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Integrating and evaluating sex and gender in psychotrauma research

The European Journal of Psychotraumatology invites submissions to a special issue on Integrating and evaluating sex and gender in psychotrauma research.

The field of psychology is behind in sex- and gender-specific research and reporting. EJPT therefore seeks to provide state-of-the-art-research to enhance an understanding of how sex and gender function independently and together, to influence (mental) health  after exposure to trauma and inform psychosocial care, ranging from public health to specialized treatment. Authors are asked to: report the sex of research subjects, justify single sex studies, discriminate between sex and gender (mostly for human research), analyze how sex or gender impact the results, and discuss sex and gender issues when relevant.1 

1 Olff, M. (2016). Five years of European Journal of Psychotraumatology. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 7, 31350, DOI: 10.3402/ejpt.v7.31350


How to submit

Please read the Instructions for Authors on the EJPT homepage before submitting your paper through the online submission system, Editorial Manager.
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The submission deadline is 1 Oct 2020. A first round of reviews is expected at about 3 weeks after submission.

European Journal of Psychotraumatology and its guest editor invite original research papers (qualitative and quantitative), review articles, research articles, and clinical practice articles on sex and gender, in addition to other ‘diversity’ variables, through the following or related topics:

• Phenomenology and correlates of exposure to trauma;

• Neurobiological sequelae of traumatic exposure;

• Screening and diagnostic considerations in posttraumatic stress disorders;

• Resilient responses to traumatic experiences;

• Prevention and treatment of psychopathology;

• Specific groups, including relatives of victims of psychotrauma;

• Across the lifespan (children, elderly);

• Cultural differences in dealing with traumatic experiences.

Why should you publish in EJPT?

Increased readership - EJPT is an open access journal so your article will be openly published online for anyone to find, read and share, immediately increasing the audience for your paper.

Greater public engagement - EJPT is published in association with European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, a non-commercial organisation which contributes to public policy at a European level.

Quality Stamp - EJPT is indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index with a 2018 Impact Factor of 3.020, giving your research a mark of quality.

Increased Visibility - EJPT is also indexed in a number of other databases, including the DOAJ, PubMed Central and SCOPUS, increasing the visibility of your research.

Greater Impact - EJPT allows you to retain the choice of how people can reuse your article by using a CC-BY publishing licence, allowing researchers to quickly build on your research.

As EJPT is an open access journal, authors will need to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC). There is no submission fee. To find out more about the regular APC, please visit the Instructions for Authors.

All enquires about this call for papers should be directed to Professor Miranda Olff or Professor Lueger-Schuster.

Editorial Board

  • Editor-in-Chief: Miranda Olff, Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Guest Editor: Willemien Langeland, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

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