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Special Issue "Stress, Prevention, and Resilience among First Responders"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2020.
Interests: police stress; trauma; moral injury; compassion fatigue; health; training; resilience
Interests: anxiety; depression; operational stress injury; PTSD; workplace mental health and wellbeing; resiliency; prevention; intervention; return to work
Interests: law enforcement suicide; first responder wellness and resilience; suicide prevention; mental health
First responders are exposed to a plethora of critical incidents over the course of their career. Current scholarly research has shown that first responders experience different types of stress. Despite their exposure to adversities, first responders have proven to be more resilient compared to the general population. However, exposure to critical incidents may often have negative impact on first responders’ health, wellbeing, and job performance. The role of preventative interventions is imperative in helping first responders recover following exposure to adversities, hence maintaining resilient trajectories over the course of their career.
This Special Issue aims to provide the readers with valuable information with regards to the multidimensional nature of stress among first responders. In addition, some papers in this Special Issue will focus on resilience and the exploration of how resilience can be studied in first responders; in addition, the application of resilience promotion interventions will be studied and discussed in some of the manuscripts included in this Special Issue. Moreover, the current Special Issue encompasses the term “prevention” to emphasize the important role of prevention or preventative interventions in helping first responders cope with efficiency in the exposure to challenges they experience in the line of duty. All scholars whose work focuses on this present topic are more than welcome to submit their manuscripts for peer review. The Special Issue is an open access one, meaning that professionals, policy makers, leaders, and students who are interested in first responders’ work will have access to this Special Issue with no additional fees. In addition, this Special Issue will be indexed in some of the major databases; therefore, academicians, researchers, instructors, and scholars interested in the topic explored in the current Special Issue will have a unique opportunity to study the papers published in this Special Issue.
That being said, we would like to invite you to send us your manuscript (IJERPH offers different types of manuscripts, including theoretical essays) for consideration for publication in our Special Issue. Your manuscript will initially go through the peer-reviewed process before publication is approved. You may submit anything related to the topic and the work you have been doing. Please feel free to invite other co-authors to collaborate with you on the completion of your manuscripts.
Dr. Konstantinos Papazoglou
Dr. Katy Kamkar
Dr. Olivia Johnson
Dr. Chuck Russo
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 2000 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.
- first responders
- critical incidents