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Chronic Stress


Editor
Chadi G. Abdallah Yale University, USA
Associate Editor
John H. Krystal Yale University, USA


eISSN: 24705470 | ISSN: 24705470 | Current volume: 1 | Current issue: 1

Journal Highlights

  • Published since 2016
  • Discounted article processing charge: 50% off
  • Avg. 37 days from submission to first decision and 8 weeks from acceptance to online publication
  • Single-blind peer review policy

Chronic Stress is an open access, peer reviewed international journal publishing original and review articles related to all aspects of stress, including preclinical and clinical studies of stress-related psychiatric disorders (e.g. mood, anxiety, and trauma disorders). Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Submission Information

Submit your manuscript at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/chronicstress.
Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.


Open access article processing charge (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC for this journal is currently $750 USD, discounted from the full rate of $1500 USD.

The article processing charge (APC) is payable only if your article is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.


Contact

Please direct any queries to the Managing Editor at lynnette.averill@yale.edu or Assistant Managing Editor at prerana.purohit@yale.edu.

Chronic Stress is a peer-reviewed, open-access, journal publishing original and review articles related to all aspects of stress, including preclinical and clinical studies of stress-related psychiatric disorders (e.g. mood, anxiety, and trauma disorders).

Chronic Stress focuses on the neurobiology, prevention, assessment, and treatment of the behavioral and biological effect of stress. Progress in the field of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience has been hampered by the lack of replicable biosignatures of diagnosis, biomarkers of treatment response, and biological surrogate treatment endpoints. This is especially affected by the fact that psychiatric diagnoses are heterogeneous syndromes and difficult to model preclinically. Conversely, prolonged stress has long been studied preclinically and is a major component of most psychiatric disorders, with a constellation of clinical biological abnormalities that appear to be disease non-specific and primarily related to the negative effects of prolonged stress (e.g. gray matter abnormalities). Chronic Stress highlights translational and clinical reports focusing on biomarkers and treatment of prolonged stress, regardless of the psychiatric diagnosis.

Chronic Stress was created to publish research intended to advance our understanding of the nature and mechanisms of stress, as well as, to contribute to the identification of the biological, behavioral, and social interventions to prevent, assess, and treat the negative effects of stress and to foster and build resilience. It aims to be a leading resource for by scientists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, occupational researchers, and physicians of all medical specialties. Types of papers currently being accepted for peer-review include original research papers, brief reports, research reviews, auto-commentary, correspondence, and commentary.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The neurobiology of mental illnesses
  • The role and the neurobiology of resilience
  • The effects of trauma and stress on the brain
  • The systemic effects of trauma and stress
  • The relationship between mental illnesses and trauma and stress
  • The relationship between medical illnesses and trauma and stress
  • Biological, behavioral, and social interventions to prevent or treat the negative effects of trauma and stress
  • Epidemiology of trauma and stress
  • Social impact of trauma and stress

For more information on the requirements for these papers, please read the complete Submission Guidelines.

Manuscript Submission

Assistant Managing Editor
Chris Averill Yale University, USA
Prerana Purohit, BA Yale University, USA
Managing Editor
Lynnette Averill, PhD Yale University, USA
Commissioning Editor
Christa Walker SAGE Publishing, USA
Editorial Board
Ana Andreazza, Pharm, PhD University of Toronto, Canada
Lior Carmi, PhD Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Hagit Cohen Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Jeremy Coplan, MD State University of New York Downstate, USA
Ronald Duman, PhD Yale University, USA
Irina Esterlis, PhD Yale University, USA
Adriana Feder Icahn School of Medicine, USA
Elbert Geuze, PhD Utrecht University Medical Center, Netherlands
Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira, M.D., Ph.D. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Jenny Guidi, Psy.D., Ph.D. University of Bologna, Italy
Neil Harrison, Ph.D. University of Sussex, UK
Alessandro Ieraci, PhD University of Milan, Italy
Siegfried Kasper, M.D. Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Nastassja Koen, MBChB, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa
Christoph Kraus, MD, PhD Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD University of Western Ontario, Canada
Cheng-Ta Li, M.D., Ph.D. National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Israel Liberzon, PhD University of Michigan, USA
Sanjay Mathew, MD Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Alexander “Sandy” McFarlane, MD University of Adelaide, Australia
Katie McLaughlin, PhD University of Washington, Department of Psychology, USA
Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, MD, MSc, MBA University of Heidelberg, Germany
Euripedes Constantino Miguel, MD University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rajendra Morey, MD Duke University, USA
James Murrough, MD Icahn School of Medicine, USA
Robert Pietrzak, PhD Yale University, USA
Maurizio Popoli, PhD University of Milan, Italy
Jason J. Radley, PhD University of Iowa, USA
Ann Rasmusson, MD Boston University, USA
Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD Harvard University, USA
Rainer Rupprecht University of Regensburg, Germany
Gerard Sanacora, MD, PhD Yale University, USA
Joao R. Sato, DSc Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Steven Southwick, MD Yale University, USA
Dan J. Stein, MD, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa
Tung-Ping Su, MD National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Heike Tost, MD, PhD Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim, Germany
Gregers Wegener, MD, PhD, DSc Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Douglas Williamson, PhD Duke University, USA
Steven H. Woodward, PhD VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA
Joseph Zohar, MD Tel Aviv University, Israel

This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing,
and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals
formulated by the International Committee of
Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site
https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/chronicstress to upload your manuscript. Please note that
manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Chronic Stress will be reviewed.

As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original
work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the
Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published
elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of
any copyright works not owned by you.

Please read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines below before submitting your manuscript here: 

SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT

 

  1. Open Access
  2. Article processing charge (APC)
  3. What do we publish?
    3.1 Aims & scope
    3.2 Article types
    3.3 Writing your paper
    3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 
  4. Editorial policies
    4.1 Peer Review Policy
    4.2 Authorship
    4.3 Acknowledgements
    4.3.1 Writing assistance
    4.4 Funding
    4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    4.6 Research ethics and patient consent
    4.7 Clinical Trials
    4.8 Reporting guidelines
  5. Publishing policies
    5.1 Publication ethics
    5.1.1 Plagiarism
    5.1.2 Prior publication
  6. 5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
  7. Preparing your manuscript
    6.1 Word processing formats
    6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    6.3 Supplementary material
    6.4 Reference style
    6.5 English language editing services
  8. Submitting your manuscript
    7.1 How to submit your manuscript
    7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
    7.3 Information required for completing your submission
    7.4 ORCID
    7.5 Permissions
  9. On acceptance and publication
    8.1 SAGE Production
    8.2 Continuous publication
    8.3 Promoting your article
  10. Further information

 

1. Open Access

Chronic Stress is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer review is made
freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license
and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by the collection of
article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each manuscript upon
acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.

For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open
Access FAQs
.

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2. Article processing charge (APC)

If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge
(APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely
available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licence.

An introductory Article Processing Charge (APC) of $750, discounted from the full rate of $1500, is
available for a limited time. The APC is payable upon acceptance.

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3. What do we publish?

3.1 Aims & scope

Before submitting your manuscript to Chronic Stress, please ensure you have read the Aims &
Scope.

3.2 Article types

Original Research papers should include:
 

Title page

  • Title (up to 150 letters and spaces) Running title (up to 60 letters and spaces) Authors
    (including highest degree)
  • Affiliations (including location of the institution, e.g. New Haven, CT, USA) Emails of all
    authors
  • Contact information of corresponding author
  • Number of words and items for each of the following: abstract, text, figures, tables, and
    references Keywords: 5-10

Abstract

  • Background (recommended word limit is 80)
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion (recommended word limit is 80)
  • Text
  • Introduction (up to 1,500 words)
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion

Acknowledgments (optional)
Funding
Declaration of Conflicting Interests
References
Figure legends (if applicable)
Figures (if applicable)
Tables (is applicable)
Supplemental Materials (optional)

