Special Issue "Elder Abuse: Global Situation, Risk Factors, and Prevention Strategies"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Factors and Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Charles P. Mouton
Guest Editor
Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
Interests: elder abuse in minority populations
Dr. Jeffrey R. Temple
Guest Editor
Center on Violence Prevention, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
Interests: teen dating violence; intimate partner violence; substance use; adolescent health psychology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As you are aware, elder abuse continues to be a problem across the US. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, social distancing and isolation can potentially increase the risk of abuse for older adults. The journal Healthcare has decided that a Special Issue dedicated to elder abuse, focusing on the global situation, risk factors, and prevention strategies is therefore appropriate and will be of interest to their readership. The scope of this Special Issue will be to address the current state of elder abuse worldwide. We will also look for articles that discuss the latest strategies to detect and prevent abuse. The focus will be on informing the journal readers who are interested in health system and policy issues about the problem of elder abuse.

Prof. Charles P. Mouton
Dr. Jeffrey R. Temple
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. Healthcare 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.


  • elder abuse
  • risk factors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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