Call for Papers for a Special Thematic Issue of the Journal of Social Work in End‐of‐Life & Palliative Care: Psychosocial Issues in Oncology at the End of Life
Manuscripts for this issue are due by February 15, 2014
Call for Papers for a Special Thematic Issue of the Journal of Social Work in End‐of‐Life & Palliative Care: Psychosocial Issues in Oncology at the End of Life
Manuscripts for this issue are due by February 15, 2014
Call for Papers by Quality of Life Research: Methods of Patient Engagement
Letters of Intent are due January 31, 2014. The Editors of Quality of Life Research are planning a special series on methods of patient engagement in quality of life and patient-reported outcomes research. We are seeking papers that exemplify excellent science on various methodologies or topics, including but not limited to:
Cultural factors in patient engagement
Models for involving patients as agents as well as subjects in research
The use of health IT applications (including smartphones, text messaging, social networking, and email) in patient-reported outcomes research and the impact of such an outcome related to health, provider-patient communication, adherence, etc.
Systems Science models of patient engagement in patient-reported outcomes research
Patient engagement in clinical trials and other studies involving patient-reported outcomes
Eligible papers must have a clear, well-thought out patient-reported outcome component.
To participate in this call, please submit a letter of intent with draft title, contact information and institution for all co-authors, and abstract (250 word maximum). A subset of these letters of intent will be invited for full manuscript. We expect to publish 4-6 manuscripts.
Letter of Intent: January 31, 2014
Manuscripts invited based on screening of letters of intent: February 28, 2014
Manuscripts due: May 2, 2014
Anticipated publication of special section: Late Fall 2014
Please email to: Carolyn Schwartz (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dennis Revicki (email@example.com).
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Computers in Biology and Medicine: Innovative ICT-based Products, Services and Systems for Elderly People
Dr. Edward Ciaccio
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
Athina Lazakidou, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Informatics
University of Peloponnese
Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life
Department of Nursing
Orthias Artemidos & Plateon
GR-23100, Sparti, GREECE
The proportion of elderly people in Western countries is increasing forcing governments to consider strategies to support independent elderly living. Due to this demographic change there has been growing interest in investigating the elderly themselves as active content providers for their own everyday life supporting services. Elderly can, instead of a burden, been seen as resource. The consequence of increasing life expectancy and decreasing birth rates is an EU population that is becoming increasingly older. On the social side of this issue, it is important for all these people having the need to be supported in their daily-life-activities to remain integrated in social life - despite of their age and existing disabilities. On the economical side, ageing has enormous implications, since not only the income side of social schemes is affected but also expenditures: health care systems for instance, are concerned. Facing these challenges of ageing societies there exist areas of opportunity, where technological and social-economic innovation can enhance the quality of life of older and impaired people, mitigate the economic problems of an ageing population and create new economic and business opportunities.
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) includes assistance to carry out daily activities, health and activity monitoring, enhancing safety and security, getting access to social, medical and emergency systems, and facilitating social contacts. Receiving social and/or medical support in various new intelligent ways consequently contributes to independent living and quality of life for many elderly and disabled people. Overall, AAL can improve the quality of life of elderly people at home and reduces the need of caretakers, personal nursing.
The proposed special issue focuses on Innovative ICT-based Products, Services and Systems for Elderly People
Overall Objectives and Mission
The proposed special issue will provide a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms. Additionally, this issue will feature papers (each paper consists of 6,000-8,000 words) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to different areas, issues and trends in Innovative Technologies and Systems for Ambient Assisted Living.
The specific aims are to:
Foster the emergence of innovative ICT-based products, services and systems for ageing well at home, in the community, and at work, thus increasing the quality of life, autonomy, participation in social life, skills and employability of elderly people, and reducing the costs of health and social care.
Create a critical mass of research, development and innovation in technologies and services for ageing well in the information society, including the establishment of a favorable environment for participation by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Improve conditions for industrial exploitation by providing a coherent European framework for developing common approaches and facilitating the localization and adaptation of common solutions which are compatible with varying social preferences and regulatory aspects at national or regional level.
