Special Issue on: “Disproportionate Trauma, Stress, and Adversities as a Pathway to Health Disparities among Disenfranchised Groups Globally”
Guest Co-Editors: Maureen A. Allwood and Julian Ford
Globally, low income and disenfranchised groups are disproportionately exposed to traumatic events and severe stressors. Socio-political conflict, forced displacement, and the impact of exposure to community violence are examples of situations that might be most taxing to communities that lack resources and power. Additionally, occurrences of mass violence and hate-based violence are on the rise around the world and may also target vulnerable populations https://istss.org/public-resources/istss-briefing-papers/hate-based-violence.
The effects of such traumas and the lingering stress and adversities may manifest through behavioral and physical health symptoms. To further knowledge regarding how disproportionate stress and trauma might be anchored to disproportionate burden of negative health risk and outcomes globally, we are seeking original manuscripts for a proposed special issue of the Journal of Traumatic Stress, the official journal of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. To assess the feasibility of this special issue, the guest editors will conduct an initial review of manuscripts that focus on a wide-range of traumas, stressors, and adversities, as well as a range of impacted populations from around the globe.
For full consideration for this proposed special issue, a letter of intention to submit and/or a manuscript draft should be received no later than March 15, 2020. Letters of intention and manuscripts should be first submitted to the guest co-editors, Dr. Maureen Allwood at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Julian Ford at email@example.com.
After a brief review of potential contributions, the guest editors will put together a full and detailed proposal for this special issue, which will be submitted to the journal editor for approval. Please email the guest co-editors at the email addresses above with any questions.
Letter of Intent Due: March 15, 2020
- Please include a working title, a brief description of the paper, the current status of the paper (e.g., data analysis, writing in progress, early draft available).
- In the brief description, include information regarding the sample and the country or countries from which the sample(s) were drawn.
- Please also list authors or expected authors and the respective affiliations
Proposed Date for Manuscript Submissions: October 1, 2020