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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Caffeine Research: Caffeine and Depressive Disorders
Journal of Caffeine Research

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Caffeine Research: Caffeine and Depressive Disorders

Editor-in-Chief Patricia A. Broderick, PhD, plans to publish a special issue dedicated to Caffeine and Depressive Disorders. Journal of Caffeine Research seeks high-quality, primary research for the topics listed below. All accepted papers will be published rapidly online ahead of print.

Human and animal models for general anxiety, dysthymia, depression; schizoaffective disorders, including schizophrenia; and more

Treatment strategies for depression, anxiety, or manic-depressive disorders, including bipolar disease

Novel surgical methods for depressive disorders, including depression associated with epilepsy

The deadline for manuscript submission is October 10, 2014. Please submit your papers online to the web-based manuscript submission and peer-review system Manuscript Central.

For manuscript submission guidelines and further information about the Journal, please visit the Journal of Caffeine Research website. We look forward to receiving your manuscripts and to your active participation in the Journal!

Please address any questions to Sophie Mohin.

Physician Researcher, Psychiatrist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Big Data Research: Computation, Business, and Health Sciences
Big Data Research

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Big Data Research: Computation, Business, and Health Sciences

As internet and mobile technology evolves, massive amount of data are being generated everyday. Both academic and industry have started to pay attention to the impact of big data on today’s world. Nature had a special issue on Big Data in year 2008. Harvard Business Review published an article “Big data: the management revolution” in October 2012. Big data research has drawn great attention of the scholars from many disciplines such as computer science, business, and health sciences. Computer science deals with generating, storing, transmitting, and processing data. Big Data asks for innovations in both software and hardware. Big data also requires innovative algorithm and data analysis techniques, which span across mathematical sciences such as statistics, computer science, and business areas. The applications of big data research have had significant impact on today’s businesses including marketing, finance, management of information systems, and etc. For example, Alibaba has used big data to provide innovative financial service and other services, which has provided its customers convenience and value. Alibaba also recently created a web site (see, which provides scholars a big data research platform. Big data research also plays an important role in health sciences including public health and biomedical areas. For example, genomic big data analysis is a very active research field.

In order to promote the interdisciplinary research with big data, this special issue seeks contributions from computer sciences, business, and health sciences areas. The paper types can include theory, systems, applications, survey, experiment, literature review, and etc. The paper submission deadline is September 30th, 2014. Generally, each paper should have 15 to 30 pages, double space, 12 font. Final decision is expected to be made by Dec 31th, 2014. Please submit your manuscript via online Elsevier Editorial System at When you submit paper, please recommend three to five reviewers. Questions should be directed to Honggeng Zhou at

Special Issue Guest Editors
Doug Vogel, Harbin Institute of Technology
Honggeng Zhou, Zhejiang University

Managing editor
Daning Hu, University of Zurich

Academic, Biostatistician, Computer Scientist, Health Services Researcher, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker
Call for Papers: Psychology in Russia: State of The Art
Psychology in Russia: State of The Art

Call for Papers: Psychology in Russia: State of The Art

“Psychology in Russia: State of The Art” presents theoretical and practical achievements in both traditional approaches and new trends of psychological science, including psychology of virtual reality, sport psychology, and psychogenetics. The journal is published in English in order to make information about most promising research directions and challenges of the Russian psychology available for our foreign colleagues.

We are glad to see as our authors not only Russian scientists but also foreign psychologists. We embrace international communication inside the scientific society with great pleasure.

Submission deadline for issue 4, volume 7, 2014 is October 1st, 2014

Submission deadline for issue 1, volume 8, 2015 is December 1st, 2014

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Psychologist
Call for Papers: Advances in Autism
Advances in Autism

Call for Papers: Advances in Autism

Submit your research now to this new journal - launching in 2015

This new journal is unique in its focus on the health and care aspects and outcomes for people with autism.

The journal will accept the following types of papers:

Research based

Evidence-based clinical and support papers

Experience-based papers

Policy and advances in services where these can be internationally applied.

