Special Issue "Refugee Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Public Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2017
Dr. Pollie Bith-Melander
Alternative Family Services, 401 Roland Way, Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94621, USA
Phone: (510) 499-6925
We are organizing a Special Issue on refugee health in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
The focus on refugee health comes at a time of global unrest and has increasingly become a topic of discourse. Refugees are displaced individuals, owing to fear of persecution, war, violence, oppression, or exploitation. Originating from various regions of the world, refugees frequently have unique health issues and disease risks, which often are poorly prepared for and understood by receiving healthcare providers and responding governmental agencies.
We look forward to a wide range of topic submissions, including, but not limited to: health screening exams; community-based, multi-lingual health education and resources for refugees; health disparities; disease tracking and reporting systems; response to disease outbreaks; refugee utilization or lack thereof of healthcare resources/insurance; barriers to healthcare; health selection of refugees; health trajectory of refugees; hematologic genetic disorders; chronic health issues; mental health issues; abuse, discrimination, exploitation; infectious diseases; environmental exposure related diseases; hygiene and sanitation; healthy lifestyle choices; illegal activity/injury (assault, rape, battery); assimilation analysis; and healthcare concerns relating to economic challenges, language barriers, the struggles of a cultural transition, geographic origin and refugee camp/living conditions.
This Special Issue is open to original research, review articles, short reports, brief commentary, case reports, meta-analyses, simulation studies, and epidemiologic models related to refugee health. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Jimmy T. Efird
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 monthly 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 1600 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.
- refugee health
- health disparities
- public health
- disease screening
- health insurance
- mental health
- infectious disease
- barriers to healthcare
- trauma and refugees