Call for papers: Psychosomatic Medicine


Psychosomatic medicine is a branch of medicine that studies psychosomatic interactions. It focuses on etiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of psychosomatic diseases. Due to long-term neglect of psychosomatic diseases in typical medicine practice, the difficulties and errors in diagnosis for psychosomatic diseases have formed a great burden on patients and their families, as well as hospitals and society.

In addition, psychosomatic medicine is widely intersected with disciplines like psychiatry, medical psychology, behavioral medicine, social medicine, biology, neurochemistry and immunology. As interdisciplinary research is highly advocated nowadays, which encourages in-depth innovation, the development of psychosomatic medicine is becoming more and more important and urgent.

This special issue welcomes contributions from scholars in psychosomatic medicine and encourages interdisciplinary researches from other fields. Relevant manuscripts are free of review fees, English proofreading fees, and OA edition fees. Excellent manuscripts in non-English are assisted in translation as well. The special issue supports contributions in the following areas (but not limited to):

  • Translation studies for psychosomatic comorbidities
  • Anxiety and related psychosomatic disorders
  • Psychosomatic digestive comorbidity and its brain intestinal bacterial axis mechanism
  • Psychosomatic rheumatism and related pain
  • Psychosomatic medicine for the elderly or children
  • Multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of somatic symptoms/disorders
  • The role of traditional Chinese medicine in psychosomatic medicine


Manuscript types:

Original research, Systematic reviews, Meta-analyses, Forum, Research methods in psychiatry.

For more information on article formatting and guidelines, please visit our instructions for authors. Please mention the special issue name in your cover letter upon submission.

Submission deadline:

The call for submissions is now closed


Liya Sun, Scientific Editor,


Guest Editors

Yonggui Yuan, M.D./P.hD. Professor of Psychiatry

Yonggui Yuan, M.D./P.hD. Professor of Psychiatry. Director of Psychosomatic Department, affiliated Zhongda hospital of Southeast University. Excellent key medicine of Jiangsu Province, the second talent training object of the fifth “333 Project” of Jiangsu Province, the leader of the professional innovation team of “Strengthening Science, Education and Health” in Jiangsu Province, and the International Psychosomatic Medicine Jiangsu Province Member of the Psychological Branch of the Medical Association, and visiting scholar to the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Florida. He is also the chair of the Chinese Medical Psychosomatic Society, designated chair of the Psychiatry Association of Jiangsu Medical Association, and chair of the Professional Committee of the Jiangsu Provincial Psychological Branch. He is the former director of the Psychosomatic and Behavioral Medicine Association and the vice president of the Psychiatry Branch of the Jiangsu Physician Association.

Lu Zheng, M.D./P.hD

Lu Zheng, M.D./P.hD. Professor of Psychiatry. Director of Psychiatry Department, affiliated Tongji hospital of Tongji University. Leader of “psychiatric discipline”, a key clinical discipline. Leader of “department of psychiatry” key clinical specialty in Shanghai. The title of the third session “people’s good doctor of the year”, the “famous doctor” of Tongji university. Vice director of the Psychiatrists Branch of the Chinese Medical Doctor Association. Executive vice director of the Psychosomatic Research Branch of the Chinese Medical and Health Association. Vice director of Psychiatry Branch of Shanghai Medical Association. The committee member of the 6th Chinese Psychiatric Association. Vice director of Shanghai Psychiatric Association. Standing director of China Mental Health Association, member of Psychosomatic Medicine Special Committee. Standing director of Shanghai Mental Health Association.

Wenhao Jiang

Wenhao Jiang, M.D./Ph.D./Ph.D. He received a doctoral degree in Neurology from the Southeast University and a doctoral degree in psychology from the Georgia State University. His main research interests included imaging genetic studies in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. He participated in the data analysis and coordinating phase of the ENIGMA schizophrenia project. He also participated in the remission of ADHD adults study held by the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science. He has published eight related articles and received an early career researcher award from the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics.