Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health

Edited by Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger & David Pedlar

Published Annually | E-ISSN 2368-7924 | ISSN 2368-7924 

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The Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health (JMVFH) is the official scholarly journal of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), published twice a year by the University of Toronto Press (UTP). JMVFH aims to maximize the health and social wellbeing of military personnel, Veterans, and their families by publishing world-class research for a broad international and multidisciplinary readership of researchers, health practitioners, administrators, and policy makers.

JMVFH provides a forum for a uniquely Canadian perspective on contemporary issues affecting military-Veteran populations and their families that supports evidence-based policy development at home and sound comparative policy analysis with international collaborators. Multidisciplinary in scope, JMVFH accepts articles from researchers and clinicians conducting research relevant to enhancing the physical, mental, or social health of the beneficiary populations, including bioinformatics, biomechanical engineering, kinesiology and health studies, medicine, neurosciences, nursing, occupational therapy, organizational behavior, physical therapy, psychiatry, psychology, public administration, public health, social work, sociology, the arts and humanities and other relevant research areas.

JMVFH publishes original articles in English, with English and French abstracts, related to the health and wellbeing of active military personnel, Veterans, and their families. The cutting edge nature of the research published enables clinicians working to address particular challenges to establish best practices and share preliminary results from new therapies that will lead to the next great breakthroughs.

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  • Editorial board

    Editors-in-Chief

    Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger, Royal Military College of Canada

    David Pedlar, Queen’s University

    Editorial Assistant

    Jocelyne Halladay

    Associate Editors

    Nick Carleton, University of Regina

    Dan Cox, University of British Columbia

    Allan English, Queen's University

    Brenda Gamble, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

    Dianne Groll, Queen's University

    Jacqueline Hebert, University of Alberta

    Col Rakesh Jetly, Canadian Forces Health Services Group

    Colonel Rakesh Jetly, OMM, CD, MD, FRCPC

    Colonel Rakesh Jetly enrolled under the Medical Officer Training Plan in 1989 and graduated in 1991 from the University of Toronto with a Doctorate in Medicine (MD). Upon graduation, he was posted to Canadian Forces (CF) Base Borden as a General Duty Medical Officer and Flight Surgeon.

    In 1993, Col Jetly deployed as the senior medical officer to the United Nations mission in the Golan Heights (UNDOF) and in 1994, he deployed to Rwanda as part of the CF humanitarian mission.

    In 1996, he was accepted into the University of Toronto Postgraduate Training Program in Psychiatry and was promoted to the rank of major in 1997. Upon graduation in 2000, he was certified as a Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (psychiatry) and posted to CF Health Services Centre (Atlantic). During his tenure in Halifax from 2000-2008, he filled various roles including clinical director of mental health services and regional director of the Operational Trauma and Stress Support Centre (OTSSC).

    In 2006 and 2007, Col Jetly was deployed on two separate missions to Afghanistan as the head of the mental health detachment of the Canadian-led Role Three Multinational Medical Unit. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in 2007 and posted to Ottawa in 2008 as the mental health advisor to the Deputy Surgeon General.

    Col Jetly was promoted to his current rank in 2011 and appointed senior psychiatrist and mental health clinical advisor to the CF Surgeon General. He was additionally appointed in 2015 “The Canadian Forces Brigadier Jonathan C. Meakins, CBE, RCAMC Chair in Military Mental Health”.

    Col Jetly was appointed to the Order of Military Merit as an Officer in 2009. He is also an associate professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University (Halifax); Queen’s University (Kingston), and the University of Ottawa. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and presents nationally and internationally on such topics as post traumatic stress disorder and operational psychiatry.

    Col Jetly and his wife Julie reside in Ottawa with their three children: Sarah, Serena and Deven.