Key research areas covered in the journal include:

Clinical developments

People’s experience through qualitative research

Policy debates and outcomes

Inclusion and quality of life

Developmental issues

Population and epidemiological studies

Service developments

Evidence-based reviews of key practice issues

Contact the editors to submit your paper now

Dr Jane McCarthy and Dr Eddie Chaplin, King’s College London, UK


Behavioral Scientist, Epidemiologist, Neurologist, Neuroscientist, Physician Researcher
Call for Papers for a Special issue of Visual Methodologies: Exploring Ethics and Visual Methodologies
Special issue of Visual Methodologies

Call for Papers for a Special issue of Visual Methodologies: Exploring Ethics and Visual Methodologies

The increasing use of visual research methodologies presents us with exciting possibilities as well as an array of new ethical questions. We understand visual research to include the use of still or moving images either as data or as a means of eliciting meanings about a research topic. Forms of visual data encompass pre-existing or found images, such as photographs, cartoons, postcards, advertisements, and artworks; researcher-generated images, which record, represent or illustrate research topics and themes; and, participant-generated images, which can include photographs, video-diaries, drawings, and other visual artefacts. The burgeoning use of digital technologies has meant that we have many new ways of collecting, creating, sharing and displaying images in knowledge creation and dissemination.

These developments raise an array of ethical questions. These include issues of confidentiality, ownership, informed consent, presentation and dissemination of visual materials, and managing collaborative processes with research participants, artist-practitioners, and community members. Some of these issues are not specific to visual research, but visual methodologies do force us to pay particular attention to the kinds of data collected, the processes used for data collection and dissemination, and the sensitive settings in which visual methods are frequently used.

This special issue of Visual Methodologies: Exploring ethics and visual methodologies will feature empirical and/or conceptual papers that identify, describe and deconstruct the range of ethical issues encountered in visual research. Papers that explore actual or potential solutions to ethical challenges are also especially welcome. This is a significant area where we are hoping to learn from one another to ensure that visual methodologies are ethically rigorous. Please contact the editors with any queries.


Professor Marilys Guillemin
Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr Deborah Warr
Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
University of Melbourne, Australia

Associate Professor Susan Cox
W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Dr Sarah Drew
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children’s Hospital
Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne

Key dates:

Expressions of interest to be submitted to Marilys Guillemin by 1 September 2014. To express interest, please submit an abstract of up to 300 words for consideration, with author/s and title of paper.

Draft papers should be submitted for review by 2 February 2015 for publication in 2015.

Papers should follow the manuscript guidelines of Visual Methodologies.

Academic, Ethicist, Health Services Researcher, Information Scientist, Policy Analyst
Call for Submissions for a Special Section of the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Marijuana Legalization: Emerging Research on Use, Health, and Treatment
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

Call for Submissions for a Special Section of the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Marijuana Legalization: Emerging Research on Use, Health, and Treatment

Marijuana policies in the US are shifting towards medicalization and legalization, and as a result prevalence rates and health consequences may increase. Research on the potential effects of this drug is critical to inform the public health debate. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors is seeking empirical (research, both original and meta-analyses) and theoretical (review) papers examining trends in marijuana use and use disorders and clinically-related research on the drug’s addictive potential and health effects. The special section’s aim is to profile emerging theory and research on marijuana in the areas of epidemiology, physiological, cognitive, and mental health, and treatment.

Manuscripts should be submitted as usual through the APA Online Submission Portal: The cover letter should indicate that the authors wish the manuscript to be considered for publication in the special section on Marijuana Legalization: Emerging Research on Use, Health, and Treatment. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and must adhere to usual journal requirements.

The deadline for consideration for the special issue is January 15, 2015.

Questions or inquiries can be directed to the Guest Editors, Ken Winters, PhD at or Nancy M. Petry, PhD at

Behavioral Scientist, Clinical Psychologist, Epidemiologist, Physician Researcher, Physiologist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Drug Policy: Expanding Access to Care and Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among People Who Inject Drugs
International Journal of Drug Policy

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Drug Policy: Expanding Access to Care and Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among People Who Inject Drugs

Guest edited by Jason Grebely, Philip Bruggmann, Carla Treloar and Gregory Dore. Outline abstracts (300 word maximum) are invited for contributions to a forthcoming special issue of The International Journal of Drug Policy on expanding access to care and treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs (PWID).

We invite the following three types of contribution:

• Research papers based on empirical research (3,500 words, maximum 6 Figures/Tables)

• Social research papers based on empirical research (5,000 words, maximum 3 Figures/Tables)

• Review papers-particularly systematic reviews (4,000 words, maximum 6Figures/Tables)

• Policy analysis (4,000 words, maximum 4 Figures/Tables)

(For other formatting requirements, please see IJDP guidance for authors at:

PWID represent the core of the HCV epidemic in many countries. HCV-related disease burden continues to rise and a vast number of HCV-infected PWID remain undiagnosed and unlinked to care. Control of HCV infection among PWID will rest on the strategies designed to achieve high HCV screening rates among PWID and link individuals into care.

We are interested in papers that explore expanding access to care and treatment for HCV among PWID across the following themes:

• Enhancing testing and assessment of HCV infection

• Settings and strategies to improve HCV treatment outcomes

• Strategies for achieving universal access to HCV therapies

• Enhancing prevention through treatment

We are especially interested in receiving papers based on empirical research and/or analysis from all geographic regions including from lower, middle income and transitional countries. We also will feature the inclusion of consumer voice/s in this collection.

The deadline for submission of outline abstracts is 1st September 2014.

Interested authors can contact the Guest Editors directly at any time to discuss their proposed submission.

Queries and outline abstracts (300 word maximum) should be e-mailed to Jason Grebely at

Full submissions are due on 2nd January 2015.

The special issue will be published in 2015, coinciding with INSHU 2015: The 4th International Symposium on Hepatitis C in Substance Users (October 8-9th, 2015).

Community Activist, Health Services Researcher, Nurse Researcher, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Worker
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Neohelicon: Discourse of Madness

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Neohelicon: Discourse of Madness

(Special volume of Neohelicon [43, 2016]. Guest-Editor: R.-L. Etienne Barnett)


Contributions on any aspect of madness in (of, and) textuality are welcome for consideration. Possible areas of focus, among a plethora of other options: literary representations of the alienated mind; mad protagonists or mad writers; madness as a vehicle of exile, as a form of marginalization, of dissipation, of disintegration, of revelation or self-revelation; interpretations of madness as a manifestation of structure, style, rhetoric, narrative; madness as a reflection of cultural assumptions, values, prohibitions; madness, as prophetic or dionysiac, poetic, or other; the esthetics of madness; philosophical, ethical, ontological, epistemological, hermeneutic and esthetic implications of the discourse/narrative of madness..

From an alternative vantage point, one might question: how does the deviant mind-set of authorial figures and/or fictional characters determine the organization of time, space and plot in the narrative? How does the representation of delusional worlds differ from the representation of other “non-mad” mental acts (dreams, fantasies, aspirations) and from other fictional worlds (magic, imaginings, phantoms) — if it does? Contributors are welcome to address these and other questions in a specific work, in a group of works, or in a more general/theoretical reflection, in and across any national tradition(s), literary movement(s) or œuvre(s).


Theoretical or applied contributions focused upon “discourses of madness” in the literary “arena” are invited and will be accorded full and serious consideration.

Manuscripts in English, French German or Italian — not to exceed twenty (25) double-spaced pages, including notes, bibliography and appendices, where applicable — are welcome. Contributions written in any but one’s first (or native) language must be scrupulously reviewed, edited and proofed by a “native” specialist prior to submission.

Format and submission requirements: Papers must prepared in strict accordance with APA (not MLA) guidelines and are to be accompanied by an abstract and 6-8 key words or expressions in English. (A second abstract and set of key words in the language of the article, if not in English, is strongly recommended.)

Submit via email in the form of a WORD document (attachment) to: R.-L. Etienne Barnett (Guest-Editor) at: (primary submission address) with a second copy to (secondary submission address).


Prof. R.-L. Etienne Barnett (Primary Email) (Secondary Email)
Email: (primary email)
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Academic, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities: Imagining Contexts for Mental Illness
Journal of Medical Humanities:

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities: Imagining Contexts for Mental Illness

Guest Editor: Woods Nash

If asked to point to an instance of mental illness, we might gesture toward many things: a person’s behaviors, physical spaces, relationships, and more. Or we might refuse to point at all, choosing instead to offer some sort of description or story. But whatever we would do, our
response would disclose much about our way of imagining a context for that illness—about our way of weaving its texture, so to speak, by incorporating some things (but not others) into our understanding of it. And each way of imagining an illness’s context is significant because it predisposes us to see and address this and other instances of that illness in specific ways. For example, each imagined context sets expectations for what it is to offer a diagnosis and prognosis for that, to uncover its etiology, to treat it (if it’s seen as treatable), and to regard it as worse or cured. In some ways, imagining a mental illness’s context is like drafting a map for a new terrain that one expects to visit again.

