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European Journal of Psychotraumatology

A peer-reviewed open access journal owned by the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS)

The European Journal of Psychotraumatology engages scholars, clinicians and researchers in the understanding, prevention and treatment of stress and trauma.

EJPT seeks contributions from a diverse range of academics and practitioners that are innovative, unconventional and move the field forward.

What types of articles are accepted?

 Articles exploring Clinical or Interventions Research, Integrative Approaches, Community programs or Neurobiology are welcomed; an exhaustive list can be found in the Aims and Scope

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Miranda Olff, Amsterdam UMC

As the official journal of the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS), EJPT shares in their mission to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge about traumatic stress. 

All research articles undergo strict peer review with the final version published open access on Taylor & Francis Online, representing the ESTSS’ stand on free accessibility of research to the wider community.


Special Issues

Special issues are curated by the editorial board and various guest editors on topical and important issues in the field of psychotraumatology. Call-for-paper information about existing special issues can be found on this page.

Submission deadlines
Climate Change, Disasters and Traumatic Stress – June 1st, 2023

Climate Change, Disasters and Traumatic Stress

What is the impact of climate change on mental health?

Why publish with EJPT?

Increase your readership
 As EJPT is an open access journal, your article will be published online for anyone to find, read and share, immediately increasing your audience.

Influence policy
EJPT is published in association with the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, a non-commercial organisation which contributes to public policy across Europe.

Choose quality
Indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index, the journal has a 2018 Impact Factor of 3.020.

Have your work seen
EJPT is also indexed in a number of other databases, including the DOAJ, PubMed Central and SCOPUS, increasing the visibility of your research in the right places.

How to submit

Please submit your article via Editorial Manager. If you haven’t submitted a paper to this journal before, you will need to create an account in the submission centre. Please note that manuscripts are published in English only however we encourage authors to also submit  in their local language, which will be included as supplementary material.

Format-Free Submission
Authors may submit their paper in any scholarly format or layout and as single or multiple files. These can be Word, rich text format (rtf), open document format (odt), or PDF files. Figures and tables can be placed within the text or submitted as separate documents. 

Article types, word limits and a checklist for what to include in your submission can be found under the Instructions for Authors

All submissions for Special Issues should also be submitted via Editorial Manager, before the specified deadline.

Editorial board


Miranda Olff, PhD, Amsterdam University Medical Centers (location AMC), University of Amsterdam & ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre, The Netherlands

Associate Editors

  • Ananda Amstadter, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States

  • Cherie Armour, PhD, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom

  • Eric Bui, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, United States

  • Marylene Cloitre, PhD, National Center for PTSD in Palo Alto, California, USA New York University Langone Medical Center, New York NY USA, United States

  • Anke Ehlers, PhD, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Julian D. Ford, PhD, University of Connecticut Health Center, United States

  • Talya Greene, PhD, University of Haifa, Israel

  • Maj Hansen, PhD, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

  • Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Western University of Canada, Canada

  • Neil Roberts, D. Clin. Psy., Cardiff & Vale University Health Board and Cardiff University, UK

  • Marianne Skogbrott Birkeland, PhD, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Norway

  • Siri Thoresen, PhD, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS), Norway

Ines Blix ea: #Warning #signals? An explorative study of distant recollections of the moments before a disaster https://t.co/Smvj5JN94G ..experiences or observations shortly before a #traumatic event can be vividly recalled in detail, after more than two decades. @BirkelandMs
March 15

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