Special Issues

Global Health Science Journal

The Global Health Science Journal invites for peer review high quality articles regarding the COVID-19 pandemic effects on mental health.

Call for papers on below topics and keywords:

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health

Keywords: COVID-19, Mental Health, Public Health Measures, social distancing, lockdown

Vaccination in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Keywords: sustainable development goals, sustainable development, COVID-19, SDGs, Public Health

Health in All Sustainable Development Goals

Keywords: COVID-19, Mental Health, Public Health Measures, social distancing, lockdown

Submission due dates:
The Call is open for continuous submission from 15 June 2021 until 15 July 2021
Please submit via email. We will compile a special issue with all articles published by 31 August 2021.

About this Call for Papers:

Already we have an increasing evidence that the Covid-19 pandemic has pernicious effects on the mental health of populations worldwide. The nature, duration, and longitudinal trajectory of such effects, however, remain largely uncharacterized. Also, despite the variety of published research work on COVID-19 and mental health, there is still a critical lack of data from lesser-resourced and emergent countries.

Given the global nature of the pandemic, we welcome data from all countries, as well as data on cross-country and cross-cultural variations and similarities. We are looking forward in research on immediate and mid-term effects and trajectories. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, and reviews are welcome.

Studies for this call shall elucidate how contextual factors are associated with increased risk of mental conditions incidence, prevalence and trajectories. Such factors include, but are not limited to, variation in socioeconomic, sociocultural, health policy, and health system factors (e.g. Health Development Index, health care capacity, and public health measures such as social distancing and lockdowns) as well as incidence and trends in COVID-19. We also welcome research focused on specific populations, within and across countries, including a) highly exposed groups to getting infected by SARS-CoV-2 (e.g., health care staff and other frontline workers), and b) groups who have increased COVID-19 related mortality and comorbidity rates (e.g., individuals with mental disorders, the elderly). Manuscripts on interventions to mitigate mental health effects are also welcome. Finally, we look forward to receive publications addressing methodological challenges when conducting research on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The call is open for submission of Original Articles, Systematic Reviews and other Review formats based on comprehensive systematic literature search. Please submit the full article.

All author’s guidelines and double-blind peer-review rules apply for these submissions. Manuscripts must fully comply rules for the article type, length and format (please check with the Instructions for Authors). All the accepted articles will be published open access after the review process.

We look forward to your submission!