These guidelines were updated in April 2018. Several changes were made. Please read the guidelines carefully to ensure that your submission complies with the most recent updates.

Considerations and formatting

How to submit your manuscript

The journal accepts submissions online, using msTracker.  

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Submit Manuscript” at the bottom of the page
  3. Choose American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research from the list of journals
  4. Click “Submit”
  5. Complete the short form and attach your manuscript (instructions and help are provided)
  6. Authors who are unable to use msTracker should contact the journal manager at sara.mumby@cuanschutz​.edu 

The review process

  • All manuscripts will be subject to editing for clarity, adherence to guidelines, and bias-free language.
  • The peer review process generally takes 8-10 weeks. If we anticipate that it will take substantially longer, we will contact the corresponding author.
  • Once a manuscript is accepted and finalized, it will be published in the next issue of the journal that has space available.
  • Consistent with current publishing trends, articles are published via the Internet in electronic form and are available to the general public. The established Web site for the journal ( is a component of the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health. All articles published in the journal are available from this site.
  • All U.S. and international copyright laws remain in effect.