Call for Papers

Special Issue Call for Papers: Metabolic Psychiatry

There is robust evidence about the critical interrelationships among nutrition, metabolic function (e.g., brain metabolism, insulin sensitivity, diabetic processes, body weight, among other factors), inflammation and mental health, a growing area of research now referred to as “Metabolic Psychiatry.” This special issue of Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science will focus on work outlining or contributing to our understanding of the associations among these metabolic factors and mental health, both in terms of risk factors for the development of mental health challenges and potential treatments for a range of psychiatric disorders, including work in both humans and animal models. Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science welcomes empirical papers, systematic reviews, or meta-analyses that explore potential mechanisms and implications of the interrelationships of nutrition, metabolic function, inflammation and mental health, as well as additional factors that fit with a focus on metabolic psychiatry.

We invite submissions by October 15, 2022, with a goal of publishing the special issue in early 2023. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Authors should indicate that the submission is intended for the special issue. For questions, contact the editorial office at [email protected].

About Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science

Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science is an official journal of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and part of the Biological Psychiatry family of journals. Companion titles include Biological Psychiatry and Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. The Society’s purpose is to promote excellence in scientific research and education in fields that investigate the nature, causes, mechanisms, and treatments of disorders of thought, emotion, and behavior. In accord with this mission, this open-access, peer-reviewed, rapid-publication, international journal promotes open dissemination of research by publishing basic, translational, and clinical contributions from scientists across the world in all disciplines, research areas, and research methods relevant to the pathophysiology and treatment of major psychiatric disorders.

The journal publishes novel results of original research which represent an important new lead or significant impact on the field, including those addressing genetic and environmental risk factors, neural circuitry, neurochemistry, hormonal function, and computational understanding across the lifespan, as well as important new therapeutic approaches. Reviews, meta-analyses, and commentaries that focus on topics of key research and broad interest are also encouraged, as well as pre-registered reports.