Deadline Approaching: Stress, Psychoneuroimmunology and Allostasis (Biol Res Nurs)

Deadline: December 5, 2011

BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH FOR NURSING: Integrating Biobehavioral Research into Health Care

SPECIAL ISSUE: Nursing Research in Stress, Psychoneuroimmunology and Allostasis | Guest Editor: Maureen Groer, RN, PhD, FAAN

Investigators are invited to submit manuscripts related to nursing research on stress, immune effects of stress, and allostasis for a special issue of Biological Research for Nursing. Many studies now support the concept that stress leads to immune changes of significance for human health. Allostasis and allostatic load comprise a leading theory of how stress exerts these psychoneuroimmunological effects. Theoretical papers, literature reviews and manuscripts describing studies that include stress and immunity as well as biomarkers of allostatic load will bring together these conceptualizations into an evidence-based paradigm for preventing and intervening in stress-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, allergies and autoimmunity.

Contact the guest editor with queries about appropriate topics or works in progress for the special issue: Maureen Groer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Florida, 12910 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa, Fl 33612 | Email:

Contact the managing editor with questions about the manuscript-submission process: Marnie Wiss, Managing Editor, Tel: 352-335-4195, Fax: 352-378-2731 | Email:

Author guidelines and other information relevant to submission:

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