Dr. Bruce Rollman Guest Edits Special Issue of Psychosomatic Medicine

Call for Papers:
The Impact of Technological Innovation on Biobehavioral and PsychosomaticMedicine

Numerous technological innovations have entered the healthcare system in recent years, and many are of great value in supporting the patient health journey. Still, critical implementation barriers exist at the level of patients, physicians, and healthcare systems. These barriers may hamper widespread use of these innovations in routine clinical practice.

The overall scope of this special issue of Psychosomatic Medicine is to provide a comprehensive overview of technological innovations in psychosomatic research and clinical practice and raise awareness of these innovations so that they may be incorporated into research and clinical practice.  

Potential topics for manuscripts submitted to this Special Issue include:

Use of ambulatory technologies in psychosomatic medicine (e.g., portable psychophysiology, wearable digital sensors, geolocation)
Passive mobile sensing and biobehavioral health
Applying technology to personalize interventions and improve patient and caregiver outcomes
Use and impact of consumer-grade monitoring devices on biobehavioral mechanisms of health and disease
Advances in sensor technology (e.g., smart fabrics, flexible membranes, etc.)
Technological innovations impact on health care disparities and equity
Smart homes and psychosomatic medicine
Augmented and virtual reality
Viewpoints on how technologic innovations will shape biobehavioral psychosomaticmedicine over the next decade

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript for consideration, please submit a preliminary abstract by December 15, 2021. Please submit the abstract using the form available at this link.

Abstracts should be up to 250 words and formatted for Psychosomatic Medicine. We will review abstracts and notify authors whether they will be invited to submit a full manuscript for special issue consideration by January 4, 2022, and we request full manuscript submissions by March 23, 2022. We anticipate that most invited papers will later be accepted for publication. However, all papers will be sent out for external review and final acceptance will be based on the evaluation of the Guest Editors and Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatic Medicine.

Articles will be published ahead-of-print soon after acceptance and later in the print Special Issue (expected in late 2022).

For additional information about this please contact one of the Guest Editors or the journal's Editorial Office editorialoffice@psychosomaticmedicine.org.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions to this Special Issue.

Guest Editors:
Dr. Mirela Habibović
Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Dr. Bruce Rollman
University of Pittsburgh, USA