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  Mens Sana Monographs
A Monograph Series Devoted To The Understanding Of Medicine, Mental Health, Man, Mind, Music And Their Matrix
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The Mens Sana Monographs [MSM] is an Annual ‘Monograph Series Devoted to the Understanding of Medicine, Mental Health, Man, Mind, Music and their Matrix’. It attempts to give in-depth understanding of psychiatric disorders/ mental health issues/social disorders /neuroscience and consciousness studies/issues in philosophy of/and psychiatry, philosophy of mind, musicology and journalology. It does so through Analysis and Opinion/Review articles and Monographs based on evidence and research studies. Monographs are followed by enlightened discussion by interested readers/scholars on the issues raised therein. MSM also has MSM Book Review, MSM Poems, MSM Musicology and MSM Journalology sections. Every issue of the Journal is also issued as a book with a separate ISBN number.

The Mens Sana Monographs provide a wide platform for serious discussion by psychiatric and mental health researchers, medical scientists and clinicians, researchers in biomedicine , bioethicists, neuroscientists, social scientists, philosophers of mind, psychologists, sociologists, musicologists and journalologists and other thinkers interested in exploring social issues with scientific rigour.

The middle path, comprehensivity, evidence and eclecticism are the four main pillars of MSM. [See Conceptual Foundations at http://www.msmonographs.org/cf.asp ]

Mens Sana Monographs started publication in May 2003 and was published bimonthly earlier. From Jan 2007, MSM is published Annual.

MSM Editors are Ajai R. Singh MD and Shakuntala A. Singh PhD. It has an Honorary International Editorial Advisory Board comprising of select eminent personalities from all over the world in the fields of medicine, humanities and medical journal editing. It also has a Peer Review Board.

MSM is an open access peer reviewed journal [ISSN 0973-1229; eISSN 1994-4014] whose every volume is also published as a book, with a separate ISBN number. All its articles are full text free access at www.msmonographs.org . It has an international scope of authorship and readership.

MSM is a not for profit venture. Its firm commitment is to quality and dissemination of knowledge. It believes in justice and fair play, and being author-friendly. It has no private agenda to fulfil, and firmly believes in forwarding biomedical advance, research integrity, and human/social advancement, and especially protecting the integrity of the scientific record. It encourages deeper understanding of health, health policy, ethics, human life and human rights. It forwards critical, original thinking in all aspects of biomedicine and related issues in the social sciences and the humanities. It accepts the URM of ICMJE, especially as related to editorial policies, peer review, informed consent, conflict of interest, and human and animal experimentation.

Monographs Published

  1. Psychiatric consequences of WTC collapses and the Gulf war (May 2003)
  2. Towards a suicide free society: Identify suicide prevention as public health policy (July-Aug 2003)
  3. What shall we do about our concern with the most recent in psychiatric research? (Sept-Oct 2003)
  4. Replicative nature of Indian Research, Essence of scientific temper, and the future of scientific progress (Nov-Dec, 2003)
  5. Gandhi on religion, faith and conversion: secular blue print relevant today (Jan-Feb 2004)
  6. The goal: health for all – the commitment: all for health (Mar-April 2004)
  7. Psychiatry science, religion and health (MSM annual May-Oct 2004)
  8. Ideological conflicts and their resolution in psychiatry (Nov 2004-Feb 2005)
  9. Medical practice, psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry; and ever the trio shall meet (Mar-Oct 2005)
  10. Medicine as a corporate enterprise, patient welfare centered profession or patient welfare centered professional enterprise? (Nov 2005- Feb 2006)
  11. What medicine means to me (Mar-Dec 2006)
  12. Medical practice and the pharmaceutical industry: and ever the duo shall meet (Jan-Dec 2007)
  13. Medicine, mental health, science, religion and well being (Jan-Dec 2008)
  14. Some issues in women’s studies, and other essays (Jan-Dec 2009)
  15. Psychopharmacology Today: Some Issues (Jan-Dec 2010)
  16. Brain, Mind and Consciousness: An International Interdisciplinary Perspective

