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Special Issue "Obesity Prevention in Children and Adolescents"
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 (1 May 2018).
Interests: overweight and obesity; youth; physical activity; diet; environment; social factors; interventions; health promotion; parental influence; Health disparities, Policy
The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) welcomes submissions for a Special Issue focusing on “Obesity Prevention in Children and Adolescents”. IJERPH is a peer-reviewed scientific journal with a current impact factor of 2.101 (5-year impact factor of 2.54) that publishes research articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. More details about the journal can be found at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Obesity is a critical public health threat and a global issue that significantly affects our young people. Despite the decades of efforts made to prevent and treat this epidemic, all boys and girls across all socioeconomic classes among all ethnic groups continue to be disproportionately impacted by childhood obesity. The current literature exploring obesity in children and adolescents is both broad and deep, and we know that both physical and social environments are key in addressing this health crisis. This Special Issue will focus on emerging environmental factors that influence childhood obesity and innovative, environmental strategies to prevent and treat this epidemic. We are interested in topics such as, though not limited to:
- multi-level, influencing factors
- innovative, environmental interventions
- the role of key stakeholders (i.e., children, peers, parents, teachers, community members)
- various settings (i.e., home, school, neighborhood, churches, communities)
- environmental, organizational and/or policy changes
Researchers are invited to contribute novel work to be considered for publication in this Special Issue. Submissions should include original articles, critical reviews (systematic reviews or meta-analyses), brief reports, or short communications. There are no restrictions on study design and methodology (i.e., secondary analyses, cross-sectional or longitudinal design, intervention studies, observational studies, case study, etc.). Articles that focus on either preventing childhood obesity or decreasing the increase in childhood obesity are welcomed. Additionally, articles that focus on underrepresented or disadvantaged communities are encouraged.
Dr. Daheia J. Barr-Anderson
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.
- Overweight and obesity
- Physical activity
- Social factors
- Health promotion
- Parental influence
- Health disparities