Special Issue Call for Papers: Sensory Features in Autism and Related Conditions: Developmental Approaches, Mechanisms and Targeted Interventions

Guest Co-Editors:  Roseann C. Schaaf, Thomas Jefferson University - US, Tiffany Woynaroski, Vanderbilt University Medical Center – US; Nicolaas Puts, Kings College London - UK

Guest Associate Co-Editor:  Zachary J. Williams, Vanderbilt University – US

This special issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (JADD) will offer an international forum for researchers to present current scientific developments related to sensory features in autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions across the lifespan.

  • Research on classifications and typologies of sensory features within or across clinical populations
  • Research on the developmental trajectories of sensory features over time
  • Research regarding existing or new evidence-informed interventions for sensory features
  • Research elucidating the neural substrates of sensory features and mechanisms by which sensory features may influence growth, outcomes, or treatment effects
  • Research testing the psychometrics of measures for characterizing sensory features
  • Research elucidating sensory features in varied cultures, racial, ethnic or cultural groups
  • Qualitative or mixed-methods studies of caregiver or first-person experiences and attitudes related to sensory features
  • Literature reviews on topics related to sensory features

This list of suggested topics is not exhaustive; all other papers that address sensory features in autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions (regardless of methodology) are welcome. Submissions presenting original empirical research are particularly encouraged. 

Submission deadline for this special issue will be January 31, 2022 through JADD’s online Editorial Manager System:  www.editorialmanager.com/jadd/

When submitting, please designate article type, “SI (special issue): “Sensory Features in Autism and Related Conditions: Developmental Approaches, Mechanisms and Targeted Interventions.” Submitted manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with JADD author guidelines for articles (www.springer.com/journal/10803) – see “Instruction for Authors” under the section “For Authors and Editors.” Manuscripts should also include a cover letter clarifying submission for the special issue, explaining relevance to this issue, and suggesting three referees. All manuscripts will undergo standard peer-review.

Please direct any questions about scientific content or the scope of the issue to the guest editorial team (sensory.SI.editors@gmail.com); for questions regarding the submission process or the Editorial Manager System contact Lori Klein, Managing Editor (lori.klein@yale.edu).

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