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Call for Papers: Adolescent Health in Central and Eastern Europe

Publication date: 07.04.2020
Author: Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+)

The International Journal of Public Health (Impact Factors 2018: 2 year: 2.373, 5 year: 3.219) 
invites original articles and systematic reviews for the special issue  

Adolescent health in Central and Eastern Europe

Submission deadline: 30 April 2020

For more than a decade, IJPH has been dedicated to promoting publichealth knowledge from Central and Eastern European countries, making it available to the scientific community, and encouraging the transfer between East and West of knowledge and experience in survey, surveillance and health promotion research. IJPH thus invites authors to submit original articles or systematic reviews that address adolescent health in Central and Eastern Europe.

The internet and new technologies play an integral role in the lives of today’s adolescents. But their presence in the online world, which seems to be their natural environment, may not fully explain generational changes in sleeping habits, eating habits, substance use, overweight, fitness, violent behaviour, leisure time activities, and peer interactions. Adolescents today also face recession, global ecological and humanitarian crises and migration, the increasing polarization of society and the fear of terrorism.

Adolescents from the Central and Eastern European region - in addition - are confronting depopulation due to the collapse of fertility rates, economic migration, and witness or may participate in the exodus of young people. Consequently, the young generation is shrinking as the population ages. Young people see the resources of the whole region depleting as it continues its decline. The resulting changes in family structure, the precarious work conditions of their parents, or poverty may create adverse conditions for children. We want to know how the adolescent population in Central and Eastern Europe is affected by these conditions, and what interventions might help them cope better.


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We look forward to your manuscript! 

On behalf of Andrea Madarasova Geckova, Gabriel Guliš, Thierry Gagné (Editors)
and Jelena Gudelj Rakic, Joana Mazur, Inese Gobina (Guest Editors of the special issue)

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