Special Issue "LGBTQ+ Bullying and Negative Psychosocial Outcomes: Identifying Protective and Resilience Factors"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jun Sung Hong
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
School of Social Work, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Interests: bullying; school violence; adolescent mental health
Prof. Dr. Dorothy L. Espelage
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
Interests: prevention science; school based interventions; social-emotional learning intervention; bullying prevention; dating

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of IJERPH entitled “LGBTQ+ Bullying and Negative Psychosocial Outcomes: Identifying Protective and Resilience Factors”. We are seeking empirical research articles and reviews of the literature on topics related to bullying experiences of adolescents (ages 10–21) who identify as LGBTQ and protective factors that moderate the association between bullying based on sexual orientation and gender-identity-associated outcomes. We encourage researchers who are interested in this Special Issue to contact us at [email protected] and [email protected]

Dr. Jun Sung Hong
Prof. Dr. Dorothy L. Espelage
Guest Editors

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.


  • bullying
  • homophobic bullying
  • adolescents
  • LGBTQ+
  • sexual orientation
  • gender identity
  • violence

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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