Journal: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Extended Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

Cerebrovascular Diseases Journal is pleased to announce that it will publish papers and an article collection on “Sex and Gender Disparities in Stroke”.

Despite recent landmark achievements in stroke research and treatment, there remains a pressing need to address the sex and gender disparities associated with stroke incidence, treatment outcomes, and access to healthcare. This call for papers has a broad scope, and we invite researchers, clinicians, public health experts, and other stakeholders to submit their original research articles, brief reports, review articles, and letters presenting a perspective to deepen the understanding of sex and gender disparities in stroke. We particularly welcome submissions from low- and middle-income countries where sex-disaggregated stroke data are lacking, as well as insights into disparities faced by the LGBTQI community affected by stroke. Additionally, we value the sharing of local and regional experiences in this field and encourage proposals for evidence-based approaches to mitigate these inequalities.

Topics of Interest: 

  • State-of-the-art reviews of the current landscape of sex and gender disparities in stroke 
  • Sex and gender-specific risk factors and social determinants contributing to variations in stroke epidemiology
  • Preventive measures tailored to women's specific needs, including awareness of stroke, lifestyle interventions, medications, and health promotion initiatives
  • Differences in timely diagnosis, access to medical treatment, use of therapeutic interventions, and access to post-stroke rehabilitation
  • Sex and Gender disparities on functional recovery, quality of life, and mortality; 
  • Sex and Gender-sensitive healthcare policies to reduce disparities in stroke prevention, treatment, and long-term care


Please select the option “Call for Papers: Sex and Gender Disparities in Stroke” when submitting your manuscript and mention this Call for Papers in your cover letter.

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