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EXTENDED DEADLINE TO 1st SEPTEMBER: Prevention of femicide: explanations and effective solutions

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research

Prevention of femicide: explanations and effective solutions

Call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research

EXTENDED call for papers. NEW deadline September 1st 2016

Guest editors
Anna Costanza Baldry, Professor Forensic and Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, Second University of Naples.
Marie Josè Maghales, Professor of Sociology of Arts Education, Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education, University of Porto.
Dr. Marceline Naudi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Gender Studies, Faculty for Social Wellbeing.

About the edition

While there is a substantial amount of research investigating domestic violence and in particular intimate partner violence, its prevalence, nature and consequences, published research on the prevention of such forms of violence and of the most extreme consequence of IPV, i.e. intimate partner homicide (IPH), identified also as ‘femicide’, is not consistent and often fails to address individual as well as social and community approaches.  Research often lacks a sound theoretical as well as methodological approach in its application to policies. Identified lethality risk factors are few and tend not to differ from those identified in relation to IPV. There is a need for understanding what happens in victims’ and perpetrators’ lives and in their relationships which affects these crimes leading even to killing.

We hear a lot about women victims of IPV being killed despite provisions, police prevention strategies, campaigns, laws and services being in place. Learning more about the psycho-social context of IPV and IPH and about violence in relationships can be of extremely relevant for effective polices and prevention of femicides.

This special issue of JACPR aims to advance our understanding of dynamics of intimate partner violence and its relationship with femicide as well as our understanding of the psycho-social mechanisms related to those women who might be more at risk than others of becoming victims and to those men of becoming perpetrators or who do end up being so.
While all submissions will be considered, the following topics are of particular interest:

  1. Nature and prevalence of intimate partner violence with a sound theoretical background exploring why some women leave the violent partner while others stay, and how this relates to increased risk of revictimisation and possible intimate partner homicide.
  2. Individual and contextual correlates and predictors of intimate partner violence and its relationships with femicide and its prevention.
  3. Evidence based treatment programmes for perpetrators of IPV and for men sentenced for killing their partner, having a sound theoretical approach, addressing risks factors and the risk of re-offending. 
  4. Social norms regulating such crimes and their effect on the risk of occurrence and their implication for policy makers and awareness raising campaigns. 
  5. Evidence-based prevention of re-victimisation in intimate partner violence and of femicide.

Submission criteria and review policy

Submissions must be in the range of 4,000 to 6,000 words (including title page, main body of the article, footnotes, references, tables, & figures), excluding the abstract.  Authors should consider this length carefully in designing manuscripts, and aim to be consistent with the brief report format of the journal. The abstract must be no longer than 150 words. 

Manuscript submissions will be considered starting as soon as possible, continuing on a rolling basis until  September 1st 2016 or until the edition has accepted a sufficient number of papers.  All papers will be reviewed using a blind peer review policy, necessitating submission of the manuscript with removed identifying information for all authors. To read the author guidelines before submitting, please click here:

For any further information on this edition please contact the editor(s): Anna Costanza Baldry ([email protected], [email protected], Maria José Magalhães ([email protected]) or Marceline Naudi ([email protected]).
For any general queries on Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research please contact the publisher Jo Sharrocks: [email protected].


Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research (JACPR) is unique in providing collective coverage of these often separated disciplines. This approach stems from the ethos that in order to understand conflict and aggression it is also necessary to understand peace and conflict resolution (and vice versa).

JACPR publishes a broad range of peer-viewed and international original articles and review papers on all aspects of aggression, conflict and peace. It is aimed at both academic and practice development with a clear remit of translating research findings and policy into implementations for practice.

JACPR stands out in the marketplace for its broad and multidisciplinary scope, encompassing topics such as physical and sexual aggression, from individual violence to mass aggression, including genocide and terrorism. It also investigates the dynamics and evolution of conflict and resolution and explores peace research.