Special Issue "Driving, Aging, Safety and Health"
A special issue of Geriatrics (ISSN 2308-3417).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2021).
Although older adults often take considerable steps to ensure their driving safety, many risk being injured or killed in crashes due a variety of aging health conditions. Medical issues, lifestyle choices, medications, and mobility needs, among many other factors, both known and unknown, significantly impact driving safety. Older drivers comprise a significant number of licensed drivers across the globe. Thus, there is a growing need to identify these factors and assess how they impact safety in order to develop responsive countermeasures.
Potential contributions to this Special Edition of Geriatrics may include studies assessing risks to safe driving created by age-related functional impairments, mental health conditions, medication side-effects, and alcohol and drug use. Additionally, studies are welcomed that investigate protective factors for safe driving, including family and peer support, volunteering/working, physical activity, emerging in-vehicle technologies, and access to alternative mobility.
I trust this email finds you well, and that you and yours are safe in these unprecedented times.
It is my pleasure to announce that I am currently acting as Guest Editor for a second Special Issue of the journal Geriatrics (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/geriatrics, ISSN 2308-3417) entitled “Driving, Aging, Safety, and Health”.
I am writing to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue. We are particularly interested in safety and health issues related to aging and driving. Safety may incorporate a broad spectrum of topics that are affected by various health conditions due to aging and impact safe mobility.
The manuscript may be either a full paper or a communication based on your own research in this area, or it may be a focused review article on some aspect of the subject.
Geriatrics is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes.
The submission deadline is 15 January, 2021. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. If you require an extension, please get in touch and we will be happy to consider any reasonable requests. Please note, submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance ([email protected]).
For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website.
Thank you for the consideration.
Dr. Tara Kelley-Baker
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. Geriatrics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1400 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.