Journal Menu► ▼ Journal Menu
Journal Browser► ▼ Journal Browser
Special Issue "Methodological Advances in the Study of Health and Health Care of LGBT Populations"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016).
Interests: LGBT health; health disparities
For the past ten years, large, representative health surveys in the United States have included sexual orientation and gender identity questions. Consequently, survey samples are larger and more representative of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) populations. In addition, these improved samples allow for investigations of different measures of sexual orientation and gender identity.
This Special Issue focuses on empirical and methodological papers that use LGBT samples from large, representative health surveys. Manuscripts that are appropriate for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Replication of previous studies by using improved samples to obtain more accurate estimates of health and health care outcomes of LGBT populations.
- Methodological studies that examine associations between different measures of LGBT populations and health-related outcomes.
- Studies that demonstrate statistically significant sexual orientation and gender identity disparities in health and health care outcomes that were not obtainable in previous studies.
- Studies that examine specific subgroups within these improved LGBT samples such as specific racial, ethnic, social class, gender, sexual identity, and gender identity groups.
- Studies on health and health care outcomes of LGBT populations that have not received adequate attention.
- Studies that examine contributors to health-related outcomes of LGBT populations.
Studies using representative samples of LGBT populations from local and national health surveys are welcomed. Papers can be of any length and should be written in a nontechnical style that can be read by a broad audience.
Dr. Elbert P. Almazan
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 double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Social Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. 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.
- sexual orientation
- sexual minority
- gender identity
- lesbian, gay, bisexual
- health care