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Special Issue "Internet-Related Addictions 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 (15 November 2019).
Interests: behavioral addictions; health psychology; mental health
Interests: ehealth; behavioral addictions; psychosocial aspects in behavioral health
Interests: behavioral health; epidemiology; HIV/AIDS research; sexual health; emerging infectious diseases; influenza vaccination and prevention; addictive behaviors; resilience intervention; child abuse; community stress due to disasters; public mental health
We are organizing a Special Issue on Internet-related addictions and health in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Internet-related addictions have been widely reported worldwide and are considered an emergent serious global health threat. They involve problematic use of online activities (e.g., gaming and social networking) in the presence of addiction symptoms such as preoccupation, tolerance development, and withdrawal symptoms. They interfere with many aspects of our daily life including academic/work performance, physical activity level, mental state, emotional state, and social interactions. Poor physical/psychosocial health is also a risk factor of Internet-related addiction.
This Special Issue aims to offer the reader the latest findings about Internet-related addictions, associated problems, and physical/psychosocial health in different populations, as well as the potential factors and mechanisms involved. We welcome high-quality research papers on this subject for this Special Issue. The keywords listed below provide some of the many possible topics.
Prof. Anise M. S. Wu
Prof. Phoenix K. H. Mo
Prof. Joseph Tak-fai Lau
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.
- Online gaming, social networking, online gambling, online shopping, cybersex and other online addictive behaviors
- Internet gaming disorder
- Internet addiction and problematic Internet use
- Physical health
- Psychosocial health
- Subjective wellbeing
- Longitudinal studies
- Intervention studies
- Prevention and treatment