Submission Deadline

  • December 1, 2014


The editorial staff of Psychological Services® is extending an invitation for manuscripts to be considered for a special issue on military sexual trauma (MST).

MST is a term used by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to refer to rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment that occurs during military service.

Understanding the complexity of the psychological health needs of those who have experienced MST and offering interventions to address the unique needs of this particular topic is critically important.

This special issue is devoted to enhancing the professional knowledge base related to the psychological health needs of this special topic and what can be done to address those needs within public sector settings. Pre-enlistment exposure to adverse life events and MST symptom manifestation and treatment are of interest as well as the relationship of posttraumatic stress disorder and MST.

Meta-analytic papers, theoretical-based papers, and empirical papers will also be considered for submission.

To promote the utility of this special issue, all papers submitted must have a clinical application section that outlines the importance of the findings for psychologists in public service.

The deadline for receipt of papers for this special issue is December 1, 2014.

Dr. Michi Fu will work in collaboration with Dr. Tracy Sbrocco, who has agreed to serve as a guest co-editor.

Please follow the Psychological Services Instructions to Authors.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the Manuscript Submission Portal.

Please specify in your cover letter that the submission is intended for the special issue on military sexual trauma, and address your letter to Dr. Michi Fu, Associate Editor.

All manuscripts submitted will be initially screened by the editorial board and then sent out for masked peer review, if evaluated as appropriate for the journal.

We hope you will consider submitting your next paper for review and consideration to be published in Psychological Services.

For further questions related to this special section, please contact Dr. Michi Fu or Dr. Tracy Sbrocco.

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