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Special Issue "Health and Wellbeing in Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.
We are organising a Special Issue on sexual orientation, gender identity, and health in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This is a peer-reviewed scientific journal (Impact factor 2.145) that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health (broadly defined). For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Improving the health of specific populations is an important objective for service planners, policy-makers, public health officials, and care delivery staff. Enhancing public health means preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical, mental, and social well-being. This is especially important for disadvantaged minority groups such as people of minority sexual orientation and gender identity populations, for which there is robust evidence of considerable health inequities. 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 various factors that contribute to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and similar (LGBT+) groups’ mental and physical health and the mediators and moderators of these factors. This Special Issue is open to any subject area regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, and related physical or mental health and wellbeing. We are particularly interested in areas where little previous research has been published, such as interventions for LGBT+ populations to improve mental and physical health and health behaviours, evidence-based approaches to inclusive services, and longitudinal studies on the long-term health impact of exogenous hormones in trans people. The listed keywords suggest just a few of many other possibilities. We will consider systematic reviews and primary qualitative or quantitative researches.
Prof. Catherine Meads
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 1800 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
- Holistic approaches
- Health knowledge, attitudes, practice
- Health literacy
- Human and civil rights
- Social inclusion and sense of community
- Social participation
- Community participation