Editorial & Publishing Policies

Aim and Scope

Society, Health & Vulnerability  aims to contribute to our understanding of vulnerability and marginalization in society in light of health-related factors. The journal provides a multi-disciplinary publication outlet for research on vulnerability in the context of health and its relationship to working life conditions, family, social status, socio-economic status, social situation and other factors.

The journal seeks to shed light on the varying circumstances and resources different individuals and groups face in relation to maintaining and improving health. Research on health and vulnerability over the life course or at different points in the life course is highly relevant, as is vulnerability in light of the interplay between such conditions as access to health care, health and welfare policies, disability or illness, gender, age, ethnic group, poverty and social or working conditions.

SHV seeks to bring together new theoretical and empirical knowledge from various scientific disciplines about these issues globally, locally and contextually. Quantitative as well as qualitative research is welcome, as are both conceptual and theoretical contributions.

 

Section Policies

Editorials

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Invited Editorials

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Invited Review Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Critical Debate Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Commentaries

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Working life stress, rehabilitation counselling and inclusion

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Modern working life and inclusion

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

PhD Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Reconciling Work and Eldercare

Editors
  • Fiona Alpass
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Indigenous Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, and Inclusion

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Concepts on Disability among Indigenous People

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Thematic issue - Inclusive and Sustainable Working Life

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to Society, Health & Vulnerability are subject to rigorous peer review so as to ensure that the research published is 'good science'.

Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail. Although the peer review process is accelerated by the use of electronic communication, traditional, high-quality peer-review standards are applied to all manuscripts submitted to the journal.

Papers are sent to at least two independent referees. Society, Health & Vulnerability has a 'double blind' review process: Authors are not told who reviewed their paper, and reviewers are not told who wrote the paper. Peer reviewers are informed of the identity of the authors immediately after the manuscript is either accepted or rejected. The peer referees’ identity remains unknown to the authors although it is up to the referee if he/she wants to contact the author at a later stage and reveal his/her identity.

Peer reviewers are asked to give their opinion on a number of issues pertinent to the scientific and formal aspects of a paper, and to judge the papers on grounds of originality and urgency. All relevant information will be forwarded to the author(s).

Peer reviewers will have six possible options, for each article:

1. Accept manuscript (i.e. no need for any revision)
2. Accept after revision (i.e. accepted if the author makes the requested revisions)
3. Revise and resubmit (i.e. accepted or rejected after revisions have been made - paper will be sent out for another peer review round)
4. Submit elsewhere (i.e. if the manuscript is better suited for another journal)
5. Reject manuscript (i.e. if the manuscript is substandard)
6. See comments (i.e. if the reviewer cannot choose from any of the above)

In addition, papers may be rejected directly by the Editors if judged to be out of scope or if scientifically or linguistically sub-standard.

When asking for revisions, reviewers have two possible goals: to ask authors to tighten their arguments based on existing data or to identify areas where more data are needed. Even formal revision may be required if the language or style is sub-standard. To facilitate rapid publication, authors are given a maximum of 3 months for revision. After 3 months, revised manuscripts will be considered new submissions.

 

Publication Frequency

All articles are posted online immediately they are ready for publication. All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby it becomes possible to search and cite them without delay.

 

Open Access Policy

Society, Health & Vulnerability is published Open Access under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license. Authors retain the full copyright to their work. For more information see the copyright section.

Articles are published immediately upon the final corrections of the master proof having been made. All articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier). 

Society, Health & Vulnerability is accessible via the journal’s website at www.societyhealthvulnerability.net as well as via international search engines such as Google and Google Scholar.

 

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

In addition, all files will be archived with CLOCKSS and Portico.

 

Author Self-Archiving

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post any version of their manuscript to personal or institutional websites, in repositories and similar, prior to and after publication (while providing the bibliographic details of that publication).