Call for Chapters:

“Parasomnias and Insomnias - Sleep Disorders”


ISBN 978-953-51-5518-8

Book edited by:

Chris Idzikowski
Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service (SAAS) and
The Open University Law School

1. Chapter Proposal submission (1-4 pages long): January 31, 2017
Expected Chapter Proposal review results: February 28, 2017

2. Full Chapter submission (16-20 pages long): April 29, 2017
Expected Full Chapter Review results: June 28, 2017
Expected publication date in September 2017

About the book

This book will be a self-contained collection of scholarly papers targeting an audience of practicing researchers, academics, PhD students and other scientists.

The contents of the book will be written by multiple authors and edited by experts in the field.


The area of interest and scope of the project can be described with (but are not limited to) the following keywords:

* Binding areas and concepts
Sleep and chronobiology; Circadian, Ultradian; Two process model; Default mode network; Connectomes; Consciousness, mind wandering, neuroscience, neurobiology, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, genetics, epigenetics, cognitive science; Polysomnography, EEG, brain imaging; Global, local sleep

* Parasomnias
Parasomnia; Disorders of arousal; Sleepwalking (somnambulism); Night terrors; Confusional arousals; Sleep-related sexual behaviour aka "sexsomnia"; Sleep-related eating disorder; Sleep driving; REM behaviour disorder; Nightmares; Sleep paralysis

* Insomnias
Insomnia; Insomnia Disorder; Sleep state misperception; Comorbid; Treatment modalities; Pharmacotherapy; Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (methods: personal, group, online); Dissociation (subjective and objective measures)

* Boundary conditions, other disorders, performance and measures
Hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations; Dream enactment; Lucid dreaming; Sleep drunkeness; Segmented sleep; Polyphasic sleep, PVT; Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, PTSD; Cortisol awakening; Heart rate variability; Melatonin

Types of papers

We accept theoretical and applied scientific papers which can be presented as original research papers and review papers. The required length of the full chapters is 16-20 pages.

Some of the authors contributing to this book so far:

  • Dr. Olivier Pallanca
    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  • Dr. Metlaine Arnaud
    Université René Descartes (Paris V), France
  • Dr. Alberto De La Herran-Arita
    Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Associate Prof. Osamu Itani
    Oita University, Japan
  • Associate Prof. Mohd Siddiqui
    Integral University, India
  • Dr. Shuqin Zhan
    Capital University of Medical Sciences, China
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