Call for papers “Birth Challenges and Opportunities: A Salutogenic Approach to Birth”

Call for papers “Birth Challenges and Opportunities: A Salutogenic Approach to Birth”

Guest Editors: Olga Gouni and Soo Downe

The guest editors would like to invite interested authors to provide empirical (qualitative and quantitative) and theoretical manuscripts that examine birth challenges and opportunities from a salutogenic approach. This includes, but is not limited to manuscripts that evaluate

  • the relationship of personality/self-concept with emotional, cognitive and relational functioning of mothers and fathers in transition to parenthood,
  •  the impact of social support and life history on this transition, and especially birth,
  • the link between the conception, gestation and birth experience of an individual and the subsequent quality of life and wellbeing
  • Primordial Health Advancement guidelines to be taken into account during conception, pregnancy, birth and post partum

Authors will be asked to emphasize the salutogenic perspective. In addition, potential authors are welcome to consider contributions which evaluate individual differences, health promotion indicators, development, assessment, and diagnosis of salutogenic factors.

Deadline details
30 September 2016
Submission of a letter of intent with accompanying abstract (Max 500 words) which includes: (a) full author names, contact details and affiliations, (b) explanation of why the study is novel and its unique contribution to the field (c) a description of how the study fits with the call for papers to the guest editors at
30 November 2016 Notification to authors for the selection of abstracts and invitation to submit a full manuscript (Max 6000 words each).
1 April 2017 Submission of first draft via the journal portal.
31 August 2017 Feedback from first round of reviews to authors 30 November 2017 Submission of revised papers.
March 2018 Publication of successfully reviewed papers.

Download the call out pdf here.


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