Call for papers – Special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  (IJERPH) is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI).

This special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health belongs to the section “Health Communication”.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increased attention to the importance of health literacy for quality of life, health care, disease prevention, and health promotion has led to a growth in the global health literacy community. Health literacy plays an essential role in accelerating sustainable development, and it is of great importance that we continue to improve research, policy, practice, and education to provide a sound evidence base for the global health literacy community to build on. Additionally, we must bridge research gaps and push for a stronger theoretical foundation of health literacy.

Recognizing that health literacy is two-sided—focusing on both the individual skills as well as the competence of systems and organizations to meet people’s needs—this issue offers an opportunity to publish high-quality, interdisciplinary research reporting on topics relating to global health literacy developments from all parts of the world and within a wide range of settings. We welcome manuscripts specifically focusing on health literacy and global health, international health, SDGs, health behaviors, health outcomes, quality of life, the emergence of respiratory virus infection, noncommunicable diseases, health promotion, disease prevention, health care, health systems, health advocacy, health policy, health communication, capacity building, organizational development, co-production, interventions, cultural competency, eHealth, and innovations for future health.

Dr. Kristine Sorensen
Dr. Duong Van Tuyen
Dr. Andrew Pleasant
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2020.

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Erstellt: 20.10.2020

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