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Special Issue "Psychosocial and Ecosystem Impact of Chronic Disease: Towards Individual and Environmentally Based Actions Accounting Complexity"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 94

Special Issue Editor

Department of Psychology, University Montpellier 3 Paul Valery, 34199 Montpellier, France
Interests: psychological adaptation; health intervention research; complex program planning; qualitative and mixed methods; primary care; diagnostic delay; chronic disease; cancer; endometriosis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The management of chronic diseases requires going beyond the sole perspective of medicalized health, in particular because of repercussions in the daily life of patients and their environment. A complex understanding of the processes at the individual level of both patient and stakeholder (relatives, health professionals, employers, public authorities, etc.) as well as at a structural level is necessary to plan solutions for the future. To address this issue more fully, we are soliciting manuscript submissions for inclusion in a Special Issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (5-Year Impact Factor: 4.799), titled: " Psychosocial and ecosystem impact of chronic disease: towards individual and environmentally based actions accounting complexity". We welcome manuscripts that either describe the impact of chronic disease on the daily life of patients and/or actors in their environment or that focus on the complexity in the diagnostic pathway and the comprehensive care of chronic diseases. High quality research is expected, especially rigorous qualitative research highlighting the individual and structural determinants of the problem as well as the standpoints of stakeholders. Authors can refer to the guidelines identified by the EQUATOR group (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency of Health Research https://www.equator-network.org/) and attach the appropriate checklist. We look forward to your contributions, which are in the interest of patients.

Dr. Guillaume Broc
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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 2500 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.


  • chronic disease
  • global health
  • complex diagnosis
  • comprehensive care
  • ecosystem perspective

Published Papers

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