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[Commlist] CFP: Communicating Health – Fundamentals and Practices Towards a Better Health

Thu Mar 12 13:43:54 GMT 2020

Communicating Health – Fundamentals and Practices Towards a Better Health

Call for papers for thematic dossier

Dossier editors: Célia Belim (ISCSP- University of Lisbon, CAPP) & Cristina Vaz de Almeida (CAPP-ISCSP- University of Lisbon; ISPA).

The journal /Public Communication/ is a multidisciplinary editorial project focused on the publication of research papers, theoretical essays and critical notes that, regardless of the diversity of perspectives, languages, contexts and goals that characterize them, making the forms of human communication its theme. This is an open access journal and is free of APC charges.

This journal has opened a call for papers for a special dossier. Under the title “*Communicating Health – fundamentals and practices towards a better health”*(“Comunicar a saúde - fundamentos e práticas para uma melhor saúde”), the current special dossier is calling for papers that bring a significant contribution on the theoretical interpretation or the empirical and applied knowledge of communication in the health context, with a main focus on the interpersonal, organisational and media contexts. Interdisciplinarity and diversity of theoretical paradigms, methodological options, geopolitical arenas and applied communication approaches in health are welcomed.

Concerning the relation ‘better communication / better health’ in interpersonal (therapeutic relation), organisational (literate organisations) and media contexts, our object is to:

  * explore health-promoting communication strategies practices,
    theories and models;
  * understand the relation between communication skills and health
    (access, understanding and use of health information);
  * gain knowledge on communication fundamentals and best practices
    committed to improve health literacy;
  * understand the processes by which health messages are received and
    how they are subsequently used;
  * develop solutions in the actual health context (national or
    international), with effects on health improvement.

The following are among the intended focuses:

  * fundamentals of health communication;
  * interpersonal relationship between health professional and patient;
  * communication skills and health literacy skills;
  * practices of a literate health organisation;
  * public health media campaigns;
  * health promotion and disease prevention campaigns;
  * government communication for a healthy society;
  * agenda-building on health communication.


1^st Call for Papers: 03 March 2020

*Deadline for Submissions:**15 July 2020*

Deadline for Notification of Acceptance: 15 October 2020

Deadline for submitting the final version of accepted paper: 01 November 2020

Publication date: 15 December 2020

*Submission guidelines:*Manuscripts should follow the preformatted template ( and be submitted by e-mail (sent to:(cpublica /at/ <mailto:(cpublica /at/>). Please include ‘*Dossie Tematico 04_CS*’ in the subject of your e-mail.

Papers can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese, always using Microsoft Word. They are to include an abstract of up to 900 characters, five keywords written in both the language of the paper and in English, and the author’s details (name, affiliation, position, field of study and contact information). The full paper, with reference list, annexes and citations should not exceed 50.000 characters (including spaces, endnotes, references, tables, images, etc.). Studies, Notes and Book Reviews should not exceed 10.000 characters (For more information, please see

Upon acceptance of a paper for publication, the individual or collective author(s) will be asked to assign copyright to/Comunicação Pública/.

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