Special Issue "Breakthroughs in LGBT Health Research"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 April 2018)
We are organizing a Special Issue on advances and breakthroughs in the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
An increasing body of literature has demonstrated that LGBT individuals face health disparities, and that these disparities are likely due to experiences of societal stigma and discrimination. While researchers are beginning to build an understanding of the prevalence and formation of these disparities, more work is needed to understand the environmental factors impacting LGBT health. This Special Issue will focus on documenting recent advances in LGBT health. In particular, the increasing access to population-based health surveys on sexual orientation and gender identity now offers researchers new opportunities for longitudinal, intersectional, and multilevel explorations of LGBT population health. Furthermore, rapidly changing social policies and climate around sexual and gender minorities offers opportunities to examine their influence on LGBT health around the world.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to recent breakthroughs in LGBT health, with particular interest in innovative methods, measurement, or data analyses; the use of nationally representative data; a focus on transgender populations; and factors related to resiliency or intersectionality. The listed keywords below suggest just a few of the many possibilities.Dr. Michelle Birkett
Dr. Gregory Phillips II
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.
- Racial disparities
- Nationally representative data
- Geospatial factors
- Social policy
- Big data
- Sexual health
- Risk environment