International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Journal of Traumatic Stress


The Journal of Traumatic Stress is the official publication of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. It is an interdisciplinary forum for the publication in English of peer-reviewed original papers on biopsychosocial aspects of traumatic stress from authors around the world.

Papers present empirical research and can focus on diagnosis, assessment, treatment, prevention, education and training, cultural aspects of traumatic stress, and legal and policy concerns. Meta-analyses are also published. This list is not exhaustive but does capture the core emphases.

The Journal of Traumatic Stress serves as a primary reference for professionals who study and treat a broad diversity of people exposed to events of traumatic stress with life threat in some form, such as war, disaster, accident, violence or abuse, or hostage-taking across all nations and populations.

The Journal publishes regular articles, brief reports, commentaries on articles appearing in the journal, and, from time to time, special sections or issues devoted to a single topic.

The Journal of Traumatic Stress is published bi-monthly in February, April, June, August, October and December.

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