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Special Issue "Recent Advances of Adolescents and Children Health Research"

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Jitse P. van Dijk

1 Department of Community and Occupational Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Ant. Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
2 Scientific director Graduate School Kosice Institute of Society and Health, Faculty of Medicine, Safarik University, Tr. SNP 1, 040 11 Kosice, Slovakia
3 Visiting Professor Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Interests: Adolescents and Health, Chronic Disease, Ethnicity and health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) welcomes submissions for a Special Issue focusing on “Recent Advances of Adolescents and Children Health”.

IJERPH is a peer-reviewed scientific journal with a current impact factor (2016) of 2.101 (5-year impact factor of 2.54) that publishes research articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. More details about the journal can be found at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.

The Special Issue on “Recent Advances of Adolescents and Children Health” is meant to show the recent trends in studying the health of adolescents and children. Such an overview is also necessary to nuance statements such as the following: “most children in the WHO European Region have a happy, healthy childhood and adolescence where they grow and develop into prosperous adults”. In this period of the life-course identity is formulated, experimentations are made, and independence is developed. Furthermore, the inequality issue is relevant for children and adolescents. Inequality between and within all WHO’s Member States, unequal access to quality services, maltreatment and unhealthy lifestyles, are negatively affecting health among the most vulnerable groups in our societies—children and adolescents.

We are interested in topics such as, though not limited to:

  • Factors influencing child and adolescent public health at various levels (individual, family, peers, society, etc.)
  • Physical health, as well as mental health
  • Quality of life, social participation
  • Innovative interventions in the broad field of care and prevention
  • The role of key stakeholders (e.g., children themselves, peers, parents, teachers)
  • Various settings (e.g., home, school, neighborhood, care, communities)
  • Organizational and/or policy changes

Researchers are invited to contribute novel work to be considered for publication in this Special Issue. Submissions should include original articles, critical reviews (systematic reviews or meta-analyses), or brief reports. Articles that focus on the above-mentioned key aspects, or that can be brought into a relationship with them, are welcomed. Additionally, articles that focus on underrepresented or disadvantaged communities are encouraged.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jitse van Dijk
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 monthly 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 1600 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.


  • Physical and mental health
  • Youth
  • Care
  • Environment
  • Social factors
  • Interventions
  • Health promotion
  • Parental influence
  • School’s or Teacher’s influence
  • Health disparities
  • Policy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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