Special Issue on Health Literacy

Submission Deadline: Jul. 10, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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Special Issue Flyer (PDF)
  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Hadi Tehrani
      Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan, Iran
  • Guest Editor
    Guest Editors play a significant role in a special issue. They maintain the quality of published research and enhance the special issue’s impact. If you would like to be a Guest Editor or recommend a colleague as a Guest Editor of this special issue, please Click here to complete the Guest Editor application.
    • Mohahmmad Vahedian-Shahroodi
      Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan, Iran
    • Fatemeh Zareie
      Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    • Food Science and Technology Departement, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Oromia, Ethiopia
    • Masresha Leta
      Department of Midwifery, Harar Health Science College, Harar, Harari Regional State, Ethiopia
    • Haiying Yuan
      University of California, Davis, USA
  • Introduction

    Health literacy has been defined and conceptualized in multiple ways, but almost all definitions have the same core elements describing the skills that enable individuals to obtain, understand and use information to make decisions and take actions that will have an impact on their health. These health literacy skills can be applied to the full range of determinants of health (personal, social and environmental). Previous research has established that these skills and abilities are mediated by environmental demands and situational complexities.
    This Special Issue will examine more closely current progress in understanding “Health Literacy” and welcomes papers that improve our understanding of the mutual impact of a range of social, economic, environmental, and organizational influences on health literacy.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. The relationships between physical and social environments and health literacy
    2. Health literacy interventions using the preferred media of disengaged populations
    3. Evaluating a systems approach to health literacy
    4. Health literacy interventions that are responsive to cultural preferences
    5. Full range of investigators and practitioners engaged in health literacy research
    6. The social function of health literacy, social contexts, social health literacy, and distributed health literacy

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.jhealthresearch.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.