Special Issue "Health and Wellbeing in LGBT Populations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2021.
Interests: leading and managing systematic reviews and health technology assessments; systematic reviews in complex interventions; systematic reviews of devices and diagnostics; systematic reviews of prognosis, causality and health service delivery; health technology assessments incorporating a variety of systematic reviews with economic evaluations; sexual orientation and health
Interests: HIV/AIDS, particularly the lived experience of PLHIV; the relationship between PHLIV and clinicians and the wellbeing of PLHIV communities; sexuality and the dynamics of sexual communities; LGBT communities in developing countries; sexual health promotion; social drug use and drug-using communities; social network analysis
We are organising a Special Issue on LGBT health and wellbeing in the MDPI journal Healthcare (impact factor 1.916 (2019)). This is an open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original theoretical and empirical work in the interdisciplinary area of all aspects of medicine and healthcare research. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/healthcare.
Improving health, wellbeing, and healthcare experiences for sexual and gender minority people around the world is an important objective. By sexual and gender minority people we include lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, MSM, WSW, MSWM, WSMW, trans, non-binary, intersex, queer or other non-heterosexual and/or non-cisgender people of all ages and ethnicities. People from these groups can often suffer multiple disadvantages due to intersectional issues. Improving health and wellbeing is an important objective for all who aspire to reducing health inequities (inequalities that are considered preventable). It is important to understand the various factors that contribute to sexual and gender minority peoples’ mental and physical health and wellbeing, and the mediators and moderators of these relationships. This Special Issue welcomes original contributions of relevance to this area of research. We are particularly interested in areas where little previous research has been published. We will consider primary qualitative or quantitative research, secondary data analyses and systematic reviews. The listed keywords suggest some of the many other possibilities.
Prof. Catherine Meads
Prof. Jeffrey Grierson
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.
- sexual orientation
- gender identity
- intersectionality issues
- physical health
- mental health
- trauma, grief and loss
- behaviours and risks
- social determinants
- health behaviour and health seeking
- quality of life
- social justice
- lived experience
- holistic approaches
- health knowledge, attitudes, practice
- health literacy
- human and civil rights
- health improvement
- social inclusion and sense of community
- social participation
- community participation
- mediators and moderators of health and wellbeing
- education of health and social care professionals