Special Issue "The Impact of Companion Animals on Public 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 July 2020).
Interests: the human-animal bond; animal-assisted interventions with vulnerable clients (autism, psychiatry, dementia); One Health/One Wellbeing; animal wellbeing in AAI
Interests: human-animal interaction; biopsychosocial effects of animal-assisted interventions; One Health; neurorehabilitation; treatment
We are organizing a Special Issue on the impact of companion animals on public health 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 areas of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Improving public health is an important objective for urban planners and policy makers. Public health refers to preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical, mental, and social wellbeing. However, since (companion) animals and nature are an important part of the public domain, public health is depending on a 'one health' approach in which animal wellbeing, human wellbeing, and the environment participate. What role do (companion) animals (and nature) play in preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting our physical, social, and psychological wellbeing?
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the impact of (companion) animals and nature on public health.
Prof. Dr. Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers
Dr. Karin Hediger
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.
- Public health
- One Health
- (Companion) animals
- Green spaces
- Green care
- Social participation
- Embedding in community
- Social capital
- Quality of life