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Call for Papers: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology

News Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 13:15

Special Issue for April 2020 on:

Advancing the Translation Between Clinical and Preclinical Models of Individual Differences in Vulnerability in Substance Use Disorders

This special issue will provide an overview of current translational research from both human and nonhuman animal researchers investigating individual difference factors in vulnerability to drug and alcohol use disorders. The goal of this special issue is to highlight translational clinical and preclinical research and to catalyze future translational approaches in the field. We encourage submission of review articles and original research reports in these areas, including individual difference factors in environmental, trait, and/or genetic domains. We encourage research that is translational in nature and would be especially interested in paired-research articles from different laboratories that are investigating the same individual difference factors across clinical and preclinical models. If submitting paired articles, authors are also invited to submit a comment on that set of articles. Nonhuman animal research that is translatable to the human conditions and human research that can be back translated to a nonhuman model are preferred. Papers addressing a variety of substances, including alcohol, marijuana, stimulants, and opiates, and their disorders, are welcome.

Researchers in this area may submit review articles or primary research reports to Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology to be considered for inclusion in this special issue. Manuscripts should be submitted as usual through the APA Online Submission Portal (, and the cover letter should indicate that the authors wish the manuscript to be considered for publication in the special issue on Advancing the Translation Between Clinical and Preclinical Models of Individual Differences in Vulnerability to Substance Use Disorders.  All submissions will undergo our normal peer review. Manuscripts received no later than October 1, 2019 will be considered for inclusion in the special issue. We strongly encourage individuals to contact the guest editors in advance with their ideas and a draft of the title and abstract.

Questions or inquiries about the special issue can be directed to the Guest Editors of the issue, Melissa A. Cyders, PhD, at or Dustin J. Stairs, PhD, at, or the Editor, William W. Stoops, PhD at


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