Special Issue "Workplace Health and Wellbeing 2020"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Occupational Safety and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Leading Guest Editor
Interests: workplace health; workplace wellness; health promotion; behaviour change; interventions; health screening, physical activity; self-management; digital health; eHealth; mHealth
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Interests: workplace health; workplace wellness; health promotion; prosocial emotions; personality; interventions; behaviour change; health risk factors; health messaging and compliance
An organisation’s greatest asset is its people, and there is a strong business case for investing in a healthy work culture. With the rise in sickness absenteeism and associated financial impacts on organisations and the economy, workplace health and wellbeing is a top priority. There is a focus on what organisations are doing to attract employees, promote attendance, and operate a healthy working environment. The workplace can provide a useful arena for reaching populations for health and lifestyle intervention. There are many contemporary threats to health and wellbeing in the workforce, particularly the ageing workforce; the increase in chronic disease and mental ill-health; work-related stress; presenteeism and leavism; as well as technological advances and issues of equality, diversity, and inclusion.
This Special Issue in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health follows on from a collection of 30 papers published in the successful "Workplace Health and Wellbeing 2019" issue. It will make a substantial contribution to the understanding of contemporary workplace health and wellbeing issues; the influence of health and wellbeing on individual and organisational outcomes; and the impact of workplace strategies, policies, and interventions on individuals and employers.
A wide range of topics will be included in this Issue, related to but not limited to the mental and physical wellbeing of employees and particular occupational groups; psychosocial risk factors; the implementation and effectiveness of workplace wellness programmes; the engagement of line managers in workplace health initiatives, promoting healthy lifestyles at work; health screening interventions in workplace settings; the prevention or management of chronic conditions at work; the impact of health on the capacity of employees to work (e.g., supporting people with disabilities, health conditions, and rehabilitation); studies around wellbeing and recruitment and/or retention; and the impact of workplace interventions on work engagement, work performance and/or productivity.
Prof. Dr. Holly Blake
Dr. Natalia Stanulewicz
Ms. Maria Armaou
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.
- workplace wellness
- health promotion
- occupational health
- chronic diseases
- mental health
- return to work