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Journal overview

The European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT) is a peer-reviewed open access interdisciplinary journal owned by the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS).

Aims: The European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT) aims to engage scholars, clinicians and researchers in the vital issues of how to understand, prevent and treat the consequences of stress and trauma, including but not limited to, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive disorders, substance abuse, burnout, and neurobiological or physical consequences, using the latest research or clinical experience in these areas. The journal shares ESTSS’ mission to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge about traumatic stress. Papers may address individual events, repeated or chronic (complex) trauma, large scale disasters, or violence.

Being open access, the European Journal of Psychotraumatology is also evidence of ESTSS’ stand on free accessibility of research publications to a wider community via the web.

Scope: The European Journal of Psychotraumatology seeks to attract contributions from academics and practitioners from diverse professional backgrounds, including, but not restricted to, those in mental health, social sciences, and health and welfare services. Contributions from outside Europe are welcome.

The journal welcomes original basic and clinical research articles that consolidate and expand the theoretical and professional basis of the field of traumatic stress; Review articles including meta-analyses; short communications presenting new ideas or early-stage promising research; study protocols that describe proposed or ongoing research; case reports examining a single individual or event in a real‑life context; clinical practice papers sharing experience from the clinic; letters to the Editor debating articles already published in the Journal; inaugural Lectures; conference abstracts and book reviews. Both quantitative and qualitative research is welcome.

The European Journal of Psychotraumatology is open to innovative, unconventional, or inspirational contributions that move the field forward. All research papers undergo strict peer review.


  • Assessment, Diagnosis
  • Prevention, Early Interventions
  • Clinical or Interventions Research
  • Complex PTSD, dissociation, long term treatment
  • (Neuro)Biological, Medical, Neuroimaging
  • Physical health, comorbidities
  • Biomarkers, Medication (enhanced) treatment
  • Integrative approaches
  • Life span (Children through old age)
  • Human rights, Social Policy, Refugees, Ethics, Culture
  • Diversity (incl Gender)
  • Community Programs
  • Disaster, Mass Trauma
  • (Sexual) abuse
  • Military, Police, Emergency Services, Aid Workers
  • Research Methodology
  • Internet and Technology
  • Policy, Societal impact
  • Health economics, cost effectiveness
  • Media
  • History
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