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Call for Papers Gun Violence: Risk, Consequences, and Prevention

Epidemiologic Reviews, a sister publication of the American Journal of Epidemiology, is devoted to publishing comprehensive and critical reviews on specific themes once a year. For the last several years, Epidemiologic Reviews has ranked one or two in impact factor out of about 160 journals. The theme of the 2016 issue will be Gun Violence: Risk, Consequences, and Prevention.

Submission of review articles is now solicited on content and method topics for this theme. Examples include the relationship between gun laws and homicide, the risk attributed to mental illness, suicide risk attributed to availability and accessibility of guns, the role of guns in domestic violence, the relationship between substance abuse and gun violence, trends in emergency medical response and case-fatality rates, risk factors and prevention of mass shooting,  peer influences on perpetration and victimization risks, efficacy of law enforcement interventions directed at gun violence, and community and societal characteristics associated with risk for gun violence. Please note that reviews on other epidemiologic aspects of gun violence are also welcome.

Manuscripts may be up to 6,000 words exclusive of the abstract, tables, figures, and references. All papers must be reviews of studies that are mostly epidemiologic in nature; a report of a single study is not acceptable. Provide explicit details of the method of literature search and use systematic reviews or meta-analysis whenever possible.

Consult the journal website for acceptable format:

Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts by December 15, 2014, to allow for early editorial input. Abstracts should be emailed to the editor-in-chief ( Complete manuscripts are due March 2, 2015; these may be submitted even if abstracts have not been sent. Submit manuscripts online at