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Special Issue "Validating Effective Interventions for Disaster Stress"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 385

Special Issue Editor

Iwate Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Iwate Medical University, Yahaba 028-3694, Japan
Interests: public mental health; women's health; traumatic stress; biomarkers; psychosocial factors and health; intervention; prevention and cardio metabolic effects

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There have been many studies published on mental health after disasters. However, it is rare to see reports on effective intervention studies aimed at improving post-disaster mental health. This Special Issue aims to discuss new knowledge or cutting-edge development in the disaster medicine, psychiatry and social epidemiology research field through selected works, which will make a great contribution to the community. We consider that this issue will be the best forum for disseminating excellent research findings as well as sharing innovative ideas in the field.

Disasters include not only earthquakes, but also typhoons, heavy rains, forest fires, and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. The study target may include children and adults, the general population, health care professionals, and supporters. Contributions to this important Special Issue will be accepted by invitation only. In order to benefit both authors and readers, published papers will be waived of the publication fee. 

You are welcome to send a tentative title and a short abstract to me for evaluation before submission. Please note that selected full papers will still be subjected to a thorough and rigorous peer review. 

I am looking forward to receiving your excellent work.

Dr. Yuka Kotozaki
Guest Editor

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 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.


  • intervention
  • stress
  • chronic stress
  • mental health
  • biomarkers
  • adult
  • elderly
  • children
  • earthquake
  • COVID-19

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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