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Special Issue "Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in Latin American Populations"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 12917
Special Issue Editor
Interests: maternal and child health and nutrition; childhood obesity prevention; minority health; health disparities; community-based health promotion research; global health
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Special Issue Information
Latin Americans are a large, multi-ethnic population from Latin American countries (more than 20 countries across South, Central, and North America) and dependencies, whose primary languages are Spanish and Portuguese. In addition to living in their countries of origins, Latin Americans are now amongst the largest and fastest growing population groups in several countries across the globe including the United States, Spain, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Portugal, and Australia.
This Special Issue will focus on current psychological, socio-cultural, and environmental factors that influence maternal and child health and nutrition, both in early and later life among Latin American populations across the world and innovative strategies to prevent and address maternal and child health and nutrition issues affecting Latin American population groups. We are interested in topics such as though not limited to the following:
- Multi-level, factors influencing health, nutrition, and diet-related behaviors;
- The role of key stakeholders (i.e., children, peers, parents, teachers, and community members) in promoting health and health-related behaviors;
- Various settings (i.e., home, child care settings, school, neighborhood, churches, and communities);
- Innovative interventions;
- Environmental, organizational, and/or policy changes designed to promote health.
Researchers are invited to contribute novel work to be considered for publication in this Special Issue. Submissions should include original articles, critical reviews (systematic reviews or meta-analyses), brief reports, or short communications. There are no restrictions on study design and methodology (i.e., secondary analyses, cross-sectional or longitudinal design, intervention studies, qualitative studies, etc.). Articles that focus on either the prevention or management of prevalent maternal and child health and nutrition problems affecting Latin American population groups across the globe are welcomed. Additionally, articles that focus on underrepresented or disadvantaged Latin American communities and Latin American immigrants are encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Ana Cristina Lindsay
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2500 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.
- Latin America
- Social and cultural factors
- Health promotion
- Health disparities