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Call for Papers: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

Call for Papers: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

The Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, EMHJ, is inviting submission of high-quality, original papers related to public health research and practice of relevance and interest to the Region, particularly in the areas of the regional health priorities of: Health systems’ strengthening; Maternal, reproductive and child health and nutrition; Noncommunicable diseases; Communicable diseases; and Emergency preparedness and response.

Benefits of publishing in EMHJ

-- There are no fees for authors or their institutions

-- All articles considered for possible publication are peer-reviewed

-- Full text of published articles is freely accessible on the EMHJ website

-- Articles are cited in PubMed

-- EMHJ will receive an impact factor by 2016

Commitment to quality

EMHJ, the flagship monthly publication of the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, has made a number of successful changes in the past year in an ongoing effort to improve in quality and relevance. Some key changes are:

-- EMHJ has re-established its focus on public health and public health research.

-- Lead time from submission to publication has been significantly reduced, particularly acceptance to publication.

-- EMHJ is covered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science; by 2016 the Journal will have an impact factor. EMHJ continues to be included in Medline/PubMed.

-- An online submission and peer review system has been introduced.

-- More rigorous criteria for acceptance have been applied to ensure papers meet acceptable standards of scientific rigor and quality.

Information on submitting a paper

Potential authors should visit the EMHJ website ( to review the Information for Authors for specific guidelines on the various types of manuscripts it considers and preparation of manuscripts. Manuscripts can be submitted online through the Journal's online submission system at:

Authors submitting a paper are requested to mention that the submission is in response to this Call for Papers.

Health Services Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Manuscripts: Journal of Nephrology Social Work
Journal of Nephrology Social Work

Call for Manuscripts: Journal of Nephrology Social Work

The Editorial Board of The Journal of Nephrology Social Work encourages the submission of original manuscripts. Authors may wish to address any of the following topics, which are listed as guidelines:

Social Work Outcomes

Kidney Transplant

Pediatric Issues

End-of-Life Concerns

Sleep Disorders

Sexual Functioning

Aging and Gerontological Issues

Disaster Preparedness

Comorbid Illnesses

Home Dialysis Modalities

Professional Roles



Quality of Life


Please e-mail manuscript to:

Questions? Contact Co-Editor Steve Bogatz

Questions? Email:

Questions? Phone: (203) 639-2880 x24

Social Worker
Call for Papers for a Special Section of Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology: Culture and Biology Interplay
Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology

Call for Papers for a Special Section of Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology: Culture and Biology Interplay

Important Dates

January 31, 2015: deadline to submit letters of intention

February 28, 2015: responses to letters of intent

May 31, 2015: manuscript submission deadline

Guest Editors

Jose M. Causadias

Eva Telzer

Submission Details

Manuscripts including those reporting basic and applied issues related to race, ethnicity, and culture are welcomed, but must attend to the focus of the call: the interplay of culture with biological processes.

Some examples of such studies are as follows:

Neurobiology of cultural experiences,

Cultural neuroscience, and

Gene-culture interplay.

This special section is centered only on empirical papers, so review and theoretical papers are not welcomed for submission.

Manuscripts are expected to reflect studies in which cultural and biological processes are measured directly, and not inferred.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please first send letters of intent by January 31, 2015.

Letters of intent should have less than 350 words, and should briefly specify the research question(s), sample characteristics and procedure, and methods.

Importantly, letters of intent should address the culture and biology variables examined (for instance, language acculturation and neuroscience), and the methods to probe them.

Invitations to submit a letter of intent are not a guarantee of acceptance of manuscripts for review or publication. Letter submissions and questions should be directed to Dr. Causadias and Dr. Telzer.

Authors will receive a response to their letters of intent by February 28, 2015.

Only those authors whose letters of intent were deemed fitting to this special section will be invited to submit a manuscript by May 31, 2015.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the Manuscript Submission Web Portal. All submitted manuscripts will be initially screened by the guest editors and then sent out for blind peer review.

Please specify in all correspondence and submissions that your work is intended for the special section on culture and biology interplay. Please follow the Instructions to Authors information located on the Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology website.


The editorial staff of Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology extends an invitation for manuscripts to be considered for a special section on culture and biology interplay.

Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology seeks to advance the psychological science of culture, ethnicity, and race; and stimulate further empirical research, on basic and applied psychological issues relevant to racial and ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented.

