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Special Issue "Social Networks and Health"
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: closed (31 October 2018).
Interests: long-term condition management; sociology of health and illness; capabilities approach; critical realism; development, evaluation and implementation of interventions
Interests: health policy; public health; management on health organisations; sociocentric structures; networks and emotions
We would like to invite papers to this Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, which will explore the application of Social Network Analysis (SNA) to applied health research. We welcome the submission of theoretical, methodological, empirical, and review papers using a range of social network methodologies and with clear implications for policy. We are particularly interested in research using mixed methods and ego-net analysis. Some of the themes that the papers could address include:
- Health and well-being
- Illness management in everyday life
- Online and offline personal communities
- Changing health behaviours and social practice
- Interactions between healthcare, social care, and community support
- Public policy and enabling environments
- New technologies and changes in healthcare delivery
- Development, implementation and evaluation of interventions
Dr. Ivaylo Vassilev
Dr. Pilar Marques-Sanchez
Mr. Nestor Serrano-Fuentes
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 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.
- illness management
- online and offline personal communities
- healthcare delivery