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Understanding and Preventing Suicide Call for Papers
Submit to PLOS ONE to help understand and reduce one of the world’s major public health issues. Deadline November 20, 2020.Submit to PLOS ONE
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.
- 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
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.
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University of Pennsylvania, USA
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