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New Directions in the Biology of Stress

Special Issue Call for Papers

Submission deadline
1 March 2021

Studies of the biology of stress go back many years to the seminal work of Cannon and Selye. Since then, understanding of both stress and stress biology have advanced. New directions in this work include development of new taxonomies of stress with implications for biological correlates, new biomarkers that may be affected by stress, and new appreciation for how personal, social, and cultural contexts may affect stress-biology relationships.

Possible topic areas include:

  • New directions in defining stress and implications for biology
  • Cultural and/or racial context(s) for the biology of stress
  • Developmental context(s) of the biology of stress
  • Methodological advances in the study of the biology of stress
  • Novel biomarkers for the study of the biology of stress

This is not an exhaustive list, and other topics will be considered. Papers may be theoretical, systematic, and/or meta-analytic reviews. Full-length reviews and brief commentaries, which address a topic of narrower scope or provide a critical review of existing theory, will be considered. Reviews should strive to be forward-looking and initiate new directions, theoretical perspectives, or lines of empirical research in health psychology.

Manuscripts will be expected to adhere to the journal’s Instructions for Authors, including preregistration and provision of open data for reviews with empirical content (e.g., meta-analyses).

Submit your paper