The concept of Ambient Assisted Living is understood as:
to extend the time people can live in their preferred environment by increasing their autonomy, self-confidence and mobility;
to support maintaining health and functional capability of the elderly individuals,
to promote a better and healthier lifestyle for individuals at risk;
to enhance the security, to prevent social isolation and to support maintaining the multifunctional network around the individual;
to support caregivers, families and care organizations;
to increase the efficiency and productivity of used resources in the ageing societies.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Innovative E-Health and Telemedicine Services, Applications and Products
ICT for the Management and Prevention of Chronic Conditions of Elderly People
ICT based solutions for Advancement of Social Interaction of Elderly People
ICT-based Solutions for Advancement of Older Persons’ Independence and Participation in the “Self-Serve Society"
ICT based solutions for Advancement of Older Persons’ Mobility
ICT-based Solutions for (Self-) Management of Daily Life Activities of Elderly People at Home
RFID Technologies for Smart Living Space
Wireless Technologies and Architectures for Health Monitoring Systems
Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks in Smart Living Space
Manuscript Due: December 20, 2013
First Round of Reviews: January 20, 2014
Revised version submission: March 30, 2014
Second Round of Reviews: April 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: May 20, 2014
Final version submission: June 30, 2014
Call for Papers for a Special Edition of Palliative Medicine: Palliative Care in Critical Care Settings
Palliative Medicine is excited to announce a new call for papers for a forthcoming special edition focusing on palliative care in critical care settings. This follows on from our recent successful calls for papers for special editions on family carers and the care of those with non-malignant disease.
We hope that this special edition will focus on developing our knowledge of the care of patients nearing the end of their lives in intensive and critical care settings. These patients will have life-threatening organ system failures, often in the setting of severe chronic disease, or they may be at risk of developing critical illness and need sensitive discussions about treatment goals and limitations. We are seeking original research that offers insights into the support of patients, families and professional caregivers in these care settings. Research is likely to address transitions, as the primary focus of care moves from prolongation of survival to the alleviation of suffering.
Our aim is to publish rigorous, empirical, original research reviews, research methodologies or theoretical works. We are seeking interdisciplinary contributions from across health and social care that will appeal to an international audience of clinicians, researchers, managers, educators and policymakers. Papers may address paediatric or adult critical care, or both. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
Prediction and prognosis: Exploring issues of prognostic uncertainty; understanding how decisions to treat, to limit, to withhold, or to withdraw treatment are made and the resultant impact on care pathways.
Practical aspects of palliation: Understanding the challenges associated with palliation and symptom management within these interdisciplinary care settings.
Prevention: Examining the use of advance care planning and advance directives in critical care settings and the impact of educational or psychological interventions on patients, bereaved families and professionals. Research into service developments that bridge the gap between palliative care and intensive care are particularly welcomed.
Perspectives: Investigating end-of-life care in critical care from different perspectives including those of patients and families, professional care providers or providing cultural, emotional, moral and legal insights.
If you are interested in submitting a paper for this special edition, then please do carefully read our standard author guidelines for information about how to present and submit your papers. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2014: we’ve tried to give as much time as possible for you to submit high quality papers. We look forward to receiving them!
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Landscape Research: Landscape and Health
This special issue aims to explore topics related to the relationship between landscape and human health. Whilst this subject has dominated public health and green space research agendas recently, less attention has been paid to the relationship between health and the wider landscape, health and particular landscape characteristics, the health impacts of specific approaches to landscape planning, design and management and especially to andscape-related health issues in the global south. This Special Issue aims
to address this imbalance, examining landscapes and human health from multi and inter-disciplinary perspectives including science, social science and the arts and humanities. We are interested in a wide range of approaches to evidencing and exploring the links between health and landscape, embracing both quantitative and qualitative empirical research, as well as original theoretical contributions, literature reviews and papers dealing with as yet unexplored aspects of the health-landscape connection. Health is interpreted broadly to embrace all aspects of the WHO definition – “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. We are interested in a broad range of different topics and approaches to the landscape/health nexus including:
• Papers contributing fresh insights into historic landscapes or landscape practices that have been associated with health and well-being
• Physical and mental health benefits/disbenefits of exposure to different landscapes and their relevant characteristics
• Trialling therapeutic and public health landscape interventions
• Healing and sensory gardens, retreats and health-care landscapes – their characteristics and effects
• Global or local health impacts of landscape on particular populations
• Hidden health impacts of particular landscapes e.g. obesogenic environments
• Health impacts of climate change as it affects the landscape and landscape planning/design management to mitigate such impacts
Research-based articles are invited from across the globe that address aspects of this theme and that will be of interest to our readers, so there must be a clear emphasis on the discussion of landscape issues.
Landscape Research is an international cross-disciplinary peer-review journal. Submitted papers should be between 3,000-7,000 words in length and may be constructed as standard research papers, review papers, viewpoints or think pieces. Short, concise and punchy papers based on robust research are particularly welcomed.
The deadline for first submissions is 30 June 2014.
If you would like to submit, please contact the journal in the first instance with your suggested abstract before 1 December 2013. Provisional publication date for the special issue is Summer 2015.
Send abstracts and enquiries to:
Call for Papers for Ecopsychology on Ecopsychology and Public Health
Submission deadline: January 15, 2014
Editor-in-Chief: Peter H. Kahn, Jr., PhD
Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH
Dean, School of Public Health
University of Washington
Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair,
Environmental Health Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Over the last three decades, there has been emerging evidence to support the proposition that interacting with nature benefits people’s physical and mental health. If this proposition is true, then it needs to be better supported empirically, and we need to understand the mechanisms by which it occurs. We can then use this evidence to bridge ecopsychology to almost all peoples of the world. Such scientific evidence is not the last word in ecopsychology; but for some people it can be the first. And if there is evidence that nature interaction does not benefit people, we need to know that, too.
