Special Issue Title:

Differences in suicide between men and women: epidemiology, physiopathology and forensic features

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2022

Print Special Issue Flyer (25)

Special Issue Editor

  • Guest Editor

    Tista Ghosh E-MailWebsite

    The former Chief Medical Officer of the state of Coloradois, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, USA

    Interests: Suicidal epidemiology, Suicide, Suicide rate, Mental health

  • Guest Editor

    Luigi CipolloniE-MailWebsite

    PhD, Professor, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy

    Interests: Forensic sciences, Crime scene investigation, Forensic histopathology, Criminalistics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


According to the WHO, hundreds of thousands of people die every year from suicide, constituting a major cause of death especially in the adolescent and young adult population. Several risk factors have been associated with suicide and these vary according to the sex and age of the population. Furthermore, the method in which suicide is attempted or committed varies according to the population. Statistically based evidence shows that men typically use violent methods, whereas women use less traumatic methods.


The purpose of this special issue is therefore to characterize gender differences in suicidal events by examining specific forensic evidence in terms of behavioral and injury patterns.


This special issue aims to address gender differences in suicide in the following areas:

- Epidemiology of suicide

- Risk factors for suicide

- Neurobiology of suicide

- Crime scene investigation

- Criminology of suicide

- Suicide method

- Injury pattern (external and internal) of suicide


Luigi Cipolloni and Tista Ghosh

Guest editors

Keywords

Suicide; Epidemiology; Risk factors; Neurobiology; Crime scene investigation; Criminology; Suicide method; Injury pattern

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online by submit system. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Original articles, case reports or comprehensive reviews are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. JOMH is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published by MRE Press. As of January 2021, JOMH will change to a bimonthly journal. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1200. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

Share This Special Issue

Published Papers (9 papers)

Open Access Special Issue

Self-efficacy and social support as protective variables that predict resistance to gravity in suicidal attempts

David Sánchez-Teruel',María Auxiliadora Robles-Bello,José Antonio Camacho-Conde

DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1803071

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Differences in suicide between men and women: epidemiology, physiopathology and forensic features)

Abstract ( 226 ) PDF (191.07 kB) ( 119 )

Open Access Special Issue

Gender-Specific Aspects of Suicide-Related Communication in a High Risk Sample of Psychiatric Inpatients

Cora Spahn,Sascha Kranz,Tobias Teismann,Thomas Forkmann,Antje Schönfelder,Dajana Rath,Laura Paashaus,Katarina Stengler,Heide Glaesmer

DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1809188

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Differences in suicide between men and women: epidemiology, physiopathology and forensic features)

Abstract ( 213 ) PDF (221.79 kB) ( 108 )

Open Access Special Issue

Gender differences in death during hospitalization following a survived suicide attempt in Taiwan from 1998 to 2015: a cross-sectional study

Hsiu-Chen Tai,Shi-Hao Huang,Yao-Ching Huang,Ren-Jei Chung,Bing-Long Wang,Chi-Hsiang Chung,Chien-An Sun,Shu-Min Huang,I-Long Lin,Wu-Chien Chien

DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1804103

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Differences in suicide between men and women: epidemiology, physiopathology and forensic features)

Abstract ( 217 ) PDF (2.62 MB) ( 113 )

Open Access Special Issue

Suicide in the Province of Foggia: Retrospective Study and Analysis of the Difference between Men and Women

Stefania De Simone,Giovanni Pollice,Francesco Carpano,Luigi Cipolloni,Maria Antonella Bosco,Elena Giacani,Raffaele La Russa

DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1808166

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Differences in suicide between men and women: epidemiology, physiopathology and forensic features)

Abstract ( 246 ) PDF (588.56 kB) ( 124 )

Open Access Special Issue

Men’s Suicide by Self-abdominal Cut and Disembowelment: A Literature Review and Analysis of Three Cases

Stefania De Simone,Simona Vittorio,Luigi Cipolloni,Roberta Bibbò,Giovanni Gurgoglione,Nicola Di Fazio,Maria Antonella Bosco

DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1807158

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Differences in suicide between men and women: epidemiology, physiopathology and forensic features)

Abstract ( 226 ) PDF (1.56 MB) ( 147 )

Open Access Special Issue

Gender Differences in Committing Suicide in Thailand

Passakorn Suanrueang,Mein-Woei Suen,Karl Peltzer

DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1806131

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Differences in suicide between men and women: epidemiology, physiopathology and forensic features)

Abstract ( 249 ) PDF (6.71 MB) ( 132 )

Open Access Special Issue

Investigation of polymorphic variants of SLC6A4, TPH-1, and TPH-2 genes in cases of completed suicide

Duygu Yavuz Kilicaslan,Ozge Cumaogullari,Emrah Emiral,Nevriye Tezer,Bedriye Oncu,Hilal Ozdag,Nergis Canturk,N. Lale Satiroglu Tufan

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.116

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Differences in suicide between men and women: epidemiology, physiopathology and forensic features)

Abstract ( 725 ) PDF (283.47 kB) ( 164 )

Open Access Special Issue

Investigation of suicide deaths in Turkey between 2015 and 2019

Emrah Emiral,Gulsum Ozturk Emiral,Zehra Arslan Cevik,Nergis Canturk,Gurol Canturk

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.100

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Differences in suicide between men and women: epidemiology, physiopathology and forensic features)

Abstract ( 975 ) PDF (460.25 kB) ( 173 )

Abstracted / indexed in

Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch) Created as SCI in 1964, Science Citation Index Expanded now indexes over 9,200 of the world’s most impactful journals across 178 scientific disciplines. More than 53 million records and 1.18 billion cited references date back from 1900 to present.

Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition aims to evaluate a journal’s value from multiple perspectives including the journal impact factor, descriptive data about a journal’s open access content as well as contributing authors, and provide readers a transparent and publisher-neutral data & statistics information about the journal.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) DOAJ is a unique and extensive index of diverse open access journals from around the world, driven by a growing community, committed to ensuring quality content is freely available online for everyone.

SCImago The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.)

Publication Forum - JUFO (Federation of Finnish Learned Societies) Publication Forum is a classification of publication channels created by the Finnish scientific community to support the quality assessment of academic research.

Scopus CiteScore 0.7 (2021) Scopus is Elsevier's abstract and citation database launched in 2004. Scopus covers nearly 36,377 titles (22,794 active titles and 13,583 Inactive titles) from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals in top-level subject fields: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and health sciences.

Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers Search for publication channels (journals, series and publishers) in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers to see if they are considered as scientific. (https://kanalregister.hkdir.no/publiseringskanaler/Forside).

Submission Turnaround Time

Conferences