About the Journal

About the journal

Aims and scope

Why should you publish in EJPT?

Article publishing charge

 

About the journal

European Journal of Psychotraumatology is an Open Access, international, peer reviewed journal, publishing high-quality, original research. Please see the journal’s Aims & Scope for information about its focus and peer-review policy.

Open Access (OA) means you can publish your research so it is free to access online as soon as it is published, meaning anyone can read (and cite) your work. Please see our guide to Open Access for more information. Many funders mandate publishing your research open access; you can check open access funder policies and mandates here.

Aims and scope

The European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT) is a peer-reviewed open access interdisciplinary journal owned by the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS).

Aims: The European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT) aims to engage scholars, clinicians and researchers in the vital issues of how to understand, prevent and treat the consequences of stress and trauma, including but not limited to, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive disorders, substance abuse, burnout, and neurobiological or physical consequences, using the latest research or clinical experience in these areas. and how to intervene in the wide spectrum of post-traumatic situations using the latest research in these areas. The Journal shares ESTSS’s mission to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge about traumatic stress. Papers may address individual events, repeated or chronic (complex) trauma, large scale disasters, or violence.

Being open access, the European Journal of Psychotraumatology is also evidence of ESTSS’s stand on free accessibility of research publications to a wider community via the web.

Scope: The European Journal of Psychotraumatology seeks to attract contributions from academics and practitioners from diverse professional backgrounds, including, but not restricted to, those in mental health, social sciences, and health and welfare services. Contributions from outside Europe are welcome.

The Journal welcomes Original basic and clinical research articles that consolidate and expand the theoretical and professional basis of the field of traumatic stress; Review articles including meta-analyses; Short communications presenting new ideas or early-stage promising research; Study protocols that describe proposed or ongoing research; Case reports examining a single individual or event in a real‑life context; Clinical practice papers sharing experience from the clinic; Letters to the Editor debating articles already published in the Journal; Inaugural Lectures; Conference Abstracts and Book Reviews. Both quantitative and qualitative research is welcome.

The European Journal of Psychotraumatology is open to innovative, unconventional, or inspirational contributions that move the field forward. All research papers undergo strict peer review.

Topics:

  • Assessment, Diagnosis
  • Prevention, Early Interventions
  • Clinical or Interventions Research
  • Complex PTSD, dissociation, long term treatment
  • (Neuro)Biological, Medical, Neuroimaging
  • Physical health, comorbidities
  • Biomarkers, Medication (enhanced) treatment
  • Integrative approaches
  • Life span (Children through old age)
  • Human rights, Social Policy, Refugees, Ethics, Culture
  • Diversity (incl Gender)
  • Community Programs
  • Disaster, Mass Trauma
  • (Sexual) abuse
  • Military, Police, Emergency Services, Aid Workers
  • Research Methodology
  • Internet and Technology
  • Policy, Societal impact
  • Health economics, cost effectiveness
  • Media
  • History

Article publishing charge

Publishing in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology incurs a publication fee.

Members of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) are entitled to a reduced fee as long as membership is in force at the time of submission of the manuscript. Please note that authors only receive the member discount if they do not have Open Access funding.

The standard article publishing charge (APC) for this journal for Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Study Protocols, Clinical Practise Papers and Inaugural Lectures (up to 8 pages, i.e. ca. 6000 words) is:

  • Standard APC: €1250/$1413/£1088
  • If all authors are members of the society: €450/$509/£392
  • If only the corresponding author is a member: €850/$960/£740
  • Articles exceeding 8 typeset pages incur an additional charge of: €87/$98/£76 per page

The APC for Short Communications and Case Reports (up to 4 typeset pages, i.e., ca. 3000 words) is:

  • Standard APC: €750/$848/£653 per page
  • If all authors are members of the society: €275/$311/£239
  • If only the corresponding author is a member: €550/$622/£479
  • Short communications and Case Studies exceeding 4 pages will incur an additional fee of €87/$98/£76 per page.

There is no APC for Letters to the Editor, Book Reviews or Editorials. The APC for Conference Abstractswill be supplied on request.

1 typeset page amounts to circa 800 words.

Depending on your location, these charges may be subject to local taxes.

Find out more about article publishing charges and funding options. More information on Article Publishing Charge discounts and waivers can be found here and information about institutional memberships can be found here.

 

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 2016 Impact Factor of 3.278, 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.

Article publishing charge

Publishing in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology incurs a publication fee.

Members of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) are entitled to a reduced fee as long as membership is in force at the time of submission of the manuscript. Please note that authors only receive the member discount if they do not have Open Access funding.

The standard article publishing charge (APC) for this journal for Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Study Protocols, Clinical Practise Papers and Inaugural Lectures (up to 8 pages, i.e. ca. 6000 words) is:

  • Standard APC: €1250/$1413/£1088
  • If all authors are members of the society: €450/$509/£392
  • If only the corresponding author is a member: €850/$960/£740
  • Articles exceeding 8 typeset pages incur an additional charge of: €87/$98/£76 per page

The APC for Short Communications and Case Reports (up to 4 typeset pages, i.e., ca. 3000 words) is:

  • Standard APC: €750/$848/£653 per page
  • If all authors are members of the society: €275/$311/£239
  • If only the corresponding author is a member: €550/$622/£479
  • Short communications and Case Studies exceeding 4 pages will incur an additional fee of €87/$98/£76 per page.

There is no APC for Letters to the Editor, Book Reviews or Editorials. The APC for Conference Abstractswill be supplied on request.

1 typeset page amounts to circa 800 words.

Depending on your location, these charges may be subject to local taxes.

Find out more about article publishing charges and funding options. More information on Article Publishing Charge discounts and waivers can be found here and information about institutional memberships can be found here.