The European Journal of Psychotraumatology’s gender policy asks authors at least to: report the sex of research subjects, justify single sex studies, discriminate between sex and gender (mostly for human research), analyze how sex or gender impact the results, and discuss sex and gender issues when relevant1. However, we are still behind in sex- and gender-specific research and reporting.
Therefore, we seek to provide state-of-the-art-research that enhances our understanding of the way sex and gender function independently and together to influence (mental) health experiences after exposure to trauma and how they can inform psychosocial care, ranging from public health to specialized treatment.
European Journal of Psychotraumatology and its guest editor invite original research papers (qualitative and quantitative), review articles, research articles, and clinical practice articles on sex and gender, in addition to other ‘diversity’ variables, through the following or related topics:
• Phenomenology and correlates of exposure to trauma;
• Neurobiological sequelae of traumatic exposure;
• Screening and diagnostic considerations in posttraumatic stress disorders;
• Resilient responses to traumatic experiences;
• Prevention and treatment of psychopathology;
• Specific groups, including relatives of victims of psychotrauma;
• Across the lifespan (children, elderly);
• Cultural differences in dealing with traumatic experiences.
1 Olff, M. (2016). Five years of European Journal of Psychotraumatology. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 7, 31350, DOI: 10.3402/ejpt.v7.31350
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 APC, please visit the Instructions for Authors. ESTSS members receive a further discount.
The submission deadline is 30th January 2019. A first round of reviews is expected at about 3 weeks after submission.
All enquiries about this call for papers should be directed to Professor Miranda Olff or Dr. Willemien Langeland.