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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

European Journal of Psychotraumatology

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

Language: en-US

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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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.

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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.

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
Trauma, Memory and Law - 29 February 2020
Sleep, Circadian System and Traumatic Stress - 15 October 2019
Complementary and integrative interventions for PTSD - 15 October 2019
Trauma and Trauma Sequelae in the Elderly - 15 October 2019
Integrating and evaluating sex and gender in psychotrauma research - 15 October 2019

Trauma and Trauma Sequelae in the Elderly

What are the long-term consequences of traumatization in the elderly and the effects of traumatization during older age?
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Complementary and integrative interventions for PTSD

Individuals exposed to trauma are increasingly seeking out complementary and integrative interventions. But what is the evidence for the efficacy and effectiveness of these treatments?
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Integrating and evaluating sex and gender in psychotrauma research

How do sex and gender function both independently and together to influence (mental) health experiences, particularly after exposure to trauma and psychosocial care?
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Sleep, Circadian System and Traumatic Stress

Focusing on the maintenance of traumatic stress and trauma-related disorders, what can be learnt from recent advances in human and animal state-of-the-art-sleep and chronobiological research?
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Trauma, Memory and Law

To what extent are PTSD symptoms feigned in order to avoid criminal conviction?
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Editorial board

Prof. Dr. Miranda Olff, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Department of Psychiatry, Amsterdam Neuroscience and Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, The Netherlands

Associate Editors

  • Cherie Armour, University of Ulster, United Kingdom 
  • Eric Bui, Harvard Medical School, United States 
  • Marylene Cloitre, National Center for PTSD in Palo Alto, California, USA New York University Langone Medical Center, New York NY USA, United States 
  • Anke Ehlers, University of Oxford, United Kingdom 
  • Julian D. Ford, University of Connecticut Health Center, United States 
  • Maj Hansen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark 
  • Ruth Lanius, Western University of Canada, Canada 
  • Neil Roberts, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board and Cardiff University, UK 
  • Rita Rosner, KU Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany 
  • Siri Thoresen, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS), Norway

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