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Call for papers: Sleep disorders in women or female gendered individuals

This collection of articles aims to present a more complete picture from in-utero brain development, the microbiome of the infant, pubertal hormonal contribution, pregnancy association developmental changes in the mother, and menopausal transitions to old age. In addition to research into changes associated with female hormones’ effects during gender transition. 

Submissions of original research and review articles on the topic are encouraged.


Clete A Kushida, Stanford University, USA

Announcing the launch of In Review

Sleep Science and Practice, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Reasons to publish in Sleep Science and Practice

  • Multidisciplinary focus, including neurology, psychiatry and respiratory sleep research
  • Editorial Board of leading experts from the Americas, Asia and Europe
  • High visibility – permanent, unrestricted, free online access
  • High-quality peer review service

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About the Editor

Dr Clete A Kushida is a Neurologist and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, Division Chief and Medical Director of Stanford Sleep Medicine, and Director of the Stanford Center for Human Sleep Research. He is President of the World Sleep Society. Dr Kushida has conducted basic and clinical sleep research since 1977, and served as principal investigator for many large-scale studies. His research interests include the anatomic and physiologic changes associated with sleep apnea, management of restless legs syndrome, and countermeasures for sleep loss. He has authored or edited over 200 publications, as well as authored or edited six books, including serving as Editor-in-Chief of the largest publication on the field of sleep to date, the Encyclopedia of Sleep (4 volumes, 429 chapters, 748 authors).

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Speed
    31 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    239 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
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