International Journal of Circumpolar Health (IJCH) Special Issue
This special issues aims to present the current social science research and program activities that address sexual and reproductive health in the Arctic, with an emphasis on indigenous health. We encourage original research studies and projects that contribute evidence across the spectrum of issues related to sexual and reproductive health in the Arctic. We welcome research studies and program reviews across disciplines, including implementation research and community-driven research, as well as in-depth analysis and reviews on various topics that impact sexual and reproductive health in the Arctic. Commentary and opinion pieces are also welcome.
Papers submitted to this special issue should aim to address the following areas:
- Innovative curricula, interventions and educational programs implemented in arctic environments
- Improving access to sexual and reproductive health care services in arctic communities
- Efforts to address the social, individual, psychological, environmental and cultural variables affecting sexual and reproductive health in the Arctic
- Research ethics, challenges and lessons learned of addressing sensitive topics such as sexual and reproductive health in arctic environments
- Social science research and programmatic science partnerships and collaborations on sexual and reproductive health between the circumpolar countries
- Indigenous perspectives on sexual and reproductive health opportunities and promotion efforts
Cornelia Jessen, MA, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, Alaska
Brenna Simons-Petrusa, PhD, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, Alaska
Elizabeth Rink, MSW PhD, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
Jessica Leston, MPH, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Portland, Oregon
Manuscript submission deadline extended to: April 30, 2016
Peer review complete: August 15, 2016
Publication date: October/November 2016
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Please go to the journal website, read the Author Instructions carefully and then click the “Submit a manuscript” button in the upper right-hand corner; follow the instructions as you proceed. The section to select is “Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion in the Circumpolar North”.
NOTE: All full article submissions for any category (research, public health practice, program description, etc.) have a 3,000 word limit; short communications are limited to 600 words.
Please note that publication in this special issue is free of charge.