Behavioural Pharmacology publishes an annual Special Issue dedicated to an area of particular current interest. The editors are pleased to announce that the topic of the 2014 Special Issue will be the Behavioural Pharmacology of Stress. We are primarily interested in using this Special Issue to explore research that furthers understanding of the relationships between stress and mental and physical health, and the mechanisms underlying those effects. Accordingly, the primary focus will be on chronic stress paradigms and paradigms in which acute stress has been shown to have lasting consequences.
We now invite behavioural pharmacologists working in the area of stress, to submit reports of original, unpublished empirical studies, for inclusion in the Special Issue. Review papers are also welcome, but as the Special Issue may include a number of invited reviews, these should be discussed with the Editors at an early stage to avoid duplication. Also, please ask one of the Editors if you are uncertain whether a report of your research would be suitable for inclusion.
Whenever possible, Behavioural Pharmacology Special Issues are designed to synergize with the biennial workshops organized by the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society, and this Special Issue will be timed to coincide with the EBPS Workshop on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder that will be held in Rehovot, Israel in September 2014.
All papers should be submitted online at www.editorialmanager.com/bpharm. Contributors are advised to submit as early as possible, and should aim to do so before the end of February 2014. Later submissions might be accepted, but the later your submission is received, the higher the likelihood that it may miss the publication deadline. We guarantee, however, that any submission that meets quality standards but is accepted too late for inclusion in the Special Issue will be published as soon as possible thereafter.
Paul Willner (Editor),
Jack Bergman (Associate Editor) and
Louk Vanderschuren (Associate Editor)