Frontiers in Communication publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research in areas including Disaster, Health, and Science and Environmental Communication.
Under the Research Topic theme, entitled “Harnessing Social Media and Digital Technologies to Improve Health Communication” of Frontiers in Communication, the editors are looking for papers on the topic of technologies and health communication, broadly conceptualized and inclusive of diverse theoretical approaches and multidisciplinary methodologies with the following key questions:
• How do we leverage social media, digital technology, and big data to improve health communication research?
• How can researchers translate empirical evidence, theoretical frameworks, and scientific methods to engage health populations of interest for behavioral change in the new media landscape?
In particular, submissions addressing, but not limited to, the following topics are encouraged:
• Persuasive technologies for effective health campaigns
• Methods and outcomes from technology-based interventions with tailored health messages
• Implementation of theories and novel methods for technology-delivered health interventions
• Interactive media applications, social media platforms, mobile tools, or content for behavioral medicine and health communication
• Social networks and intersections with peers (e.g., commenting on social media) to crowdsource health information
• Technology-assisted social support to improve well-belong and health
• Development of ecological momentary assessments (EMA) to access dynamic changes in health behaviors and communication
• Challenges and findings from big data, data mining and informatics for public health research
• Technology-based clinical trials using rigorous intervention designs (Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions)
• Computational health surveillance using mobile applications, sensors, and trackers to monitor momentary changes in risk behaviors and emotions
• Social media-based recruitment for population health science
• Challenges and opportunities of harnessing social media and mobile technologies for underserved health populations
Initial abstracts should contain approximately 350 words.
Articles should be no longer than 5,000 words, excluding abstract, notes, references, tables and figures.
– June 1st 2019 Abstract deadline
– June 30th 2019 Notification of abstract acceptance
– August 31st 2019 Deadline to submit full paper
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