Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Psychological, Behavioral, Interpersonal Effects

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Psychological, Behavioral, Interpersonal Effects: Special Issue

Journal of Forensic Psychology is pleased to announce Special issue on “Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Psychological, Behavioral, Interpersonal Effects”.

Rarely has the threat of disease occupied so much of our thinking heightened anxiety, with immediate effects on our mental health. For weeks, almost every newspaper has stories about the coronavirus pandemic on its front page; radio and TV programmes have back-to-back coverage on the latest death tolls; and depending on who you follow, social media platforms are filled with frightening statistics, practical advice or gallows humour.

As others have already reported, this constant bombardment can result in . But the constant feeling of threat may have other, more insidious, effects on our psychology. Due to some deeply evolved responses to disease, fears of contagion lead us to become more conformist and tribalistic, and less accepting of eccentricity. Our moral judgements become harsher and our social attitudes more conservative when considering issues such as immigration or sexual freedom and equality. Daily reminders of disease may even sway our political affiliations.

With the same purpose our Journal “Forensic Psychology” is announcing Special issue Call for paper on “Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Psychological, Behavioral, Interpersonal Effects”. We welcome both solicited and unsolicited submissions that will contribute to this special issue.


Submission Process

  1. Special issue articles can include both original unpublished research articles and review articles related to the specific theme
  2. Manuscripts will be accepted for publishing in the special issue only after getting approved by the peer review committee.
  3. All the articles in special issues should strictly adhere to journal style and formatting.
  4. Each special issue can be created with 5-7 articles.
  5. All accepted manuscripts can be submitted online via or through an email id to [email protected]
  6. Submission should be accompanied by a cover letter with reference to the concerned special issue theme.

Please visit Instruction for authors page to know more about article formatting and guidelines: