Special Issue "Child Injury and the Determinants of Health"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Global and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Amy Peden
Guest Editor
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2033, Australia
Interests: injury prevention; drowning; alcohol; rural and remote populations; rivers; flooding; behavioral approaches; epidemiology; social determinants
Dr. Richard Franklin
Guest Editor
Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Douglas QLD 4811, Australia
Interests: injury prevention; drowning prevention; farm safety; child safety; alcohol-related safety; child development; quad bike safety; road safety; poisoning; chemicals; disasters; flooding; epidemiology; determinants of health; global burden of disease; motorcycles; helmets; flooding; swimming; education; behavioral approaches; communication; health promotion; public health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The World Health Organization recognizes that injuries are the leading cause of death and disability after a child’s first birthday in most countries around the world. There is also high morbidity associated with injuries sustained in childhood, often affecting the rest of their lives. For every child who dies from injury, there are several thousand who live with varying degrees of disability.

Children and adolescents (0–19 years of age) are at increased risk of mortality and morbidity due to injuries such as road traffic, burns, falls, poisoning, drowning, self-harm, and interpersonal violence. By understanding the impact of determinants of health (i.e., the social and economic environment, the physical environment, and a person’s individual characteristics and behaviors), effective prevention interventions can be implemented with high return on investment.

This Special Issue welcomes submissions of any type from scholars and practitioners from any discipline. Submissions may focus on child and adolescent intentional and unintentional injury and its prevention, exploring links to the determinants of health.

We particularly welcome works from developing nations and those nations with a high burden of child and adolescent injury and mortality. We are also encouraging of work submitted by emerging and early-career researchers.

Dr. Amy Peden
Dr. Richard Franklin
Guest Editors

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. Children 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 1000 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.


  • child
  • adolescent
  • injury
  • risk
  • social determinants
  • prevention
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • child welfare
  • intervention
  • innovation
  • community
  • policy
  • practice
  • evidence
  • parent/caregiver perspectives
  • disability
  • economics
  • environment
  • supervision

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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