Submissions are invited for a special issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities on the theme “Imagining Contexts for Mental Illness.” Submissions to be considered include abstracts for articles, short fiction, poetry, personal essays, comics, and photographs.

Articles should focus on one or more depictions of mental illness in specific films, literary works, or other imaginative representations and should consider the following:

(1) What context does this medium construct for this portrayal of mental illness, and how? For example, what experiences, spaces (e.g., domestic, work, clinical), and relationships (e.g., familial, romantic) does it weave into that depiction? How does it incorporate clinical settings, healthcare providers, therapy, and health/recovery or persistent illness?

(2) What role, if any, do patients’ identities/self-conceptions (or others’ views of them) play in this depiction?

(3) What connections might this portrayal have to culture, genre, narrative, or the history of madness?

(4) What might this way of imagining the context of mental illness teach us about that illness and how it is experienced by patients or others? For example, does this depiction illuminate significant aspects of the illness that clinicians (or others) often neglect? Does it present a novel approach to therapy, a more respectful regard for those who suffer, or something else? And is this depiction misleading in important ways?

Each article must address questions (1) and (4). (Other issues—like those raised by questions (2) and (3)—may also be addressed.) Submissions that focus on portrayals of addiction, depression, anxiety, delusion, schizophrenia, and dementia are especially welcome, as are submissions that bring depictions from two or more media into conversation.

Abstracts for articles should be 500-1,000 words in length and include a working title. They are due by December 19, 2014. By January 23, 2015, authors will receive notification that a full article will be invited or declined. Full articles will be due by May 29, 2015. Authors will receive a final decision regarding publication by August 28, 2015.

Short fiction, poetry, personal essays, comics, and photographs that directly address or resonate with this special issue’s theme will also be considered. They are due by January 23, 2015. Authors of these pieces will receive a final decision regarding publication by March 13, 2015.

All submissions should be prepared for blind review by placing authors’ names and contact information only on a separate cover sheet. Please email submissions to Woods Nash at with the subject heading “JMH submission.” Inquiries may also be
directed to

The Journal of Medical Humanities publishes original papers reflecting its broad perspective on interdisciplinary studies of medicine and medical education. Research findings emerge from three areas of investigation: medical humanities, cultural studies, and pedagogy. Medical
humanities coverage includes literature, history, philosophy, and bioethics as well as areas of the social and behavioral sciences that have strong humanistic traditions. Inquiries based on cultural studies may include multidisciplinary activities involving the humanities; women's, African-American, and other critical studies; media studies and popular culture; and sociology and anthropology. Lastly, pedagogical perspectives elucidate what and how knowledge is made and valued in medicine, how that knowledge is expressed and transmitted, and the ideological basis of medical education.

Woods Nash, MPH, PhD
McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Academic, Clinical Psychologist, Historian, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Arts & Health: Culture and/or Museums and Wellbeing
Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Arts & Health: Culture and/or Museums and Wellbeing

We welcome your submission of papers related to research, theory, and policy for a special issue of Arts & Health coming out in the autumn of 2015. Submissions should have a specific focus on some aspect of culture and/or museums and wellbeing. We are particularly interested in quantitative studies and well-developed qualitative studies that can contribute to a nuanced theoretical understanding of these areas. Submissions related to cultural policy and wellbeing will also be considered.

Please consult the editors if you have specific questions prior to submitting a manuscript. To submit a manuscript go to: Please carefully follow word count limits and manuscript style guidance (APA, 6th ed). Manuscript deadline: 15 March 2015.

Special issue co-editors:

Dr. Helen J. Chatterjee, School of Life and Medical Sciences and Department of Public and Cultural Engagement, University College London

Prof. Paul M. Camic, Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology,

Canterbury Christ Church University

Academic, Health Educator, Health Services Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant