Call for Papers

Publishing opportunity

A special issue of the Caribbean Journal of Psychology

Editor in Chief

Prof. Jaipaul Roopnarine


Guest Editors

Eileen Anderson-Fye, PhD

Orville Taylor, PhD


Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission deadline for conference: August  20, 2017

Important dates

Abstract Submission deadline for conference: August  20, 2017

Acceptance notification for conference: September 10, 2017

Deadline for submission of completed manuscripts to journal: January 31, 2018

Response from editors: April, 2018

Publication: June, 2018


Call for Papers

The 3rd Biennial Scientific Conference 

 ‘Dying to be Beautiful? Body Image, Eating Behaviours and Health in the Caribbean’

Location: The Capital and Home of Bob Marley- Kingston, Jamaica

December 1-3, 2017 

Scope of Conference

To ignite evidence-based discussions between Caribbean nationals and internationals globally who share a common ground in examining the cumulative effect of factors such as culture, globalization, migration, economics, politics and history and their impact on the human body. 

Broad themes of interest

You are invited to submit abstracts related to the following themes: 

  •   Cultural norms that define Body Image
  •   Cultural Challenges when working with Caribbean Immigrants
  •   Eating Disorders: Choice or chance?
  •   Obesity
  •   Cost of beauty: Social and Economic Implications
  •   Sleep and Health
  •   The Impact of Media on Physical, Mental Health and Social Health
  •   Substance Abuse

Suggestions for panel themes are also invited 

Papers will also be considered from other related themes 

Submission Format and Guidelines

Please submit abstract(s) utilizing the following format:

Title and contact page: should include title of paper, authors’ name(s), institutional affiliation and contact information (Email, Telephone and Fax)

Abstracts should include background/aim, methods, results and conclusion. Abstracts are to be a maximum of 300 words.   

Caribbean Journal of Psychology Special Issue

Presenters have the opportunity to submit their fully-developed manuscripts for peer-review and possible publication in a special issue of the Caribbean Journal of Psychology. We encourage presenters to submit original research, theoretical frameworks, literature reviews, case studies, and pieces on psychology and health behaviours in the public interest. 

All submitted papers must be clearly written in English and contain only original work, which has not been previously published and is not currently under review by any other journal or conference. Papers must not exceed 10,000 words (one-column, font size 12, single-spaced) including figures, tables, and references. 

A detailed submission guideline is available as “Guide to Authors” at:

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted to  All papers will go through a rigorous-blinded peer-review process.