Cyberpsychology: The Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace announces a call for a special issue “Health and technology” to be published in April 2018.

The special issue invites papers that extend our understanding of the role of technology in the health and behaviour change of children, adolescents and adults. Topics suitable for this special issue could include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The impact of technology use on overall health, lifestyle and well-being across the lifespan
  • The positive and negative aspects of social media on children, adolescents and adults
  • Influence of engagement with technology on behaviour change
  • E-literacy, mHealth, tracking technologies and health behaviour
  • Cyberspace as a place for health
  • Technologies, connectivity and health

Also, other topics not specifically mentioned are welcome, on the condition that they fit within the scope of the special issue.

EDITORS OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE
Michal Molcho
Children’s Studies, School of Languages, literature and culture, NUI Galway

Christine Pellegrini
The Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles, Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina

Jana Holubcikova
Department of Health Psychology, PJ Safarik University, Kosice, Slovakia

SUBMISSION PROCESS AND DEADLINES
Please contact Michal Molcho to express your interest (michal.molcho@nuigalway.ie) on 10 September 2017 at the latest. Include a 500-word abstract and also your contact information. Please specify your affiliations in a biographical note (up to 75 words). Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by the 20 September 2017 and will then be invited to submit a full paper.

The ideal manuscript length is between 7,000 and 8,000 words. Authors should adhere to the guidelines provided on the journal’s website. Authors should have their papers edited and proofread before submitting. The deadline for submission of full papers is the 20 December 2017. All papers will be subject to anonymous peer review following submission. Acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee the acceptance of the full paper for publication.

ABOUT THE JOURNAL
The Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace is a web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. The first peer-reviewed issue was published in September 2007. The journal is focused on social science research about cyberspace. It brings psychosocial reflections of the impact of the Internet on people and society. The journal is interdisciplinary, publishing works written by scholars of psychology, media studies, communication science, sociology, political science, nursing, ICT security, organizational psychology and also other disciplines with relevance to psychosocial aspects of cyberspace. The journal accepts original research articles, as well as theoretical studies and research meta-analyses. Proposals for special issues are also welcomed.

The journal is indexed with Web of Science (ESCI), SCOPUS, ERIH PLUS, EBSCO Academic Search Complete, the Directory of Open Access Journals and the Czech Database of Scientific Journals.

The articles in Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.

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