations. When conducting research on animals, it is important to follow guidelines or laws on animal care and use, and use humane procedures. Evidence of ethical committee approval must be provided upon request. The journal will not accept papers that are unethical in any way. A statement on ethics committee approval and ethical practices must be included in the "Methods" section of all research articles.

Publication Frequency

Archives of NIMH (ArNIMH) is published twice in a year (June and December); two issues (one volume) each year. 

Open Access Policy

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

Article Processing Fees

Our journal is free to everyone. Full text of all the contents is always available. There is no article processing charges (APCs) or submission charges. Our readers can copy, distribute, and use their attributed research for non-commercial purpose free of charge. Our journal retains copyright of the articles through a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0).

Source of Support

National Institute of Mental Health, Dhaka bears all the costs of publication of the journal. Editors work voluntarily without any payment or salary.


National Institute of Mental Health, Dhaka