Research in neuroscience, genetics, biomarkers of health, and related fields can directly help advance these goals by contributing to our understanding of

how intergroup experiences (e.g., acculturation, discrimination, immigration) get "under the skin";

how cultural, ethnic, and racial processes shape and are shaped by the brain; and

how culture and genes interrelate.

Behavioral Scientist, Biologist, Geneticist , Neurobiologist, Neuropsychologist, Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Social Scientist
Call for Papers for a Special Section of Neuropsychology: Neuropsychology, Genetics, and Epigenetics

Call for Papers for a Special Section of Neuropsychology: Neuropsychology, Genetics, and Epigenetics


December 15, 2014: deadline to submit letter of inquiry

March 31, 2015: deadline to submit full manuscript

With rapid advances in genomics research, understanding the genetic bases of brain-behavior relationships is becoming an increasingly important component of 21st century neuropsychology.

Neuropsychology requests the submission of papers for a special section titled "Neuropsychology, Genetics, and Epigenetics" focusing on the integration of genetics and neuropsychology.

Empirical papers using either genetic epidemiology or gene-based approaches are preferred, although theoretical and review papers will be considered.

Papers may focus on:

normal development and aging

psychiatric illnesses

genetic factors influencing recovery from brain disease or injury, as long as the paper includes neuropsychological data

Family/twin studies, genome-wide association studies, genome-wide complex trait analysis, gene expression and epigenetic studies will be particularly welcome.

For studies of individual candidate genes, stronger consideration will be given to reports that have some significant novelty.

Letters of inquiry should be sent to the editors by December 15, 2014.

Full manuscript submission is due by March 31, 2015.

An invitation to submit following the letter of inquiry does not guarantee acceptance. Papers will undergo the same peer review process as for any submission to the journal.

Papers should follow the standard instructions to authors for Neuropsychology.

Please send inquiries to Tyrone Cannon or William Kremen.

Geneticist , Neuropsychologist, Neuroscientist
Call for Papers for a Special Online Collection by AJP – Endocrinology & Metabolism: Novel Aspects of Adipocyte Biology
AJP – Endocrinology & Metabolism

Call for Papers for a Special Online Collection by AJP – Endocrinology & Metabolism: Novel Aspects of Adipocyte Biology

AJP – Endocrinology & Metabolism invites investigators to contribute original research articles pertaining to the general area of adipocytes as key regulators of metabolic dysfunction at either the tissue level or whole-body. Specifically, we are soliciting original high-quality manuscripts that address the integration of different levels of scientific analyses, including molecular/cellular, biochemical, genetic, physiologic, and pathophysiologic in the investigation of this general area.  Studies using cell systems, animals and humans are all welcome for consideration; however, regardless of model system, each manuscript is expected to address mechanism of action at some level. All manuscripts accepted from this Call for Papers will be included in a unique online article collection, which will also include specially commissioned Review articles.

All manuscripts should be submitted online via eJournal Press. During the online submission process, under the “Keywords & Special Sections” tab, please use the “Category” drop-down menu and select  “Call for Papers: Adipocyte Biology.” All submitted manuscripts will undergo normal peer review as received and accepted manuscripts will be published online upon acceptance. Articles published from this Call for Papers will be highlighted with a special Call for Papers banner.

To be eligible for inclusion in this Call for Papers, manuscripts must be submitted prior to December 31, 2014.

Our aim for this Call for Papers is to attract the very best science, regardless of approach, and so we welcome your submissions.  Please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Charles H. Lang, PhD ( with any questions or concerns.

Biochemist, Cell Biologist, Endocrinologist, Molecular Biologist, Physician Researcher, Physiologist
Call for Papers: Literature and Medicine
Literature and Medicine

Call for Papers: Literature and Medicine

Literature and Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarship that explores representational and cultural practices concerning health care and the body. Areas of interest include disease, illness, and health; the cultures of biomedical science and technology and of the clinic; disability; and violence, trauma, and power relations as these are represented and interpreted in broadly-defined archives of verbal, visual, and material texts. Literature and Medicine features one thematic and one general issue each year. Past theme issues have explored identity and difference; contagion and infection; cancer pathography; the representations of genomics; and the narration of pain.