    Deborah Norris, Mount Saint Vincent University

    Peggy Shannon, Ryerson University

    Heidi Sveistrup, University of Ottawa

    Kela Weber, Royal Military College of Canada

    Editorial Board

    Jimmy Bourque, Université de Moncton

    Rory Cooper, University of Pittsburgh

    Heidi Cramm, Queen’s University

    Rachel Dekel, Bar-Ilan University

    Nicola Fear, Kings College London

    Mike Haynie, Syracuse University

    Capt (N) Ray Kao, Canadian Forces Health Services Group, Western University

    Thanos Karatzias, Edinburgh Napier University

    Ruth Lanius, Western University

    David McBride, University of Otago

    Maj Jacob Moran-Gilad, Ben-Gurion University

    Peter Nasveld, University of Queensland

    Kip Pegley, Queen’s University

    Alain Ptito, McGill University

    Ken Reimer, Prof. Emeritus, Royal Military College of Canada

    Col Eric Vermetten, Leiden University Medical Centre, Dutch Ministry of Defense

    Stefanie von Hlatky, Queen’s University

    Christina Wolfson, McGill University

    Editorial Advisor

    Jitender Sareen, University of Manitoba

  • Abstracting and indexing

    JMVFH is currently indexed in:

    CrossRef

    Google Scholar

    patientINFORM

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  • Author resources

    The Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health aims to maximize the mental, physical and social health and well-being of military personnel, Veterans and their families by publishing world class research to a broad international and multidisciplinary readership of researchers, clinicians, administrators, and policy makers.

    JMVFH publishes original research articles and several other types of articles related to the health and wellbeing of the populations of interest including: Emerging Practices and Programs, Clinical Practice Reviews, Arts and Humanities articles, Perspectives, Talking Points, and Letters.

    For details about article types and submission requirements please consult the Instructions for Authors (PDF) document.

    All Journal of Military and Veteran and Family Health submissions, reviews, and editorial work is done through our online peer review management system, ScholarOne Manuscripts. At this time, we would ask that you please contribute content to the journal through ScholarOne Manuscripts.

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    If you previously held an account on PRESTO, you will need to reset your password before logging in for the first time on ScholarOne. To do so, please visit https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/jmvfh and enter your e-mail address in the “Password help” box and press “go” only once. You will receive an e-mail with a link to reset your password. Once the password has been reset, you will be able to log in and view the contributor homepage, which is the starting point for all functions available to you as a contributor.

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    If you have an existing manuscript in review for publication in JMVFH on PRESTO, please log in here.

    For information on the publication process, how/where/what to submit for publication, promotion, and links to free publishing advice, browse Author Resources from UTP.

    Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Journal of Military and Veteran and Family Health!

  • Permission information

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  • Calls for papers

    The Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health aims to maximize the mental, physical and social health and wellbeing of military personnel, Veterans and their families by publishing world class research to a broad international and multidisciplinary readership of researchers, clinicians, administrators, and policy makers.

    JMVFH publishes original research articles and several other types of articles related to the health and wellbeing of the populations of interest including: Emerging Practices and Programs, Clinical Practice Reviews, Arts and Humanities articles, Perspectives, Talking Points, and Letters.

    The journal welcomes submissions in the following research theme areas:

    • Mental health and rehabilitation
    • Physical health and rehabilitation
    • Social health and wellbeing
    • Transition from military to civilian life
    • Family health and wellbeing
    • Evolving treatment practices or programs
    • Occupational and environmental health
    • Novel health technologies related to military service
    • Transitions back to family life after deployment
    • Health care policies and programs
    • Military history related to health and wellbeing
    • The arts and military health and wellbeing, and
    • Gender based research related to any of the above theme areas.

    The journal is multidisciplinary in scope and accepts articles from researchers and clinicians conducting research relevant to enhancing the physical, mental or social health of the beneficiary populations. Some of these disciplines include Bioinformatics, Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology and Health Studies, Medicine, Neurosciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Organizational Behavior, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, and the Arts and Humanities.

    For more details about article types and submission requirements please consult How to Submit .