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Psychiatry, Psychology and Law

For a Special Issue on

Judicial and Lawyer Wellbeing and Stress

Manuscript deadline
15 December 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Professor Kate Diesfeld, Auckland University of Technology
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Professor Kathryn Hollingsworth, Newcastle University
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Dr Stephen Tang, The Australian National University
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Dr Nina Hudson, University of Tasmania
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Judicial and Lawyer Wellbeing and Stress

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law is calling for submissions for a special issue of the journal focusing on judicial and lawyer wellbeing and stress. Guest Co-Editors for the special issue are Professor Kate Diesfeld, Professor Kathryn Hollingsworth, Dr Stephen Tang, and Dr Nina Hudson. Submissions are invited on topics relating to judicial and lawyer wellbeing and stress and impacts of judicial or lawyer-related stress/distress from a range of perspectives.

The journal disseminates high quality information to scholars and professionals working in the areas, or intersections, of psychiatry, psychology and the law. It aims to keep professionals informed about contemporary research and practice developments in these fields and to facilitate cross-disciplinary debate, collaboration and communication. It is expected that authors will contextualise contributions to the special issue within this disciplinary scope by demonstrating how such contributions reflect intersecting links between the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology and/or the law.

The journal is open, but not limited, to Australian, New Zealand, international or cross-jurisdictional comparisons of experiences in the related fields and invites authors to contextualise in depth analyses of specialised topics to readers of various backgrounds. There is an expectation that where contributions to the special issue relate to psychiatric, psychological, or legal systems and/or phenomena in international or cross-jurisdictional contexts, authors will attempt to generalise the findings to the jurisdictions of Australia and New Zealand.

Submission Instructions

Submissions may take the form of original articles and empirical studies, analyses of professional issues, controversies and developments in these areas, case studies and case commentaries, or book reviews. Manuscripts must be submitted in word format and meet the referencing requirements for either psychological manuscripts (APA), psychiatric manuscripts (Vancouver) or legal manuscripts (OSCOLA).

Manuscripts submitted to the journal for consideration in the special issue must meet the submission requirements for the journal set out in the Instructions to Authors and will be subject to double blind peer review. All submitted manuscripts must include relevant information about ethics and informed consent in the Methods section, and a Disclosure and Ethical Standards Statement.

Accepted manuscripts will be individually published online as soon as they are finalised in production, prior to being compiled into the special issue in Issue 3 of Volume 31 of 2024 (online publication 27 May 2024, print publication 31 May 2024).

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