Call for Papers: Special issue on Community Informatics for Health - Journal of Community Informatics
Posted Feb 04 2011 2:33pm
Abstract submissions due 14 March 2011
A special issue of the international Journal of Community Informatics ( http://ci-journal.net ) is going to be devoted to Health. Community Informatics (CI) is the study and the practice of enabling communities with Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). This special issue will focus on how the social application of ICTs can empower and enable communities towards improving health. The issue is expected to be published in late 2011. The Journal of Community Informatics is a focal point for the communication of research of interest to a global network of academics, community informatics practitioners and national and multi-lateral policy makers.
The field of community informatics seeks to explore the potential of information and communication technologies and their applications for social and economic development efforts at the community level. It particularly seeks to ensure that marginalized individuals and communities can benefit from the opportunities that ICTs can provide. In the area of health, this is all the more important since those with poorer health status and poorer health outcomes are usually those with less (or no) access to ICTs, or are those who have fewer skills to make use of and benefit from ICTs.
For this special issue of the Journal on Health, we are inviting submission of original, unpublished articles. We welcome research articles, along with case studies and notes from the field. All research articles will be double blind peer-reviewed. Insights and analytical perspectives from practitioners and policy makers in the form of notes from the field or case studies are also encouraged - these will not be peer-reviewed.
* Lareen Newman PhD, Southgate Institute for Health Society & Equity, Flinders University - Australia
* Ali Al Sanousi MD, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia
IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for abstracts: 14 March 2011 Notification of successful abstracts: 9 May 2011 Deadline for submission of full papers/articles: 31 August 2011 Estimated publication date: November 2011