Call for Proposals: Special Issue on ACEs and Systemic Inequality

The University of Central Florida's School of Social Work invites researchers to submit proposals for a special issue on adverse childhood experiences and systemic inequality. The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2024, and the issue will be published in the peer-reviewed, open access journal Translational Neuroscience.

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Call for Proposals: Special Issue on ACEs and Systemic Inequality

Call for Proposals: Special Issue on ACEs and Systemic Inequality

The University of Central Florida's School of Social Work is inviting researchers to submit proposals for a special issue on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and systemic inequality. The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2024.

Why this matters: Understanding the root causes of ACEs and their impact on systemic inequality can inform evidence-based policies and practices that promote social justice and equity. By addressing these issues, researchers can contribute to reducing health disparities and improving overall well-being in marginalized communities.

The special issue, to be published in the peer-reviewed, open access journal Translational Neuroscience, aims to explore the environmental causes and upstream factors contributing to ACEs and their impact on systemic inequality. Researchers are encouraged to submit proposals that address these critical topics and provide insights into the complex relationships between ACEs, inequality, and social determinants of health.

Recognized experts in the discipline will manage the special issue as guest editors, promoting the issue, pre-screening manuscripts, handling the peer-review process, and making decisions about submissions. Proposals should be submitted via the online submission system, Editorial Manager.

Translational Neuroscience publishes original research papers, review articles, and communications on topics related to the structure and functioning of the brain and nervous system, mental health, and psychology. The journal aims to provide a closer interaction between basic and clinical neuroscientists to expand understanding of brain structure, function, and disease, and translate this knowledge into clinical applications and novel therapies for nervous system disorders.

Manuscripts should be written in DOC, DOCX, RTF, or LATEX formats. Authors are strongly advised to submit the final version of the paper using the journal's LaTeX Template. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission. Ethical conduct of research and conflict of interest guidelines must be followed.

The journal follows the De Gruyter Guidelines on Publishing Ethics. Detailed information on editorial policy, publication ethics, and instructions for authors can be found in the Supplementary Materials section.

This special issue offers a unique opportunity for researchers to share their expertise and contribute to the growing body of knowledge on ACEs and systemic inequality. By exploring the root causes of these issues, researchers can inform evidence-based practices and policies that promote social justice and equity.

Key Takeaways

  • UCF's School of Social Work invites proposals for a special issue on ACEs and systemic inequality.
  • Deadline for submissions is February 29, 2024.
  • Research aims to inform evidence-based policies and practices promoting social justice and equity.
  • Proposals should explore environmental causes and upstream factors contributing to ACEs and inequality.
  • Submissions will be published in the peer-reviewed, open access journal Translational Neuroscience.