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Special Issue "Migration and Migration Status: Key Determinants of Health and Well-Being"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 419

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maria De Jesus
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Guest Editor
School of International Service and Center on Health, Risk, and Society, American University, Washington, DC 20016, USA
Interests: health and social inequities; social determinants of health; intercultural health communication
Dr. Ernesto Castañeda
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Guest Editor
Immigration Lab, American University, Washington, DC 20016, USA
Interests: international migration; border regions; comparative studies; mixed methods; health disparities; social movements
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Migration and migration status are key determinants of health and well-being. Global changes in migratory patterns and the climate, increasing health and social inequities, and contexts of poverty and violence impact the health and well-being of migrants. Within these ‘contexts of vulnerability,’ migrants are likely to experience a range of negative physical and mental health outcomes before, during, and after their migration journeys. They are also likely to experience isolation, exclusion, discrimination, xenophobia, and insecurity, all of which have negative impacts on their health and well-being. Migrants in irregular situations or who are undocumented are especially at risk of exploitation, trafficking, exclusion, detention, and deportation. When considering the adverse effects on the health and well-being of migrants across the world, the impact of large-scale social structures and multi-sectoral policies becomes more visible, as well as the need to actively promote migrants’ health and well-being. Migrants are affected by the political, economic, health, social, educational, technological, media, religious, cultural, familial, and social structures operating locally, nationally, and transnationally. There is an urgent need for quality research on migration and health and well-being to support efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to ‘leave no-one behind’ by “promoting the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status” by 2030.   

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge on the links between migration, migration status, and health and well-being. New research papers, methodological papers, systematic reviews, case reports, and commentaries are welcome to this issue. Empirical papers using a variety of research designs and methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodology) are also welcome. We will accept manuscripts from different disciplines including public health, epidemiology, psychology, geography, political science, sociology, anthropology, etc. The studies in this edition will also aim to reflect perspectives from different countries and/or regions.

Dr. Maria De Jesus
Dr. Ernesto Castañeda
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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 2500 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.


  • migration
  • migration status
  • health
  • well-being
  • vulnerability
  • conflict
  • violence
  • poverty
  • inclusion
  • policies

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