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Special Issue "Methodologies and Applications of Geographic Information Science and Spatial Statistical Analysis in Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019.
The use of Geographic Information Sciences (GIScience) and spatial statistical analysis has emerged as an innovative component in the field of Public Health. Great attention has been paid to analyzing spatial and spatiotemporal data; locations; and spatial interaction in understanding public health issues. Applying GIScience or/and spatial statistics, spatial epidemiologists, health geographers, biostatisticians and public health professionals have made significant contributions in understanding problems such as disease clusters and environmental risk factors, and targeting interventions to improve public health. Through analysis and mapping of spatial data from single or multiple sources, GIScience and spatial statistical analysis have been shown as effective tools for assisting policymakers to study diseases, environmental problems, health inequity, and health care in public health.
This Special Issue seeks papers that demonstrate original research with innovative methodologies and applications of GIScience and spatial statistical analysis in the field of public health. The aim of this call is to provide a strong overview of the GIScience and technological advances of spatial methodology in public health, invoke new ways of thinking about how public health programs can be better accomplished, and stimulate new ideas to use GIScience and spatial statistics in public health. Both methodologies for analyzing spatial data and their applications in public health will be considered for this special issue.
Prof. Jane Law
Prof. Henry Hui Luan
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.
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Spatial and spatiotemporal epidemiology
- Community/Neighborhood health
- GIS applications in epidemiology and public health research
- Bayesian disease mapping
- Health geomatics
- Health inequities
- Health geography
- Health surveillance
- Public health intervention
- Healthcare planning