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[Commlist] CFP Special Issue 13.2 - The breakthrough of digital health: communication as the catalyst of the transformation of care

Thu Jul 16 21:11:57 GMT 2020

/The breakthrough of digital health:/
/communication as the catalyst of the transformation of care/

    Special issue /Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural
    Studies/ 13.2 (Fall 2021)



*15 October 2020:* deadline for *abstract submission*

*31 January 2021: *deadline for *full proposals (selected abstracts)*

    /Guest Editors:

    *Anna Sendra*, University of Ottawa
    Sinikka Torkkola*, Tampere University
    Eliza Govender*, University of Kwazulu-Natal

The aim of this special issue is to provide a forum to discuss the different roles of communication in the context of the transition towards digital health or (ill)health. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  * new forms of patient engagement, decision-making and
    patient-provider interactions (e.g. e-consultations)
  * the impact of digitization on the workplace and practices of health
  * methodologies to design innovative and people-centered care
  * the role of health literacy, promotion and education in the context
    of digitization (e.g. social media)
  * using big data for the governance and management of health (e.g. apps)
  * the effect of digitization on the accessibility and quality of care
  * digitization of healthcare communication
  * theoretical perspectives on digitalization of health communication
  * ethics of digital (ill)health

Research articles should be 6,000 words in length (including notes and references), while Viewpoint articles should not exceed 3,000 words. The editors will carry out a preliminary selection of abstracts.


  * *15 October 2020*: deadline for abstracts

    Abstract (maximum 500 words), title and selected biography, along
    with a 150-200 word author’s short bio (including your affiliation
    and contact information) should be sent to Anna Sendra
    ((asendrat /at/ <mailto:(asendrat /at/>;
    (msannasendra /at/ <mailto:(msannasendra /at/>).

  * 30 October 2020: Editors’ decision on selected abstracts
  * *31 January 2021:* deadline for* full articles*

Full articles, based on the selected abstracts, should be submitted on the /Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies/web platform <> by *31 January 2021, *following the Author Guidelines <>.

  * 1 May 2021: final decision letters
  * Fall 2021: issue published

/All selected contributions will be subjected to double blind peer review, except for the Viewpoint articles, which will be evaluated by the Editors./

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