Special Issue "Health of Marginalized People"
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 (30 June 2019).
We are organizing a Special Issue on the health of marginalized people 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.
Although health for all has been a fundamental goal of the World Health Organization since the Declaration of Alma Ata in 1978, there are many populations or social groups for whom this goal remains a distant dream. Social, cultural, or legal practices that marginalize people can affect their health, either directly through violence and environmental hazards, or indirectly through discrimination, stigma, and loss of access to prevention and treatment services. Although the factors that lead to marginalization of people and social groups can be complex and beyond the power of public health policy-makers or environmental management agencies to change, understanding the health challenges that marginalized people face is essential for health and social systems to react to their needs and overcome the special health problems they face. This Special Issue aims to present the latest research on the health challenges facing marginalized people and the practical policies and interventions that can improve their health.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the health of marginalized people. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Stuart Gilmour
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
- health geography
- health inequality
- health disparity
- health and the law
- minority health
- prison health
- migrant health
- health for all
- risk factors
- social determinants of health
- LGBTIQ health
- ethnicity and health
- social epidemiology