Disability at Midlife
Women’s Midlife Health is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special theme issue on Disability and Midlife Health. Guest edited by Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez (University of Michigan) and Elsa Strotmeyer (University of Pittsburgh), this special issue will highlight the conceptualization and burden of disability and its impact on health and functioning during the midlife and late adulthood. We are looking for descriptive papers that document the burden and trajectory of disability as women age through the midlife as well as the relative disparities in disability by sex, race, socio-economic position and geography. We are interested in papers from a range of frameworks and conceptualizations of disability and how they augment scientific understanding of the process, burden and impact of disability during the midlife.
We request that papers be submitted on or before May 30th 2019. Papers can be submitted at http://womensmidlifehealthjournal.biomedcentral.com/
Aims and scope
Women’s Midlife Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers original and review articles focused on the physical and mental health of women during midlife, including articles on aging, reproductive aging and their inter-relationship. The journal focuses on research that provides new insights into the health transitions that occur during midlife, welcoming research that examines the vulnerabilities and opportunities during this life stage and their consequences for healthy aging.
Women's Midlife Health aims to enhance understanding of the bi-directional relationships between changes in reproductive endocrinology and functioning, physical and mental health during midlife. It contributes to clinical and public health knowledge about common underling mechanisms of disease and functional decline and encourages submissions of translational research that may enhance opportunities for healthy aging.
The journal considers clinical and population-based research on health in the mid-life and its determinants and welcomes papers that provide international perspectives or data on the health of midlife women in low and middle income countries. Papers that consider the impact of the environment, occupation, and behavioural or social factors on health and disease processes during this lifestage are encouraged.
Topic areas include but are not restricted to
- Arthritis and Bone Health
- Cardiovascular Health
- Cognitive and Physical Functioning
- Gynecology/ Reproductive Endocrinology
- Nutrition/ Obesity Diabetes/ Metabolic Syndrome
- Menopause, Ovarian Aging
- Mental Health
- Quality of Life
2017 Journal Metrics
91 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
93 days to first decision for all manuscripts
157 days from submission to acceptance
19 days from acceptance to publication
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
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