Aims & Scope


Open Journal of Depression is an international journal about depression. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for social scientists and academicians all over the world to promote scholarship on depression and depression-related topics.

All manuscripts must be prepared in English and are subject to a rigorous and fair peer-review process. Generally, accepted papers will appear online within 3 weeks followed by printed hard copy. The journal publishes original papers including but not limited to the following fields:


  • · Animal Models of Depression
  • · Chronic Disease and Concomitant Depression Diagnoses
  • · Co-Morbidities of Obesity and Depression
  • · Complementary Medicine Treatment Techniques and Effect on Depression
  • · Depression in Adolescents
  • · Depression in Children
  • · Depression in Elderly
  • · Depression in Women
  • · Eating Disorder and Depression
  • · Ecological Model of Depression
  • · Expressive Therapies and Depression
  • · Impact of HIV/AIDS on Depression
  • · Impact of Pregnancy on Depression
  • · Impact of Rape on Depression
  • · Incarceration and Depression
  • · Personality Disorders and Depression
  • · Pharmaceutical or Pharmacological Therapies for Depression
  • · Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression
  • · Prevention of Depression
  • · Psychiatry
  • · Resiliency and Vulnerability Factors to Depression
  • · Role of Online Support Groups in Reduction of Depression
  • · Seasonal Depression
  • · Stress Management Strategies for Reduction of Depression
  • · Traumatic Illness and Depression
  • · Treatment of Depression

  • We are also interested in:
    1) Short reports—2-5 page papers where an author can present either preliminary data or an idea with theoretical background, but has not yet completed the research needed for a complete paper;
    2) Short communications—2-5 page papers;
    3) Technical notes—2-5 page papers;
    4) Letters to the Editor (the number of pages is not restricted);
    5) Reviews or book reviews—comments and critiques (the number of pages is not restricted);
    6) Advertisement – 1-2 page papers.
    7) News Letters – 1-5 page papers.