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Special Issue "The Environment and Children’s Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: children’s health; children’s geographies; built environment; social environment; nature; health behaviours; mental health; well-being
Interests: children and adolescents; children’s geographies; neighbourhoods; built environment; social environment; nature; health behaviours and outcomes; mental well-being; substance use
The environments where children live, play, and learn have key roles in their behaviour, well-being, and development. Both physical and social environments have been found to influence many childhood health outcomes, such as physical activity, diet, mental well-being, cognitive performance, and sleep. The physical environment includes built or natural features, while the social environment includes elements such as social cohesion and residential segregation. Children’s environmental exposures occur at various geographic scales (i.e, from micro to macro), such as homes, schools, streets, parks, neighborhoods, and regions. Understanding how the various environments that children are exposed to affect their health and well-being has gained considerable attention in public health research. Accordingly, the aim of this Special Issue is to highlight the broad scope of novel and contemporary research focused on the environment and children’s health.
This Special Issue of IJERPH, entitled “The Environment and Children’s Health” offers an opportunity to publish high-quality research, reviews, and theoretical notes that further the understanding of the role that the environment plays in children’s health and well-being. We welcome quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research. Submissions that discuss new knowledge, developments, and innovations in the field of environmental determinants of children’s health are particularly encouraged.
We invite you to submit articles on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
- Evaluation of environmental interventions and/or natural experiments, and their impact on children’s health;
- Environmental factors associated with children’s health behaviours or outcomes;
- Innovations in the measurement of environments that children are exposed to;
- Elements of school and schoolyard design that impact social and cognitive development;
- Stakeholder perspectives related to the environments that impact children’s health;
- Children’s views and perspectives of their environments;
- Child-friendly cities and child well-being.
Dr. Jason Gilliland
Dr. Gina Martin
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 2000 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.
- natural environment
- built environment
- social environment
- children’s geographies
- health geography