Call for papers for a special issue

Dear  researcher or expert in the field of self-management,

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH; ISSN 1660-4601, IF 2.849; Q1 (38/162) in Public, Environmental and Occupational Health (SSCI)) is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Implementation of Self-Management Interventions in Chronic Disease Care: Challenges and Lessons Learned”, with Dr. Monique Heijmans and Dr. Carola Orrego serving as Guest Editors. If you are working in the field of self-management and chronic diseases and have recent scientific output, we believe that you could make an excellent contribution. Thus, we are delighted to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue devoted to gathering evidence on experiences in chronic diseases; self-management; complex interventions; contextual factors; implementation research; etc.

For further details, please follow the link to the Special Issue website.

The submission deadline is 31 October 2021. You may send your manuscript any time now until the deadline as individual papers will be published on an ongoing basis. Submitted papers should not be published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or a tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (

IJERPH is fully open-access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. An article processing charge (APC) of 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs) applies to papers accepted after peer review.

For further details on the submission process, please refer to the instructions for authors at the journal website.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Monique Heijmans,
Dr. Carola Orrego
Guest Editors