Possible topics include:
-- Interaction with animals and health
-- Interaction with plants and health
-- Effects of parks, greenspace, and landscapes on health and well-being
-- Effects of biophilic buildings, and biomimicry-inspired design, on health and well-being
-- Wilderness experiences and health
-- Strengths and limitations of clinical epidemiology in getting traction on this topic
-- New methods for the field
Other related topics are welcomed.
Ecopsychology especially seeks papers that provide empirical evidence of the effects of nature contact, with relatively rigorous operational definitions of both the exposure and the health outcome.
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2014
Please submit your manuscript through the Journal’s online submission system.
Page Manuscript limit is 4,000 words.
If you have any specific questions, please email:
Peter H. Kahn, Jr., PhD
Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue of Heart & Lung: Care of the Critically Ill and Their Family Caregivers
Special Issue Editor; Linda Chlan, PhD, RN, FAAN
More than one million persons are admitted annually to intensive care units (ICU), and a majority receive mechanical ventilatory support. Of those patients, approximately 34% will require prolonged ventilatory support, and this rate is increasing. As more patients survive critical illness and experience prolonged ICU stays, long-term complications emerge and are associated with protracted disability, poor quality of life, and needs for rehabilitation and major disability. Family caregivers also face distress and burden associated with these events.
We invite manuscripts on all aspects of the care of the critically ill and their caregivers across the trajectory of critical illness from the acute phase to recovery. Manuscripts reporting original research or systematic reviews are of particular interest. The issue is planned for November-December 2014. In order to be considered for this issue, manuscripts must be submitted no later than January 1, 2014 and prepared according to the Heart & Lung editorial guidelines, http://www.heartandlung.org/authorinfo.
Please submit online through the Heart & Lung online editorial system, http://ees.elsevier.com/hl/ under the article type 'Special issue: Care of the Critically Ill.'
Queries may be submitted to Dr. Linda Chlan, Special Issue Editor,firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Special Issue submitted manuscripts must be categorized under the article type of 'Special issue: Care of the Critically Ill.'
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology: Peer Relations in Youth with Chronic Illness
Editors: Vicki S. Helgeson, PHD (guest), and Grayson N. Holmbeck, PHD
Due Date: March 1, 2014
Researchers have recognized the importance of the social environment in adjustment to chronic illness among youth with a variety of health conditions, but the vast majority of this research has focused on the family. The peer social environment is a second important social context for youth, and one that takes on increasing importance during the adolescent period of development. Despite the fact that researchers recognize the importance of peer relations to the development of children and adolescents, little research in the area of chronic illness has focused on peer relations. Among the studies that do exist, research has found that supportive peer relations have implications for quality of life and physical health. Even less research has focused on the unsupportive or conflictive aspects of peer relations, but those that do find strong connections to psychological distress, poor adherence, and impaired physical health. The mechanisms for these associations have not been well articulated theoretically or examined empirically.
The aim of this special issue is to highlight studies that examine implications of peer relations for the well-being of youth with chronic illness. We construe well-being broadly, including quality of life, psychological distress, psychological growth, adherence, risk behavior, and physical health. Studies may focus on children, adolescents, and/or emerging adults. Priority will be given to studies that use innovative research designs that move beyond cross-sectional data and that identify mechanisms by which peer relations are connected to health. The use of multiple methods (e.g., qualitative and quantitative; self-report and direct observation), the use of multiple informants (e.g., youth and parent or peer), or a focus on multiple contexts (e.g., peer and family contexts or peer and school contexts) are strongly encouraged. Intervention studies are also welcomed.
Submissions for this special issue will be accepted until March 1, 2014
Articles should be prepared in compliance with JPP’s Instructions to Authors (http://jpepsy.oxfordjournals.org/) and submitted through the ScholarOne Manuscript Central submission portal (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jpepsy).
Manuscripts will be peer reviewed. Articles that are not appropriate for inclusion in this special issue may be rerouted (with the authors’ knowledge and consent) for consideration for publication in JPP as regular articles. Please indicate in the cover letter accompanying your manuscript that you would like to have the article considered for the Special Issue on Peer Relations in Youth with Chronic Illness
Please direct all inquiries to Vicki S. Helgeson at email@example.com or Grayson Holmbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Europe’s Journal of Psychology: Humor, Well-Being and Health
August 2014 Special Issue of EJOP on “Humor, Well-Being and Health”
Guest Editor: Nicholas A. Kuiper, Ph.D.