Literature and Medicine is published semiannually. Theme issues are announced in calls for papers in the journal and on the journal website. Literature and Medicine editors will consider essay clusters devoted to a particular topic or written on a specific occasion. Submissions on any aspect of literature and medicine will be considered, but the journal rarely publishes short notes, personal essays, or creative writing. Authors are advised to look carefully at past issues of the journal (available on the journal website) before submitting their work. We welcome submissions by graduate students, but encourage authors to rework term papers into publishable manuscripts (as one does in turning dissertation into book) before submission.
Manuscripts should be between 5,000 and 9,000 words in length, approximately twenty-five to forty pages inclusive of double-spaced notes. Please include an abstract of 100–150 words and 3–5 keywords.

All submissions should have text, endnotes, and bibliography double-spaced and prepared according to guidelines in The Chicago Manual of Style, current edition. Authors will be responsible for securing permission to include visual images, figures, or verbal quotations that exceed fair use.

Literature and Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal. Authors’ names should appear only on a cover sheet, and any identifiers in the text should be masked so manuscripts can be reviewed anonymously. Literature and Medicine reviews only unpublished manuscripts that are not simultaneously under review for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts must be submitted in digital form (.doc, .docx, or .rtf) through our website:
Correspondence should be sent to:
Catherine Belling
Executive Editor,
Literature and Medicine

Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
750 N Lake Shore Drive, Suite 625
Chicago, IL 60611-2611


Academic, Allied Health Professional, Nurse, Physician
National Faculty Competition of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

National Faculty Competition of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

The national faculty competition of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists recognizes the country’s most promising young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in the disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

One Blavatnik Laureate from each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds and be published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences on the topic for which he/she is being honored.

The national awards will be conferred at a ceremony held in the fall of 2015 in New York City.

Limited submission

Institutional nominations of candidates for the national faculty competition must be submitted by the institution’s President, Provost, or the President’s official designee. Each institution may nominate up to three candidates per year, one in each disciplinary category (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry).


To be eligible, a candidate must:

Have been born in or after 1973.

Have earned a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).

Currently hold a faculty-rank position at an invited institution in the United States.

Have made significant research contributions to the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and/or chemistry during his/her independent career as a principal investigator.

Candidates who are not selected as Laureates during the current award cycle may be nominated again in subsequent years. Past faculty winners of the Blavatnik Awards regional competition are not eligible for the national faculty competition.

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists welcomes nominations of candidates from underrepresented groups in science and engineering.


September 30, 2014:  Nominations open

November 25, 2014:  Nominations close

December 9, 2014:  Letters of recommendation due

Summer 2015:  Winners selected

Fall 2015:  Awards ceremony in New York City


The candidate and his/her work will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

Quality: The extent to which the work is reliable, valid, credible, and scientifically rigorous.

Impact: The extent to which the work addresses an important problem and is influential in the candidate’s field.

Novelty: The extent to which the work challenges existing paradigms, employs new methodologies or concepts, and/or pursues an original question.

Promise: Future prospects in the candidate’s field and potential for further significant contributions to science.

Additional information


Distinguished experts in the three disciplinary categories will serve on the Judging Panel and will evaluate nominations based on the criteria described.

Academic, Chemist, Junior Faculty, New Investigator, New Researcher, Young Investigator, Young Scientist
American Physiological Society Teaching Section 2015 Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year Award
The Physiologist

American Physiological Society Teaching Section 2015 Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year Award

The 2015 Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year Award supported by Elsevier ($1,000 cash prize plus reimbursement of the advanced registration fee, a framed, inscribed certificate, up to $750 in travel reimbursement to the Experimental Biology meeting and a complimentary ticket to the Section Dinner) recognizes a full-time faculty member of an accredited college or university and member of the APS who has independent evidence of: (1) excellence in classroom teaching over a number of years at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels; (2) commitment to the improvement of physiology teaching within the candidate's own institution; and (3) contributions to physiology education at the local community, national or international levels. The awardee is requested to write an essay on his/her philosophy of education for publication in The Physiologist.

The typical nominee will have shown excellence in teaching and have made significant contributions in student advisement, graduate education, and/or curriculum design and reform at their institution. The activities that distinguish a candidate in the rankings include outreach activities at the state, national, or international level; contributions to education through APS activities; peer-reviewed educational journal articles; and widely disseminated publications such as commercially produced textbooks, lab manuals, or software. Unsuccessful nominees may be reconsidered for the award during the subsequent year with notification to the nominee and the nominator and receipt of updated information. The award winner is announced at the APS Business Meeting during Experimental Biology.

