Special Issue "Digital Intervention and Self-Management"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Digital Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: chronic condition self-management; self-care; mental health and physical health comorbidity; multimorbidity; person’s perspective
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health will be devoted to digital interventions that support self-management by individuals across the continuum of prevention, early intervention, and management of long-term physical or mental health conditions.
In an ever-changing world in which digital technology is becoming part of our everyday lives, a more nuanced understanding of how digital interventions can impact on our physical, psychological, and social health is of critical importance if we are to make the most of the opportunities they afford to address our most pressing health issues. This Special Issue will add to the knowledge base and advance our international understanding of digital interventions and self-management within research and practice across the globe.
We encourage you to submit original, empirical studies as well as systematic reviews or meta-analyses. Short reports and methodological papers will also be considered. Especially, we encourage the submission of interdisciplinary work and multicountry collaborative research, and manuscripts that address (but are not limited to) digital interventions and self-management applied to the following fields:
- ‘Hard to reach’ populations;
- Rural and remote contexts;
- Co-morbidity and multimorbidity;
- Consumer perspectives;
- Peer support;
- Descriptions of development, implementation, validation, or the evaluation of interventions;
- Empirical studies (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) applied to any subject related to digital interventions (broadly defined) in high- and/or low-resource environments.
If you have an idea but are not certain whether this falls into the scope of this Special Issue, you may contact the Guest Editor: Professor Sharon Lawn.
Prof. Sharon Lawn
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 semimonthly 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 2300 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.
- Digital health
- Chronic disease
- Health service interventions
- Peer support