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Guest Editors:

Luigi Grassi, MD, MPhil, University of Ferrara, Italy
Daniel McFarland, DO, MS, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Michelle Riba, MD, MS, University of Michigan, USA

Submission Status: Open until 4 September 2024

Intergenerational psychiatry

Guest Editor
Alessandro Rodolico, MD, PhD, University of Catania, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 10 August 2024

Stem cell models in psychiatry

Guest Editors:
Biju Viswanath, MD, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India
Zhexing Wen, PhD, Emory University, USA

Submission Status: Open until 25 July 2024

Human psychopharmacology: Efficacy and effectiveness of CNS drugs in psychiatric disorders

Guest Editors:
Renato de Filippis: University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Mohammadreza Shalbafan: Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Submission Status: Open until 1 May 2024

Adult ADHD

Guest Editors:
Akira Iwanami: Showa University, Japan
Thais Martins-Silva: Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Alexandra Philipsen: University Hospital Bonn, Germany

Submission Status: Open until 3 May 2024

ICD-11 and mental disorders: important changes, controversies, and future directions

Guest Editor:
Florian Seemüller
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

Submission Status: Open until 12 April 2024

Patient involvement in psychiatric research

Guest Editors:
Kirsten M. Fiest
University of Calgary, Canada
Angela King: Patient Partner, United Kingdom
Iain Lang: University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Kristine Russell: Patient Partner, Canada

Submission Status: Open until 24 March 2024


Sleep problems and psychopathology

Guest Editors:
Hsi-Chung Chen: National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues: Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Microbiome and psychiatric disorders

Guest Editors:
Kazi Farhana Afroz: Emory University, USA
Shaohua Hu: Zhejiang University, China
Mirko Manchia: University of Cagliari, Italy

First episode psychosis

Guest Editors:
Shuichi Suetani: Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Australia
Wei Wang: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Smartphone and internet addiction

Guest Editors:
Chung-Ying Lin: National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Amir H. Pakpour: Jönköping University, Sweden
Zubair Ahmed Ratan: University of Wollongong, Australia


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