The PPCR Journal editorial team will decide to release a special issue on a topic that is particularly current, or to coincide with an important event or conference 

The editorial team can invite guest editors and commission papers from colleagues in the field or the team may choose to put out a call for papers (as announcement in the website and social media). In this call for papers announcement, we will detail the requirements for submission (deadline, topics, publication type, etc.) 

Notes for Authors 

  • The submitted papers for a special issue will pass for all the rigorous editorial steps as for normal submission (submission checklist, double-blind peer review). Therefore, being invited to contribute a paper to a special issue is not a guarantee of publication. 
  • Read journal policies, author guidelines, and call for papers announcement carefully, ensuring the manuscript meets all requirements before submission. 
  • Indicate "This article is for the special issue …..." in cover letter when submitting. 
  • Submit the manuscript by the deadline. Overdue submissions may be excluded from the special issue and processed as regular submissions. 
  • Submit the manuscript via the Online Submission System.

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline - November 2020)

Special Issue: “Neuromodulation in Adult and Child Psychiatry, Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Neuroscience Research”

As the neuromodulation field continues to expand, with increasing evidence of its potential, updating itself with the passing of time with new technology, wearable smaller devices, remote-controlled devices, and new behavioral techniques, further research is necessary to establish its efficacy and safety as formal therapeutic options for different conditions. Therefore, we are creating this special issue to boost this needed science progress together with the XII International Neuromodulation Symposium.

This call for papers includes, but is not limited, to the following topics:

  • Neuromodulation in healthy population
  • Neuromodulation for neurological disorders
  • Neuromodulation and treatment of psychiatric conditions
  • Invasive and non-invasive techniques
  • Central and peripheral stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, etc.
  • Mindfulness, meditation, neurofeedback as techniques of neuromodulation
  • Neuromodulation in neuroscience research
  • Neuromodulation in rehabilitation research
  • Neuromodulation in neurosurgery

For author’s information please see the following link:


CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline - February 2021)

Special Issue: “Clinical research education during COVI-19 pandemic: challenges and future perspectives.” 

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on educational systems worldwide, from elementary to higher education institutions. In response to this crisis, the ideas of remote learning and digitally-enabled approaches are emerging as important solutions. However, several challenges hamper a high-quality education during this time, such as the lack of teacher training, student-centered approaches, and online infrastructure. This special issue aims to provide a just-in-time platform to share experiences and lessons about the transfer of knowledge during this time of pandemic and perhaps serve as a starting point for deep educational reform in the near future.  

 This call for papers includes, but not limited, to the following topics:  

  • COVID-19 impacts on clinical research education (locally, regional, and worldwide)
  • The use of technology-enhanced learning
  • Successful implementation of online educational programs. 
  • Application of innovative technologies for remote learning.
  • Effects on students, teachers, parents, and educational administrators. 

For author’s information, please see the following link: