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American Psychologist invites submissions for a special issue on “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Translation to Action.”

Special Issue Aims

A special issue on the topic of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is intended to articulate critical concepts, to demonstrate the significance and relevance of psychological research and practice, and to catalyze further efforts to develop effective programs and policies that reflect current science.

The goal of this special issue is to publish articles that encompass the range of work being conducted in research, practice, programs, and policy in psychology and allied disciplines. This emphasis is captured in its subtitle: “Translation to Action.”

We invite authors to propose papers that synthesize conceptualizations and research within the ACEs framework broadly defined and to offer new and innovative approaches that reflect the emphasis on the scientific base in psychology and the Translation to Action theme.

Manuscript Submission

Submission deadline for a 2-page Letter of Intent for the special issue is November 1, 2019. The Letter of Intent should include author names and affiliations, manuscript title, and an abstract that outlines the proposed submission.

Abstracts should clearly convey how the proposed manuscript will address the goals of the special issue.

Invitations to submit a full-length manuscript will be sent by December 15, 2019.

The deadline for full manuscript submissions is March 1, 2020.

All submitted manuscripts will undergo editorial review, and those meeting criteria will be referred for masked peer review.

Thus, invitation to submit a manuscript does not guarantee inclusion in the special issue.

Letters of Intent, as well as any questions, should be directed to Dr. PortwoodDr. Lawler, and Dr. Roberts.

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the manuscript submission guidelines on the American Psychologisthomepage and submitted electronically via the journal’s manuscript submission portal.

Please specify in all correspondence and submissions that your work is intended for the special issue on “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Translation to Action.”

The Editors look forward to receiving paper proposals and manuscripts.

Those interested may learn more at the official call, here