Contributors Contributors to these monograph series are well known in their respective fields. To name a few: Jerome P. Kassirer, C. Robert Cloninger, Frank Davidoff, K.W.M. Fulford, Robert Kaplan, Ruth Chadwick, George E. Vaillant, John Hoey, Harvey Markowitch, Joel Lexchin, Donelson Dulany, Helen Herrman, Lynne Layton, David Healy, Elizabeth Wager, Shaukat Ali Jawaid, Glenn D. Reeder, Peter Q. Eichacker, Sander Gilman, Charles Natanson, Jalil Safaei, E. Mohandas, Jayant V Narlikar, Martin B Van der Wayden, William Hirstein, Elise Langdon-Neuner, John B. Pryor, Alfredo Periera Jr., Sunil Pandya, Leemon McHenry, Morten Hesse, Roy Sugarman, J.K. Trivedi, Vance Berger, Eugene L. Arnold, Dorte Hecksher, Murali and Jayita Poduval, Ajit V. Bhide, N.N. Wig, Adamson S. Muula, J. Rosser Matthews, Samir Malhotra, N. Shafiq, Anil Kumar Mohapatra, H. Sareen, M. Dhyani, D. Goel, V. Balakrishnan, K.P. Dave, Cortney Davis, Kristina Brenner, Shreedhar Krishna, Daniel Raveh, M. Bandisode, A.R. Singh, S.A. Singh,Thomas L. Schwartz, Sannidhya Varma, Himanshu Sareen, Amresh Shrivastava, Megan E. Johnston, Avinash De Sousa, B. M. Tripathi, Pradipta Majumder, K.S. Latha, Neha Khetrapal, Chittaranjan Andrade. etc.

Recent and Forthcoming

  1. The Mens Sana Monographs was closely associated with an International Seminar on Mind, Brain and Consciousness organised on 13-14-15 Jan 2010 where internationally acclaimed researchers presented papers. Details are at http://vpmthane.org/Arts-Comm/seminar2010/international_seminar.htm See also Pdf file at: http://vpmthane.org/Arts-Comm/seminar2010/International Seminar of 2010.pdf . Proceedings are at http://www.vpmthane.org/Publications(sample)/MindBrainAndConsciousness/Contents.pdf .
  2. The forthcoming Monograph 2012 will be on 'Mind, Consciousness and Brain: Contribution of Indian Thought.
  3. The forthcoming Monograph 2012/13 will be on 'Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry Today'.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

  Editorial Board - 2021

Ajai R. Singh, M.D.,
Psychiatrist. Earlier, Hon. Editor, Psychology and Human
Behaviour Digest, and Senior Research Fellow,
WHO Collaborating Center in Psychopharmacology in India.

Deputy Editor

Shakuntala A. Singh, Ph.D.
Reader and Head, Department of Philosophy, Joshi-
Bedekar College, Thane. Earlier, Fellow, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi.




Nancy C. Andreasen M.D., Ph.D.
Past Editor, American Journal of Psychiatry; Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry and Director of its Neuroimaging Research Center and the Mental Health Clinical Research Center, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.

Narendra N. Wig M.D.
Prof Emeritus Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh; Past President, Indian Psychiatric Society

C. Robert Cloninger M.D.
Head of Psychiatry; Professor of Psychiatry, Genetics and Psychology; Director, Center for Psychobiology of Personality, Washington University
K.W.M. (Bill) Fulford M.D.
Fellow of St Cross College and Member of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford;
Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick Medical School; Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Institute for Philosophy, Diversity and Mental Health at the University of Central Lancashire; and Special Adviser for Values-Based Practice in the Department of Health, London  
Robert M. Kaplan Ph.D.
Fred W. and Pamela K Wasserman Professor; Chair, Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health; Editor-in-Chief, Health Psychology
Stephen M. Stahl MD, Ph.D.
Professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK. Editor-In- Chief of CNS Spectrums. Author of over 400 papers, 1500 presentations and 35 books, including the best selling and award winning textbooks Essential Psychopharmacology and The Prescribers Guide. Internationally reknowned teacher, investigator and clinician in psychopharmacology.
Ruth Chadwick 
Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the ESRC (Economic and Social Sciences Research Council) Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen), Cardiff University, UK.  Co-edits the journal Bioethics, Chair of the Human Genome Organisation Ethics Committee, Editor-in-chief of the award winning Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (1998). 

Martin Van Der Weyden M.D.
Editor, The Medical Journal of Australia; Chief Executive, Australasian Medical Publishing Company; Member, ICMJE.