Review, Correspondence, and Commentary papers should include:

Title page

  • Title (up to 150 letters and spaces)
  • Running title (up to 60 letters and spaces)
  • Authors (including highest degree)
  • Affiliations (including location of the institution, e.g. New Haven, CT, USA)
  • Emails of all authors
  • Contact information of corresponding author
  • Number of words and items for each of the following: abstract, text, figures, tables, and
    references
  • Keywords: 5-10
  • For Commentaries, add the phrase “Comment on (citation to your original article).”
    underneath the keywords

Abstract (unstructured; optional for Correspondence)
Text (structure is determined by the authors)
Acknowledgments (optional)
Funding
Delcaration of Conflicting Interests
References
Figure Legends (if applicable)
Figures (if applicable)
Tables (if applicable)

Original Research: These are reports of original data and findings in a topic within the scope of
Chronic Stress. Authors are encouraged to write concise Introduction. Stating the rationale and
study hypotheses in the Introduction is required. Supplement Materials are available, however,
primary methods and findings should be sufficiently described in the body of the paper. While
pilot work of potential significant impact is welcomed, the preliminary nature of the findings
should be highlighted throughout the report. Limitations of the study should be mentioned in
the Discussion. Authors are discouraged of overstating/over-interpreting the report findings.
Brief reports addressing a single or few research questions would be considered. Reports
focusing on the “sustained threat” construct (a.k.a. chronic stress or distress construct) in the
Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) will be prioritized.

Review: These are scholarly reviews of a topic within the scope of Chronic Stress. Authors should
avoid excessive jargon. While summarizing the extent literature in tables is encouraged, the text
of the review should not be a bibliographic annotation of the published literature. Authors
should integrate the data presented, while proposing working models and highlighting the
strengths and weakness of the findings, as well as the future directions of the field. High quality
figures depicting the presented models are encouraged.

Correspondence: These are letters to the editors regarding a report or a letter published in
Chronic Stress.

Commentary: Commentaries are by invitation only. These are short summaries of significant
recent and forthcoming papers, published elsewhere, that provide additional insights, new
interpretations or speculation on the relevant topic. These manuscripts may include models,
which due to space limitations were not included or discussed in the original paper.
Commentaries may be written in free form, meaning that they do not need to be structured as a
research paper, however it must include an abstract of 150-200 words. They should be between
1000-2000 words and have no more than 25 references. Please include keywords for indexing
purposes. Figures are encouraged, but no more than three. Please give your commentary a brief
title and add the phrase “Comment on (citation to your original article).” underneath the
keywords. Commentary material may be peer reviewed at the editor’s discretion.

3.3 Writing your paper

The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to
further resources.

3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 

When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title,
keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search
engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article,
write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway:
How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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4. Editorial policies

4.1 Peer review policy

The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Chronic Stress
utilizes a single-blind peer review process in which the reviewer’s name and information is
withheld from the authorAll manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining
rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief
who then makes the final decision.

As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of six peers who could
be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their
fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware
of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest
include (but are not limited to) the below: 

  • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
  • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
  • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

You will also be asked to nominate peers who you do not wish to review your manuscript
(opposed reviewers).

Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to
assess your manuscript.

The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for
possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by
alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor / Board member will have no
involvement in the decision-making process.

Chronic Stress is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as
such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and
give credit for peer review. Reviewers for Chronic Stress can opt in to Publons in order to claim
their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers
claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name,
reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more
information visit the Publons website.

The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for
possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by
alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no
involvement in the decision-making process.

4.2 Authorship

Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing
authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed
to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all
those who:

(i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition,
analysis or interpretation of data,
(ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
(iii) Approved the version to be published,
(iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public
responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have
participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the
content.

When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the 
individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully
meet the criteria for authorship.

Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone
does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for
authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International
Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines
for more information on
authorship.

