Submit a paper to the Special Issue on “Disaster Mental Health Risk Reduction” in IJERPH

Submit a paper to the Special Issue on “Disaster Mental Health Risk Reduction” in IJERPH

Submit a paper to the Special Issue on “Disaster Mental Health Risk Reduction” in IJERPH

The global increase in extreme climatic events and disasters, whether natural or human-induced, will have significant impacts on the mental health and wellbeing of affected populations. Despite a growing recognition of the importance of mental health and psychosocial support aspects in global disaster policy frameworks (such as the Sendai Framework, and the WHO Framework for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management), the intersections of our current approaches to disaster risk reduction and existing efforts to address mental health and psychosocial aspects in disaster and emergency contexts are still relatively poorly understood. This Special Issue will therefore provide a unique opportunity to further examine these insufficiently explored themes and intersections through a disaster risk reduction lens across the various stages of the disaster life cycle and across geographies. More specifically, we are inviting scientific contributions (including conceptual and policy papers, empirical studies and systematic reviews) that advance our understanding of the mental health dimensions and risks of disasters and extreme climatic events and/or which focus on innovative strategies to more proactively and effectively reduce these risks at individual, community, population, health service system, national or global levels in future.

More information of the Special Issue and submission details can be found at:

Manuscript Submission Information

Submissions of paper related to the topic are welcome and encouraged. If you are interested in contributing a paper, please contact the address provided below as soon as possible. In addition, a tentative title and a very short abstract would be much appreciated. The final deadline for submissions is 31 August 2020, but papers will be published on an ongoing basis.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 papers will be 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 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs).You may be entitled to a discount if you have previously received a discount code or if your institute is participating in the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP); for more information, see

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.

IJERPH is an open assess journal indexed by SCI, SSCI, Scopus, and PubMed, etc. The median processing time is less than fifty days.

Please do not hesitate to contact the editorial office ( for any further information.

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