John Z. Sadler M.D.
Daniel W. Foster Professor of Medical Ethics and Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Sciences at UT Southwestern, and Professor of Humanities at UT Dallas; Co-founder (with M.A. Schwartz, E.R. Wallace, and O.P. Wiggins), Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry; Co-Editor, Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology and the Oxford University Press book series, “International Perspectives on Philosophy and Psychiatry”   

James Robert Flynn MA., PhD.
Emeritus Professor of Political Studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Sander Gilman Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emory University; Director of the Program in Psychoanalysis as well as of Emory University's Health Sciences Humanities Initiative 

Donelson Dulany Ph.D. 
Professor of Psychology Emeritus, University of Illinois; Editor, American Journal of Psychology

David M. Rosenthal Ph.D. 
Professor, Ph.D. Program in Philosophy Coordinator, Cognitive Science Concentration Graduate Center, City University of New York

Jerome C. Wakefield Ph.D
University Professor, Professor of Social Work, and Professor of Psychiatry, as well as Affiliate Faculty in Bioethics and in the Center for Ancient Studies at New York University, and Lecturer in Psychiatry (Biometrics Unit) at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeonss

Sunil Pandya M.S.
Editor Emeritus, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai

George E. Vaillant M.D. 
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Director, Study of Adult Development at the Harvard University Health Service

David Healy M.D., FRCPsych.  Professor of Psychiatry, Cardiff University; Former Secretary, British Association for Psychopharmacology

Vijoy K. Varma M.D. 
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Indiana University, Indianapolis; Prof and Head (Retd.), Dept of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh; Past President, Indian Psychiatric Society
Søren Holm M.D..
Editor in Chief, Journal of Medical Ethics; Professorial Fellow in Bioethics and Director, Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law and Society at the University of Cardiff, UK; Professor of Medical Ethics, Centre for Medical Ethics at the University of Oslo, Norway

Helen Herrman M.D.
Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Australia; Secretary for Publications, World Psychiatric Association, Australia
Lynne Layton Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School; Editor, Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society; Associate Editor, Studies in Gender and Sexuality

James Wright M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Medicine at the University of BC, Vancouver, Canada; Director, High Blood Pressure Clinic, Vancouver Hospital (UBC Site); Managing Director, the Therapeutics Initiative; Editor-in-Chief, The Therapeutics Letterr; Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Hypertension Review Group
Anil V. Shah M.D. 
Prof and Head (Retd.), Dept Of Psychiatry, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat; Advisor, Mental Health, Gujarat State; Advisor, Mental Health Mission; Past President, Indian Psychiatric Society
Glenn McGee Ph.D.
Founding Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Bioethics; Director, Alden March Bioethics Institute (AMBI); John A. Balint Endowed Chair in Medical Ethics; Senior Editor for bioethics for The MIT Press; Creator, AJOB Neuroscience
Chittaranjan Andrade M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychopharmacology National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India.
Anirudh K. Kala M.D.
Director, Centre for Psychiatric Treatment and Deaddiction, Ludhiana. Punjab; Founder President, Indian Association of Private Psychiatry; Chairperson, Task Force on Suicide-Prevention, Indian Psychiatric Society; Founder-President, Indo-Pak Punjab Psychiatric Society
Nimesh G. Desai M.D.
Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, and Medical Superintendent, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Delhi, India;
Past Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry
BOARD OF PEER REVIEWERS                 
  1. Donelson Dulany Ph.D.
  2. Joel Lexchin M.D.
  3. Anil Shah   M.D.
  4. Elizabeth Wager
  5. George E. Vaillant  M.D.
  6. Ravinder Kapur [Late]  M.D.
  7. Samir Malhotra  M.D.
  8. Naren Wig  M.D.
  9. Alfredo Pereira Jr.  Ph.D.
  10. Roy Sugarman  Ph.D.
  11. Sadhu Charan Panda  M.D.
  12. Morten Hesse  Ph.D.
  13. L. Eugene Arnold  M.D.
  14. Anirudh Kala  M.D.
  15. Chittaranjan Andrade M.D.
  16. Vikram Patel  M.D.
  17. Ajit V. Bhide  M.D.
  18. Vance Berger  Ph.D. 
  19. Adamson Muula  M.D.
  20. G. Prasad Rao  M.D.
  21. J. K. Trivedi  M.D.
  22. Col. D.S. Goel  M.D.
  23. Sunil Pandya  M.S.
  24. Christian Perring  Ph.D.
  25. M.T. Gada  M.D.
  26. Quresh Maskati  M.S.
  27. Madhukar Bandisode  M.D. 
  28. Vasiliy V. Vlassov  M.D.
  29. Rajendra M. Chokhani  M.D.
  30. Thirunavukarasu Manickam   M.D.
  31. Anil K. Agarwal  M.D.
  32. Param Kulhara   M.D.
  33. Ravindra Abhyankar    M.D.             


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