4.3 Acknowledgements

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an
Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person
who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support. 

4.3.1 Writing assistance

Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do
not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors
must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of
input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of
Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

4.4 Funding

Chronic Stress requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a
separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author
Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state
that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial,
or not-for-profit sectors.

4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

It is the policy of Chronic Stress to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors
enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of
your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists,
please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.
For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.

4.6 Research ethics and patient consent

Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical
Association Declaration of Helsinki
.

Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct,
Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals
, and all papers
reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant
Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure
that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the
approval number.

For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether
participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.
Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in
the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for
patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally
authorized representative.

Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.

All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics
committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has
adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals
published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.

4.7 Clinical trials

Chronic Stress endorses the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO approved
public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment. However,
consistent with the AllTrials campaign, retrospectively registered trials will be considered if the
justification for late registration is acceptable. The trial registry name and URL, and registration
number must be included at the end of the abstract.

4.8 Reporting guidelines

The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type
of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include
a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should
be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and metaanalyses
should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed
PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The
EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.

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5. Publishing policies

5.1 Publication ethics

SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to
refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the
Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

5.1.1 Plagiarism

Chronic Stress and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of
best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we
always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to
protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked
with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized
other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient
acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to
take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction);
retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's
institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

5.1.2 Prior publication

If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE
journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be
considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in
doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s
Publishing Agreement. Chronic Stress publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses.
The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution Non-Commercial (CC
BY-NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is
properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. For more information, you are advised to
visit SAGE's OA licenses page.

Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder
mandates, made at the author’s request. 

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6. Preparing your manuscript

6.1 Word processing formats

Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files
are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for
left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.
Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our
Author Gateway.

6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please
visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

Figures supplied in color will appear in color online.

6.3 Supplementary material

This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images
etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the
article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files,
which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page. 

6.4 Reference style

Chronic Stress adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Please review the guidelines on
SAGE Vancouver
to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver output file
here.

6.5 Neuroscience- based Nomenclature (NbN-2)

Chronic Stress encourages the use of Neuroscience-based Nomenclature (NbN-2) terminology
for psychotropic medications, as it reflects contemporary pharmacological knowledge, rather
than arbitrary descriptors based on indications or chemical structure. Please download the free
app for NbN-2 (http://nbnomenclature.org/) and the Instructions for Authors
(http://nbnomenclature.org/authors).

While you are welcome to use NbN-2 throughout the manuscript, as a minimum requirement
we ask that on first mention in the paper, substances are referred to by their NbN-2
classification and that all substances studied in the paper receive NbN-2 compliant keywords
(e.g. ten pharmacological domains and nine mode of action).

6.6 English language editing services

Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript
formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit
SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information. 

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7. Submitting your manuscript

7.1 How to submit your manuscript

Chronic Stress is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system
powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/chronicstress to
login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to
create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely
that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript
online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title,
keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search
engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your
article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author
Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

7.3 Information required for completing your submission

Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and
telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should
be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the
submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must
match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the
required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files
(including reporting guidelines where relevant).

7.4 ORCID

As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process
SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID
provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher
and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission,
supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that
their work is recognized.

We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their
ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one
here.

7.5 Permissions

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any
illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further
information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our
Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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8. On acceptance and publication

If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the
contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been check for SAGE Production,
the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link.
Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online
within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the
APC has been received.

8.1 SAGE Production

Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the
production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be
returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all
author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and
that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there
are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign
a form authorizing the change.

8.2 Online publication

One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to
publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully
citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time
it will be completely free to view and download for all. 

8.3 Promoting your article

Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is
as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help
you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich,
share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact
with Kudos

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9. Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission
process should be sent to the Chronic Stress editorial office as follows:

Managing Editor: Lynnette Averill, PhD | lynnette.averill@yale.edu
Assistant Managing Editor: Prerana Purohit | prerana.purohit@yale.edu

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