New Special Issue on Psychopharmacology : Synthetic Psychoactive Cathinones

Call for papers 

New Special Issue: Synthetic Psychoactive Cathinones (aka “Bath Salts”)

The use and abuse of synthetic cathinones is an emerging problem in the field of drug abuse and addiction world-wide. Information on this diverse class of compounds is slowly emerging, and is essential for both medical professionals and regulatory officials, particularly as the use and abuse of these drugs increases in prevalence.

In recognition of the importance of this problem, we are organizing a special issue titled Synthetic Psychoactive Cathinones (aka “Bath Salts”) for publication in Psychopharmacology later this year. We are inviting you to contribute an original research investigation on this topic.

You may formulate the precise topic and type of contribution, but the work should have relevance to the actions and/or mechanisms of bath salts suitable for a psychopharmacology readership. Manuscripts for original investigations are limited to 15 text pages.  Contributions from both preclinical and clinical perspectives are desired.

We are planning for a submission by May 1 and publication later in 2018.


The editors for this special issue will be F. Scott Hall and Klaus A. Miczek

Workshop: Computational Approaches on Animal & Human Behavior


We are pleased to confirm the that the EBPS Workshop entitled “Animal and Human Behavior: Using Computational Approaches to Build a Two-way Bridge”, will be held July 29-31, 2018, at Downing College in the University of Cambridge, UK.

This workshop is designed to foster discussion between sub disciplines and establish a foundation for utilizing computational approaches to better bridge the gap between animal models of maladaptive behavior and human psychopathology.

Those interested exploiting computational approaches to advance our understanding of animal and human behavior and the underlying neurobiological mechanisms are encouraged to attend. A background in computational methods is not required.


Please check the workshop webpage for more information on the scientific programme and registrations.


We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge!


Shelly Flagel and Martin Paulus

EBPS Workshop Organizers

2018 Membership Renewal

Call for EBPS Membership Renewal 2018


Dear EBPS Member,


This is to remind you that it is time to renew your membership for 2018.  


The full membership fee remains at €70 and the student fee at €15 only.


Membership provides you with a number of benefits:


Free membership of FENS

Free online access to European Journal of Neuroscience

Free online access to Psychopharmacology

Eligibility to apply for bursaries to attend EBPS workshops and biennial meetings (subject to age and status)

Eligibility to submit symposium proposals for future biennial meetings

Eligibility to nominate, and to be nominated, to the EBPS Distinguished Achievement Award and the EBPS Young Scientist Award

Reduced registration fees for the upcoming 2018 EBPS Workshop in Cambridge, UK - Computational Approaches on Animal & Human Behavior

Reduced registration fees for the 2019 EBPS Biennial Meeting in Barga, Portugal and other biennial meetings

Reduced registration fees for other EBPS workshops


To renew your membership, please go to



If you prefer to renew your membership by electronic bank transfer, please contact info@ebps.org for EBPS bank details. 



With best wishes,

Anne Jackson

Treasurer - EBPS

Prof Miloslav Krsiak

It is with regret we announce the death of Professor Miloslav Krsiak of Charles University in Prague. Professor Krsiak was a founding member of EBPS and long-time supporter, having served on the EC. His obituary can be found in our Society journal, Psychopharmacology (DOI 10.1007/s00213-016-4465-9), so please refer to that for more information.

New Job Posting service for EBPS members

Dear EBPS members

We are pleased to offer a Job Posting service that is now available as a dedicated page at the EBPS website.

The service is for both searching and offering positions. Links and emails are available for more info.

For posting a position, please send an email to Christian Chiamulera (cristiano.chiamulera@univr.it) and Daniela Binder (daniela.binder71@gmx.de) with all the details (link, email and logo/images). 

Please also forward the link of the EBPS Job Posting page to your non-members colleagues. 


NEW: EBPS on Facebook and Twitter

EBPS is finally connected also on Facebook!


Keep yourself update and follow our latest news on Facebook and Twitter


Thanks to our new Social Media Coordinator Marco Venniro


Volume 233, Issue 9, May 2016


Immune Influences on Brain & Behaviour: from Psychoneuroimmunology to Immunopsychiatry


Issue Editors: Oliver Howes, Theodora Duka


This special issue co-edited by EBPS past-president Theodora Duka includes the topics presented at the EBPS Workshop “Immune influences on brain and behaviour”, Brighton, June 2014.


Log-in with your EBPS member credentials from the EBPS website to have free access to PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

Dr. Athina Markou

Dear Members,


It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Athina Markou on Wednesday, May 18th.

Athina was a long-standing member of EBPS and active member on our Full Committee.


An obituary ran in the UC San Diego, School of Medicine;

Condolences may be sent to Mark Geyer at 2284 Cordero Road, Del Mar, CA


On behalf of the Executive Committee of EBPS