The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis has issued a call for systematic reviews and meta-analyses of hypnosis interventions for psychological and health-related conditions.
Meta-analyses and systematic review papers can help enrich our understanding of key topics and can help to advance clinical research. They can provide an accessible resource for clinicians and researchers on existing research and evidence. Review articles serve to provide up-to-date overview of the current state of knowledge of hypnosis interventions for a particular disorder or domain. Such articles can also highlight literature on new or emerging areas. In addition, critical reviews include identifying strengths and weaknesses of existing studies and provide direction for needed future research.
Systematic Review Submissions
Review papers should follow PRISMA guidelines and provide a critical review of the existing literature. Authors may consider using this resource and guidance on PRISMA guidelines, as well as the following webinar entitled, “Systematic Literature Review using PRISMA: A Step-by-Step Guide”.
While a systematic review collects and critically reviews all empirical evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria, a meta-analysis applies statistical methods to summarize the results of a comprehensive review of studies. Meta-analyses can provide quantitative estimates of effects and quality of previously published studies.
Examples of prior meta-analysis recently published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis include:
Ramondo, N., Gignac, G. E., Pestell, C. F., & Byrne, S. M. (2021). Clinical hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive behavior therapy: An updated meta-analysis. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 69(2), 169–202.
Milling, L., Valentine, L., LoStimolo, L., Nett, A., & McCarley, H. (2021) Hypnosis and the alleviation of clinical pain: A comprehensive meta-analysis. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 69(3), 297-322.
Valentine, K., Milling, L., Clark, L., & Moriarty, C. (2019) The efficacy of hypnosis as a treatment for anxiety: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 67(3), 336-363.
We welcome submissions across a wide range of topics and perspectives. This call for systematic reviews and meta-analyses can have a substantial impact on informing on the evidence base for hypnosis and future directions.
You can find additional guidelines from Taylor and Francis on how to structure and write your review here.
If you have a paper to submit, go to mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijceh and create a username. Everything you need to know to submit will be conveniently available for you to view on the online system. If you have additional questions, you may contact us at: [email protected]