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The difference of suicide between men and women: searching for forensic evidence

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021

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  • 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

  • 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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Please let me invite you to contribute to the preparation and later to favour a mindful lecture of this speciel issue of the Journal of Men’s Health dedicated to forensic evidence supporting differences between male and female sucide.

According to the WHO, hundreds of thousands of people die from suicide every year, constituting a major cause of death especially in the adolescent-young adult population. There are several risk factors that have been associated with suicide, which vary according to the population in terms of sex or age. Furthermore, the methods in which suicide is attempted or committed are different, depending on the population identified. In fact, according to common sense, albeit supported by scientific-statistical backgrounds, there are cruel and bloody methods more typically carried out by men, compared to less painful methods selected mainly by the female sex.

Therefore, the purpose of this special issue is to identify specific forensic evidence that characterizes the differences between suicidal events between the male and female sex, in order to identify specific behavioral or injury patterns.

 This special issue offers an opportunity to address the following but other topics:

- Epidemiology of suicide: differences between men and women

- Risk factors: differences between men and women

- Neurobiology of suicide: differences between men and women

- Crime scene investigation: differences between men and women

- Criminology of suicide: differences between men and women

- Suicide method: differences between men and women

- Injury pattern (external and internal) of suicide: differences between men and women

Since any scientific trial on human beings is to be considered unethical, the collection of evidence can only take place through the analysis of individual case or research group series, therefore allowing a considerable role to journals with smaller impact like the Journal of Men's Health. Your contribution is welcome in form of original article, case report, commentary and review.


Luigi Cipolloni


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

Manuscript Submission Information

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by experts in the field. Rapid peer review and prompt editorial decisions will ensure that quality manuscripts are published on time. The manuscript has not already been published or submitted elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). If similar work has been published or submitted elsewhere, you must provide a copy of the submitted manuscript. You may not submit your manuscript elsewhere while it is under consideration at the Journal of Men's Health. All manuscripts undergo thorough double-blind peer-review. To check the suitability of the special issue for publishing your manuscript, please read the journal's aims and scope and read or download the guide for authors. You may also send a brief abstract of your work (about 100 words) to the Editorial Office at A guide for authors and other relevant information for manuscript submission is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

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All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Men's Health are assessed according to the journal standard editorial criteria. If accepted for publication, an Article Processing Charge of 900 USD applies.

The journal typically offers a 30% discount to submissions with good quality invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial Board Member.

Lower-income countries ( World Bank classification ) may apply a further discount or waiver (please contact when submit).

Type of Articles: Original Research, Review, Mini-Review, Systematic Review, Short Communication, Case Report, Letter to the Editor, Commentary, Rapid Report, Meeting Report, News and Views

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Open Access Special Issue

Comparing rates and patterns of male suicide and ''hidden suicide'' between nations and over time

John Snowdon

Online publish date: 31 July 2021

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.083

Abstract ( 278 ) PDF (2.47 MB) ( 126 )

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