Nominations Process: Each nominee must be nominated by a member of APS. All candidate materials must be uploaded by November 6, 2014. Lynn Cialdella Kam, MBA, MA, Ph.D., Chair, Guyton Awards Selection Committee:

Required Materials:

Curriculum Vitae

Statement of teaching phil and achievements

Summary of student evals

Ed. related activities outside of classroom

Up to 5 letters of support from colleagues (1 is required)

Up to 5 letters of support from students.

Nominator 1 APS membership ID#

Academic, Educator, Medical Faculty Member, Physiologist, Science Educator
Call for Submissions: The Lancet—Rockefeller Foundation Commission on Planetary Health
Published Assessment

Call for Submissions: The Lancet—Rockefeller Foundation Commission on Planetary Health

We invite the submission of innovative and rigorous research that addresses the topic of global environmental change, ecosystem impairment, and the health of human civilisations. There will be a two-stage process for assessment of potential papers. The first stage involves the submission of a 300 word structured abstract outlining the objective, data sources, methods, and main conclusions of the study. This should be submitted by Oct 13, 2014, through The Lancet's online submission system referencing Lancet—Rockefeller Planetary Health. After a rapid triage process, selected researchers will be invited to submit full papers by Dec 23, 2014. These will be peer reviewed and those papers (an estimated two to four papers) that are deemed the most important and rigorous will be published alongside the Commission report.

Defining appropriate case studies that can illustrate these challenges and how to address them will be essential to make the Commission's report interesting and accessible to a wide audience. The Commission is, therefore, also interested to receive case reports of 350—700 words that illustrate one or more of the following: the impacts of, and vulnerability to, global environmental change; the effects of adaptation strategies to reduce impacts and promote resilient societies; the potential for health cobenefits of strategies to prevent environmental change in specific countries/communities. These case reports should be based on high-quality data that can be made available in the public domain and are derived from authenticated sources. The case studies will also be peer reviewed and may be published within the Lancet Commission report or in the web appendix accompanying the report.

We aim to raise the profile of these issues within the research and wider global health community, as well as to stimulate collaborations between health, environmental, and other relevant disciplines to advance our understanding of both the threats and potential solutions to these pressing problems.

Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Servant, Scientist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Emergency Management: The Global Katrina Effect, 2005-2015: Hurricane Katrina’s Impact on Disaster Management Systems Worldwide
International Journal of Emergency Management

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Emergency Management: The Global Katrina Effect, 2005-2015: Hurricane Katrina’s Impact on Disaster Management Systems Worldwide

Submission of manuscripts: 1 December, 2014

Guest Editors:

Dr. Robert J. Bookmiller and Dr. Kirsten Nakjavani Bookmiller, Millersville University, USA

August 2015 will mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, considered to be one of the defining historic events within the emergency management field in the United States.

Accordingly, this anniversary will prompt numerous reflective academic assessments of how this disaster, which struck the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coasts, changed the US emergency management landscape thereafter. Less known, however, is the impact that Hurricane Katrina had on disaster management systems in other countries – over a variety of subject areas ranging from emergency preparedness to coastal management to companion animals.

This special issue seeks to advance new ways of understanding the global lessons drawn from Hurricane Katrina through a cross-national comparative examination of case studies. Papers should adhere to the following structure:

1) Highlighting what happened during Hurricane Katrina regarding a specific subject area;

2) Reviewing changes in institutions, procedures or law in the United States as a result of lessons learned from Katrina in this sector;

3) Most significantly for the scope of this issue, identifying how other countries adapted their emergency management systems/policies post-Katrina and whether these innovative changes might be utilised by the US and other countries.

This issue will partially incorporate revised versions of selected papers presented at an international symposium hosted by the Center for Disaster Research & Education, Millersville University in October 2014. However, the editors are seeking additional studies to complete the issue. Therefore, any researcher interested in this subject area is invited to submit an original paper addressing the global lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. Interdisciplinary studies are particularly encouraged.

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Vulnerable populations

• Business/legal/political continuity issues

• Role of the military

• National-State/Provincial-Local relations

• Crisis communications

• Risk reduction

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online.

For any queries about this special issue (including which topics are presently covered), please contact the Guest Editors directly:

Dr. Robert J. Bookmiller:

Dr. Kirsten Nakjavani Bookmiller:

Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant