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Call for Papers: Disasters and Trauma

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Themed Issue: Spring 2020

Submission Due Date: 1st August 2019

In Spring 2020, the British Journal of Psychiatry (BJPsych) will be publishing a themed issue containing articles related to all aspects of disasters and trauma. This themed issue is inspired by the upcoming WPA sponsored international conference at the University of Duhok, Iraq on psychosocial, psychotherapy and psychotraumatic methods. 

We now invite submissions from all authors (including conference participants) describing original research and systematic reviews, along with editorials, commentaries and analysis pieces.

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

- Psychological disorders 
- Prevention and treatment
- Psychosocial support
- Service provision
- Co-morbidity and transdiagnostic approaches
- Trauma genocide and other mass violence
- Transitional justice and mass trauma
- Prevention of collective violence
- The politics of apology, reconciliation and restitution
- Gender aspects from the point of view of the West and East
- Trauma in children
- Education
- Ethnic/religious minorities and trauma
- Transgenerational transmission of Trauma

Please submit your manuscript via our online system as soon as possible, and by no later than 1st August 2019. Please indicate the title of themed issue during submission.

When preparing a manuscript for submission, please consult our Instructions for contributors.

To find out more, or to inform us of your intention to submit, please contact

Why submit?

-All articles in the themed issue will be free to view for a month
-All authors will have the option to publish their article online shortly after acceptance
-The themed issue will be sent in print to 17,000 RCPsych members
-Articles in the previous themed issue were downloaded on average 563 times in 5 months. The total number of downloads for all articles included in the issue is over 10,600*.

*Data accurate as of 1st May 2019.