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Arts-Based Digital Health

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 608

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
School of Psychology, Massey University, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Interests: gender; discourse; postfeminism; neoliberalism; psychology; identity; sexuality; health promotion; digital health; digital media; body image

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Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen, 5007 Bergen, Norway
Interests: digital narrative; digital culture; game studies; electronic literature; postclassical narratology; discourse; gender and the body; digital humanities; empirical literary studies; qualitative methods
Re•Vision Centre for Art and Social Justice, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
Interests: storymaking and creative methodologies; artistic research/research creation; accessibility and crip cultural practices; feminist studies; embodiment theory; digital interdisciplinarity; fat studies; disability studies
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Independent Creative Practitioner and Researcher, Leeds, UK
Interests: interactive digital narrative; interactive storytelling; digital fiction; electronic literature; web design & development; multimedia arts; feminist arts practice; creative practice-based research

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect papers that advance the field of arts-based digital health and digital interdisciplinary approaches to health. Arts-based practices, including storytelling, play an important role in health by providing opportunities to understand and transform health experiences. The development of digital technologies, including but not limited to, web 2.0, digital applications, digital stories, and videos, have extended and transformed these possibilities. Exciting theoretical frameworks run alongside these developments, and there is significant potential for inter- and trans-disciplinary thinking with researchers engaging with arts-based digital health across the arts, humanities, and social sciences including psychology, medicine, human–computer interaction, and science and technology studies. The aim of this Special Issue is to advance this field by showcasing a range of scholarship that speaks to the current and future possibilities of arts-based digital health and digital interdisciplinary approaches to health, well-being, and individual and cultural flourishing. Research articles, review articles, and short position pieces are invited. Potential research topics include but are not limited to: 

  • Arts-based digital health interventions;
  • Participatory digital arts-based projects addressing health issues;
  • Creative digital methodologies in health;
  • The role of digital health in challenging injustices in healthcare;
  • Feminist science and technology studies;
  • Online bibliotherapy and storytelling;
  • Arts-based digital health activism and user-produced digital health artifacts;
  • Digital-based dissemination;
  • How the arts can inform digital health technologies;
  • Game design and gamifying health;
  • Digital approaches to health, well-being, and cultural reclamation.

Prof. Dr. Sarah Riley
Dr. Astrid Ensslin
Dr. Carla Rice
Dr. Christine Wilks
Guest Editors

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 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 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.


  • arts-based research
  • artistic research and research creation
  • creative methodologies
  • technology
  • practitioners-research
  • narrative and art therapy
  • activist art and storymaking research-creation
  • practice-led/based research
  • health
  • digital media
  • telehealth
  • digital
  • body image
  • positive psychology
  • critical psychology
  • digital storytelling
  • bibliotherapy

Published Papers

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