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Welcome to the Understanding and Preventing Suicide Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING SUICIDE

Submit to PLOS ONE to help understand and reduce one of the world’s major public health issues.

Deadline October 30, 2020

SUBMIT TO PLOS ONE

Guest Editors

Jo Robinson

University of melbourne
Australia

Merike Sisask

Tallinn University
estonia

Kairi Kõlves

Griffith University
australia

Maria Oquendo

University of Pennsylvania
usa

Scope & Topics

Suicide is a major public health issue and is a frequent cause of death worldwide. Risk of suicide is determined by a complex interaction of predisposing and precipitating determinants and understanding the issue requires an appreciation of the interplay between societal, psychological, spiritual, clinical, and biological factors. PLOS ONE is launching this Call for Papers to highlight ongoing and emerging research in this important area. The broad scope of PLOS ONE facilitates publication of the interdisciplinary research necessary to better understand and prevent suicidal behaviour.

Articles should be submitted by October 30, 2020. Accepted articles that fall into the scope described above will be included in a Collection that will be published in Spring 2021.

From our Guest Editor, Jo Robinson:

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and suicide prevention is a key government priority in many countries. However, without high quality evidence regarding the risk and protective factors, or regarding what does and does not work in suicide prevention, it is impossible to focus resources effectively.

This call for papers aims to bring together high-quality evidence from around the world that will inform the whole spectrum of suicide prevention efforts going forward. We particularly welcome innovative intervention studies, studies that focus on vulnerable minority populations, and studies that reflect the voice of people with lived experience.”

Example Topics

Interventional studies, including e-interventions

Research in groups vulnerable for suicidality

Qualitative and mixed methods

Lived experience

Socioeconomic, environmental and other societal risk factors for suicide 

Neurobiology of suicidal behavior

Epidemiology of suicide

Assessing risk of suicidal behavior

Suicide bereavement and postvention

Psychological and psychiatric factors contributing towards suicide

suicidology research AT PLOS ONE

650+

PLOS ONE publications RELATED TO understanding and preventing suicide

12,000+

Total citations for related PLOS ONE papers

18.8

citations per related PLOS ONE paper

43

average days to first decision for related PLOS ONE Papers

 
“I published with PLOS ONE because I love the idea that acceptance is based on quality of the work, not whether it's trendy or "important" in the eyes of a few editors. I also support PLOS ONE's Open Access policy, so people outside of academia can access it, and the journal's support of transparency in research (i.e. making the data available)
PLOS ONE author Alison Turnbull from the USA
     
 
aRTICLES EXEMPLIFYING THE SCOPE

“How to Decrease Suicide Rates in Both Genders? An Effectiveness Study of a Community-Based Intervention (EAAD)” and more

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Mention the Understanding and Preventing Suicide Call for Papers in your cover letter. The Collection will publish April 2021.

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Journal Information

PLOS ONE publishes primary research across all areas of science, including interdisciplinary research. Research articles are selected for scientific rigor rather than perceived impact.

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