European Journal of Psychotraumatology Call for Papers

Special Issue: Complementary and integrative interventions for PTSD

European Journal of Psychotraumatology

An opportunity has arisen to submit your research to an upcoming special issue of European Journal of Psychotraumatology, the journal of the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. Possessing an Impact Factor of 3.278 and ranking in the Top 20 for Clinical Psychology journals, now is an especially exciting time to publish within the journal.

Details of the Special Issue:

For the treatment of trauma related disorders, most evidence that is currently available supports the use of trauma-focused psychotherapy. However, millions of people worldwide seek out other types of help.

Increasingly individuals exposed to trauma seek out Complementary and Integrative interventions, such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, energy therapies and herbal supplements, for trauma related problems. But what is the evidence for the efficacy and effectiveness of these treatments? What are the mechanisms of action?

Given the growing popularity of and strong interest in Complementary and Integrative interventions, the European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT) is planning a special issue featuring methodologically rigorous research on these approaches. Of particular interest are randomized controlled trials, studies that examine mechanisms of action, and studies advancing development of psychometric instruments to capture holistic outcomes.

European Journal of Psychotraumatology and its guest editors invite original research papers (qualitative and quantitative), review articles, research articles, and clinical practice articles on the following or related topics:

Papers about mind-body interventions, natural products, or other complementary or integrative approaches may address, but are not limited to:

·        Efficacy of interventions
·        Modality of delivery (e.g., telehealth)
·        Methodological and assessment issues
·        Cross cultural issues
·        Psychometrics or diagnostic procedures

On the following types of interventions:

·        Meditation and/or mindfulness
·        Yoga 
·        Acupuncture 
·        Tai chi/qigong
·        Spinal manipulation
·        Reiki/energy therapies
·        Therapeutic touch
·        Placebo effects
·        Chinese medicine, herbal supplements
·        Integrative approaches, Holistic care 
·        Exercise

Why should you publish in EJPT?

· Increased readership - EJPT is an open access journal so your article will be openly published online for anyone to find, read and share, immediately increasing the audience for your paper. 

· Greater public engagement - EJPT is published in association with European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, a non-commercial organisation which contributes to public policy at a European level. 

· Quality Stamp - EJPT is indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index with a 2016 Impact Factor of 3.278, up 0.953 on 2015, giving your research a mark of quality. 

· Increased Visibility - EJPT is also indexed in a number of other databases, including the DOAJ, PubMed Central and SCOPUS, increasing the visibility of your research.

· Greater Impact - EJPT allows you to retain the choice of how people can reuse your article by using a CC-BY publishing licence, allowing researchers to quickly build on your research. 

Submission Instructions

As EJPT is an open access journal, authors need to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC). There is no submission fee. To find out more about the regular APC, please visit Instructions for Authors

Please read the Instructions for Authors on the EJPT homepage before submitting your paper through the online submission system, Editorial Manager.  

Timeline:

The submission deadline is November 1, 2017. A first round of reviews is expected at about 4 weeks after submission.

All enquires about this call for papers should be directed to Professor Miranda Olff or Professor Lang.

Editorial information

  • Editor-in-Chief: Miranda Olff, Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (m.olff@amc.nl )
  • Guest Editor: Ariel Lang, VA San Diego Healthcare System and University of California San Diego, USA (Ariel.Lang@va.gov)
  • Guest Editor: Barbara Niles, Behavioral Science Division and VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University School of Medicine, USA (Barbara.Niles@va.gov)