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Special Issue "Development and Evaluation of New Tobacco Control Interventions"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017).
Interests: tobacco control; inequalities; smoking cessation; public policy; health education
Interests: tobacco control; risk perception; new tobacco products; health education; communication
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
Interests: tobacco control; inequalities; smoking initiation; adolescent health; public policy
For this Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, we invite submissions about development and evaluation of new tobacco control interventions.
There are many existing tobacco control interventions that are effective in stimulating smoking cessation or reducing initiation. In order to reduce tobacco consumption, practitioners, schools, municipalities, and governments need to implement these interventions. However, there are possibilities for improving existing interventions. For example, existing campaign-approaches may have been used for years and grown stale. Identifying and evaluating novel approaches is important. Second, existing community-based interventions and policies tend to be less effective among specific priority populations where smoking rates are still high. Tailored or targeted interventions and differential evaluations are needed to contribute to the reduction of smoking inequalities. Third, new eHealth and mHealth interventions need to be developed to keep up with the newest technologies and interests of users. Fourth, there is a lack of evidence on new population-level tobacco control policies. It is important to evaluate their public support among the population and their (potential) effectiveness.
For these reasons, there is a need for the development and evaluation of new tobacco control interventions. This Special Issue aims to cover both individual-level and population-level tobacco control interventions, including interventions that stimulate smoking cessation or reduce smoking uptake. We are happy to invite authors to submit effect evaluations, process evaluations, formative research, and protocols of interventions. Submissions of original articles, critical reviews, and short communications are welcomed.
Manuscripts should be submitted directly to the journal before 1 December 2017 and, upon acceptance, an Article Processing Charge (APC) of 1600 CHF should be paid. However, we can waive the APC for five literature reviews, methodological publications, or other high-impact publications. If you would like to be considered for a waiver, please email the abstract of your manuscript to [email protected] before 1 July 2017. We will let you know whether we can waive the APC (if the publication is accepted) before 15 July 2017.
The below list represents planned manuscripts. Not all full manuscripts of planned papers have been received by the Editorial Office yet. Planned papers are still subject to full peer-review and are not guaranteed publication.
Dr. Gera E. Nagelhout
Dr. Lucy Popova
Dr. Mirte Kuipers
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.
eHealth and mHealth
Tobacco Control Policy