Special Issue "Child and Adolescent Health in a Life-Course Perspective"
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: 15 May 2020.
Interests: child and adolescent health; child mental health; child and adolescent health monitoring; early life factors of health (including early nutrition, tobacco exposure); health literacy
We are organizing a Special Issue on Child and Adolescent Health in a Life-Course Perspective 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.
The relevance of a life-course perspective on health and disease has become widely accepted in research and has recently found its way into policy. The approach is supported by both sociological and biomedical theories and evidence. Common to both sociological and biomedical theories is the exposure to environmental factors at the time of conception, in utero or in early life. The environment encompasses sociocultural, economic, and political, as well as the physical environment people are exposed to. The potential of a life-course perspective to health and disease lies in the potential of early prevention and health promotion, underlining the high impact it can have for public health, as well as in an increased understanding of pathways to disease and of intra- and transgenerational factors of health, providing a basis for personalized as well as public health benefit.
This Special Issue is open to any research addressing a life-course perspective to child and adolescent public health, both from a sociological as well as biomedical point of view or a combination of both and other theoretical concepts supporting the life-course perspective.
The following key words are only a selection of possible topics.
Prof. Dr. Julia Dratva
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 2000 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.
- Early life (risk) factors
- Life course
- Child and adolescent health
- Public health
- Maternal factors
- Paternal factors