Over the past decade there has been an exponential growth in psychological research investigating the impact of humor on psychological well-being and physical health. As such, a presentation of contemporary psychological research and theory on this topic will be the focus of the August 2014 Special Humor Issue of EJOP. For this issue we are interested in now receiving papers that deal with the various facets of humor, well-being and health. This could include, for example, novel and well-designed research papers documenting the facilitative effects of humor on well-being and/or physical health. Here, we are interested in papers that show how humor might (1) function to enhance positive life experiences, or (2) minimize or even eliminate the detrimental psychological and/or physical health impact of stressful events or life circumstances. Conversely, we are also interested in papers detailing the circumstances under which humor could have a negative impact on either psychological well-being or physical health. Humor can be defined broadly in this research, and could include humor or laughter as a manipulation (e.g., watching a funny film); as an emotional regulation strategy for dealing with both negative and positive life events; or as an individual difference variable that could be either adaptive (such as self-enhancing humor) or maladaptive (such as aggressive humor). Although our primary focus will be on presenting the most innovative research papers in this domain, we would also be interested in receiving strong theoretical contributions (including literature review papers) that significantly advance our understanding of the psychological processes and mechanisms that may underlie the positive (or negative) effects of humor and laughter on physical health and psychological well-being.
Submission Process: All papers should be submitted through the regular EJOP submission process no later than January 20, 2014 and should confirm to all of the requirements listed on the EJOP website (www.ejop.psychopen.eu/index.php/ejop). All papers received for this special issue will be processed by the Special Guest Editor (Professor Nick Kuiper, email@example.com). Those papers subsequently selected for inclusion in the Special Humor Issue must provide a significant increase in our knowledge base concerning humor’s role in psychological well-being and health, while also meeting all standards for publication.
Call for Papers: The Journal of Art for Life
We are inviting art educators, therapists and administrators to submit manuscripts for the inaugural issue of a new journal, The Journal of Art for Life. The goal of the inaugural issue is to highlight current theory, research, and practice of art for advancing social justice issues and to enhance the mission of the journal:
The Journal of Art for Life is a national, refereed journal focused on art education, art therapy, and arts administration in authentic, real-world contexts toward the goal of social progress through the arts. The journal is based on the instrumentalist premise that art has the power and potential to reflect and enhance the conditions of human experience. Through scholarly articles, the journal is an instrument for communicating the avenues by which the various forms of art intertwine and impact society and social justice.
The journal accepts articles that are theoretical, research-based, and those that address the practical applications of art for life in educational, therapeutic, and other institutional contexts, including museums. We seek social criticism related to art and art education; inquiry into potential areas of exploration regarding art in society, especially focused on social justice and other crucial issues psychological perspectives, including therapeutic programs which emphasize arts interventions; and investigations into possible roles for arts institutions as cultural organizations that benefit people's lives. We also seek practical applications, strategies, and position papers about art and its relationship to the enhancement of life for individuals and the societies in which we live, in art education, art therapy and arts administration contexts. The submission deadlines are January 1 for the spring issue and July 1 for the fall issue. The main text of each manuscript, exclusive of figures, tables, references, or appendices, should be 4000 - 5000 words and should follow the Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (6th Edition).
Content: The journal provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas concerning the use of art to enhance the human experience. Manuscripts submitted should reflect this purpose. Manuscripts should concern concepts, practices, or research studies that have implications and applicability for art educators, therapist and administrators.
Length: Manuscripts, excluding all references, charts, figures, and tables, generally should be 4000 - 5000 words.
Preparation for Review: All submissions must be prepared using a computer word processing program. Manuscripts must adhere strictly to guidelines set in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2009. Double-space all text, including quotations and references, and provide 1.5-inch margins all around. References must be complete and placed at the end of the manuscript. Please place tables, charts, figures, or illustrations after the references on separate pages.
Authors should not cite or reference their own name but instead use the word author, followed by the publication date. Alphabetize references to author under A and not under the letter of the author's last name. Do not include titles or the names of coauthors in the "author" citations or references.
Submission: Submissions should be sent to Marcia L. Rosal at Florida State University, Department of Art Education, PO Box 3061232, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1232.
Submissions must include the following:
* Cover page: Include the information listed below on a separate sheet.
* Title of the manuscript
* Date of submission
* Author's name, institutional affiliation, complete mailing address, business and home phone numbers, fax number, and e-mail address
* Biographical information about each author, which may not exceed 30 words per author
Abstract: On a separate sheet of paper at the beginning of the manuscript, describe the essence of the manuscript in 150-200 words. Do not include your name or any other identifying information in the abstract or the manuscript.
Manuscript: Authors should submit electronic copies. On a CD, provide two electronic copies one with author information, abstract, and cover page, and one prepared for review with author information removed from the cover page. Provide author name, manuscript title, and word processing program on the disk label.