ISSN Print: 1949-4998    ISSN Online: 1949-5005

Call For Papers

     Special Issue on Chronic Diseases Research


    The spectrum of disease has changed since the middle of the 20th century from predominantly communicable diseases to chronic diseases, which have chronic cause and low cure rate, consume a lot of health resources and compromise the quality of life of the sufferer greatly, also burden the society. Common chronic diseases include heart disease, arthritis, stroke, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, asthma, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney diseases and etc.


    Chronic diseases constitute a major cause of mortality and the World Health Organization (WHO) reports chronic non-communicable conditions to be by far the leading cause of mortality in the world. The presence of chronic diseases is related to biological, social(e.g., socioeconomic status, education level, and race/ethnicity), environmental and many other factors, some of which are serious but modifiable risk factors by interventions and programmes, such as physical inactivity, unhealthy behaviour . These conditions might be prevented by behavioral changes, such as quitting smoking, adopting a healthy diet, and increasing physical activity. Public health programs are important in educating the public to promote healthy lifestyles and be aware of chronic diseases.


    In this special issue, we are going to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles that explore Chronic Diseases Research. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    •     Prevalence rate of chronic illnesses
    •     Risk factors for chronic diseases
    •     Public health care
    •     Prevention and cure


    Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at Authors' Guidelines. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly notice that theSpecial Issue’’ under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue- Chronic Diseases Research” should be chosen during your submission.


    According to the following timetable:



    Submission Deadline

     September 27th, 2013

    Publication Date

    November 2013



    Guest Editor:

    Prof. Ronald D. Hays, University of California at Los Angeles, USA     

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