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01 April 2021

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European Journal of Psychotraumatology

Special Issue Editor(s)

Miranda Olff, Amsterdam University Medical Centers (location AMC), University of Amsterdam & ARQ National Psychotrauma Center, The Netherlands
[email protected]

Meaghan O’Donnell, The University of Melbourne
[email protected]

Talya Greene, University of Haifa

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The Coronavirus Pandemic and Traumatic Stress

The Coronavirus Pandemic and Traumatic Stress

 

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei province, China and has since spread around the world, resulting in an unprecedented pandemic. This global public health emergency threatens both the lives and well-being of the world population.

 

Some groups of people are likely to be particularly vulnerable to the traumatic stress of COVID-19. These include healthcare and other front line workers and their families, patients who have suffered from COVID-19, people bereaved by COVID-19, and those with pre-existing PTSD and other mental health problems.

 

It is crucial to publish high-quality research on the impact of quarantine and social isolation, on the distress and specific needs of vulnerable groups, on which interventions are needed at different phases of the pandemic and on the best way to deliver these interventions, and on how to best communicate about the pandemic and its consequences - taking culture, gender and age aspects into account.

 

We encourage COVID-19 submissions, we will expedite the publication of accepted manuscripts.

 

We invite original research papers (qualitative and quantitative), review articles, research articles, and clinical practice articles addressing traumatic stress aspects of COVID-19 that may include following topics:

 

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and/or the social measures taken on mental health in the general population

Impact on specific populations (e.g. front line personnel, vulnerable populations)

COVID-19 specific interventions to prevent or treat its mental health impact (e.g. evaluations of crises communication, public health interventions, peer support of healthcare professionals, online treatment of patients if regular face-to-face is no possible, traumatic grief interventions)

Lifespan perspectives including pregnancy, young children and the elderly

The effects of social isolation, including interpersonal violence

Recovery and resilience in communities exposed to COVID-19

Phenomenology, psychosocial and neurobiological correlates of exposure to COVID-19

Mediators and moderators of outcomes

Long term effects on the individual or society

How may the pandemic affect society and health care interventions when the crisis is over (e.g. eHealth)

 

 

How to submit: Please go to the website of the journal www.tandfonline.com/ejpt, read the author instructions carefully and then click the Submit manuscript button in the upper lefthand corner and follow the instructions.

 

Timeline: The submission deadline is 1 April 2021. Your submission will be dealt with immediately and if accepted published as soon as possible. When the call is closed all published papers for this special issue will be pulled together in an editorial on the topic. Part 1 of this special issue will be published at the end of 2020, while submissions for Part 2 remain open until the deadline above.

 

Publication fees: The European Journal of Psychotraumatology is an open access Journal, and authors retain full copyright over their work. For this special issue, regular publication fees apply. We try to keep them as low as possible. ESTSS members receive a large discount. Please see the Instructions for Authors for details.

 

Handling editors: Dr. Talya Greene, Department of Community Mental Health, University of Haifa, Israel (associate editor) and guest editor Professor Meaghan O'Donnell, Phoenix Australia, Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Australia

 

For inquiries about this call regarding European Journal of Psychotraumatology, please contact Professor Miranda Olff, Chief Editor, at [email protected] or Professor Meaghan O’Donnell at mod[email protected]

 

1Olff M. (2019) Facts on psychotraumatology, European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10, https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2019.1578524

2Olff M. (2017) 2016: A year of records, European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 8,  https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2017.1281533

3Dyregrov, A., Yule, W. & Olff M. (2018). Children and natural disasters, European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 9, Sup2, https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2018.1500823

The Coronavirus Pandemic and Traumatic Stress

Fast track review: aiming for first decision within a week

 

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei province, China and has since spread around the world, resulting in an unprecedented pandemic. This global public health emergency threatens both the lives and well-being of the world population.

 

Some groups of people are likely to be particularly vulnerable to the traumatic stress of COVID-19. These include healthcare and other front line workers and their families, patients who have suffered from COVID-19, people bereaved by COVID-19, and those with pre-existing PTSD and other mental health problems.

 

It is crucial to publish high-quality research on the impact of quarantine and social isolation, on the distress and specific needs of vulnerable groups, on which interventions are needed at different phases of the pandemic and on the best way to deliver these interventions, and on how to best communicate about the pandemic and its consequences - taking culture, gender and age aspects into account.

 

We encourage COVID-19 submissions, we have a fast track review process in place and will expedite the publication of accepted manuscripts.

 

We invite original research papers (qualitative and quantitative), review articles, research articles, and clinical practice articles addressing traumatic stress aspects of COVID-19 that may include following topics:

 

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and/or the social measures taken on mental health in the general population

Impact on specific populations (e.g. front line personnel, vulnerable populations)

COVID-19 specific interventions to prevent or treat its mental health impact (e.g. evaluations of crises communication, public health interventions, peer support of healthcare professionals, online treatment of patients if regular face-to-face is no possible, traumatic grief interventions)

  • Lifespan perspectives including pregnancy, young children and the elderly
  • The effects of social isolation, including interpersonal violence
  • Recovery and resilience in communities exposed to COVID-19
  • Phenomenology, psychosocial and neurobiological correlates of exposure to COVID-19
  • Mediators and moderators of outcomes
  • Long term effects on the individual or society
  • How may the pandemic affect society and health care interventions when the crisis is over (e.g. eHealth)

 

 

How to submit: Please go to the website of the journal www.tandfonline.com/ejpt, read the author instructions carefully and then click the Submit manuscript button in the upper lefthand corner and follow the instructions.

 

Timeline: The submission deadline is 1 October 2020. Your submission will be dealt with immediately and if accepted published as soon as possible. A first round of reviews is expected one week after submission. When the call is closed all published papers for this special issue will be pulled together in an editorial on the topic.

 

Publication fees: The European Journal of Psychotraumatology is an open access Journal, and authors retain full copyright over their work. For this special issue, regular publication fees apply. We try to keep them as low as possible. ESTSS members receive a large discount. Please see the Instructions for Authors for details.

 

Handling editors: Dr. Talya Greene, Department of Community Mental Health, University of Haifa, Israel (associate editor) and guest editor Professor Meaghan O'Donnell, Phoenix Australia, Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Australia

 

For inquiries about this call regarding European Journal of Psychotraumatology, please contact Professor Miranda Olff, Chief Editor, at [email protected] or Professor Meaghan O’Donnell at [email protected]

 

1Olff M. (2019) Facts on psychotraumatology, European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10, https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2019.1578524

2Olff M. (2017) 2016: A year of records, European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 8,  https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2017.1281533

3Dyregrov, A., Yule, W. & Olff M. (2018). Children and natural disasters, European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 9, Sup2, https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2018.1500823

 

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