Call for submissions from all ESSPD members

The ESSPD Donates three Waivers for Article Processing Charges (APC)

The European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) supports publications in the Society´s online journal, Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Regulation (BPDED).


This is a relatively new high-quality journal with an impact factor of 2.067. The usual article processing charge (APC) is € 1,745 per article. We are pleased to announce that the ESSPD has negotiated that, in the case of three successful paper submissions, APC charges will be waived.

We therefore encourage all our members to submit manuscripts to the Secretary of the ESSPD (secretary@esspd.eu), Chair of the Waiver Committee. (Members from Germany will not be granted a waiver, because they can publish free of charge in the journal anyway due to an agreement with SpringerNature Publisher.)
On a first-come-first-served basis, three eligible papers will be awarded a waiver. Priority is given to members from Eastern European countries and young researchers from all countries.

The authors will receive waiver codes to be used during the submission via the online submission system of the journal (https://bpded.biomedcentral.com/). Please be aware that this does not replace the peer review process. Only after acceptance by the journal editors, will the papers appear in the online journal.

Please submit your manuscript before December 31, 2020 – the earlier the better.
If you are not yet an ESSPD member, you can ask to be nominated (for details see https://www.esspd.eu/membership/how-to-become-a-member.html).

If you have any questions, please contact Stephan Doering