Call for Submissions

Sexuality and Trauma

A Special Issue of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

Special Issue Guest Editors: Melissa Platt, PhD & Alec M. Smidt, MS

Deadline for Submissions: December 31st, 2016

Email for guest editors:

Issues of sexuality– including sexual orientation, sexual behavior, and shame & stigma related to sexual trauma
– are important in many areas of research on psychological trauma and dissociation. To further research in this
area, we are inviting submissions for a special issue of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.

We primarily are seeking reports of original research and comprehensive reviews/meta-analyses of existing
research, but clinical case studies, clinical conceptualization, and theoretical papers also will be considered. All
submissions deemed potentially appropriate by the special issue editors will undergo peer review. They will be
evaluated on their topic relevance, methodological rigor, scientific and/or clinical value, and implications for

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following issues related to sexuality and trauma: sexual
orientation/sexual minority populations (e.g., persons who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, etc.);
sexual behavior; stigma and shame (e.g., following a traumatic experience); concealment and non-disclosure of
sexual orientation; bullying and cyberbullying; discrimination; internalized homophobia; psychological and
physical health outcomes; peritraumatic and posttraumatic dissociation; interpersonal and institutional betrayal;
and victimization and revictimization. Issues of gender identity and expression may also be relevant and
manuscripts addressing these issues are also welcomed. Again, these topics are examples only; the guest editors
are open and interested in accepting submissions related to the overall scope of this special issue.

Complete submissions will be accepted for consideration until December 31st, 2016. Please refer to the journal
website for specific submission requirements (including a submission checklist) and more information about the
Journal of Trauma & Dissociation: Manuscripts should be submitted via
email ( directly to the special issues editors.

We welcome your questions and correspondence prior to submission. Also, interested authors are welcome to
submit abstracts for feedback from the special issue editors regarding the appropriateness of their proposals for
this issue (

If you are interested in serving as a reviewer for this special issue, please contact the special issue editors

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